13 User photos
Martha D. · Married on 02/10/2021
they make everything so easy and so beautifulSent on 01/12/2020
Lighting Professors's reply:Martha, thank you for your kind words! We loved working with you for your event and this feedback is definitely what we strive for!
Rachel · Married on 02/08/2020
So delightful and easy to work with, makes a big difference for indoor venues
I got married at the John Marshall Ballrooms, which does not have windows in the major ballroom. After looking at pictures from past weddings, I decided to cut my flower budget in half and do professional lighting instead. SO WORTH IT. The group was so easy to meet with, and Honey was available to us whenever we needed her. They did everything perfectly the day of. The spotlights for dances/toasts were great and the lighting change after dinner kept our dance floor going the whole night! I would definitely recommend them.Sent on 03/17/2020
Chris S. · Married on 11/02/2019
Changed the Room
Our venue was in need of some flair. The lighting professors brought that flair. The changed the whole feel of the room. Going into the event, I was unsure about the importance of lighting. I can tell you it was probably the most important add of the night. I highly recommend the Lighting Professors, THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!Sent on 11/11/2019
Lighting Professors's reply:Chris, all the feels! Thank you so much for having us with you at your wedding! We loved working with you and we wish you so much luck and love in your adventures to come!
Ron M. · Married on 11/02/2019
Couldn’t ask for more!
Yes, the uplighting!! We had our wedding at John Marshall Ballrooms in downtown Richmond. It’s a large ballroom and I knew I wanted uplighting to really set the mood and capture the amazing moments. Lighting Professors did not disappoint! The room looked stunning and adding spotlight during our first dance added an extra pop to our amazing photos. We had gone with the additional feature to have the lights change during the reception and that’s when the fun started. When the lights turned to blue all my guests got up and cheered and knew it was party time! We had multiple light changes from ceremony, to dinner, to dancing and party time. It really set the stage for what turned out to be a fantastic time. Highly recommended!Sent on 11/16/2019
Anna S. · Married on 10/26/2019
complete transformation of our venue!
The Lighting Professors are AMAZING. We hired them for both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding ceremony/reception, and we truly can't express how happy we were with our experience. Both venues started out extremely bare (a barn and an empty church fellowship hall), but the lighting and drapery completely transformed the atmosphere. Everyone kept commenting on how they had no idea the church fellowship hall could look so pretty. It looked like we had been transported to an entirely different space. From the uplighting to the waterfall lights to the color-changing lights on the dance floor to the beautiful draping, there is nothing the Lighting Professors can't do. Whether you are looking to add a little extra touch, or whether you are looking to completely overhaul a room, you will not be disappointed with the Lighting Professors. Thank you for making our wedding weekend so beautiful!Sent on 11/20/2019
Suzanne K. · Married on 10/26/2019
Highly recommend if you want to transform any space into something special
Lighting Professors are truly amazing. They were able to transform a very plain and very large white room into a beautiful wedding reception venue using up-lights, spot light, draping and waterfall lights behind the bridal party. We could not be more pleased. They also engineered and set up the speakers we used. Andy knew what would work electrically using the room's electrical system and not only set up all the up-lights and spot light, but also set up the coffee vendor's electrical outlet so a circuit would not be blown. I am also glad we hired a Lighting Professors person onsite during the event because he was able to work the spot light and change up-light colors during the evening, which really added to the ambiance. I highly recommend Lighting Professors. They do a fabulous job and Jen and Andy are such a pleasure to work with!Sent on 11/25/2019
Jenna C. · Married on 10/26/2019
The Lighting Professors Transformed Our Space
My husband and I got married in October 2019 and held our reception at the Bolling Haxall House in Richmond, Virginia. The venue is the complete opposite of what I said I wanted, but we fell in love with it after taking a tour. I knew immediately, though, that we would need lighting to help transform the space into what we wanted. The Lighting Professors worked their magic, and it turned out to be better than we dreamed it to be. They were actually setting up for another wedding at the venue the day we took our tour, so we got their card. They were great from the moment we met them all the way through to the day of the wedding. The have a showroom where you can see what different lighting looks like which was a major help in making decisions. They were very professional and always available and responsive when we had questions. I would highly recommend them!Sent on 01/24/2020
Kassie · Married on 10/26/2019
Really enhanced our reception!
Lighting was not something I considered when I started to plan my wedding, but then my photographer recommended looking into it and I saw it mentioned on a lot of wedding blogs. I was skeptical at first (as was my mom) but reached out to Lighting Professors anyway. We went to meet with them and our opinion changed (I think my mom was even more into it than I was after that meeting!) They were extremely professional and knowledgable, and also very flexible with adding services after I initially hired them. My reception was at the Jefferson hotel. Of course, there is lighting already there so it would not have been the end of the world not to have a lighting vendor, but I have to say the uplighting, which changed throughout first dances, dinner, speeches, really enhanced the room (and our pictures!) They worked seamlessly - I didn't even know they were there (other than seeing the change in lighting of course) If you're getting lighting for your wedding day, I could not recommend Lighting Professors enough.Sent on 02/15/2020
Allison V. · Married on 09/14/2019
They are the phds!
They are called Lighting Professors for a reason - THEY ARE PHDs!! From start to finish a pleasure to work with. The lighting created the perfect, festive, vibe and enhanced the space for our wedding reception. PURE MAGIC! Thank you so much for adding to the amazing reception we were all thrilled with how it turned out.Sent on 09/16/2019
Lighting Professors's reply:Allison, THANK YOU so much for having us there with you to shine light on your beautiful event! We greatly enjoyed working with you and wish you so many years of happiness!
Elizabeth W. · Married on 09/07/2019
The Lighting Professors did an amazing job lighting my wedding. The lighting was beautiful. They were also very responsive, writing back to my emails almost immediately. I highly recommend this company.Sent on 04/13/2020
Andrea · Married on 08/31/2019
Lighting Professors was amazing to work with for our wedding! I knew I didn't want anything dramatic for our lighting in our already beautiful venue but wanted something soft to compliment it. They did an amazing job bringing my vision to life and I would absolutely recommend them to others planning a wedding or special event!!Sent on 01/16/2020
Lighting Professors's reply:Andrea, thank you so much for inviting us to be part of your wedding! We really enjoyed working with you and helping you achieve the look you wanted at John Marshall. Cheers!
Erin · Married on 05/18/2019
They completely transformed our property and it was magical! 😍
Lighting Professors were amazing to work with from start to finish. Their team was super responsive and their consultation process was really fun and inspiring (who knew lights could be so exciting?)! John and Jennifer were very knowledgeable and easy to work with. They brought some amazing ideas and expertise while being honest about the budget and the value - I knew we were in good hands! We explained our vision to them and they totally ran with it. Their team made our event so much better than we ever thought was possible!
Their installation team spent an entire day setting up, they even stayed after the sun went down to make sure everything was PERFECT the day before our wedding (and it was)! They thought of absolutely everything! They transformed our private property into an amazing and magical wedding venue. We cannot thank them enough for all of their expertise and hard work, not to mention - the magical images of our guests and the event that were captured under their lights. We will always cherish the beautiful memories and photographs from that evening - all thanks to the amazing work of our vendors, especially the Lighting Professors!
(photos by thecommoneer)Sent on 06/25/2019
Brooke K. · Married on 05/10/2019
Incredibly professional. Lighting really made the venue amazing!
Lighting Professors are incredibly professional and high quality lighting company. They were the easiest of all of my wedding vendors to work with and always were on top of things. Our venue was a big ballroom that needed professional lighting and they really transformed the space. I would highly recommend Lighting Professors to any Richmond weddings!Sent on 10/20/2019
Haley M. · Married on 05/04/2019
Would book again in a heart beat!
I booked the lighting professors a few months prior to my wedding. Lighting was originally something I did not include in my budget because I didn’t see the “value” in it when I first started the planning process. Oh my goodness was I wrong!! After meeting with the Lighting Professors, viewing what they had to offer, and seeing the difference lighting made we were so thankful we added them to our team of vendors. They were one of the best decisions we made throughout our entire wedding planning process. They were timely, knowledgeable, efficient, and so easy to work with! Thank you Lighting Professors!Sent on 06/13/2019
Brenda M. · Married on 12/15/2018
Lighting was perfect for wedding
Lighting Professors were awesome to work with. Jennifer is very knowledgeable and helpful to get the right lighting for your event. It made such a difference. Love the pinspot lighting and color changes during reception. Well worth the money spent.Sent on 01/01/2019
Lee · Married on 10/20/2018
Perfect vision for our venue!
The Lighting Professors came up with the most perfect lighting for our wedding. We got married on a family farm property in Charles City and they converted the back terrace into the most amazing space. I really feel that the lighting was so perfectly executed that we could have done without any other decorations. It was beautiful.Sent on 11/16/2018
Aldi · Married on 09/22/2018
Lighting Professors did an AMAZING job with the lighting for our wedding. The team was very accommodating with our last minute decision to add a tent and still executed the bistro lighting with perfection.Sent on 09/27/2018
We are so happy with the way the lighting turned out and it certainly added a special touch to our special day.
Thank you Lighting Professors!
Caitlin · Married on 12/16/2017
Awesome company! We did the package that has someone on sight to control the lights. The lights were seamlessly changed throughout the evening and it was perfect!Sent on 01/13/2018
Ashley · Married on 11/18/2017
You will not be sorry if you book these guys! They know how to transform a space and make it perfect. From simple uplighting to custom monograms, they know what they are doing. John and Pat created a great vision for our venue (Boathouse at Rocketts Landing) and really gave the room the soft, romantic feel that it needed.Sent on 11/27/2017
If you need any sort of lighting (which you should!!) don’t go with anyone else. Lighting Professors are the best!
Jennifer · Married on 10/21/2017
Amazing! John and Pat were amazing to work with! They transformed our wedding and reception into something magical. People are still asking me about it! It couldn’t have been more breathtaking.Sent on 12/09/2017
Michelle · Married on 08/19/2017
Lighting Professors did a FANTASTIC of a job at my wedding. The lights were truly magical and we could not be more pleased with the work that was done. Throughout the entire process, Patrick and his team were responsive and attentive to our questions and needs. Given that we lived 2-3 hours away from Richmond, we were able to set up a phone meeting with Lighting Professors and communicated over email. We had no problems getting in touch and they delivered everything as planned and made our vision come to life. The guests LOVED the outdoor bistro lighting and made our venue even more amazing at night. Guests danced under the globe lights and had the best time. In addition to the bistro lighting, we had a spotlight on the cake which really made our cake shine!Sent on 08/23/2017
Thank you so much for everything, Lighting Professors. Definitely worth every penny-- HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Angela · Married on 08/19/2017
The Lighting Professors are true professionals and so easy to work with! I didn't realize how much lighting could add to a wedding and I'm so glad that we did it! They even accommodated our special requests for bistro lights and some color changes throughout the night. They even worked with our band to make a really cool entrance! Highly recommend!Sent on 09/05/2017
Elizabeth · Married on 05/06/2017
The Lighting Professors were by far the most organized and professional vendor I dealt with throughout the entire planning process of our wedding. The day I met with the guys at Lighting Professors there had been a power outage that morning and there internet was down, instead of turning me away they still had their entire presentation backed up and were able to run the consultation smoothly without internet. Their display room with faux wedding setting up to compare a reception space with and without lighting is very well done. The payment process was easy and pain free and everything was set up at our venue a few days before the event. The lighting at our reception space took it from pretty to gorgeous! We LOVED the barista lights over the dance floor and the Edison bulbs cascading down the exterior brick wall, it was a huge hit for selfies at the end of the night.Sent on 05/11/2017
Martha · Married on 04/01/2017
They couldn't have been easier to work with. They were willing to work within our budget and gave great advice on how to transform the ballroom with lighting. Highly recommend!Sent on 05/10/2017
Kelsey · Married on 03/11/2017
We used Lighting Professors for our Wedding Reception and I am so glad we did. They did a beautiful job at the John Marshall Ballrooms. I went in thinking I just wanted some basic amber lighting for the whole reception and after meeting with Patrick, I was so excited by all the possibilities! The pinpoint lighting on the cake and the flower arrangements truly made a huge difference! Thanks Lighting Professors for making our wedding reception BEAUTIFUL!Sent on 03/20/2017