April 20, 2014

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Dorothy and Barrett :: LaCima Club

Dorothy and Barrett had a great story about when they met.  Barrett is a hockey coach, and Dorothy is a figure skating coach.  A friend of his had invited him to play in a senior league hockey game (something Barrett really wasn’t excited about).  However, when he set eyes on the score keeper (Dorothy), he was happy to be there.  How did they meet?  Well, he fouled one of the players, but the referee didn’t see it.  So he told the ref “Hey, you need to put me in the penalty box!”.

wedding reception gobo

This photo shows their monogram gobo on the ceiling, and the uplighting along the outside columns.



Since the bride is a figure skating coach, we had a little bit of fun with the first dance.  I printed
up some score cards for the wedding party, which they held up at the finish of  Dorothy and Barrett’s
first dance.  It was a huge hit! (And they scored a 5.9 out of 6!)



I love this photo!


Reception guests dancing

I had a great time at Dorothy and Barrett’s reception – what a fun crowd!


The groom getting crazy!

Our groom, Barrett, performing a toe-touch.
I can honestly say that I’ve never seen this before (and it did make me wince a little!)



I get a cool photo every once in a while. (You should see the hundreds that I delete!)


DJ Tommy Evans with the Bride and Groom

Happy couple: Happy DJ


The Music:

Cocktail music: Classical
Dinner Music: Jazz instrumentals
First Dance: “God Bless the Broken Road”, Rascal Flatts
Father / Daughter Dance: “Half the Man”, Brad Paisley
Mother / Son Dance: “Because You Loved Me”, Celine Dion
Garter Toss: “Danger Zone”, Kenny Loggins
Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies”, Beyonce

The Team:

Venue: Katy Boykin, LaCima Club
Photographer: Catoe Hervey
Uplighting: Specialty Sound

Useless Stats:

Speakers used: Four
LED dance lights: Seven
Power Circuits: Two 20-amp
DMX Cable used: 150′
Speaker Cable used: 50′
DJ / Lighting setup man-hours: Six

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Secondly… I wanted to tell you this on NYE but Korby didn’t know yet, but we’re pregnant! (It was a surprise to both of us!), but we are excite

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!

See below for more photos!

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

More photos!

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