Tent Wedding in Southwick, Massachusetts

August 10, 2010

When I was first approached by Jason and Beth about lighting a tent for their Wedding in Southwick, Massachusetts, there were more then a few open items. Like color and the size of the tent for instance! But this wedding has raised the bar in our book for a successful back yard (yes,  back yard!!) wedding. The tent was 120 feet by 40 feet and provided by Fantasy Tents of East Longmeadow.  This was one of the largest tents we have worked in and the quality of the tent was amazing!
We washed the ceiling with a light Amber leaf texture and pinspotted the tables for contrast. We also hung a few 24″ white lanterns in the bar tent and on the deck of the home hosting the wedding.
We also had the pleasure of providing lighting for the band Maxxtone. This band rocked the reception and had the dance floor full until… well, whatever time we got out of there. Yes, folks we enjoyed ourselves at this wedding :). The catering was provided by The North Elm Butcher Block of Westfield and the food was amazing! 





Monogram Gobo Projection with Ceiling Texture and Band/Dance Floor Lighting


Ceiling Texture and Pinspots


Ceiling Texture and Pinspots


Lanterns in Bar Tent


Just a cool overall shot... Shoulda used a tripod!

The Boston Harbor Hotel

August 10, 2010

The Boston Harbor Hotel is a great place for a wedding! The view is spectacular and the service is second to none. The venue has some features that make lighting the room a fun project! There are accessible, but unnoticable lighting battens built in to the ceiling for Pinspots or lekos, and a dmx console built into the room! The 6 columns in the center of the room can be uplit with either our wireless units or our pars or short bars. The perimeter of the room looks great with our 1 meter LED bars for full, even coverage. 

View from the Harbor


Overall Room with LED Bars on perimeter and LED wireless units on the columns


Pinspotted Cake


Pinspotted Head Table


Gobo Projection on Dance Floor

Colormaker wireless battery operated LED fixtures available at CJC Event Lighting

August 10, 2010

CJC Event Lighting announces the availability of Colormaker LED fixtures to augment  it’s arsenal of available professional lighting equipment. These units feature  a small LED panel, a 10 hour battery life and wireless color control. Perfect for the small area without access to power that needs uplighting, these units also feature wireless control of the color output.    



Colormaker uplighting a column


Uplighting a column wirelessly

Mohegan Sun

August 10, 2010

Uplighting the Uncasville ballroom at the Mohegan Sun Casino takes a little bit of doing!  We used our 1 meter LED Bars to uplight the traditional indian decor sconces and pinspotted the Cake table, Head Table and selected guest tables. We also provided a subtle texture to hide the massive airwall that divided the 40,000 square foot ballroom into the more manageable Salon A ! 





Uplit and Textured Airwall behind candle display


Pinspotted Centerpiece


Pinspotted Cake with uplit Sconce


Uplit Sconce


Pinspotted Centerpieces with Uplighting

Tommy and Laura at The Log Cabin

August 10, 2010

The recent wedding of Tommy and Laura Plante at The Log Cabin included many of our wedding vendor friends. It’s only right that the owner of Hard at Play DJ service had one of the most well planned and elegant weddings we’ve lit this year!
We uplit the perimeter of the ballroom with shades of Lipstick and slowly transformed the color to Spice over the course of the evening and added accents of Amber to the airwall. We pinspotted the table arrangements from Durocher Florist, the cake from Cerrato’s Bakery, and the head table.
Joining us that evening were Seth Kaye Photography, Steven Fowler Films, CT Party Photos, and DJ Rob Alberti.

Pinspotted Centerpieces with Uplighting

Overall Room

Pinspotted Cake

Amber uplights behind a pinspotted centerpiece

Amber uplights behind the Sweetheart table

Lipstick and Spice custom programmed LED uplights

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.

Springstep in Medford

June 24, 2010

Springstep is a  busy multi-use dance facility in the Boston suburb of Medford, MA. We used LED bars to transform a medium-sized dance studio into an upscale club room for dancing after the formal reception was held in the large studio upstairs! We lit an existing full length window drape with a custom programmed slow rolling color fade that complemented the wedding colors and added the Bride and Groom’s custom monogram via a gobo projection on the wall.  

Springstep Web Images


Club Room


Table shot


Upper Dance Studio

The Castle of Knights

June 21, 2010

The Castle of Knights is a classic banquet facility in Chicopee, MA. We were asked to provide a custom sized Gobo projection over the impressive stone fireplace, pinspot selected room elements and uplight the room. 

Uplighting with Pinspots

Uplighting on drapery with Pinspots

Uplighting, Pinspots and a Custom Monogram Gobo Projection

Table Pinspotting

Arrangement Pinspotting