up lights and dance floor lighting

Capturing the Vibe

wedding up lighting ncVibe and ambiance. Two words that are very important to us. And also two words that describe this wedding. Through the perfect music and the perfect lighting, we were able to capture the total atmosphere that Ingrid and Jose were going for. And atmosphere is really what it’s all about.

We often have couples ask us about ways to make the day their own. How do you create a wedding that celebrates tradition but doesn’t seem generic? Or transition from a more serious ceremony into a full-blown party?

The answer we give is simple: it’s all about the vibe. But the vibe isn’t just one thing, either. It’s a feeling that comes from the music, food/drinks, lighting, and the decor of the venue itself. All these seemingly different and distinct factors coming together into one feeling is the vibe. And that vibe is what we pride ourselves on helping create for every couple we celebrate with.

So when Jose and Ingrid described the vibe they wanted for their big day, we knew we wanted to do our part to help create it. First, we figured out what kind of music this couple liked, and what kind of music they wanted for the big day. Then we determine how to best pair those two (it’s important to have music you actually like on your wedding day after all!).

“Dow Oak Events absolutely went above and beyond to make sure our day was everything we dreamed of! They were extremely nice and very professional! They made sure to arrive well before our event to make sure everything was perfectly placed! I would highly recommend them” –The Knot


A Custom Celebration

up lighting for reception ncNext, after we had a feel for the music choices, we moved on to lighting. We believe lighting works best when it compliments all the other aspects of the day. It’s in a supporting role that it can really shine (pun).

So after seeing what the music would be for the intros, for dinner, and for dancing, we were able to determine what the perfect lighting for every moment would be. And when it works… it works. Especially in a venue like Castle McCulloch (one of our local favs). The way the lights compliment the old castle stone is something that just has to be witnessed.

What started with a grand entrance to warm tones and acoustic guitar music transitioned into a party with tones of blue and green curtesy of the dance floor lighting and the uplighting. And through controlling the music and the ambiance, we were able to take the mood from low-key to hype (exactly what Jose and Ingrid wanted). And with a party playlist featuring Tyga, Travis Scott, and Luis Fonsi… we knew it would be a party.

The vibe is also something that isn’t easy to capture. It takes a talented photographer to not only be able to capture the moments, but the emotions and the atmosphere as a whole. And that’s something the very talented Bert Reed was able to with these photos. Seriously, the rest of them are also this awesome.

Final Thoughts


And as a final note, we just need to say… We absolutely love what we do. Being a part of the unique and personal ways couples celebrate is why we do it. And we loved being a part of this celebration. It’s always awesome to see how couples choose to celebrate.

In conclusion, we’ve learned that being a wedding DJ in Greensboro isn’t just about playing the music. So we take our role seriously. Facilitating such a big day is a serious job! That’s why we always give every wedding or event our all.



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Castle McCulloch


Dow Oak Events


Bert Reed Photography