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New national press on our event lighting rentals in Charleston

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(Photo by the extraordinary Marni Pictures of Charleston, SC.)

It has truly been another season of wedding creativity and excellence in event lighting rentals in Charleston from AV Connections’ lighting design team. We are still entranced by Marni Pictures dreamy photo above. Although we work together with the planners and couples through the meetings, until the final product is presented, the real effect can never be well enough explained or sketched. It is clear from this photo, Jared Luckhart’s team is experienced int he creation of fairy tale vistas and never-before-imagined lighting touches.

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(Marni Pictures of Charleston.)

Continuing in AV Connections’ thirty-plus years of audiovisual and lighting excellence, we challenged ourselves to keep the Fall, 2015 weddings fresh and new. There is always some new way to present it, a new fixture no one has seen, an un-tried fairy tale still left to build. And so it was, with Cibi Events, a Charleston wedding planner of great taste and fearlessness, that we imagined the lighting you see in this piece in Borrowed & Blue. As you know, Jared has managed to hang enormous crystal chandeliers from the clear night sky, it was no surprise these weddings would be as blessed with his creative genius and tireless patience for things that seem impossible.

And then, before we could even turn around, the incredibly talented Richard Bell Photography was at bat with a spread including our lighting of a Magnolia Plantation wedding. Aren’t they beautiful? Yes, the couple is very handsome, too!

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(Photo by the extraordinary Richard Bell Photography of Charleston.)

We’re not finished! Then Jenna and Matt’s picturesque wedding planned by that amazing Katie at Burlap Elephant’s fete at Lowndes Grove made the pages of The Wedding Row! And Anthony and Anna with Cibi Events on the night we turned historic Hibernian Hall into a hot pink dream was in Wedding Row too, see it here.

We’re blushing! Blushing while we’re moving, of course, because no one has a moment to sit down, wedding season in Charleston is fully upon us. Are you planning a wedding? we are always here to help with Charleston’s most fantastic array of wedding lighting rental options at your disposal. Let AV Connections make your wedding a new fairy tale.

See the results: The great event lighting rental transformation of 2015!

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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.

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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.

Great wedding lighting rental feedback for AV Connections

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Part of AV Connections, Inc.’s commitment to company excellence is that we routinely ask for feedback regaarding our recent work for our clients. This process has kept AV Connections’ business sharp, aware, and growing in the right ways for our customers for thirty years. It reassures our clients that their experience with our service is critical to us and that we will be there event after the event. And we’ve found that taking a moment after the job is finished gives the client a chance to regroup with both their work and ours.

We had a new client for wedding lighting rentals in Charleston, SC last week, Cibi Events. the wedding she asked AV Connections to provide lighting for was a lighting-driven event; turning Charleston, SC’s venerable Hibernian Hall into a night club. We are pleased to share the feedback for this audiovisual job with you now:

“What more can I say? You and your team did an awesome job.
I must admit, I was a little nervous about this one; all new vendors and a unique design concept but, we pulled it off. Anna and Anthony ( and all of their guests) said it was the best party of their life. I knew I was going out on a limb with the design but it is more than Anna and Anthony could have dreamed of.
Thanks again to you and what you do. I’ll be sure to send pictures Cheers,
Cibi”

Cibi Events
Planning & Design

Lighting a night club wedding in Charleston, SC

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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.

 

 

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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.

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!

Wedding lighting for Ocean Course Kiawah by AV Connections of Charleston

Wedding lighting for Ocean Course Kiawah

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.

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.

Charleston wedding lighting vendor, AV Connections, featured in Southern Weddings Magazine

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This is so exciting, our work as a Charleston wedding lighting vendor in Charleston SC has been featured by Southern Weddings Magazine! This was a truly magnificent affair by the Ashley River in Charleston, South Carolina at Lowndes Grove Platation in downtown Charleston. We designed the wedding lighting scheme in conjunction with the couple’s  Charleston SC wedding planner from Southern Protocol Weddings and Events. The wedding took place at the gorgeous and iconic historic edding venue, Lowndes Grove Plantation in the Wagner Terrace section of Charleston SC.

There is probably no more beautiful a wedding location in the Carolina Low Country or in Charleston SC than Lowndes Grove. If you wish for a traditional Southern wedding on the lawn of one of the South’s greatest plantation homes, then this ideal location for your wedding or event. Your wedding guests will never forget this wedding setting and they will be so wowed when they come to Charleston SC and get to know our beautiful city! Your photos, if you’re married at Lowndes Grove, will be magnificent with any photographer behind the lens. The property is perfectly maintained inside and out. This plantation boasts two terraces for dancing and dining above the Ashley River which we light as many as forty times a year in various ways for Southern weddings. no two are ever the same. We want each bride and groom to have a wedding lighting experience as individual as they are.

When you are selecting a Charleston wedding lighting vendor, you will want to know you have AV Connections event lighting group working for you. We love being the best priced wedding chandelier rental company in NC and SC! What truly sets AV Connections apart however, is not just the best prices. We have been in business for thirty years, with two generations at the helm of the company and personally on every job site AV Connections handles throughout the Charleston SC area. We will be reliable, on time, and prepared. YourCharleston wedding lighting will be masterful and expertly installed. It truly matters that the installation of rental wedding chandeliers is careful and neat. You do not want ugly wires hanging over your wedding decor, and you don’t want guests tripping and falling over unsecured wire lines.

Charleston wedding lighting vendors should be established companies, so do not be afraid to ask how long your wedding rental lighting company has been in business. If you’re renting chandeliers from a new company, they will not know the job sites or the rules at each wedding venue. AV Connections is happy to provide years upon years of happy event lighting clients as references and has the largest inventory of wedding rental chandeliers in NC and SC.

We will be pleased to help you design the wedding of your dreams and to help you bring the lighting in on budget. Call us, email us, or send us a quote request. We’re happy to discuss your Charleston SC wedding plans with you.