BEYOND’s Candlelight Uplighting



One of the most popular lighting design elements for any wedding or event is to use uplighting around the event room. Uplighting is a fixture placed on the floor to wash light up onto a wall in a selected color. For weddings one of the most popular choices is to have candlelight uplighting around the room. The candlelight uplighting is used to create a a warm and inviting ambiance for the reception. Uplighting can be used to enhance a room or event space and set the mood for the entire night. If the room has pops of color in the decor the candlelight uplighting is used to accent additional colors. If the space has draping the candlelight uplighting is often popular choice to illuminate the draping and create a soft romantic feel. If you want to set a warm inviting mood during the dinner part of your reception but want to create a party atmosphere later in the evening the uplighting color can be changed throughout the night as well. 


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BEYOND at the ABC Annual Conference



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This week was the Association of Bridal Consultants Annual conference held in Dallas, Texas at the Adolphus Hotel. Our very own Jennifer Burns, Director of Marketing and Sales, presented on lighting designs and trends. She went over the many different type of lighting styles, the dos and don’ts when it comes to lighting your event and what is the latest trends in wedding lighting. A few of the key points she hit on was when choosing uplighting for your event is to give careful consideration to color. Green is not a good color when food is present blues and purples can create a flat dimensionless room and the color that is great for all skin tones and softens the room is blush/candlelight. If you choose to uplight in a color you want to be sure to put light on your florals otherwise the room will look flat and lack dimension. The light on the florals is called pin spotting  and is a direct beam of light from above focused down to enhance the detail and design of the centerpiece. These are just two of the various lighting elements you incorporate into your event design. There are also washes, lighting for ceremonies, tent lighting, gobos, monograms & pattern projections, stringer lights, chandeliers and intelligent lighting which can be used to create movement in the room. When it comes to lighting there are several dos and don’ts to consider. You can read about our lighting dos and don’ts on a previous blog post here. While many people consider the lighting design Jennifer wants you to make sure you also consider if you will need rigging for the lighting, to make sure you have talked to the venue about power and remember to include rigging and power in your budget if needed. Jennifer also discussed some of the current lighting trends including twinkle lights and “no-color” lighting which we will go into further on upcoming blogs. beyond-at-the-abc-annual-conference-associatian-of-bridal-consultants-dallas-texas-adolphus-hotel-donnie-brown-events-jburns-0004

BEYOND rated Best Wedding Videographer



It’s always exciting as a company to receive accolades and recognition for your services especially when they come from unexpected places. This week we discovered BEYOND Films is rated one of the top 20 Best Wedding Videographer in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex on Head on over to their site to see our rating. They determine who is best in their area by reputation, credibility, experience, availability and professionalism and we feel honored to be included on their website. 

Make an Impact for your Fundraising Event!


beyond-non-profit-dallas-fundraisers-lighting-video-audio-visual_5With BEYOND being located in one of the nation’s most philanthropic cities we love participating with several fundraising events throughout the year. We help create a big impact through our lighting, audio visual, film, and video dance floor to help your event to stand out.  You want your event to make an impression so it can inspire donors to open their wallets and come back year after year in support of their favorite causes. 

When producing a fundraiser often non-profits want to think of a way to stand out and make their event unique. An effective way to create a feel for the theme of the event is through lighting. BEYOND can match the colors of your theme and light the ballrooms or event space to help create the mood and atmosphere you wish to achieve.  One way to achieve this is creating custom pattern projections such as projecting a wooden pattern on the alls for a western themed event. 



With each fundraising event having hundreds of attendees you want to make sure they are all able to hear and see. One way to insure those attending are able to see and hear everything is by adding screens as well as image magnification of the speakers or presenters. By adding screens to your event you can highlight the sponsors logos by playing a video of them on the screen on a continual loop throughout the event. With lighting and video the organization can save money by reducing their use of signage by also projecting their logos on walls or sides of buildings through gobo lights. this way they are able to reuse the gobos year after year. 



Just a few of the fundraisers BEYOND has participated in this year are the Chick Lit Luncheon  benefitting Community Partners of Dallas, Children First an evening with Unicef, North Texas Food Banks Harvest, and one of the upcoming fundraisers is for American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball which is the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for American Cancer Society

Modern Luxury Bride Feature-Emily & Andrew



With Fall beginning this week and October just around the corner we wanted to showcase one of our weddings from last October featured in the Fall/Winter 2016 Modern Luxury Brides Dallas magazine. For Emily and Andrew’s wedding reception at the Brook Hollow Country Club BEYOND provided cross spots on the tall floral arrangements to provide lighting for guests during dinner, pin spots on the low floral arrangements to showcase the floral design, soft controlled uplighting around the ball room and a wash on the bride and grooms cake for presentation. It was great working with Planner Mathes & Co on this wedding along with The Garden Gate for floral, Frosted Art Bakery for cakes, Rentals from Perch Event Decor, Linens from BBJ Linen, Entertainment by Jordan Kahn Music Company, Hair by Sonia Trevino and Makeup by My Fabulous Faces