05/28/2016 Cricket Newman Designs – Hampton Preston Mansion – Bristow Wedding

“Cricket Newman has been bringing those different elements together to create wondrous décor for memorable social and corporate events throughout South Carolina.” – Warren Hughes, Columbia Star 02/27/2015

As I look at the photos from this event, I was taken aback in awe of the design and creativity of the vendors that work so hard to create an event that is magical in all respects. Orchestrated by the ever talented Cricket Newman Designs, this event was located on the grounds of the historic Hampton Preston Mansion.

“The Hampton-Preston Mansion features renowned, historic gardens with sophisticated and graceful green space – speaking to the grandeur of its past. Magnolias and live oaks tower over three garden spaces, including the back lawn and newly restored side gardens, gazebo garden, and fountain garden, providing a serene backdrop that is ideal for creative event design.” – Wedding Spot Review

As you see in the image gallery, the Pros brought in by Cricket are so talented! We love working alongside them as we know we can count on them to help us look so much better with what we bring to the table. Here’s the breakdown on who they were:

Party Reflections  | Parkland CakesSouthern Way CateringBlack Tie BartendingFunk Brotherhood was the bandCricket Newman FloristPortable Air Solutions – AC for tentsSouthern Valet  – Transportation

The lighting effects were as follows:

  • CEREMONY AT ROBERT MILLS HOUSE:
    Sound system with technician, incl: 2 speakers & mixer, 2 wireless lav mics for officiants, 1 wireless
    lav mic for the groom, 4 mics for Dick Goodwin quartet (cello, violin, flute/clarinet), 4 condenser mics for
    handbells
  • RECEPTION AT HAMPTON PRESTON MANSION / HOUSE & GROUNDS:
    Uplighting on house (front porch walls medium amber, all other walls & columns light amber)
    Gel filters to control the intensity of house floodlights on the ground
    Uplighting on trees, either side of the tent (medium amber)
  • RECEPTION AT HAMPTON PRESTON MANSION / 80×160 TENT:
    Uplighting for columns/facade at end of the tent
    Mini string light ceiling treatment, 3 strands per bay (30 total strands, ~2500′)
    Spotlights for the Cake table
    Spotlights for 2 mahogany bar back shelves
    Spotlights for food service tables (approx)
    Spotlights for florals above 4 communal tables
    Hang/secure 4 large floral displays (provided by CND) above communal tables
    Hang/secure custom ‘FLW’ screen shade (provided by CND) above “She”
    Build and hang/secure custom lighting fixture inside of screen shade above “She”
    Spotlight sculpture at the center table (using Leko to control light spill)
    Dimming, control, and power distribution for tent lighting; provide additional extensions/outlets
    as needed; assist PR with power distribution for catering, band, restroom, etc.
    Technician on site, event day & evening

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