Posts Tagged ‘Durocher Florist’

Theatrical Lighting and Uplighting for your Wedding or Special Event

February 16, 2011
We’ve all seen those ultimate wedding shows. You know the ones where the budget just makes you blink a couple of times. A common theme in most of those high-end weddings is the use of theatrical lighting to create a mood in the venue. Once only reserved for the “platinum wedding” crowd, Theatrical lighting can enhance any event for almost any budget.

Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

 The right lighting will create the right atmosphere and when it’s done well, lighting can make everything, including your flowers, cake, and guests, look better. Lighting can transform a venue. You can take an old church hall or a dated banquet room and completely transform it into a very high-end looking room.

Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA

 Simple lighting solutions can be quite affordable. If you’re planning an evening reception, make sure to visit your site at least once when it’s dark outside. Look around the room and see where the fixed lighting is focused. Lights that illuminate the walls, windows, and ceiling can draw attention away from the center of the room. You want to keep everyone’s eyes on the tables, dance floor, and each other.

Cambridge Marriott, Boston, MA

You’ll also need to discuss how much electricity your lighting designer is going to need. Your band or DJ will have to have an isolated power source and won’t want to risk tripping a circuit breaker.Ask if the site has dimmers for their overhead lights, and if there’s any fluorescent lighting at all, keep it turned off! Also, make sure there won’t be any service doors kept open, which could flood the space with light and ruin the effect.

Easthampton Room at The Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA

 In order to express your desires to your lighting professional, You’ll need to know a couple of terms which will help to let the designer know what you want.
 A Pin Spot is a fixture that provides a focused beam of light to illuminate an object like a centerpiece or wedding cake.
 A Color Wash is basically a blanket of colored light covering an entire area. This can be accomplished with Uplighting.
 Uplighting is when there are fixtures placed on the floor shooting up on to the wall. Several different types of fixtures can be used to accomplish this effect. Your lighting professional will recommend the right fixture by taking into account power requirements and the type of color saturation desired.
  Gobo projections can include the couple’s monogram or an abstract texture pattern to add interest to a plain wall or ceiling.

About the Event Lighting Blog:

Jim Powers is the CEO of CJC Event Lighting, a professional lighting and production company based in Massachusetts. Jim has over 25 years experience in the wedding industry, and has been heavily involved in Electrical Engineering, Music & Sound Production and Theatrical Lighting for much longer than he would like to admit and his age would suggest.
CJC Event Lighting specializes in Wedding and Event Lighting in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Boston, and all of New England. CJC Event Lighting transforms your event space using professional theatrical lighting equipment setup and operated by experienced theatrical lighting designers.

Contact Information:
Jim Powers jim@cjceventlighting.com
CJC Event Lighting www.cjceventlighting.com
(413) 737-7555 • (617) 252-8116 • (203) 971-8220

A Fall Wedding at the Boston Marriott Longwharf

November 11, 2010

As an event planning professional with the Springfield Marriott organization, our bride knew just the right vendors to pick to put together an amazing wedding! We worked with the crews from Durocher Florist http://www.durocherflorist.com and Bunnell Photography http://www.bunnellphotography.com for this event and the results were just amazing! This wedding even had a cigar roller during cocktail hour, and a belly dancer!

 The Boston Marriott Longwharf is a very “lighting friendly” venue. Plenty of airwall track and individually controlled power for our pinspot adaptors make lighting this room a pleasure! We used over 30 pinspots connected right to the powered track rails to highlight every guest table and food station! We were able to hang our ellipsoidal fixtures from the airwall track  to produce the stunning wall textures around the room. We uplit with a dark amber and gelled our textures with a lighter amber to create the contrast.

Heather from Durocher Florist provided dramatic tall centerpieces, a seating card “tree”, and some creative, textural bouquets that were absolutely some of the best arrangements we have ever seen!

Kathy from Bunnell Photography did an amazing job capturing the images from this event!

About the Event Lighting Blog:

Jim Powers is the CEO of CJC Event Lighting, a professional lighting and production company based in Massachusetts. Jim has over 25 years experience in the wedding industry, and has been heavily involved in Electrical Engineering, Music & Sound Production and Theatrical Lighting for much longer than he would like to admit and his age would suggest.
CJC Event Lighting specializes in Wedding and Event Lighting in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Boston, and all of New England. CJC Event Lighting transforms your event space using professional theatrical lighting equipment setup and operated by experienced theatrical lighting designers.

Contact Information:
Jim Powers jim@cjceventlighting.com
CJC Event Lighting www.cjceventlighting.com
(413) 737-7555 • (617) 252-8116 • (203) 971-8220

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

Playing Around With Light

May 21, 2010

We had the opportunity to play around with some of our friends at the Delaney House this past week, Durocher Florist, Robert Charles Photography, and CJC Event Lighting are working on a marketing project that you will see the results of shortly. Here are a few sneak peeks at the shoot. It was fun to work with some colors that we might not otherwise get a chance to use… (please note that these are my own photos, the real images taken by Bob from Robert Charles are amazing!!)  

Draping with Uplighting and Pinspotting

 

A nice pink uplight with a complementing gobo texture on the recessed chandelier.

 

Deep Blue with a Pinspotted floral arrangement by Durocher Florist

 

Deep Blue with Pinspotted floral arrangements by Durocher Florist

 

Green... not sure about this color... 🙂

Couches, Draping and Lighting.. oh, my!

April 10, 2010

CJC Event Lighting has couches, 13 foot high draping and tables to bring your event to an even higher level! The photo below is our booth at the Western New England Spring Bridal Show where we showcased our new additions. We uplit the drapery with LED pars set to 100%blue and then projected a magenta texture on the entire set. We then pinspot the floral arrangement (provided by our friends at Durocher Florist!) to tie it all together. We have 6 couches available in both White and Black.

 

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