Elegant Wedding at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

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Ejar and Limore’s elegant wedding at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel was one to remember. Filled with lush florals and subtle gold decor, the couple celebrated this special day with their closest family and friends.

newlywed couple at wedding reception

Every minute of this wedding was breathtaking. The ceremony was straight from a fairytale, covered in lush green leaves and white roses designed by Celio’s Design. A beautiful floral arch was placed at the start of the wedding aisle, along with floral arrangements all the way down the aisle. We provided string lights that covered the entire perimeter of the ceremony space, which added a soft and romantic ambiance. 

After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests gathered at the elegant and romantic reception. Large candlelight fixtures were placed at the center of each table, accompanied by a variety of beautiful white bouquets. Subtle hints of gold were incorporated throughout the reception to add the finishing touches.

We also set up more string lights behind the stage to continue the elegant themed wedding. Eraj and Limore and their guests enjoyed the rest of the evening dancing and enjoying each others’ company.

Special thanks to Details Kristi for organizing this elegant wedding at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel and to Katie Beverely for capturing all the stunning details!

string lights and a large arch of white roses at wedding ceremony
white roses and welcome sign at wedding ceremony
close up of roses on wedding aisle with string lights
white floral arch filled with roses down the wedding aisle
close up of floral arrangements at wedding ceremony
couple smiling under floral arch at wedding ceremony
floral centerpiece details at wedding reception
large candlelights as centerpieces at wedding reception
newlywed couple smiling at wedding reception
wedding menu and silverware at wedding reception
candlelight holders and white bouquets at wedding reception
white rose petals showering newlyweds at wedding reception

Vendor Credits:

Venue: Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel | Planner: Details Kristi | Event Manager: Karyssa | Photography: Katie Beverley Photography | Florals: Celio’s Design | Cinematography: Hoo Films | Lighting: The Lighter Side | Rentals: Revelry Event Design, THE BOOTH by river and bridgeNFP Events | Stationery: Luxe Marie Stationery

Tented Welcome Dinner Featured on Style Me Pretty

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Kate and Ross celebrated their wedding on the coast in California, and we are thrilled to share this tented welcome dinner is now featured on Style Me Pretty!

tented outdoor wedding in california

“Kate & Ross’ guests came from around the globe to celebrate with them for their early June wedding. Therefore, a Welcome Party at their coastal California home seemed like the perfect starting spot for the weekend. Their backyard sits on a bluff directly on the ocean with beautiful views over the water. We designed the event for the 80 guests to feel intimate, thoughtful but casual.” -Style Me Pretty

See the full feature here.

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string lighting hung over bar at outdoor coastal wedding
guest seating at wedding reception at coastal wedding
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tabletop decor with wedding menu
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outdoor wedding by poolside during sunset
coastal wedding reception in california with string lighting

Vendor Credits:

Photography: Jeremiah and Rachel Photography | Planner: Greenwood Events | Lighting: The Lighter Side | Catering: Made by Meg Catering | Stationery: Wiley Valentine | Tent Rental: Apex Tent and Party Rentals | Rentals: Theoni Collection, Premiere Party Rentals | Music: Django Foxtrot | Transportation: California Excursions

Chemistry Themed Bar Mitzvah at The Beverly Hills Hotel

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Max’s chemistry themed Bar Mitzvah at The Beverly Hills Hotel was stunning in every way! 

chemistry themed bar mitzvah tabletop details

Becker and the Co planned an excellent event at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Max and his family celebrated this special day with their closest friends and family. We are proud to have provided the lighting for this event, and had the privilege to work with an amazing vendor team to bring all the details to life!

Shawna Yamamoto designed and made the  intricate chemistry inspired centerpieces. Blue water filled beakers and floral accents added an eye-catching visual on the tabletops. To tie the entire theme together, chemistry formulas were designed on the black dance floor ! Our blue and purple hued lights created a magical ambiance throughout the ballroom and illuminated the tabletops.

Max and his guests had many forms of entertainment such as the arcade room provided by Arcade Rental Zone, Music from DJ Vikas Sapra, and many more.

Special thanks to Nicole Goddard Photography for capturing the whimsical details of this chemistry themed Bar Mitzvah!  See all the details below.

beverly hills hotel ballroom dance floor with chemistry formulas
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overview of beverly hills hotel ballroom for chemistry themed bar mitzvah
tabletop decor for chemistry themed bar mitzvah at beverly hills hotel
seating details for guests at chemistry themed bar mitzvah at beverly hills hotel
purple flowers in beakers at chemistry themed bar mitzvah in beverly hills hotel
ballroom floor with fog lights

Vendor Credits:

Venue: The Beverly Hills Hotel | Planner: Becker and the Co | Photographer: Nicole Goddard Photography |  Audio/Visual: WOVA Events | Florals: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design |  Lighting: The Lighter Side |Rentals: Palace Party RentalArcade Rental Zone  | Vita Perfetta | DJ: Vikas Sapra | Makeup: Nocturnal Designz | Cinematography: David Medill Productions

Vote The Lighter Side for California Wedding Day Best Of 2020!

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outdoor wedding with string lighting and curtain drapes

Hello industry friends and partners!

We are excited to announce that we are finalists for California Wedding Day’s Best of 2020 awards!

We need your help once more to secure the win! We would be incredibly grateful if you would cast your vote for  The Lighter Side: Best Lighting in Los Angeles.

Click HERE to place your vote by  Friday, March 6th.  

Thanks so much, we appreciate your support!

Sincerely,

The Lighter Side

Sports Themed Bar Mitzvah for Charlie

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We are thrilled to have been a part of Charlie’s sports themed Bar Mitzvah!

sports jersey displaying on stage for bar mitzvah in los angeles

Charlie’s Bar Mitzvah was far from ordinary. He celebrated this special day with his closest family and friends.  Becker and the Co planned an exceptional event at the Katz Pavilion at Steven S. Wise, and the details were eye catching.

Large frames displayed jerseys on the top of the truss from various sports teams. Basketball hoops were also placed around the venue as well. Every tabletop was decorated with trophies, tea candles lit in glass holders, and vibrant red bouquets of roses. The finishing touch was the large assembly of gushing flowers that sat in tall, mirrored vases and scattered throughout the room designed by Butterfly Floral Event and Design.

Red accent chairs and barstools were placed at every table to offer a beautiful pop of color. Customized booths with Charlie’s name were set up around the venue to provide food and beverage for his family and friends to enjoy.

We had the pleasure of creating a sports arena ambiance by using purple and red hued lights throughout the venue and on the main stage. Large LED screens with Charlie’s name acted as the backdrop of the main stage and illuminated with red lights. It was a truly special and spectacular event!

Special thanks to Shumanev Production for capturing the beautiful details and moments at Charlie’s sports themed Bar Mitzvah. 

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red roses arrangements and centerpieces at bar mitzvah
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boy smiling with trophies and red rose bouquets in the background at bar mitzvah
guest seating for bar mitzvah celebration at Katz Pavilion at Steven S Wise
boy in white blazer posing with sports jerseys for bar mitzvah
lounge area for guests at sports themed bar mitzvah
table decor with red chairs and red roses at bar mitzvah

Vendor Credits:

Photo + Video: Shumanev Production | Event Planning: Becker and the CO | Floral Designs: Butterfly Floral Event and Design | Lighting: The Lighter Side | Audio/ Visuals: WOVA Events | Venue: Wise Events

Whimsical Wedding at Pelican Hill Resort

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The Rivani’s celebrated their whimsical wedding at Pelican Hill Resort with their closest family and friends. Stunning in every way, we are thrilled to have been a part of an amazing vendor team to make this couple’s day as special as it could be.

newlywed couple walking down aisle filled with rose petals

For the ceremony, Shawna Yamamoto transformed the rotunda at Pelican Hill Resort into a beautiful floral masterpiece. She used pink, red, and purple tones. Our beautiful sparklers illuminated the aisle as our couple took their celebratory walk down the aisle after saying “I do”.

The reception was filled with gorgeous custom floral arrangements, romantic tabletops, and sleek gold and black chairs from Chameleon Chair Collection. Inspired by the ambiance of the Great Hall in Harry Potter, a custom floating candle installation above the tabletops and dance floor. This created an optical illusion and added a magical touch to the celebration.

A vibrant performance by La Follies blew the guests away. The couple’s first dance was perfect in every way on the grand ballroom floor. Our lighting design perfectly lit the custom monogrammed dance floor. Special thanks to Duke Images for capturing all the amazing details and special moments. We are grateful to be a part of the Rivani’s special day.

bride and groom kissing at wedding ceremony surrounded by floral displays
wedding reception with floating candles at pelican hill resort
floral decorated bar area at wedding reception with floating candles and pink and purple lighting
photo of dining table details at wedding reception at the pelican hill resort
performers at wedding reception at pelican hill resort
wedding performance by the la follies at pelican hill resort
bride and groom on beautifully lit dance floor with floating candle lights
happy newlyweds having first dance on beautifully lit dance floor
confetti candid photo with wedding guests at pelican hill resort

Photo: Duke Images | Venue: Pelican Hill Resort | Planner: Details Michelle | Performers /Dancers: LA Follies | Floral/ Event Design: Shawna Yamamoto | Video: Custom Made Productions | Music: LIV Entertainment Group | EC Twins Music | Who is D Sharp | Lighting: The Lighter Side LA | Gown: Galia Lahav | Tux: Rich Fresh | Rentals: EDGE Design and Decor | Guest Seating: Chameleon Chair Collection | Couple: @rrblacklion @krystalrivani | Costume designers: Hannah Runkle Costumes | Wig designer: Hair by Tiph

Holiday Floral Themed Corporate Party

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To celebrate the holiday season, we are thrilled to have been a part of this holiday floral themed corporate party planned by Anita Gohari.

entryway with two large reindeers at holiday event

This holiday corporate party is one to remember! Every detail of this party was stunning and breathtaking. As guests arrived at the Palos Verdes Estate, they were immediately greeted with a grand entryway. We used string lights and seamlessly integrated them into the beautiful arch.

As the candlelights lit the pathway into the estate, it led to two large bespoke reindeer topiaries designed by The Empty Vase. The design featured thousands of crimson carnations, vanda blooms, fresh green moss, and metallic hand-painted eucalyptus for the antlers! Because the reindeers were a work of art, we wanted to highlight the vibrant colors from the flowers using uplighting.

When guests entered the estate, whimsical and unique floral arrangements were placed throughout the tabletops along with several candlelights.

We used uplighting on every tree throughout the entire outside lounge area to create a relaxing ambiance. Two large trees were also wrapped with string lights to elevate the ambiance some more. The pool was filled with glass bowls with candles, which illuminated and reflected beautifully under the night sky. Revelry Event Design provided simple and modern furniture in the lounge area with pops of red accents to celebrate the holiday season.

Lastly, special thanks to Visuals by Arpit for capturing the gorgeous details of this holiday floral themed corporate party! Overall we loved being a part of this festive event.

grand entryway at palos verdes estate with two large floral reindeers
red and pink floral arrangements on wall with red lighting
large rose bouquet centerpieces at holiday party in palos verdes
close up of reindeer made of flowers at holiday party
outdoor lounge area with pool at palos verdes estate
view of pool with tea candles and lounge area
trees covered with string lights lit up at holiday party
outdoor lounge area at night with relaxing ambiance lighting
two large red reindeer topiary in entryway of holiday party

Vendor Credits:

Floral + Topiary Design: The Empty Vase | Planning: Anita Gohari | Lighting: The Lighter Side LA | Rentals: Revelry Event Design | Photography: Visuals By Arpit

Romantic Desert Wedding at Indian Wells Golf Resort

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Coj Weddings coordinated a romantic desert wedding in Palm Springs, California. The beautiful outdoor wedding took place at Indian Wells Golf Resort, which was the perfect location.

wedding ceremony seating on indian wells golf resort

We had the privilege to light up the evening with string lights at Paulina and Alex’s wedding.  We created an illusion of an enclosed space on the golf resort. Guests were still able to enjoy the beautiful evening.

The newlywed’s wedding was filled with beautiful autumn tones, gold details, and gorgeous floral arrangements. We loved being a part of this romantic desert wedding!

Special thanks to Matthew David Studio for capturing the beautiful details and special moments.

unique table seating chart at outdoor wedding
bride and her bridesmaids outdoor wedding
bride and groom boho photo with pompas grass
floral centerpieces at an outdoor golf resort wedding
beautiful curtain string lights at indian wells golf resort
string lighting canopy on golf resort outdoor wedding
happy couple dancing at outdoor wedding

Venue: Indian Wells Golf Resort

Planner: Coj Weddings and Events

Lighting The Lighter Side LA

Photography: Matthew David Studio

 Florals: Arrangements Design

Veronica and Eric’s Beautiful Black and White Wedding

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 Every wedding is unique, and the combinations of details and decor vary just as widely as the couple selecting them! We love providing lighting for weddings big and small, and relish in the creative freedom that so many of them bring. 

We recently had the privilege of providing lighting for Veronica and Eric’s beautiful black and white wedding and could not be more thrilled with the outcome! But a picture is worth 1000 words, so be sure to see all the beautiful details in the photos below!

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black and white wedding invitations
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bride and groom at wedding ceremony on rooftop in los angeles
bride and groom at wedding ceremony
newlyweds first kiss
bride and groom's initials on poster at wedding reception
guest seating on rooftop with string lighting
sweetheart table at wedding reception with white floral centerpieces
wedding reception dinner menu in los angeles
wedding reception guest seating on rooftop
all white wedding cake with white floral design in los angeles

Vendor Credit:

Photography – Winsome and Wright 

Event Planning & Design – Sarah Park Events

Florals – Plenty of Petals

Custom Builds – Iron Grace Rentals

Bridal Gown – Carolina Herrera

Hair – Kelly Zhang Studio

Makeup – Liz Wegrzyn

Videography – Caleb Jordan Lee

Venue –  The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

Stationery – Julie Ha Calligraphy

DJ – @dj_lux of Premiere Events Group

Rentals – Premiere Party Rents + Above the Top Party Rentals

Lighting – The Lighter Side LA

Cake – The Butter End Cakery

Ceremony Musicians – Soo Sings

360 Photo Booth – OrcaVue

Linens – La Tavola Linen

Romantic Minimalist Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

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Veronica and Eric’s romantic minimalist wedding was perfect in every aspect. With its simple and clean color palette, rooftop ambiance, and twinkling string lights, we are humbled that is now featured on Style Me Pretty!

newlywed couple cutting wedding cake featured on style me pretty

“From being incredibly involved in the ins and outs of the wedding planning process to surprising his beautiful bride on their wedding day with a dance routine that will have you belly laughing – this man officially wins Groom of The Year in our books! Keep on reading for tons of gorgeous pictures from Winsome and Wright, the dance routine video captured by East West, and a few words from the bride and groom.” -Style Me Pretty

Read the full feature here.

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wedding reception seating chart
bride and room under vine arches
outdoor rooftop wedding guest list display
string lighting at outdoor rooftop wedding
honeymoon table details for bride and groom
minimalist wedding decor and string lighting
wedding dinner menu and floral centerpiece
bride and groom romantic rooftop photo
reception table details with flower centerpieces
minimalist wedding cake with floral details
bride and groom laughing at romantic wedding

Vendor Credit:

Photography – Winsome and Wright 

Event Planning & Design – Sarah Park Events

Florals – Plenty of Petals

Custom Builds – Iron Grace Rentals

Bridal Gown – Carolina Herrera

Hair – Kelly Zhang Studio

Makeup – Liz Wegrzyn

Videography – Caleb Jordan Lee

Venue –  The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills

Stationery – Julie Ha Calligraphy

DJ – @dj_lux of Premiere Events Group

Rentals – Premiere Party Rents + Above the Top Party Rentals

Lighting – The Lighter Side LA

Cake – The Butter End Cakery

Ceremony Musicians – Soo Sings

360 Photo Booth – OrcaVue

Linens – La Tavola Linen