ILLUME Lighting + Event Design is an event design and production company specializing in lighting, draping, decor, and live production services. We comprise a team with backgrounds ranging from live production to corporations all coming together to produce your event. Though we call Pittsburgh home, we proudly design for clients anywhere their event may call home including nationwide and international destinations.
ILLUME Lighting + Event Design has a talented design team that will create the ideal atmosphere for your big day. The team will create custom designs specifically tailored to you and your wedding. No matter the style you desire, ILLUME Lighting + Event Design will create an event that is truly personalized. ILLUME Lighting + Event Design provides the following lighting and design services for your special day:
23 Reviews for ILLUME Lighting + Event Design
Recommended by 100% of couples
11 User photos
Abbey Schifano · Married on 07/31/2020
Over and beyond
When covid-19 altered our original plans, I was devastated my original vision wouldn’t come to life. I told Chris and Kristin the new plan, which was a tent, folding tables, and my parents backyard. After so many changes, I had decided to give them full reign and they went over and beyond. They brought my downtown 300 person venue vision (but with a twist) to life! The whole night was spectacular and incorporated everything I loved and then some. Illume turned my parents backyard and a basic white tent into a gorgeous wedding venue. If you are looking for a vendor that cares AND someone that listens...these are your people! Don’t hesitate a second longer. They are seriously the best in Pittsburgh.Sent on 08/19/2020
ILLUME Lighting + Event Design's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words, Abbey! We appreciate that you put your trust in us and let us create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding reception! Congratulations to you and Anthony - we wish you both all of the best!
Courtney Batiz · Married on 10/17/2020
Best decorators ever!
Working with Illume was so easy! They are not only very experienced and professional but extremely flexible and knowledgeable which allows them to really make your dream wedding come true! Chris and Kristin worked to even create pieces for our wedding they didn’t have to make our dream wedding a reality! During some tough times, Illume’s pro services they provide and their ability to work with other vendors seamlessly was the backbone for our wedding! They really will make your vision come alive, and do it while being a joy to work with!Sent on 11/16/2020
Krista Jovanovich · Married on 09/05/2020
Elegancy at its Finest
We originally contacted Illume for our wedding at the Science Center; we had every detail planned, but due to COVID19, we cancelled the venue and moved to a backyard wedding. Even though the venue changed to two tents, Chris and Kristin were still able to provide us our exact look (and then some)! They arrived on time for both the setup and tear down and were fast and reliable! Precovid, we had a consultation via the phone to go over our vision based on pictures that we sent. For the COVID Change up, we were able to have a video conference to go over all the changes. Illume was able to light up my parents backyard and still be elegant at the same time. We highly recommend Illume for your event needs!Sent on 09/14/2020
ILLUME Lighting + Event Design's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words, Krista! We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to be a part of your big day - from planning for the Science Center to your family's beautiful backyard. It all came together perfectly! Congratulations to you and Charlie!
Team of ILLUME Lighting + Event Design
With over 15 years of experience in event lighting and design, Chris continues to push the boundaries with stunning lighting and visual enhancements to clients around the country. When designing an event, his philosophy is to meet with the client, listen to their thoughts, then work with them to create a distinctive experience. Through the entire process, he strives to guide each client in the right direction and alleviate the stress that comes with planning an event while always researching the latest trends offering the most current and modern lighting and design ideas.
Dramatic, subtle, radiant...the right lighting makes the magic and illume does it right!
Chris is the most creative and amazing lighting design person we have ever had the pleasure of working with. His attention to detail, professionalism and insight into lighting design is unparalleled here in Pittsburgh. Brides, if you have a vision of how your room can look, Chris has you covered. As a matter of fact, I am certain he will exceed your expectations! Always on the cutting edge of lighting design, we have always seen amazing results from Chris and CRU. Book him now!
If you're looking for lighting, then go no further - CRU Design is the place to go! Owner, Chris Ubinger is awesome to work with and I hope I have the opportunity to work with him again in the very near future! Not only does he know his stuff, but he is genuinely a very nice person, who cares about his clients needs and goes above and beyond to make them happy. I would highly recommend CRU Design for all your lighting needs. Karen Nottingham Owner/Wedding Coordinator Fab Affairs, LLC