Monthly Archives: February 2014

Downtown Phoenix Wedding

Downtown Phoenix Wedding

You don’t have to be a couple of young kids to be in love.  Connie and Al found each other and opted for a simple downtown Phoenix Wedding, and an afternoon with a cosmopolitan flair.

Red Shoe and Gold Rings - Downtown Phoenix Wedding Photography - 3 Oceans Entertainment
Red Shoe and Gold Rings – Phoenix Wedding Photography

They started the day in the heart of Phoenix at the steps of the Courthouse.

Courthouse Wedding Phoenix AZ
We’re Here To See The Justice of the Peace

If you have the rings, then you can get married…

Bride and Groom Rings on Stone - 3 Oceans Entertainment
Bride and Groom Rings on Stone – 3 Oceans Entertainment Phoenix Wedding Photographers

From there it’s a whisk away,

Just Married
Just Married

To feel your heads spinning with young love.

Living in the Moment
Living in the Moment

Gay Friendly AZ Wedding Vendor

3 Oceans Entertainment is very clear that we are a Gay Friendly AZ Wedding Vendor.  We have always felt this way.  However, one always has to tread carefully when dealing with the media, who as a whole often seem to have one sort of agenda or the other.  Here’s what has been happening with us lately.

Pete Suratos of ABC 15 News in Phoenix contacted me to comment on a new piece he was reporting on concerning SB 1062, the supposedly controversial pending legislation concerning an exemption to allow discrimination.  By “supposedly,” I simply mean that the only real controversy is why this ridiculous bill has not already been given a gubernatorial veto.  The current numbers are somewhere between 70 to 95 % against, so how about a little representation of the will of the people here, huh folks?

Anyway, the “powers that be” in the news room were certainly looking for opposing viewpoints, but just couldn’t find any by airtime, so a little clever editing makes it almost sound like I support the bill.  Enough that I got a phone call the following morning from a producer up the line who asked if that meant I would go on record in support.  Uh, NO…but you can add me to the overwhelming majority of decent people who would never validate another excuse to discriminate and hate.

Still, it was fun to be on the evening news and at least my wife squealed with excitement when she saw her silly husband on TV.  That part was worth it to me right there.  Here’s a link to the news video:

3 Oceans Entertainment on ABC 15 News Phoenix Arizona

In fairness, the reporter kept looking in the right direction after this and asked if I knew anyone who had been directly affected by this so-called religious discrimination.  Why yes, we just worked with a great Phoenix couple who were not only told “no” by a cake baker, but then lectured about their depraved lifestyle, etc.  Rebecca and Molly were very brave to go on TV to discuss this and we are very proud of them.

Molly and Rebecca Gay Wedding in Phoenix AZ
Molly and Rebecca Wedding in Phoenix AZ – 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding Videography

 

Becca and Molly Gay Wedding in Phoenix Arizona, AZ Gay Marriage, Marriage Equality
Becca and Molly

They got a lot of flak and hateful comments on the internet right away, (of course!) the 24 hour news cycle marched on, and life goes on.

We’ll be working on a new video with Becca and Molly to promote awareness for Anti-Bullying Safety Classes at the Kidzone with the upcoming Phoenix Pride Festival.  Stay tuned for more.

Couples Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Couples Choice Awards 2014 Winner

The WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards 2014 Winner recipients once again include 3 Oceans Entertainment DJ Photo Video Event and Wedding DJ Photography and Videography services, based in Phoenix Arizona and serving the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area, plus Sedona.

3 Oceans Entertainment - Event Wedding DJ Photo Video services in Arizona
3 Oceans Entertainment – Event Wedding DJ Photo Video services in Phoenix Arizona – Cameron and Robbie Carpenter

Robbie and I are very happy to be included, and I can’t help a little horn tooting.  It’s just that VERY FEW Wedding vendors can claim this award every single time it’s been presented, right back to the very first one in 2009.  I just have to feel like that’s pretty cool.

Weddings, Wedding Venues3 Oceans Entertainment, Best Wedding DJs in Phoenix - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner

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We were WeddingWire rated back in 2008 before this program even began!  Please visit www.threeoceansentertainment.com for more information on award winning DJ, Photo, and Video services in the Valley of the Sun for your wedding or special event.

Wedding Photography AZ

Wedding Photography AZ

We we so fortunate to provide Wedding Photography AZ plus DJ service for Steven and Katya at the beautiful Litchfield Park Arizona home of their parents, Steve and Charlene.  Robbie also got to hop in the limo with the Bride and Groom, and scoot off to The Wigwam on nearby Wigwam Boulevard for some photography and fun before coming back to enjoy the backyard reception.

Katya is such a natural beauty that it was a joy to work with her in photo sessions.  Her sweetness really comes through into her pictures.

Beautiful Bride - 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Bridal Photography
Beautiful Bride – Katya – 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photography

Earlier in the day she was working on her hair.

Bridal Preparation - Katya does her Hair - 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers
Bridal Preparation – Katya does her Hair – 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers

Then there was time to relax a bit

Wedding Day is Here
Wedding Day is Here

and be ready for the biggest day of her life.

Princess in the Mirror - Bridesmaids adore the beautiful Bride - 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding Photography
Princess in the Mirror – Bridesmaids adore the beautiful Bride – 3 Oceans Entertainment Photography

Steven and his Groomsmen were patiently waiting.

 

Steven and his Groomsmen
Steven and his Groomsmen

Well, for the most part.

Groomsmen Goofing Around
Groomsmen Goofing Around

The Bridesmaids were all anxious,

Bridesmaids in Pink
Bridesmaids in Pink

and Katya was ready.

Beautiful Blonde Bride with Pink Shoes
Katya gets Married

Before they knew it, it was time to say “I Do”

I Do
I Do

and then whisk away

Bride and Groom Katya and Steven, Continental style in their Limousine - 3 Oceans Entertainment Photography - Wedding Photography AZ
Bride and Groom Katya and Steven, Continental style in their Limousine

to the nearby Wigwam Golf Resort for a room break and photo session.

Arizona Sky with Steven, Katya and 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers
Arizona Sky with Steven, Katya and 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographers

A Little light flirting was in order.

Hey, Boy! - 3 Oceans Entertainment Wedding Photography
Hey, Boy!

They realized they had just been Married in Arizona.

Married in Arizona with 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Photographer and DJ
Married in Arizona

But they knew there were Wedding Guests waiting,

Unique Name Tags - Wedding Photography AZ with Arizona Wedding Photographers 3 Oceans Entertainment - Cameron and Robbie Carpenter
Unique Name Tags – Wedding Photography AZ with Arizona Wedding Photographers 3 Oceans Entertainment – Cameron and Robbie Carpenter

so they enjoyed a sunlit kiss

Sunkiss - Wedding Photography AZ
Sunkiss

and then the Bride was ready

The Bride - 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photography
The Bride – 3 Oceans Entertainment

to have a great night with her family and friends

Wedding Party
Wedding Party

and dance with her new Husband.

First Dance - 3 Oceans Entertainment
First Dance

3 Oceans Entertainment was excited to be their Wedding DJ as well and invites you to see more photos from Steven and Katya’s Wedding in the 3 Oceans Entertainment Photography Portfolio.