The search for the perfect dress..

Young brides are always looking to save a few dollars. Take a look at these dress prices. Many smart girls get a dress for the church and one for dancing. How do they do it? I think this may be how they afford both dresses. They are beautiful and affordable Just like Beautiful Lighting. We are still your best value when it comes to decorating your event. Now check out these beautiful Dresses…

Our New Lighting


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!

Fairy Tale wedding

Fairy Tale wedding

Creating a fairy tell wedding is very easy. If you dream it we can make this very special night happen. But be aware creating a perfect wedding does have some cost. It is special because not everyone can afford it. Is up unreachable? No. But don’t expect someone to drive out to your event for $100 and deliver the wow of this effect. The fact is nice things have a reasonable cost. While lighting is the most affordable way to create a beautiful event. Having a fantasy carriage is like the icing on the cake for the bride and guest. It is the way to leave your event in style. I would suggest carefully planing out what you may want as far as the design of your party. If you are on a budget select a few key items that you really want. Over all get creative and your event will be a great success.

Choosing the right color for you

It is important to choose the right color for your wedding. Below are some of the unexpected reasons to consider.

It today’s world of Led Lighting the lights give off a glow that will cover the walls the food and the peoples faces. Lets face it girls we

just don’t look good in Blue and green. I always cringe when I see wedding colors of sea foam on the internet. Fortunately they or not the photographer shoots a perfect room before the guest arrive. This does not let you see how you and your guest may look in green light.

In case you may wonder about your color ask your lighting person to bring a light or 2 that they will be using. Have them dial in your

color. I do this for all of my brides so they can see what the real light looks and feels like. Look at the color on your table cloths. Do you like the way it makes the fabrics look?

So what colors have I had the most success with? First off candle light is beautiful. Everyone looks good in this color.  it does tak a quality light to get this color out of leds.

We have been doing a lot of peach with is very pretty. It is a little hard to get the color perfect on film.

 The best color I have worked with to date is lavender. It photographs perfect and everyone looks good in this color.

As a bride I might even think of using 2 colors after all your flowers are different colors. how ever you plan it get a lighting person who will bring out equipment to show you. I do this because lighting is a visual art not everyone sees what I see. It is my job to show them. And I honestly love to show my trickImages.Image  Image


The Led effect

I have become increasingly frustrated at the new LED fixtures. Their limitations exhaust me. My clients ask for them, but do they know that for years I was creating better events with the stage lighting fixtures?. The lighting was dramatic with beams and shadows. Leds lighting for me, is like putting colored florescent light bulbs in your household fixtures. Yes everything turns a color but it is the same color and the food is the same color and the peoples skin. And all the money you spent on table cloths and flowers has gone to waste because they are all the color of the walls. I see this in picture after picture. later I will talk about ways to fix this problem but now I want to reference a quote…

This is a Quote from The famous Event Planner David Beahm.


I almost forgot! While I’m on my soap box: there seems to be a rather annoying trend on the elegant/professional lighting landscape – the L.E.D. lighting fixture.
L.E.D.s are inexpensive to purchase, are extremely versatile because they can blast myriad of colors with the push of a button and (in many cases) require only a battery, thereby doing away with the need for miles of wiring. Suddenly, every company with a little spare change in their pocket could purchase them and has been saying, “we can provide your lighting for you.” I’m here to tell you, no. They cannot.
For years, professional lighting designers were able to create elegant spaces with the use of incandescent lighting. Event/temporary lighting brought about the need that things become more portable and easier to use, thus L.E.D.s have been employed to make life easier for lighting companies, shortening installation times and reducing bottom lines immeasurably.
However, what few have taken into consideration with L.E.D. lighting is that it is harsh. Really REALLY harsh. It makes your eyes strobe. It does not blend elegantly with conventional incandescent lighting. To put it plainly: it makes the human skin look horrible. Personally, I believe one of the major functions of lighting is to make every person at the event feel that they look fabulous. If you are looking at your wife who is green or blue and the color temperature of the lighting has turned her beautiful “Jungle Red” lipstick into “Cadaver Black” (yes, lighting, especially L.E.D.s, changes the way we perceive color); you’re just not going to forget that. Changing technology has improved the type of light produced by modern L.E.D. fixtures, but they’re just not there yet.
So, just like everything else that you purchase – buyer beware! L.E.D.s are wonderful to light architecture and give a colorful background to an inanimate subject, but make sure that you’ve hired a lighting designer who understands their limitations and how to make everyone and everything look beautiful. A bargain lighting company is probably going to give you a truly “unforgettable” look … don’t say I didn’t warn you.” David Beahm.

I can not tell you how happy I was to read that. I have been Lighting since 1977 in high school all through college and still to this day. A true designer is only as good as the tools that he or she works with. I have some tricks and I know a lot about light, what it will and will not do. Here is how to fix the problem. Pinspot the money. What elements cost the most in the room? The cake mega dollars and those flowers must be lit. I light them every chance I can for weddings and I like to do it with flair. I love to pattern up the room with designs. I was told by an artist that you eye needs to see white every once in a white to see true color.  I believe this. It is like being in a red room or blue. After awhile your eyes adjust and the color of things just look odd. The following picture is how I stopped the Led effect. Know that the photo was taken with my phone and not a true quality picture.







Fairy Tale Weddings

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.


Color Color every where

Color Color every where

Color color every where keeps the eye interested. It is happy and fun for your party. Color is always in style. It is easy to match bright colors. I usually stay away from a hard red . I don’t feel like it matches many colors. So I use hot pink, it matches everything.

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