Member Since: 8/14/2006
I worked with Stone at Ilios Lighting for the overall look for my wedding reception in December. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in determining what I needed to create my "vision". I chose to have blue lighting for my reception, and amber/white lighting for my ceremony, and Stone did a phenomenal job. Every alcove, every corner, nook, and cranny was professionally lit, and it was AMAZING! He even transformed my dancefloor from a romantic first-dance stage to a nightclub for dancing the night away, as well as projected a GoBo on the dancefloor, and pinspotted each and every centerpiece! He also made my ceremony the most romantic, candlelit and spotlit ceremony I have ever seen at any wedding, whether in person or on TV! I cannot wait to see the photos, because the lighting is what made the wedding what it was! THANK YOU SO MUCH STONE!!!
Member Since: 6/16/2010
Lighting is a crucial aspect of any décor, but is often overlooked. It is what sets the mood of a space. I knew I wanted the lighting for my wedding to make a statement, so I went to the pros. Ilios has a reputation for being the best in Austin, and they did not disappoint! Their staff was friendly and accommodating. They were quick to respond to emails, and worked with me through several drafts of the bid. They made sure that I would have exactly what I envisioned. They are so experienced, especially with The Driskill, and I felt completely confident that they would turn out an amazing result. And they did!! On the day of, my bridesmaids and I poked our heads out to see set-up progress and literally gasped! The lighting made the entire room glisten! Ilios did a fantastic job. From the ceremony spotlights, to highlighting the centerpieces, to the patterned dance floor, the effects were dramatic and striking! They understood my vision 100% and executed it perfectly. I highly recommend Ilios lighting for any event you may be planning. Thank you so much for all your help and hard work, Ilios!
Member Since: 11/14/2009
This vendor took my reception to another level. It made my wedding a five star event!! If you want to spend a bulk of your budget in on place...this is a great place for you to get a real bang for your buck!! It is an extra cost...but it is worth it!
Member Since: 8/8/2011
They did a good job. The lights were not the exact shade of green I wanted but hopefully none of the guests noticed.
Member Since: 1/15/2011
Everything went really smooth until the day of. They realized when they got to the venue (even after meeting with them at the venue and even though they have set up lighting there before) that they couldnt' put the lights where we had decided. It took them a while to set up after this and they set up all through our ceremony. Not horrible but a little weird. Once everything was up it looked beautiful.
Member Since: 6/28/2009
When I started planning my wedding at Barr Mansion, the ballroom still existed and I had planned on having all of this beautiful extra lighting to emphasize the ballroom. When the ballroom got struck by lightning and burned, I didn't see the point in spending the extra money on lighting anymore, but I was already locked into a contract. Ilios Lighting was wonderful and worked with me and told me that they would do something with the money I had already spent, but I didn't know what until I got to the wedding. They went out to Barr Mansion and put up "up-lighting" on the mansion itself and gave it this magical feel. It was so wonderful and really brought everything together. It's a shame that the ballroom burned down, but we worked with what we had and it turned out better than I could have imagined.
Member Since: 8/31/2009
I hadn't really given lighting much thought and certainly did not have it in the budget. But my wedding planner recommended I think about it and meet the gang at Ilios. They were easy to work with, flexible and offered great ideas. In the end - the lighting made the difference on how beautiful the day was. Everyone commented on the colors. And the photos were awesome with all the extra mood lighing at the venue. I definately recommend Ilios - you will love what they can do for you...even if you didn't know you needed it!
-Kari Trecker Pena
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