Location: Brazos Hall – Austin, Texas
Services Featured: Chandelier rentals, Wedding Reception Illumination, Custom Design
One of my favorite things about being an Event Lighting Specialist at Intelligent Lighting Design is collaborating with our clients. A recent bride to be wanted something very unique and she shared her mood board, mostly comprised of Edison bulb installations.
During the design consultation, we listened carefully to her words. But we also payed close attention to their personal vibe and style. It was immediately clear that an “off the rack” installation was not for her. Her design was going to be as unique as the couple themselves.
As she shared her inspirations, my brain was coming up with ideas a mile a minute. All of a sudden, I literally had the “light bulb” moment. When I shared my vision with her; in an instant we knew we had the right idea! I went back to the design studio, sketched a few ideas, conceived of the scale, and the client allowed us to move forward with creating modern, grandiose custom chandeliers. The grandest chandelier, which was featured in the middle of the dance floor, was a 10’ diameter chandelier with nearly 150 Edison bulbs!
The next step was collaborating with our in-house technical team to figure out the mechanics and electrical needs. We bounced ideas back and forth, and ultimately came up with the ideal design that not only matched the client’s aesthetic but met our logistical requirements.
Once we had the equipment design complete, it was up to our dedicated crew to actually build the chandelier. When it was all done, we all stood back and were amazed at what we saw. On the wedding day, we installed it at the venue and it was even better than we expected. The bride and groom decided they wanted to be surprised, so we didn’t share any in progress pictures with them (very brave of them!). I’m only sorry that we didn’t get to see the look on their faces as they arrived at the reception.
Near the end of the reception, I was able to catch up with the bride and her smile was the icing on the cake. She was so happy to see her vision come to light and, when we saw pictures of them under her creation, it solidified why we do what we do.
It was a truly collaborative effort between client, designer, our technical team and installation and proves that working as a team is how we truly shine for our clients!
Photographer credit: AzulOx Photography