Friday, July 29, 2011

Julie & Ivan's Wedding 07/23/11

The evening of July 23, 2011 marked a very special night for two extremely excited individuals. It was the night Julie Van Vossen and Ivan Lopez would share their vows and pronounce their love and commitment to each other, becoming a unified “Mr. & Mrs. Lopez.”

This event took place at the beautiful Marriott Beachside Resort located on the island of Key West, off the coast of South Florida. Following the ceremony, as five p.m. struck the clock, the party of newlyweds, family, and friends moved outside to the Marriott's terrace to enjoy the warm summer's evening weather for cocktail hour, hosted by yours truly, DJ Mike Berrios of MB Entertainment ( Those who weren't such a fan of the heat were able to mingle inside the foyer with the comfort of the refreshing a.c. As the guest were able to enjoy a variety of delicious beverages and give their congratulations to the bride and groom, a combination of contemporary hits and 80's throwbacks sang through the speakers to provide a light, upbeat vibe to the hour.

As cocktail hour flew by, and six 'o clock rolled around, it was time to move the party to the ballroom. The introductions came as followed:

Ushers: “Don't Happen Twice” by Kenny Chesney

Rest of the Wedding Party: “I Got a Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas

Newlyweds: “Welcome to the Jungle” By Guns and Roses

The newlyweds introduction was immediately followed by their fast dance, where their movements melted together as they glided together through the center of the floor to “Because of Your Love” by Kenny Chesney. After their first dance together as an officially married couple, the newlyweds received a blessing from Ivan's father, followed by a toast from Ivan's best man and Julie's maid of honor. A deliciously prepared meal of marinated beef and chicken, cooked to absolute perfection, was served following the toasts, and the guest were able to laugh, chat, and fill their stomachs. Vendor meals were also provided to myself, the photographers, and videographers. I would like to give my personal thanks and compliments to the chef, as the meal was incredible.

As everyone finished their meals, happy and full, it was officially time to crank up the volume and get the party started. Beginning with the special personalized dances, and ending with the whole party moving and grooving to the beat, the playlist included the following:

Father/Daughter Dance: “In Your Daughter's Eyes” by Martina McBride

Mother/Son Dance: “Like My Mother Does” by Lauren Alaina

Cutting of the Cake: “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor

Contempary Hits: “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull, “Get on the Floor” by Jennifer Lopez, “Raise Your Glass” by Pink, Etc.

80's Set: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Jessie's Girl” by Rick Springfield, “Love Shack” by B-52'S, Etc.

Bridesmaids performed to “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips.

Closing Song: “Time of Your Life” by Green Day

This concluded an absolutely amazing evening, for an even more, incredibly beautiful wedding. I would like to give a special congratulations to the newlyweds, Julie and Ivan, wishing you both the best in your marriage, and a life of success and happiness together. Also I would like to give a shout out to Ileana and her crew for being able to help pull together such a fabulous event for these two on their wedding night, as well as give my thanks to the Van Vossen and Lopez families for selecting my services and providing me accommodations . Thank you for choosing MB Entertainment!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Wedding at the Southernmost Beach Key West

It was absolutely awesome afternoon and evening, at the very beautiful Southernmost Beach Resort, in Key West Florida. Upon arrival we met with Melissa Shaffer, catering director of the property. The staff was extremely helpful in pointing out the setup or MB Entertainment in our equipment. The wedding took place on the beach and the view was absolutely breathtaking. The Southernmost staff cleared the beach as well as the passage across the area for the entire evening, it was like having a private beach in Key West all to yourself. The set up as pictured was for approximately 80 guests.

Ceremony Selections:

Prelude music included steel drums, and right before the wedding party Jack Johnson's "Better Together"

The bridesmaids entrance: Arioso

Melissa's Processional: Over the Rainbow by IZ

The Recessional: I'm yours by Jason Mraz

Cocktail hour immediately followed this wedding party and family went for pictures.

Cocktail Hour Music: Caribbean music - the kind of music to run your toes in the sand. Key West Cigar Club and Smoke Shop was hired and rolled cigars from cocktail hour through the end of dinner. The introductions followed as we introduced both sets of parents, the entire wedding party, and our guests of honor.

Introduction Music:

Parents: Praise You by Fat Boy Slim

Wedding Party: Motown Philly by Boyz II Men

Newlyweds: Streetfighting Man by Rage Against the Machine

Anthony and Melissa went right into their first dance, Crazy Love by Van Morrison

The dinner was Buffet style with a Caribbean/Latin flair. There was Paella, roasted pork, grilled fish, grilled chicken, steamed veggies and black beans. As all outdoors and Southernmost put forth a beautiful display.

Musical highlights of the evening included a special dedication to Anthony's stepdad, it was his birthday, and they had a specialty cake made just for him. Just before the newlyweds cake cutting, the beginning "In da Club" by 50 Cent where it says "It's your Birthday" was looped, I followed with "Birthday" by the Beatles and he blew out his candles. It was then time for the newlyweds to cut the cake. This was destined to be absolutely smashing! The song they selected was "Hit me with your best shot" by Pat Benetar, I guess you can figure out what happened next!

Throughout the night everybody dance to a lot of the old school type music sprinkled with some of today's top songs. All in all the wedding was an absolute success thanks to Melissa and her staff at Southernmost. Thank you for all your help!

Closing Song: Kings of Leon - Use Somebody

Wedding professionals at the event:

Venue - Melissa Shaffer - Southernmost - - 305-296-6500

Photographer - Guy Kitchens - - 561-670-9039

Ceremony music - MB Entertainment - - 954-316-2149

DJ/MC Services - MB Entertainment - Michael Berrios - - 954-316-2149

Cigar roller - Key West Cigar Club And Smoke Shop - KeyWestCigarClub - 305-517-6741

NOTE: During setup I had the pleasure of meeting wedding specialists, Carolyn Guarini of We've Got the Keys ( ) planning services.

It was a GREAT NIGHT Under the Stars in Key West!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

What an amazing weekend post 3

The third event in 24-hours! This was a big one of the weekend, Billy and Michelle's wedding at the Marriott Beachside Resort in Key West. 350+ attendees, included a who's who of Key West elite, including sports celebrities, cheerleaders past and present, and the owner of the Marriott Beachside Resort!

The doors were scheduled to open at 9:15 PM to allow the guests to find their seats. The doors opened as scheduled, the guests entered to an upbeat version of "Satin Doll" from the Bobby Morganstein collection (thank you Bobby), this is probably the best version of this song. Then at 9:30 PM we played a montage of video on the Marriott's huge 15 foot screen, it included pictures of both Billy and Michelle growing up, and their relationship once they met. It even included a personal message from gator quarterback Tim Tebow! Then it was time for the introductions.

Wedding party over 20 came into Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" and then the stars of the show Michelle and Billy, they came into the University of Florida Gator fight song! Then we went right into the first dance.

First Dance: Me and You by Kenny Chesney

Bride/Father Dance: I Love Her First by Heartland
Groom/Mother Dance: Beautiful Boy by John Lennon
Last Song: Go Gators!

This party was set up for dinner with stations around the room and two bars one inside and one in the lobby. There was a photo booth for guests to take pictures for memory book.

I had the pleasure of working with:
Megan Jones and Kristin Artz from Swankey Events, event planning services PH# 305-396-7076 email:

Julie Ambos of Studio Julie, photography PH# 305-293-7627 email:

Angela Davila and her incredible staff at the Marriott Beachside Resort
3841 North Roosevelt Boulevard · Key West, FL 33040 PH #: 305-296-8100

This party kicked off in the very beginning! When dance music was played immediately following the first dance and we didn't stop until 2 AM! A full hour of overtime and a full dance floor! MB Entertainment does it again!

We will talk to you at the next blog... BIZ BASH is coming up!!!

What an amazing weekend post 2

Wow, Post number two of an amazing weekend. After playing in our own overtime and Coconut Cove resort, it was back to the hotel for some rest. A big thank you to for accommodations at the Hampton Inn Key Largo. Woke up early and got moving to beautiful Hawk's Cay Resort for a corporate event for Johnson and Johnson. This was quite a shindig as we were to play for four hours of R&R on a secluded beach and island owned by Hawk's Cay. Our gear was loaded on the boat and off we went. Due to low tide the gear had to be carried overhead by hand about 60 yards from the boat to the beach. Once set up we played island music and also brought bongos to add a little flavor. The special song of the afternoon had to be the Gilligan's Island theme... Just sit right back and I'll tell you a tale... a great time was had by all special thanks to Hawk's Cay and their staff a great time was had by all. We have been asked back to do a similar event on May 22... can't wait! Now we get in the car and drive down to Key West to the Marriott Beachside resort and that's the next post...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What an amazing weekend post 1

This past weekend started Friday night April 23, with an awesome wedding at Coconut Cove resort in Islamorada. Steel drums filled the air as Bob Lyons played the prelude and the ceremony. Bob also played through cocktail hour. MB Entertainment and yours truly took over as cocktail hour was winding up. Kim and Mike's cocktail hour had a true tropical feel, including selections by Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley,Jimmy Buffet, and Jason Mraz.

First Dance: Elvis Presley-Can't Help Falling in Love
Bride/Father Dance: Heartland-I love her first
Groom/Mother Dance: Celine Dion-Because You Loved Me

Dance party and dance music selections were everything from old-school hip-hop to the latest From Lady Gaga.

Paul and Magda always put their clients first, and this is what makes Coconut Cove Resort one of the top destination wedding locations in the world.

A special thanks to all the vendors involved...

Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Bob Lyons - (954)263-5374

Venue and Catering: Coconut Cove Resort 305-522-9449



DJ/MC Services: MB Entertainment - 954-316-2149

MC: Mike Berrios

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Just finished Vizcaya walkthrough..

Just did a walkthrough for tonight's wedding and reception at Vizcaya. This venue never ceases to impress, with its breathtaking view and incredible architecture. The wedding ceremony will take place at the Casino Mound, with the cocktail reception to follow on the terrace. The dinner and dancing will be moved inside due to the temperature dipping into the 40's. I am looking forward to "Rockin' Vizcaya hard tonight!" Talk to you all tomorrow!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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