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A Spooktacular Wedding at the Orlando Science Center

We had so much fun being part of Erika and Dustin’s October 31, 2021, Halloween wedding at the Orlando Science Center. It was a spooktacular event, set among the celestial bodies of the Planet Room and the towering bones of dinosaurs.

The ceremony took place in the Planet Room.  The 75 guests took to their seats and the music Imperial March, and Mad World ushered in the wedding party. The bride and groom exchanged vows under a picturesque full moon, with an exit to an instrumental This is Halloween. 

BOOsey Custom Cocktails in the Dino Room

It’s not every day that you celebrate your wedding on your favorite holiday. In keeping with the theme for this Halloween wedding, 18 lights in an array of purple from Soundwave’s lighting team illuminated the reception space. In keeping with the unique atmosphere of the event, Soundwave Owner, DJ Les played a custom-curated Halloween playlist for the bride and groom.

Ghouls Gather for This Halloween Wedding

As the reception began, DJ Les announced the wedding party to Ghostbusters by Ray Park Junior. The newlyweds entered the room and enjoyed a first dance to Into My Arms by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. After a heartfelt welcome message from the parents of the bride, DJ Les played more handpicked Halloween favorites during the plated dinner. Purple velvet dressed the couple’s sweetheart table. Matching purple wall uplighting added to the themed event. The wedding party surprised everyone with a rendition of Beetlejuice, performed by the bride and groom with the help of the entire bridal party and a few guests.

I Put a Spell on You

The black and metallic cake – perfect for a Halloween wedding – shimmered under Soundwave’s cake pinspot. Erika and Dustin cut their cake to I Put a Spell on You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. And finally, it was time for everyone to hit the dance floor! The lights dimmed and the energy amped up as guests were encouraged to hit the dance floor to all of their favorite songs. Guests were able to request songs, and a mix of fun favorites kept the party going well into the night. Late snacks were served before the final dance to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

Soundwave Lighting & Design:
Cake Pinspot
18 Wall Uplights in Variety of Purple Hues

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Les Kopasz

Venue: Orlando Science Center
Coordinator: Simply Enchanted Events
Cake: It’s Tasty Too
Photo: Wedding Sidekicks
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff
Video: Petit Four Films
Florist: Lee Forrest Designs

Processional: Mad World, Vitamin String Quartet
Bride Entrance: As the World Falls Down, Vitamin String Quartet
Recessional: This Is Halloween, Vitamin String Quartet

Introduction:
Ghostbusters, Ray Parker Junior
First Dance: Into My Arms, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Cake Cutting: I Put a Spell On You, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Last Dance: Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

 

 

 

 

Becca & Michael’s Omni Orlando wedding was a truly lavish and luxurious affair! The Omni Orlando Resort is located in ChampionsGate, a stunning master planned community in the heart of Central Florida just 10 minutes from Disney Springs. This exquisite resort ranks highly among even the most discerning couples – known for it’s stunning facilities, luxury accommodations and outstanding service.

In the International Ballroom, the Orlando couple exchanged vows under a magnificently designed chuppah. We provided White LED Uplighting to illuminate the chuppah as well as the bride and groom. The chuppah was draped in stunning sheer white fabric and outfitted with elaborate draping floral and ivy. Although the ceremony was held indoors, guests felt as though they had been whisked away to a lavish countryside wedding. Hundreds of colorful hydrangea and rose floral arrangements, designed by the esteemed Lee Forrest Design, filled and overflowed the ballroom. Bride Becca was an absolute vision in her sweetheart ivory gown as she walked down the aisle to “Beautiful in White” by Shane Filan.

The reception was every bit as luxurious as the ceremony. Soundwave provided extensive LED Lighting Design to help transform the ballroom into the couple’s exacting vision. Draping white curtains lined the the main focal wall.  We provided 30 LED Uplights in soft pink to gently accentuate the drape and the ballroom walls. Additionally, we projected Texture in Lights  in an ivy design on the main focal, similar to a wall paper effect in soft white, adding interest and sophistication to the reception space. LED Pinspotting on the newlywed table, centerpieces and cake drew guests attention to each of these magnificent elements. No design element was overlooked in this elaborate affair, from the towering & overflowing floral arrangements to the gold chivari chairs, and the elaborately designed cake.

Soundwave owner and DJ Les Kopasz introduced the parents and wedding party to “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore.  DJ Les then asked the 250 some guests to rise to their feet as he introduced the Orlando newlyweds.  The bride and groom were all smiles as they made their way across the room and onto the white wrapped dance floor.  As the couple stepped onto the floor, special spotlights provided by Soundwave illuminated Becca and Michael as they danced a choreographed routine to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Morten Harket.

Guests were treated to a an opulent evening complete with a delicious plated dinner, dancing, champagne toasts and a cake nearly too beautiful to eat. Guests flooded the dance floor all night as Soundwave DJ Les played a mixture of throwback songs, group dances, and modern day hits. The newlywed’s last dance song, “It Was A Good Day” by Ice Cube, closed out the evening on this luxurious Omni Orlando wedding.

Venue: Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate
Coordinator:
Lisa Lyons Events
Floral: Lee Forrest Designs
Photo/Video: Cricket’s Photo and Cinema
Cake:  Sugar Sugar Cake

Soundwave DJ / MC:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz

Soundwave Lighting & Design, and Options:
Designer Walnut Handcrafted DJ Front Board
30 Wall Uplights for the ceremony and reception
Cake Pinspot
Newlywed Table Pinspot
Pinspotting on the Centerpieces
3 Texture in Lights (Ivy design projected on wall)
2 Hollywood Spotlights for Dance Floor

Processional: A Thousand Years, I Wont Give Up, Thinking Out Loud, Medley, by Cimorelli
Bride: Beautiful in White, Shane Filan
Recessional: My Love, Justin Timberlake
Introduction: Can’t Hold Us, Macklemore
First Dance: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Morten Harket
Father Daughter: There You Will Be, Faith Hill
Mother Daughter: You Raise Me Up, Celtic Woman
Last Dance With Guests: It Was A Good Day, Ice Cube