Rich and I had a really productive meeting yesterday with Tony and Craig from Dallas Light & Sound. These guys have done tons of weddings at TDG and know everything there is to know about the space. So not only did they sell us a great lighting package, they made quite a few excellent suggestions on how to best utilize our space. For example, they recommended for the ceremony that instead of walking the full length of the allee, all the way to the fountain, that we stop about 2/3 of the way down. This both shortens the walk for me, and reduces the sound interference from the fountain. They also suggested renting an elevated platform on which to stand for our vows. This will give the guests a better view of the proceedings, and minimize grass damage to my skirt. And they can provide us with a mic and outdoor speakers so everyone can hear what’s going on.
They were also very helpful with picking out linen colors, since they know how different colors show up in their light. We’ve decided on ivory tablecloths with blue napkins. And the flowers will be a beautiful orange contrast. I feel much more confident after meeting with them, and can’t wait to see what they put together for us!