Pantone Color of the Year Greenery Ushers in New Beginnings for 2017


2017-pantone-color-of-the-year-greenery-005Taking a look at the what is taking place in our global culture the Pantone color experts saw the cultural moods and attitudes was one of reinvigoration. The Pantone color experts chose greenery as the 2017 Pantone color of the year. As the world gets more and more immersed with technology people look for a way to connect with the natural world. The greenery color gives people the sense they can breathe deep in order to revive, restore and renew themselves. 

What does the Pantone color of the year mean for you and your next event? Consider how you can incorporate greenery with lighting.  One of the most common ways to set the tones and mood of the event is with uplighting. You can choose a green uplight to change If you want to incorporate greenery into your event through decor you will want to make sure you highlight the greenery decor. You can use pinspotting for the centerpieces or in this last year we have seen a trend of greenery walls which we have highlighted with light washes. and pattern projections. If you are having an outdoor reception or event you can showcase the existing nature by uplighting the trees or run stringer lights throughout the trees. 

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BEYOND’s Colorful uplighting!


While one of the most popular colors of uplighting is a champagne color BEYOND loves it when clients go a different direction and choose a more colorful uplighting. Three of the most popular colors are purple, pink, and blue. With each color used  you can create a specific ambiance and atmosphere for your wedding or event. 

Purple is a color that is a sign of royalty and is associated with nobility and spirituality and is used to create a warm and elegant atmosphere. It is a popular wedding color choice especially with our TCU clients.beyond-colorful-uplighting-popular-light-colors-purple-pink-blue_0003 beyond-colorful-uplighting-popular-light-colors-purple-pink-blue_0006 beyond-colorful-uplighting-popular-light-colors-purple-pink-blue_0007

Pink is often a popular choice for weddings since it is associated with love, beauty, tenderness, sweetness and the romantic. It is often used in combination with blue and purple.  

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Blue is a popular color to give a more party like atmosphere to an events but can also give a more ethereal feel such as to convey a glow of clouds in the sky or to give an effect of water. Blue is also a popular choice for our SMU clients. When choosing a color such as blue or purple we do also suggest a white light is present otherwise having just the blue or purple can create a flat dimensionless room. 

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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.