Colors of your Wedding Lighting

Many of our clients come in with the concept that they want only a single color for their up-lighting at their wedding reception.  That’s fine, but check out what it looks like when you combine complimentary colors at your venue.

If you look at the color wheel, you can use it to find complimentary colors (opposite sides) or a group of colors that work well together (triad, etc)

Ready to stand out from all the other weddings you’ve seen?  Let’s talk about adding more than one color to your wedding lighting.    Our lighting can be wirelessly controlled so that we can dim or change colors over the course of the evening as well.

Don’t forget, we can bring color into your room even during BROAD DAYLIGHT.    Just because you are having an afternoon wedding, don’t think you can’t do something fun with lighting at your wedding.

By |August 2nd, 2015|Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|0 Comments

Allison & Michael’s Wedding – Belle Mer – Newport RI – Event Lighting

Allison(Westfield State University Alumni) & Michael (Navy Diver) had an amazing day in Newport RI – Belle Mer in the Island House room.  We provided the lighting, photo booth, ceremony music and DJ for their celebration.

Allison’s dad, Mike Scully (The Simpsons, Parks & Rec fame) gave this amazing 10 minute monologue and Allison’s sister, Sarah was their officiate.  Every one laughed – they dances and partied until 1:00 am.  Allison & Michael put together their own mash-up compilation for their first dance.

Introduction Song:  Celebrate  – Pitbull
First Dance:  Custom edit compilation
Cake Cutting:  Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani
Michael & Mom:  Hero – Mariah Carey
Last Song:  DJ Otzi – Hey Baby

Mechanics Hall – Worcester MA Wedding – Evelyn & Adey African Extravaganza

Evelyn & Adey had a extravaganza of a wedding with more than 300 guests filled with African wedding traditions.  I found myself hanging out in the sidelines just in awe of their traditions.  They were beautiful and heartfelt and the African wedding garb added texture and color to this amazing event.

We provided the up-lighting in Mechanics Hall.  This HUGE wedding venue took about 40 fixtures (2x as much as we normally need for most venues) but the end results were nothing short of amazing.

Facility Built In Up-lighting for your Wedding

We have seen quite a few facilities installing their own uplighting.   Just because they can cook a chicken dinner does not make them a lighting expert.  It would be no different if they purchased DJ gear and said one of their wait staff would be DJing your wedding.   It’s not always the right choice for your needs.

Let’s break it down – placement is everything when it comes to uplighting.  The goal is to enhance the room’s architectural features.  If they install their lights so they are lighting up the window – exactly what will the light bounce off of to give you that color?

When we go in a survey a room for our lighting installation, we look for columns, entrance areas, light placement behind your wedding cake and head table.  We want to bring attention to certain items and others, like air walls – we would not light to draw attention AWAY from items.  We want to balance one side of the room to the opposite.   Many facilities will install lighting just on one or two walls and completely forget to do the balcony, inner wall columns or other important features to BALANCE THE ROOM.

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By |July 12th, 2015|Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas, Wedding Venues|0 Comments

Reclaimed Wood Pallet – Edison Bulb Chandelier – Barn Wedding Lighting

Our new Reclaimed Wood Pallet Chandelier – filled with Edison Bulbs is a perfect way to light your Barn Wedding.   We have a couple different sized reclaimed wood barn lights to choose from.  We have our 30 x 36″ models and our 19 x 72″ model perfect for over a long head table.  Want to make a statement at your New England Barn Wedding?   With our reclaimed wood Edison chandeliers, you will do just that.

Here are photos of our 19 x 72 model.

By |July 9th, 2015|Barn Weddings, Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|0 Comments

Madison Beach Hotel – Madison CT Wedding – Event Up-Lighting

We provided the DJ and up-lighting for the wedding at Madison Beach Hotel in Madison, CT.  Check out some of the images of that night.

By |July 8th, 2015|Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|0 Comments

Tara & Eric – The Branford House – Groton CT Wedding

Tara & Eric were married out on the grass in front of The Branford House in Groton CT as a light rain came down.  They were troopers and made it through the 15 minute ceremony – AND  THEN IT STOPPED RAINING.  The rest of the night was beautiful and their guests enjoyed the ocean view out on the patio as the sun set.

No 4th of July fireworks in the nearby sky but a few local small private fireworks were seen in the night air.  We provided DJ, Event Up-lighting and Photo Booth rental for them.

Introduction Song:  Best Day Of Our Lives – American Authors
First Dance:  Wonderwall – Oasis
Tara & Dad:  Daughters – John Mayer
Eric & Mom:  Simple Man – Shinedown
Last Song:  Fireworks – Katy Perry

Edison Bulb String Lights – Wedding Lighting – Edison Style Filament

Edison Bulb String Lights

Our new retro style string lights with Edison Style Filament bulbs can bring a whole new feel to your tent wedding in MA or CT.  Yes, we have the standard bistro strand lights in both white and black cord also in stock and ready for your wedding tent lighting needs.   Why not up-grade and use these amazing looking bulbs to set your wedding lighting apart from everyone else?

All of our string lights are put on dimmers so you can set just the right feel for your wedding reception lighting.  Remember, Edison style bulbs draw a lot of power – so expect a standard party tent to require 400′ or so of lighting – which means 4 – 15 amp electrical circuits.  That is not 4 empty electrical plugs but 4 separate circuits.  That may mean some electrical work or a rented generator to get enough power to where you need it.

Hanging string lights in tents is a labor intensive process and will require quite a few hours of installation.  This is not cheap as many times string lights need to be installed the day prior and remove the day after – requiring more manpower and travel.

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By |July 2nd, 2015|Barn Weddings, String Lighting & Market Lighting, Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|Comments Off on Edison Bulb String Lights – Wedding Lighting – Edison Style Filament