Wedding & Event Lighting 101 by A.K Productions
The following is a list of some commonly used lighting elements used at weddings and events. Familiarize yourself with these basic terms and you will be able to express exactly how you want us to make your wedding or event special with lighting :
Gobo – A specially designed metal or glass insert that goes into a special lighting fixture to project an image. Many couples use a custom gobo to project their monogram onto the dance floor or the wall behind the head table.
Break Up Pattern – Using a gobo to project a large pattern onto the dance floor, a wall, or the ceiling. You can pick image patterns that go with your wedding theme and tie the lighting in nicely with the rest of the décor.
Uplighting – Placing special lighting fixtures next to architectural features or against the wall around the perimeter of the room to project columns of light upwards. Uplighting is probably the most cost-effective and dramatic wedding lighting element. A.K Productions offers LED uplighting. These lights allow you to achieve millions of different colors with just one lighting fixture.
Intelligent Lighting –Lighting fixtures that can be controlled through the use of special controllers or software. This will allow your lighting providers to change the look and feel of the lighting throughout the reception. With the right intelligent lighting fixtures, you can turn your dance floor into a high-energy, nightclub-style dance party at the flip of a switch!
As you work on your wedding lighting design consider what colors you would like to use. You can opt for colors that match or complement your wedding color scheme or go for something more neutral like rose or amber.
If you are using intelligent LED lighting we will be able to change the color of the lighting throughout your reception; imagine a soft amber glow during dinner that slowly fades into a more festive purple when the dancing begins. Your guests will be amazed at the transformation of the room into a festive party.
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Lighting is a cost-effective way to completely transform the look and feel of your reception and can create an atmosphere that will wow your guests. If you need help doing some research please contact us and we will work with you (and within your budget) to help bring your vision of your wedding day to light!
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Here’s a wedding we also worked on together just recently. Fort Garry Hotel Wedding