We kicked off the Spring of 2017 wedding season by celebrating with Rebecca and Brian at The Sunset Room in National Harbor, Maryland. Rated one of the top wedding venues for foodies, The Sunset Room offers an incredibly unique view of the Potomac River, with a backdrop of whimsical highlights from the ferris wheel and neon adorned restaurants of National Harbor.
Rebecca and Brian met the Bela Sono team at a Bridal Show, and it was clear early on that we’d be a good fit for their wedding. They wanted an elegant look and feel to the room, but a party that didn’t hold back. These are the types of weddings we absolutely love to DJ and design.
The featured colors for their wedding were gold and navy, which allowed us to have a lot of fun with the lighting design. We discussed a play on the “Sunset” concept, paying homage to the very space we were in. As guests entered the room and enjoyed their meals, we added warmth with a gorgeous gold uplighting tone. Then, shortly before dancing, we started to fade the lighting colors. From gold, into orange, then red, purple, and finally into a deep blue. We created our own sunset inside the room.
Aside from looking very cool, the lighting change served a functional purpose. A change in the atmosphere alerts guests that something is about to happen. That something was opening the dance floor. When the whole environment changes, the mood, the energy – all of it prepares guests and primes them for the celebration to come. And boy, did this group dance!
Photography by Steve and Jane was kind enough to share some of the incredible shots with us:
Thank you to the incredible team that made this wedding possible, and especially to Rebecca and Brian! It was an honor to be a part of your celebration!