Is it time to decide on a venue for your reception or event?
Your head might be spinning trying to decide on a perfect venue to make your event come to life and impress your guests. If you are sticking with a budget, or have decided on a plain venue, keep in mind that you can turn an empty canvas into a masterpiece with the correct lighting. Lighting is key to any event. You can change the whole look of a room by adding color, design, or highlighting an important accent piece. You know that wedding cake you spent a fortune on? Why not draw attention to it by shining a spotlight right on it? Your guests will be wowed and you will feel like that cake money was well spent.
Have you ever walked into a room and instantly felt happy? Or vice versa, sad? Next time, pay attention to the color on the walls and the lighting in the room.
Believe it or not, there is a psychological side to colors. Yellow can make you feel happy and upbeat, while blue is more of a relaxing, calm color. If you are trying to pick a venue for your event and are having troubles with the feeling of the room, it could be the coloring and/or lighting. Don’t fret! You can hire a lighting specialist to use a technique called “color wash” to spread color throughout the room (*ahem* like Fyerfly!). A color wash will drape your room with any color of your choice and can totally transform your event space.
Textured lighting can add patterns on the walls, ceilings, or any space that will go along with your theme. It is a great way to fill empty space in the venue to add spark and creativity to your event. From snowflakes for a winter Wonderland theme, to vines or a pattern on the ceiling, textured lighting can add the extra wow-factor that might be exactly what your venue needed.
You know that cake spotlight I talked about earlier? This is where the technique of up pin spotting comes in. Your lighting specialist can draw the focus to any area or any special piece you would like to highlight in the room.
Adding the right lighting and color to the event can create the perfect amount of flare and spark. Up lighting also gives dimension to the room. By focusing lights on different parts of the walls or drape, the room can come alive.
Even the plainest venue space has the potential to transform into something amazing by adding the right lighting. Not sure where to begin with lighting? That is where we come in. We can plan any of your lighting designs and answer any questions you have. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or look us up at FyerFlyProductions.com !
We had the pleasure of providing the wedding lighting at the Ritz Carlton Orlando for Elizabeth and Boyd’s wedding. First a special thanks to Jensen Larson Photography for sharing these amazing shots with us. We provided a canopy of lights, uplighting, textures and pin spots.
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Many traditions are still held in weddings till this day, however things change as time precedes on. We have had clients whose fathers passed away when they were young, so they will never get the chance to have a father daughter dance, or have him walk them down the aisle. But they still have someone very close to their heart and can represent him and his love, their mother. The woman who gave them life and love, who held their hand through every section of life when their father could not. A question you might ask yourself as a bride: how could I possibly honor both people in my life who held such a significant role? To give her the “Mother Daughter Dance”, this would keep the tradition and honor of both their parents. Songs are hard to choose because the lyrics and notes speak to someone on a personal level, but now you can pick something that would represent your mother and what she means to you. Listed below are just a few songs in the world of many that might make your heart take flight as you listen to them and take you back to a time and place where things were simple. Playing dress up and having a tea party with water in the cups, doing the most wonderful makeup on your mother while wearing her heels. Right now you are a bride, but just for a little while longer you are her little Princess and still playing dress up with dreams large enough to reach the sky.
Dun dun da duuuuuun. Dun dun da duuuum. If you couldn’t guess, that was me singing the wedding processional. It’s the moment when the groom first gets to see his bride, and the bride’s father realizes it’s time to give his baby girl away. Such an important moment requires the perfect accompaniment, music. The reception music can be just as important for your guests. If you remember a wedding reception you weren’t particularly fond of, think of the music that was played. Not your taste? Everyone knows that music can make or break any event. You do not want your guests leaving telling everyone your wedding was boring. How do you avoid this? Take a look at our list of the top wedding songs of all time.
Pre Ceremony Music- Something light, such as music by the Vitamin String Quartet, or similar artists to display the mood.
Groom/ Groomsmen Entrance- Something to compliment your pre ceremony music. We don’t want to startle grandma and start jamming out to “Baby Got Back”…or do we? If you are looking for a more modern take, a popular song has been Chris Brown’s “Forever” or Jason Mraz “I’m Yours.”
Bridesmaids Song- The traditional way to go is “Canon in D” but if you are looking for more of a shock factor you can steal the two from the groomsmen list, or another popular choice is “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson.
Bride’s Song- The classic entrance song is the Wedding Processional which you can never go wrong with. But if tradition is not your thing, a popular choice has also been “Marry Me” by Train.
For any of your ceremony songs, you can almost always find a beautiful string or instrumental version of your favorite song. This is a great way to go if you want a classic style with a modern twist.
Wedding Party Intro Song- For most weddings, this is the moment that signals “it is time to let loose!” The most popular song for your wedding party to make their entrance is “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas. Another great song is “I’ll Be There for You” by the Rembrandts.
Bride/ Dad First Dance- It’s a tear jerking moment, therefore the song should reflect that. Popular choices include “I Loved Her First” by Heartland and “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw.
Groom/ Mother First Dance- All eyes are on mom and son, what song are you going to choose? Rascal Flatts “My Wish” or “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men have been some crowd-pleasing favorites.
Bride/ Groom First Dance- This song will probably become “your song” for the rest of your lives, (no pressure). Etta James “At Last” is a classic, along with “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton.
Of course, there are endless possibilities to what songs you can use at your wedding. The best way to find the songs that best suit your wedding is to hire a DJ. They are experts at knowing all the latest songs, as well as timeless classics. Hiring a DJ is also a way to ensure your guests leave happy with their dancing legs (and maybe ego) a little sore. If you are looking for a DJ or more information, you can email us at email@example.com, or visit our website at FyerFlyProductions.com !