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Florida Conference AV Ritz Carlton Amelia Island Florida by AV Connections

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AV Connections is pleased to provide Florida Conference AV Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, Florida. The Ritz Carlton Amelia is both a beautiful hotel and an incredible conference site, it is a pleasure for us to provide conference audio visual at this site.

Some of the conference AV inventory which went to this site and is available for rental and staging from AV Connections in SC, GA, FL, and NC are:

JBL EON Powered Speakers with Stands
Yamaha MG10/2 Mixers
Audio patch connections for presentations
Shure hand-hald microphone (Mic)
LCD Projectors (3,500 Lumens)
7.5 x 10′ fast fold projection screens
Wireless presentation laser pointers
Laptop computers
DVD players
Hitachi CP-X809 LCD projectors (5,000 lumens)
Extron DVS 406 Switcher

One of the most frequently asked questions we answer is whether a conference or meeting planner is required to use the in-house AV department for their conference. The fact is, you are not. All contracts are negotiable. A wise planners gets bids from outside AV firms which often offer far more economical conference audio visual packages even with the significant up-charge the hotel will change to use an outside AV provider. A meeting planner may find the AV cost reduced by half quite regularly. It is important to do this leg work before signing the hotel or conference center contract. This contract will lock the conference planner into using on-site services, not only for AV but for literally everything the conference entails. All of these services are available for much less on the outside.

AV Connections works with hundreds of hotels and conference sites around the nation. We regularly work with those where we are not the in-house provider, and the hotels and conference center certainly know how to handle this arrangement. For new planners, this is a little known method of significant AV cost savings for conference and meeting budgets. A meeting or conference planner need not be afraid to approach this negotiation with the conference center hotel and planning staff; it is the mark of a savvy, cost-sensitive planner.

We are here to help with all of your questions regarding cost-effective and economical conference and meeting AV. AV Connections services conference clients throughout the United States from our branch offices. We are your best conference and meeting AV rentals and production resource.

Charleston SC wedding uplighting by AV Connections

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Our Charleston SC wedding uplighting work was front and center this is past weekend. We worked together with wedding event designers Southern Protocol, and the amazing floral designer, Anne Dabney of Charleston Stems to create several lighting vingettes for a wedding at a private residence along the Stono River.

Traveling down a long gravel road deep into the old plantation section of Johns Island, SC, we came upon a magnificent clearing upon the Stono River. Nestled into this pictureseque and beautiful Low Country spot was a home constructed with the intention of respecting the views of the river. The job is to highlight with uplighting and cafe bulbs strings, but not to add garish over-decor to a wedding site which nature has already perfected.

The pergola is a permanent structure on the property along the river. The winding and lavish florals designed by Charleston Stems are constructed entirely of floral types and vines which are native to the Low Country of South Carolina. The florals were draped and completed first and our Charleston SC wedding uplighting group followed to add the softly-hued uplighting. It made a spectacular central display as the Southern Sun dipped low in the sky.

Our Charleston SC wedding uplighting technicians are pleased to design incredible wedding lighting effects for any site at which you have dreamed about holding your wedding. While we worked with a wedding planner for this wedding lighting, just as frequently we work with brides and grooms planning and designing their own weddings. AV Connections Charleston SC wedding uplighting can plan and create wedding lighting designs for any budget and manage any difficulty flawlessly.

When you want incredible Charleston SC wedding uplighting and a responsible, experienced, and timely business to work with who will not let you down, AV Connections of Charleston should be your first and only call.

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Womens Leadership Award Ceremony AV rentals for the United Way by AV Connections, Charleston

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This week we’ve been pleased to be providing award ceremony AV rentals for the Trident United Way Women’s Leadership Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at Daniel Island Club here in Charleston, SC.

 

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The United Way is a broad-reach charity whose tireless work effects every member of the human community at one time or another. Outreach initiatives include education, creating financial stability and prosperity in our communities, insuring better public health at local and national levels, and creating a network of resources one can use to better their circumstances at every turn in life.

Trident United Way help the Women’s Leadership Awards of 2014 at one of our favorite venues for providing AV rentals, the pictureesque Daniel Island Club – just a short distance from downtown Charleston, SC. AV Connections was pleased to provide ceremony AV rentals for the speakers and award recipients.

We look forward to continuing work with both the Trident United Way of our shared hometown, Charleston, and the incredible and efficent staff at Daniel Island Club.

AV Connections Charleston wedding lighting featured on Today Show website

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This is exciting, AV Connections’ Charleston wedding lighting is featured on the NBC’s Today Show’s site today! See it here (click!).

Charleston wedding uplighting by AV Connections

It was an incredible party by Southern Protocol Wedding and Events and we thought we would share a few more images of the lighting with you, courtesy of Jennifer Bearden Photography.

 

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Another incredible lighting job by our Charleston Wedding Lighting Group. we could not be more proud of them. Well done, and well deserved Today Show piece!

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These lights and uplighting and so much more are available to you to rent for your wedding from AV Connections. We look forward to working with brides and grooms and wedding planners alike. we will be your first and last call for amazing, reliable, and quality lighting at your Charleston wedding.

Charleston wedding uplighting by AV Connections

AV Connections’ Charleston Event Lighting Sponsorship for Stars of Middleton at Middleton Place

Charleston event lighting design by AV Connections at Middleton Pleace

 

AV Connections’ Charleston Event Lighting Group completed an outdoor event light design at The Gardens at Middleton Place plantation so beautiful it literally awed hundreds of guests at Charleston Weddings magazine’s event, Stars of Middleton last night. Perhaps none more so than ourselves, but more on that further on.

Created in the 1700’s by Henry Middleton, The Gardens are literally the oldest landscaped gardens in America. Designed in the grand classic tradition so popular in Europe in the 1740’s when the plan for the property was developed, the Gardens espouse the design principles of  rational order, geometry and balance. These are three disciples which our Charleston Event Lighting group know well. They are engineers and designers at heart. Their respect and dedication to lighting historic Charleston’s wedding and conference venues in ways respectful of the original hands is well known throughout Charleston event planning circles. AV Connections uses modern technology to light these delicate historic venues, but always with a reverence to the creators and visionaries who proceeded us in these great temples of beauty.

And so, when Charleston Magazine and Charleston Weddings began planning an event to show off Charleston’s famed historic plantation, Middleton Place, we approached the event lighting with the same rules upon which The Gardens were founded. Middleton Place’s gardens are acres of ancient design perfection: Walkways and allées are planted with trees and shrubs creating verdant green walls of small gallery gardens, green arbors, bowling greens, and secret gardens.

We set to the event lighting design for this wandering party which would take guests through five tents positioned in various gardens throughout. In the initial landscape design of The Gardens, mathematical precision was paramount.  “Rational order, geometry and balance; vistas, focal points and surprises were all part of the garden design.” When our VP, Jared Luckhart, completed the event lighting design, all of the guiding principles of Middleton’s original design were both preserved and highlighted. Through focal-point uplighting placed carefully throughout the walkways and allee’s and swung wide through breezy Spanish moss and live oak limbs at the edges of the gardens, and literal miles of hidden cords – the finest points of the gardens and statuary were gracefully illuminated at every turn for an unforgettable party.

There are two keys to great event lighting design at Middleton Place Gardens: The first is reverence. It is already as perfect as a garden could ever be. We are careful not to adulterate or glitz what was so long ago set to the earth so perfectly. You can’t help but keep a bow to your head in this place. We walked with the ghosts of so much design and landscape talent through those allee’s, it was hard not to feel the pressure to make their work shine elegantly in darkness. Make it beautiful, yes. But make it beautifully mindful.

The second is elegance. Middleton Place’s Gardens are something beyond stunning. Until you stand in this place as night begins to fall, you’ll never truly understand. It has an illumination by star-light all its own. In that way, the work of man has shook hands with the twinkle of the heavens with such a fierce meeting of beauty that we are somehow inexplicably cautioned not to tamper with this immortal pair. In these times, we spend more time talking about the absence of this rare elegance than its presence in our lives. But Middleton is preserving a hauntingly alluring corner of the world where the best efforts of men and moonlight conspire to exploit one another’s magic on clear nights to do elegant, dreamy things.

We were merely stewards of this light. Conductors of an orchestra long ago created and we hope, showcased magnificently as never before by the tools of our trade.

And even though we did it. And even though it was so powerful and moving an adventure that we could have kept going into lit-infinity. There was a time when we had directed all the uplights, hung all the strands, and covered all the cord.  Then, what bewitching lighting magic we had from our modern age to join this mighty pair reached a point where any more would cloak the masterpiece rather than highlight her features. We stopped. And we let them all dance together in the shared light of four centuries of design: The lights, the live oaks, the wood nymphs, the secrets, all the ghosts, the evening’s guests, and the most ancient of wild-cards, the Carolina moon-light. It was enchanting.

There is a time to design. A time to light. And a time to let history and nature take their course.  That gave us a moment to see the way the intersection of the ages works in this place; a moment to take a breath and realize how very awed and humbled we are to be selected to light these allee’s.

We will never forget it.

(Would you like to see more pictures? Soon! This event is being published by a major magazine and we’ve agree not to publish our photos until the magazine hits newsstands. It will be worth the wait)

Wedding Lighting Design in NC by AV Connections, Inc.

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What a beautiful night we had for providing Charleston SC Wedding Lighting Design at The Old Wide Awake Plantation in Hollywood, SC! The Old Wide Awake Plantation is one of many of Charleston, SC’s incredible wedding venues and always one of our favorites at which to work. The plantation house, in an outside we are called upon to provide wedding audio visual and lighting rentals and design, sits on an expansive property near the Stono River about 40 minutes outside Charleston, SC, inviting guests to enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening in this quiet country haven.

We were pleased to provide long strings of outdoor cafe bulb lighting, uplighting, spot lighting for this evening Charleston, SC wedding celebration. The Old Wide Awake Plantation is the perfect wedding facility for those looking for a little privacy away from the bustle of downtown Charleston. It is easily accessible to the airport and hotels of Charleston, SC; it is a short ride for your guests.

AV Connections in Charleston, SC is happy to provide all of the wedding AV rentals your Charleston wedding could need. We have a large inventory of wedding lighting decor fixtures including chandeliers in gold, crystal, and metals of every shape and size. AV Connections can also provide tent draping for your Charleston wedding. We will make it easy for you and/or your wedding planner to arrange for lighting, audio, and tent draping all at once.

AV Lighting Conference Testimonial from our Raleigh, NC clients

Here at AV Connections, we strive to provide AV Lighting Conference customers throughout SC, NC, VA, GA, and FL with the most flawless conference technology services available.

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Preston,
 
Thank you again for all your help last week. I know we had some challenges to overcome with the hotel scheduling, but you handled everything professionally, as usual, and ensured that the conference didn’t suffer as a result. I truly appreciate you guiding me through this process, helping me learn, and making sure that we had exactly what we needed to maximize our budget and present each session in the best way possible. We are very lucky to have had your expertise as part our team the last three years – it’s been invaluable.
 
Thank you again!
 Ginny
We provide AV lighting conference technology to national conferences and meetings as far away as the Caribbean. But, we were founded and are head-quartered in North Carolina. We are always pleased to find ourselves the audio visual vendor of choice in our local cities: Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC, Charlottte, NC, Wilmington, NC, and of course our hometown, Winston-Salem, NC.
Last week we were pleased to be the conference audiovisual and event lighting vendors for the Veterans Administration Voluntary Service National Conference in Raleigh, NC and thrilled to read this note from our customer. We are thrilled they were pleased with our work. At AV Connections, we have a thirty year history of perfect customer service. We will continue to be North Carolina’s number one AV provider to conferences and meetings with our commitment to happy, satisfied customers and a continually updated inventory of audiovisual and lighting inventory.
AV Connections looks forward to providing meeting planning organizations and conferences the audio visual in NC and SC to get your message across with perfect clarity.