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The Perks of Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fair 2019

See Bruisyard Hall dressed in all it’s wedding day glory on 27th January for Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fair 2019.  The opportunity doesn’t often arrive to view this breathtaking venue at the weekend.  It quickly gets snatched up by prospective Brides and Grooms.

The day begins at 11am and ends at 3pm and if you would like to attend, you need to pre-register online.

Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fair 2019 – The Wedding Venue

Bruisyard Hall is a magnificent 14th century country house nestled in 700 acres of Suffolk countryside.  A small intimate wedding is perfect within the idyllic setting of the house, holding up 24 people.  The venue is also set up for larger scale affairs at the impressive refurbished barn.  Nearest and dearest can then retreat back to the luxurious accommodation within the house after enjoying tantalizing cuisine and dancing the night away to tunes played by one of our elite Dreamwave DJ’s.

“Our wedding fair provides an opportunity for us to share the warmth and character that resonates from this magnificent estate as our guests mingle with suppliers and enjoy making plans for their special day.”

Alan Sabol, General Manager

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Hanging Pendant Lamps at Bruisyard Hall

Dreamwave Lighting Hire – Exclusive Recommended Supplier – Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fairy 2019

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We have a close working relationship with the team at Bruisyard Hall.  A selection of our lighting services will be installed for Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fair 2019.  As the exclusive recommended supplier for lighting design installations, our professional and experienced organisation can install our pre-devised lighting arrangements.  These can be selected from our specially designed lighting brochure for Bruisyard Hall.  Alternatively we can compose custom layouts if preferred.

 

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Dreamwave DJ’s – Recommended Supplier – Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fair 2019

Everyone wants their evening party to be a huge hit.  Whether you want a classic wedding party; a modern, funky alternative; or your own twist, we will make this happen! Our DJ’s will make sure you have a fab party by using their wealth of experience to read the dance floor and keep it full whilst playing the style of music you want.

Before you come and speak to us, take a look at our specially designed brochure of our DJ Services for Bruisyard Hall.

Armistice Ball 2018 – Praising what is lost, makes remembrance dear

On Saturday 10th November 2018, The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall was dressed for the occasion to celebrate the 100th anniversary milestone of Armistice.  The amazing charity event raised an incredible £27,000 for ABF soldiers charity during Armistice Ball 2018.

Dreamwave Events’ Part to Play

Being fabulous friends with the Milsoms Group, we had to be involved in Armistice Ball 2018!  As well as donating our Evening DJ Service as a charity Auction Prize; one of our show stopping Dreamwave DJ’s delivered a party to remember along with the Band of the Army Air Corps during the evening’s escapades.

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Preparation for Armistice Ball 2018

Preparations began days before with all the suppliers working together to make it a night to remember with stunning aesthetics! Our Dreamwave lighting technicians produced a jaw-dropping geometric hanging pendant lamp arrangement creating a key focal point during the event.

Dreamwave Events also provided full sound production for the event along with poignant gobo projections and a masterful illumination of the First World War bi-plane from Stow Maries Airfield creating a key central feature using our high quality up-lighting.

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The Evening Event of Armistice Ball 2018

replica First World War bi-plane from Stow Maries airfield auction charity event

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We joined director, Paul Milsom and all the guests for a 2 minute silence during dinner.  Whilst eating, guests were entertained by the acapella group The Testostertones and the Downton Abbey Dancers, before a charity auction.

 

 

The leading donation was the replica of the Royal Enfield Pegasus 500 motorbike the Flying Flea that made up £10,000 of the total of contributions

A fantastic evening was had by all and we look forward to the next event at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

 

Wilderness Reserve Wedding Lighting – Chase the Vision

Wilderness Reserve is a wedding estate in Suffolk where your wedding memories will last a lifetime.  The inspiring setting within hundreds of acres of parkland, lakes and woodland offers the perfect English country house venue.  Our Wilderness Reserve Wedding Lighting offers the perfect accompaniment to it’s features and it certainly made an impact when it was hired for the whole weekend with the talented wedding planner, Michelle, from Pocketful of Dreams organising the event.

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Wedding Planning and design: Pocketful of Dreams @pocketfulofdreams
Photography: David Jenkins Photography @davidjenkins75
Venue: Wilderness Reserve @thisiswilderness

 

With the option of the whole state available exclusively for hire, Wilderness Reserve presents itself as the ideal wedding venue for a more extravagant event.  With this in mind, Michelle’s clients made the choice of hiring the estate from Friday to Sunday making use of all it’s splendor!

 

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Wedding Planning and design: Pocketful of Dreams @pocketfulofdreams
Photography: David Jenkins Photography @davidjenkins75
Venue: Wilderness Reserve @thisiswilderness

What Dreamwave Events Provided:

Wilderness Reserve Wedding Lighting Provided

We were asked to provide a vast selection of external wireless up-lighting throughout the grounds of this stunning wedding venue.  Pathways and large trees were illuminated to enable wedding guests to freely walk around the estate after dusk.  Further to this, our popular festoon lighting was hired to distinguish the BBQ dining area.

 

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Wedding Planning and design: Pocketful of Dreams @pocketfulofdreams
Photography: David Jenkins Photography @davidjenkins75
Venue: Wilderness Reserve @thisiswilderness

Wilderness Reserve Audio Equipment Hire

We provided a portable speaker for the clients audio inputs to use by the pool, around the estate and during their ceremony.   We arranged a band PA system as requested along with one of our highly skilled Dreamwave Sound Technicians to mix and control during their performance.

 

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Wedding Planning and design: Pocketful of Dreams @pocketfulofdreams
Photography: David Jenkins Photography @davidjenkins75
Venue: Wilderness Reserve @thisiswilderness

Wilderness Reserve Wedding Lighting Hire

I have to say, for me, Wilderness Reserve is a place that I would love to get married (should I feel the urge to do it all over again!).  I highly recommend paying them a visit.  Should you fall in love with it, you will definitely need some lighting and decor to make the most of the amazing grounds.  We have worked there many times and are the recommended suppler for our services.

Contact us for more details.

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If you liked the look of any other features of this wedding, here’s the full supplier list:

Brides Dress: Rime Arodaky @rimearodaky

Marquees: Academy Marquees @academymarquees

Catering: Julie Abbs catering @trisabbs

Bar service: Cellar 27 @cellar_27

Videography: Storycatchers @storycatchersfilms

Welcome event florals: (Friday evening only) @figaandco

Wedding florals (Saturday): Swallows and Damsons @swallowsanddamsons

Tableware (Glasses and charger plates): @whitehouse_crockery

Lighting: @dreamwaveevents & @crescent_moon_events (Marquee Chandeliers)

Sound technicians & Pallet backdrop: @dreamwaveevents

Marquee lounge furniture: @crescent_moon_events

Dining furniture: @angliaelite

Napkins: @cmahire

Decor Hire: @weddingdayhire

Entertainment Friday: @radiopicturemusic

Entertainment Wedding day: @gfeltd, Foto Noire, DJ Terry

Brides & Bridesmaids makeup @sarahjanewai

Bridal party makeup & brides hair @by_jodie

Stationery and illustration: Naomi Haworth @naomihowarthillustrator

Bar Hire: Create Cocktails @createcocktails

 

Wedding Lighting Language – In the Know

I want to remind you how important wedding lighting and decor really is!  It can totally transform your space and set the scene for your wedding, accentuating the finer details and allowing you and your guests to enjoy the setting resulting in an amazing day and fabulous photos.  All of which could not happen if you had poor lighting!  To begin your journey, it helps to know the wedding lighting language:

Wedding Lighting Language

OK, so you know you need some sort of lighting at your wedding venue.  The question is what??? With so much choice our there, where do you even begin to start? Obviously, you will need to contact wedding lighting hire suppliers.  It will help to know some of the lingo so when it comes down to the nitty-gritty in the conversation, you will know what they are talking about!

Up-Lighting

One of the most popular lighting effect, due to it’s price, versatility and dramatic impact.  Up-Lighters are units strategically placed on the floor with the light pointing upwards in various choice of colours.  They provide a simple effect with maximum impact on walls and feature areas, both inside and outside.  Wireless options are also available, eliminating the need for outdoor power supply and additional matting to cover undesirable exposed wires.

Spotlight – 

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These are very handy when you want to focus on a specific person or place.  Simply a narrow beam of light that projects onto the chosen area.

Gobo Projection

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A gobo is a template that shines through to project a pattern or custom designed monogram.  Popular surfaces to project upon are onto the dance floor or wall for your evening party.  Read my blog post on gobo projections for further information and ideas.

Festoon Lighting

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Otherwise known as party, festival string lights, pontoons and bistro lighting.  Festoons are essentially wired bulbs attached to a flexible cable.  The atmosphere created by their inviting glow makes them perfect for weddings and can be used over short and vast distances.  An added bonus is that these gems are so on trend right now!

Pendants – 

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A pendant drop is a single suspended light that hangs form the ceiling.  The layout is pretty flexible as arrangements can be produced at various heights and spacing to create your desired affect.  There is also a range  of what can be hung from the pendants.  Different designs are available to suit your wedding theme from industrial lampshades, geometric bulbs to modern LED filament lamps. 

LED Light –

These lights are often used by lighting specialists as they are not only long-lasting and more vibrant in colour, but they are also cost effective.  As they radiate a striking glow, they can also be used with a dimmer to create your desired ambiance.

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Poseur Tables

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This refers to a small drinks table, usually used as a lean to surface.  With regards to lighting, LED Poseur tables are great for an evening function or wedding as they can be set to a colour of your choice or a chase of colours.  Both practical and easy on the eye!

Dry Hire/Wet Hire

Lighting hire specialists often offer two types of service; Dry or Wet Hire.  Dry Hire is where you collect and install the items yourself and Wet Hire is where an expert lighting team will install and create your desired look and then remove it at the end of your event.

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Backdrop

A lighting backdrop essentially describes illuminating the background of an area.  Often used behind top tables and band/DJ performance area.  They are so effective and absolutely stunning!

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Fairy Lighting

OK, so I know fairy lights are well known, but I thought I would include these as they are often just associated with Christmas lighting.  Fairy lights are wired strings with small LED lights attached.  They offer an attractive feature for wedding and events within backdrops, canopies and table decor.

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I hope this little article helps you out on the start of your lighting inquiry journey.  The wedding lighting language vocabulary can be a bit intimidating, like anything, when you do not know the lingo!

Before your inquire, you may also wish to read about what we, as lighting specialists, need to know from you to produce you desired look.  Have a read here. 

Hales Hall Lighting Hire Rental

Dreamwave Lighting are proud to be the exclusive rental supplier for Hales Hall Lighting for weddings and events.  Hales Hall & The Great Barn is a magnificent medieval estate that has been restored to modern-day luxury.  Based in rural Norfolk, it is the perfect venue for a magical wedding, private party or special event.

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First impressions are the most lasting; This already stunning venue can be further accentuated by our complementary lighting.  Seeing is believing and our photos sell themselves.  Below is a recent design concept for the outdoor Cartshed……

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Hales Hall Lighting Hire Fairy Lights rental Norfolk Dreamwave Events Wedding outside canopy

The Great Barn is absolutely breathtaking – The largest brick built barn in the country.  It’s exposed timbers lends itself to a stunning fairy light canopy and impressive backdrops.

If a job is worth doing, do it well.  We can offer an array of high quality, creative lighting installations from indoor and outside fairy light arrangements; vintage festoon lighting and classic outdoor up-lighting.   Our expert team can produce custom designs if you have your own inspiration.  Get in touch and we will be happy to help in any way we can.   Before you do, read my post on all the information we need to help us along with your fulfilling your vision.

Original Fun Creative Wedding – Captains Wood Barn

When you can do a common thing in an uncommon way; you will command the attention of the world (George Washington Carver).  Sophie Hannah Richardson and Robin certainly achieved that!  Her original and creative wedding day can only be described as EPICCCCCCCCCC!

The Wedding Venue – Captains Wood Barn

Captains Wood Barn set the scene for this awesome day.  Found in 50 acres of Essex woodland, Captains Wood barn can be hired for the whole weekend to be dressed as you please.  This was a perfect choice to allow Sophie’s innovative ideas to be brought to life…and boy, did she do just that!

Alberto & Yago Videography were flown from Barcelona.  With Sophie being an avid and successful vlogger a fab wedding vid was a must have!

” I wanted someone who created more of a music video style wedding film that was edgy, fast-paced and fun to watch”

(Rock n Roll Bride)

 

Creative Wedding – The Lighting and Decor

We are soooo pleased Sophie approached us to take part in her day.  Her natural upbeat and cool personality was emanated on her wedding day with her emphasis on refreshing, original and lavish design .

“We were so happy we picked Dreamwave to create our lighting and DJ area for our wedding. They really listened to what we wanted to achieve and excelled in making it happen. They were a pleasure to work with and we can’t thank them enough for making our ideas come to life! Would 100% recommend to everyone!”

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The Barn – Creative Wedding Lighting

We wanted to create Sophie’s desired style and cool wedding vibe.  Seriously, when you see the end result it will make you want to get married all over again (to the same husband!).

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Go on; swoon over our Festoon belts used to hang Pendant Drops and larger Vintage Filament Lamps of different heights and sizes.  Additional Festoon strings were hung higher in the the barn to add further depth.  Further pendant drops were also added behind the top table as a mini festoon backdrop to create an ideal focal point.

Our “Naked” wire floor standing lampshades added to the overall theme.

The DJ Area – Creative Wedding Decor

Sophie knew exactly how she wanted her reception venue to look.  Captains Wood Barn lent itself to all her ideas.  Our Wooden DJ Booth and Lit studio signs truly complement.

This spectacular couple know how to put on a party.  They hired our top quality DJ Equipment and had additional special effects of Smoke Machines, Moving Heads, Pyrotechnic Confetti Blasts and Vintage Blaze effects on the dance floor.  We have it all at Dreamwave HQ!

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Outside the Barn – Creative Wedding Decor

The outdoor covered barn was the ideal place to feature some additional lighting and decor for guests to catch some fresh air in the evening.  A full festoon backdrop completely lit the back wall to illuminate the area and our Retro Lampshades hanging from the barn ceiling.

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Additional Outdoor Lighting

What wedding outdoor lighting doesn’t need a festoon walkway to guide the way?  The difference is, is that this pathway, in true wedfest style,  had a flame beacon at the end of it – yep a bonfire!

Dreamwave Lighting and Decor featured in Rock N Roll Bride

You can also see this wedding featured in “Rock n Roll Bride”

Sophie knew from the outset that her wedding would be anything but conventional – The Pastel Palm Springs inspired theme incorporating California and Cacti caught the attention of Rock n Roll Bride – the bible for the alternative bride!

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Sophie and Robin managed to balance their love of creativity and D.I.Y wedding along with choosing the right professionals who understood their vision.   With the help of Rock the Day Styling to co-ordinate their original concepts, Sophie saw all her ideas come together.

“I cant believe I managed to pull it off and create what had been in my brain for the last year”

(Rock n Roll Bride)

Get in Touch

If you want to be original, be ready to be copied:  This creative wedding is one for the history books when it comes to planning and design.  I know this will illustrate a lot of couple’s wedding goals!  Contact us to see what we can do for you to re-create the look.  Before your do check out what we need to know about your enquiry.

 

Sources:

Photography: Jess Soper Photography

Video: Alberto and Yago Videography

Lighting, Decor and DJ Equipment Hire: Dreamwave Events

Ceremony Venue: St Peters Ad Vincula, Coggeshall

Reception Venue: Captains Wood Barn

Brides Dress: Lazaro

Bride’s Shoes: Dolls Kill

Brides Head Piece: Beretkah

Brides Jacket: Isolated Heroes

Grooms Attire:  ASOS

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jarlo London

Cake: Blondi’s Bakery

Flowers: The Flower Arranger

Glitter Station:  Luna Glitter Bar

Coordinator:  Rock the Day Styling

Furniture: Anthology Vintage Hire

Transport: Whites Chauffeur

 

 

Capturing Moments – Gemma Giorgio Wedding Photographer

Introducing the lovely Gemma Giorgio!  Gemma is a talented, Essex based, documentary wedding photographer.  If you are lucky enough to have secured Gemma Giorgio as your wedding photographer, you can relax; This camera wielding magician will capture your days atmosphere, vibe and feel of your wedding; delivering your memories in framed still-shot excellence.

Her obviously likable personality will put you at ease almost immediately allowing Gemma to express her skills through shooting those beautiful spontaneous moments and naturally posed images.

Essex Wedding Photographer, Gemma Giorgio

In the case of Wedding of wedding photographer, a picture definitely speaks a thousand words.  Gemma has kindly sent us through a selection of photos where we had the pleasure of working alongside her:

Wedding at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk

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In June 2018 we saw Gemma Giorgio at the ever awesome, Hengrave Hall.  We provided a selection of our Lighting Hire Services, including our cascading fairy lights, vintage festoons and our continuously popular Cocktail DJ music for the Drinks Reception.

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Wedding at Le Talbooth in Essex

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We worked alongside Gemma in August 2018 providing our Wedding Day package with one of our skilled DJ’s entertaining from the afternoon into the evening at Le Talbooth in Essex along with our marquee Fairy Lighting.

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Every picture of Gemma’s tells a story and I would highly recommend her for your day.

 

 

 

 

 

All Images Credited: Gemma Giorgio Photography

Wivenhoe House Wedding Open Morning 2018

Avoid disaster and live happily ever after.  Join us at the Wivenhoe House Wedding Open Morning 2018 on Sunday 16th September 10am until 1pm.

Wivenhoe House Wedding Open Morning 2018 – Dressed to Impress

If you are planning to get married in Essex/Suffolk you wont regret seeing Wivenhoe House in Colchester all dressed up for a wedding day.  It looks absolutely stunning!  The drawing room will be dressed for a Civil Cermony and the Garden Suite and Garden Gazebo will be fully dressed as you would expect on your wedding day.

The team at Wivenhoe House are great.  They will be on hand to give you a tour of the grounds and answer any questions you have.

 

Where can we be found at the Wivenhoe House Wedding Open Morning 2018?

Team Dreamwave will be found in the Garden Suite where your evening party is held.  We offer highly skilled DJ entertainment and a comprehensive and striking lighting and decor services.  Our draping of the Garden Suite is particularly popular.  We will be able to answer any questions you have.

Before the day, have a look at our Wedding DJ Brochure and dedicated Lighting/decor Brochures

Wivenhoe House Essex Wedding Open Morning 2018

A Little More Information

This is a free event with a glass of bubbly and canapes on arrival, with no booking necessary.

Everyone that attends will be entered into our free prize draw to win a luxury overnight stay for two. You can register for this on the day or prior to arrival on Eventbrite.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

 

Make Your Own Rules at Captains Wood Barn, Essex – Real Wedding

Creative people dream big and make their own rules.  Captains Wood Barn is the perfect venue to draw outside the lines and put your own stamp on your wedding.  Dan and Andrea opted for this wedding venue in rural Essex for that very reason.  Being totally dry hire and exclusively theirs for the weekend, every decision was their own!

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“We’re both creative people and we both love adventures. This lead us to start our own blog just over two years ago.   We both love D.I.Y, and can turn our hand to most things.  Dan designed our invites, games, signage, tattoos, custom glasses, posters and just about everything else you see printed. We LOVED wedding planning, it was so much fun and we both contributed equally to the process and just wanted the day to reflect us, our loves, our interests, everything was considered. We were so pleased with how it turned out and just had the best day ever. Everyone still says it was the most personal wedding they’ve ever been too!”

The Lighting Dan and Andrea had at Captains Wood Barn from Dreamwave Events

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Image Source: Jess Soper Phototgraphy

 

“Many thanks again for the stellar job you did with the lighting. It really looked amazing – especially the low seating area. It was better than how we imagined it. “

The Dance Floor Area at Captains Wood Barn

Remember; Elegance is not standing out, it is being remembered.   Our Hanging droplet festoons defined the dance floor area for Andrea and Dan’s evening party. Striking vintage filament lamps hung from droplet festoon strings to create their desired look.

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The Moroccan Seating Area at Captains Wood Barn

We worked with Amy from Anthology Vintage Hire to create this alluring low seating area.  Andrea and Dan’s guests could escape the barn to a quiet outside cozy setting when the need arose!  We feel our on trend Geometric Hanging Lamps complemented the theme perfectly!

 

What did Andrea and Dan think?

Why did you choose Captains Wood Barn as your Wedding Venue?

“Once we saw Captains Wood we just couldn’t get it out of our heads.  It wasn’t a predefined space, we could set it up and lay it out how we liked.  It was relaxed and informal enough to throw a great party, but we knew we could zone it so the grandparents and kids would have a quieter space.  We also loved Bob, Sally and Amy (who also runs AVH) they were so friendly and open to ideas and kind. Sally even gave us some sweet peas from her garden to take home after a viewing – a much nicer gift than a glossy folder or tote bag. We just had such good vibes we didn’t want to give our money to anyone else!”

How did you find our about Dreamwave Events?

“When started to think about great parties we thought about the vibe of Beertopia at Milsoms; live music and pour your own drinks. We went with friends last October too and it was the first time we noticed the lighting. It was Dreamwave so we’d seen their work in situ and in the context of a great party too!”

What Wedding Style/Theme were you going for?

“We just wanted the day to reflect us.  We write about travel a lot, so we included a lot of things we love from our own adventures in the décor. Our colour scheme was pinks, greens and golds and wanted natural elements that reflected the beautiful woodland setting of the barn.  

The dancefloor was an important area to get right. Dan was performing in a band so we wanted something special that really encouraged everyone to get on the dancefloor. The lighting was really key to zoning the areas too as there’s no definitive dancefloor – like we said you can lay it out how you like at CWB.

We also wanted a quieter chill area. When we go out these days we tend to prefer quieter bars where you can have actual conversations. We also love a good roof top bar to chill out in when we visit new cities so the idea of a low seating area stemmed from there. It’s the kinda thing we’d have in our garden – if we had one – so we wanted to create the kind of space you could chill and chat with your mates in.  I think we ran away with the lighting in our first meeting with Dave – the options for impact are endless and when we pitched the idea of a low seating area in the outdoor covered barn – we knew Dave’s mind was working overtime with ideas.”

Tell me about how you think the lighting added to your wedding and the over affect?

“We did so much of the décor, the coordination and the set-up ourselves.  There was actually very little we hired or bought in. We invested in the things that were most important to us and we knew we weren’t capable of achieving, things like the lighting and furniture. The lighting really helped to elevate our D.I.Y Wedding, providing us with enchanting spaces and gave perfect ambiance to the party.”

I particularly loved the Moroccan seating area created with our new geometric lamps and décor form Anthology Vintage Hire.  Was this how you envisioned it?

“Yes, absolutely. This is something we couldn’t have achieved without our suppliers.  It looked amazing and was as cosy as we’d hoped for too. When it came to asking for the lighting for this area, we knew you’d be able to get this right and translate our ideas into realities. It really made a lot of people say wow, it was the first hint of the wedding everyone had as the main barn doors were shut when everyone arrived.”

 

Re-create the look using Andrea and Dan’s suppliers:

Photographer – Jess Soper
Videographers – The Wedding Video Guys

Furniture Hire – Anthology Vintage Hire
Lighting – Dreamwave Events

Wedding Breakfast – Grain
Pizza – Redwood Stone Baked Pizza
Ice Cream – Saffron Ice Cream Company
Cake – Crouch St Bakes
Beer – Adnams

Favours (custom glasses) – Confetti

 

Contact Us:

If you like Andrea and Dan’s lighting at Captains Wood Barn or have lighting hire ideas you wish to discuss, get in touch!

Before contacting us, take a look at what we need to know from you to bring your lighting ideas to life.

 

Need to know – Your Lighting Hire Enquiry

Whether you need lighting for your wedding or a party it is difficult to know where to start.  What lighting is suitable for my venue? How much does it cost?  A good place to start is at the beginning by contacting us with your Lighting Hire Enquiries.  We offer our lighting hire services all over Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, East Anglia and London.  Our ability to provide a fully comprehensive quote for our services that are accurate, detailed and personal is dependent upon the information your provide in your lighting hire enquiry.

Of course, not everyone knows the what we need to respond to your enquiry efficiently.  I have written this post so that we can hopefully skip a few backwards and forwards emails and thus you can receive your quote much more speedily!

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What we Need to Know from your Lighting Hire Enquiry to produce a Detailed Quote

 

Wedding Date / Date of your Event

Sounds obvious doesn’t it?  But it is a point that is overlooked surprisingly often! This is a really important factor when we receive your initial lighting hire enquiry as it enables us to check our physical stock availability of our hire products for your wedding or event.  Just bear in mind that some lighting installations need to be laid prior to the event.  This leads on nicely to….

Venue

Location

It is a great help if we know your venue’s name and address from the off.  We are based in North Essex and operate here and the surrounding areas of Suffolk and East Anglia.  We are happy to travel further afield and cover nationwide.  This would include additional transport and mileage within your quote.  Of course, if your venue is within our catchment, it’s likely we have worked there before and therefore experienced in what lighting can be done and looks best!

Logistics/Restriction

The venues logistics and availability for install determines if we can install your lighting vision.  Another factor is their restrictions.  Will they allow the lighting to be installed?  Is the layout of the venue suitable for your lighting?

Style of Wedding or Party Venue

Whether your wedding or party venue is a Barn, Hotel, Stately Home or Private Marquee, lighting can really complete the look.  But it has to be the right kind of lighting that will suit your venue’s style.  Our experienced team can recommend the most complementary lighting for your evening and make it look amazing!

 

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Image Source – The Kitcheners; Style and Planning – London Bride

 

Venue Availability

Lighting Install

Depending on the type of lighting you are interested in, we would need to know when you venue is available for install and de-rig.  Aerial lighting or hung lighting can take a remarkable amount of time and man-power and so cannot be done on the day of your wedding.  Our crew needs to be able to freely install your desired lighting safely when your venue will be free of tables and decorations.

Lighting Removal

Taking your lighting out is a quicker process.  This can either be completed at the end of your evening or the days to follow depending on your venue’s availability.

Crew Costs

Lighting arrangements can incur a cost of our experienced Dreamwave Events Crew Members to install your lighting within your Quotation.   The price of the crew is down to the complexity of the lighting package; the time it will take to install your effect and the time of day this is to take place (night rates will be different to day).

 

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Inspiration

We really want to know your awesome ideas for your wedding or party!  The best way to show us is by sending us pictures.  This could be inspiration from Instagram, Pinterest or a screenshot of images found on the web.  If you need our advice on what lighting would be suitable, tell us your desired look or theme.  Let us know whether your would like indoor or outdoor lighting so we quote you with suitable bulbs.

Budget

Though not essential for us to produce a comprehensive lighting quote, it is really helpful.  Knowing your budget will help us to use your ideas to produce a desired package product that can realistically be achieved within the limitations to create your desired effect.

 

Moving Forward with your Lighting Hire Enquiry…..

Now you know exactly what we need to put together your lighting package.  It’s time to get in touch with our expert team.  Why not check our specialised lighting website detailing our services.  Our gallery is also full of exciting ideas.

 

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