Seeing the Light


With the holidays upon us, one can’t help but think about lighting. It’s everywhere we turn, whether decorating your tree with Christmas lights or Chanukah’s Festival of Lights. The importance of lighting in relation to any design cannot be stressed enough.  And when it comes to events, the right lighting is crucial.  But rather than wax on about how important it is, I’d rather show you some examples of our favorite lighting moments:

Below, a light heart fills the dance floor and delineates the space, while perimeter uplight creates depth and drama. Below, this plain Hallway was transformed into a magical winter wonderland entry using uplight on bare branches.  Lighting by Lightworks. Design by In Any Event.

Below, Pin Spots for each table makes flowers pop, and light behind the swags of fabric add a soft glow.  Hanging lanterns filled with real candles complete the effect of an outdoor garden in a modern, urban loft space.  Lighting by Levy Lighting.  Decor by LMD Floral.

Below, another example of pinspots making the centerpieces pop, and uplight washes the Yale Club in blue.  Centerpieces by Floralia.  Lighting by Intelligent Lighting.

Below, we used lighting to subtly change the color of the room with each course.  Perimeter lighting was sync’d to change with frosted lucite pedestal tables.  Lighting by Lightworks.  Decor by In Any Event.

Below, examples of how lighting can be used to focus guest on the ceremony during a wedding.  Lighting by BML Blackbird at Guastavinos.

Below, a ceremony at The Angel Orensanz Foundation.  To keep the focus on the couple, each of the four trees were uplit, the glass doors were backlit and the sheer organza canopy and aisle were lit from above.  Design by Matthew Robbins.  Lighting by Bruce Benedict.

Below, a subtle dappling of light blurs the line between the magic of the dance floor and the magic of the city lights.  Event Design by In Any Event.  Lighting by Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Below, lighting the trees and water beside this tent created a depth of field at night which would have otherwise been pitch black. Sperry Tent at the Mayflower Inn and Spa, CT. Lighting by Big Wave.

Below, a playful juxtapose of orange and yellow light create columns of color on the window treatments. Pink light on the pool at the Four Seasons Restaurant ties in the table linens and neon theme. Lighting by Levy Lighting.  Decor by LMD Floral.

Black Light in the room for young adults made ribbons appear glow neon.

Below, light projections using logos, gobos and photos create focal points for entryways and spaces with limited floor space.  Here, we projected on a curved glass wall for a twin B’nai Mitzvah celebration. Lighting by BML Blackbird. Photos by Nathan Smith for Ira Lippke Studios.

Below, a gobo of a chandelier compliments the modern ghost candelabra. Lighting by BML Blackbird.

Whatever the season, and whatever the reason, lighting creates the “wow” factor.

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