Joanie and Brian Make a Splash with Theme Wedding Lighting & DJ
Joanie and Brian made waves at their recent wedding reception by choosing a tropical underwater theme to celebrate their union. In order to achieve the look they were going for, Joanie and Brian enlisted MDM Entertainment’s theme wedding lighting experts to set the scene in a subtle, yet fun way!
The reception room at the Marriott Resort Oakbrook Hills was a wonderful canvas to create the tropical ambiance Joanie and Brian were looking for. The newlyweds chose to immerse their guests in floods of blue lighting to create a fun aquarium feel for the room. With hints of a pink glow with stars falling over the head table, cake, and dance floor, the tropics came alive.
Joanie and Brian’s cake was especially charming, depicting the couple in scuba gear. Cathy Ulrich, mother of the bride, told us that the cake toppers all came in at the last minute.
“Brian’s mom gave them a trip to Hawaii as their wedding gift. They decided to take scuba diving lessons to prepare. The tropical theme just kind of snowballed from there very late in the planning process. The guests really liked the blue lights that MDM Entertainment provided”.
Joanie’s father contributed to the theme as well by constructing a gift card drop box with the opening shaped as a fish’s mouth! Who didn’t know about the topper, the lei’s, and tropical lighting? The groom!
“Brian had no idea – all the tropical additions were a total surprise! He loved it though, especially the cake topper”.
Amidst the guests tables stood vases filled with fantastic floral arrangements. The orange shades of the flowers contrasted beautifully with the blue glow of the room.
After the entrees filled stomachs and the toasts warmed hearts, it was time for the couple to have their first dance. Under the glow of their personalized gobo, Joanie and Brian swayed together for the first time as husband and wife.
Soon after, the music picked up and it was time to get down! MDM Entertainment’s wedding DJ Nick R turned up the beats as guests danced to a variety of great songs.
The dance floor kept getting hotter and hotter, so to cool down, guests took a break at the photo booth provided by Photo Booth Express.
In lieu of your average guest book, Photo Booth Express gave the couple’s friends and family a chance to take some hilarious pictures to pair with their warm wishes.
Congrats to the couple and thank you for sharing your terrific tropical reception with us. If you are looking for theme wedding lighting or a Chicago Wedding DJ (or both!), contact us at 773.253.4986