April 19, 2014

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Nora and Chad :: Mira Vista Country Club

Mira Vista Golf Club was all aglow at Nora and Chad’s reception.  And, not just with the soft uplighting, the beautifully lit cake, the dance lighting and the gobo over the dance floor – but with a crowd of fun guests who were there for one purpose:  To have a great time and celebrate with the newlyweds.  Often times I’ll start mixing in some fun music towards the end of dinner, and this group was on the dance floor in a heart beat.  We postponed the parent dances for a bit, so the guests could get going and have some fun for a bit.

Wedding reception up lighting and cake lighting

The ballroom at Mira Vista, with soft uplighting and cake lighting.

Reception gobo and dance lighting

A view of the dance floor, showing their GOBO and the dance lighting.

Reception guests on the dance floor

Mother and Father of the bride dancing

I love this photo of Nora’s parents, Starley and Barbara.


The bride and groom on the dance floor

Another great photo of Nora and Chad.  Looks like fun to me!


Guests on the dance floor with up lighting

DJ with the bride and groom, Mira Vista, Fort Worth

Happy Couple. Happy DJ.

The Music:

Cocktail & Dinner Music: Jazz Standards
First Dance: “Then”, Brad Paisley
Father / Daughter Dance: “What a Wonderful World”, Louis Armstrong
Mother / Son Dance: “Have I Told You Lately”, Rod Stewart
Bouquet Toss: “Prayin’ for Daylignt”, Rascal Flatts mixed into “Just the Way You Are”, Bruno Mars
Last Slow Song: “To Make You Feel My Love”, Garth Brooks
Exit Song: “Yes!”, Chad Brock

The Team:

Venue: Julie Pearson, Mira Vista Golf Club
Photographer: King Lawrence
Uplighting: Specialty Sound
Cake Lighting: Specialty Sound

Useless Stats:

Speakers uses: Seven
LED uplights: 14
Power Circuits: Four 20-amp
DMX Cable used: 50′
Speaker Cable used: 125′
DJ / Lighting setup man-hours: Eight

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Meghan and Tyler :: Coyote Ridge

Subtitle: The one with the routine – almost!

Meghan and Tyler were truly a joy to work with.  They loved being creative, and wanted their guests to have nothing short of a fabulous time.
Their original plan was to do something fun and unexpected for the guests.  We discussed several ideas, and they came back with a hilarious clip from the TV show, Friends, which they had practiced to “Pop” by her favorite boy-band, N’Sync.

They decided, last minute, to give The Routine “the boot”, but we still had a fantastic time.  We also had a wonderful team for this event, working closely with Barbara at Coyote Ridge, as well as our photographer, Hillary.  They had a family friend shooting video, and we kept him in the loop as well so nothing was missed.

Enjoy the photos!

This lady was a dancing machine!

This lady sure loved to dance!

Dance lighting and up lighting at Meghan and Tyler's reception

In this photo, you can see the LED wall up lighting at the back, which gives a great background for the party.
Also showing is the dance lighting.

Custom design gobo

Meghan and Tyler’s monogram GOBO, with a bit of a fancy border.


The bride and groom with their DJ

Here we are at the end of the night.
No, those aren’t blue halo’s, that’s just the dance lighting hitting our heads!

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The Music:

Cocktail music: Instrumental jazz
Dinner music: Jazz standards
First Dance: “God Gave Me You”, Dave Barnes
Dance Floor Opens: “Dynamite”, Taio Cruz
Father / Daughter Dance: “Cinderella”, Steven Curtis Chapman
Mother / Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World”, Louis Armstrong
Garter Toss: “Fox Sports Theme” into “Texas Tech Fight Song”
Bouquet Toss: “Wishin’ & Hopin’”, Ani DiFranco into “Single Ladies”, Beyonce
Last Dance: “Magic Carpet Ride”, Steppenwolf

The Team:

Venue: Barbara Trotter, Coyote Ridge Golf Club
Photographer: Hillary Anne Photography
Videographer : Family friend
Uplighting: Specialty Sound
Dance Lighting: Specialty Sound

Useless Stats:

Speakers uses: Eight
Uplights used: Six
Dance Lighting: Four moving heads on 15′ truss with two LED cans
LED dance lights: two
Ellipsoidals: One (for monogram GOBO)
Power Circuits: Four 20-amp
DMX Cable used: 75′
Speaker Cable used: 200′
DJ / Lighting setup man-hours: six

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Morgan and Jay :: Westin Stonebriar

Bride and Groom on the dance floor

Morgan and Jay were such a fun couple to work with!  Both Aggies, having met on campus at Texas A&M, having their first date at a local Aggie hotspot, and later becoming engaged Aggie-style – this reception had maroon blood running in it’s veins!

Nearly 400 guests attended the celebration, and were treated to a mix of Texas Country, Classic Country, and current Hip-Hop and Dance music.  The room was up-lit all ’round, and the pipe & drape on the back wall made a great background for the party. And, in true Aggie style, they drank the hotel completely out of Michelob Ultra!

The groom's Aggie cake

The groom’s cake was something to see (as was Morgan’s cake) – it was Bevo standing on the famed UT Austin football field, with his horns cut off!

The Music:

Cocktail music: instrumental jazz
Dinner music: jazz standards, classic rock, alternative
First Dance: “Who I Am”, Wade Bowen & West 84
Father / Daughter Dance: “It Won’t Be Like This for Long”, Darius Rucker (mixed into a 15 second clip of “Baby Got Back”)
Mother / Son Dance: “Forever Young”, Stoney LaRue
Garter Toss: “Wild Thing”, the Troggs into “Danger Zone”, Kenny Loggins
Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies”, Beyonce into “Girls, Girls, Girls”, Motley Crue
Last Dance: “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”, Usher & Pitbull

The Team:

Venue: Ann Flatt, Jill Price, and Chelsea (intern) at the Westin Stonebriar Resort
Photographer: Robert L. Walker, Robert L. Walker Photography
Cakes: Frosted Art
Floral: Sheila Johnson, Floral Concepts
Pipe & Drape: Westin Stonebriar Resort
Uplighting: Specialty Sound
Dance Lighting: Specialty Sound

Useless Stats:

Speakers uses: 10
Uplights used: 20
Dance Lighitng: Five moving heads on a 20′ truss with four LED cans
Power Circuits: Five 20-amp
DMX Cable used: 350′
Speaker Cable used: 250′
DJ / Lighting setup man-hours: 12

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