The Wedding Reception of Ritta & Richard

The Brief

Ritta and Richard wanted to create an atmosphere for their wedding reception which reflected a mix of their traditional Chinese and Lebanese cultures. They engaged Impact AV Australia to supply a complete lighting effects package for the duration of their wedding reception, including a video slide show. The wedding reception was to be elegant, sophisticated and memorable and, importantly, designed to appeal to both the Chinese and Lebanese cultures of the couples’ heritage.

The Approach

Working closely with Ritta and Richard, Impact AV created a program of various room effects for the evening to generate the couple’s desired atmosphere and mood for each unique part of the reception.

Despite the cold weather conditions, we created a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests as they entered the reception, using a glass gobo to spot light tables, slowly rotating to create a coloured rippled water effect.  As the bridal party entered, we completely changed the venue’s atmosphere with a ballyhoo effect, drawing everyone’s eyes to the entry area.

Guests were treated to performances from Lebanese traditional drummers and Chinese Lion dancers during the evening.  Keeping with Lebanese tradition, we removed colour from the dance floor area and used a white spot lighted theme while traditional dancing took place.  Amber lighting themes were then introduced during the Chinese traditional dancing.  We also created a romantic ambiance during the first waltz with patterned spot light which danced across the floor.

Another lovely feature of the reception was a video slide show with audio which showed the photos from the ceremony and the photo session which took place earlier in the day.

The Results

On the night Impact AV, the guests, fellow suppliers and staff were all extremely excited about the outcome.  Everything went off without a glitch, and having an Impact AV operator there, he was able to make some slight adjustments when required.

Ritta and Richard said “You guys were super awesome!! We had an amazing time and the lighting was just superb!! It really made a huge difference in the feel and ambience of our wedding! All of my guests were just amazed at how the reception turned out! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!”