Draping: Q&A With Triad Event Lighting

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Draping is an awesome tool, which is used to transform event spaces.  We simply love it.   People are always intrigued by it, so much in fact, we thought it would be a great idea to do a personal Q&A with our very own founder, Chris, of Triad Event Lighting.

What is Draping, exactly and how is it used?

Simply put: Draping is a skilled technique used to transform a space from basic to breathtaking. Keep reading; you’ll see;)

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Draping: Creating the Perfect Head Table Backdrop

What can I say…. Triad Event Lighting loves draping! When combined with lighting, there is no better way to transform the landscape of a room and create a more intimate & softer affair. Overall, draping is super versatile. Yes, Super Versatile. For starters, how else can you change the size and shape of a room, reduce the amount of window light, hide unsightly objects (such as tired and worn out wall coverings) and all the while creating an intimate … Read More

Wireless Uplights

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Charlotte Event Lighting is happy to introduce our new wireless uplights.  Not only are they sleek and perfect for any event, I find that they are great for highlighting those hard to reach areas such as columns or outdoor spaces that don’t have accessible electrical receptacles.

Also, they come equipped with a powerful battery, which at its maximum output can produce beautiful light for up to 12 hours on a single charge. In Read More

Movement Mortgage Holiday Party

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Triad Event Lighting was happy to work with one of our favorite planners, Kelly Martin of Head Over Heels, for the Movement Mortgage Holiday Party at Grand Central Station in Charlotte. The event had a vintage 1920’s Great Gatsby theme, and Triad Event Lighting complemented that with a rich amber light throughout the space. In addition we secured lights in the rafters to spread the light evenly over the walls, as well as highlight the stage to enhance the draping. Read More

Red Bull Vault Challenge

Red Bull Vault Balance ChallengeThis past Wednesday, Triad Event Lighting teamed up with Red Bull at the Uptown Mint Museum to create dynamic lighting displays to enhance a series of various challenges. What an exciting event to be a part of.

Over 70 teams of 2 competed in a series of mind and body challenges and the winner with best overall time would not only take home the winning title but would also go on an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas for an Read More

Transforming the Metropolitan Ballroom

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Triad Event Lighting was excited to work with our latest bride, Taiyan, in creating a sophisticated and romantic wedding reception. We transformed the Metropolitan Ballroom into an elegant space complete with silver ceiling draping and purple uplighting to give her the upscale look she had envisioned.  We completed transformation of the ballroom with a glass gobo with the couple’s last name and wedding date.  Talk about stopping traffic (literally) the purple lighting could be seen from Providence Road. When Read More

Purple Lighting: The Power of Purple

Color helps set the tone and mood of an event. In this case, we’re talking about the color purple.  Did you know that Roman Emperors, magistrates, wore purple and was one of the first colors ever used in prehistoric art? Pretty cool, huh?!

Oftentimes, when lighting a venue or room, purple is used to create a stunning twilight or dusk effect. Keep in mind, when pairing with other colors, white and black is always a safe bet and using it Read More

Knowing your Lighting Lingo

Lighting is incredibly important for any event. Triad Event Lighting allows you to set the mood as well as highlight the main attractions at the venue to make your event even better! In order to find the perfect lighting for that perfect event, you need to know a little bit about the types of lights to use.  Triad Event Lighting wants to help you. We’ve compiled a list of lighting lingo you need to know when planning an event:

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The Moods of Colors

What type of mood do you want to set on your dream-wedding day? What about the reception? This blog will inform you as to which lighting colors to choose to help set the appropriate mood at your venue.Red Wash Lighting

Red Lights: Red lights are very romantic and warm. This color allows the venue to feel very personal and intimate. This color would be perfect for any private or small wedding. We wouldn’t suggest using red with a large audience. It might Read More

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