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When you start to think about weddings you naturally start thinking of ways to make your wedding amazing and unique. I am always impressed at how each couple will add their own personalized touch through different table settings , flowers , and table gifts. Every wedding that I do has had the music personalized for the occasion. But now something that is gaining popularity is up lighting, up lighting your venue. This is a service some Wedding DJ’s including myself can now offer. Up lighting is a great way to add a wow factor , and it can also can be used to harmonize in with your colour theme.
Up lighting is not something new it has been around for a few years and of course we have been lighting up our Christmas trees since the 1950’s to make them stand out. For those who are unsure about what up lights are, they are basically lights that shine a beam of light upwards, usually onto to the wall or ceiling. Up lights can be used to draw attention to and highlight a number of things including ,columns , curtains or top tables. The light is usually a colour wash and with modern lights there are a 1001 colours to choose from. The great thing about modern up lighting is it’s Led so it’s quite safe, no fire risk from over heating and also the modern LED’s can be colour mixed very easily giving more design flexibility Lighting design is key to success so I have listed some tips you might want to use when up lighting your venue.
1. With hundreds of different colours to choose from you might want to try and narrow it down to a few choice colours you like, that will fit in with your colour theme . I think it’s more effective to keep the lights all the same colour at any one time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t fade to other colours slowly later on.
2. Depending on the size of the venue you may only need a few up lights to achieve the effect you want . I have found sometimes lighting just one feature wall is all that is needed . Four up lights are normally enough to do this. Pillars, curtains , corners or walls are good options but try and avoid windows where you will only get the effect on the ceiling.
3. Some basic design rules of using colour might also be useful to stick to. Blue is cool so great for hot muggy days, to give the illusion of coolness. Pale , pastel blues and green are better for afternoon and darker intense colours later in the evening. Red has a warm feel and adds a luxuriant elegant feel to any room. Groups like El Divo will use a lot of red up lighting in their concerts . Some other options for using different colour combinations are using cool colours running together for example purples and greens, or using contrasting colours red and blues together.
4. From a cosmetic side, colours like magenta or pinks will make people’s skin tone look at their best, so this can be a popular colour for the photos.
5. With lights connected through a dmx mixing board you have a lot more control over the lights and can add effects like slow fade and it is possible to switch the lights to sound activated mode. This is great for later on in the night when the dancing starts and can really brings the room alive. This option is really for the technical sort who are familiar with DMX
So how much is this all going to cost $$$ ?? a lot cheaper than you might think. A basic lighting package can start from $100, which is great value when you consider the effect it can have on the venue. I have seen It take a failrly average venue and make it look five star. If you want your wedding to look amazing, add a personalized look and feel , then up lighting is definitely worth a look . Taking your wedding to the next level.
One of the things I like about being a Wedding DJ is being a part of one of the most memorable days in a person’s life. As a wedding DJ I usually get to see a wide range of wedding vendors from photographers, function managers, to celebrants. From table decorations to the timing and order of speeches. I can be on the go from 11am till 3am and in that time you will see all the comings and goings of the whole day. This gives me a huge insight to help couples with their wedding.