Photos: Courtesy Intelligent Lighting Design
Nothing transforms a wedding reception like a beautiful custom illuminated monogram. Seriously, NOTHING. That glowing, gorgeous script bearing your Mr. and Mrs. initials, splashed against a wall or dance floor? Now you’ve turned your reception space into a personalized environment, not to mention adding the final, perfect touch to your design scheme.
And nobody creates magnificent monograms like Houston’s Intelligent Lighting Design. This month one lucky Houston bride will WIN a $600 custom wedding monogram kit, including design, setup and travel, from multi-award-winning ILD—one of the country’s leading providers of illuminating effects for events and entertainment.
Will it be you?
To enter, simply visit this ILD blog post, pick your favorite photo from the FIVE featured ILD wedding monogram photos, and e-mail us your choice, along with your name, fiancé’s name, wedding date and reception venue. Please enter only once (duplicate entries will be deleted). All entries MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 23. Winner will be announced in our March 28 Wedding Buzz. Not just that, but ALL giveaway participants will receive a $100 discount voucher to use toward any lighting package with Intelligent Lighting Design and $75 off any DJ package with ILD’s SoundSource Entertainment division. Bonus!!
If you’ve ever dined at a modern American bistro or swooned over a supper-club scene from your favorite ‘40s flick, you’ve likely been seduced by the sophisticated glow of a table lamp. With their low-profile bases and light-diffusing shades, lamps invite a certain kind of conspiratorial intimacy to the table—perfect for a grown-up dinner reception with a high-end restaurant feel, whether you’re actually in a high-end restaurant, or you’re in a big hotel ballroom. Even a warehouse or other raw space can be both warmed up and dressed up with the right kind of table lamps.
We love the look of a single, standout lamp at the center of an all-white centerpiece on a round or small square dining table. For a long banquet table, try mixing a few different lamp styles in varying base heights with coordinating shades, repeating the mix at intervals along the length of the table, and filling the space with small, clustered floral arrangements, beautiful crystal stemware and candles. Also awesome: glass-base table lamps, orchids floating dreamily within.
Depending on your venue’s specific regulations, the style of lamp you select, and the kind of ambience you desire, you can choose votive candles, fuel cells or LED flicker cells as your light source. Most will last between six and 10 hours.
Plan to party for longer than that? First of all—wow, rock on! Also: Plan to have staff discreetly change out light sources, perhaps during dancing or late-night nibbles.