James & Laura in Yosemite

James & Laura were married last October in Yosemite. The wedding was marked by perfect weather, lively guests, and a raging dance party. DJ Erica was very pleased to work at one of her favorite venues, Evergreen Lodge in Yosemite and with the insanely talented photographer Dustin Cantrell. All in all it made for a perfect fall wedding. Read James and Laura's words below along with more of Dustin's amazing photos.


"Erica nailed it! That was easily the best dance party I've ever been to and everything we could have hoped for. I've honestly never seen a wedding dance floor that stayed packed the entire night. Just when we thought that it couldn't get any wilder, Erica kicked it up! Seriously, Erica did an AMAZING job and the dance party was epic. Not only did the guests enjoy themselves, we could tell Erica was as well which makes us really appreciate her energy, talent, and passion. Everybody was raging and all thanks to the DJ!"

May & Norbert at Marin Art & Garden Center

We had the pleasure of working with DJ Allison Peck and her assistant Stella for our June 2015 wedding. From the initial phone call to email correspondences to meeting in person, everything just felt organized, easy, and relaxed.  Allison is highly professional and will go through the entire day’s events to be sure you have everything you need and she will take note of anything you definitely want or don’t want that day. 

Allison served as MC during our ceremony, and made sure to gather everyone so events start in a timely manner. She went above and beyond by making sure the officiant was wired up and the groom’s father, best man, and maid of honor were ready to make their speeches.  The day ran stress free for us as a couple and we were able to enjoy ourselves at our own party.

My fiancé also threw in a surprise lip sync contest that evening and Allison did a wonderful job gathering everyone together to participate and cheer for their favorite contestant.  I must say that Allison has a voice that’s meant for a microphone.  She puts everyone at ease while also commanding their attention.  It’s not intrusive and loud like some DJs can be, but just pleasant. =) The music was great and had everyone dancing until our venue told us we had to leave. 

We highly recommend Heart of Gold DJs and Allison Peck.  They were a pleasure to work with and we appreciate all the work that was put in to make our day as memorable as it was!  Thank you!

Photos by S & J Photo

Bridig & Trineice at Dunsmuir Hellman House

"We love Erica and Heart of Gold!! From the beginning we knew we wanted to have an epic “dance party” aka reception … we also knew that wedding DJ’s can be hit or miss. We were impressed with the demos that Heart of Gold had available on their website and contacted the team for an initial meeting. 

From the beginning we knew we were in good hands. Erica asked great questions and took the time to get to know what we liked and our vision for music throughout the day. 

We provided Erica with a few “must plays”, but felt comfortable leaving the music selections up to her. We felt that she understood our style and our vision for the party. Our wedding guest covered a range of ages and backgrounds, and Erica knew how to get everyone on the dance floor. We can’t thank her enough for helping to make our wedding an event to remember!" 

Photos by Kara Jean Weddings

Tarah & Simon at Nelson Family Vineyards

"When we first found Heart of Gold DJ's, we were thrilled and when we first met with Allison we were even more thrilled. Finally, a DJ that was excited about our desire to veer away from the standard wedding cheesiness and traditional bride and groom gender roles! We met with Allison on two different occasions and each time she was extremely professional while still being super relatable and easy-going. All throughout the planning process she was quick to respond to our (many) emails. She always made us feel supported and at ease, which for a busy couple planning a wedding is a big deal. On the wedding day, Allison was an absolute dream. She was timely and professional, but more so, she added a wonderfully positive and upbeat energy to our wedding. And of course, she kept the adults (and the kids) dancing all night long. Allison helped us personalize the music and activities of our day to fit us to a tee. We cannot recommend Allison and Heart of Gold DJ's enough."

Photos by Melissa Fuller

Emily & Jared at Annadale Estate

Some of our best friends got married and used Erica from Heart of Gold as their DJ. We thought... a girl DJ? That's freaking awesome! It was clear that Erica had captured exactly what they had imagined (and he's picky about music). When we started our own search for a wedding DJ, we asked if Erica was available. She was booked but they recommended that we meet with Sami. After half an hour with her, we were sold on her easy personality, her love for punk rock music, but also her whole-hearted desire to create an experience that was "us." Sami barely blinked when we started talking about a "Michael Buble inspired" cocktail hour and country bands for dancing. We felt like she went above and beyond to get to know us, which made us that much more comfortable giving her full artistic freedom on the day of our wedding. Sami was incredibly organized and made it so easy to provide her with the information she needed to create our wedding soundtrack. We don't live in SF so it was great to be able to use Google docs and facetime/skype to nail down the details. At the wedding, we wanted to be on the dance floor for every song. She even catered to the Father of the Bride who provided a last minute "mash up" instead of the planned song for the Father-Daughter dance. If you want a romantic wedding and a rocking reception, have Sami DJ your wedding. She is the best!"

Photos by Danielle Lillian

Irene & Garette at 25th Street Collective

"Having Erica of Heart of Gold DJs at our wedding was the best decision ever! We're pretty serious about getting down on the dance floor, but we had more fun that we could have ever imagined dancing at our wedding, and our friends did too. Everyone kept asking us, "How are your DJs so good?!" Thank you times a million to Erica for making our night so memorable and perfect!"

Photos by Nirav Patel

Willi & Jack at Chez Poulet

"My partner and I got married last month and made sure we had a wedding DJ who understood who we are and committed to making our special day fun and meaningful. We're so lucky we found Heart of Gold DJ and got to work with DJ Meghan O'Neil. She was very engaged right from our first meeting all throughout our correspondence. We got to work with her on an extensive and amazing playlist and she not only played songs we preferred, and took out songs we're not very excited about, she even included hard-to-find songs that we felt were special to us. We also had performers and she coordinated with them. Meghan was a sweetheart, super-nice and we can't recommend her highly enough. She arrived at the venue early, did her set-up, we had a quick check-in with her and our ceremony and reception flowed joyously from one awesome moment to another. Not a single false note, no dead air, no awkward moment. Everyone had a grand time and we received a lot of compliment for the great music. Heart of Gold DJ got everybody dancing and we thank them for making our big day one of the happiest days of our life."