THIS is a school that knows how to party! Hosted at the ever-flexible Lake Buena Vista Palace, Winter Park High School brought in non-stop energy that almost tore the floor in half. They wanted amazing music and a beautiful light show to match– this is EXACTLY what they got. They enjoyed it so much the sponsor told us that for the first time in 6 years, no one complained about the music!
Check out the photos and video that Monica shot below– including the Harlem Shake!
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!
The definition of ironic is a when a bride thinks that being in the business for this long, I’ve seen it all and her wedding may be just traditional, when in reality it was one of the more unique ones yet!
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Julie and Clay are an amazing couple whose personality fills up the room. They held their ceremony in Solomon’s Castle in Ona, which is near Wauchula. Solomon, her grandfather, built this castle from scratch. The reception was held in her parents’ house, which they also built… to look like a room made of chocolate (from the outside).
Sure, the location enough was unique, but even better was the delicious food the family served (not to mention the amazing food at the Boat on the Moat restaurant) and the overall gratitude that exuded from Julie and Clay. The best part was when Julie decided she wanted to try to mix a couple of songs in! It was a great wedding; Monica and I had a great time as you can see in the pics and video below!
The last wedding of the year always has to be a party… and luckily Ashley and Michael wanted to do just that. They were also an incredibly cool, go-with-the flow type of couple… and as a DJ, I love that!
Hosted at the Butler Room in the Rosen Hotel, it was a pleasure working with Francesca. I’ve had the opportunity to work with her before she was employed at the Rosen, so I knew things would be easy regarding setup and such… and indeed it was. Working with Francesca made this the smoothest event I’ve done there… she really had a grip on things and was always easy to locate. If she was tied up handling something, one of her staff was readily available.
The lighting was simple but SUPER effective: 2 LED washes and one centerpiece light really flooded the area. This is thanks to the tall 2nd story balcony floor of the Butler room. By having the lights up high, the entire room was washed in rich lighting.
We had requests all night from older music to true 90s bass booty music (my fave), so there truly was a bit for everyone. Check out the pics and video below! Happy New Year and may God bless all of you this 2013!
When Carlisha from A Rose Design sent Mark and Sara our way, we knew they’d be an amazing couple to work for. Sara is a geologist and Mark works in engineering for the Disney Orlando theme parks, but also used to be an animator for the animation giant. They’re huge Star Wars fans, or really any of the big epic movies, and wanted to incorporate that into the wedding.
Since they were worried that no one in their family dances (which was a “Challenge Accepted” moment for me), they also wanted to do the Bride & Groom Game Show.
Fast-forward to the day of, the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista was decorated with an all white look with centerpieces that Mark made himself. Their primary wedding color, blue, would come in through the uplighting. However, we had a small dilemma, all the beautiful white in the room was offset by the yellow tint that ordinary lights give away. This is when my wife, Monica, came up with the idea of mounting our LED blinders to bounce off the ceiling. Now the room was pure white and the blues looked amazing!!!
The ceremony was a bit cold, but guests were greeted with some of the best tasting hot-cocoa ever as they walked in to the cocktail hour. If that wasn’t enough, there were delicious cookie to accompany said cocoa.
The event itself was a blast and even when it was an intimate wedding reception, people did dance. Check out the pics and video below!