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Make Your Wedding a Highlight


If you're getting ready to or are already in the process of planning your wedding, you've come to the right place! DJ Josh, owner of Highlight Weddings & Events, interviews other 30A wedding pros to offer insight about how to make your wedding a highlight!

If you're getting ready to or are already in the process of planning your wedding, you've come to the right place! DJ Josh, owner of Highlight Weddings & Events, interviews other 30A wedding pros to offer insight about how to make your wedding a highlight!


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If you're getting ready to or are already in the process of planning your wedding, you've come to the right place! DJ Josh, owner of Highlight Weddings & Events, interviews other 30A wedding pros to offer insight about how to make your wedding a highlight!






S3E3: Your Highlight Wedding

Josh typically has a guest on the podcast, but you might wonder, "What's a Highlight Wedding look like from his perspective?" or "What could my Highlight Wedding look like?" Well, Josh provides answers to BOTH those questions today. Follow along as he shares all of the day-of prep and the moments that your Highlight Wedding might include while providing tips on ways to make your Wedding a night that you as a couple, along with your guests, will remember for years to come! Make sure to click...


S3E2: Capturing All Your Details with PS Cobia Photography

DJ Josh is big on making your wedding YOUR wedding. How else would you be able to make it a Highlight!? Pevee Cobia from PS Cobia Photography has a similar philosophy! Her goal is to be totally invested in you as a couple and be 1000% there to capture all the moments that will tell your story as it unfolds. In addition to talking all things wedding, Josh and Pevee also chatted about the difference in cultural dynamics between the US and Asia, how their spouses help balance them out, and...


S3E1: Did You Miss Me?

After a longer than expected hiatus, Josh Woeckener, owner of Highlight Weddings & Events, is BACK! He explains why he took the break and also shares his excitement for all the awesome that is upcoming! He mentions understanding your and your partner's Love Languages. You can take the test here to discover yours! Make sure to click that subscribe button, so you don't miss an episode. And if you haven't left a review, DJ Josh would appreciate it! He might even read it on a future podcast! To...


Make Pensacola's History Part of Your Story

Downtown Pensacola's busiest street is Palafox Street. On that street is one of Pensacola's historic buildings turned into premier wedding venues 5eleven Palafox. Josh recently had the opportunity to be a part of the wedding event team there, and invited Gracey McDonald, Event Sales Specialist at 5eleven Palafox, to be a guest on the podcast. She graciously (pun intended) accepted. They discussed both how Gracey came to be at 5eleven and how 5eleven came to be what it is today after being...


Authentic Lasting Love: Country Singer-Songwriter, Jessie Ritter

Music is at the very core of any wedding. It sets the tone and creates the vibe for the night. Whether you're at your big day, planning for it, or just thinking about it in the future, one thing we all aspire for is finding authentic and lasting love. That is precisely the focus of Jessie Ritter's music as well as her latest song, "Home." In addition to Country singer-songwriting, she also is an experienced wedding musician and loves being a part of "the happy love stories." Her and DJ Josh...


The Flair of Cirque du Soleil for YOUR Wedding

There's an allure and magic the Cirque du Soleil evokes. From the sequined costumes to the unexpected maneuvers to the acrobatic feats, they effortlessly leave their audiences in awe. While booking Cirque du Soleil for your wedding may not be a possibility, you are still able to draw from its lineage by considering Luminary Entertainment Company to wow your guests and leave them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience at your wedding. DJ Josh got to chat with Luminary owner and performer,...


Your Destin Bachelorette & Bachelor Party Essential!

Destin is a GREAT place to have your wedding. It's also a great place to have your bachelor or bachelorette party. But if you're having your bachelorette or bachelor party during the Emerald Coast's busy season from March to October, Destin is also GREAT for traffic. So, why add that to your hassle? Go with Destin Tiki Bus, instead! Seating 10 people comfortably, it's perfectly suited to accommodate your wedding VIPs and allow everyone to just enjoy themselves for the party (or even the...


Create Your Ceremony's Atmosphere

There's a level of refinement that is associated with string instruments. They bring a feel of extra polish and panache when you see them but hearing them live their distinct quality transforms the environment that their sound fills. On this episode, DJ Josh from Highlight Weddings and Events chats with Ayla Green, owner of Bow Tied Music, about what an event with having them providing the soundtrack for your day. She shares, "Why Bow Tied?" What sets them a part from other potential live...


Make Your Wedding Abstract!

DJ Josh is all about adding unique touches to your wedding. What would be more unique than having a live painter capture your day invoking the emotions and the vibes from it as it is unfolding. Well, his guest today, Maxine Orange, from Abstract Bridal Portraits, does just that! If you've never been at an event with a live painter, it's something that just elevates the experience. Plus, getting a portrait done on the first day of the rest of your life seems pretty cool right? As they...


Gulf Panoramic Views for Your Pensacola Beach Wedding

The cool thing about the Emerald Coast is there is a wide range of locations to choose from. From Panama City to 30A to Destin to Pensacola, can find what fits your style for your wedding perfectly. Today, DJ Josh from Highlight Weddings and Events chats with Michelle Wardlaw from Pier Suite. One of the defining features that Pier Suite has is it is the only wedding venue on Pensacola Beach that has a panoramic view of the Gulf! In addition to giving you a mental image of what to expect,...


Lessons I Learned From My Wedding

The cool thing about being a wedding professional is oftentimes you've had the experience of having your own wedding. DJ Josh has chatted with several wedding company owners that found their own found their company based on their own wedding experience. He didn't establish Highlight Weddings & Events directly because of his wedding experience but his wedding provided him with some lessons that he's learned as he looks back on it through the lens of his 7 years of wedding DJ experience. He...


Your Best Yes At Watercolor Inn & Resort

There are just some venues that are indescribably beautiful. Each moment captured is picture perfect wherever you are at the location. Watercolor Inn & Resorts is one of those venues. This week, DJ Josh from Highlight Weddings & Events got to sit down with Holly Odom, the Wedding Sales and Service Manager there to share more about what makes Watercolor so special. Spoiler alert: it's not JUST the picturesque backdrop they have. The culture there is one that will find a way to make your time...


Expertise While Planning YOUR Wedding

Sometimes there is a fear with couples that are considering hiring a wedding coordinator. As a bride, you may worry that once you hire a coordinator, you won't get to DO #allthethings that are the fun parts of the wedding planning process: picking out all the pretty design elements, putting together the invitations, all the Pinterest-type things. Jillian McCarthy from Jillian Rose Events understands that. She's planning her own wedding right now! DJ Josh sat down with her and she took the...


Your Wedding Weekend with SunQuest

For those who know, SunQuest Cruises is synonymous with their beautiful three-deck yacht, Solaris. But, SunQuest is more than just a pretty boat! DJ Josh got to chat with Kristi Summerlin from SunQuest Cruises and she shares how they can literally take care of your entire wedding weekend turning your destination wedding into a full-blown vacation. In this episode, Kristi lays out what your wedding weekend could look like! They also talk about their mutual experience at UWF, the amazing food...


Arrive At Your Wedding in Southern Comfort

Today, DJ Josh gets to chat with Chris Hudson from Southern Comfort Services, a true black car transportation company in the Destin and 30A area. What's a true black car service? And what can Chris' team can provide for your wedding? Give this episode a listen. In it, you'll hear about their common background (both veterans), their similar day-off routines, as well as everything you need to know when booking transportation for your next event! Make sure to click that subscribe button, so...


Your Bridal Gown Experience With Margaret Ellen Bridal

It's the beginning of 2021! As most of you probably know, the holidays are also engagement season and that means that this is the time of year when wedding planning begins in full force. One of the first major things to check off a bride's list is saying "Yes" to the dress. DJ Josh thought it would be the perfect time to talk to Maggie Matthews from Margaret Ellen Bridal, because, admittedly, he doesn't have any experience in bridal gown shopping. Maggie shares her passion for creating the...


Season 2, Episode 1

Welcome to the first week of 2021! Saying that DJ Josh is excited (and relieved) that we are now in 2021 is an understatement. In this episode, he shares his 2021 resolutions, his word for the year, some cool stats (most downloaded podcast, city with the most listeners, how many hours of content). If you want to follow and be up to date on non-podcast things (like Spotify playlists and recorded mixes), follow Highlight Weddings & Events on Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates as...


2020 Thank You's and Wedding Recap

The end of the year has always been a time for reflection for DJ Josh, owner of Highlight Weddings and Events. 2020 is no exception (even if it may not have been the best year in recent memory...) Be prepared for ALL THE GRATITUDE. Here's to a happy new year and a much better 2021 than the 2020 we've all had to endure. The intro and outro for this Highlight Weddings & Events Podcast were both edited and produced by DropHouse Voiceover Production Studio and Tony Tee Neto, Voiceover Artist &...


Your Wedding's Harbor Sunset Backdrop

Positioned perfectly on the Destin Harbor, The Emerald Grande captures the daily picturesque sunsets there! It also has to be one of DJ Josh's favorite Emerald Coast wedding venues, so he was excited when he got the chance to chat with Emily Buckley, the banquet manager there. Emily shares how she worked her way up through the organization, all of the different venues (yes, venues plural!) that The Emerald Grande offers couples for their wedding, as well as how she arrived in this...


How About Some Joy From Mingle 30A?

One of DJ Josh's favorite parts of working in the wedding/private event industry is having so much beautiful aesthetic incorporated in each event. This week's guest, Rebecca Cross from Mingle 30A, helps to wow clients and their guests by decorating using balloons! It's a hot trend on the Emerald Coast that even COVID-19 couldn't cool down. And, it just might be right for YOUR wedding or event. DJ Josh and Rebecca talk about her serial entrepreneurship because even though she has "retired",...