On the bright side brides and grooms-tobe should not be frightened, however on the flip side it takes only one switch to turn your meticulously planned romantic wedding into a downslide. This is why professional wedding planners and stylish couples are adding lighting as an element of design to their long to-do-list in planning the perfect wedding. Although professional lighting seems subtle, it is paramount in creating the desired mood and ambience for your special day. Good lighting also accentuates the decor, making the venue all the more mesmerizing. Finding the right lighting designer that could understand your vision to collaborate with the vendor and decorator to bring this vision to life, could be challenging. Fortunately, Henry Surya Wijaya from Lightworks, a one-stop lighting company with an extensive portfolio, has some pointers on choosing the perfect lighting designer.
Henry’s advice is that a good lighting designer must have the sensitivity to determine the intensity of the lights he needs to utilize. As a rule of thumb, the lights on the guest area should not be more intense than the ones used on the stage where the bride and groom are situated. The lighting should also not overshadow the work of the decorator, photographer and videographer - in fact it should complement it. If the light intensity is too bright, it could affect the photos and videos in a negative way. The decorations will also look flat and less vibrant. Most importantly, when the lighting is too intense it could disturb the wedding guests as well. Henry strongly believes that the benchmark for a lighting designer’s skill lies in his ability to control numerous lighting instruments. A professional has the finesse to choose the correct type and quantity of lights needed, as well as the ability to gage the angle and the position of the lights. Using red lights, for instance, could either elevate a romantic and dreamy atmosphere or turn your wedding into Halloween, depending on the angle and intensity of the lights. At the end of the day the role of a lighting designer is not just to light up the room, but to capture the couple’s imagination and bring it to life with lights on their special day. When it comes to creating a perfect wedding ambience, you should see the light and let it work for you.
Decoration by Nefi Decor; Lighting by Lightworks