Jamie + Mike | Brooklyn Arts Center

Brooklyn Arts Center is a beautiful venue that is rich in warm textures and colors. Brittany from Orchid Island Events and I met and supplemented those design elements with our new vintage bulbs and handmade lighting features.  Our over-sized vintage bulbs fit perfectly above the band and provided a focal point on the stage and lighting for the band, Port City Shakedown.

Brooklyn Arts Center wedding Venue Wilmington NC Dana Laymon Photography Jamie+Mike-41

Design by Brittany Koontz @ www.OrchidIslandEvents.com
Florals by Kristy @ www.ecochicblossoms.com
Rentals by Martha @ www.marthamydearrentals.com
Cake by Tammy @ www.tammycakelady.com
Catering by MOI @ www.middleoftheisland.com
Venue Brooklyn Arts Center @ www.brooklynartsnc.com

Photos by Dana Laymon Photography

June 11, 2016

Kortney & Gary Wedding at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

The Aquarium at Fort Fisher is a unique venue that can magical at night.  Due to the dark nature of the venue lighting is really needed to make it beautiful and functional.  Pin spotting florals and your cake or adding our led lined railings adds both.  Here are some images from Genie Leigh Photography that help to capture some of our lights there.

(images courtesy of: Genie Leigh Photography)

Ashley & Greg’s Brooklyn Arts Center Wedding #everyrosehasitshorne

Edison lighting over ceremony and head table

Anyone who’s been to a wedding at Brooklyn Arts Center knows it’s a beautiful historic venue located on 4th St. in downtown Wilmington, NC.

Edison lighting over ceremony and head table

(image credit: Kate Supa Photography)

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Wedding Lighting at Making Memories House in Ocean Isle Beach


The Making Memories house in Ocean Isle Beach makes a great wedding reception venue.

The back yard is large enough to accommodate a large number of guests and the lighting possibilities there are many. Here, we lit the palm trees and fence line, lamposts, string lighting and colored uplighting under the house.


Images by: Susie Linquist

Outdoor Edison String Lights for Caitlyn & Randy in Ocean Isle Beach

Making Memories Ocean Isle Beach reception event lighting cake cutting

It’s no surprise that some lighting designs are more involved than others.  With the added work comes added results.

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Lauren & Jeff – Ocean Isle Beach House Wedding & Reception

Ocean Isle Beach House wedding reception lighting with string edison chandelier and pool globes

Beach house weddings have a special allure about them and often require additional lighting to create the mood when the sun sets.

Ocean Isle beach is located in Brunswick county about 1 hour south of Wilmington, NC.  There are a few new houses located there that make a great wedding and reception venues.  Southern Comfort is one of them.

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USS North Carolina Battleship Wedding and Reception


Wilmington has some unique event and wedding venues and we’ve had the pleasure of providing lighting at quite a few of them.

The USS North Carolina battleship on the Cape Fear River is toward the top of our list though.

Vintage string lighting strung overhead on the deck is a fitting accompaniment for an event on the deck of this historic Navy ship.

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Ryan & Abby’s Historic Charleston Wedding Reception at Gibbes Museum


With Charleston’s beauty, charm and history it’s a special place for weddings.

The Gibbes Museum of art was chosen by Abby and Ryan for their wedding and reception location.  Although it’s a beautiful courtyard, there isn’t adequate lighting for an after dark event.

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Lily & Kris – Knot’s Landing Reception in OIB

outdoor dance floor string lighting swag ocean isle beach

Lily & Kris’s wedding reception was a great mix of elegance, color and fun.

The color of the lavender uplighting under the tent with the warmth and elegance of 3 crystal chandeliers with a tent liner added a beauty to the front lawn. While the string lighting swagged over the outdoor dance floor area provided functional and festive lighting to dance under the open sky.

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Desiree & Greg’s Beach House Wedding and Reception

September is a really beautiful time of the year for a beach wedding and reception in eastern North Carolina.  Ocean Isle Beach’s serene south facing shore and quiet surroundings provides a great setting for a beach house wedding.

We used a variety of lighting techniques on this job.  These included string lighting, par can uplights on trees and on the decks, oriental lanterns strung above the pool and LED globes in the pool.

The under house edison lighting with purple accent uplights on the white walls really worked great with the orange table linens and chair bows for the buffet and dining area.

The deck lighting was a staggered pattern of orange and purple and the paper lanterns created a classy look and feel reminiscent of a resort.

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