Thank you for taking the time to check out my page.
I am the founder of Wine Valley Weddings.
My name is Julius - I also go by Juice.
I grew up in Oregon, in a blended family,
and was raised on Rhythm and Blues, Jazz,
Funk and Soul, some Country and Classic Rock,
but as a kid, I fell in love with Hip-Hop and Rap.
When I was 12 years old my family moved away from Oregon to Southern California.
At first, I thought the best thing about the move was the DJs on the radio.
I knew I wanted to do what these DJs were doing
as soon as I heard them mixing songs.
So, I started DJing my Freshman Year of High School,
while living in Orange County, California.
I played football and baseball throughout high school,
and as a side hustle, I threw a continuous series of themed dance parties for my classmates, and eventually kids from rival high schools came to party with us.
During my Junior Year of High School, I was forced to stop playing sports due to injuries,
and decided to make a career of coordinating events and performing as a DJ/MC.
I went to college in Northridge, CA to learn more about Music Business,
and then transferred to Seattle, WA to focus on Hospitality Management.
Never actually graduating from college,
I found dream work in the Music AND Hospitality Industries,
and even took time to launch a new breakfast restaurant concept of my own
before turning back to DJing and Event Planning.
While maintaining a career as a DJ and MC,
and planning and promoting events all over the West Coast
- from San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles to Seattle, and Portland -
I find myself back in my hometown, McMinnville, Oregon,
with my "trusty" turntables and mixer,
focusing on producing top-notch weddings for my clients
in Oregon Wine Country, and beyond.