Michael’s Event Spotlight: Custom Chandeliers

Michael’s Event Spotlight: Custom Chandeliers



Location: Brazos Hall – Austin, Texas

Services Featured: Chandelier rentals, Wedding Reception Illumination, Custom Design

Products Featured: Custom Chandeliers, Urban Chandeliers

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

Event Spotlight: Versailles Chandelier Rentals

Event Spotlight: Versailles Chandelier Rentals

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Location: The Allan House – Austin, Texas

Services Featured: Chandelier rentals, Wedding Reception Illumination

Products Featured: Versailles Chandeliers

Imtiaz & Arlem + (2) iDesign Versailles Chandeliers = Perfection. When we met these two lovebirds, we instantly thought they made a great couple–not to mention how wonderful it was to see how involved the groom was in making decor decisions. (High five, Arlem!)

Other than The Allan House‘s open house, Imtiaz & Arlem’s wedding celebration was our first time to debut the Versailles chandeliers in the Allan House’s beautiful lawn event space. And we must say, their selection from our chandelier rentals was an excellent “cherry on top” to this elegant multicultural wedding. Cheers to the perfect double date!

For more information on our chandelier rentals, please contact or call 877-266-6935.

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Photographer Credit: Mercedes Morgan Photography

Jenna’s Event Spotlight: Architectural Uplighting

Jenna’s Event Spotlight: Architectural Uplighting

Location: Snyder Dermatology – Austin, Texas

Services Featured: Architectural Lighting, Non-Profit Promotion

Products Featured: iDesign Wireless Outdoor Waterproof LED fixtures

Snyder Dermatology in Austin, Texas provides services for the Breast and Body Center of Austin. For the second year in a row, they have featured our pink uplights on the outer walls to light up their office building for Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. An excellent example of Intelligent Lighting Design’s commitment to superior architectural uplighting and dedication to a cause.

Check them out! We receive a lot of requests for uplighting to help other businesses that want to raise awareness for breast cancer. Intelligent Lighting Design  can help you light up your commercial or residential space for any cause of your choice. We love supporting nonprofit causes in such a unique and illuminating way! 

For more information on our uplighting rentals, please contact me at or call 877-266-6935.

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For more photos of our architectural uplighting displays…

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ILD Looks Back on Ferrari of North America’s 2014 F1 Debut


Enjoy this never seen before footage of our private event with Ferrari of North America during the U.S. Grand Prix 2014 (Formula One) Race in Austin, Texas.

Production Services: LED Tree Illumination, Outdoor Festoon String Lighting, Video Screens, Video Projection, Audio Services (PA System) , Logo Projection, Indoor Uplighting, Chandelier Rentals, and more!


ILD DIscusses New Lighting Decor Trends with Colin Cowie Weddings

ILD DIscusses New Lighting Decor Trends with Colin Cowie Weddings

Hello Colin Cowie, celebrity event planner!

Katherine McCommon, Vice President of Regional Operations for Intelligent Lighting Design, chats with Colin Cowie Weddings about this wedding season’s biggest lighting trends – chandeliers‬, outdoor‬ festoon lighting‬, pattern projection, and more.

Always the trendsetter in event lighting concepts, rentals, and solutions, ILD has a surplus of *new* chandelier rental options for the upcoming Fall season as well as MORE Outdoor Lighting Decor, MORE Custom Designs, MORE Uplighting, MORE Chic Style for Everyone. For more information, visit or email


Intelligent Lighting Design debuts iDesign Marquee Sign Collection!

Intelligent Lighting Design debuts iDesign Marquee Sign Collection!

Effective April 1, 2015, Intelligent Lighting Design now offers a variety of marquee signs in our rental inventory.

In addition to our wide selection of chandeliers, festoon lighting, and decor rentals, ILD clients can now choose from the following marquee signs for their special event (click here to request a rental quote for these items):

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Tribeza Fashion Show Production 2014

Tribeza Fashion Show Production 2014

Our team was inspired by the magical fashion show sets during New York Fashion Week and it wasn’t much longer that we were able to collaborate with the incredible High Beam Events, prominent media source TRIBEZA, and highly talented Matt Fajkus Architecture to create a fashion show production that would swoon attendees. Presented by Lexus of Austin, we wanted this event to depict our city – edgy, vibrant, and trend-setting.

Tribeza Style Week n.11 – Fashion Show and Backstage from Neena Nguyen on Vimeo.

We were to turn the Fair Market into a modern industrial space that consisted of earthy tones, rustic textures, and nothing but great vibes. Everybody knows that lighting is a HUGE factor in any fashion show production and we knew that our iDesign LED products would do it justice and create the perfect ambience for the space. It was a live show with multiple on cue live demands. Our crew used a specific lighting software program to fade in and fade out lights within the perfect timing during the transition of collections. The metallic looks on the runway complimented the amber lighting downlit onto MFarchitecture’s innovative backdrop. We concluded the evening by interchanging the room to blue during the final performance of the Nightowls. Benefitting Dress for Success Austin, it was the perfect night of fashion, philanthropy, and transformed spaces.

Photo by Neena Nguyen.

Photo by Neena Nguyen.

Photo by Neena Nguyen.

Photo by Neena Nguyen.

[Austin Fashion Report] © Natalie Merola-Garcia

[Austin Fashion Report] © Natalie Merola-Garcia

Wedding Lighting & More!

Wedding Lighting & More!

Whether it be the perfect hue of gold to match your amazing new pair of Jimmy Choo’s or a subtle hint of pink to establish a celebration of love, the lighting choice for any wedding can be the silk ribbon that ties it all together. Create a regal feel with our green uplighting or a night of fun with our purple room wash. Intelligent Lighting Design’s unique service allows brides to customize their illuminated design with their choice of over 149 million color options and breathtaking chandeliers. Our room washing/uplighting color technology can easily transport your guests to whatever world you desire. The versatile chandeliers can be hung anywhere from over a tree, to inside of a tent, and one of our more recent favorite- inside of a barn! Our wide variety of lighting choices are sure to transform any venue you have in mind!

With the increase of technology, our  equipment is up to date with wireless, iPad controlled lighting, that can change any room to your liking at any given moment. Want more? For those DIY event planners/brides, check to rent this wireless equipment that can easily be turned on and off with a switch button. Your color choices come pre-set and voila! The perfect wedding lighting.

From weddings, to galas, to music festivals, to birthday parties, and more – we’ll be sure to leave your guests inspired.


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Chandelier Rentals

Chandelier Rentals

We are the Leader in Chandelier Rentals Nationwide

– CLICK HERE to view our latest chandelier models –

If you’re looking to add an extra touch of class or glamour to your wedding or special event, why not look into one of our many chandelier rental options?  With five unique collections, you are sure to find a style that best compliments your special day.

Our 20+ chandelier models are available in a variety of sizes in order to best accommodate your chosen wedding venue. Sizes range anywhere from 2.5 ft high, as in the case of the petite KRISTEN chandelier, to 4ft high-such as the striking PEARL chandelier.

Many clients have chosen creative ways to include these pieces in their events, such as designing tents with our SPARKLE chandelier or VERSAILLES chandelier. The most popular hanging choices include over tree branches, above dance floors, and they even just made a debut in Austin’s newest venue, Brodie Homestead. The flexibility of our pieces makes it easy for you to transform almost any space you desire.

Hooked yet? Simply fill out our quote request form and specify that you want to see our chandelier catalog.

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Intelligent Lighting Design lands ISES award nomination

Intelligent Lighting Design lands ISES award nomination

Showcasing some of the most exceptional and recent advancements in event coordinating and design, the ISES (International Special Events Society) Espirit Awards will be hosting it’s 19th annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 20 at The Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Entries for nomination allow for professionals working on an individual and/or team level to compete for recognition in one of 36 categories that range from “Best Catered Event” to “Best Event Volunteer Collaboration” with a variety of creative brackets comprising the 34 others.

This year marks a special one for Intelligent Lighting Design, as we have been nominated for a Espirit Award- “Best ISES Team Effort under $75,000”- for our creative illuminations at Julia’s Candy Bar Bar Mitzvah Reception. We share our nomination with Sugar Fashionista, a boutique style catering company in Austin, TX, and The Modern Jewish Mitzvah, a event planning firm and blogspot dedicated to highlighting modern Jewish ceremonial engagements.

As an organization that strives to be professional, creative, and the first of it’s kind, Intelligent Lighting Design is both excited and honored to have been nominated for this award of excellence!

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Photos by Ginny B Photography



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