Create Impact and Elegance with Light
Monogram lighting can be an excellent way to pull together all of the design elements of your wedding together.
A monogram light and design creates a high impact focal point to the room providing the perfect backdrop showing off all the beautiful work you've put into the cake, flowers and decor.
We can either create a deign for you, or work with you to take a design/idea you already have and create the camera ready artwork needed to create your monogram light.
A monogram light can be created from an existing design, whether a paper copy, illustration, or wedding invitation we can convert it into a digital vector illustration. If you have a magazine picture or font idea we can re-create it and customize it as needed.
The best part is that the design can be used for the light, but we also include a high quality version to be used for invitations, programs, cake toppers, cake designs, and to repeat throughout your wedding design and decor.
Creating the Light
The design is then crafted into a piece of metal or high temperature glass called a gobo. The gobo is what the light projects through to create your image. Each of these gobo's are one of a kind and custom created by the manufacturer reflecting in the cost of these lights but also the quality. If you order more than one light, the costs go down per light. This can be great for adding a monogram outside on the building or in a different location.
There are different types of gobo's: metal, glass and multicolored glass.
Metal gobo's punch the design through a solid piece of metal where punched out portions project light. These are the cheapest to make but the drawback can be seen in letters like (A,O,R,P,Q,B,4,6,8,9). If you were to punch out these into a solid piece of metal you would not be able to see the letter correctly so a hanging piece of metal or numerous pieces of metal must be left to form the letters correctly. The graphic above shows the difference in a design, one for glass and one for metal.
For almost all designs we use glass gobo's because it allows for a cleaner more elegant design suitable for weddings. The design above is a black and white design, it allows for dark areas and light areas. Another option is a grayscale monogram design. This allows for shading as in the W design. This will allow a small amount of light through the gray area but the full amount of light through the completely black areas of the design.
Behind the design we can change the color of the light effectively being able to project your design in any color that you choose.
Lights Vs. Projectors
The gobo is then mounted into a special holder that holds the gobo in front of the light and allows it to be projected on a number of surfaces. Some articles and sources suggest using a regular multimedia projector to project the gobo to save money. This is a bad idea and does not look professional, projectors do not project a true "black" and there will be a gray box surrounding wherever you project your monogram. Projectors generally are not bright enough to cut through the lighting in the room to adequately see the design. The projectors that are are too costly to use. We use HID (high intensity discharge) lights that can cut through a day lit room so you can still see the monogram.
We make it easy to add monogram lighting to your wedding in addition to our wedding DJ services or in one of our lighting packages or by itself for your wedding. Ideas and consultations are free and if you have an idea we'd love to work with you to make it happen. If you don't know where to start let us help you and give you some ideas to work with to find the perfect monogram light and design for your wedding!
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We work with you to come up with one- of-a-kind lighting options for your wedding that will truly set your wedding apart and make it truly personal and unique. We can work within your budget to create the biggest impact possible. We have worked at many of the best venues in the Virginia, Maryland and DC area and can offer our personal insight to what the best lighting options will be for wedding location. This type of expertise is what makes us one of the best entertainment companies in the DC area.