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Event Lighting

 

 

Most people don’t like a cake without the frosting.   Well I say if you leave out lighting at your event, you have definitely left the frosting off of the cake!

Lighting in an event adds ambience, brings attention to and creates the ultimate WOW factor that we are all looking for.  Lighting is definitely a must have, especially when most receptions are held during the evening.

Event lighting should be added to your floral budget.  Many times lighting can be used in place of flowers, such as loads of candlelight which always adds ambience.  Or add lighting to your floral arrangements to bring attention to the arrangements.  It doesn’t make sense to have a beautiful floral arrangement and you can’t see it in a dimly lit room!

When we refer to lighting we are not speaking of just flooding a room with brightness.  We want to manipulate the colors and intensity of the lighting to highlight what we want seen and to hide what we don’t want to see.

There are several ways to do this.

Colorwashing – When colorwashing a room, we want to add color(s) around the circumrence of the room and/or from the ceiling.  This can be done with uplighting from the floor and lighting from above.  The lighting from above is usually done by attaching lighting to existing fixtures on the ceiling.

Pin-Spotting – To highlight your table centerpieces, have your lighting technician add a pin-spot from the ceiling on each of your reception tables.  Pin-spot the cake table, bars, and buffet arrangements as well.  And let’s not forget the band!

Gobos – Gobos are made with gobo projectors that project light in specific designs.  For example you can get a gobo image in a monogram for the dance floor or a focal wall at your reception.   Many lighting companies have hundreds of gobo designs already in stock that they can offer or you can get your own custom gobo to make your event unique. 

You need to be very careful as to the color of lighting that is directed at people.  Use people friendly colors such as pink, lavender, and amber.  Do not aim colors such as blues, greens or yellows at people.

Here is a beautiful example of event lighting, courtesy of Scott Brown Media Group.

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January 12, 2010 Posted by | Lighting, The Science of Wedding Design | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Designer Chameleon Chairs

 

As an event designer there are some elements that I use to create a WOW factor that everyone will be talking about.  One of my favorite design elements is the chameleon chair from the “Chameleon Chair® Collection”.  I absolutely adore these chairs.   The chairs are made for reception tables as well as bar stools for cocktail tables.

When designing a tablescape for my clients, I often begin with the style and size of table.  Then we recommend linens, floral elements, lighting, china, and chair style with or without chair adornments such as covers, sleeves, chair pads, etc.  It is a total package.  The chair selection can be the icing on the cake.

A very easy way to achieve a designer look is to add these chairs to your event!

Feast your eyes on the following pictures displaying some of the many styles of the “Chameleon Chair® Collection”.  The “Chameleon Chair® Collection” can be found at Classic Party Rentals.

The pictures shown are courtesy of www.classicpartyrentals.com and www.chameleonchair.com.  Please visit these websites for additional styles, colors, custom fabrics and more!  Also, while visiting  www.chameleonchair.com , check out their BLOG for pictures of events using their chairs.

Enjoy Beauty!

Olive Taffeta Petals Topper and Cushion on Brown Legs

Olive Taffeta Petals Topper and Cushion on Brown Legs
Olive Taffeta Petals Topper and Cushion on Brown Legs

Chloe White Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion & Skirt

Chloe White Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion & Skirt

Chloe Silver Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion with Silver Legs

Chloe Silver Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion with Silver Legs

Chloe Black Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion & Skirt

Chloe Black Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion & Skirt
Chloe Black Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion & Skirt

 

 

Gold Fanfare with Lime Satin Cushion

Gold Fanfare with Lime Satin Cushion
Gold Fanfare with Lime Satin Cushion

Bella Fleur Mahogany with Zebra Leatherette Cushion

Bella Fleur Mahogany with Zebra Leatherette Cushion
Bella Fleur Mahogany with Zebra Leatherette Cushion

Gold Lace with Chloe Skirt

Gold Lace with Chloe Skirt
Gold Lace with Chloe Skirt

Champagne Dupioni with Champagne Bengaline Cushion

Champagne Dupioni with Champagne Bengaline Cushion
Champagne Dupioni with Champagne Bengaline Cushion

Silver Fanfare with Cranberry Cushion

Silver Fanfare with Cranberry Cushion
Silver Fanfare with Cranberry Cushion

Chloe Red Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion with Silver Legs

Chloe Red Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion with Silver Legs
Chloe Red Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion with Silver Legs

Chloe Silver Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion & Skirt

Chloe Silver Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion & Skirt
Chloe Silver Stretch Knit Topper & Cushion & Skirt

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January 4, 2010 Posted by | Chairs & Tables, The Science of Wedding Design | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Real Wedding – Stephanie & Amonde

 

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Amonde & Stephanie
“Purple Majesty” is how I would describe this stunning wedding held at The Charlotte Museum of History in Charlotte, NC.  Our “Real Wedding” couple Amonde & Stephanie were two very busy professionals, but through all of the emails and calls, we as a team pulled it all together.  What I found so interesting about this couple was that my groom Amonde was very involved in the planning process more then my bride Stephanie.  To my surprise the day before the wedding I found out that Amonde has a degree in Interior Design which made the end result even more delicious for me and my team.  He and his bride were thrilled!
 
 
Enjoy Beauty!
 
 
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Florals and Event Design by Rene’John Designs

September 3, 2009 Posted by | Real Weddings | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment