A Change In Light Can Make Everything Right

Above image compliments of Catherine Rhodes Photography, lighting compliments of Exclusive Events

Lighting is everything. Am I right? Lighting effects photos, how good your makeup looks, the mood of a room, and it can transform any event space. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look at a few events the incorporated a lighting professional into their vendor list.

A colored uplight can completely transform a space like you see in the photos below. The venue goes from a large, stark room with harsh lines to a warm and more dramatic feel.

                        BEFORE                                                            AFTER

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Photos and lighting compliments of SW Productions

Lighting can add cohesiveness to the space by using one of the accent colors to compliment the other decorations.


Lighting compliments of Complete Wedding + Events

It can also be utilized to highlight an architectural details or draw attention to a particular piece.

11986469_813051125474827_5414944666708549998_nLighting compliments of Exclusive Events. 

Lighting can be used as the wow factor, especially outdoors on a patio or inside a tent like this photo below:


Photo compliments of Lindsey Pantaleo and lighting compliments of Exclusive Events.

Or, it can add a little personalization to an event.


Lighting compliments of SW Productions

Now this is a totally different type of lighting, but fireworks are never a bad idea! There’s nothing like a big bang to the end of a fabulous evening.


Photo compliments of Silverbox Photographers and fireworks compliments of SW Productions

Regardless of how you use lighting at your event, it always has a huge impact that never disappoints. Even if it does take up more of your budget than you would like to, it usually adds enough style to an event that you can eliminate some decor from another area. That is if you need to squeeze it into your budget….totally worth the expense!


These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

When I originally started this blog, I was inspired by how many celebrations I was getting to be involved in and celebrate this year. And from the graphic above, you can see really how much celebrating I did this year! How blessed am I that this year has been such a whirlwind of milestones that I get to share with family, friends and clients?

And when I look back at all of these events, there are a few things that stand out as my favorites:

The handmade paper flowers from the wedding of Heather Benson & Alex Horn. I mean talk about talent!

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Our vintage Mother’s Day finds for brunch. I mean, who doesn’t like getting paid to go antiquing as part of your job?


The bride who took some golf action shots in her wedding dress.

Photo compliments of Tyler Beck Photography.

 The police car that crashed the wedding reception.


The ability to pull off a total surprise.

The mounds of flowers I got to enjoy far past the Elder/Smith wedding.

Photo compliments of Silverbox Photography.

The unplugged ceremony that focused on guests taking in the real moments of the wedding.

Photo compliments of KatFour Photo.

 The genuineness of couples.

Photo compliments of Lindsey Pantaleo
Photo compliments of Lindsey Pantaleo.

The fact that my friends are creative enough to make McDonald’s the theme for a bridal shower.

Photo compliments of B. B. Photography
Photo compliments of B. B. Photography.

The handmade cakes by Lauren.


The endless supply of cheers & champagne!


The “Friends” photo booth.

Photo compliments of J. Kelley Photography & Photo Booth.

The monogrammed corn hole games.


The gorgeous calligraphy and attention to detail from Blue Poppy Lettering.


The presence of a lost mother.


That magical moment of walking down the aisle.

Photos compliments of Heather Brulez Photography.

When your heart is so happy for a couple that you feel like it could burst!

Photo compliments of Carretto Studio.

The warm candlelight glow of this reception.


And lastly because I am biased, the entire day on September 17, 2016.

Photo compliments of D. Squared.