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Don’t Touch My Garter! That’s My Bouquet!

Posted in decor lighting, DJ, Laser, Wedding, wedding DJ with tags , , , , , on August 18, 2009 by directsound

Some wedding traditions you may not want to mess with but I am always looking for a unique twist to put on the garter / bouquet removal and toss. Some of the Ideas we come up with may be something you wish to include in your event or special day. Many couples feel that the standard garter /bouquet removal toss is a tired tradition and that they need a fresh twist on an old classic. More and more couples are beginning to look for unique ways to the garter toss and even the bridal dances. Please let me know what you do or have seen to break the traditional type event… M. Susca directsound

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Wedding Bride Goes Green! With LED’s and Direct Sound

Posted in Wedding with tags , , , , , on August 13, 2009 by directsound

When a bride wants a green wedding, nothing saves the environment like the LED lighting we use at Direct Sound Wedding DJ & Decor Lighting Service. LED lighting is the energy efficient alternative to conventional high energy consuming lighting. With low wattage LED lights that have high light output and up to 100000-hour LED life span, we are reducing the carbon footprint and making the right choice environmentally.

Great Up-Lighting with LES's

Great Up-Lighting with LED's

By using LED lighting and computer technology, your DJ/light designer can transform any room into a beautiful and distinctive masterpiece. Most brides are now looking for an entertainment company that can offer a great MC/DJ to command the crowd and a lighting designer all in one. Today’s bride is getting away from the “two speakers and some flashy lights” kind of a look and moving to a more elegant feel. This is a hard concept for most DJ’s to overcome because of their Night Club background and years of doing the same old thing. If you find the right entertainment/lighting service, your memorable wedding receptions will be produced with LED low voltage Wash and Up-Lighting and eye catching Gobo projection.

Here’s how it works. Gobo projection is a small computer cut die that goes in front of the light, giving the light the ability to shoot different patterns or pictures on the floor, walls or ceiling such as hearts, stars, even their initials. Also, most of these lights are what they call DMX, a fancy way to say

Go Green with LEDs

Go Green with LEDs

computer controlled. This enables the light to have its own personality giving the DJ the ability to take control over the parameters of the light, to mix and match colors, change the look of the room and even move the lights around the room at will. In the past, with conventional high energy consuming lighting, not only would need to put a colored gel over it to

Head wedding table

Head wedding table

achieve a certain color, if you wanted multiple colors you would have to use even more high energy consuming lighting until you achieved the look you wanted. This caused a lot of heat in the room making for an uncomfortable atmosphere and a higher power draw. This is not true with LED fixtures. One LED light has the ability to produce rich palates of color created by mixing the red, green and blue LEDs in the same fixture creating different color combinations with no increase of power consumption. This enables the designer to match your wedding colors perfectly and be able to change the look at any time with the integration of the computer control.

It takes a lot of pre-planning and programming to run some of the advanced features but it’s well worth the price for the look achieved. Brides can expect to pay between $1200 and $4500 depending on how elaborate they want to go with LED lights for an average wedding and a high-end bride can expect to spend a bit more. Even with thirty LED lighting effects, the entire production will pull less power than two standard conventional DJ lighting fixtures. LED’s will give the look and feel of an incredible wedding with dazzling colors and eye catching designs while you do your part to help save energy and keep reducing the carbon footprint. LED’s are the right choice environmentally for all brides. Check out DJ’s and wedding décor lighting designers who use LED lighting to achieve this effect in your area like we do at Direct Sound Wedding DJ & Decor Lighting Service.
M. Susca