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Creative Lighting Design

Wedding Lighting
Main Office Location:
3518 Sandybrook Lane | By Appointment Only
Napa, California 94558

Contact: Jimmy Duhig
Phone: 415/420-0413
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Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, the Wine Country, and beyond!

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Vendor Type { Lighting }
Company Founded { 2008 }
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Services Offered

Think incredible wedding lighting is out of your reach? Then you haven’t met Jimmy Duhig of Creative Lighting Design! This full-service, boutique lighting company undertakes a limited number of events per year, meaning they not only offer super-personalized service, but also flexible pricing and great lighting packages for almost any budget. Drawing upon over a decade of experience in special event lighting, Jimmy can take your wildest vision and make it a dazzling reality—really adding that WOW factor to your wedding.

Creative Lighting Design is fully licensed and insured, and offers all sorts of lighting services—from uplighting to table washes to clear globe string lights. Audio DJ and AV Projector services are also available. Prices generally start at $700, but contact Jimmy for a free custom quote.

Questions and Answers

What 3 words describe your work?

Professional. Creative. Fun!

Why should someone hire you?

I really take the time to help visions become reality. I have many years of event planning to draw from, which naturally leads to worry-free installations and spectacular results. Flexibility is also an important part of my business. Last minute changes are simply unavoidable in the event industry, and being prepared always keeps the wheels turning smoothly.

What are the common misconceptions about your services?

That nice lighting is prohibitively expensive. I am a smaller company that undertakes a limited number of events per year, leading not only to more personalized service, but a lower overall cost.

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

I started as a touring musician, and developed an interest in lighting while playing on different stages throughout the world.

What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?

My favorites are the natural, organic textures one can achieve through lighting. Soft ambers and branchy pattern washes look amazing in an outdoor setting, or when trying to bring the outdoors in. Early evening sunbeams on natural wood is a favorite look of mine that I often try to re-create.

What is the best advice you give to a couple when planning their wedding?

Don't sweat the small stuff. Hire detail-oriented vendors and have fun with the process.

What are 3 words that describe your personality?

Easygoing. Hardworking. Happy.

What's your favorite marriage advice?

Be friends first.

What's your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?

Playing a little slack-key guitar while sipping a tropical drink at my backyard tiki bar here in the wine country.

What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?

Farm, in the Carneros Region of Napa, is one of our favorite year-round spots to relax. It's filled with comfy couches, has a nice big lawn, and the wine and appetizers are sensational.

Creative Lighting Design Covers These Areas:

  - Tahoe
Northern California
  - East Bay
  - Lake Tahoe
  - Monterey and Carmel
  - Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
  - North Bay / Marin
  - North Coast / Mendocino
  - Peninsula
  - Sacramento and Central Valley
  - San Francisco
  - Santa Cruz
  - Solano County
  - South Bay / San Jose
  - Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
  - Yosemite / Gold Country / Sierra
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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Verified Reviews from Real Brides & Grooms

“Jimmy is a GREAT, smart, kind, helpful, creative, honest person who knows his craft and he will create a fabulous lighting design to really MAKE the event.”

“The lighting turned out wonderfully for an elegant, romantic, and festive atmosphere while we were there, and turned out great for photos.”

“Creative Lighting definitely delivered my vision and was probably the easiest / most worry-free vendor I worked with for my wedding.”

“I don’t think the wedding would have been the same without his lighting—it set the whole mood!

“Everything was gorgeous.”

“Jimmy is really flexible and a good listener. He wants to make sure you get what you want.”

“Creative Lighting was responsive and punctual and absolutely worked within our budget.”

“The beautiful, romantic and mysterious lighting dazzled everyone who came to the wedding.”

“The lighting turned out better then I could have ever imagined.”

“Everything discussed in our meeting was executed well and looked just amazing, and our guests said the same.”

“Jimmy is professional, kind, patient and knowledgeable. He has a great working knowledge of lighting techniques and his portfolio is spectacular.”

“Jimmy will make your lighting dreams come true and give you even more great ideas, too.”

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