What Is A Custom Gobo Wedding DJ Melbourne Light For Weddings?

A “Gobo” is a little stencilled circular disc & used in wedding lighting fixtures to create a projected picture or pattern.

The word Gobo is short for “Go-Between Optics”, describing the location where it has to be put in the light path of a wedding DJ Melbourne lighting fixture. While Gobos are old technology, they are still being used at weddings all over the world. In today’s wedding market, they have taken on a more creative role as technology advances allow for more detailed & impressive shapes to be made.

Gobo’s come in two main types; steel & glass. Steel gobos are really basic, generally have a short life span & are typically described as “black & white”. Glass gobos are more detailed, usually have a long life span & are typically described as “coloured”. There is an up and coming third type of Gobo, which is made specifically for LED lighting & is made from plastic.

Gobo’s come in many different dimensions, ranging from approx 20mm and go up to approx 150mm. The fixture had a set size diameter of a gobo, so it is very important to ensure you know what attachment the Gobo needs to be used prior to it being produced. If used in a static lighting fixture, the projected picture will be stationary; however, if installed in an smart fixture, the picture can be moved anywhere around the function space.

Event lighting does not just have to be the column or circle of light. The skilled designers & technicians at Matt Jefferies Entertainment can customise the output of some light fixtures to project a shape or pattern of light. This element is often called a “gobo,” though it is also called a template, light pattern, or texture. Gobos can be made from almost any design, and most flat grounds or walls are a great place to showcase a gobo.

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Monogram Gobos

Perhaps the most popular gobo service is the custom wedding hire Melbourne gobo, often comes with a monogram. A typical wedding gobo might have the couples names in a stylised font & the wedding date.

Pattern Gobos

A commonly used corporate event service, but also seen in many high-end weddings, is a pattern or design show cased on the walls or ceilings around the reception. The design may be a scenic element or an abstract projection that will create texture on the wall.

Logo Gobos

Many functions need to display the logo of the event sponsor(s) or the company holding the function. A custom company logo Gobo makes it easy to show off the logo. Most corporate functions need their logo flanking the stage, or at the enterance of the building.

Aerial Gobos

Most concert lighting rigs will include a smoke or other atmospheric effect, which allows the beams of light to shine up in the air. A pattern can put into the light path & consequently, make amazing aerial effects possible. Adding powerful, moving head fixtures have numerous pattern choices that, when combined with prisms & rotation available from the fixture, can take a performance to the next level.

Wedding light trends reflect edge & cool ideas, with geometric shapes & minimalist accessories that are predicted to be all the rage next year. Here are some of the best wedding trends from to ensure your celebration is unrivalled, along with heaps of ideas to complement your wedding theme.

Gobo Wedding DJ Melbourne Lights For Your Wedding Theme

Here is a huge range of wedding gobo wedding DJ Melbourne lighting for your reception themes. Here We have selected the best of the best choices for this blog.


The clean, simple & crisp look is the most popular wedding trend. Wedding DJ Melbourne lighting accessories & decorations, along with huge open spaces, will be huge in the wedding scene next year. The key to the minimalistic style is to pay lot’s attention to the finer details, including the lighting. One of our top function lighting tips with this wedding theme is to create a statement. Gobo lights are fantastic for this, especially the monogram custom gobo. If the wedding reception is in a clear, open space – project your names & wedding date on the wall. The lighting is still in keeping with the theme but will provide an extra layer to the wedding – transforming your venue. 


Metallic details have already proven popular & we predict it will be one of the biggest 2021 wedding trends. Be on the lookout for copper & gold details for your accessories & table decor, perhaps even feature the trend on the ‘naked’ wedding cake. Metallic light trends are as well thought to be big. You could hang many light fixtures at your reception – all different heights for added effect – along with brass fittings for lighting. Custom gobos, especially custom letter gobos, work well with the theme, giving you complete control of the design. You could stick to the standard monogram projection, or upload some artwork to go with your wedding reception decorations.


This reception theme trend will focus on natural colours, muted lights & taking things back to basics. Polished details & intricate pieces will be the focus of a wedding trend, with receptions moving outdoors to celebrate nature. Brass accessories & garlands of flowers will work well with this wedding trend. As for this light trend to complement this theme, you could also take the gobo lighting outside. Outdoor gobo projectors caneasily project images in daylight; you just need to find a shaded area for the best picture quality. A marquee is a awesome space for an LED gobo projector, while enhancing the peaceful & tranquil wedding theme you have picked.


While wedding trends are predominantly natural & minimalist, a pop of colour is still considered one of the greatest event lighting tips. Colour lighting does not have to be intimidating, as there are plenty of opportunities for sophisticated gobo lights adding colour to your wedding reception. Colour LED lighting can be as elegant as monochrome lighting. You could use colour LED lighting to highlight certain areas of your wedding reception, such as the bar. You can stick to darker colours for a more romantic wedding style, or even use an outdoor gobo projector to highlight the grand entrance to your reception.


Every girl dreams of a fairytale wedding & now it is your chance. On your wedding day, you deserve the correct royal treatment & there is no better way to do so than by projecting an picture of falling stars. Achieving a fairytale reception theme is easier than you might think, with the addition of a wedding gobo & subsequently, the forest sky or firework gobos on the walls, ceiling or even the dance floor for the first dance. 


There is no denying the rustic wedding theme is very popular. With the rise of outdoor receptions, trees & foliage inspired wedding gobos have experienced an almighty rise in popularity. Providing the quirky & Instagram-style forest feel, the gobos are perfect for a woodland setting. You can choose from styles likes of falling leaves, huge trees, flowers, bunches of pretty roses & much more. You can project your desired wedding gobo picture in a rustic-style marquee tent, or even outdoors – the options are endless. 

Wedding DJ Melbourne Lighting Classic Romance 

Classic romance is 1 of the most elegant wedding themes due to its simplicity & sophistication. This wedding reception theme typically involves a neutral colour scheme, candles & lush blooms of white roses. Put that together with the projected monogram reception gobo of your name in big letters, spread across the reception, or even your new titles as Bride & Groom, with the date of your wedding – and you have got yourself a wedding reception decoration that transforms the classic romance theme. You could also use the reception monogram gobos for a vintage theme; the awesome fonts of the gobos are perfectly in keeping with the retro reception. This makes wedding hire Melbourne easy

Wedding DJ Melbourne Lighting Carnival 

The day (wedding reception theme) at the carnival just got a whole lot better. Step up the entertainment with a circus-inspired reception theme, filled to the brim with party games, desert stalls, light-up letters & of course, the kissing photo booth. Speaking of the decor, your wedding light ideas should be front & centre. Enter, the carnival/celebration reception gobo. There are balloons, jugglers & even an interval curtain to project at your reception, transporting your guests back to those memories of the funfair.

Wedding DJ Melbourne Lighting Travel 

You do not have to travel far & wide for your special day, as you can bring these locations to you. Tour the world from the comfort & glamour of your wedding reception, with an appearance from Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, New York skyline & even Rome. The landscapes & architectural gobo templates are a wonderful addition to any wedding reception, pairing well with your decor, such as world maps, exotic flowers & huge centrepieces. 

Wedding DJ Melbourne Lighting Seasonal 

Christmas is creeping upon us & as the holidays do, so do the Christmas themed weddings. The fake snow, white decorations, trees & feel of winter in the air provide an awe-inspiring backdrop to your special day. But you can go 1 step further, with a Christmas wedding gobo. Forget about hiring fake snow & project images of snowflakes around the reception, or even Christmas trees. Alternatively, you can go for a custom wedding gobo, uploading your artwork for your big day. 

Creative Ideas To Use Gobo Wedding DJ Melbourne Lighting At The Wedding

The right lighting may set the mood throughout your magical day, create special moments & subtly draw guests’ attention to the next important event. Lighting, however, can go way beyond strings of tiny white lights & hanging lanterns. Gobos can be used to show case custom images onto just about any surface.

Here are 5 creative ways to light up your special day using custom or catalogue gobo design that will enhance the reception, highlight each special moment & create an atmosphere that reflects the couple’s unique personalities:

Light Up Any Dance Floor – Draw wedding friends and family out on the dance floor with fun, eye-catching lighting patterns and desigrns. The right lighting rig & a few well-placed motion projectors can throw patterns & coloured light across the floor, attracting even the shyest friends and family to dance.

Decorate Any Dining Area – Using custom wedding gobos to light up the dining area can be a fantastic alternative to expensive floral arrangements & other decorations. With customisable options, a couple can easily incorporate their desired theme into the lighting & ensure their friends and family are eating in style.

Transform A Room – You can use large washes of patterns across the walls and/or ceiling of your reception to complement your desired theme. Try a wave-like pattern design for an ocean wedding or delicate leaves & the silhouettes of trees for something a bit more rustic. You can even feel like you are dancing under the stars by lighting up the roof with a projected starry night. Just make sure for this kind of projection that you work with a lighting expert – patterns projected across larger areas require many projectors & lighting expertise.

Put Your Monogram In Wedding Lighting – This classic way to have wedding gobos never goes out of fashion. Project the couples initials in a custom or catalogue font above the grand entrance point or on the floor of the wedding venue. You can use the projection as a way to draw friends and family’s attention to a certain part of the venue, such as the wall on top of the the wedding cake.

Highlight Any Grand Exit – Make sure no 1 misses the bride & groom’s exit by putting them in the spotlight. A few special effects lights & the right images can turn the closing of the reception into a memorable event. Choose Matt Jefferies Entertainment for your wedding DJ service Melbourne.


Wedding DJ Melbourne Lighting blog is written by Matt Jefferies Entertainment

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