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Reagan Building Wedding Lighting – Two Tone Uplighting

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Regan building wedding lighting with wireless uplights.

Two toned uplighting can create a romantic, elegant and dramatic looks for weddings. When lighting a large space and covering unsightly room features, drape and uplights  go a really long way. Not only will the drape hide the elements you don’t want to see, drapes provide an excellent backdrop to for the uplights that will bring in warmth, color, and added light levels.

The Reagan Building in Washington, DC is a large space with soaring ceilings creating a really grand feel. The large glass ceiling provides light during the day but at night lighting is always an issue because of the large space and lack of flattering light. Offices flank either side of the main area used for weddings so large fabric sheer panels are the perfect way to hide those offices.

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Use two color uplighting on tall columns and drape to create an elegant and dramatic uplighting effect.

Power is always an issue in large spaces like the Reagan building and our rental battery powered uplighting is the perfect solution. For the entire space we used 150 of our battery powered uplights to provide ambient light to the entire space.

Going with a two toned uplighting scheme reimagines the existing architectural elements into something more suited for an elegant and romantic wedding feel. The client wanted to reinforce the feeling of candlelight so we were able to use pops of amber on the second level to create the feeling of a flame that went with the candles used throughout the space.

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Elegant and romantic wedding lighting at the Reagan Building with uplights, fabric drapes, pin-spots, dance floor lighting.

When presented with two levels like the Reagan Building, you need to use lights at the bottom and at the transition point between the two levels. This helps continue the lighting up and create a seamless look that would otherwise be interrupted by the physical separation between the lower level and the upper level.

You can achieve this look on your own with our rental lighting and our experts have over 20 years of event lighting experience to help guide you through in creating the perfect look for your event.

Venue: Reagan Building – Washington, DC
Lighting: Superlative Events
Decor & Flowers: Imperial Decor
Drape: Davincis Florist

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Damask Texture Lighting with Blue Uplighting

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Damask lighting on the wall with blue uplighting and pin-spots on the centerpieces.

Damask texture lighting on the walls help give a large space a touch of elegance for a wedding. It also helps cover up two large ugly cork boards that are located at the end of the room. Texture lighting helps cover up unsightly room features easily.

Blue wireless uplighting around the room helps give color and pull the decor items of the wedding together.

Pin-spots on the tables are the finishing touch making each of the centerpieces pop and bringing light to each of the guests tables. Using pin-spots with uplights is a great combination and brightens the center of the room for photos where the guests are.

Venue: Masonic Temple – Alexandria, VA

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Pink and White Uplighting

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Pink and white uplighting creates a soft elegant look.

Valentines day is this week and there is still time to create the perfect mood with our rental lighting.

This is a great example of how to rent battery uplighting to create a two color lighting look. In this example lights were set to two different remote controls and then one set was programmed to pink and the other set was programmed to white.

Pink and white work really well together to create a soft, balanced look that is perfect for dances, dinners, engagements and weddings.

When adding the additional color white it makes it feel less saturated and more elegant.

Pin-spot lighting was used on the centerpieces that really make them pop in this photo.

Venue: Army Navy Country Club

 

 

 

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Former Hechts Building Wireless Uplighting – Washington, DC

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Hechts building after wireless uplighting.

We provided wireless uplights for Douglas Development Corporation’s corporate party this summer. The lights were used to light up the stripped down historic space for one last hurrah before being converted into a mixed use residential and commercial space.

The building had been stripped down completely to the concrete supports and the party was held in the middle of the building. It would have been nearly impossible to safely run power to each of the columns in the space and wireless uplights were the perfect solution for lighting up the space.

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Hechts building without lighting.

Over 200 wireless uplights were used to light up the columns throughout the space and created the perfect backdrop to a fantastic party.

Here are the plans for the new Hechts building.

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White Uplighting at the Park Hyatt in Washington DC

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White wireless uplights look amazing on the white fabric panels used at the Park Hyatt DC for a wedding ceremony.

White uplighting creates a beautifully elegant look. This photo showcases our wireless uplights used at a wedding reception at the Park Hyatt in Washington DC for a Jewish wedding ceremony.

Power can be hard to come by in hotel ballrooms, many hotels even have restrictions on lighting vendors. Our wireless uplighting is perfect because it doesn’t require power cables or power tie ins so it’s the same as bringing in any other decorations that you might use around the venue and doesn’t require any special electrical know how or knowledge. Literally set the lights down, turn them on, and touch the color you want and walk away.

The wireless uplights look amazing on the white fabric panels that were used throughout the room. Pin-spot lighting illuminates the vases along the aisle making them pop and look fantastic.

Venue: Park Hyatt – Washington, DC
Entertainment: Superlative Events

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Step and Repeat Backdrop Lighting

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5 wireless uplights light up a step and repeat backdrop.

We had the chance to work with Visit Monaco in providing lighting for a step and repeat backdrop they had for an event they were hosting in New York City called “Les Ballets De Monte Carlo”. They rented 5 uplights for a step and repeat backdrop they used as a backdrop for photos as guests arrived.

The lights did a great job of lighting up the backdrop all night. Lighting a step and repeat background with wireless uplights is perfect because you don’t have to run cables to each light. Just set them down, turn them on, and you’re done.

rent-step-and-repeat-backdrop-ligting white-step-and-repeat-backdrop-lightvisit-monaco-step-and-repeat-backdrop-lighting-white“Lights came in, I tested them and they look great!. So great that some other departments saw them and wished they had them!” – Client Feedback

 

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Evergreen Country Club Haymarket, VA Wedding Reception Lighting

Will Uplighting Work in a Room With Windows & Natural Light?

Light Blue Uplighting at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Virginia

Uplighting works well even when there are windows letting light into the event space.

Q: The space we are using has a lot of windows, will uplighting look good even with all of the windows and the daylight coming in the room?

A: Uplighting works well even when there are windows and daylight in the space. Using uplighting with natural light can create some really elegant lighting effects.

When you are uplighting with natural light, think about the timeline for the event. Most events start with cocktails earlier where having a less saturated lighting look is an elegant touch. As the evening progresses through dinner the sun sets and less natural light is coming into the room, the effect of the uplighting is enhanced.

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The effect of uplighting naturally grows stronger as the evening progresses and as the natural daylight in the room fades.

When dinner is over it will naturally feel like the room has been slowly transformed with the natural light leaving the space and the uplighting taking over. This transitions really well for dancing and the rest of the evening.

Venue: Evergreen Country Club – Haymarket, VA

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