We're husband and wife team Bryan & Ashley Taylor, owners and operators of Kalos Event Lighting & Design. We're truly humbled you're considering us to be part of such a monumental day in your life!
Kalos is new to Charlotte, but we're not new to the high-end event lighting business. Bryan did his first "lighting gig" at 12 years old when his middle school's battle of the bands wanted some lighting for the stage. Using painter's halogen fixtures he found in the basement, he made light boxes, purchased gels and lit up that event!
He started lighting events professionally in 2003 when he began working for a company while studying film, radio, TV, and communications at The University of Central Florida. After college, he started his own event lighting company and in six years had successfully lit over 500 events. Then, opportunity came knocking and he decided to sell the business.
It was around that same time we got married and using Ashley's experience and education in Hospitality Management, decided to open a craft beer bar. Then a brewpub, and then, began working on a brewery. And, while we were managing all that, Bryan still couldn't get away from his passion for lighting as he 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. With our combined passions for hospitality and event lighting, we're eagerly anticipating the opportunity of providing the very best experience and designs unlike any our clients or vendor partners have seen before!
When we're not designing breathtaking lighting, we enjoy good food, great beer, and spontaneous dance parties in the living room with our three young party animals!
Ashley & Bryan