Feature Friday!

Happy, Happy Friday! With another week behind us, we are so excited to share some of our favorite images from Tonia & John’s gorgeous tented reception in the Outer Banks! They celebrated this day full of love with family and friends at The Currituck Club!

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Here’s a little peek at Tonia & John! Aren’t they such a cute couple? Picture Courtesy of Meghan Lupyan & Sharon Elizabeth Photography

Jill Brown of Sunkissed Events was their coordinator, and we just knew this reception was going to be stunning! And no surprise there…it was an awesome team of vendors working together to make the day one to remember for this loving couple!

We couldn’t have be more excited for these to hit our inbox! Meghan Lupyan and the whole team at Sharon Elizabeth Photography captured some fantastic shots during this special day!

Tonia & John were quite simple with an added touch of their own rustic uniqueness! Their reception was elegant meets rustic in a classy and breathtaking way! From farm tables adorned with fantastic floral arrangements to white string bulbs intermixed with ceiling draping. They had it all. We especially loved the dangling string bulbs behind the head table! It added that touch of romance that was in the air.

Without further ado, we are so excited for y’all to see some of this amazingness!

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Beautiful farm tables from Distinctive Event Rentals + stunning floral arrangements from Vee Wroton with a few strands of string bulbs = a simple yet rustic head table! Picture Courtesy of Meghan Lupyan & Sharon Elizabeth Photography.

How gorgeous was that farm table?

They truly made a statement with their head table, and we absolutely loved it!

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They are just too adorable! Picture Courtesy of Meghan Lupyan & Sharon Elizabeth Photography. 

The custom draping intermixed with white string bulbs truly made a statement! It added that special touch, making us all dream of beautiful tented weddings just like their’s.

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LOVE the white string bulbs behind their head table! Such a UNIQUE touch! Rentals provided by Distinctive Event Rentals. Picture Courtesy of Meghan Lupyan & Sharon Elizabeth Photography

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A simple and rustic head table added so much beauty to their tent reception! Farm table provided by Distinctive Event Rentals. Picture Courtesy of Meghan Lupyan & Sharon Elizabeth Photography

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Dancing the night away under custom drape and white string bulbs! Tent provided by Distinctive Event Rentals. Picture Courtesy of Meghan Lupyan & Sharon Elizabeth Photography

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Custom drape intermixed with white string bulbs were so perfect for Tonia & John! Tent and rentals provided by Distinctive Event Rentals. Picture Courtesy of Meghan Lupyan & Sharon Elizabeth Photography

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Custom drape intermixed with white string bulbs can be so stunning! Tent and rentals provided by Distinctive Event Rentals. Picture Courtesy of Meghan Lupyan & Sharon Elizabeth Photography

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We absolutely loved working with this awesome and easy-going couple! Picture Courtesy of Meghan Lupyan & Sharon Elizabeth Photography

Thanks for reading all about one of our favorite tented receptions in the Outer Banks on the bright and sunny FRIDAY! Here’s to another weekend of amazing couples and gorgeous receptions!

 

Feature Friday

Well another week has come and gone and the most anticipated weekday has finally arrived!!! IT’S FRIDAYYYY!!! We couldn’t be more excited for the weekend ahead!

Last night, we kicked it off with an awesome Thursday night wedding that just made us so much more pumped for the weekend ahead.

With another amazing weekend of weddings ahead, we wanted to share a few images that simply make us want to reminisce on a couple of our recent receptions! From the very much adored string bulbs to a “Tangled” inspired reception…it’s sure to make you a little warm and fuzzy inside on this bright, sunshine-filled day!

Let’s talk about Colleen & Jason’s romantic reception at Trump Winery. Surrounded by family and friends they danced the night away in the Pavilion and Barn. It truly was a beautiful space for not only cocktail hour, but the reception as well. With black string bulbs on the terrace and uplighting in the Pavilion it was a night for them to cherish!

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We loved working with Colleen & Jason! Picture Courtesy of Folklife Photography.  

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The amber uplighting around the Pavilion really helped to impact the special dances. It made those moments all the more special. Picture Courtesy of Folklife Photography

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The amber uplighting around the Pavilion really helped to impact the special dances. It made those moments all the more special. Picture Courtesy of Folklife Photography

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Talk about gorgeous! This dress was so amazing! Florals by The Proper Petal. Picture Courtesy of Folklife Photography

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Guests danced the night away in the Pavilion with accents of amber and blush uplighting. Picture Courtesy of Folklife Photography

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Such an adorable couple! All the heart eyes for Colleen & Jason!! Picture Courtesy of Folklife Photography.

If you are a Disney fan, get ready! Kaleigh & Marcus dreamed of transforming the ballroom at the Portsmouth Renaissance into a “Tangled” masterpiece. It truly looked like a scene out of the popular movie. Celebrating their moment, they had their first dance under a custom design of crystal beads hanging overhead the dance floor. They had projections of the castle and so many other pieces that created art on an air wall. Now talk about a moment to remember! They were amazed and in complete awe that what they dreamed of came to life so so soooo well!

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Kaleigh & Marcus could not believe that their “Tangled” inspired reception was finally a reality! Picture Courtesy of Grant & Deb Photographers.

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Crystal Beading helped to make the setting even more magical! Picture Courtesy of Grant & Deb Photographers.

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Such a sweet and fun-loving couple! Picture Courtesy of Grant & Deb Photographers.

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Now that is truly a statement piece! Picture Courtesy of Grant & Deb Photographers.

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Amber uplighting helped provide ambience throughout the room during their first dance. Picture Courtesy of Grant & Deb Photographers

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A perfect end to their enchanting night! Picture Courtesy of Grant & Deb Photographers.

Thank you much for following along with us as we stroll down memory lane this FRIDAY! Let’s have another amazing weekend of beautiful receptions, gorgeous weather, and awesome couples!

 

“Flashback” Feature Friday!

YAYAYYAYAY!!! IT’S FRIDAYYYY!!! Bring on another weekend full of amazing weddings!

As we are gearing up for another amazing weekend of weddings, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on a few of our more recent favorite receptions! From a plethora of custom fabrications to uplighting enhancements, it’s ALL on the blog this bright FRI-YAY!

First up, we are “flashing back” to Meredith & Todd’s unforgettable ceremony and reception at the Obici House in Suffolk, VA. We had the pleasure of working with many amazing vendors who helped turn this loving couple’s dream reception into their reality! Photographed by Fowler Studios and coordinated by Michelle Amarillo Event Planning, it was definitely one for the books!

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Meredith takes the long-awaited walk towards her future with Todd. Rentals by Paisley and Jade. Florals by Marissa Digirolamo with Studio Posy.  Custom Draping by Blue Steel Lighting Design.

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Custom draping with a twinkle light canopy by Blue Steel Lighting Design. Rentals by Distinctive Event Rentals. Picture Courtesy of Fowler Studios.

 

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Custom draping with a twinkle light canopy by Blue Steel Lighting Design. Rentals by Distinctive Event Rentals. Picture Courtesy of Fowler Studios.

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Who doesn’t love dancing under a twinkle light canopy?! Picture Courtesy of Fowler Studios.

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Such a magical night for Meredith & Todd! Picture Courtesy of Fowler Studios.

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Such a gorgeous sweetheart table! Rentals by Paisley and Jade. Florals by Marissa Digirolamo with Studio Posy. Custom Draping by Blue Steel Lighting Design.

Keeping with the theme of twinkle lights, we are going to share highlights from such an adorable couple. Kristi & Jeff’s beautiful reception at James River Country Club in Newport News, VA was photographed by Rebecca Keeling Studios and the pictures portray what a magical effect a custom twinkle light canopy can truly give off!

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Kristi & Jeff danced the night away under a custom twinkle light canopy. Picture Courtesy of Rebecca Keeling Studios

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Anddddd there goes the bouquet! Picture Courtesy of Rebecca Keeling Studios

 

Last but not least, we wanted to include a couple of sneak peeks from a romantic and fun-filled wedding reception we had the honor of lighting last weekend at Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club. Rachel & Ben’s special day included an amazing team of vendors who helped all of the pieces come together! Photographed by Katie Nesbitt Photography and coordinated by As You Wish, it was sure to be quite a fantastic event!

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How breathtaking is this?! White string bulbs in a tent with a liner. An amazing floral structure over the head table by Palette of Petals. Rentals by Distinctive Event Rentals. Picture Courtesy of Katie Nesbitt Photography.    

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Such a unique touch to add to a reception: swirl patterns made out of candles. Picture Courtesy of one of our technicians.

Thanks so much for tagging along on this awesome FRIDAY and going down memory lane with us! Here’s to another weekend packed with gorgeous receptions!

Flashback Feature Friday

Guess what day it is!? That’s right…Happy Flashback Feature Friday!

And today we are flashing back to a romantic and fun-filled wedding ceremony and reception we had the honor of lighting back in August 2015. Pamela and Alex’s special day included an amazing team of vendors who helped all of the pieces come together! Photographed by The Girl Tyler and planned by Michelle Amarillo Event Planning, it was sure to be quite the memorable and beautiful event!

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Check out these beauties! Pamela is a lucky woman!

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Such breathtaking bouquet arrangements by Studio Posy!

Pamela and Alex incorporated a few of the traditional lighting elements. They had a pinspot on the cake and a wash on their dessert table. The presence of soft and romantic amber uplighting created the feeling of elegance throughout the night. A dance floor wash was used to highlight all of their special moments, from their first entrance into the reception as Mr. & Mrs. to their first dance.

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The smiles on their faces say it all! 

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The dance floor wash helped to highlight Pamela & Alex dancing the night away!

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This classic cake from Wegmans Bakery helped create the fun-filled vibe! 

This wedding had a truly elegant yet energetic feel to it! The gorgeous florals from Studio Posy to the fun-loving bridal party captured by The Girl Tyler made this Cape Charles classic yet chic wedding and reception one to remember for Pamela and Alex.

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Check out these simple and gorgeous centerpiece arrangements by Studio Posy

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What an amazing couple! 

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Gorgeous gals!

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Simply beautiful!

We had the privilege of working with amazing vendors, scroll down for the full list.

Photographer:  The Girl Tyler//Hair Stylist: Behind the Veil Studio//Makeup Artist: Behind the Veil Studio//Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design//Equipment Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Men’s Warehouse//Event Planner: Michelle Amarillo Event Planning//PR Rep: Misty Saves the Day//Dress Store: Pure English Couture Bridal//DJ:Six Stylez//Floral Designer: studio posy//Cinema and Video: The Girl Tyler: Design & Photography//Event Venue: The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek Marina//Bakery:Wegmans Bakery

 

Blue Steel Lighting Design specializes in a wide variety of lighting services to make your event unique and special. Uplighting, gobos, pinspots, string bulbs, chandeliers, draping, glass etching, and custom pieces are just a few of the things we have to offer. Please contact us at 757-816-1939 or bluesteelprolighting@gmail.com to discuss details about your upcoming event! We can’t wait to see how we can make your event shine!

Flashback Feature Friday

Happy Flashback Feature Friday! Today we are taking a “flashback” to a winter wedding we had the honor of lighting back in February 2014 shot by Echard Wheeler Photography. We loved the way this bride incorporated all of the traditional lighting elements: uplighting, pinspots on her floral arrangements, and a dance floor wash, but gave her own personal flare with this gorgeous drape design. This wedding had a truly romantic and elegant feel to it from the lush florals from Palette of Petals to the blush uplighting around the perimeter of the space. We had the privilege of working with some other amazing vendors, scroll down to check for the full list.

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The use of the dance floor wash really helps to give that “intimate” moment to the couple as they take the stage for their first dance.wilcox-lesnerinn-echardwheeler3
We loved the use of fresh rose petals, provided by Palette of Petals, and candlelight to really give an extra bit of warmth to the space.wilcox-lesnerinn-echardwheeler4
We love the use of the blush uplighting to soften everything up and give it a glow.wilcox-lesnerinn-echardwheeler5The “perfect” picture captured by Echard Wheeler Photography showcasing that “Just Married” bliss.

Vendors featured from this wedding:
Wedding Planning: Emily Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Site: Lesner Inn
Photography: Echard Wheeler Photography
Caterer: Lesner Inn
Commissioner: Susan Turner
Florist: Palette of Petals
Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals
DJ: Astro DJs
Videography: The Girl Tyler
Cake: Patti Cakes

Blue Steel Lighting Design specializes in a wide variety of lighting services to make your event unique and special. Uplighting, gobos, pinspots, string bulbs, chandeliers, draping, glass etching, custom pieces are just a few of the things we have to offer. Please contact us at 757-816-1939 or bluesteelprolighting@gmail.com to discuss details about your upcoming event! We can’t wait to see how we can make your event shine!