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Conference AV in Charleston by AV Connections at Belmond Charleston Place

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

Charleston outdoor wedding lighting rental

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!

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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.

Unusual wedding lighting rentals Charleston SC: AV Connections is Charleston’s first choice for weddings and events

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Every wedding should have it’s own stamp and we agree with our brides when they say it is getting harder to create something new with the proliferation of Pinterest images, but one sure way to make your wedding stand out is with unusual wedding lighting rentals Charleston SC from AV Connections. While we are proud offer the largest inventory of event lighting and chandelier rentals in Charleston, SC, it is what one does with all those lights that counts. When we’re approached about creating a wedding lighting design the likes of which no one has seen before or will again, there is no substitute for our experience in all of Charleston’s historic wedding venues. But that doesn’t mean the ever do it this time like we did it last time and this amazing, dreamy wedding is a perfect example.

The venue the couple selected was the magnificent Lowndes Grove estate on the banks of the Ashley River and the idea was to have both the ceremony and the reception on the grounds. Some of the lighting would serve both purposes. We salute creativity, after all, it is that which brought all of us to this line of work, so when a bride or a wedding planner looks up into a clear blue sky with no trees above and says thy would like to see a chandelier hanging from the moon, we are game. It’s often you hang a chandelier from the moon, so you’ve got to be careful, nimble, and clandestine. Otherwise you’ll ruin the effect and the magic will be lost.

Guests don’t need to understand how the chandelier hangs from nowhere, they only need to know it was a twinkling and beautiful experience and the mystery of how we hang chandeliers like this is better off a mystery. But, as you can see from these daylight peeks into the installation, there is a lot more to it than just figuring out where the nearest sturdy tree it located.

 

 

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It is this level of artistic event lighting rental work that AV Connections is known for in the Charleston event community and the reason we are the vendor of choice for unusual wedding lighting rentals Charleston SC. When Charleston’s best wedding and event planners need unusual lighting rentals in Charleston, SC, we are their first call. We support a massive inventory of lighting rental choices and have an experience professional team of lighting professionals to make the event both beautiful and cleanly installed. Magic is always best when the magicians hands are sure.

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Photos courtesy of Taylor Rae Photography.

Lighting rental Charleston SC by AV Connections

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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.

Chandelier rental magic by AV Connections: Lighting from nowhere to light everywhere

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When Charleston and Lowcountry weddings call for absolute chandelier rental magic, AV Connections gets the call. Today we are sharing on our blog a wedding at Lowndes Grove Plantation in downtown Charleston, SC which called for a little special ingenuity. Our event lighting team, led by our VP, Jared Luckhart was challenged by this beautiful bride to hang lit chandeliers from the clear blue sky. And, as day turned to night, have them look as if the twinkling chandeliers sat motionless in the dark night.

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Now, Lowndes Grove is magical without our help in the pitch dark with the lights off. To create something lovely here, you really could just turn on a uplight. But here two things were important: Lowndes Groves’ rental lighting by AV Connections needed to seem an ambient gift from the elegant heavens and it needed to show off the historic mansion. Tall order?

For most chandelier rental companies it would be. But, we have an experienced technical design team and the largest inventory of lighting around so, we can rise to the challenges with the greatest of ease. And we did. While we would like to give you chapter and verse on how this fairy tale lighting was designed and installed, it is, alas, a trade secret. And it is the reason the most discerning brides and wedding planners in Charleston use AV Connections. Our custom built event lighting designs have no equal in Charleston. We are blessed to be able to call on our national teams to assist in getting the largest and most inventive wedding lighting designs completed. Our lighting design teams have many years of experience and are full time employees dedicated to nothing other than event perfection.

AV Connections is the most selected Charleston wedding lighting rental vendor because we are consummate, affordable professionals. We are on time and out of the way. You can rely on AV Connections to be on site and completely prepared with tested equipment reliably. Our teams are smart and polished. And we run a clean, neat, fully conceived job site: No exposed wire, no guests tripping over equipment and wires. We think. We consider. We have thiry years of experience in special events, we know how to create beauty and safety in a wedding or gala. We should be your first call, and one we work for you, we will be your vendor for life.

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Photos featured here are the work of the incredibly talented Taylor Rae Photography of Charleston, CS and published with expressed permission. Visit Taylor’s site by clicking here.

Event lighting in Charleston: Where to begin

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You are perplexed about where and how to approach event lighting in Charleston SC. We understand. There are a lot of photos on Pinterest for all of Charleston’s venues, every one prettier than the next. If you are an event planner or arranging your own wedding, it is a like a sea of questions and insecurity. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed (we feel the same way about decorating and chemistry). That is is where we come in.  AV Connections of Charleston SC has handled thousands of weddings, events, galas, and banquets. We have worked on every event property, and we are pleased to note, in many, many of Charlestons private residences for parties too.

When it comes to event lighting in Charleston, we are here to walk you through the options, review the photos of the site and other inspiration you like, and to keep an eye on your budget. We are more than vendors, we are truly partners in creating a fantastic event or wedding. There are no stupid questions: Just ask us. We love creativity and original designs for weddings and events. We are certainly not set in stone event when it comes to a venue we have lit hundreds of times. There are always new options at Lowndes Grove and William Aiken House. If you dream it, we will light it magically. Give us your ideas and let our team turn over the options.

Maximize your lighting budget by talking with our event lighting technicians about your curiosities. AV Connections prides itself on customer service and excellence. We want to make you happy. And we want you to feel secure that your event or wedding lighting will go on without a hitch. We have decades of brides and grooms to provide references for great event lighting in Charleston. Let us add you to the list!

Charleston uplighting rentals by AV Connections: Change a space to create a great atmosphere

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Specialty wedding lighting rentals at High Wire Distillery, Charleston for a beautiful event

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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.

Wedding lighting rental Charleston SC: Our prices are best and our inventory is huge

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Wedding lighting rental Charleston SC: AV Connections of Charleston can show you the best chandelier rental options and wedding fixture possibilities at the best prices in Charleston, SC. If price and the most reliable service matters to the wedding, gala, or event you are planning, AV Connections is your best wedding lighting rental Charleston SC supplier.

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Here are just a couple of wedding lighting rentals available to you in Charleston, SC and throughout South Carolina;s Low Country from AV Connections. For a larger inventory view, visit AV Connection’s Pinterest page where you can see some of the options available and make an appointment to visit our office for more. We can create custom make lighting fixture and lighting designs to perfectly suit the spectacular event you are planning in Charleston. No one is better versed in the venues of our city not more respectful of our historic and green spaces. It is critical that the wedding lighting rental Charleston SC be reliable, timely, and have the expertise to cleanly install wedding lighting rentals for you or your wedding planner.

AV Connections strives to install the cleanest wedding lighting rental presentations: No lose wires, no unsightly installations Perfect quality work and pleasant attitudes are the make of our job sites. Our equipment is fully tested before we install it, our technicians will be there if you have any questions with your wedding lighting rentals. Our Wedding Lighting Group will be at your planners side to ensure a wedding which is perfectly light and goes off without a hitch. There is not a wedding lighting rental Charleston SC with more fair prices or a better reputation, AV Connections strives for excellence and settles for nothing less on a job site. We’ll be your first and last wedding lighting rental Charleston SC call.

Specialty Wedding Lighting Charleston SC by AV Connections

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You’ve already selected an incredible wedding venue in the Charleston, SC area, if the ceremony or reception will run into darkness, you need equally incredible specialty wedding lighting Charleston SC. Today we chose to share before-the-event photographs of a wedding which took place at a private residence along the Stono River on John’s Island, SC. John Island is a rural section of the City of Charleston, home to great wide residential estates and our own farming community. Homes on Johns Island are often blessed with a lot of green space, as this estate is. It is AV Connections job to create a fully lit event once night falls. Every location is different, and those which are not regular event venue pose a special set of wedding lighting challenges.

Often, crystal chandeliers need to be hand-crafted and wired and hung from old oak trees. Dancing areas need to be lit with uplighting and gobos. We solve the problems of how to get power to all of these lights, how to hang them from invisible lines, how to create colorful light on trees in the distance. There are so many possibilities for memorable specialty wedding lighting Charleston SC that our design group is always looking for new ways to maximize AV Connections largest inventory in Charleston of specialty wedding lighting to make your event like none other.

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We will set up lighting rentals for tents, pergolas, outdoor dance floors and bars and create private residence parties like nothing any guest has seen before or will again.

 

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Let AV Connections create specialty wedding lighting Charleston SC for your wedding or celebration. We will deliver the best priced lighting rentals in Charleston, SC.

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