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!
Chrissy and Joe are some of the coolest people I’ve ever met.. and their family and friends were just as awesome. Kelly and I partnered up for this one (he was the MC, I handled music) and we both had a great time!
Working with Huntington Hills, we provided ceremony music and microphone, reception entertainment, dance floor lighting, and a projector for the slideshow that Joe’s brother, David, created. THe slideshow was really well done; the photos actually fit the word of the music– very cool!
The music selection was all over the place as I bounced from country, to rap, to club music, to 90s.. the guests loved every minute of it and I was feeding off that energy!
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If you’re wondering about the title to this entry, Melantha and Min are both doctors, as was 90% of their guest list.
It’s been a while since I have worked at the Hilton Garden Inn, which is a shame because I love the place. It’s next to Lakeland Linder Airport, the staff is great, and the food is just wonderful!
I also got to work with Joanne from Events by Joanne; we go way back and she always does a great job creating a look that reflects the couple’s personal style.
We dropped in sound for the ceremony, performed for the reception, added dance floor lighting and uplights in their wedding colors.
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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!
The day after Parkway Middle’s event, I got to stay in my hometown for an awesome Sweet 16. This wasn’t one of those outlandish bashes with some spoiled brat liked you se on TV. Nope– this was a really fun guest of honor who has many close friends… and she made sure to spend time with everyone there. That, my friends, is a definition of a good host.
The downsize was the fire alarms are particle-sensitive, not heat-triggered like we were told. Alas, no haze… but Victoria did make her grand entrance alongside two Firetrucks.
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