Looking forward to our future!
Early last year we have converted to a battery system of lighting. We use 100 battery powered Lighting for those places where there is no electricity. We are finding this easier and make our sets up go much faster for our brides and busy wedding venues. This is perfect for the Birthday parties in your home. Battery power is the future and the colors we have to choose from is awesome!
I love fairy tale weddings. This one was a challenge because I wanted mix leds and conventional cans outside. We are talking about two different color temperatures. But the most difficult challenge was the yellow walls. It tends to give the fuschia color an orange tint. So the columns in the room were painted white. And I had to mix a different color for the yellow walls. Out in the garden, we strung garden lights. While I was installing the lights the temperature quickly rose to 103. The ladder was burning my hands and sweat was burning my eyes. Lighting designers weak point is their eyes for sure. But it was well worth it the garden was amazing for the bride and groom.
My last challenge of the night was my aluminum ladder and the flashes of light with rolling thunder from the sky. That night was a record breaking fast out. I am so proud of my team. I will get more photos to post from this event soon.
Of course we all know about Led Lighting and while fabric seems to be all the rage. I see a new trend on the horizon. That new trend is the exciting world of wall patterns. This is a Beautiful solution the ugly wall paper that is in most hotels. It also lets the Bride put her on distinct mark on her wedding. She can get as creative as she wants to be. Have an ugly wall? Instead of draping it off, which can be costly with hours of labor cost. Why not cover it in light? Lighting is still your most affordable way to decorate a room. 2 people 4 hours and easy decorations.
Forget the expensive prop houses, make it simple and elegant with light.
I wanted to start this blog to educate Brides about lighting. Education is the first step to knowing what you want and why you want it. I did come from a long line of teachers and this is dedicated to my family who taught me so much. I enjoying helping people, making them happy, and sharing my lighting secrets. At the end of the day we should have exactly what we want. You will have a beautiful wedding and I will have that perfect picture from your amazing wedding for our web page.
For your best design the lighting person must be able to quickly assess how to light the room the best way possible. The other day I was looking at a photograph from another wedding planner at the Fort Worth Club. I notice 2 very bad errors with the way they had lit the room. First in the picture at the brides feet bride was a big ugly black colored light right in the middle of the mirrored hall way. You can’t use a block type Led in this situation. We have slender models for hallways and tight places. Someone could trip or turn a heel on a light on the floor. Things they could of done to fix that?… Put a plant there so people will be less likely to trip over the light. Or we at this location, put the lighting inside the metal window grates. This has a two fold purpose, one it is safer for the guest and you don’t need the plants. But the best thing about this is that to properly light this room you must accent the architecture of the room. Look at the picture and how lighting the grate makes the right side of the picture more interesting. I want my Bride to have the best this room has to offer. The entrance of this room has many metal grated that cover the windows the are really beautiful if you light them with heavy color. This room is lit with uplights pink and gold. This is the way to light this room and it is affordable.
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