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Wood Beam Chandelier

Chandelier Roundup: 7 Fixtures to Dazzle Your Guests

Event lighting may not be the first thing on your mindt when you begin planning a wedding. In fact, you might even assume that you’re tied to your venue’s current light fixtures. 

But that simply isn’t the case! A beautiful chandelier does more than set the mood for a space with ambiance and lighting — it also serves as décor for your big day! So, don’t get overwhelmed and feel like you  need to become an event lighting expert. That’s why we’re here! 

Here are a few of our favorite chandeliers:

Crystal Chandeliers 

Crystal chandeliers come in all different sizes, colors, and number of lights, so you can find the perfect light fixture to match your big day. Whether you’re going for a classic,minimal look or aiming for a “wow” factor, this is an option that will always fit your needs. 

Crystal Beaded Chandeliers 

Circular Chandelier

Crystal beaded chandeliers are also a versatile choice for your wedding day. Not only do they come in different sizes, shapes and styles, they can also be combined to create a layered light fixture for a high-class look. Our Crystal Starburst light fixture is very popular and always leaves the crowd stunned!

Round Candle Chandelier 

Round Candle Chandelier

The Round Candle Chandelier is the perfect light fixture for a minimalist, simple, classic and clean look. This chandelier fits a modern vibe to a tee! The beautiful and radiant glow is perfect for highlighting focal points in your space.

Rustic Edison Beam Chandelier 

Edison Beam Chandelier

Minimal meets modern with our Rustic Edison Beam Chandelier. This light fixture is perfect if you want to add a pop of greenery to your decor through your lighting. This brings a high-class look through a simple, yet stunning style. 

Geometric Chandeliers

Geometric Chandelier

Gold is IN — what better way to light up a room than with fun, geometric shapes adorning your space? We love adding our Geometic Chandeliers as unique and timeless statement pieces!

Wood Bead Chandeliers

Wood Beam Chandelier

If modern bohemian is your goal, these Wood Bead Chandeliers are a must. Boho styles are perfect in the summer months and bring so much warmth to a space. These light fixtures are perfect to tie your space together! 

Vineyard-inspired Chandeliers 

Vineyard Stave Half Barrel Vineyard Chandelier

If vineyard is your vibe, allow us to introduce you to your perfect light fixture! These rustic chandeliers are perfect for wine-lovers — plus, they’re fantastic “wow” factors that will get your guests talking!

Rest assured, event lighting doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Beautiful lighting makes a big difference in your photos and video, while also adding some wonderful décor to your wedding venue! See something you like? Let’s chat!

3 Types of Event Drapery Fabric

Whether it’s a Pinterest mood board, a fave Instagram aesthetic, or an idea in your head, you have the look and feel of your wedding day nailed down. If you want to achieve a particular look and feel, you will want all the details right.

A perfect wedding entails the right flowers, venue, colors, and drapery fabric! Yet, drapery fabric often gets overlooked, so let’s talk about how to pick the right style. 

Sheer Drapery

Sheer Drapery

Photo Credit: Jennifer Skog

Sheer drapery might be your jam if you’re after a romantic, dreamy, light, and airy feel. Sheer fabric is lightweight, great for uplighting, and easy to manipulate into whatever you need. It gives off a soft, flowy look that is perfect for layering! 

Poly Satin Drapery

Poly Satin Drapery

If elegance and high-class vibes are your goal, poly satin drapery is the fabric for you. This material has a glossy finish and comes in many colors, so you can get creative with your color palette. Poly satin’s sheen steps it up a notch and elevates a space for a more elegant feel.

Velour Drapery

Velvet Drapery

Photo Credit: Tyler Vu Photography

Royalty and old-world class are easily achieved with velour drapes. You might mistake this material for velvet, but velour is a superior choice over velvet as it’s more durable than its delicate counterpart. This fabric offers a soft texture that makes the space feel cozy and inviting. Perfect for making a large room feel more intimate for smaller guest counts! 

Event drapery allows you to be creative in a multitude of ways, whether dressing up a table for food, guest books, and gifts or creating defined spaces within a larger room. Plus, certain materials can draw light in when needed or block light out for a dramatic effect — so a lighting designer can help you create the right design! 

You can also use fabric to draw attention to certain areas of the room by hanging or draping around features like the sweetheart table, cake table, or dance floor. You can even use the material to accent centerpieces. The possibilities are endless! There are so many options for drapery and fabric, so be sure to check out what we have to offer!.

Event Lighting Q&A

Lighting is critical to the success of your big day. You will want more than a few light switches controlling the look of your space, so it’s best to have a professional handle it! The last thing you want is to poor lighting reflecting in your pictures and videos of your big day after all the hard work you put into planning and preparing. After all, your pictures are the best way to carry the memories of your big day forever! 

Uplighting

Photography Credit: Ether & Smith

Q: Do I really need a lighting designer?

A: Yep – lighting design is what brings the rest of your wedding together! Even the most beautiful flowers won’t look so stunning under stuffy overhead lighting. An expert will ensure that your event space is well-lit while highlighting all of the amazing details.

Q: Do I need to have technical AND decorative lighting?

A: Yes! Technical and decorative lighting have very different purposes. While decorative lighting is intended to dress up your venue and add more dynamism to the space, technical lighting ensures everything is well-lit and functional. For instance, uplighting adds color to the room while spotlights highlight specific elements like the cake table or dance floor!

Event Lighting Q&A

Photography Credit: Ether & Smith

Q: How much can I expect to spend on event lighting?

That ultimately depends on how large your venue is, the size of your guest list, and your overall vision for the space. We recommend setting aside at least $1,500 in your budget, but your wedding planner and lighting designer can help you land on a more accurate estimate.

Q: When should I book a lighting designer for my wedding?

There is no such thing as too soon — especially with this year’s wedding boom! We suggest securing your wedding lighting contract shortly after booking your venue and wedding planner, as lighting will play a significant role in your planning process’s overall design and timeline.

While you might save a few dollars by nixing the lighting specialists, all the elements you invested time planning and putting together will suffer without a professional highlighting every last detail. 

Wondering if we’re the right fit for yor big day? Get in touch with us

The wedding of your dreams turns into a “night to remember” when all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the night under the stars — or is that just our stunning chandelier?

Photo of the Week: Ceremony in the Round

Have you ever considered a ceremony in the round? Perhaps you’ve never seen it before! This dynamic layout is a great way to ensure all of your guests get a great view. It’s also a sweet way to literally surround yourself with loved ones as you step into your happily ever after.

Livermore ceremony in the round | Casa Real

Photo Credit: Joy Coakley Studio

Our round beaded chandelier just happens to be the perfect centerpiece for this style of ceremony — as you can see! Add in a circular stage and two floral-lined aisles, and you’ve got yourself quite a stunning design. We love the contrast between the black chairs and white blooms!

Casa Real Wedding | Tiffany + Jesse

Today, we’re bringing a truly stunning Casa Real wedding with you as we celebrate Tiffany and Jesse’s nuptials! It’s always a pleasure working at Casa Real, especially when we get to work with a couple as fun-loving and open-minded as these two.

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Their sweet wedding ceremony brought elegance to the forefront with soft uplighting, gold accents, and beautiful blooms.

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And as we move to the reception space, you’ll notice some familiar floral arrangements dressing up the sweetheart table! (Although you may miss it, seeing that our crystal beaded chandelier really stole the show.)

The starburst chandelier really highlighted the dance floor, putting Tiffany and Jesse center-stage for their first dance. And of course, their guests loved breaking it down “under the stars” as the night went on!

A simple, classy crystal chandelier strung above the sweetheart table added an elegant touch to the space, giving them the perfect photo op alongside blush blooms and greenery.

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However, it wasn’t all fab design! Tiffany and Jesse’s guests were treated to a fully immersive experience with yard games like Connect 4 and Jenga, as well as a DIY horchata bar (YUM!).

So won’t you join us in celebrating these sweet lovebirds? Cheers to you, Tiffany and Jesse!

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More than anything, we’d like to express our gratitude to the wonderful creative partners who made this Casa Real wedding a day to remember!

Photos: Ether & Smith | @etherandsmith
Design: SmittenKiss Planning & Design | @smittenkissllc
Florist: JC Weddings & Events | @jcweddings_events
Lighting & Installation: Fantasy Sound Event Services | @fseevents
Venue & Catering: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery| @casarealevents
Stationery: LettersbyDina | @lettersbyd
Hair + Makeup: Beauty by Chau Nguyen | @beautybychaunguyen
DJ/Emcee: Paul Stylez | @paul_stylez
Display: BooVara Designs | @boovaradesigns
Cake: La Vie Douce Design | @laviedoucedesign
Rentals: Hensley Event Resources | @hensleyeventresources
Dress: Martina Liana Bridal Designs | @martinalianabridal
Photo Booth: Say Ya! Photo Booth | @sayyaphotobooth

5 Spring Wedding Trends to Know & Love in 2022

Spring is a time of rebirth, as flowers bloom and nature comes back to life. It’s also one of our favorite seasons because there’s just something so special about a pretty spring wedding! Between colorful themes, beautiful weather, and bountiful florals, it’s truly a season to celebrate.

Thanks to two years of postponed nuptials, we’re expecting more spring weddings than ever this year — and we can’t wait to see what’s in store!

Without further ado, here are five spring wedding trends we’re seeing in 2022!

Soft and airy textures

Crisp mornings and warm afternoons call for delicate fabrics, which makes spring the perfect season for all the chiffon, lace, and gossamer!

Starry nights

As days get longer, many couples opt for an outdoor celebration under the stars. And we don’t mean the ones in the sky — we’re talking about market lights! Pairing functional lighting with a chic aesthetic, they can transform anything from the dance floor to the bar area.

Floral explosions

Can’t get enough of gorgeous blooms? Spring is your season! (Not gonna lie – that’s why we love it, too!) Spring boasts the most in-season flowers throughout the year, so you can take your pick. Peonies, hydrangeas, roses, ranunculus – the possibilities are endless!

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Intimate settings

Who said bigger has to be better? We saw intimate weddings become the norm during the peak of COVID, but we’re happy to see them stick around! Many couples realized how special it is to be surrounded by a small selection of their loved ones — and we LOVE the creative ideas that come with smaller celebrations! (Psst, your budget goes much further!)

Need more inspiration for your spring wedding in Livermore?

We’ve got you covered! Get in touch to tell us more about your vision – we can’t wait to help!

Event Services Showcase

Event Services Showcase: Get to Know Us on March 10!

Psst — we have another Event Services Showcase coming up on March 10 and we would LOVE to see you there. Immerse yourself in the full Fantasy Sound experience and fall in love with all we have to offer for your big day!

RSVP to our Event Services Showcase and get ready for:

  • Answers to all of your questions from our amazing team of event pros
  • A chance to try out our photo booth for yourself
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities with our crew of DJs
  • An up-close look at the lighting fixtures we’re known for

Event Services Showcase

We’ll be here ready and waiting to fill your head with creative ideas and helpful advice while we cheer you on throughout your journey. But first, we need to know a little bit about you and your event…and we need you to come out and get a feel for how our services can transform your celebration.

You can sign up for one of three slots on March 10:

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m.

Save my seat for the Mar. 10 Showcase!

NOTE: Our Showcase is a meet-and-greet, which means there will be other couples in attendance. This allows us to highlight our many products and services to the group at once.

With that said, we understand you might be ready to dive in headfirst — you’re excited, we get it! We are, too. If that’s the case, go ahead and schedule a 1:1 personal consultation with us so we can get this show on the road!

We are available for consultations from Tuesday-Friday between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or on Saturdays between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. We also have appointments available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Get in touch with us to schedule your consultation.

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Wedding Lighting: 6 Types to Consider for Your Big Day

Once you dive into wedding planning, it’s easy to get excited about all of the little details that go into your perfect day. Chair types, linen choices, centerpieces… There’s a lot to consider when it comes to the look and feel of your big day. But there’s one element that allows your whole design to shine: wedding lighting!

Now, we’re not talking about the stuffy overhead lighting that feels like it says, “Party’s over, everyone! Go home!”

No, we’re talking about decorative lighting choices that enhance your wedding’s atmosphere by creating a mood and showcasing your well-planned details in the very best light.

Here are 7 show-stopping types of wedding lighting to elevate your big day!

5-light orb chandelier | bay area wedding lighting

Photo Credit: Tyler Vu Photography 

Chandeliers

A classic choice when it comes to wedding lighting, chandeliers come in all shapes and sizes! From our 5-light orb chandeliers (pictured above) to our crystal beaded chandeliers, the opportunities are endless! Go glam, industrial, or traditional — there’s an option for you without a doubt!

Market Lights

Perfect for indoor and outdoor celebrations alike, market lights are also known as bistro lights or string lights. While typically sporting larger bulbs than “fairy lights” or “Christmas lights,” market lighting serves to enhance aesthetics while effectively lighting a space. Consider stringing them across your event space, winding them around trees or columns, or highlighting a special area (like a photo booth).

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Uplights

As the name suggests, uplights project light…upwards! This is a great way to add drama to a space. And the best part? Uplights come in all sorts of colors, so you can fill your venue with wedding lighting that matches your color palette! Positioned strategically, uplights can truly turn a room from drab to fab.

Candlelight

Who doesn’t love a cozy ambiance at a wedding? While candlelight is not intended to fill a space with light, it can certainly set the tone with its warm, calm flicker! In the photo above, uplights pair beautifully with floating candles on the table and our candle chandelier. Just be sure to check on fire regulations with your venue coordinator!

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Fresnel Lanterns / Gobo Washes

Fresnel lanterns are often known as “theatre lights” as they are commonly rigged up in theatres. However, they’re also equipped for washes, making them the perfect addition to your wedding lighting design! Color washes and patterned gobo washes add texture and visual appeal to a space, allowing you to personalize your wedding venue to match your vision.

Pendant Lighting

Pendant lights hang from the ceiling as single lights, just as our lanterns and Edison bulbs pictured above! These lights are versatile and simple, adding to any wedding design. So get creative and hang them throughout your space for extra impact!

So there you have it — six types of decorative wedding lighting to make your big day as picture-perfect as your love story! If you’re feeling inspired, get in touch and let us know what you’re thinking. We can’t wait to hear all about your wedding vision!

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Anie + Jason | Casa Real Wedding

The Fantasy Sound team has been busy at work with this year’s wedding boom and we’re so delighted to be back doing what we love most: giving couples the weddings of their dreams! So it was lovely working on Anie and Jason’s Casa Real wedding  — it was a sweet reminder of the beauty of love, romance, and togetherness. Scroll down for a peek at their big day!

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Alongside bountiful blooms, champagne uplighting and creamy drapery softened the ceremony space at Casa Real for the perfect setting to say “I do.” In addition, we love how the elaborate ceremony arch played double duty at the sweetheart table during the reception!

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Gorgeous florals from Wish Social Events, our much-loved crystal chandelier, and a couple who loves a good time certainly made this Casa Real wedding a celebration for the books!

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We hope you enjoyed our trip down memory lane with the happy couple!

Congratulations to Anie and Jason! Cheers to happily ever after!


Above all, thank you to all of our creative partners for bringing this beautiful Casa Real wedding to life!

Venue: Casa Real Events
Coordinator: Alyssa Hickerson, Beets Hospitality Group
Photography: De Joy Photography
Florist: Wish Social Events
Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals
Video: Lens of Lenox Videography
DJ: DJ Diko
Lighting/drapery: Fantasy Sound Event Services
Paper goods/Signage: Sweet and Crafty
Art/apparel/decor: Hye End Designs
Hair: Liezel Styles
Makeup: Antonia Cruz
Baker: Le Gâteau Elegant
Bridal Gown: BoLee Bridal Couture

Event Services Showcase

RSVP: Upcoming Event Services Showcase!

We had a blast at our first Event Services Showcase back in September! Now, we can’t wait to welcome a new set of couples to our next one in November.

Mark your calendar, as the next Event Services Showcase is set for Wednesday, November 17th. So make sure to RSVP as soon as possible to save your spot and start thinking about what you want to know!

Event Services Showcase

When you visit, you’ll get to meet the Fantasy Sound team, learn about our services, and ask all the questions that have been arising as you plan your big day.

You’ll also get to test out our Photo Booth and see our renowned chandelier selection and other lighting elements up close and in person.

RSVP for one of three time slots:

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m.

Save my spot at the Event Services Showcase!

NOTE: Our Showcase is a meet-and-greet, which means there will be other couples in attendance. If you are looking to connect one-on-one, we are happy to accommodate that as well!

Schedule a personal consultation from Tuesday-Friday between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or on Saturdays between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. We also have appointments available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Get in touch with us to schedule your consultation.

Photo of the Week: Trendy Wedding Vibes

Isn’t this trendy wedding design just jaw-dropping? We helped to transform Murrieta’s Well with glittering chandeliers and drapery for an extra special touch.

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Credit: Danny Dong

We hung a Small Square Crystal Beaded Chandelier over the head table, mirrored by 4-Tier Crystal Beaded Chandeliers on each side. Paired with bold striped linens and yellow details, everything came together perfectly!