Had the privilege to service one of Los Angeles most Legendary venues this past weekend, the Park Plaza.Historic, glamorous and definitely one of a kind: Park Plaza’s magnificent architecture and stunning decor provided the perfect backdrop for Kim's Wedding!Wedding Ceremony took place Open Air in the Courtyard, decorated Gazebo and Gold Chivairi Chairs fit in perfectly.Sound was provided and placed inside the Ballroom facing out while being covered by a drape, in other words you can hear but not see, as it should be. Once the Cermony was over the guest proceeded to the Cocktail Room in the Gold Room and the final touches to the Ballroom where done.Ambient Uplights and PinSpots for Centerpieces made the perfect combination to make the Room even more special.Click on the Video below:Park Plaza SetupEntertainment and Presentation was key for the customer and this was made clear with the Special Effects (Dry Ice) and Art Dancers displayed during the Opening of the Ballroom for dinner Overall the night was truly a magical, we are so happy to have been able to be a part of this Special Wedding!
This past Saturday we got to service a Historical Landmark, the Los Angeles Union Station. for Accenture's Yearly Corporate Event. Working with our good Friend and Coordinator Julie Tran, we were able to provide our lighting service and enhance the visuals from the Venue. While the Venue Location is breathtaking for it's vintage 1930's decor, we quickly realized during the planning stage that we needed to provide some additional assistance with power, so with this said, power distribution was provided by an external generator. A couple of distro boxes where placed and problem solved! Unloading was not difficult at all, the representative from Hollywood Locations was VERY helpful and knowledgeable of the venue. Equipment was quickly loaded into the venue and set-up was a breeze. Providing everything from Uplights to Leko Gobo projections to Video Playback, our instal crew had it all ready to go in under 2 hours.
The venue definitely got an upgrade with the Lighting!
Placing the company logo on top the entry archway was the personal touch given to the venue for the night. With our DMX programmable lighting we are able to flip thru colors and choose one that best fits the decor. Here are some below: We definetly had a great time setting up here, we are very gratefull to Accenture for allowing us to service there event for the 2nd year in a row, we cant wait until next year! Photo Credit: Alfonso Mercado Studios
One of the Events we serviced this past weekend was held at the Vibiana. This Venue has 130 years of rich Los Angeles history, 35,000 square feet of luxurious space, baroque inspired interiors, an expansive lush garden, all set in the heart of downtown.The venue hosts a wide range of events including fashion shows, fundraisers, live entertainment, and wedding ceremonies and receptions.Like many venues, we had a scheduled arrival time of 11am. Our install took about 4 hours. We placed over 40 Ambient LED Wash Uplights set to Eggplant Purple, 2 Design Lights with Amber gels, 4 Intelligent Moving Heads, 32 Pin Spots and a Projection Screen in the balcony. Since the Venue is primarily white in color with Marble pillars, we did our best to Highlight the Architecture by adding a wash of color. The Vibiana Staff goes to great lengths to conserve the Venues esthetics and we understand why.....it is simply an amazing Building. Photo Credit: Liz Saldana Photography
It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share OUR photos with YOU.Instagram is an online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook or Twitter.Whenever we see Event Ideas or are in the process of doing Set-ups we snap and post! This allows our FOLLOWERS to see Up To Date footage.So feel free to FOLLOW us! (click on camera above)
This last Saturday's Event was indeed EPIC. We were able to work alongside a great group of vendors and Event Coordinators at the California Science Center in Los Angeles Ca.The Corporate Function was held alongside a piece of history, the Endeavour Space Shuttle! Recently retired from Space flights, it has found a home in DTLA.With Casino Royal being the Events Theme, it was decided to WASH the Hangar with Teal LED's without compromising the Shuttles appearance, so we made sure to spotlight Endeavour with nothing more than the good old' Lekos. These provided just the right amount of light to make the Shuttle POP out.The install crew was great, managed to run power and lighting in under 2-1/2 hours. Photo Credit: Liz Saldana Photography
What do you need to know about event lighting? There are some common features and effects that really bring an event together, and it’s good to be familiar with the terms that describe them as well as their roles.Uplighting causes color and light to wash a room, accentuating the natural appeal of a space and playing off the wedding’s color scheme. Some venues are already gorgeous and benefit from a little enhancement. Others are more basic, or even challenging, and require transformation. Uplighting helps achieve the desired effect. One of the most popular theme elements in today’s weddings is the monogram. Featuring your new couple identity graphically is a beautiful way to personalize your event. A lighting professional can project your monogram or a custom “gobo”, which can be your names or an image, on the dance floor. As an extra benefit, the projection will not damage the dance floor and does not require messy application. Pin Spot lighting is strategically hung from the ceiling of a venue and focuses on elements that you want to feature most. They are commonly installed over each table to add drama to already gorgeous centerpieces. Pin Spots are great tools for drawing attention to the best features of a room, which can also serve to distract from your least favorite elements. For the ultimate entrance, consider a Dance Floor Wash. Imagine the entire ballroom going completely dark until a spotlight illuminates the newlyweds as they approach and take the first steps into their first dance. A wash manned by an experienced technician can infinitely increase the drama and create the kind of magical, memorable moment you deserve.Thanks for the this awesome article to :http://www.richmondweddings.com/blog/wedding-planning/the-ins-and-outs-of-event-lighting-your-wedding-decor/
Bring a bit of old world charm to your special event with Italian String Lights. This lighting effect has decorative globe lamps, spaced at intervals, creating a lighting string of lamps that can be suspended over an area such as a dancefloor or an outdoor patio. When it comes to Weddings, it sets the mood for by giving off a sense of romance and elegance. Candles of all shapes and sizes have been used for years to decorate weddings and are still being used today. As beautiful as candles look there are other ways brides are lighting up their reception. One of our favorite ways is to use string lighting.
1. Lighting is no longer an amenityThe modern bride has a mental picture for her wedding that requires the use of lighting to fulfill it. She may not know what to call it or how to get it, but lighting is a necessity in creating the atmosphere for her dream look. Don’t believe me? Check her pinterest account.2. It takes time to set up good lightingOn average we spend 3 hours setting up the lighting, 1.5 hours taking it down and our technicians are on call during the event for approx. 6 additional hours. Anyone can hang a light, but It takes time to get the details right and ensure a problem-free evening!3. LED lighting is not for every applicationThere are many types of lighting fixtures used in many different applications. LED lighting is great, but not for every application. Wireless and battery power lighting is also very valuable, but if you rely on it for everything you will be disappointed. There are new fixtures and gadgets coming out every day and like computers they become obsolete about the time they hit the shelf! Don’t get caught up in the “race for the latest”. We are committed to finding the most efficient and practical ways to use lighting instruments for your design. However, you can bet that we will not suggest you try to keep up with the hourly trends in electronic breakthroughs and spend more on something you really don’t need. Let us help you create a practical design that you love.4. Brighter is not betterOk, lets face it. when you think of a light, you automatically want the brightest! This is a natural way of thinking. Setting the desired mood with lighting is a carefully calculated process that takes the entire event into perspective. For instance, if you want a nice soft romantic atmosphere then you want consistently low lighting. If you have an extremely bright dance floor, or perhaps a vivid backdrop amidst the romantic look it can create a “lighting conflict” making the candlelight glow on your tables look too dim. This in-turn creates an uncomfortable atmosphere for you and your guests. Keeping the intensity of lighting consistent is key to creating the right lighting design.Inspired by Ben Lawles
See something missing from this Wedding Reception shot? Let me give you a clue, it is what gets you dancing....yes the DJ and sound placement. Most DJ's tend to place there sound in the front of the hall facing the guests thinking that it's the best way for sound to travel. Others like to show what they have and beleive that SIZE matters, the more speakers the better it sounds. This my friends is not the case! We must always keep in mind the Wedding Venue Esthetics! Never try to take away attention from the ocassion....the WEDDING. Check out the following set-up by a Los Angeles based Disc Jockey "DJDANNI" from Clubzlive:This set-up not only provides powerful sound, but keep the Wedding Venue Esthetics. This specific speaker is the QSC K10. 1000watts powered speaker with throw at 90deg. (And no, I do not work for QSC, just loved their K series)So please remember ESTHETICS ESTHETICS ESTHETICS, we alwasy want the Venu to look it's best, our clients will appreciate that for years to come. The last thing a couple wants to see and show off in their Wedding Albums are the speakers used on their special day. Feel free to get full specs at http://www.qscaudio.com/products/speakers/k_series/k_series_k10.php