We Make the "Impossible" Possible

You have a vision. We have a solution

And we have the technical expertise, creativity, and will to make it happen. Here’s How

Extraordinary Service

As a family-owned and operated business we make sure you’re cared for like family. We have a simple and seamless process to support you along the way. And we always make ourselves available to answer questions. Because to us, it’s about making sure you know you’re hiring a company who really cares, and delivers on our promises.

While other production companies value profit over people or claim to be the best, we give quality service and attentive care. We provide accurate information and clear communication. And we want you to know you can count on us like family, to ensure you have an amazing experience.

If you are looking for a vendor that cares AND someone that listens…these are your people! Don’t hesitate a second longer. They are seriously the best in Pittsburgh. – Abbey

Innovation Over Inventory

Unlike many production companies, who rinse and repeat events, or guide their clients to use dated inventory, we always create something unlike anything you’ve seen before. As creatives, we find cookie-cutter boring. Instead, we want to give you fresh, exciting, and one-of-a-kind designs.

You won’t have to fill out a questionnaire full of standard questions or boxes to check. Instead, we’ll do a deep dive into what you want and how you visualize your celebration. We’ll learn about you, your style, and the tone of your event. And we’ll review your inspiration photos, research your venue, and assess the necessary logistics to give you an accurate quote.

Whether your budget is 2k or 20k- we’ll create a custom proposal specifically made for you, and your spectacular vision.

“Chris and Kristin worked to even create pieces for our wedding they didn’t have to make our dream wedding a reality!” – Courtney​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Birch Wood Backdrop & Floral Greenery - Linden Hall

Unforgettable Experiences

In his early days, our founder Chris produced large-scale concerts and events in every state! There, he not only honed his technical expertise to produce incredible experiences, but he discovered what it was like to have a positive impact on someone’s day. And now, we want to do the same for you.

We create wow factor events and an atmosphere that will leave your guests talking about your celebration long after it ends.

We couldn’t have been happier and our guests are still talking about how beautiful everything was! Thank you ILLUME! – Haley

Meet The Team

Chris Ubinger - Founder of ILLUME Lighting + Event Design

Chris Ubinger

Founder | Dedicated Tour Guide

Chris is the mastermind behind all the creative elements at ILLUME. With nearly 20 years of experience in event lighting and design around the globe, Chris is constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation. From his vast experience dabbling in nearly every realm of the production industry – he knows how to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to design and technology.​​​​​​​ And is constantly growing as an expert of his craft.

Locally, he’s designed and illuminated events such as Riverlife’s Party at the Pier and the Annual Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Party. When he’s not designing, he loves spending time with family, watching movies, playing with his dogs, or experiencing the magic of Walt Disney World.

We consider him the tour guide of your experience with us. He’ll guide and support you throughout planning, he’s always available to answer questions, and he’ll make sure you have a truly enjoyable experience.


– Coffee

– A lot of snacks

– A great playlist

Kristin Maher

Event Producer | Behind the Scenes Superwoman
Kristin Maher - Event Specialist at ILLUME Lighting + Event Design

As an organization guru with a background and masters degree in Business, Kristin keeps the wheels of our operation turning. She’s the friendly voice you’ll hear over the phone and the front lines of communication. Whether it’s making sure the shop is organized or prepping your items in the warehouse, she ensures we have everything we need- ready and waiting to make your event exceptional.

She loves working directly with our clients as a go-to for anything you may need. From answering questions and providing helpful information, to making sure you feel taken care of every step of the way, she’s here for you.


– Lots and lots of Coffee

– An Organized Schedule

– A Smiling Client

They helped me figure out the best lighting and draping for my wedding and that they were honest with what they thought I needed and what they thought I could do without. They could have told me to add a bunch of other stuff to my package, but they actually helped me cut back to just the right amount of added light/draping.

- Auriel​​​​​​​​​​​​​​