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There is no doubt that lighting can make a huge impact for a reasonable amount of money. It set’s the “mood” and adds ambiance. To show you what we mean here are a few photos that showcase lighting. We hope they will provide you with inspiration and appreciation for the magic of colored lighting… Enjoy….







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Reception Canopy

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This area works great at any indoor or outdoor reception! Put it near the cocktail area and people tend to gather to this comfy spot. Seat cushions and pillows can be color coordinated with your theme. A reception canopy can add a comfortable lounge area for people to gather and makes a stunning focal point.

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I Love Candles!

Setting the mood at your reception with the elegant flame of a candle is undeniable. However, here are three things you should know before setting your sights on this option.

1. Check with your venue to make sure they allow an open flame – there are many indoor venues that prohibit open flame, this means that you have to go with battery operated candles instead. This rule is by order of the Fire Marshal!

2. If having your reception outdoors make sure the flame of your candle sits two or more inches below the rim of the glass holder – otherwise, even the slightest breeze will blow them all out.

3. We can’t say this enough! Make sure you buy drip-less candles… This will prevent a pooling mess and save your linens from suffering any damages.

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Don’t Forget the up-lighting!

Up-lighting is an economically priced enhancement that is often overlooked. Choose from the basic colors of amber, blue, green, red, pink, white, and gold, and start thinking about lighting as a great way to enhance your reception. Here are some fresh up-lighting ideas to help get you started.
  • Colored spot lights over your reception tables
  • Colored up lights on trees, foliage, columns, artwork, tents etc.
  • Colored spot lights into the ocean or private gathering area
  • Colored up lights to enhance the cake table
  • Colored up lights to create pathways to and from places at your event (to the bar etc.)
One of our favorites tricks of the trade is to add lighting underneath your tables (like the picture above). This add that touch of color to the table itself from the ground up.
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Wedding Mood

wedding mood

Wedding Mood

Everyone knows that your wedding day is about more than showing off all the amazing little details. It’s about “setting the mood”. Here are a few simple ideas to get you to thinking about what kind of wedding mood you want to create at your wedding.

Live Musicians – This is the number one way you can add ambiance to your wedding mood, and with selective songs you can create the perfect mood for your guests to walk in to and continue to enjoy during your ceremony.

Cultural Elements – Adding a cultural element to your event is a wonderful way to ensure that you are “getting your guests in the wedding mood”. There are Indian flairs, Buddhist traditions, Historical trends and many other ideas in which you can select from.

Non-traditional seating – Creating a different seating arrangement at your wedding will make a lasting impression and definitely set the mood. Seating ideas include: Crescent moon designs that wrap around the alter area, full circle seating, and custom bench seating.

Guest Involvement – There are some great ways that you can give your guests something to do upon their arrival. For example: Guests can write a best wish on ribbons attached to floral picks that they can stick into your floral arch before they are seated. This is a wonderful way to get your guests involved and create a romantic wedding mood for your ceremony.

Custom Lighting – This is by far one of the most brilliant ways to set the mood to any event. The options are endless no matter if you’re getting married indoor or outdoor and there are lighting elements that can totally set the wedding mood to your event.

Whatever you do to set the mood for your wedding we would like to encourage you to be creative, and of course you can follow our posts for more “fresh ideas”.

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Wedding Ideas

Be Original with unique Wedding Ideas

Worried that your wedding is going to look like someone elses? Think again! Here are five easy wedding ideas that can set you apart from others.

Add a Little Color

With all the colors of the rainbow to choose from why not use your favorites to create an individual style for your wedding. For example; colored chair sashes with matching table linens provide originality and excitement.


Custom lighting can flawlessly blend into your ceremony and reception. Choose from colored up-lights, twinkle lights, crystal Chandeliers, spot lights, candle lights, submersible lights, torches and more. Lighting always sets the mood so choose something spectacular and you wont regret it.

Special Entertainment

Provide music authentic to the location in which you are getting married. For example: A Polynesian trio with a hula dancer would be a specific type of entertainment unique to Hawaii. Hiring a celebrity to play for a few hours is another way to make your wedding stand out while grooving to the music.


These don’t always have to be made with flowers. take your location under consideration when choosing your centerpieces. Custom weedding ideas allow you can customize your centerpieces with taper candles, lamps, picture frames, sculptures, hanging displays or anything your heart desires. Your guests will be looking at your masterpieces throughout the evening so make them extraordinary.

Start a trend

Trends are great to start and when you get your guests involved it’s even better. Create a way to capture your loved ones wishes and then display them during your ceremony or reception. For example; if you are setting up an arch for your outdoor ceremony you might want to have a table set-up with a display of ribbons attached to a flower pick. Guests take a flower pick and write a special wish for the bride & groom and then stick it in the arch to flutter in the breeze while the couple says “I do”.

These are only a few wedding ideas without breaking the bank or doing what everyone else has done.

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GOBO Lighting

Gobo Lighting


A GOBO (Go Before Optics) is a physical template that is attached to a lighting source, used to control the shape of emitted light.

Have you ever seen the initials of the bride & groom lit up on the dance floor? These types of lighting enhancements can provide a unique way to set yourself apart from your best friends wedding.

You can feature any design, in any color. Check out this great web site for more info.

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