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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.