Archive for the ‘Wedding Lighting Charlottesville’ Category

October Update – Fabric and Projection

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Greetings from The AV Company!

We are in full swing this season with lots of fantastic events coming up! As we continue to challenge ourselves to provide innovative solutions for our clients, we find ourselves focusing on how to use our tools in new ways to produce interesting and exciting environments. One such tool that we often make use of is fabric. As a relatively simple element, fabric’s uses are often underestimated. But when combined with light or projection content, it can often lend transformative properties to an event space.

For the wedding reception below, we used sheer fabric panels overhead to bring in the scale of the space, and projected organic patterns of light onto them to enhance the overall aesthetic of the room. We also created a subtly whimsical effect by layering sheer drape and twinkle lights, resulting in a cohesively charming setting. (Photos by Allegra’s Studio)

For another event, we used draped panels of fabric as room dividers to define lounge spaces, but also as backdrops for video content to be projected upon. The sheer fabric provided a lively, playful alternative to standard opaque screens! (Photos by Will Kerner)


Transformation Tuesday – Barn Lounge

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Welcome to our second installment in our Transformation Tuesday series! This week we are taking a look at a very special wedding that took place at Woodhaven Farm in Scottsville, VA. In addition to setting up tented spaces for dinner and dancing, we were tasked with overhauling a barn to create luxurious lounges for the couple’s guests!


Using some candles, colored lighting, sheer fabric, and some furniture, we transformed the barn’s interior into this vibrant lounge area! This beautiful wedding was a welcome challenge, and we were so happy with the end results!

[Photos by Jen Fariello]

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Bright & Bold Wedding Lighting

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Thanks to Jack Looney Photography for sharing these beautiful images of a June Veritas wedding that we designed & installed lighting for.  We love the bright colors and bold patterns!

Brighter Birthday Parties

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Thank you to Jen Fariello for sharing these images with us! We provided lighting and decor for this awesome barn birthday party!

We Party Like Rockstars

Monday, October 25th, 2010

A BIG thank you to the Music Resource Center for allowing us to be a part of their ‘Party Like A Rockstar’ event this weekend.  It was a great time for a great cause and we wanted to share some photos of the lighting that we provided.  Another BIG thank you to Rick Trabell for capturing it so beautifully in these photos.  More about the cause from their website…

The Music Resource Center® is a state-of-the-art facility where teens can learn the latest technology in the music industry and study and participate in every phase of music production. The mission of the Music Resource Center is to educate and inspire young people and through music equip them with life skills for the future. We accomplish this mission through music education and performance opportunities, as well as life skills mentoring. At the Music Resource Center, the arts are used as a catalyst to fashion real economic and personal development opportunities for our members.

Lighting the South Lawn

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

The University of Virginia dedicated the South Lawn Project yesterday.  Thank you to UVA for choosing us to do the lighting & Jen Fariello for these great photos!

Sneak Peek…

Monday, September 20th, 2010

We are in the middle of a super busy week- it seems like everyone needs some type of sound or lighting in Charlottesville! Here is a quick preview of some wedding lighting that we did at a private home in Madison, VA this weekend.  Congratulations to Zach & Katie and thank you for choosing The AV Company to provide lighting and sound (and a TV so you didn’t miss the Redskins game!) for your wedding weekend.

Skyline Tent Company’s beautiful clear tent looks great day & night!


Texture For Your Tent

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

When clients approach us about wedding lighting and event lighting in a tent they they usually think about what it can add to the tables, the dance floor or even fabric along the sides of the tent. Don’t ignore what is above you! Adding a little ‘texture’ to the top of a tent can be fun too! We can either project a pattern right onto the tent ceiling or onto fabric installed in certain areas of the tent.

Another idea- if your guests will be approaching the tent after dark, light the exterior top of the tent! It makes for great photos!  Here is an example of a pattern on fabric-

It’s Charlottesville Wedding Lighting Season!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Happy Spring! It’s the time of year when we begin doing a lot of beautiful wedding lighting in Charlottesville (and all over the place, really!)  Wedding and event lighting is always fun because it allows us to do something different each time based on the clients wedding colors and style.  Recently a client having her wedding in Charlottesville contacted us about paper lanterns.  She had seen them done well, she had seen them done badly and most of all, she had only seen them in white!  They are actually available in more than 50 colors and styles! A few of our favorites-


Tip- It takes a lot more lanterns that you think to get the look that you see in wedding magazines!  We usually suggest 40-50 of the larger ones just over the dance floor if you are in a tent and 30-40 if you are in an indoor space.  Give us a call if you would like to find out more about unique lanterns or other lighting for your Charlottesville wedding!