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.