Q: How does a walk-through help you better understand their wedding vision ideas?
I love this step because you get to see the heart and soul of the couple’s vision start to come to life.
The walkthrough and inspiration photos really get the creative juices flowing. I have them show me where the tables will be and how the room will be arranged – it gets them excited!
We talk about the party they envision (or don’t) and how we can create the right atmosphere and feel through lighting and music.
As we get closer to the date, the couple will connect me to their florist and wedding planner, and their ideas will come together.
Q: How can sound and lighting design help enhance a couple’s vision for their wedding?
I know instantly if they keep talking about the reception and the dance floor, we need to discuss their dance floor options to build the atmosphere.
The walkthrough is important here, as the venue dictates what extra lighting, sound, and special effects you can bring to the dance floor. I also strongly recommend a high-end DJ or band to create a party that their guests will talk about for days and days.
Conversely, if the couple has a specific color palette or mood they want for the room, we will discuss how we can use uplighting to warm (or cool) the walls or do overhead lighting, chandeliers, etc.
We’ll talk about how lighting can be used to enhance their florals and decor, helping to highlight these elements. Lighting can even be used as decor in the right location through patterned gobos.