Tara & Cain 8.21.10 Round Barn

•August 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The Round Barn has a huge ballroom that not many people know about. It was the perfect size for Tara and Cain’s 275 guests, and they still had room for a really big dance floor. Their colors were turquoise and black, so we did turquoise uplighting. There is a rectangular panel in the wall above the head table that created the perfect frame around their names.

We did black stretch chair covers with turquoise stretch bands (although they look more blue in the picture). They ued the Round Barn’s tablecloths and provided their own runners.

They partied for 7 hours, and the dance floor was packed the entire night! Ryan was their DJ. They also had a photo booth from 7-10 from Illini Photo Booth that their guests could have fun with.


Katie & Daniel 7.24.10 Holiday Inn

•July 29, 2010 • Leave a Comment

We had a lot of fun working with Katie and Daniel for over a year on their wedding at the Holiday Inn in Urbana. We provided the DJ service, lighting, and chair covers for them. They had over 300 guests, so they used the entire ballroom. They had a beautiful cake, so they placed it in the middle of the dance floor, and we put a spotlight on it so that the guests noticed it right when they walked in.

They wanted the color changing uplighting, and we also did a white backdrop behind their head table with their names on it in pink.

For their linens, they went with white stretch chair covers, fuschia satin sashes, and fuschia satin overlays. They used the Holiday Inn’s tablecloths and napkins. They had very unique favors for their guests. Since Daniel is in school to become a doctor, they bought a bunch of empty pill bottles from their local pharmacy and filled them with candy. They wrote cute things on the label using their names and the wedding date.

For their first dance, they danced to “When You Got A Good Thing” by Lady Antebellum. A few of their song requests were “Livin’ On A Prayer” that was Daniel’s fraternity’s song and “Sweet Home Alabama” because it was Katie’s sorority’s song.

Amy & Matt 7.10.10 Marriott

•July 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This was the first reception we had done at the Marriott in Normal, and we were very impressed with the room! Amy and Matt used half of the ballroom for 280 guests. They wanted everything neutral, so we did amber up-lighting. We also did a cool damask pattern all along the airwall to add some visual interest to the room. Here is a before-and-after…

She chose black polyester chair covers with ivory satin sashes. Her centerpieces were simple calla lillies and grass stems.

Her cake was in the middle of the dance floor until they cut it, and then it was moved.

Our DJ equipment was set up next to the dance floor, and they chose to not have a head table. They walked into “Better Together” by Jack Johnson.

Sylvia & Keith 7.9.10 I Hotel

•July 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Sylvia and Keith’s reception was in the Illinois Ballroom at the I Hotel. They came to us for DJing, lighting, and chair covers. They had a cocktail hour in the lobby, and then when the ballroom doors opened, this is what the guests saw..

It was a very warm atmosphere with amber up-lighting and lots of candles on the tables. She went with the modern look of the hotel and did white stretch covers with ivory bands and ivory polyester tablecloths.

They had a unique head table made up of 6 banquet tables so that there were bridal party members on both sides of the table, except they left an open space in front of the bride and groom’s chairs.

They also had a very fun dessert table with cupcakes and cookies. The guests loved it!

Christy & Cameron 6.26.10 Hilton

•June 29, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Christy and Cameron’s reception was in the Illini Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn. They had about 280 guests, so they used the entire room. Kai was their DJ, and we also provided the lighting and linens for them. They set up the room so that the guests saw their names on the dance floor, their cake, and the head table as soon as they walked into the room…

They kept the linens neutral with black floor-length tablecloths, white polyester chair covers, and black satin sashes. Their centerpieces were pink floral arrangements.

We did bright pink uplighting and put a spotlight on their awesome cake to really show it off!

We wanted to make this extra special for them, because Cameron has risked his life serving our country in Iraq. He has an incredible story! Here is a link to his video if you’d like to hear about it:


Kasey & Eric 6.5.10 Budweiser Distribution Center

•June 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Kasey’s family owns the Budweiser Distribution Center in Danville, so what a unique place to have their wedding reception! We draped off half of the room with 16′ tall white drapery so the room wasn’t too large for their 225 guests, and then we did aqua lighting along the drapery to match her color scheme. Here is a before-and-after shot of the warehouse..

We did white polyester chair covers with champagne satin sashes and floor-length tablecloths.

She had a very fun cake, and then we used a tan backdrop behind their head table to make it stand out from all of the white drapery. We put their names above the head table.

Ryan DJ’ed for them, and they had plenty of room for a big dance floor. Kasey also had a very special dance with her mom to Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s Song.”

Brooke & John 5.29.10 Decatur Conference Center

•June 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Brooke and John had about 190 guests in the MLK Ballroom at the Decatur Conference Center. Their colors were tiffany blue and white, so they chose white stretch covers with tiffany blue satin sashes and tablecloths. She kept her centerpieces neutral, and it was very elegant.

Ryan was their DJ, and he was set up opposite the head table. They used 5 dance floor lights and a 3rd speaker that we ran under the overhang so the guests back there could hear everything.

We did tiffany blue up-lighting, a white backdrop behind their head table, and a custom monogram on the backdrop.

They did their bridal party introduction to Metallica “Fade to Black,” and their first dance was to Nickelback “Far Away.”