Kara + Kevin’s Wedding – Madison Beach Hotel – Madison CT – Drapes

Kara + Kevin came to us and let us know they had a DJ for their wedding, they had their facility and their florist – but they had a problem.  Kara HATED the blue curtains in The Madison Beach Hotel.  They did not go with her decor and theme.  The Madison Beach Hotel is a newly renovated and beautiful facility.  They just went with a blue ocean motif and really should have gone neutral colors – clearly I watch too much HG TV.

We came in and draped the entire 2nd floor ballroom from floor to ceiling with our white shear drapery.  We pulled them back in various areas so that the view of the CT shoreline was not impaired.  We placed our up-lighting between the drapery and the walls and lit the entire room in a pale yellow (not amber) color.  When it was time for dancing – we had full control of the room and we dimmed the up-lighting to help set their party mood.

Check out the images of the ballroom before and after our work.

Before (no drapery, no up-lighting)

 

 

 

 

After with our drapery and up-lighting

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|Comments Off on Colors of your Wedding Lighting

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

By |July 22nd, 2015|Mansion Wedding, Real Wedding Stories, Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|Comments Off on Allison & Michael’s Wedding – Belle Mer – Newport RI – Event Lighting

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.

By |July 13th, 2015|Real Wedding Stories, Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas, Wedding Venues|Comments Off on Mechanics Hall – Worcester MA Wedding – Evelyn & Adey African Extravaganza

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|Comments Off on Facility Built In Up-lighting for your Wedding

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|Comments Off on Reclaimed Wood Pallet – Edison Bulb Chandelier – Barn Wedding Lighting

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|Comments Off on Madison Beach Hotel – Madison CT Wedding – Event Up-Lighting

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

By |July 6th, 2015|CT Shoreline Weddings, Disc Jockey Services, Mansion Wedding, Real Wedding Stories, Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|Comments Off on Tara & Eric – The Branford House – Groton CT Wedding