Sunday, January 17, 2010

Reception Lighting

We met Jeff Simpson from Simpsound on Saturday at The State Club. We were so excited that he was able to come out and show us some of his ideas for lighting our Reception. I didn't get a chance to take many pictures and my camera wasn't capturing the effects well, but we were blown away!

The ceilings in the ballroom are very high with gorgeous chandeliers. However, we were afraid that without lighting, the walls could end up looking too plain. We're hoping to do some colored uplighting on the walls around the room as well as a custom monogrammed gobo light for the dance floor.

Here's what the fireplace looks like in the dimmed ballroom:
And, here's what it looks like at the same time, but with uplighting between the columns on the sides of the fireplace:
The lighting really highlights the architecture of the room and is so dramatic! We really think that it will set the tone for a fun reception. For this example, he used a pinkish/purple color, but he can customize it to almost any color that we want.

Here are some more pictures of receptions/events that Jeff's company has done the lighting for.
We're sooo excited and know it will look amazing!


  1. Looks great with the lighting! This is another thing we have to budget for.. ugh! :)