When it comes to Wedding Planning, its the big stuff that immediately comes to mind. The tasks of booking a venue, finding a dress, choosing the cuisine, and hiring the entertainment is all quite simple. Yet, when the big day finally arrives, its all the little details that will matter most. All too often it seems the most overlooked little detail is lighting, and its actually quite a big deal.
Wedding Experts find this circumstance puzzling. Lighting is one of the single most important details to florists, decorators, photographers, and planners. Yet, its last on the list or often ignored completely by couples as they plan their own wedding. We find that its not because they're not interested but instead they just don't know what they're missing. Once a couple even said, "no thanks, our venue has lights" only to go on describing the room's dimmable recessed lighting. Lucky for them, they reconsidered!
Why is Lighting Important? - There is a separate Blog Post that sums up this question quite nicely. This link will open in a new tab for those who wish to catch up on why lighting matters and how its application is unique to a couple's vision and venue. - Lighting: Not All Looks are Created Equal!
The photo above is of a venue our lighting designers absolutely LOVE! The blank canvas of the all-white pavilion offers a wide range of design possibilities. Extending beyond the pavilion, custom designs here often incorporate the adjacent lawn and firepit to encourage continued utilization of open space at night.
Lightscaping, as we call it, is Wedding Lighting Design. Partnering a couple's unique taste and vision with the well trained eye of a professional lighting designer to determine which elements fit best within a venue. This service is capable of transforming anyone's reception hall into an extraordinary occasion that is uniquely theirs and for their night only! This next photo is of the same venue, accentuated by a bride who desired bright pinks and floral patterns.
This bride's vision included a uplighting, a color wash, texture lighting, and pinspot highlighting of her most important tables and centerpieces throughout the pavilion. The effects were subtle, light and airy through dinner then turned into the stunning, party atmosphere shown as the night fell into festivities and dancing. Her taste and vision was hers, and hers alone for the extraordinary occasion that was her wedding day.
Our next visit to this same space featured a completely different vision. This time, our bride and groom provided us with an inspiration photo to be recreated. Their photo is shown below, followed by a photo taken on their big day!
The next group of photos continues to express the unique nature of custom wedding lighting design. Once again we visit this gorgeous venue in Sandusky, OH. However, this time our couple sought to plus-up their band's dance floor, accent the space with elegant uplighting, and bathe the yard with light all while maintaining the venue's rural charm. Enjoy!
The possibilities of lighting are endless no matter your vision, your venue, or personal style. One of our favorite weddings of the 2021 season was held in October, almost Halloween. Our bride and groom went all out planning for a spooky themed wedding. As they found and purchased décor for the venue they always felt something big was missing. That was until they finally met with our team at Lightwave Entertainment. Our excitement to bring their vision to light was only exceeded by the finished result. It was a transformation by which everyone from the venue, catering staff, the wedding guests, and even their team of photographers were amazed!
So...how will you be transforming your wedding venue? Contact Us Today and Let's Chat!