Sometimes you gotta roll with the punches- or in this case, the rain. We planned on an outside ceremony and reception, but inclement weather forced Mandy and Alex to look into tents. Once typical Florida weather hit, it was time to move it indoors after a conversation with them the night prior. No big deal, we’ll make the Visitor’s Center at the Bok Tower look INCREDIBLE and create something that has never before been done there.
Why hasn’t this setup been done before? The reception was to start at 6:00 (ceremony still outside under a tent) and the Center closes at 5:00PM. Usually this is no problem, but a setup like this requires us to begin setup at least 3-5 hours early. Luckily, the Bok Tower staff was more than accommodating. Fitting in 200+ people in there was no easy feat, but it was done, and everyone had an amazing time.
This is one of my favorite lighting setups for a wedding because of how and where it happened. This was the first time the Bok Tower ever had anything like this indoors for a wedding. We had a few different items:
- Flood lighting to tint the entire room with their wedding colors
- Pure white lights to show off every detail of the wedding dress, as well as to capture special moments
- Moving lighs to create excitement and also spotlight special events
- Colored Discoball: A modern twist on a retro look
- Monogram: The ONLY way to make a location be truly yours!
- Custom light shows for special songs!
It was a great party, and our lighting tech, Calvin (my son), made sure that the lights didn’t miss a beat. Scenes, chases, and fades were timed perfectly and customized to their wedding colors. Check out the custom first dance and other great moments in the videos below– as well as their Harlem Shake!
So after a while of not working together, Kelly and I got to tag team a wedding reception again. Shawn and Whitney hosted their reception at Eaglebrooke Golf and Country Club.
Enough said. If you read my material long enough, then you know I melt for the amazing food here. We were invited to a delicious feast including a make-your-own fajitas and a pasta bar.. mmmm. Soooo good.
With 250 hungry people, we got a little behind, but no worries: people came to celebrate, dance, and have a good time. Indeed, as soon as the first beat dropped, the floor packed and stayed that way.
Our lighting package absolutely transformed Eaglebrooke and really brought out their wedding colors. Pics below and an awesome video– you gotta check it out!
John and Tracy own a company in Virginia called JJDJ Entertainment. They throw some amazing weddings and incredible school dances, and he credits some of his success to our sister company, 4SchoolsOnly! AWESOME!
Monica and I were flown up to Virginia to help set up and host their wedding. I had the pleasure of being the MC and first-half DJ (John took over the 2nd half) while Monica (and the super-awesome Ben Stowe) ran lights.
Not sure if he meant it, but John gave me subtle hints that he was hoping his guests would actually dance. Not only did they danced, but they did it non-stop, even after the music ended.
Check out the awesome photos we took and the video of the most epic wedding in VA!
I adore penguins.
No other way to say it. I think these lil’ guys are the coolest creatures ever. I’ve no idea why…. but I want a penguin bad enough that I’d sell a lung to get one. Even though we were still wrapping up homecoming season, when Edward and Stephanie said “oh yeah, there’s going to be penguins at our event,” I just had to be there.
Glad I did, too, because these two (the couple, not the penguins) were the coolest, most chill people ever. They just wanted a stress-free wedding where they could enjoy the company of their loved ones, have a good meal while enjoying some awesome 90′s alternative, and dance to an eclectic mix of music.
All this while enjoying the enchanting sights the Florida Aquarium has to offer. I’m not going to lie, load in SUCKED as I had to walk a long way, but the amazing staff did everything they could to make this as super comfortable as they could. This was my first time there, and they treated me like family.
Edward and Stephanie also treated me like one of their guests and let Carlos and I have just as much as fun as they did.
Truly, it’s an experience I won’t forget. I always tell each one of my couples to find an element that turns your wedding day into an EXPERIENCE…. and that night was a huge #WINNING in my book!
Pics and video below!
Leeanne and Paul are an awesome couple. I love people who I can joke with and not worry so much about being a stuffy professional– I felt like I was able to relax and really have fun with this whole crowd. The whole night was amazing as we got to set up an entire nightclub at this wedding. Here’s the list of what we set up:
- 4 lit up columns around the dance floor with moving heads on them
- Blue laser
- Color-changing uplighting
- LED Floods
- Aerial effects lights
- Haze to bring it all together
- 2 Realistic Water Reflection Effects on the dance floor.
- Game Show system customized with questions about Leeanne and Paul
- …and slide shows!
They were a nonstop dancing group and wanted to party hard! As usual, the food at Lake Ashton was phenomenal and the staff treated us like one of their own. Check out the photos and videos below!