Haute Tea with E Partner: Images by Lighting

As if getting Images by Lighting to set the ambiance for your event isn’t prestigious enough, how would you feel if the award-winning lighting designer and founder of the wildly successful company actually showed up for the party? We love Raymond and we were absolutely honored to have him as a guest at this year’s Haute Tea with E. Lighting Designer Lonnie Thompson was also there, and is just as talented, charming and adorable as Raymond! It’s impossible not to smile when these guys are around. They are always so professional and go above and beyond to create incredible environments every single time. The European Garden at Restoration Hardware never looked better than on Tuesday night and we have Raymond and Lonnie to thank for it. Images by Lighting is the best of the best!

Images by Lighting, LLC. was created in 1981 as one of the first event production lighting design companies in the Los Angeles area. Beginning with the technical directorship for MGM Studio’s Diamond Jubilee, Images has gone on to become a leader in the industry lighting numerous high profile events for such corporations as Ford Motor CompanyGilletteLitton IndustriesCoca Cola U.S.A.International Olympic CommitteeDreamWorks Pictures, and the Board of Governors for the Academy Awards.

Nine time winner of the “Best Use of Lighting” award in addition to “Best Decorated Theme Event,” “Best Use of Equipment,” “Best Use of a Tent,” and “Best Event Logistics” awards from Special Events Magazine are just a few of the recent accolades bestowed upon Images making them the most awarded lighting company by “The Special Event.”

Internationally recognized, Images has illuminated events throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Bermuda, Australia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Korea.  Images continues to set the standards for the event lighting industry and is proud to be the co-founder of the International Special Events Society (I.S.E.S.)  Images has been  a featured lecturer on the Science of Event Production for a variety of associations including the National Association of Catering ExecutivesMeeting Planners InternationalU.C.L.A. and the I.S.E.S. Center for Professional Development.

Images by Lighting, at the forefront of the event lighting industry since its inception, believes that a special event occurs only once.  Images has the expertise, experience and knowledge to get the job done right, on schedule, within budget and true to your event objectives.

tea with e 2012 with images by lighting

tea with e 2012 with images by lighting

tea with e 2012 with images by lighting

Tea with E Photos by Marianne Lozano


raymond thompson, curt stahl, and lonnie thompson

Raymond Thompson, Curt Stahl and Lonnie Thompson — Images by Lighting


Host: Eddie Zaratsian

Host: Restoration Hardware

Coordination and Host: Rayce PR and Marketing

Lighting: Lonnie Thompson, Images by Lighting

Entertainment: Brandi Smith & Jason Foster of The Society Band

Sound: Spenser Bishop of MixOne Sound

Event Design Florals: Eddie Zaratsian Fresh Floral Boutique

Photography: Marianne Lozano

Photography (Arrivals): Kris Kan

Venue: Restoration Hardware Gallery — Beverly Boulevard

Catering: Divine Catering

Tea Time Tini’s: Divine Catering

Videography: Cean One Films

Pastries: Rafi’s Pastries

Invitations and Paper Goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio

Linens: Wildflower Linen

Gray Carpet Arrivals and Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Gifts: Jo Malone

Gifts: Azature Chocolates

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