The Riverhouse – Haddam CT – Megan & Keith’s Wedding

The Riverhouse Haddam Weddings – CT:

Megan & Keith were married outside at the Riverhouse in Haddam, CT in April.   It was a bit windy, but warm enough to enjoy the outside after such a long winter.

We provided the LED Up-lighting for their wedding to bring in their purple theme color pallet.

Nestled in the Southeastern portion of CT lies The Riverhouse in Haddam, CT.  Run by the same group that manages the Society Room and Belle Terrace – this is just a beautiful venue for your CT wedding.

Upon entering The Riverhouse, you are greeted by the grand staircase leading up to the bridal suite.  A well proportioned entryway is where most social hours are held.  The main ballroom at The Riverhouse is expansive with vaulted ceilings, a wrap around deck and an amazing view.

This is one of those venues that look amazing with our event up-lighting.  You need to set-up a sound system capable of such a cavernous space – 2 speakers will just not do it here.

Here are some images of our lighting at The Riverhouse in Haddam at Megan & Keith’s Wedding.

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No guest book – sign their BENCH!

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The Riverhouse in DAYLIGHT with our uplighting. Color projected all the way to the ceiling

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Alison & Joseph’s Wedding – Aqua Turf Club – Lighting – DJ – Photo Booth

 

Alison & Joseph’s wedding at The Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT was quite the extravaganza.  With 300 guests, a 14 piece brass band, our DJ, Event Lighting and our photo booth – no expense was spared.

Check out some of the images of DJ Tony Simmons and our lighting.

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DJ Tony Simmons – from Rob Alberti’s Event Services

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Alison and her father’s dance – subtle pink uplighting from Rob Alberti’s Event Services

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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.

See the image below – this is an example of a poorly balance room.  The two columns are lit near stage but then only 1 arch seems to be lit – leaving 3 others unlit.  Light seems to draw your attention TO THE DJ and not to the couple or the beautiful room.  What is up with the icicle lighting hanging off the rafters?

Example of poorly balance room lighting

Example of poorly balance room lighting

 

Here is a panoramic view of one of our recent lighting installations.  Notice the balance given to both the outer walls and the inner wall columns.

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Panoramic shot of OUR LIGHTING showing balance throughout room architecture

The other issue with many installed lighting – it just is not quality gear or it is not bright enough.  What happens if the built in lighting DOES NOT WORK or a cable built into the wall fails?  With our lighting – it is all WIRELESSLY controlled.  If one light fails – the room does not go BLACK.  We can quickly swap out a light or fix a cable issue and you will never even notice.

We were at a facility recently with built in lighting – the lighting was NOT ON at the start of the reception.  It abruptly came on at the end of dinner – and then the facility cycled through about 6 different colors until they reached the blue color that the couple wanted.   It was like FLASHING THE LIGHTS on and off at the end of an event to signal people to leave.  A smooth transition from off to their color – faded in would have been acceptable.  The room should have been lit for that wow factor when guests first arrived.

For uplighting to be visually correct and so that you do not have to wait until it gets dark outside (sunset can be as late as 8:00 or 9:00 on your wedding day), a light fixture really needs high output.  A LUX rating of 10,000 or more (at 1m) is necessary.  Most entry level lighting is only rated at 4,000 – 7,000 LUX.  That means – you will not see the color on the wall until it is pitch black outside and facility lights are turned WAY DOWN.

Our lighting is THEATRE GRADE high output fixtures with 13,000 – 35,000 LUX rating.   We have lit the outside of building in broad daylight.

Our Lighting - Outside Stonework lit in broad daylight

Outside Stonework lit in broad daylight

Here is an example of what built in lighting looks like – low output in daylight

Facility built in lighting during the day - no visual impact

Facility built in lighting during the day – no visual impact

What is the bottom line?  Know what you are getting into whenever you make a decision about your wedding.  There are always options and bringing in a professional lighting company is not much different in cost compared to built in inferior lighting.  Make an impact at your wedding with our lighting.

Call Rob today at 413-562-2632 to learn more about what we can do for your wedding lighting needs.

 

 

 

Jill & Nick’s Wedding at The Society Room of Hartford – Lighting Photos

The Society Room of Hartford Wedding:  Jill and Nick hired a band for their wedding entertainment at The Society Room of Hartford.  We were brought in to take care of the wedding lighting at this amazing downtown Hartford wedding venue.  The thing about lighting is – most companies just do not have bright enough fixtures to do a two story facility like this any justice.  The fixtures must be theatre grade and much brighter than a typical cheap entry level LED fixture.  (Our fixtures output 28,000 LUX – which is about 3 or 4x as bright as lesser known lighting companies out there)

What did that mean for Jill and Nick’s wedding?  Even with the sun shining through the windows – a vivid color was seen for the entire 2 story distance.  Check out the images including their name in lights on the dance floor (and later moved out of the way to the wall for dancing)

For their table design – they used famous NYC street names as their table centerpieces.  Nick had a connection to the wedding band and sat in on the last set as their drummer as guests gathered to see him perform.

Having a wedding at The Society Room?  Make sure to check out our event lighting for your wedding reception.

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