Masquerade Mansion 2018 - Doubletree Hotel - Fort Smith, AR

We got the chance to work with Shared Services Center again this year on their end of year party.  They came to us with an idea for a masquerade themed event and asked us to come up with a complete design and concept.  This is how the Masquerade Mansion was born!  

We decided what better way to give the already great venue at the Doubletree a makeover, than to have guests feel like they were walking in to a victorian style mansion?!  We worked with creative lighting textures and designs to give the feel of corridors in a large manor, victorian furniture sets paired with a mantles to create cozy fireplace style seating, our large 21 light antique chandelier, crystal chandeliers, and unique floral arrangements that really completed the design!

This was one of our favorite event designs so far!  Enjoy!


Rachel and Matt Tracy Wedding | Sassafras Springs Vineyard | Fayetteville, AR | October 28, 2017

Hello everyone!

We had the opportunity to work with an amazing couple, Rachel and Matt, to create the perfect setting for their fall wedding.  Rachel came to us with a beautiful vision for her wedding ceremony and reception, and we were able to work with unique design elements and fantastic vendors to bring those ideas to life.

Sassafras springs is one of the most picturesque settings you can imagine, and it is conveniently located near the heart of Fayetteville, AR.  We worked with a fall color palette, crystal chandeliers, and warm lighting to bring together the perfect atmosphere.  Special thank you to Two Carters Photography for capturing these timeless images and being so great to work with! 

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Sassafras Springs Vineyard |  Fayetteville, AR  |  Wedding Reception

Sassafras Springs Vineyard |  Fayetteville, AR  |  Wedding Reception

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Cake design by CC's Cakery

Cake design by CC's Cakery

Amazing centerpieces by Jules Design

Amazing centerpieces by Jules Design

Food Platters by Tavola Trattoria

Food Platters by Tavola Trattoria

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Wedding cake and crystal chandeliers are a wedding day must!

Wedding cake and crystal chandeliers are a wedding day must!

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Vendors - 

Black Crown Weddings and Events - Design, Coordination, Lighting, DJ/MC, Photobooth, Furniture rentals

Venue - Sassafras Vineyard Winery 

Photography - Two Carters Photography

Florals - Jules Designs

Catering - Tavola Trattoria

Cake - CC's Cakery

Videography - Nilo Productions

Diane and Dan Rakay Wedding | Fort Smith Convention Center | July 29, 2017

Hello Everyone!

We are super excited to share these amazing photos of Diane and Dan's July Wedding!  We worked to really soften up the atmosphere for this event to create an intimate feel, while still entertaining a larger guest list.  From the wall textures to the lounge area, everything came together perfectly for a beautiful occasion.  The reception was held at the Fort Smith Convention Center, following a ceremony at Immaculate Conception in Fort Smith.  Diane and Dan were both great to work with and we are so thankful to have been a part of their special day.  Enjoy these amazing photos captured by the Miles Witt Boyer team!

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Black Crown Weddings - Design, Coordination, Lighting, DJ, Photo booth, Accent Furniture

Photo Credits - Miles Witt Boyer

Florals - L Designs 

Venue - Fort Smith Convention Center


Diana and LaDaryl Lankford Wedding | June 17, 2017 | Adelaide Hall | Fort Smith, AR

Hey everyone!  We had the opportunity to work with this awesome couple on this beautiful wedding reception in June!  The natural lighting in Adelaide Hall in Fort Smith, Arkansas created an elegant and clean palette of white linens, chandeliers, and white florals.  They wanted a classic design with hints of modern styling, so we chose white linens, geometric glassware, and clean lines to bring the room together.  

For floral design choices we went with tall hydrangea centerpieces, mixed with submerged calla lilies, small rose vases, and a eucalyptus runner for the head table and cake table.  Bridal bridal bouquets were a mixture of white hydrangea and white calla lilies for a classic summer look. Everything came together perfectly!  Enjoy!


Design, Day of Coordination, Floral Design, Lighting Design, DJ/MC, Photobooth - Black Crown Weddings

Venue/Catering - Adelaide Hall

Photography/Photo Credits - Kelsie Jo Photography


Shauntae and Charles Flemming - Ballroom Wedding - Doubletree - Fort Smith, AR

This has to be one of our favorite ballroom wedding designs to date!  From start to finish Shauntae and Charles were an awesome couple to work with.  They had a vision for the style ceremony and reception they wanted, so we worked together to design the perfect atmosphere for a beautiful ballroom wedding that fit that vision.  We incorporated a saturated plum and purple color palette, as well as warm lighting from our crystal chandeliers and added custom dance floor textures to really bring everything together.  Enjoy!





Vendors -

Design, Coordination, DJ, Photobooth, Drapery, Lighting - Black Crown Weddings and Events

Photography - ACT Photography

Venue/Catering - Doubletree Hotel, Fort Smith, AR

Kayli and Matthew Goodrich - Donald W. Reynolds Center - Poteau, OK

We are excited to share some photos with you from the Francis/Goodrich wedding that we designed at the Donald W. Reynolds center in Poteau, OK.  This was such a fun group to work with from start to finish! We were able to transform the event space into an elegant, spring inspired reception atmosphere.  Enjoy!

Venue - Donald W. Reynolds Center

Photo Credits - Holly Cooper Photography

Black Crown - Design, Coordination, Lighting, Drapery, DJ, Photobooth, Accent Furniture

Matt & Amanda Hager - Vintage Fort Smith Wedding

Working with Amanda and Matt to create the perfect vintage styled wedding was so much fun! They had a beautiful ceremony overlooking the Arkansas River in Fort Smith, that offered an amazing view as the backdrop, then on to the Fort Smith Museum of History for the perfect reception setting. We worked to bring together a classic, vintage feel to the reception that turned out so well. We couldn't be happier with the outcome!  Enjoy!

Florals by L Designs

Florals by L Designs

Cake by Simply Sweets 4 You

Cake by Simply Sweets 4 You

Red carpet photo booth by Black Crown

Red carpet photo booth by Black Crown

Dress by Morilee by Madeline Gardner, Bouquet by L Designs, Hairstyle by Shelby Barham.

Dress by Morilee by Madeline Gardner, Bouquet by L Designs, Hairstyle by Shelby Barham.

Vendors - 

Photography Credit - Cassie Jones Photography

Florals - L Designs

Catering - Emmy's German Restaurant

Cake - Simply Sweets 4 You

Dress - Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Hair - Shelby Barham

Makeup - Hannah Simpson

Wine and Roses 2017

We had the privilege of working with the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House again this year on their annual black tie event, Wine and Roses.  We work diligently to design our events to transition perfectly from day to night by providing professional lighting design, so nightfall is your friend not your enemy.

After the wine auction was concluded, we were able to bring the lighting down for the perfect evening setting. 

Custom textures brought the patio to life.

Custom textures brought the patio to life.

Intimate Wedding Ceremony / Reception - Fort Smith Museum of History - November 5, 2016

This was a very special wedding to plan and design, because it was our own!  We have been creating weddings for many years and finally had the chance to design one for ourselves!  

We wanted an intimate wedding ceremony and reception, so we set out to choose the perfect venue.  My (now) wife, loves vintage styling and old buildings with brick and wood design architecture.  Fort Smith Museum of History was the perfect choice.  It is a bit of a hidden gem really, as many are not aware that this unique venue with such a history is available right in the middle of downtown. It has a versatile layout that will comfortably accommodate around 125-150 guests.  

We wanted to keep the process of planning and organizing simple, so we decided on no bridal party and a ceremony with reception style seating.  This was a perfect fit for us, because it minimized the different facets of the event we would have to coordinate, and allowed us to enjoy the day :) .

We created a canopy area with our sheer drapery, crystal chandeliers, and our antique victorian sofa that would serve us a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony, and then becoming the perfect sweetheart table for the reception.  It allowed us to save space, and not have the added time and energy of a venue flip after the ceremony.  

We used a textured pattern to create splashes of light along the floor and brighten up the space. We worked with Lisa at L Designs for the floral arrangements, and she did an amazing job bringing the brides vision to life!  We wanted a mixture of jewel tones, whites, and greens in a more free form arrangement to suit our antique centerpieces.  

We went with crinkle champagne tablecloths, gold chargers, and gold rimmed dinnerware to compliment the mixed assortment of antique candelabras, candlesticks, and silver/gold centerpiece treys. 

Our pinspot lighting really showcased these beautiful centerpieces by L designs!

Our pinspot lighting really showcased these beautiful centerpieces by L designs!

White sheer drapery with a warm lighting from the crystal chandeliers.

White sheer drapery with a warm lighting from the crystal chandeliers.

We chose Special Moments Photography to capture our day, and we couldn't be happier with the outcome!  They did a great job capturing the feel and mood of the evening perfectly. Definitely check them out if you are in search of a great wedding photography team!  

Overall we couldn't have been happier with the way everything turned out, and we were able to enjoy the night as bride and groom, not wedding designers :) . 

FIRE and ICE Event - Shared Services Center - Doubletree Hotel Fort Smith, AR

We teamed up with Shared Services Center to bring their end of year party celebration ideas to life!  They came to us with the fire and ice concept, and wanted to give their employees an over the top party with a great atmosphere, striking lighting desgin, performers, casino games and more.  

We created a classic entryway with our luxury sheer drapery, combined with a pair of crystal chandeliers on our custom chandelier arches to dress up the foyer into the ballroom.  As guests entered the ballroom they were greeted by our photo booth photographer, to snap photos on the red carpet in front of our custom created step and repeat backdrop.

We utilized textured lighting to create fire and ice images on each side of the ballroom, laid over a saturated uplighting and wash lighting.  We also added six of our crystal chandeliers in the corners over the bars, as well as over the roulette tables, to add a touch of vintage feel to balance out the heavy colorized lighting throughout the room.  We provided pinspot lighting for the centerpieces, which made them really shine in the dim setting we created.  White sheer drapery was utilized throughout the room to soften up the corners and section out different areas of the event.

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The event was packaged full of entertainment.  We had a DJ spinning tracks all night, behind our LED pillar stage setup, jugglers, acrobatics, stilt walkers, hoopers, and casino games lining the outside walls!  We also created a customized logo for the event to project onto the dance floor, for added personalization.   

Checkout these amazing ice sculptures that were a main attraction at the food tables.  We used LED wash lighting and pinspot lighting to really make them standout.

From start to finish this event was a blast to work on.  We can't wait to see what is on the agenda for next year's party! 

Maritza and Roberto - Northwest Arkansas Wedding

The Black Crown Weddings and Events team had the opportunity to work with a great couple this past weekend at a beautiful wedding in Springdale, AR.  The wedding venue was a larger venue so we worked to create a customized space that would accommodate their guests, as well as soften up the area.  

We created a customized entrance into the reception that was an amazing focal point of the event.  We utilized a white sheer drape and crystal chandeliers for a classic and lavish look.  We then layered in uplighting, textured lighting for the floor, and a customized monogram in lights to add an event more personalized touch to the event.  If you are planning a wedding, contact us today to create the perfect space for you! 

Wedding reception entrance design in Northwest Arkansas.  

Wedding reception entrance design in Northwest Arkansas.  

Mr. and Mrs. Martinez Wedding - The Pines at Moser Farms - Vian, OK

Hello everyone!  

We are excited to share some photos of an amazing wedding we had the opportunity to help design at the Pines at Moser Farms.  This is a beautiful newly constructed barn style venue, with a great layout for creating the perfect setting for any style wedding.  This was our first experience working at this venue and we must say it was not only a lot of fun, but the layout of the venue offered so many options for lighting and drapery design, which made it creative and exciting. 

This particular wedding venue has a large number of windows that allow for a lot of natural lighting. We wanted to work to create elements that would seamlessly transition from the natural lighting from the daylight, to an elegant and unique setting once the sun went down. The sheer pipe and drape combined with the crystal chandeliers, gave the space a classic and luxurious appearance during the daylight, and slowly transitioned to showcase some of the lighting elements.

Elegant entrance created with sheer draping, crystal chandeliers, and uplighting.

Elegant entrance created with sheer draping, crystal chandeliers, and uplighting.

The floral centerpieces were beautiful and elaborate, so we wanted to make sure and really make those stand out by lighting them with our centerpiece lighting.  We then wanted to create a mixture of lavenders and ambers to blend with the venue, but also bring to life the wedding color palette. On the large focal wall we added a custom monogram, as well as textured lighting to really make the wall standout.  

Our team also provided a professional Wedding DJ and Host for the entertainment, as well as a red carpet photo booth to not only add entertainment for the guests attending the wedding, but also for an additional touch of luxury.  We had a great time creating this beautiful summer Oklahoma wedding! Congratulations Kelsey and Edward!  

Southern Summer Weddings

It has been a bit since we have written a blog post, so we figured it was about time to catch you up!  We have had a busy summer at Black Crown Events.  We have worked with some amazing brides and grooms and had the opportunity to create several beautiful settings for weddings in the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas Areas. 

Summer weddings have there elegant appeal and charm, especially here in the south.  As long as you prepare for the little work arounds like rain, bugs, and backup plans, you can really create magic.  A great example of this was a recent wedding at The Barn by Two Brothers located in Fort Smith, in which we provided several services for, including DJ and Lighting Design.  This was a beautiful tent wedding in the evening, with drapes, lighitng, monograms and more.  The entire venue looked amazing in the evening light.

Black Crown Events wedding at The Barn by Two Brothers in Fort Smith, AR

Black Crown Events wedding at The Barn by Two Brothers in Fort Smith, AR

Black Crown Events wedding at The Barn by Two Brothers in Fort Smith, AR.

Black Crown Events wedding at The Barn by Two Brothers in Fort Smith, AR.

Our team also had the chance to work at other great venues like the EpiCenter by Movie Lounge.  This venue is a fantastic venue for weddings, especially for those that like a more modern style venue.  We created a stunning focal wall for the bridal table by mixing uplighting and a custom monogram in lights.  These lighting elements are not only a way to enhance the appearance of your venue, but also create a custom look and feel specifically for each bride and groom. 

Our team can provide clients with a simple and stress free process of not only planning the decor and visual aspects of your wedding, including lighting, drapes, ceremony/cake canopies, chandeliers and more, but also providing an experienced wedding DJ to host your event from start to finish, handle the flow of events, as well as keep your guests entertained!  We can work with any number of wedding professionals, from wedding planners to photographers, to make your event seamless and perfect.  Our team of skilled event professionals provide an unmatched level of wedding services in the Fort Smith and Arkansas region.  We spend countless hours of training and preparation for your event, to make sure it is nothing less than perfect.  Call today for your FREE consultation.  

Wine and Roses 2016 - Lighting, Drapery, and Photo Booth

Hello Everyone!

We had a long busy weekend at Wine and Roses to benefit the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support house in Fort Smith, AR.  We provided wash lighting and beautiful crystal chandeliers for their tent, and wireless uplighting for their patio area.  The event featured a wine auction and live music, as well as art from many local artists in the Fort Smith area.  Black Crown Events also provided an amazing canopy entry way with a crystal chandelier, to greet guests as they arrived. We also provided a red carpet photo booth for guests to have their picture snapped as they entered the event.  Our team had a wonderful time and we look forward to some great ideas for next years event!

Don't Let Wedding Planning Scare You...Let Us Help!

As many of you probably know by now, planning a wedding is full of choices, choices, and more choices!  Your ceremony venue, your reception venue, your colors, dress, cake, photographers, and most importantly, "How do I make it BEAUTIFUL?!"  The great part about this question is, we have the answer!  

Black Crown Events has a team of some of the best wedding professionals in the business.  When it's time to design your dream wedding, we will sit down with you for a FREE consultation to discuss your ideas and vision for bringing your ideas to life.  We offer a number of services and wedding decoration elements that can transform your event from boring to beautiful! We will work with you to create the perfect layout and itinerary for your event, or if you have hired a wedding planner, we will coordinate all of those details with them, to take the stress off your plate! 

Let us work with you to design the perfect space for your wedding ceremony and receptionWith elements like custom Lighting Design, Uplighting, Computer Controlled Centerpiece Lighting, Monograms, Textured Lighting, Sheer Wedding Canopies, Crystal Chandeliers, and Pipe and Drape we can transform any wedding venue into a personalized dream wedding, that matches your style and personality.  We will set the perfect atmosphere, for the perfect wedding day!  Whether you prefer country or contemporary, we've got you covered!

We also have a team of some of the most talented Wedding DJs in the Arkansas and Oklahoma areas, who have had years of experience with events in Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Northwest Arkansas, Tulsa, and Eastern Oklahoma to name a few.  They will work with you to create the perfect playlist and soundtrack for your event, including background music, dinner music, ceremony music, dance music and more! Your DJ is experienced in working with every category of wedding vendor, and will work hand in hand with all of your vendors including your venue, wedding planner, wedding photographers, caterers and more, to make sure that your event is seamless and perfect!

Congratulations Brandie and Brett Flynn! Winners of our $5000 Package Giveaway!

We are very excited to announce Brandie and Brett Flynn are the winners of this amazing $5000 package!  As many of you know, life is no easy task!  It throws curve balls, has it's ups, it's downs, and everything in between.  Our goal with this package giveaway, was to be able to take some of the stress of booking the perfect wedding, and take it off the shoulders of one special couple, so they can enjoy their special day! We had so many amazing stories and choices when picking our winners, so it was no easy task. Thank you to all of those that shared your stories with us! 

We will be working with Brandi and Brett from start to finish to design the perfect wedding to fit their style and taste.  This package will include: Event Design, Assistance with Wedding Planning, Professional DJ/Host, Complete Venue Lighting Design, Wedding Decorations including Drapery and Chandeliers, and one of our Hollywood Photo Booths!  

Congratulations once again, Brandie and Brett!  We look forward to working with you!!


$5000 Event Package Giveaway!

We are giving away an Event Design Package valued at $5000 for a Wedding, Anniversary, Corporate Party, Non-Profit, etc. This package will include: Event Consultation to plan your event design, Pro DJ / Host, Complete Venue Lighting Design, Photo Booth, Luxury Drapery, Crystal Chandeliers, and more! Here's your chance to have the event of a lifetime, for FREE!

To enter, simply click here to go to our Facebook page,  and comment why you deserve to win this incredible event package, or tag someone and tell us their story! Must include date and location of event (if one is already reserved) or if no event date has been selected, we will work with you to schedule a date. We will choose a winner on Friday April 15, 2016.

Event and Wedding Design

Welcome to our Blog!  

Black Crown Events has a wide variety of services that can transform any venue from standard to Amazing!  Specializing in Event and Lighting Design, as well as offering the most skilled event and wedding DJs in the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas area, we love working with our clients to customize their venues and entertainment to reflect their style and personality. We understand that event and wedding design can be a very intimidating task, so we utilize our creative techniques, state of the art equipment, and years of experience in the industry, to make the process not only simple but exciting for our clients. Checkout the before and after video below, shot at the Movie Lounge here in Fort Smith, AR!  We transitioned this ballroom into an atmosphere that was not only beautiful, but elegant and unique. Contact us today for a FREE consultation, and let us work with you to create the perfect design for your event!