Stina & Anthony’s Wedding at Hotel Paradox

These two know how to throw a party! Stina and Anthony are both incredibly talented DJs, dancers and overall entertainers and their wedding was totally them! Since they both have a special love for Santa Cruz, they had their wedding at Hotel Paradox which helped them create a vibrant, joyful and wildly entertaining party that was so them! . Much like their personalities, they injected color and energy into so much of their wedding and really made the day something deeply special and unique to them!

They had tons of performances woven into their reception.  While dinner was served, a family friend and Frank Sinatra impersonator crooned jazzy tunes, meanwhile an artist decorated hats and clothes to commemorate their wedding. Most of their wedding guests were also in the entertainment industry and danced and sang and totally rocked out on the dance floor. Not to be outdone, Stina and Anthony took to the floor not only for an elaborately choreographed first dance. Later in the evening, Stina surprised Anthony with a special belly dance, HE joined in and sang to her while she danced!

Besides all the amazing performances, these two also created most of the wedding from scratch. They build an amazing floral arch that they wove with lights. Stina also made her bouquet with pins and ribbons and even had a special pin that belonged to her grandmother. For each of the tables, they build custom display that featured a different style of dance they loved and had maracas and tambourines for their guests to add even more music into the party! They even had their special DJ mascot Dino in their wedding as the ring bearer! What a special and one of kind wedding!



Venue:  Hotel Paradox

DRESS: Designed by Bride & Groom – Created by Wendy @ Enchanted Gowns, Pinole CA

Day of Coordinator/ Venue Contact – Julie Ramey @ Hotel Paradox

Denon & Doyle Entertainment – Abe Naldjian

Catering: Solare Restaurant

Lighting: Denon & Doyle

Hair & Make Up: Stephanie Shideler (hair), Sabrina Beisner (makeup)

Groom/ Groomsmen Formalwear: Menguin 

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie – (


Airbrush Artist: The People Painters (Rich Diltz)

Photobooth: Denon & Doyle

Officiant: Linda Vannoy-Castillo

Jazz Vocalist: Jesse Castillo