Amber Scott is no stranger to the event industry – she has been creating balloon displays for weddings and other special events for years in and around Opelika, Alabama. “I love balloon styling, but it’s not my passion,” she shares. In 2021, a fortuitous move to the Scenic City led Scott to her dream job: owning and operating the Chattanooga location of Alpha-Lit, a Dallas-based marquee letter company. In May, Scott will celebrate her one-year anniversary with the company.
Alpha-Lit Chattanooga can light up any event – from bachelorette parties to engagements and weddings – with marquee letters, numbers, and symbols made by another small business outside Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The marquee letters are approximately three feet tall, while numbers are four feet tall. Scott says, “We also have 1-foot ‘THE’ and 1.5-foot ‘MR&MRS’ toppers that sit on top of a couple’s last name, which is very popular with our weddings.”
These customizable, attention-grabbing displays not only serve as the perfect backdrop for wedding photos, but they’re also a fun way for couples to show off their personalities. “We can stack our marquees, and we offer colored bulbs to create a unique look for our clients,” explains Scott. She adds, “All of our letters are UL certified, which means that you know that our product is the highest quality and constructed correctly with safety in mind.”
For Scott, Alpha-Lit is much more than a business – it’s a way to engage her new community and foster new relationships. “I love connecting with people and seeing how much they love our letters when they see them,” she says.
AMBER’S TOP WEDDING DAY TIPS
1. Book early, especially if you’re planning a fall wedding.
2. Know your venue space and where you want our letters placed before your wedding day.
3. Don’t be afraid to light up something different than your last name!