We have the amazingly talented team at Cruz Coordination, event and wedding planners, to thank for these stunning photographs of our recent lighting rentals for Magnolia Plantation. This wedding was an eye-catching beauty for our fall season. Cruz assembled a A-team of vendors for this wedding and reception and we were pleased to work among some of our favorites: Cru Catering of Charleston, Eventworks, Ashley Bakery, and Squeeze Onsite Bar Services. We are lucky to see most of these remarkable professionals at events and weddings several times a month; having partners of this caliber together to roll out a major event effectively and efficiently is one of the great blessings of getting married in Charleston. The second is that there is a non-stop feed of creativity between the professionals involved in the wedding industry here. Being comfortable together and understanding one another’s work styles keeps things moving and the stress away from the happy couples.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is one of Charleston’s oldest and most picturesque wedding venues, offering Lowcountry views and the waterline along side some of the most magnificent gardens in the nation. Tucked away north of the city in quiet pastoral scenery, Magnolia maintains one of the original land grant areas remaining in Charleston. In both a nod to history and new beginnings, a rush of new creativity is juxtaposed alongside the marshy beauty of the old place, making a perfect location for lighting rentals for Magnolia Plantation.
We are always pleased to be called upon to create a new glow for the jewel in the crown of South Carolina’s plantations.
Once again, AV Connections, Inc. had the pleasure to serve a great client with conference AV rentals in Charleston at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel. We love this magnificent hotel and enjoy working with Charleston’s Places’s world class staff. We had been here only two weeks prior for another national sales summit. We were happy to reprise our AV work with another great national sales meeting, this time for Farm Credit Services.
A wide variety of audiovisual rental equipment was deployed from AV Connections’s vast inventory for this national conference. We provided multiple 9×12″ projection surface screens, Shure UHF Lavalier Microphones, pipe and drape for the screens, standing podium, hand held microphones, multiple 32″ LCD HD flat screen monitors, Extron switchers, and Yamaha mixers among other items for the audiovisual presentation. To light these events, we provided Leko 4 source lighting fixtures, LED SlimPAR 64 decorative stage lighting among other rental lighting inventory items.
The conference meeting and breakout rooms were also individually set up and tech’d by AV Connections with audiovisual rentals and experienced members of our South Carolina and North Carolina conference technology teams. Presentations were held in the Grand Ballroom and breakout rooms throughout the conference.
We look forward to serving FCS again in the future and certainly to working with the talented team at Charleston Belmod Palce again very soon.
One of our great pleasures in providing Charleston rental lighting is that we are occasionally called to provide lighting for wedding vow renewal ceremonies and receptions. On a recent evening, we had the pleasure of providing an incredible outdoor lighting rental scheme for a Charleston wedding photographer for her vow renewal on the occasion of her tenth wedding anniversary. It was a lovely compliment to be selected by anther respected professional in the Charleston wedding industry. And we knew it would be spectacular, she is an incredible talent and has been a witness to so many of Charleston’s loveliest fetes.
Guests proceeded to the secret garden location of the vow renewal down a pea gravel path lined on both sides with our new orb lighting rentals. The orbs can change color and are an elegant method of lighting a walk safely while maintaining an elegant party atmosphere.
Hanging from a live oak above the entrance to the secret garden was our 24-inch Venetian crystal chandelier. Bringing the elegance of an indoor ballroom to the outdoors is our specialty. These chandelier rentals capture every small piece of light and make them into a one stunning central piece for an incredible party atmosphere. In designing the lighting for an outdoor wedding, you are not limited to keeping our rental chandeliers indoors – but we do need to hang them, ever so carefully, for you!
The final masterful stroke of this incredible wedding lighting scheme was the seventy lines of mini cafe bulb lights enmeshed into a twinkling night ceiling above the secret garden. It was incredible and no photo will ever do it justice. It took many hours to hang and break down, but the history of Charleston weddings – and we’ve seen fifteen years worth – rarely has anything been lit with such abandon and elegance. It was unforgettable.
In our tales of great event lighting rental transformations, we share the above photo with you earlier this month. AV Connections, Inc. was requested by the wedding planner to transform Charleston’s historic Hibernian Hall into an unforgettable night club-like venue for a fabulous couple. Both the wedding planner and the marrying couple really had to dream big with us to see where this design was going. We’re pleased to report everyone was over the top thrilled with the final outcome. The wedding was astoundingly beautiful.
We’re pleased to be able to share the complete album with you today. Wedding photography was by Dana Cubbage Photography who did such a wonderful job to capture both the wedding and the atmosphere so carefully. See it in all it’s glory on this link.
This was such an exciting project,Lighting a night club wedding in one of Charleston, SC’s premiere historic venues. This was a new event planning client for a us, a great group called CiBi Events, and she had a very special request. We spared nothing to turn the already-incredible Hibernian Hall into an unforgettable night club. Only for a few hours, old Hibernian looked like any swank club in New York or Miami, it was fabulous.
This is a look into our set up for this event and soon we will share the lighting photos from the wedding itself.
Every nook and turn of Hibernian’s Greek Revival details both indoors and outside on the facade were captured in the uplighting. The stantions set up above the ballroom were huge to provide all of the spotlighting and colors required to make it perfect. Jared and his team placed and tested every light for direction. The set up, in all too six hours and five people. It was no small wedding lighting job, we were pleased to be handed this challenge. It went off without a hitch and we cannot wait to bring you the pictures from this remarkable night.
It is that time of year again and we have once again been honored to have our Charleston gala lighting center front in our presenting sponsorship for the 2015 Chase After a Cure Gala. One of our most exciting events of each year, the Chase After a Cure gala is an opportunity for our various talents and teams at AV Connections to truly show off.
This year the theme of the gala was An Evening in Paris. Beginning months before, we created custom Gobo lighting effects for the interior and exterior of the Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston, SC. Each year the Chase gala welcomes four hundred guests and it is the charitiy’s primary fundraising effort of the year. Consequently, we truly need to create a stunning and memorable atmosphere; without fail it has to be a party to remember. We planned for nearly one thousand yards of custom draping for the floor to ceiling effect you see here. Then added uplighting in a palate of carefully selected color tones, some twenty in all. We moved on to create the custom log effects and specialty stage lighting for the evening’s entertainment. After weeks of preparation and custom products being shipped in, it was time.
This year we loaded into the Memminger the day before which was a great change for us. In previous years when the locations were only available day-of, we began the event set up at 4:30 am. In those instances, we are on site from 4:30 am until 2 am the next day. It is just what has to be done and to accomplish the task, we pull in additional crews from our North Carolina AV Connections office.
Joined by a complement of AV Connections lighting and AV techs, as well as our senior management, we created another incredible gala for Chase After A Cure, a charity close to our hearts for personal reasons. We are moved and humbled by their mission and always glad to be a presenting sponsor of this event.
We are constantly honored to be the lighting rental Charleston SC vendor of choice for the historic preservation charities in Charleston, of which there are several. Charleston, SC is a town known for having saved itself from the brink of allowing the city to crumble into the peninsula. In the 1950’s a herculean historic effort commenced here in our fair city to save her historic structures. This effort has been so successful that Charleston, SC has become a model for cities around the world both in fundraising and in supporting schools and institutions which save our buildings.
One of the leading organizations and certainly the oldest is the notable Historic Foundation of Charleston. The Foundation supports seemingly endless and massive projects and undertakings throughout Charleston: Supports multiple historic homes, runs the archives, preservation projects, museums, and the Festival of Homes. Among the supporting donor groups for these efforts is the event you see above, Women of Impact. This is the second annual event of its kind, the first time Charleston SC’s Historic Rice Mill on the Ashley River downtown. AV Connections is a regular provider of AV and lightign rentals at Rice Mill, and we are always game to jump in and help on behalf of a charity.
We provided all of the specialty event lighting rentals you see here, the uplighting effects, and all of the presentation audio visual equipment. It was a successful night for the charity and Rice mill put on a beautiful party as always. Another great evening for Charleston, we were honored to be the lighting rental Charleston SC vendor of choice once again for the Historic Charleston Foundation.
If you are planning a special event and considering Charleston uplighting rentals, there are many options to consider and our event rental lighting teams can help you find the best options for your space or venue and your budget.
Fist you may be wondering how Charleston uplighting rentals can change your party, gala, or wedding space for the better. If you fall on the side of this lighting being a frivolous event expense, we can assure you it is money well spent for a great and safe party. Charleston uplighting rentals can define the exterior space of tents, terrace, and patios so that guests know not to venture beyond into dark outdoor spaces.
Charleston uplighting rentals set the tone for indoor parties turning the everyday room the guests might be used to into a festive party space. When combined with your band or DJ even the most nondescript space takes on a glittering and fun side. AV Connections Charleston uplighting rentals have lit hundreds of event spaces throughout Charleston, SC and the Lowcountry of SC, GA and Florida’s north coast. We have been blessed to be at every great party in an amazing section of the world!
From historic venues and to private homes being lit for weddings and parties, Charleston uplighting rentals set the scene: Guest see an exciting focal point entrance when they arrive and join a hip, exciting party when they get inside. And, if the party is intended to be on the grounds of a venue or at your home, uplighting will help to create romantic, safe lighting all over the property. If you choose to combine the uplighting with cafe bulb strands hung in specially designed manner to take advantage of your event space, you will create a beautiful outdoor party room.
Another smart use of Charleston uplighting rentals is to illuminate pathways from one part of an event to another or to encourage guests to stroll the grounds. This creates an appealing and safe way for party guests to see properties by night. If a few trees are lit along the way in creates an unforgettable nighttime experience for your attendees.
AV Connections of Charleston is always pleased to join you on a site visit. Our event special lighting rentals team will make suggestions and keep the lighting within budget. We will set up and tear down reliably and the work will be perfect. No messy exposed cords, no lateness, no nonsense. We will take all the stress out of dealing with lighting. We will work to keep you return to AV Connections of Charleston over and over again. Get in touch and let us work with you on an unforgettable party.
You’re planning a destination wedding and you don’t know where to begin with wedding lighting for Ocean Course Kiawah. Rest easy, AV Connections has many years of wedding lighting experience at all the Kiawah Island event locations including both clubhouses: Ocean Course and Turtle Point at Kiawah, as well as Mingo Point, Kiawah Island Club and all manner of private residences on Kiawah.
AV Connections work with both Kiawah’s on-site event planners and individual wedding planners and brides and grooms to create a wedding lighting design singular to your wedding. We understand that no wedding should look like any other, and we are committed to beginning from scratch to create an incredible party atmosphere for each wedding. Kiawah offers endless venue options and each needs to be treated as the spectacular destination wedding gem that it is. You went to a great deal of trouble to select your venue, we want to show it off with the most incredible and affordable wedding lighting available.
If you are wondering where to look for the closest wedding vendors to Kiawah, generally, Kiawah can provide most of what you need right on the island. Although wedding lighting rentals, florals, and photographers come from Charleston which is eighteen miles east of Kiawah and an easy commute. For that reason, Charleston’s wedding vendors have become the most experienced in providing great wedding work on Kiawah.
Wedding lighting for Ocean Course Kiawah is best achieved through outdoor and indoor or porch design schemes considered individually. Whether you have a tent or not, we can highlight the wedding area with carefully considered blub strands and chandeliers which seeming come from nowhere. Wedding lighting for Ocean Course Kiawah should be as studding as your venue and AV Connections strives to show off that beautiful green grassy water frontage and wide porch. AV Connection will make your wedding lighting for Ocean Course Kiawah both extraordinary and budget-sensitive.
Not something we do everyday, specialty wedding lighting rentals in a distillery but we loved designing this lighting and it was an incredible, and truly memorable wedding! We were excited to get this call because AV Connections Charleston event lighting group is always floored for a new challenge. We love the creative thinking of holding a reception in a distillery. And we are especially partial to High Wire Distilling as we were their event lighting company who lit their grand opening – we know and love their space well.
While Charleston has more than its far share of extraordinary wedding venues (and for that reason continues to be the number one destination wedding city in the nation), there are still some untapped wedding venues couples planning a wedding in Charleston would do well to consider. The great benefit of a wedding in a location like this, besides the obvious proximity to distilled spirits, is that it is a wedding site like none other your guests have even seen.
For this wedding, the bride and groom choose specialty wedding lighting rentals of strands of cafe bulbs to line the ceiling of the space and give it a warm sparkle once night set in.