Thursday, September 17, 2009

Triple Wedding Weekend: Post 1

Labor Day weekend is a huge weekend for weddings, especially in California. Saturday, I went with Raymond Thompson of Images By Lighting to Pasadena. We were working at the BEAUTIFUL Atheneum. The Atheneum is a venue location on the California Institute of Technology campus. During the week it is used as a luxury teachers lounge for the professors of CalTech. On the weekends and nights, the ballroom, dining room, lounge area, and courtyard are available to rent for private events. You will fall in LOVE with this venue....
(Excuse the Ladder, all of these pictures were taking while we were setting up)

This is the view towards the campus. They sometimes set up chairs and have the ceremony along this aisle. Isn't it gorgeous !?!
One of my favorite aspects of Images By Lighting is their attention to detail. Ray and Curt really concentrate on making their lights blend in with the venue. You will never go to one of their events and see, pipes/bases uncovered, or lights that stand out. These pinspots in the picture below, are aligned with the columns and light up all of the floral arrangements on the tables. A Close up of the table arrangements...
This picture is a great angle of the courtyard, and view of the building. We up-lit all of the columns and spread a gobo across the dance floor. The lighting really set the mood once the sun set and the dancing began!!!
A few of the columns that we "up-lit."

Some of you may be wondering what I mean by up-lighting columns. Well.....Ray snatched my camera for some action shots while we were setting up, so let me explain. For this event, we placed Par 46's around on plates to light up all of the columns. We used one of Images favorite colors (321) which is a rustic amber. It works great for weddings! Here is a picture of me coloring the light with the gel...

And TaDA...We have the column lit, and the light covered to blend in from across the room!Hope you enjoyed this post from the Atheneum in Pasadena, California!

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