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Monogram lighting will add that personal touch to your reception space. We will help you create a one of a kind design with you and your fiance’s names or initials to truly personalize your dream wedding! You don’t need to spend $300,000 like the couples in Platinum Weddings, or My Fair Wedding to make your reception look spectacular. Let our lighting experts help you choose the perfect package to elevate your wedding reception and WOW your guests from the moment they enter the room. Contact us today to see how we can help you transform your reception space! Texture lighting, also known as pattern lighting, is a great way to add visual interest to an otherwise pain surface. It is perfect solution to bring the walls, ceilings, and floors of your reception space to life. We can even customize the patterns to match the theme of your wedding! AWESOME UP-LIGHTING From the front room of a suburban condo to the Oval Office, you’d be hard pushed to find a venue that could not be taken to infinity and beyond using Black Tie Productions LED up-lighting. Using up-lights to illuminate walls and columns, even trees and shrubbery—there really are no limits to the creative uses of up-lighting—creates an aesthetic ambience for your reception. With an infinite palette of colors to choose from, you can be confident that our up-lighting will beautifully match the look and feel you have chosen for your day. Our up-lighting wedding package includes a FREE monogram projection. It’s just like you are in Hollywood. Your names will be projected in a bright white light on the dance floor or wall area. It looks great and is a constant reminder of what the event is about— THE TWO OF YOU! We find more people take a picture of this monogram than the cake! Also included is 4 pin spotlights to shine on drapery, highlight the cake table, sweets table, beverage location, or any other area that needs a little more attention. Guests got to be able to find the cake! What’s a sure-fire way to add a ‘Wow’ factor to your wedding? Professional lighting design! Trust us—it will transform your venue and create a magical ambience for your guests to marvel at. Transform your event from ordinary to extraordinary with our uplighting rentals today! Our professional uplights can take your party, wedding or special event and add the color of your choice. Plain walls and standard ceiling lights are no more. Illuminate your banquet room, reception hall or facility in spectacular color. Ever look at pictures of a wedding and find yourself blown away by both the details of the space and the intimate, romantic vibe of the event? You have uplighting to thank for that. Though uplighting isn’t a standalone solution for making a reception pop, it is an integral part of the overall lighting design package that will emphasize your décor elements and bring out the beauty of your venue. What Is Uplighting? Uplighting is the placement of individual light sources at the base of architectural details or points of interest, typically around the perimeter of a space, to draw attention to those details. “From a lighting design standpoint, uplighting is the first brush stroke in event design,” says “Done properly, it gives a sense of depth and background to your photos and videography.” Is Uplighting Necessary at a Wedding? Though nothing is truly “necessary” at a wedding other than the marrying couple, uplighting is, more often than not, a good idea. If you’re having an indoor or covered reception during the evening, uplighting will add drama and elegance, but it will also indicate points of interest in your venue and help guide guests to areas of the event they’ll be interacting with, such as the bar or photo booth. 10 Pro Tips for Capturing Stunning Indoor Wedding Photos “Uplighting looks best when it is lighting something,” says Toner. “If you’re in [a historic venue] and they have these killer columns with corners at the top and dramatic fluting, uplighting will bring that out. It puts the shadows and all the little detail into relief, which really makes it pop.” Uplighting is not as necessary during a daylit event, or in a basic square room with four white walls where there is little to call attention to. For that reason, an outdoor wedding in an open field will similarly not require uplighting, as there will be nothing for the light to bounce off of, but that doesn’t mean all outdoor weddings are off the hook. “Don’t forget the outside areas of a tented event,” Toner explains. “At night, if the tent is 50 feet from the house and down a set of steps, is there enough light to see the pathway? Same with the bathroom trailer – what does the walkway look like between the main tent and the trailer after it gets dark?” For that reason, Toner’s team will look for trees, bushes, and sides of buildings to uplight, so the light can bounce back into the space. This gives guests reference points and set boundaries for an area so they can more smoothly navigate their way around. How Much Does Uplighting Cost? For a professional lighting design package, Toner estimates that costs will begin between two and four thousand dollars. “Uplighting should be one part of a bigger lighting package,” he says. “Because if you only have uplighting in a dark room, you’ve essentially lit all of the outsides of the room. The dance floor, tables, band, etc. will be much darker than everything else.” The ideal lighting package should also include pin spots, splash lights on the dance floor, and lighting on the band, so that in photos and video, there’s a balance between all focal points of a wedding. “If you take a picture across the room while [the couple’ is dancing], they should be lit along with the centerpieces and the wall in the back,” he explains. Uplighting Dos and Don'ts A helpful list of dos and don’ts when it comes to uplighting at your wedding: DON’T develop your lighting plan in a vacuum. “The pictures last forever. If it’s not lit the right way, then forever all of your crowd is in the dark, or you won’t see the flowers.” To that end, makes sure to communicate with the event designer, florist, photographer, and videographer ahead of every wedding. Once he understands the focal points and floral and décor plans for an event, he can create a lighting scheme that will best accentuate those details. DO ask if your vendor uses LEDs. Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are a better option because they don’t heat up the way traditional filament bulbs do, so there’s no risk of anyone burning themselves or a décor element such as drapery catching fire. Added bonus: Most LEDs are battery-operated, which means you can eliminate the clunky look and trip hazard of cables. LEDs used for uplighting outdoors should be waterproof. DON’T think candles or market lights can stand in place of uplighting. Candles and string lighting should be considered more decorative elements than core light sources, as they don’t emit enough light to change the feel of an event unless employed in very large numbers. DO know the difference between pin-spotting and uplighting. “Uplighting lights around the room,” explains Toner. “It allows you to change the color and feel of a space.” A pin spot, on the other hand, is a concentrated beam of light – similar to a flashlight – that highlights something specific like the cake, a piece of décor, or floral centerpieces. While uplighting comes from below, pin spots typically come from above. DON’T forget about drapery. Uplighting and drapery often go hand in hand for more formal events. “Uplighting adds to the texture by emphasizing the folds and bringing out the pleats and scrunch at the top,” says Toner. DO be strategic with color choice. Amber is the most universally flattering LED shade for wedding uplighting, as it adds a romantic yet still formal glow. “It also brings out the flesh tones of people,” says Toner, who advises against anything too orange. Uplighting can also be used to unify the color scheme of a wedding. “If you’re doing a very pink wedding, you could uplight the room in pink and tie it together,” says Toner. “If you’re doing a candlelit, white-tablecloth look, you’d probably do a light amber to bring out the room.” Deep purple and blue uplighting should be used more sparingly, as they can lend a nightclub vibe to an event. That works to amp up guests for the dance party portion of the evening, but may not be right for cocktail hour or dinner, which will involve more intimate conversation and sentimental moments. Whatever you do, DON’T use green. “Always stay away from green light,” says Toner. “It makes food and people look sick.”
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