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Lighting is such an important topic. One that has been ignored long enough! Lighting can transform your reception from blah to amazing. Oh, how I love nice lighting. Something as simple as up lights can completely change the look of your venue as well as beautifully enhance your photos. Up lights are just the tip of the iceberg! According to Lighten Up Inc., getting married is one of the most captivating events of your life. From ceremony to cocktail hour and reception, Lighten Up Inc. will design your vision from a simple gathering with table pin spotting, cake, dance floor and band lighting, to an elegant affair adding perimeter wall/landscape lighting, lanterns or even a dramatic club-like effect as the night goes on. Lighten Up Inc. will create the ambience of your dreams. Well, I reallycouldn’t have said it better myself.

I asked Stephanie Lairson, one of Southern California’s most distinguished wedding coordinators her thoughts on lighting. Here’s what Stephanie had to say:

Lighting is a MUST. It is THE wow factor! Lighting provides instant ambience and makes a statement - whether that be funky or elegant – even before guests have taken a seat. Of course, flowers and linens are key elements to your guest tables but I would urge brides not to spend their entire budget on these two items. I know budgets come in all sizes. Some brides might be thinking that lighting is too “over the top” or expensive. Lighting also comes in all sizes. Most hotels have their own Audio Visual departments and can provide simple up-lighting for a nominal fee. Or on the opposite end of the spectrum, you can hire a lighting company to put together a custom package. You can have lights changing colors throughout the evening - maybe different colors for different foodcourses – or lighting that changes with music. The options are truly endless!


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