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Sweet Sixteen Ideas: Uplighting and Lighting Effects

by Showtime on 01/14/14

Showtime Events does about 30-40 Sweet Sixteens a year. Though they are all different there are some common elements associated with each one. It doesn't matter what the theme is, where it's located or the personality of the guest of honer. These factors will certainly make for a great night to remember. 


Uplighting:

Sweet Sixteen Quinceanera Uplighting Custom Gobo The Great Room Maryland DC Virginia

Sweet Sixteen Quinceanera Uplighting Custom Gobo The Great Room Maryland DC Virginia

Uplighting or lighting is the first detail that guest will notice when they walk in the room. It's what sets the mood and brings out that first initial "Wow!". 

When it comes to a spectacular lighting atmosphere, uplighting is your foundation. Uplighting can transform the room and be implemented in so many different ways.
Primarily it is used to add color which there are hundreds of options to choose from. Uplighting can be utilized in conjunction with sound to change colors or flash with the beat of the music. Others uses include designating a focal point in the room or transitioning colors to signify a change in the evening's itinerary.

Moving Heads: 

Sweet Sixteen Mitzvah Cocktail Style Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Laser Light Maryland DC Virginia

If your sweet sixteen will involve dancing, which most do, then moving heads are essential. Not sure what moving heads are? For all intensive purposes, they are modern day party lights. You might have seen them in a high in club, a live concert or watching a television show such as "X Faxtor". Moving heads project different colors and shapes that move around the room and change to the beat of the music.

Lasers:

Sweet Sixteen Uplighting Laser Moving Head Party Lights Maryland DC Virginia

Much like moving heads, lasers make for a great dance environment. Lasers have an effect similar to votive candles on a banquet table. They make the room "pop!". Lasers come in different shapes, sizes and effects. I won't get to in-depth but don't discount the role they can play in making for a fabulous party.There are even lasers that can write text on a wall or project moving animation. If you have a venue that allows haze, "get ready for a great laser light show!"

Gobos:

Sweet Sixteen Custom Gobo Uplighting Maryland DC Virginia

Sweet Sixteen Custom Gobo Uplighting Maryland DC Virginia

When it comes to personalizing a sweet sixteen, gobos are by far the most effect way to do so. Gobos, with with the assistance of a stage lighting fixture, project words and shapes using shadows. They can be customized to read short messages or project logos. There also standard patterns called "breakups" that can be projected to add texture on walls and ceilings.
 



Pimp My Venue 2.1: Sweet Sixteen at Village Commons Community Center

by Showtime on 01/12/14

The Village Commons Community Center is a large venue located in Gambrills, MD. Though it is easy to work with, it's about as basic as they come. After a year in planning it was time to take this "Plain Jane" venue into the hottest South Beach Nightclub fit for the hottest "Super Sweet Sixteen".

Showtime Events decked out the venue in white lounge furniture and pipe and drape with a roped off cabana VIP section. Textured lighting was added to a club style lighting package which included moving heads on vertical truss, laser lights and uplighting. A mocktail bar menu was served on our LED bar and LED cocktail tables. 

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Sweet Sixteen Mitzvah Cocktail Style Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Laser Light Maryland DC Virginia


Sweet Sixteen Mitzvah Cocktail Style Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Laser Light Maryland DC Virginia


Sweet Sixteen Mitzvah Cocktail Style Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Laser Light Maryland DC Virginia

Sweet Sixteen Mitzvah Cocktail Style Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Laser Light Maryland DC Virginia

Sweet Sixteen Mitzvah Cocktail Style Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Laser Light Maryland DC Virginia

Sweet Sixteen Mitzvah Cocktail Style Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Laser Light Maryland DC Virginia

Sweet Sixteen Mitzvah Cocktail Style Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Laser Light Maryland DC Virginia

Newton White Mansion: Cocktail Style?

by Showtime on 01/12/14

We've been producing events at Newton White Mansion since before there was an atrium built to speak of. It becomes a little redundant and under whelming when every wedding or event there is pretty much done and set up the same way.

With all the new trends in wedding receptions and events, it has allowed for typically traditional venues to be use in more non traditional ways.

Check out the photos from a recent event we did there. I'm sure you've never seen Newton White look like this. This was a complete Showtime Events Production. We handled everything from the lounge furniture, pipe and draping and lighting to the catering, open bar and staffing. This cocktail style reception was the first of its kind at Newton White and we look forward to many more.

Newton White Mansion Cocktail Style Wedding Reception Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Maryland DC Virginia


Newton White Mansion Cocktail Style Wedding Reception Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Maryland DC Virginia


Newton White Mansion Cocktail Style Wedding Reception Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Maryland DC Virginia


Newton White Mansion Cocktail Style Wedding Reception Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Maryland DC Virginia


Newton White Mansion Cocktail Style Wedding Reception Lounge Furniture Rental Pipe and Drape Uplighting Maryland DC Virginia

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