Archive for July, 2010

Villa Rosa, Waterbury, CT

July 20, 2010

This was our first visit to Villa Rosa in Waterbury CT. This facility has 24 faux columns surrounding the perimeter of the ballroom. We uplit each one with our LED pars and added a few LED bars to highlight the draping along a row of windows. We also provided pinspotting, and a monogram gobo projection on the airwall with a complementing amber texture background. We also projected another monogram gobo onto the floor in the foyer to be seen as guests were leaving. We had the pleasure of working with DJ Rocco, Schaler Photography and Myers Video Productions for this wedding!  

Uplighting By the Cake Table




Gobo with additional texture wash


Monogram Gobo on the floor in the foyer

Don’t Forget the Couches!

July 20, 2010

We got a few double takes when we delivered 4 crisp white couches to the American Portuguese Club in Chicopee for a wedding on a recent Saturday.  People are used to seeing us loading in with our black road cases and lighting fixtures! But this day a very forward thinking couple had rented these 4 white couches from us along with 4 black tables to form a lounge area on each side of their sweetheart table. We don’t have any of the pro pics from the event yet, but here’s a few taken during setup.  These are available from us in White, Black or with enough notice, any color you wish. They look great with a nice fuzzed out gobo texture projection and pinspotted arrangements on the tables!

Three Weddings and a Lighting Design!

July 12, 2010

The Hunnewell Building on the grounds of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank, is one of our favorite venues to light. There is plenty of power, a high ceiling, and a big white empty room to work with! Our latest project there were 3 weddings in one weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The 3 couples and their families collaborated with us and the result was a medium amber conventional uplighting scheme with a lighter complementing texture gobo wash on the ceiling of the main building. We also uplit the attached tent (and a second tent added for the first wedding)  and hung 2 dozen illuminated white lanterns to add scale to the tent. Each wedding used the different parts of the building for different purposes, and we were able to adjust the design quickly to fit each couples needs. All 3 weddings were able to share the cost of the basic lighting package and  were able to add additional items for thier event. For the second wedding, we provided wireless mics and sound for the ceremony and for the reception supported a Jazz trio with a full sound system in the main room and provided a satellite speaker system and feed into the tent.
The third wedding moved the dance floor into the tent so we dimmed the lanterns and uplights to create a romantic atmosphere as the night progressed.