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.
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 a career of Charleston outdoor theater AV rental requests, this might be a favorite. Once a year a client of ours calls on us at the holidays to turn their business parking lot into an old fashioned drive-in movie theater. We just unabashedly love this idea and this job, and every year the kids seem to love it all the more as well.
Each December, the Chick Fil A in North Mt. Pleasant, SC selects a family movie to be shown high above their parking lot on our huge fast fold projection screens and we project the move from across the lot for the guests. They come with blankets, chairs, old cars, and heavy sweaters and we all set to watching a classic movie outdoors in what is usually a beautiful South Carolina night. There are few events which make us happier and feel more like the holiday season has truly arrived.
We were so pleased to see the people of Mt. Pleasant out again this year and we consider it one of our great gifts of the season to recreate the American drive-in once a year for tons of children thrilled to see such a thing. We can’t help but wish there were more of them still, but we are happy to step in to fill the shoes of the great drive-in’s temporarily each year. It is a source of magical happiness not strictly reserved for the children in attendance. What a great and generous event.
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.
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.
Photos courtesy of Taylor Rae Photography.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Look at this incredible outdoor presentation AV Charleston location this week! AV Connections of Charleston, SC is so pleased to be the outdoor presentation AV Charleston vendor selected to help broadcast the 300th anniversary of the South Mulberry Plantation in Moncks Corner, SC. This magnificent home, sometimes referred to as Mulberry Castle, doesn’t look a day of 300 years. Meticulously restored and maintained, the home is a testament to the tireless historic preservation efforts of local homeowners. An event is planned to commemorate the 1714 construction of the Mulberry Plantation home by the Historical Preservation Foundation of Charleston.
Going to this event are the following AV equipment rentals which we will set up and tear down for the clients:
60″ Sharp LED/LCD Flat-Screen Monitor
Includes 84″ Dual Post Adjustable Floor Stand
A/V Rolling Cart w/ Black Skirt
JBL PRX712 Powered Speaker and stand
2 1.0 Shure UHF Wireless Hand Held Microphone System, Podium Mic & Seated Presenter Microphone
1 1.0 Yamaha MG10/2 Mixer Includes Audio Patch/Connection for iPod/MP3 Player/Laptop
1 1.0 Standing Lectern – Black Professional
Wedding lighting specialty design Charleston, SC is AV Connections’ expertise. We’re pleased to share with you some of the incredible historic wedding and special event venues and locations throughout Charleston for which AV Connections has created special custom wedding lighting designs. From uplighting Charleston’s most venerable and popular wedding venues to creating custom hand crafted lighting fixtures of our own design, we are known for creating the most artistic and beautiful wedding lighting in Charleston, SC. From the famous pergola against a wall of curilng fig at downtown Charleston’s William Aiken House, to the Secret Gardens of Middleton Plantation.
Wedding lighting specialty design Charleston sc is best shown off when we are called to provide specialty lighting design at private homes for weddings, parties, and celebrations. There is no space we cannot conquer with the finest wedding lighting rentals and wedding lighting technicians in the Low Country. most often, we are called to install and take down cafe-bulb lighting rentals but AV Connections also offers South Carolina’s largest inventory of tent lighting rental options for the bride and groom to review with or without a wedding planner.
Many of our most gorgeous lighting schemes are created and planned with couple planning their own wedding in Charleston. We welcome inquiries from all involved in planning weddings in Charleston. Do not be intimated by wedding lighting ordering if you are planning your wedding in Charleston, SC yourself. We at AV Connections have worked on every venue site in the Low Country and know the locations as well as we know the inside of our office. You’re in good, reliable, reasonable hands with AV Connections and when you need advice, we’ll be here.
You’ll need a wedding lighting specialty design Charleston sc vendor who listens, is timely and reliable, and can provide the best prices on wedding lighting rentals in Charleston to fit in to your budget. AV Connections is the answer to the wedding lighting planning for your wedding, gala, or banquet. Get in touch, we love a phone call!
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.
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.
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.