Wedding stage design


Last month I had the honor of doing a wedding stage design for the first time! My usual work is in churches, and I had the joy of meeting a delightful Christian couple that was having a wedding at their church.

Besides being a church leadership and systems consultant/coach, I also do stage design, interior design and lighting design (

This is how the church sanctuary looks normally.

I took a picture of the stage to use as a template.

Then I created a rendering in Photoshop. I created a couple of different designs, and this is the one the couple selected.

A few days before the wedding, we went in and set up the design. It took a lot longer than I thought because the stage design is eleven feet high. I climbed countless times up and down the ladder. It took 10 hours to set up (I had some help from the pipe and drape company for a while in the beginning) and I did so much climbing and crouching that I saw sore for three days!

Here’s how it looked when it was done.

Once the uplighting was added, it looked magical!

Here’s a view from the side.

I really loved how it looked with the lights down. During the wedding they had the lights up, but I took a picture with the lights down anyway because I thought it looked so cool. I love dramatic lighting!

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