At Last Wedding and Event Design Tag

Geena and Mike’s Central Florida wedding was a lovely and fun affair from beginning to end. Held on March 26, 2022, their wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center featured plenty of opportunities for unique lighting designs from our experts at Soundwave. This is always a fun venue to transform and we were excited to return to one of our favorite stomping grounds.

Soft like the sky in lighting design
Geena and Mike opted for an intimate ceremony on their special day. Their ceremony space featured floor-to-ceiling windows and endless amounts of natural light. In the ballroom, we brought gentle color our LED lights, which illuminated the room in a quiet blue that reflected the wedding colors. Our Pinspots highlighted the newlywed table and the wedding cake. We also used the lighting design to frame the newlyweds’ silver accents. From every detail, we complemented Geena and Mike’s vision for their wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center.

Cool in blue
After the ceremony at the all-white floral trellis, it was time to get the party started. Soundwave Entertainment’s DJ David Regueiro set the stage for a grand entrance into the ballroom. As guests took their seats, Raise Your Glass, by Pink kicked off the wedding party introductions and the reception.  DJ David introduced the newlyweds just before they shared their first dance as husband and wife to Lifetime, Justin Bieber.

When the bride becomes the DJ
As the night went on, guests enjoyed a few surprises from this fun bride and groom. At one point, the bride even took a turn behind the DJ booth! Geena was a natural at having fun on the mic and giving her friends and family some dance mixes. The laughter was contagious as the guests danced the night away. Celebrations ended with final final closing song of Don’t Stop Believing, Journey. Then, it was time to really say “don’t stop believing” in this magical evening with a sparkler sendoff for Geena and Mike.

Venue: Lake Mary Events Center
Coordinator: At Last Wedding and Event Design
Caterer: Puff N Stuff
Photo: Erika Grace Photography
Florist: In Bloom Florist

Soundwave DJ / MC: David Regueiro

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
3 Pinspots: 1 for Cake, 2 for Newlywed Table
18 LED Lights: Soft Blue Color

Processional: Love me like you do, Brooklyn Duo
Bride & Escort: Lover, instrumental by Edward Ong…cue to 1:51
Recessional: Latch, cover by Natalie Taylor…cue to 1:56
Introduction: Raise Your Glass, Pink
First Dance: Lifetime, Justin Bieber
Bride & Dad:
Dance With My Daughter, Jason Blaine
Groom & Mom: Days Like This, Van Morrison
Last Dance: Don’t Stop Believing, Journey

Shani and Matthew’s icy blue wedding at Bella Collina warmed our hearts. On December 8, 2021 we helped these newlyweds celebrate in grand style. Our lighting options created a perfect balance of intimate warmth and winter hues. And our very own DJ and Owner Les Kopasz, spun out the best tunes for a mix that was not too hot and not too cold.

Outdoor Ceremony

First, the wedding began with A River Flows in You, by Yiruma as the wedding party glided to their places. Next, the bride walked down the aisle to a gorgeous classic, Canon in D, by Brooklyn Duo.  Among family and friends, Shani and Matthew said “I do” after exchanging hand-written vows. They stood beneath a decorative arch, decorated in greenery and blooms of soft pastels, draped in wintery shades of ice blue, all to echo Shani’s stunning bouquet. After they exchanged their vows, All of Me, by Daniel Jang played to cheer the newlyweds back up the aisle towards their new future. Next, guests partook in cocktail hour at the Bella Collina Reflection Pool, enlivened by a custom 2000s Pop Instrumental Mix.

Reception Lighting and Design

Peeking into Bella Collina’s ballroom, we saw the same color schemes to perfectly compliment the icy blue wedding palette. Soft pastels and wintery hues once again thoughtfully displayed among the decor.  Soundwave set up 24 LED Wall Uplights in very soft icy blue. Second, our pinspot lights shown on the newlywed table and the cake table. Pinspot lights help draw attention and focus, and it was all eyes on the bride and groom! The Designer DJ Front Board in Walnut tied the image together with elegance.

Raise a Glass to the Bride and Groom

Happy guests filtered in and found their seats. DJ Les introduced the couples while Happy, by Pharrell Williams played. Finally, the new Mr. and Mrs. Mattera were announced and guests clapped and cheered. The happy couple shared a romantic moment during their first dance to “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden. Next, Matthew hopped on the mic to welcome their guests. Then, each of their fathers took turns giving a heart-felt toast. The best man and co-maids of honor finished off the toasts, and everyone drank to the newlyweds’ future together. Sugar Pie Honey Bunch, by Four Tops set the playful vibe as the couple ceremoniously cut into their wedding cake. Just when we thought we were done with the tears, the groom danced with his mother to My Wish by Rascal Flatts and the bride danced with her father to You Raise Me Up by Celtic Woman.

Time to Celebrate

Finally, one of our personal favorite moments began. Dimming the lights always seems to be the universal signal for “time to turn it up” – and we love it! DJ Les took full advantage of his time to shine, playing a perfectly curated mix specifically for the Matteras.  The bride and groom requested a slightly reserved vibe, and we delivered. Classic disco, 70’s – 80’s rock and hairbands, 80’s – 90’s throwbacks, early 2000s hits, and current chart toppers spun all night. Songs like Shivers, by Ed Sheeran; You and I, by John Legend; Killing Me Softly, by Joseph Vincent, and of course Can’t Help Falling in Love, by none other than Elvis Presley wrapped us all up in the energy of the night.

Saying Goodbye

Matthew and Shani requested Best Day of My Life, by American Authors as the second-to-last song. Full of that feeling of wanting to make the most of every special moment, everyone piled to the dance floor for one last song. Living on a Prayer, by Bon Jovi carried us off into the night.  As the guests exited the ballroom, they made their way to the valet area for a grand farewell with sparklers.   During this time, once the ballroom was totally empty,  Matt and Shani had one last private dance together to You are the Reason, by Calum Scott and Leona Lewis. Lastly, the newlyweds appeared at the exit and ran joyfully down one last aisle, yet again. The crowd of smiling, cheering faces and sparkling lights sent Matthew and Shani Mattera off into the night to begin their new future together. What a beautiful evening!

Venue: Bella Collina
Coordinator:
At Last Events
Photography: Emma Anne Photography
Florist: In Bloom Florist

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Les Kopasz

Soundwave LED Lighting Design & Options
Designer DJ Front Board in walnut
24 Uplights in very soft blue
3 Pinspots (1 Cake, 2 Newlywed Table)
Dance Lights

Processional: River Flows in You, Yiruma
Bride Entrance: Canon in D, Brooklyn Duo
Sand Ceremony: Just the Way You Are Instrumental, Mikihito Tanaka
Recessional:
All of Me, Daniel Jang
Introduction:
Happy, Pharrell Williams
First Dance: Truly Madly Deeply, Savage Garden
Last Dance: Living on a Prayer, Bon Jovi

 

Celebrating a Fall Wedding at Bella Collina

Fall in Florida is a great time to get married. We were so excited to be part of Katie and Kolby’s October 20, 2021, wedding at Bella Collina! This venue is classically beautiful, with a backdrop that transports couples and their guests to the Tuscan countryside.

Vintage Lace and a Ceremony to Remember

As they entered the ceremony to Known by Tauren Wells, the bridesmaids were perfectly poised for fall in their dark teal dresses. Katie looked stunning as she walked down the aisle to Prayed for You by Matt Stell. Her lace wedding gown was a modern twist on a vintage look, and Katie fit perfectly into the old and ethereal atmosphere of Bella Collina.

Cocktails and Introductions

Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour at Bella Collina’s Reflection Pool featuring a mix of modern love vocalist songs by Soundwave DJ Dennis Michael. When it was time to greet the newlyweds again, the DJ invited guests into the reception space taking place on the Bella Ballroom Outdoor Terrace. The wedding party entered to Levitating by Dua Lipa, then waited on the dance floor. DJ Dennis Michael announced the couple that everyone had been waiting for: the new Mr. and Mrs. Kolby Maddox!

A First Dance, a Blessing, and a Garter

Katie and Kolby enjoyed a first dance to Tip of My Tongue by Kenny Chesney. They then gave a heartfelt welcome to their guests before turning the microphone over to the father of the groom who delivered a blessing. The blessing was followed by dinner, and then the newlyweds cut their wedding cake to Love You Like I Used To by Russell Dickerson. The guests went wild as Kolby removed Katie’s garter, tossing it into the crowd while Hot In Herre by Nelly played in the background.

Not to be outdone, Katie threw her bouquet into the crowd – and then it was time to dance! DJ Dennis Michael kept the party going with a mix of current hits and old favorites. Guests danced to country, hip hop, Latin, and anything else with a great beat and high energy. Crowd favorites included Fancy Like by Walker Hayes and Everybody by Backstreet Boys.

Final Dances for This Wedding at Bella Collina

All good things come to an end, and it was eventually time to close the fun night. Guests danced to You Should Probably Leave by Chris Stapleton before heading out to wait for the newlyweds. Katie and Kolby enjoyed a private last dance to Florida Georgia Line’s song Island. They finished their dance and then made their way to the front of Bella Collina, where guests sent them off under a shower of bright sparklers and well wishes.

Venue: Bella Collina
Coordinator: At Last Wedding and Event Design
Photo: Cricket’s Photo + Cinema
Florist: Flowers By Lesley

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Dennis Michael

Processional: Known, Tauren Wells
Bride Entrance: Prayed For You, Matt Stell
Recessional: 
Classic, MKTO
Introduction:
 Levitating, Dua Lipa
First Dance: Tip of My Tongue, Kenny Chesney
Cake Cutting: Love You Like I Used To, Russell Dickerson
Last Dance: You Should Probably Leave, Chris Stapleton

 

Soundwave Entertainment Services:
DJ/MC Manager Justin Coulter
18 Wall Uplights in Candle Light / Warm Glow Color
Cake Pinspot
Newlywed Table Pinspot
Pinspotting on the Centerpieces

Venue:  Isleworth Country Club
Wedding Attendents Song:  Turning Page, Sleeping At Last
Wedding Processional Song:  The Light, The Album Leaf
Introduction Song:  Found a Good One, Chance the Rapper
First Dance Song:  Then, Brad Paisley
Father Daughter Song:  Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars
Mother Son Song:  Boy, Lee Brice
Last Dance Song:  When a Man Loves a Woman, Percy Sledge
Wedding Coordinator:  At Last Wedding and Event Design
Floral:  In Bloom Florist
Photo:  Caroline Rook Photography

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Venue: Isleworth Country Club

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz
Photo Booth
Market Lights Strung to Chandelier
18 Wall Uplights in Candle Light
Cake Pinspot
Newlywed Table Pinspot
Pinspotting on the Tall Centerpieces

Wedding Processional Song: Perfect, Violin Cover by Andre Soueid
Wedding Recessional Song: On Top of the World, Imagine Dragons
Introduction Song: Shake It Off, Taylor Swift
First Dance Song: Everything, Michael Buble
Bride/Grandfather Song: Because You Loved Me, Celine
Mother/Son Song: You Raise Me Up, Westlife

Coordinator: At Last Wedding and Event Design
Photo: KT Crabb Photography
Floral: Bluegrass Chic
Video: Maiography Wedding Videographer

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Venue: Arundel Estate

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC Danny Kasler

Bride and Groom: Christa and Tony
Introduction: Raise Your Glass, Pink
First Dance: Beautiful Crazy, Luke Combs
Father/Daughter: My Wish, Rascal Flatts
Mother/Son: You’ll Be In My Heart, Phil Colllins
Caterer: Arthur’s Catering
Coordinator: At Last Wedding and Event Design
Floral: Peddles
Cake: Sweet by Holly
Photo: Bumby Photography
Video: Love and Lustre Fine Wedding Films

Venue: Paradise Cove

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz
Photo Booth

Bride and Groom: Hillary and David
Processional: Canon In D, The O’Neil Brothers
Introduction: Shut Up and Dance, Walk the Moon
First Dance: Never Gonna Let You Down, Colbie Caillat
Father/Daughter: I Loved Her First, Heartland
Mother/Son: Simple Man, Lynard Skynard
Caterer: Big City Catering
Coordinator: At Last Wedding and Event Design
Photo: Sydney Marie Photo

Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC
Guitarist

Bride and Groom: Isabel and Daniel
Processional: Guitarist Pete Played Marry Me
Introduction: Love and Happiness, Al Green
First Dance: Perfect, Ed Sheeran and Beyonce
Father/Daughter: Daughters, John Mayer
Mother/Son: First Lady In My Life, Paul Todd
Caterer: Big City Catering
Coordinator: At Last Wedding and Event Design
Officiant: A Page In Time
Floral: Flourish Productions
Cake: It’s Tasty Too
Photo: Laura K Moore Photo
Video: The Richards

Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC
LED Lighting ~ 12 Uplights, 1 Pinspot

Bride and Groom: Erika and Robert
Introduction: Flat Liner, Cole Swindell ft Dierks Bentley
First Dance: Custom Song mixed by Soundwave
Father/Daughter: My Little Girl, Tim McGraw
Mother/Son: I’ll be, Reba Mcentire
Venue: Luxmore Grande Estate
Caterer: Arthur’s Catering
Coordinator: At Last Wedding and Event Design
Photo: Liquid Crystal Photography
Floral: Dream Design Florist
Cake: Fig & Flour