Claire + Robert – Naumkeag – Stockbridge MA – Wedding Lighting

Claire + Robert were all about the lighting at their Naumkeag wedding reception.  This was a big event for us and let me tell you why:

We provided sound support for their ceremony in the Chinese garden
Outside the main building for cocktails in the Afternoon Garden – we had twinkle lights up along the trellis
Under the tent for dinner, we had an LED amber wash and bistro lights setup
On the blue stairs – we up-lit the trees and water features
In the Oak Lawn Tree – we hung 3 crystal chandeliers
For the Linden Walk – we had fairy lights in all 70+ trees along the path
Don’t forget the task lighting for all the bars and the bistro lights over the open area at the start of the Linden Walk

Check out some of our images from this event.

Lusitano Club – Ludlow MA – Wedding Lighting and Drapery – Wall of Lights

Jessica came to us with a Pinterest image and a vision for what she wanted as the backdrop for her wedding reception.  Imagine a 20′ wide floor to ceiling backdrop of drapery and lights.   Now – because it was a Portuguese wedding with nearly 400 guests – let’s extend that out to nearly 50′ wide x 8′ tall.   With a combination of Edison bulb string lights and fairy lights – now that’s what we call a WOW FACTOR at this wedding.  Your eyes were immediately drawn to this wall of lights as you entered the Lusitano Club in Ludlow MA for Jessica’s wedding.

Our amber up-lighting around the rest of the room just helped pull the entire room together in a 360 degree of light.  Check out the images from their wedding.

Rob Alberti’s Event services can help with all your wedding lighting needs (don’t forget – we also rent photo booths, video screens and we have a staff of more than 10 wedding DJs!)

By |August 24th, 2016|A/V Rental & Sound Reinforcement, Portuguese Weddings, Real Wedding Stories, String Lighting & Market Lighting, Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|Comments Off on Lusitano Club – Ludlow MA – Wedding Lighting and Drapery – Wall of Lights

Hancock Shaker Village – HSV Wedding – Pittsfield MA – Event Lighting

Having your event at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield Massachusetts?   Everyone loves their round barn at HSV.  Did you ever think about LIGHTING THE OUTSIDE of the BARN?  Check out the before /after photos with the Round Barn at HSV with our event lighting.

Everything looks better with lighting.  Be sure to inquire about your wedding lighting needs.  Lighting makes your wedding photos better.  It ties in your wedding color scheme and it adds that WOW FACTOR to any event.

Be sure to ask Google, Siri or Cortana one of the following:
Search for wedding DJs in Connecticut
I want to find a wedding DJ in The Berkshires
I want to find a wedding DJ in Hartford Connecticut
The Society Room of Hartford Wedding DJ

The Riverhouse Haddam Connecticut Wedding DJ
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By |August 17th, 2016|Barn Weddings, Berkshire Wedding, Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|Comments Off on Hancock Shaker Village – HSV Wedding – Pittsfield MA – Event Lighting

The Marquee – Gershon Fox Ballroom – Hartford CT – Bistro String Lights

We had the opportunity to install our bistro string market lights in the entry hallway at The Marquee (Gershon Fox Ballroom) in downtown Hartford Connecticut for a recent wedding.  Check out the images from the Gershon Fox Ballroom Wedding Lighting and what our market string lights did to spice up this entryway for this Hartford CT wedding.

About The Author

Rob Alberti is owner of Rob Alberti’s Event Services – Wedding Disc Jockey, MC & Wedding Event Director + Wedding Event Lighting design rated by local brides + voted as “The Knot – Best of Weddings”, Bride’s Choice Award Winner from Wedding Wire + his work has been featured in Martha Stewart Wedding, CT Bride, VT Vows, + on numerous national wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks. Be sure to check out his blog, pinterest boards + on Facebook

Be sure to ask Google, Siri or Cortana one of the following:
Search for wedding DJs in Connecticut
I want to find a wedding DJ in The Berkshires
I want to find a wedding DJ in Hartford Connecticut
The Society Room of Hartford Wedding DJ

The Riverhouse Haddam Connecticut Wedding DJ
The Lace Factory Deep River Connecticut Wedding DJ
The Barns at Wesleyan Middletown Connecticut Wedding DJ
Priam Vineyards […]

By |August 12th, 2016|Hartford CT Weddings, String Lighting & Market Lighting, Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|Comments Off on The Marquee – Gershon Fox Ballroom – Hartford CT – Bistro String Lights

Colleen + Brian – Lusitano Club – Ludlow MA Portuguese Wedding DJ

Colleen + Brian and their 300 guests were ready to party when they arrived at The Lusitano Club in Ludlow MA on 1pm on Saturday July 30th.  At midnight, guests were still partying and dancing!  That’s what I call a marathon wedding.   We provided DJ, Acoustic Guitarist Dave, Up-lighting, Name in lights and Photo Booth for their Portuguese wedding in Ludlow MA.

Acoustic Dave played their first dance and for 2 hours during dinner.  I took back over and we were off and dancing (for 6 hours!).    No dance lights per their request.  We provided amber up-lighting and the photo booth was packed the entire time as people shared images from their photo booth experience.

Introduction Song:  I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
First Dance:  Come To Me – Goo Goo Dolls / Acoustic Dave
Cake Cutting:  Sugar Sugar – Archies
Colleen & Dad:  My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Brian & Mom:  Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
For Brian’s Parents: Colour My World – Chicago
Last Dance:  Time Of My Life – J. Warnes & B. Medley

See Acoustic Dave Perform:  VIDEO

See Hour 10 Of This Wedding:  VIDEO

By |August 1st, 2016|Portuguese Weddings, Real Wedding Stories, Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|Comments Off on Colleen + Brian – Lusitano Club – Ludlow MA Portuguese Wedding DJ

Choosing Color For Your Wedding

It’s so hard to choose colors for your weddings.  It’s even harder to explain to your lighting vendor, florist and dress shop what the color is.  Calling it by a name just doesn’t cut it.

It’s best to talk in terms that everyone can understand.  Pantone colors are a universal way to describe colors.  Here is the pantone color chart.
PANTONE CHART

When we are talking colors for the web or your wedding – many times we talk in terms of RGB (Red Green Blue) and now with the latest wedding lighting technology, LED lights are now RGBAW+UV (Red, Green, Blue, Amber, White, Ultraviolet) giving us better yellows, whites and many more color choices for your wedding decor and lighting.
If your wedding venue offers built in lighting – be sure they are not 6 year old technology with only RGB color mixing.  We just had a wedding couple that wanted WHITE as their up-lighting color from the built in hotel lighting but the closest they could get with their RGB fixtures was LIGHT BLUE.  Clearly, our couple was unhappy with that fact.  Make sure you know what you are getting before you think the FREE built in lighting is the SAME as what […]

By |July 30th, 2016|Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas, Wedding Planning Ideas|Comments Off on Choosing Color For Your Wedding

Umass Ballroom – Wedding Reception – DJ & Up-Lighting

I wanted to share you with a few images of one of our recent events at Umass Ballroom.   (Hint – there is NO AIRCONDITIONING in this room)   This wedding was right in the middle of our 2016 heat wave.  Not a good day to have a wedding in an room without air.  Ugh.

We provided DJ, Up-lighting, Photo Booth and their name in lights projection on the wall.

By |July 29th, 2016|Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|Comments Off on Umass Ballroom – Wedding Reception – DJ & Up-Lighting

Blue Heron – Sunderland MA – Wedding DJ – Lighting Design

Ana & Aaron had us do so many things for them for both their rehearsal dinner at Amherst Women’s Club and at The Blue Heron in Sunderland MA for their reception.

Here is a partial list of what we did for them:

DJ for rehearsal dinner, wireless microphone
DJ/MC for reception working in conjunction with band
Main PA sound for band with sound technician
Photo Booth
Event up-lighting in ballroom
Event lighting outside on building with their initials projected on front of building
Club lighting system for dance floor
Band wash lighting
Stage curtain backdrop with LED wash and fairy light curtain

Thanks to Dani Fine Photography for use of her images below.

 

You can see their same day edit video from Summer Wind Wedding Films here:

The Same Day Edit Of Ana and Aaron! What a wedding!!! from Summer Wind Wedding Films on Vimeo.

By |July 28th, 2016|Name In LIghts - Gobo Projection, Real Wedding Stories, Wedding & Event Lighting Ideas|Comments Off on Blue Heron – Sunderland MA – Wedding DJ – Lighting Design