Lighted Monograms and Gobos

The Hitched Wedding Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Ben and Jodi Photography.

The Hitched Wedding Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Ben and Jodi Photography.

Jon and Chelsea's First Dance. Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Jen of Aster and Olive Photography.

Jon and Chelsea’s First Dance. Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Jen of Aster and Olive Photography.

 

 

Ready to see your name in lights?  A lighted monogram is the cherry on top of a beautiful event lightscape.

 

Make your mark on the dance floor with a custom projection!  It’s a great way to tie-in your new monogram or create a “branded” look to coordinate with your wedding stationery.

 

Choose from several different methods, including digital projection, a steel gobo, or a glass gobo, as well as a wide variety of colorful design options.

 

“Gobo” is an acronym for the phrase “goes before optics” which refers to a piece of metal or glass that — when inserted in a theatrical lighting instrument — acts as a light stencil to shape (and sometimes color) the powerful beam of light.

 

Check out some examples of our recent work, below, or contact us, today, to learn more about adding a lighted monogram or specialty gobo to your wedding entertainment services suite.

 

 

Our Design Process:

 

Your Something New Entertainment Lighting Designer will ask you a series of questions about the existing design elements that you’ve already planned for your wedding.  Though your lighted monogram or gobo should stand out as a focal WOW factor, it should also compliment the overall event aesthetic.

 

We’ll ask you about colors, themes, icons, imagery, and fonts that you may already be using in your Save the Dates, invitations, menu and escort cards, or programs.  If you have a stationery designer, we’ll work directly with them, too, to ensure that everything coordinates.

 

Case in point: here’s how we created David and Bianca’s perfect lighted monogram for their romantic wedding at the Hyatt Regency at the Arcade in Cleveland:

 

Bianca and David's Wedding Invitation by Pink Tomato Press.  Photo by Spencer Photography.

Bianca and David’s Wedding Invitation by Pink Tomato Press. Photo by Spencer Photography.

First, we contacted Bianca’s stationer — Pink Tomato Press — who shared their design information with us.

 

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Event Monogram for Bianca + David at the Hyatt.

Next, we created a complimentary color profile for lighting versus printing and talked with the couple about how the design would translate, correcting for the Hyatt Arcade’s unusually-colored antique flooring.

 

Bianca and David's Lighted Monogram in Real Life! Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Spencer Photography.

Bianca and David’s Lighted Monogram in Real Life! Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Spencer Photography.

 

Then, we worked with Bianca and David’s photographer, Larry Spencer from Spencer Photography, to configure the lighted monogram in a photography-friendly position.

 

Bianca and David's Lighted Monogram in Real Life!  Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment.  Photo by Spencer Photography.

Bianca and David’s Lighted Monogram in Real Life! Lighted Monogram by Something New Entertainment. Photo by Spencer Photography.

Finally — viola!  The perfect first dance shot!

 

 

 

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