I'm Bryan Taylor, the Creative Director of Kalos Event Lighting & Design. I'm truly humbled you're considering us to be part of such a monumental day in your life!
Kalos is new to Charlotte, opened in Mid 2019, but we're not new to the high-end event lighting business. I had my first "lighting gig" at 12 years old when my middle school's battle of the bands wanted some lighting for the stage. Using painter's halogen fixtures I found in the basement, I made light boxes, purchased gels and lit up that event!
Fast forward eight years, I started lighting events professionally in 2003 when I began working for a company while studying film, radio, TV, and communications at The University of Central Florida. After college, I started my own event lighting company and in six years had successfully lit over 500 events. Then, opportunity came knocking and I decided to sell the business.
It was around that same time I got married to my wonderful wife Ashley and relying on her experience and education in Hospitality Management, we decided to open a craft beer bar. Then a brewpub, and then, began working on a brewery. And, while we were managing all that, I still couldn't get away from my passion for lighting as I would work from time to time with one of the best lighting companies in Florida! And then, opportunity came knocking again.
For years, we'd talked about moving to North Carolina one day. A combination of seasons (with not too much winter), close proximity to mountains and beaches, and a location that put us within a day's drive of many different areas to explore were the motivating factors. We were ecstatic to have the opportunity to relocate here!
I look forward to bringing my eye for design and creative flair to your next event!
When I'm not designing breathtaking lighting, I enjoy a healthy lifestyle of daily fitness, great beer, and spontaneous dance parties in the living room with our three young party animals!