Come see us at the Nashville Antiques and Garden Show this weekend!

ag-showThe Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville has become a local tradition and favorite among savvy homeowners looking to update their home and landscape. The show features antique and horticultural dealers, magnificent gardens, world-renowned lecturers, and the best in outdoor lighting all in one place. The event runs Friday through Sunday and the hours are as follows:

Show Dates and Hours

February 3-5, 2017
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nashville TN moonlighting used in treesOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to cordially invite you to  the 27th annual Nashville Antiques and Garden show this weekend. The event is being held at the Music City Center located at 201 Fifth Avenue South in Nashville.

Our talented Nashville outdoor lighting team will be on hand to answer any and all questions you have about residential and commercial outdoor lighting and show you how the addition of light can bring your landscape to life. With spring just around the corner, this is one show you won’t want to miss!

This show will inspire great ideas for design on both the interior and exterior of your home. Whether you have been searching for design ideas for a room within your home or a way to enhance your outdoor living space(s), you should stop by the show! Please take a minute to stop by our booth, we will be located in Booth #H13 — We hope to see you there!

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— David G. Todd, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

You can also contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at (615) 373 – 0638 or via email@ olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

The Excitement Mounts as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville Lights the Capitol Tree for 5th Consecutive Year!

2016-christmas-tree-at-the-capitol-downtown-nashvilleEach and every day here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we are proud and honored to serve the outdoor lighting needs for homeowners and business owners all over Nashville and the surrounding area. Our success has never been something we take for granted and we take pride in every installation, from the smallest maintenance call to the over-the-top holiday lighting displays that require months of planning. With this in mind, we cannot convey the feeling we get when we are asked to design and install a lighting display that will bring so much joy to so many — like the Christmas tree at the Capitol in downtown Nashville.

This is our fifth consecutive year of being asked to illuminate the tree. The tree chosen to grace the capitol for holiday 2016 was cut down in Hermitage and it stands 35 feet tall and 24 feet wide. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is finishing the tree with a mix of glittering red and gold decorations and warm white LED lights — that’s all the details I can convey as to not to give away too many spoilers before this beauty is lit! I can however, share a few of the “in progress” images we shot while our crews were working hard to get this majestic tree ready for its unveiling…

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If you would like to experience the tree lighting at the capitol this year in person, the annual tree lighting ceremony is scheduled to take place Monday, November 28th, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm CST at the Nashville State Capitol located at 600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville. Governor Haslam will continue the tradition of flipping the switch for all to enjoy!

To help get you in the festive spirit and in honor of all the Christmases past, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has put together a little video featuring the last four years of having the honor to be involved with this amazing project…enjoy!

nashville-c2a-1We want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season from all of us at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.You can reach us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at:olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

 

 

 

Nashville Special Event Lighting Offers Design, Install and Removal for a Worry-Free Event!

Belle Meade TN Birthday Party Outdoor Temporary Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of NashvilleOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville does a lot of special event and temporary lighting around Music City for innumerable commercial and residential special events. We work with many wedding planners and party coordinators to add decadent flair to evening celebrations of all kinds, and we recently had such an opportunity in the prestigious Belle Meade area where we had the challenge of lighting a long tablescape under the stars. We hung our orb lights over the table and it looked as these globes were simply floating above the guests. The mood set once the sun goes down is magical and it was a big hit!

We offer permanent and temporary lighting for special events, so if you’ve got a backyard or outdoor venue where you’d like to host a fabulous affair during the twilight hours—we can give your event tons of sparkle and glimmer that will promote an unforgettable feel your guests will always remember. We can light a party tent, the property around it so your guests can easily navigate around and we can generate fabulous atmosphere thanks to elegantly staged fixtures that are strategically hung so as to make a memorable impact. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville collaborates with many event planners and homeowners on an annual basis to make their outdoor event spellbindingly theatrical.

Nashville wedding and special event lighting.

We can create any mood you are looking for, including using our festival style string lights that offer a romantic café vibe. We can use our orb lights like we did in Belle Meade and hang them under tree limbs for a truly ethereal feel, we can use colored lights, swag lights, twinkling lights or give the whole area a wash of moonlight. Our lighting designers can customize any look you want to achieve at a reasonable price point, and best of all, when the party is over we come right back out and remove everything so you can go about your business. We make set up and removal easy!

Nashville wedding & special event lighting

We service Nashville and the surrounding areas, and help you create gorgeous displays for virtually any event you can host outdoors: weddings, birthdays, reunions, a business event or any other outdoor celebration you want to illuminate in a beautiful way. Plus, we enable your guests to safely and easily get around the grounds or your backyard easily so they can have plenty of visibility and feel comfortable walking around no matter how late the party goes. If you want a party under the shimmer of the stars, we can help you achieve a breathtaking setting your guests will not soon forget.

Belle Meade TN Special Event and Outdoor Party Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville’s event lighting team will give you the perfect look and our packages include the design services, installation and then we take everything down when your party is done. You will have a hassle-free experience, and we take great care with any structure we will be illuminating including tents, canopies, trees, garden beds and more.

Trust us to get your outdoor evening party sparkling! Let us handle your temporary lighting plan with ease so you don’t have to worry about it. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville at 615-373-0638, or email us at: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com.

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Outdoor Lighting Nashville helps light the way for the Centennial Youth Ballet to celebrate its 50th!

Centennial Youth Ballet 50th Birthday PartyOutdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was honored to be part of the celebration commemorating the 50th birthday of the Centennial Youth Ballet here in Nashville. To mark this event we illuminated the celebration in a wash of twinkling festival lights, because nothing provides more ambiance and tranquility than light alongside  the art of dance!

The Centennial Youth Ballet  is part of the Metro Parks Dance Division whose primary goal is education by offering the highest quality dance training possible in a supportive environment. Centennial Youth Ballet is the Dance Division’s primary performance group. Comprised of intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12-18, giving public performances twice each year. Including the Mini-Nutcracker and the Spring Concert. Centennial Youth Ballet will perform the Mini-Nutcracker Dec. 4-6 at Harpeth Hall School this year.

Centennial Youth Ballet 50th Birthday Party

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville supports many vital arts and educational resources within the community, such as the Metro Parks Dance Division. Many volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year from volunteers sewing costumes for the performances, working in the Ballet Boutique, selling tickets, working backstage during performances, providing concessions during performances, as well as providing hospitality to the faculty and guest artists. If you would like to learn more about volunteering contact cyb.balletinfo@gmail.com via email.

In addition, the Centennial Youth Ballet will also be putting on the annual Mini Nutcracker at The Harpeth Hall School’s Davis Auditorium  December 4th – 6th, sponsored by Friends of Metro Dance and the Dance Division of the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation, this production has become one of Nashville’s most popular holiday traditions for families with young children. Performance Times and Dates: Friday, December 6, at 7:00 pm; Saturday, December 7, at 2:00 & 7:00 pm; Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. The Sunday performance is at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 and includes a reception.

Reservations for the show may be made online at http://www.mini-nutcracker.brownpapertickets.com or at the Friends of Metro Dance website www.centennialvouthballet.org.

 

Our list of Memorial Day traditions more important than just a barbecue

A Nashville native celebrating Memorial Day.

A tiny Nashville native celebrating Memorial Day.

If you look to the calendar, the official beginning of summer doesn’t start until June 21st. However, for many, Memorial Day weekend signifies the start of summer; warmer and longer days, landscapes in full-bloom and permission to wear white clothing and shoes again (until Labor Day at least). The weekend ahead will boast pool parties, barbecues and outdoor celebrations in backyards across the country as we welcome the debut of the outdoor living season.

We embrace all the camaraderie and good times that go along with Memorial Day, but we also remember the real reason for the holiday. Initially known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day to remember those military members who died while in service for their country.

Decoration DayThe origins of Memorial Day still remain a topic of debate to this day. What we do know however is that in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y. as the official birthplace of Memorial Day. However, the roots of Memorial Day likely run much deeper, as researchers note that during the Civil War organized women’s groups in the South had begun to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers long before the tradition of commemorating our fallen heroes became what is now known as Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is observed every year on the final Monday of May. Since its birth commemorating fallen soldiers of the Civil War it is now extended to honor all Americans who have died while in military service. With this in mind, we urge you to remember the brave who gave their lives so that we may live in the land of the free, on Memorial Day and every day. Here is a list of ideas for starting a tradition among in your home to honor this important holiday.

  •  Visit your local veterans cemetery. Some graves are well-maintained by family members, but when there are no living relatives, that chore falls on the shoulders of local veterans groups. Lend a hand by bringing some flowers and helping to beautify a few of the less cared-for graves.
  • Military cemetaryAttend a Memorial Day parade. This is always a big hit with the kids, and it will give the veterans marching a reason to smile. What is more American that attending a parade centered on showing pride for our country?
  • Raise a flag.  Showing your thanks and appreciation can be as simple as flying Old Glory at your house. Remember: she should remain at half mast until noon, as per tradition.
  •  Honor the National Moment of Remembrance. In 2000, Congress addressed the fact that many Americans simply use Memorial Day as a day to eat burgers. They created the National Moment to make sure our troops are honored. At 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, every American is asked to pause for just one minute to honor the fallen.
  • Visit a battlefield. Memorial Day owes its roots to the Civil War, and there are numerous sites up and down the East Coast where soldiers laid down their lives for us- plan a day trip with the family to learn more.
  •  Watch or Listen to the National Memorial Day Concert. This year’s concert airs at 8 p.m. E.T. on Sunday, May 25th from the West lawn of the US Capital. The Concert features music and tributes to the men and women who bravely gave their lives for their country.
  • Help others remember. Share a photo of your beloved fallen soldier/airman/sailor/etc on Facebook, Instagram or in your home so that we may never forget!

Memorial DayYour friends at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville would like to extend our appreciation for those have bravely served and died for our freedoms, and the family’s of those who have fallen. We would also like to thank all those who have served, and continue to serve — we will never forget.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville named readers favorite for landscape lighting!

March/April cover for House & Home & Garden magazine.

March/April cover for House & Home & Garden magazine.

We are always humbled and proud with the recognition we receive here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. It means even more to us when that recognition comes from within the community. Recently, we were chosen by the readers of Greater Nashville House & Home & Garden™ magazine as 1st place for landscape lighting in the readers favorites awards.

The Nashville House & Home & Garden magazine is in its 14th year, and is Nashville’s only magazine strictly devoted to home decorating and remodeling. The magazine reaches over 120,000 residents in the Nashville area. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is proud to have been chosen as #1 in the landscape lighting category as a reader favorite for 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as well.

Beautiful landscaping shouldn’t hide after dark.

Beautiful landscaping shouldn’t hide after dark.

We feel part of the reason for being chosen as a favorite stems from our dedication to providing our customers with outdoor lighting that exceeds their expectations. Our talented staff is passionate about designing and installing quality systems that not only enhance the beauty of your home and landscape, but also make your landscape safer and more functional for evening enjoyment!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our timeless landscape lighting designs. We can turn your landscape into a favorite after the sun goes down too! (615) 373 – 0638 email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

Visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring images.

 

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville lights the capital tree in Nashville for the second consecutive year!

Christmas at the Capital 2013 courtesy of WSMV-TV Nashville

Christmas at the Capital 2013 courtesy of WSMV-TV in Nashville.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville was chosen to light the Nashville Capital Christmas tree for the second consecutive year. Our diligent efforts came to fruition as the Governor, Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, kicked off Christmas in the capital with the annual tree lighting ceremony this past Monday.

The tree selected as this year’s Capital Tree is 55-foot Norway Spruce chosen from the Cumberland Forest, where the University of Tennessee uses the roughly 8,000 acres of land for research, due to a storm that hit Nashville a few years ago. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is using over one mile of lights to illuminate this majestic tree via an 80 ft. articulated lift to ensure every light is placed in the perfect spot to shine brightest. We are also topping this beauty with a three-foot jeweled star as the finishing touch.

Christmas tree lighting in the Capital Nashville TN

Christmas tree lighting in the Capital.

WBIR-TV out of Eastern Tennessee recently aired a segment outlining the selection of the majestic tree chosen as this year’s annual Christmas conifer. The WBIR article pointed out that up until this year, the state capitol had been using a donated tree.  This year’s  tree was carefully selected from the Cumberland Forest after it was used in a University of Tennessee study on growing Christmas trees on abandoned strip mines where it was planted as part of the study back in 1985.

In 2009, when a windstorm blew over the capitol Christmas tree and urgent help was needed  for a replacement, the Cumberland Forest was there to lend a hand. Upon receiving the news, they immediately began looking around the property and submitted a few pictures of some trees that could serve as a quickly needed replacement.

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

We were honored to be part of this year’s festivities and hope that everyone enjoys the tree this year!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to learn how we can make the holiday lighting at your home or business just as memorable. Call us at (615) 373 – 0638 and make this Christmas a time to remember and cherish.
Email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

See more holiday magic with holiday lighting by visiting our holiday lighting gallery located on our website.