Make a Statement with Lighting at your Reception

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Looking for a way to take your reception from average to AMAZING?   Today’s post from Theatrical Media Services highlights one of the hottest wedding trends, “uplighting”.

 Lighting is a beautiful way to decorate a wedding hall, tent, or even a non-traditional space such as a barn.

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By using low power LED lighting fixtures you are able to create a beautiful and elegant feel in the room. Why is LED lighting the way to go? Well, it’s green (low energy) for starters. The fixtures are bright and vibrant and produce little to no heat as well. A typical reception can be lit for under a $1000!

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 Another hot, growing trend is custom monograms. Theatrical Media Services can project your custom monogram on many surfaces like the dance floor, backdrops and walls. They also offer a variety of patterns, styles and fonts. You can even use your own custom art work in some cases.

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Patrick Bressman, a lighting professional of 15 years and from Theatrical Media Services, has lit over 300 weddings in the past 5 years and one theme that he has found to be common is that guests are blown away and feel like they are at a million dollar wedding. Lighting your room can be a simple and elegant way to set your big day apart from the everyday reception.

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Patrick Bressman is also a board member for the Midwest Bridal Association and has been in the entertainment industry for a total of 22 years.  His lighting credits include over 300 wedding receptions, and numerous corporate and concert designs. Feel free to contact Patrick or Theatrical Media Services today for your complementary consultation. (402) 592-5922


Ready Recap Aug. 27-31, 2012

This Weeks Recap


La Sposa‘s 2013 Collection continues to grow here at Ready or Knot and we couldn’t be happier! We welcomed “Mirto” & “Mimosa” to the store. “Mirto” features a full skirt with a lot of texture. The drop waist creates a long, sleek torso and the belt around the small of your waist makes it that much better. “Mimosa” is another beautiful ball gown from La Sposa. It’s adorned with beads and a lace jacket. We also shared some La Sposa jackets with you!


Ready or Knot Bride - Becca

Becca was our Ready or Knot bride this week! Her Cape Cod wedding was a fairytale and so was her wedding dress from Ready or Knot. “Jessica” from Modern Trousseau was absolutely stunning on Becca in all of the great pictures from Dana Damewood Photography! Thank you to Dana for capturing Becca & Caolan’s wedding day. We were thrilled to be a part of this happy couples ceremony! Want to see more? Check out Dana’s blog!


Wedding Shoe Wednesday was dedicated to our fall brides who are looking for the perfect shoe. This vintage heel from Bettye Muller, Brocatto d’Orsays, features sky blue brocade with a gold bow and pearl accents. It’s the perfect vintage look. For more check out, or stop by The Mix in Countryside Village, Omaha to see the other Bettye Muller shoes they have to offer.


ONE...a birthday bash Recap

ONE…a birthday bash was just a week ago and we can’t believe how fast that time went! If you missed out on the event…not to worry we gave you a recap of the fun had by everyone there. Our models, did a fabulous job with the style show featuring Modern Trousseau wedding dresses. Thank you to all of the vendors who helped us out as well!


Today was all about how lighting can enhance your wedding reception. Theatrical Media Services (TMS) helped us out a ton with all of the info on what’s hot and trending. “Up lighting” and custom monograms are widely popular trends to make your reception look like a million bucks. Patrick Bressman, from TMS, has been in the industry for more than 22 years and will surely be able to help you spruce up your reception. Call them to set up a free consultation today! (402) 592-5922

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend! We will see you next week with some more Ready or Knot news!

ONE…a birthday bash recap

It’s been a week since our 1st birthday and our ONE…a birthday bash event. If you weren’t able to make it out we wanted to give you a little peek at what you missed!

Modern Trousseau Trunk Show/ Style Show

Elegant Modern Trousseau gowns from the style show!

Our night included a style show where we featured the one and only Modern Trousseau wedding dresses. With the Modern Trousseau trunk show last weekend as well we were pretty busy, but the models gave these wedding dresses great movement and made them look even better than they do on the hangers!  A special thanks to our models Nicole, Brooke, & Stephanie.

ONE...a birthday bash recap

Guests enjoying the festivities!

Guests stopped in to see everything that Ready or Knot had to offer and indulged themselves in some yummy treats too!

ONE...a birthday bash recap

Thank you to all of the vendors who helped us out!

This is our personal thank you to all of the vendors who helped us make this event a success. Cuppycakes‘ macaroons were a huge hit! Hy -Vee (90th & Center) provided delicious food & drinks.  Our store still smells like a floral shop thanks to Lisa Z & her team at Hy-Vee as well as Lilian from Creative Fleurs and we love the fresh bouquets and bright colors. The style show couldn’t have been any better with out A Final TakeBlush Makeup Artistry, & Dani Cooper. It was a great night full of fun, friends and laughter!

Thank you again to everyone who made it out to help us celebrate! We can’t thank you enough for all of your support! We hope you enjoyed yourself and to those who missed it, don’t worry we will have plenty of other events and many more birthdays to come! 🙂

–A Special thank you to Dalton Taylor of Straight Off the Runway for the photos.

Wedding Shoe Wednesday

Happy Wedding Shoe Wednesday! Here at Ready or Knot we still have fall on our mind and have been on the lookout for more fall shoes for all our fall brides. Today’s wedding shoe is perfect for the bride who wants something sophisticated, vintage, and unique.

Broccato d’Orsays by Bettye Muller are the perfect to any modern-vintage bridal look. The sky blue brocade is accented with a gold bow, and pearl details top this peep-toe pump. We especially love the gold accents on this handmade shoe. Find this shoe and others like it at, or visit The Mix in Countryside Village to see other shoes by Bettye Muller.

Ready or Knot Bride – Becca

We are swooning over these amazing images from Dana Damewood Photography of one of our sweetest brides – Becca.  Becca’s Cape Cod wedding was filled with sweet and personal details that truly represented her and Caolan’s love for each other!  “Jessica” from Modern Trousseau was the perfect weeding dress for this heartfelt wedding!

Ready or Knot Bride, Becca

Ready or Knot Bride, Becca


Congratulations Becca & Caolan!  We are so honored to be a part of your special day!

To see more of this fabulous wedding – head on over to Dana’s blog.  Also check out Becca & Caolan’s “Day Before Shoot” on the beach!