Levan’s Catering Tag

Melissa and David Pagan’s Central Florida wedding was a lovely and fun affair from beginning to end. Held on July 24, 2021, their wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center featured plenty of opportunities for unique lighting designs from our experts at Soundwave, and we were excited to return to one of our favorite stomping grounds.

Lighting Design for a Wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center
The couple opted for an intimate ceremony in a room flanked with floor-to-ceiling windows and endless amounts of natural light. Their evening reception was classy and soft, bringing in lots of opportunity for understated and transitional lighting as the sun set on the venue.

We brought gentle color to the inside space with our LED lights, illuminating the room with a gentle purple to reflect the wedding colors of the bride and groom. Soundwave provided the Monogram in Lights on the stage wall with purple hues of LED Wall Uplighting providing a main focal point in the space and a beautiful backdrop for pictures.

We added Centerpiece Pinspot Lighting to highlight the newlywed table and the wedding cake from their positions within the alcove at the front of the room. We also used the lighting design to frame the newlyweds’ silver accents, complementing Melissa and David’s vision for their wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center.

Your Perfect DJ for a Central Florida Wedding
To ensure that it was truly a night to remember, the bride and groom had an ingenious idea: capture it through film…but with a twist! Before the start of dinner, when guests were all still at their seats, Melissa and David requested that our talented Soundwave DJ Ray Vales announce to the room:

“The bride and groom have a challenge for all of you: the newlyweds want to take a photo with each group of guests at each respective table.  Easy enough…however, here is the challenge: you all have only have 3 minutes to do this!  So, you all must work together at each respective table.  The photographer will come to each table and the assistant will get you all in position.  But, you must act fast, you have three minutes total!”

As DJ Ray started the clock on those three minutes, Hey Ya” by Outkast was the countdown song of choice. DJ Ray had fun with the countdown, keeping the energy going as the bride and groom rushed between tables and laughed with every guest in the room. This photo challenge was a fun twist on traditional wedding photos, and DJ Ray was happy to make the most of it!

In keeping with the fun and personal touches at this Central Florida wedding, the bride and groom had another surprise in store for everyone. After the food has been eaten, the cake had been cut, and the dancing had been going on for some time, DJ Ray asked all of the guests to make a circle around the dance floor. Melissa entered into the middle of the circle, and DJ Ray invited Melissa’s mom to join her for a very special surprise dance. The mother and daughter danced to “Mom” by Meghan Trainor, and Melissa’s surprise for her own mom was a successful and heartfelt one.

The dancing resumed and DJ Ray kept the party going until it was time to finally end what had been a fantastic day. Mr. and Mrs. Pagan shared their last dance with guests to “Last Dance” by Donna Summer. When the dancing ended and everyone left the room, the newlyweds were able to enjoy one last private last dance to Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett. We were honored to be part of this beautiful Central Florida wedding at the Lake Mary Events Center, and we loved getting to see Melissa and David start their own happily ever after.   

Venue: Lake Mary Events Center 
Coordinator: Weddings in the City
Caterer: Levans Catering
Photo: Mike Briggs Photography
Cake: Carlo’s Bakery
Florist: Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Video: Cinemedia

Soundwave DJ / MC: DJ Ray, Latin Expert

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

Processional: Stand By Me (piano), Toshiki Kato
Bride Entrance: Perfect (wedding version,) Paul Hankinson
Recessional: This Will Be An Everlasting Love, Natalie Cole

Introduction:
I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
First Dance: Beautiful Crazy, Luke Combs
Father Daughter: My Wish, Rascal Flatts
Mother Son: A Mothers Song, T Carter
Last Dance With Guests: Last Dance, Donna Summer

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Soundwave Entertainment Services:
DJ/MC Owner Les Kopasz
Designer Illuminated DJ Front Board
18 Wall Uplights in Soft Blue
Cake Pinspot

Venue:  Orlando Art Museum
Wedding Attendents Song:  Rhythm of Love – Plain White T’s
Wedding Processional Song:  Hold On Forever – Rob Thomas
Wedding Recessional Song:  Outta Style – Aaron Watson
Introduction Song:  Meet In The Middle – Diamond Rio
First Dance Song:  With You I Am – Cody Johnson
Father Daughter Song:  My Girl – The Temptations
Mother Son Song:  Mama – B.J. Thomas
Last Dance Song:  Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Wedding Coordinator: Orlando Art Museum
Caterer:  Levan’s Catering
Officiant:  Rabbi David Kay
Floral:  Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Photo/Video:  Cricket’s Photography
Cake:  4 Rivers Smokehouse

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Soundwave Services:
DJ/MC ~ Ceremony, Cocktails and Reception
LED Lighting ~ 18 LED Lights in blue, 15 Centerpiece Pinspots, Cake and Newlywed Table Pinspotting

Bride and Groom: Christina and Evan
Processional: Bridal March, Jonathan Cain
Introduction: Classic, MKTO
First Dance: Perfect, Ed Sheeran
Father/Daughter: You’ll Be In My Heart, Phil Collins
Mother/Son: Because You Loved Me, Celine
Venue: Lake Mary Events Center
Caterer: Levan’s Catering
Officiant: A Beautiful Ceremony
Coordinator: Bella Sposa Events
Photo: Cat Lemus Photography
Video: Lemus Cinema
Floral: Flowers by Lesley
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Bride and Groom: Rachel and Michael
Soundwave DJ: DJ reception
Soundwave Lighting: Cake Pinspot, 6 LED Lights for Stage
Introduction: Something Just Like This, Chainsmokers
First Dance: The One, Kodaline
Father/Daughter: Yellow, Coldplay
Mother/Son: I Hope You Dance, LeeAnn Womack
Venue: Lake Mary Events Center
Caterer: Levan’s Catering
Photo: Wings of Glory
Floral: BlueGrass Chic
Cake: Sprinkles Custom Cakes

Bride and Groom: Weeya and Ryan
Soundwave DJ: Lavaliere mic and music for ceremony, DJ cocktails and reception
Soundwave Guitarist: Provided cocktail music
Soundwave Lighting: 6 LED Lights in purple on the trees, Cake Pinspot
Processional: Hold On To Hope, Amy Stroup
Introduction: Finally Found You, Enrique
First Dance: Take The World, Johnny Swim
Mother/Son: Never Alone, Antebellum
Venue: Paradise Cove
Caterer: Levan’s Catering
Floral: Flowers by Lesley

Bride and Groom: Kristen and Gil
Soundwave DJ Services: DJ reception
Soundwave Lighting Services: Cake Pinspot, 18 LED Lights on white
Introduction: Can’t Stop the Feeling, Justin Timberlake
First Dance: Loves Me Like Jesus, Eric Church
Father/Daughter: I Loved Her First
Mother/Son: My Wish
Venue: Leu Gardens
Caterer: Levan’s Catering
Coordinator: Runway Events
Photo: The Hons
Floral: Florida Flowers and Orchids
Cake: It’s Tasty Too

Bride and Groom: Brittany and Billy
Soundwave DJ Services: Lavaliere mic for officiant and DJ songs for ceremony, DJ reception
Soundwave Lighting Services: 18 LED Lights in candle light glow, Cake and Newlywed Pinspots
Processional: Wonderful Tonight, Vitamin String Quartet
Introduction: Lets Get It Started, Black Eyed Peas
First Dance: Stand By Me, Ben E King
Father/Daughter: My Little Girl, Tim McGraw
Mother/Son: Days Like This, Van Morrison
Venue: Lake Mary Events Center
Caterer: Levan’s Catering
Photo: McKenzie Stewart Weddings
Cake: Cut the Cake

Bride and Groom: Terri and Brandon
Soundwave DJ Services: Lavaliere mic for officiant, 2nd mic on stand for readings, and DJ songs for ceremony; DJ cocktails and reception
Soundwave Lighting Services: 18 LED Lights in candle light for a warm glow, Cake Pinspot
Processional: Only Hope, Switchfoot
Introduction: Mustang Sally, Wilson Pickett
First Dance: At Last, Etta James
Father/Daughter: You’re The Only Little Girl, Steve and Annie Chapman
Venue: Lake Mary Events Center
Caterer: Levan’s Catering
Coordinator: Sweet Pea Brides
Photo/Video: Brian Pepper Photography and Cinematic Video
Floral: In Bloom
Cake: Sweet By Holly

Bride and Groom: Kristen and Brian
Soundwave DJ Services: Lavaliere mic for officiant and DJ songs for ceremony, DJ reception
Soundwave Lighting Services: Cake Pinspot, Monogram in Lights
Processional: A Thousand Years, Piano Guys
Introduction: Love Shack
First Dance: Your Song, Elton John
Father/Daughter: Have I Told You Lately, Van Morrison
Mother/Son: The Man You’ve Become
Venue: Lake Mary Events Center
Caterer: Levan’s Catering
Photo: Kara Pearl Photography
Floral: Country Club Flowers