Testimonials

What some of our past clients are saying about us.

Chris and his crew truly made our dreams come alive with his lighting services. We asked for 80+ hanging lanterns in our reception pavilion for our October wedding. Not only did ILLUME deliver, but they exceeded our expectations with the quality and beauty of lanterns and artful placement. They were strategically hung and lit to provide a romantic atmosphere to our “vintage, romantic” style wedding. We chose all ivory lanterns to accomplish this look. We received so many compliments from guests and took full advantage of the beautiful lighting during our reception hours when only the lanterns were lit.

Of other note, Chris was hands down the most friendly and accommodating team member throughout our wedding planning process. He is professional and prompt with email requests, attends any/all pre-wedding appointments, and is exceptional in customer service. Chris even willingly hung my “DIY” pieces that I tossed at him last minute, all after he drove quite a ways to pick them up from me. Talk about dedication to your customers!

I speak for not only myself and my new husband, but my entire wedding party/guest list, when I say that ILLUME Lighting + Event Design was the BEST choice we could’ve made for our wedding design. The lighting added SO much to our day, and I can’t imagine a wedding without their services!

Kelly
Wedding Client

Chris at ILLUME Lighting was amazing to work with! He met us at our venue for our initial meeting and we spent several hours together there discussing all of our options, his ideas, our ideas, pricing, etc. He was very honest and easy to work with. Our plan was to install drapery with twinkle lights throughout the ceiling of the large white tent where we were having our reception.

After our initial meeting we communicated via email consistently. I had an idea in my mind of what I wanted our venue to look like and I was constantly sending him pictures that I found. He was very prompt when it came to responding and we were in contact throughout the entire process up until the wedding so we remained on the same page with everything that was going on.

Not seeing the finished product before it was installed did make me a little nervous, but when I walked into our venue for the first time after installation, I was completely blown away. It looked exactly like I had hoped and I couldn’t wait for all of our guests to see our venue.

Overall it was a great experience working with Chris and I would definitely recommend using their services for any event!

Heidi
Wedding Client

Chris was so flexible and quick to respond as we planned our wedding. We used the lighted back drop to add a touch of elegance to the ballroom and it was beyond perfect! Many guests used it as a backdrop of their photos and it served as the perfect “uplighting” for the rest of the room. Thank you for adding a unique touch to our already perfect day!

Lindsay
Wedding Client

They were great! I loved the outcome and could not have been more pleased with the communication and value of the lighting we received!

Kasie
Wedding Client

Chris did a great job working with us to create a unique vision for our wedding. He was very knowledgeable and willing to go above and beyond to create our lighting and draping. He enjoyed the challenge to create something new and student, and was reasonable with the pricing. Would definitely recommend again.

Ciara
Wedding Client

Chris completely transformed our wedding venue and was able to change the entire feeling of the evening. It was beautiful before but the uplighting was incredible, it was especially amazing how they highlighted my candy bar! My wedding definitely would not have been the same without ILLUME! I had never thought about including lighting in our wedding, but I am glad that I did! I am so thankful for their fabulous work and HIGHLY, highly recommend them!

Michelle
Wedding Client

If you’re looking for lighting, then go no further – ILLUME is the place to go! Owner, Chris Ubinger is awesome to work with and I hope I have the opportunity to work with him again in the very near future! Not only does he know his stuff, but he is genuinely a very nice person, who cares about his clients needs and goes above and beyond to make them happy. I would highly recommend ILLUME for all your lighting needs.

Karen Nottingham
Fab Affairs, LLC

Chris was so easy to work with! He met us the evening I called and suggested just the right quantity of lights for the subtle glow we wanted. The lighting was perfect the day of!!

Laura
Wedding Client

We had a lighted backdrop for behind our head table and it looked amazing! We got so many compliments on it!

Marissa
Wedding Client

Chris from ILLUME was an absolute JOY to work with. My initial plan with my ceiling treatment for my wedding fell through when the company closed down – so I had to find something 1 week before the wedding!! Chris was able to not only accommodate, but to surpass my expectations with his professionalism and coupled that with an easy transaction all virtually and confidentially. When I arrived to my reception, my jaw dropped. It was absolutely what we discussed and what was expected!

Angeleah
Wedding Client

Last minute decision to add uplighting to our wedding. I literally messaged on Thursday about my wedding on Saturday and they were able to accommodate me no problem. They were 1/4 the price of the other places I had called too. No ugly wires running rampant. Chris came and set them up and picked them back up when it was all over. Full service and great value, would use them again if ever I have a need!

Erika
Wedding Client

Hired Chris last minute for daughters wedding for Uplighting. Very professional and courteous. Lighting was beautiful! We also used his drapery to decorate entrance to venue. Everything was perfect! He helped make my daughters reception beautiful! Highly recommend him! Would definitely use him again!

Filitsa
Wedding Client

We could not have been more pleased with how everything turned out for our event! We had so many compliments on everything and it all turned out better than I could have imagined. We are already talking about our events for next year and how we can incorporate some sort of lighting!

Ashley Gumbert
Valley Brook Country Club

I used ILLUME Lighting for my wedding reception at a community center. Chris was absolutely wonderful….he understood my vision and guided me to the right color combinations. Chris understood I was working with a budget and pulled the decor off flawlessly. I had compliments from practically every one that the center had never looked so gorgeous. I’ll recommend Chris every time and any time……when a vendor directs you to this source then you know you have a rare gem. You wont be disappointed!

Lulu
Wedding Client
Who We Are

ILLUME is a full-service lighting and event design company in Pittsburgh. We create atmospheres designed to perfection that leave lasting impressions.

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