As if getting Images by Lighting to set the ambiance for your event isn’t prestigious enough, how would you feel if the award-winning lighting designer and founder of the wildly successful company actually showed up for the party? We love Raymond and we were absolutely honored to have him as a guest at this year’s Haute Tea with E. Lighting Designer Lonnie Thompson was also there, and is just as talented, charming and adorable as Raymond! It’s impossible not to smile when these guys are around. They are always so professional and go above and beyond to create incredible environments every single time. The European Garden at Restoration Hardware never looked better than on Tuesday night and we have Raymond and Lonnie to thank for it. Images by Lighting is the best of the best!
Images by Lighting, LLC. was created in 1981 as one of the first event production lighting design companies in the Los Angeles area. Beginning with the technical directorship for MGM Studio’s Diamond Jubilee, Images has gone on to become a leader in the industry lighting numerous high profile events for such corporations as Ford Motor Company, Gillette, Litton Industries, Coca Cola U.S.A., International Olympic Committee, DreamWorks Pictures, and the Board of Governors for the Academy Awards.
Nine time winner of the “Best Use of Lighting” award in addition to “Best Decorated Theme Event,” “Best Use of Equipment,” “Best Use of a Tent,” and “Best Event Logistics” awards from Special Events Magazine are just a few of the recent accolades bestowed upon Images making them the most awarded lighting company by “The Special Event.”
Internationally recognized, Images has illuminated events throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Bermuda, Australia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Korea. Images continues to set the standards for the event lighting industry and is proud to be the co-founder of the International Special Events Society (I.S.E.S.) Images has been a featured lecturer on the Science of Event Production for a variety of associations including the National Association of Catering Executives, Meeting Planners International, U.C.L.A. and the I.S.E.S. Center for Professional Development.
Images by Lighting, at the forefront of the event lighting industry since its inception, believes that a special event occurs only once. Images has the expertise, experience and knowledge to get the job done right, on schedule, within budget and true to your event objectives.
Tea with E Photos by Marianne Lozano
Raymond Thompson, Curt Stahl and Lonnie Thompson — Images by Lighting
Host: Eddie Zaratsian
Host: Restoration Hardware
Coordination and Host: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: Lonnie Thompson, Images by Lighting
Entertainment: Brandi Smith & Jason Foster of The Society Band
Sound: Spenser Bishop of MixOne Sound
Photography: Marianne Lozano
Photography (Arrivals): Kris Kan
Catering: Divine Catering
Tea Time Tini’s: Divine Catering
Videography: Cean One Films
Pastries: Rafi’s Pastries
Invitations and Paper Goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Gray Carpet Arrivals and Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Gifts: Jo Malone
Gifts: Azature Chocolates