Have you ever seen a wedding reception that looked just awesome in the photos? Like This One. This One. Or This One. You were likely looking at a space that incorporated lighting! Read on for some awesome tips on how to enhance your Milwaukee venue with uplighting.
From a design standpoint, there’s a good reason that uplighting makes a room look fabulous. Light helps shape and define any space. Varied lighting gives a sense of depth and creates interesting backgrounds that are not only pleasing to your eye but look amazing in video and photos.
Uplighting adds interest to a room, highlights design details, and helps create the ‘vibe’ you’re going for with your event. When done right, it can transform any space into something spectacular.
When we approach lighting services for any event, our goal is always to help our clients design their event to its fullest potential. We don’t just want to pop in a few lights to add color here and there; we’re thinking about the entire space and how we can enhance your Milwaukee venue with uplighting.
In all of our DJ packages we offer for weddings, we include 6 wireless uplights that we use to light up the DJ booth and dancefloor. This sets the stage for where the party is going to happen! We also have a design meeting with our couples 6 months before the wedding to help design the rest of the room.
At the meeting, we can help you determine the look and feel you are looking for the entire night. Let’s talk about the focal points at the event and form a plan! This helps create exactly the ambiance you love. Most of our couples opt to add additional uplighting, chandeliers, or fun elements like Monograms or Marquee Letters to personalize their wedding.
Some of the most popular choices to enhance your Milwaukee venue with uplighting are soft white and amber, which gives a cozy, candlelit feel to any space. If you want something a bit more dramatic, shades of light or dark pink are also popular and enhance the decor.
One of the best things about uplighting is how it transforms items in a room. Suppose there are pillars, columns, recesses in the walls or ceiling or draping. In that case, the light wraps itself around the objects creating a three-dimensional look. Any architecture in a space can be enhanced by uplighting!
Uplighting can also lend itself well to spaces that would otherwise be a little generic, such as rooms used for event spaces or conferences. Because the lighting draws your attention, it also can hide areas that you don’t want to be highlighted. Or, showcase what you want to pop!
We can also change the lighting throughout the night, which is great if your event is all in one room. Having different lighting plans for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dancing changes the entire mood of the space and helps set the tone.
Uplighting is also great for outdoor events. Using uplighting in a tented space turns a blank canvas into a colorful masterpiece!
But we don’t stop there. We have many more options to choose from to light up your Milwaukee wedding or event. Creating a custom design uplighting plan that will blow your guest’s mind is our specialty!
Monograms and logos have come a long way over the years. There are some stunning ways to display your monogram or logo at your wedding or event.
We can custom create a logo/monogram that fits your wedding aesthetic perfectly in any color you’d like. And your logo/monogram can be projected just about anywhere! Popular places are: on a wall, behind a head table, or the dance floor.
For corporate events, having your company logo displayed keeps your design and brand consistent. It helps with name recognition in photos or videos used in marketing material and social media.
String bulbs have become popular over the past few years, and for a good reason: they add a lovely ambiance to any area. Bulb sizes can range from smaller lights strung under a tent or a pergola to a larger Edison bulb that looks great in large industrial spaces. Popular places for string bulbs are over a cocktail area, reception space, or dance floor to create an intimate feel.
The most common way to display them is strung horizontally above a large area. Another unique idea is to hang them vertically along a wall or free-hanging to create a sort of backdrop or space separation.
String bulbs are also incredibly versatile because they can be used indoors and outdoors. No place to attach them? No problem! Our mobile string bulb lighting setup uses freestanding trusses and can be installed at almost any location, even outside!
Spotlighting is an effective way to draw the eye to areas of your event that you want to pop or stand out. We hang a tiny but focused beam of light that adds dimension to the object or subject.
Spotlights can highlight cake tables, floral centerpieces, or food stations. They also can be used to illuminate head tables or sweetheart tables.
And of course, a spotlight on you two during your first dance can be dramatic and looks fantastic in your photos and videos.
Marquee Letters add a bit of whimsy to any event! We can provide these light-up letters or numbers to spell your name, date, or company. Great for making a big, bold statement; put them on the wall, over your head table, or put your initials in front of a sweetheart table.
Marquee Letters are always a great photo-op for guests at any Milwaukee wedding or event. They can also make a fun backdrop for a photo booth.
These eye-catching fixtures add a touch of class and a romantic ambiance to your wedding or event. Chandeliers can be installed indoors at venues or in outdoor fixtures like in a tent.
We have a range of chandelier styles to choose from to fit your aesthetic. From big and bold with lots of bling, to rustic basketweave chandeliers for a more boho aesthetic. We’re loving the idea of having a florist incorporate draping greenery with them!
If you want a big, fun dance party for your wedding reception, a light-up dancefloor can be a perfect way to create that ‘rave’ aesthetic. It’s part of how we help to orchestrate the night, combining visual energy along with awesome music.
Colorful light-up LED dance floors will help create that high-energy excitement to get the party vibe started. We know guests can’t resist a lighted dance floor when our Sound By Design DJs play your favorite jams! It might be just what you need to pull those wallflowers away from their tables, get your uncles away from the bar, and get everyone to dance the night away.
We pride ourselves in customizing events for people all over Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin with specialized wedding and event uplighting services. We’ll work with you and your venue, designer, or planner to create precisely the look and feel you desire for your event.
We’ve got decades of experience making Milwaukee venue spaces look amazing! We use state-of-the-art equipment, making sure that every part of your event sparkles and shines. We make the experience seamless and wireless with wireless LED technology, creating that clean and beautiful look you want.
From soft and romantic looks to a bold, eye-popping club vibe, Sound By Design’s lighting services can elevate any event. Contact us today so we can help enhance your Milwaukee venue with uplighting.