-DJ Services Music by DJ Flip
-Dynamic Dance Floor Lighting w/ Lighting Designer
-2 Screens & Projectors
-Dancing on a Cloud
-Custom Static Monogram
Here is a portion of the highlight video of their wedding day created by Aria Studios
(video: Aria Studios)
Aria Studios is a cinema, film, and photography company based out of Honolulu, in the Hawai'i islands and Pacific Northwest. They brought a team down to capture every moment from multiple angles, to give this same-day-edit a movie feel.
We arrived at the Hilton Hawaiian Village - Coral Ballroom at 10am. The elegant Coral Ballroom boast a “contemporary coral theme with neutral tones that can transform into the perfect background for your wedding.” Set up started at 10am which gave us plenty of time to unload our company van full of equipment. The Hilton's Banquet Coordinator, Denise, was on hand to oversee the venue and to check in with all the vendors doing their prep work.
As we got there and unloading our gear, we were working around the dance floor being assembled. We were setting up along side Elegance by Grace as they were putting up their drapery and effects for the Grand Entrance Tunnel and the crew from Marichris's wedding coordinator company Co-Curate, as they put up decor and table setting touches. The feeling of the decor and reception that we got was a blend of Elegance and Simple Opulence.
(360 time lapse of decor and Grand Entrance Tunnel set up)
Since the wedding was being held in a large portion of the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, one of the largest of the ballrooms, each set up crew had ample space to work their magic. It was a good amount of space (~20,000 sq ft) for upwards of 300 guests, and the back 30 feet was blocked off to be utilized for the grand entrance tunnel.
Meet the couple: Jomell & Krystal
(picture: Aria Studios)
This local couple met while a night on the town brought their two groups of friends together over an unassuming round of shots. They wanted to recreate this "epic night on the town" feel and have a high energy reception for their wedding guests, with an evening filled with amazing dance and singing performance.
To achieve this feel, we placed the first Confetti Cannon behind the grand entrance tunnel’s drapery with the barrell peeking out between the drapery. It was positioned to be hidden to create a surprise wow factor when the newly weds were announced and made their grand entrance out of the tunnel. As soon as they were announced the cannon operator launched the gold confetti, using a Co2 system, high into the ballroom letting it rain down creating a high energy but dream like feel as they danced and strutted out of the tunnel!
The second Confetti Cannon was positioned at the dance floor where the newly weds met their large wedding party which had celebratory shots ready to toast all together in commemoration on how the couple and the two groups first met! These moments were all timed with selected matching songs and lighting effects.
(Confetti Cannons at Grand Entrance and on Dance Floor)
During the Grand entrance we utilized a chase effect with our Uplighting to draw guest eyes to the entrance of the tunnel. All 30+ wired and wireless Dynamic Uplighting units, more than our usual amount for a venue this size because of its use in the tunnel, were all programmed to be fully controlled by our Lighting Designer. They were set up along the ballroom walls and against the Drapery back wall which flowed into and became part of the Grand Entrance Tunnel. The Uplighting illuminated the inside of the tunnel as well as another set to illuminate the visible side of the tunnel to the guest.
(Grand Entrance Tunnel, lighted by our Uplighting)
White and Blush / Amber were the color choices for the Uplighting. This color scheme also translated into the Head Table Uplighting as well. Instead of using normal Uplights in this area, we utilized our Moving Head Lights positioned in an Uplight angle and use its pattern programing to add a more dynamic motion and effects to add a subtle elevated lighting decor. It was positioned between the 3 lighted chandeliers behind the stage of the Head Table.
(Moving Heads Uplighting behind the Head Table & two 10' x 12' Screens)
We set up two large 10ft by 12ft Screen and Projector on both sides of the long head table for optimum viewing for both sides of the room. Both screens were tied in together to play the same video feed and adjusted for the time delay because of length the signal had to travel to the second screen. They were set up to play the same-day-edit wedding video by Aria Studios. Jomell and Krystal's Monogram were also displayed on the screens for the duration of the wedding before and after the wedding video.
Another amazing moment was the Bride and Groom’s First Dance where we provided our Dancing on the Cloud effect. Using a dry ice low-lying fog system, made specifically to work in compliance with ballroom’s safety features, we helped create this picturesque dream like moment.
Dancing on a Cloud (picture: Aria Studios)
Each portion of the reception, including this one was masterfully timed with music from our very own DJ Flip. The night was nicely tied together from moment to moment by the funny and skillful Emcee Rayton.
We enjoy providing our services at Hilton Hawaiian Village. The staff is friendly and they gave us lots of time to set up. They normally don't have day events which allows us to set up as early as noon. Lugging our equipment in to the location is really easy for us. Lots of accessible power throughout the venue. The other great thing about this location is that it gives us lots of options for us to explore with our lighting.
We highly recommend Hilton Hawaiian Village as one of our favorite venues. Lots of parking and a relatively easily load in and out for our equipment.
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