Hire a professional lighting company to provide your name in lights, says Laura Macario of Artistic Concepts Group. ACG, one of Hunt Country Celebrations’ members, knows all you need for how to get this great effect at your wedding.
A projection of a pattern or a gobo (or GOBO) derived from “Go Between” or “Goes Before Optics” is a physical template placed in front of a lighting source used to control the shape of emitted light.
Gobos are often used in weddings and corporate events to add a personal touch to the look of an event. Project the happy couple’s names or faces, a company logo or just about any artwork turned into a projected image – the possibilities are endless.
ACG can make the custom gobo in as little as a week. Common locations that custom gobos are projected in corporate/wedding situations are: the wall behind the head table, the center of the dance floor, on the floor in front of the main entrance, and the most dominant wall.
“Standard” gobo patterns are also widely used for events. These often are stars or foliage projected onto the ceiling or walls to set a mood in the whole room.
Stained glass to simulate church windows are also popular when using a ballroom that the bride and groom want to seem like a chapel. You can also hide plain air wall panels with overlaid standard gobos.
To find out more about what ACG can do for your event, get in touch with them through their website or through Hunt Country Celebrations.