Victoria was referred to us by her wedding planner and already had a vision of her wedding day in mind when we spoke with her. Victoria knew exactly how she wanted the ballroom at the Drake to look and after some discussion we came up with a lighting design for her.

When you are working with an already gorgeous room like the Gold Coast Ballroom at the Drake you think to yourself “What can we possibly do to make this room look any better?” After the set up though I have to say we were very impressed and the room was absolutely gorgeous.

Amber Wedding Uplighting

The amber uplighting added just the right romantic glow to the room and the pin spotlights made the gorgeous centerpieces really stand out. From all the comments by the guests when they walked in about how beautiful the room was I think they would agree.  I saw numerous guests taking picture after picture of everything in the ballroom.

Chicago Wedding Lighting by MDM Entertainment

The evening went off without a hitch thanks to the staff at the Drake and the diligent planning efforts of Katie from Dettagli Weddings who always does a fantastic job! Very few people realize the amount of planning and effort required to pull off a big wedding and Katie never fails to deliver an amazing event.

After the guests were seated the bride and groom were introduced and then did their first dance and cutting of the cake.

Wedding Cake at The Drake

We had installed and LED curtain on stage and set the lights to  a white twinkle to imitate starlight. This set a great backdrop for The David Rothstein Orchestra and the dancing. I have worked with David on several events and I can’t say enough good things about him and his company. He really goes out of his way to make the night special for the couple and is a great MC, musician and band leader. The band and crew are fantastic to work with (which I think represents  him well) and they never fail to pack the dance floor and create a truly memorable evening for the bride and groom and their guests.

Star Curtain

It is a really great feeling to help a bride realize her perfect vision of her wedding day and I think we accomplished that yet again.

Here is an email we received from Victoria several days after her wedding:

“Thank you so much for the AMAZING work you did at our wedding!!!  Honestly, you made the room look like a fairy-tale, and you made people’s jaws drop :)!  From the pin-spotting, to the uplighting, to the stars that I wanted  so badly, you made the room look magical.

I wanted to get back to you before we leave for our honeymoon in the morning, so thank you so much for everything, and I will definitely be in touch in the future!!!

Thank you thank you thank you!!”


Victoria and DJ

Speak Your Mind