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Ormonde Productions — Vendor Spotlight

Specializing in lighting and beyond Ormonde Productions has raised the bar on event design. Learn more about this amazing company below!

Photo: Benedicte Verley

1. How did Ormonde Productions come to be? 

Ormonde Productions has been around since the mid 1980s. What started off as a
DJ/entertainment company and slowly morphed itself into what we are today mostly in part
due to the demand for more. As the wedding industry grew, so did the expectations of
our clients. They weren’t just looking for a fun party with good music, food, and flowers,
they wanted to create a gorgeous environment and for the past 20 or so years that’s
what we’ve done!

2. Do you offer services beyond lighting? 

While lighting is our specialty we try to position ourselves as a full service, lighting,
design, and production company. Much more goes into an event aside from lighting,
however without great lighting, all of the other design elements can get lost. The
majority of the additional services we provide allow us to fully transform the spaces
we’re working in to fit our client’s vision. Draping, dance floors, stages, furniture, bars, video, and a huge variety of different hanging décor and design elements. We also
provide a lot of behind the scenes services necessary for the success of an event
such as sound, generators, and power distribution.

3. What is trending in lighting for weddings and events? 

Right now as a whole with weddings and events we’re seeing more and more of our
clients choosing unique, nontraditional venues. Industrial spaces, museums, libraries,
and art galleries. With that, we’re seeing a huge increase in clients coming to us looking to enhance and bring out the uniqueness of these spaces.

4. What is one piece of advice you give to brides? 

Wedding planning can be stressful and overwhelming. Hire the right people and be
upfront with them when it comes to your vision and budget. Assembling a
strong, experienced team of vendors will make the whole process so much more
seamless, especially if they have experience working together.

Also, when it comes to your vendors take the time to setup a consultation with them.
We are always encouraging our clients to come into our showroom to meet with
us in person. It is the best way for us to get to know our clients and for our clients to
develop a better sense of who we are, what we can do, and what can be done within
their environment.

5. How far are you willing to travel to provide your services? 

The majority of our events are in the Rhode Island, Massachusetts area but we love to
travel and usually do so a handful of times each year. We’ve formed relationships with
planners outside of our local network that over the years have brought us on to events
up and down the east coast.

Photo: Benedicte Verley

Photo: Benedicte Verley

Photo: David Murray Weddings

Photo: David Murray Weddings

 

 

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Ormonde Productions — Vendor Spotlight

Specializing in lighting and beyond Ormonde Productions has raised the bar on event design. Learn more about this amazing company below! 1. How did Ormonde Productions come to be?  Ormonde Productions has been around since the mid 1980s. What started off as a DJ/entertainment company and slowly morphed itself into what we are today mostly in part […]

Captivating Beauty at The Chanler

Secret garden elegance meets refined vintage glamour for this styled shoot tucked away at The Chanler on the Newport Cliff Walk.

Rich with history, The Chanler embodies old world elegance with its opulent architecture and gilded décor. The back lawn with its vast ocean views was the perfect canvas for an elegant, garden-like display of floral extravagance. Forgoing the traditional rectangular trellis, Sayles Livingston and her team at Sayles Livingston Design covered a circular trellis in peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, sweet peas, hydrangea, lemon leaf, eucalyptus, and ferns creating a romantic setting for the ceremony site that overlooked the ocean. The soft, neutral palette allowed Beth Chapman of the White Dress by the Shore to style the bridal party in rich, jewel tones and sumptuous textures like fur a gold embossed bridal gown as a nod to the autumn season. The entrance to the back trellis was draped with stormy-gray linens laced with greenery evoking a secret garden-like vibe as you walked up the steps. Crystal chandeliers floated above a traditional wooden table that was draped with a shadow gray velvet runner topped with lush flora that cascaded down to the stone patio creating a look of effortless luxury.

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Captivating Beauty at The Chanler

Secret garden elegance meets refined vintage glamour for this styled shoot tucked away at The Chanler on the Newport Cliff Walk. Rich with history, The Chanler embodies old world elegance with its opulent architecture and gilded décor. The back lawn with its vast ocean views was the perfect canvas for an elegant, garden-like display of […]

Sheer Opulence — Style Statements

Shimmering design elements combined with rich textures add glamour and opulence to any event.

Breathtaking diamond halo engagement ring from Long’s Jewelers is pure elegance.

Layered ball gown is a modern twist on an old favorite by Sareh Nouri at A Little Something White.

A gilded place setting from Rhode Island Rentals paired with lace linen and delicate blooms by Farrissey Floral Design romances the table at the Chapel Grille. Photographed by Sabrina Scolari.

Green tea wedding cake by Peppers Artful Catering is topped with a golden layer of buttercream.

Stunning gown custom designed by Candice Wu Couture features a fairytale-like train. Photographed by Sabrina Scolari.

Gold leather crown chair from Reserve Modern Event Rental adds luxury and style to any event lounge. Photographed by Lea St. Germain.

A simple invitation is dressed up with glistening script and an art deco inspired envelope from Papers. Photographed by Molly Lo Photography.

Gold flatware featuring a transparent handle filled with foiled confetti from the Luna Oro collection at Giardini Di Sole is perfect for a party.

Spectacular wedding cake inspired by luxurious strings of pearls and a feathered skirt. Artfully designed by Something Different Cake Couture.

Departing in style in a vintage sedan from Rockstar Limo. Photographed by Rebecca Arthurs at Rosecliff Mansion.

Liquid metallic bridesmaid gown by Amsale embodies sheer opulence. Available at A Little Something White.

Cascading orchids artfully crafted into a bouquet by Marc Hall Design is captivating. Photographed by Person + Killian.

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Sheer Opulence — Style Statements

Shimmering design elements combined with rich textures add glamour and opulence to any event. Breathtaking diamond halo engagement ring from Long’s Jewelers is pure elegance. Layered ball gown is a modern twist on an old favorite by Sareh Nouri at A Little Something White. A gilded place setting from Rhode Island Rentals paired with lace […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Jodi Raphael Events

Vendor Spotlight is on Jodi Raphael Events; a Boston-based event firm that takes care of every event detail from concept to execution.

1. How did your business come to be?

At the beginning of my career I was a producer at a local television station in Boston. When I left I was producing 22 hours of live tv. Events are similar to live television in that I only get one chance to get it right… there are no “do overs”. I then went to work for both an entertainment company and a corporate event company. I felt as if clients needed more personal, one on one attention and that is how and why I started my business. I walk our clients through the whole process from choosing a venue to entertainment, menu and design. They know that they have an advocate in me and my company- a friend and a partner.  I also help with family dynamics and the situations that can arise with many family members involved.

2. What are the services you offer?

We offer full event/wedding planning and coordination in addition to month of/day of coordination. Basically we will do what it takes to help a bride/host plan a memorable and fabulous event.

3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your services?

We are in Newton, Ma and will travel to wherever the event is- all over New England and beyond. We often work with couples who are out of town and planning to have their wedding in Boston or the same scenario with parents who are out of town.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

As soon as they are ready to start the planning process, but a year out is typical.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give brides?

I tell brides that they need to hire a professional to take some of the stress off of them and to avoid making expensive mistakes and then to trust the pros to do their job- so they can enjoy their day!

 

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Vendor Spotlight On: Jodi Raphael Events

Vendor Spotlight is on Jodi Raphael Events; a Boston-based event firm that takes care of every event detail from concept to execution. 1. How did your business come to be? At the beginning of my career I was a producer at a local television station in Boston. When I left I was producing 22 hours […]

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