Lighten Up:


Indonesia Tatler Weddings - - ESSENTIALS -

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

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