This was my last Christmas party of the year… and ironically it’s when my green vinyl came in, so now I can do red and green: Merry Christmas!!! This party was awesome because I got to mix in between sets of a Mariachi band. These guys were great and kept the dance floor moving, too. My favorite part is where guests could grab the mic and sing while the Mariachis played along. I have to say that the singers were really talented and into the music they were singing– this wasn’t basic karaoke!
Check out the pics and video below!
I love Wonderworks, so of course I was excited when I was asked to help host their end of the year party. The employees were a tad shy at first, but after a bit, they jumped out on the floor. Lots of great prizes were given away after a great meal, and lots of fun requests were made.
Pics and video below!
Liz & Shaun have an incredible set of family and friends who really wanted to party!
They chose the beautiful Paradise Cove in Orlando. If you’ve been there, then you know that the only lights in there are the hanging lights which aren’t the brightest. That’s no problem, as we brought out plenty of dance floor lighting and created some dramatic, but elegant scenes. (Watch the cake cutting in the video below). On top of that, our white cyc light not only created powerful, timed strobes to create high energy sets, but also flooded the ENTIRE area with a even white light so everyone could enjoy the night’s activities. The photographer and videographer loved it!
Check out my photos below… as well as some great video… by great I mean content, as my assistant had some issues with the focus, lol.
Liz & Matt are an awesome couple! Like my wife and I, they both share a common job that allows them to talk industry jargon with each other– they’re both programmers! Matt also did a lot with live sound, so we got along quite well!
Their reception was at the Peggy Brown Building and I worked with a Dream Team! Diana with two of my favorite vendors and friends Tim Hicklin of Storybook Weddings, and Maggi with Piece of Cake By Maggi!
We mixed in lots of Latin favorites as Liz’s family is Hispanic and wanted a good mix of salsa, merengue, and bachata.
Check out the photos and video below!
Eddie and Amber saw us TWO years ago at a bridal show and said “we HAVE to have you… and the BOSE… and that sub!” They are a young, Christian, enthusiastic couple who had MANY ideas about an exciting New Year’s Eve wedding celebration with their closest friends and family.
So the challenge? The location was a church gym; A gym with a balcony that allowed some of the lighting to have a higher vantage point.
The easy part? I worked with Joette from Party People Celebration Company and Marilyn with Flowers by Marilyn. EASY WORK! These two ladies, coupled with Monica (my lead lighting designer) and Derek (senior tech) made the gym transformation super easy. I promise you won’t even recognize that it’s a gym!
Oh yeah, and there was a WICKED COOL balloon drop!!
So what did the lighting include?
- Well, we had 4 totems around the dance floor lit in a cool white (camera didn’t show it as cool) with a moving head on top of each one.
- Baby blue uplights adorned the entire room, even warming up the swag and drapes that Joette set up
- White trussing held scanners (which were used as spotlights), special requested effects lights, and dance floor floods. Trussing was lit up in wedding colors.
- The balcony held two leikos which projected a really nice pattern on the wall. The pattern rotated super slowly!
- The balcony also held floods which lit the entire area where the tables were placed. A couple of blacklights gave the white décor a very subtle pop. We didn’t want to saturate it.
- Blue and green stars grazed the area between the balloon drops.
- A blue liquid sky made a special appearance that transformed this beautiful wedding into a chic night club!
LOTS of beautiful pics and three videos… two timelapses and an event recap! What an AMAZING New Year’s Eve!!!!!!!
Oh yes, and a Snap Yourself Silly Photobooth added to the perfect ambiance!!!