As a self-described wedding photojournalist, I like to keep my equipment simple: a couple of AF 35mm nikons, strobes, bracket when needed and relatively fast lenses (2.8). However, I have a wedding coming up in August that's taking place in one of the darkest churches on the planet. There is NO natural light inside this place and no chance for bouncing either, the ceiling is black. I talked to the bride and she's pretty certain the stage lights will be nice and bright, but the problem is the reception is going to be in the back of the sanctuary, basically in the same room. She's already said she's going to have the tables lit with candles, but not very many. I think she's going to be going for the dark, romantic look. Anyhoo, I normally shoot with 400 or 800 speed film, but even with faster film like that I don't see how I can avoid the photos with the properly flash-exposed subject floating in a sea of darkness. I'd really like to get a lot of background light into my photos, but I'm thinking that might be impossible. So, does anyone have any suggestions? I once assisted a wedding pj who lit up a dark reception hall with a couple of white lightnings or something like that, the pictures came out great. Unfortunately, I don't have any of that stuff though I'm sure I wouldn't mind renting it for the occassion. What do you all think?