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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Prosperous New Year.


Dior Beauty in Highland Park Village Celebrates First Anniversary with Red Carpet Reception

The Dior Beauty Highland Park team on
the red carpet at their first anniversary event.
Friday, December 9th saw Dior Beauty at Highland Park Village celebrate their first anniversary... and Dallas Light and Sound was there to assist with the festivities.  As the sun set on a crisp December evening, we rolled out the red carpet for patrons who entered to find champagne and other beverages including hot cocoa, all served from behind one of our lighted bars. Spandex covered highboys from DLS topped with mirrors helped showcase signature florals and Christian Dior branding icons that were strategically placed throughout the event.

A Dallas Light and Sound black and white tent sheltered guests from the chill while they enjoyed custom Dior cookies and other nibbles. The tent coupled with heavyweight velour pipe and drape from DLS created a couryard in front of the store for a guest DJ who spun contemporary dance music all night to an appreciative crowd. Stylish outdoor heaters in the courtyard warmed party goers who posed on the red carpet and in front of a Christian Dior step and repeat.
Dior Beauty celebrates their first anniversary with
Flastcreens from DLS and a Lighted Bar serving
champagne and hot cocoa.

It's a red carpet welcome at
Dior Beauty in Highland Park
from Dallas Light and Sound.
This jewelbox destination for the Dior cosmetics brand is smaller than some master closets in Highland Park ... yet provides a sumptuous shopping experience for perfumes, cosmetics, skin creams and more. To reinforce in-store branding, Dallas Light and Sound installed three flatscreens elevated to above eye level with spandex covered trussing. Flatscreens placed at the DLS red carpet entrance, under the tent and in the courtyard played gorgeous Dior promotional videos continuously throughout the event.

A special thank you to D'Onna Winn and to Christian Iles who chose Dallas Light and Sound to provide production resources for this Christian Dior luxury experience.
Dior Beauty in Highland Park Village celebrates their first anniversary.
Flatscreens from Dallas Light ad Sound deliver Dior messaging to party guests. 

Dior Beauty in Highland Park Village celebrates their first anniversary.

Christian Dior branding elements and signature florals look beautiful
on mirror topped highboys from Dallas Light and Sound
at the Dior Beauty first anniversary celebration.
Am album of images from the event is available for viewing on the Dallas Light and Sound Facebook page at...


Little Black Dress 2016 at Park Place Volvo Benefits Legal Hospice of Texas - 2017 Edition Approaching

Francisco Flores created the winning look at
Little Black Dress 2016 at Park Place Volvo
Legal Hospice of Texas produces two major fashion events each year. One of these is Little Black Dress which is held early in the year, often in January. Showcased designers at Little Black Dress choose their most fashionable look and compete for the crowd chosen honor of being recognized as having designed the best look of the night. Most if not all of the LBD designers go on to show capsule collections at Legal Hospice’s second major fashion production - Fashion CITED – a runway extravaganza held later in the year. 

With the 2017 edition of Little Black Dress less than a month away, Dallas Light and Sound is looking back at the 2016 Legal Hospice fashion soiree held at Park Place Volvo. Fashion calendars across North Texas were marked weeks in advance for Little Black Dress 2016 held at Park Place Volvo on January 15th,. Attendees helped Legal Hospice "Spy" the best Little Black Dress in North Texas when designers for the Legal Hospice of Texas 10th annual Fashion CITED show brought their best work to show one look for one night as a preview to the main event. More than 300 patrons turned out to cast their votes to select a dress by Franciso Flores as the top design. Flores is one of the founders of Fashion CITED and continues to serve as the production manager and lead organizer. 

Unlike many fashion shows, guests at Little Black Dress are able to get up close and personal with each designer creation to appreciate the skills of the participating designers and to meet the designers who attend the event. 

Joining co-producers Flores and Cathy Garcia, local fashionistas Leah Frazier and Vanessa Lua attended Little Black Dress 2016 and were recognized as the Co-Chair s of Fashion CITED. DJ Tony Dean manned the decks to spin mysterious spy tunes and helped emcee the event. More than 300 patrons packed Park Place Volvo to sip cocktails, taste lite bites, socialize, and cast their votes. Dallas light and Sound provided flatscreens for sponsor recognition and event branding, a sound system for public address and music playback, cocktail bars for beverage service, a red carpet walkup, and pipe and drape to define the space. DLS also supplied elevated runways and modelling stations so that guests could see the fashions showcased by the designers. 

The 2017 edition of Little Black Dress is slated for Friday, January 12th at the beautiful showroom of Goodson Acura. A $25 donation at the door equips attendees with four votes to cast for their favorite Little Black Dress. Guests will enjoy one of the most engaging and fun fashion presentations in North Texas plus complimentary food, drinks, music and fun! We'll hope to see you there! DJ Tony Dean will be back this year to spin some “Rhythm and Hues” for the evening. A unique X shaped runway from Dallas Light and Sound will anchor the showroom, providing 360 degree surround viewing of all designer entrees in the contest. The event serves as a preview of Fashion CITED 2017, scheduled later in 2017 at Frontiers of Flight Museum, and benefits Legal Hospice of Texas. 
More than 300 patrons turned out in support of
Little Black 2016 benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas
For additional information on the Little Black Dress 2017 event please call 214.521.6622 or email kamesha@legalhospice.org.

To view an album of images from the 2016 event, visit our Facebook page at ...

A capacity crowd at Park Place Volvo enjoys fashions presented at Little Black Dress 2016.

Dallas Light and Sound provided a host of event resources and services including
modelling platforms for Little Black Dress 2016
elevated modelling platforms for Little Black Dress 2016.


Wedding Reception at Union Statton Made Memorable with Lighting and Audio from Dallas Light and Sound

When Deiadra Burns and Amanda Minkler decided to plan their wedding and reception, they chose one of the grandest venues in Dallas for the reception - Union Station. Completed in 1916 as a masterpiece of Beaux-Arts Classicism, Union Station is a testament to the grand experience of life — an artful marriage of architectural details and monumental proportions that both inspires and uplifts. Stately pillars instill a spirit of grandeur on the second floor verandah that spans the width of the building. Graceful arched windows soar beneath 48-foot ceilings. Original chandeliers echo the refined spirit of a bygone era.
Café Lighting Across the dancefloor from Dallas Light and Sound
added a touch of warmth and whimsy to Union Station.
As one of the most classically elegant venues for events and receptions in DFW, Union Station is widely considered to be one of the Grand Dames of Dallas for event professionals. As such it presents certain challenges. The event spaces at the facility are on the second floor of the building, with only a tiny passenger elevator available to transport everything needed for an event upstairs. Acoustically, the 45 foot ceilings that lend so much to the main ballroom’s grandeur create an opportunity for substantial echo. Our familiarity with the building meant that DLS came prepared to bring the space to life and to create a beautiful memory for the wedding party and their guests.

For Deiadra and Amanda's reception, Dallas Light and Sound designed a lighting installation that focused on the building’s architectural strengths. We supplemented that design with controllable midway lighting over the dancefloor at the request of the wedding planners. Working with Jarrod Freeman who coordinated our installation with the event planners, DLS provided LED uplighting for the room that was wirelessly controllable. Several of the images in this album show the exact same perspective of the main ballroom, with the room lighted in different hues. Dancefloor lighting with high energy advanced LED moving head fixtures worked all night to keep the dancefloor packed. Midway lighting suspended over the dancefloor provided a warm ambiance for slower dances, and a custom Texas A&M logo on the ceiling topped of the night during a rendition of the Aggies Fight Song.

In a custom audio design for this event, a combination of wedge and square speakers positioned at ideal points on an elevated stage meant that the dancefloor was jumping all night, and guests were able to both hear and understand announcements and speeches. This October wedding featured an outside DJ and with extensive experience in working with different DJ equipment, the connection for DJ Mark Seebaran went smoothly.

Thank you to Deiadra and Amanda for choosing Dallas Light and Sound to assist in creating a magical experience at Union Station. To consider Dallas Light and Sound as an audio, lighting or video vendor for your next Union Station event, call 214-943-4238 or email info@dallaslightandsound.com.

The following images show three different color pallettes from the nearly infinite colors choices available from
Intelligent LED Uplighting from Dallas Light and Sound.

A second color in brilliant peach generated by Dallas Light and Sound Intelligent LED Up-Lighting
at this beautiful wedding reception at Union Station.

Wedding reception guests enjoy dancefloor lighting from Dallas Light and Sound
while the entire room changes color - a feature of intelligent LED Up-Lighting.