The pre-mitzvah portrait shoot is great for a lot of reasons. Of course, we get to create some amazing images of the bar/bat mitzvah boy/girl, which are most often on display at their celebration. These photographs capture the bar/bat mitzvah kid as they really are at this moment in life and provide a counterpoint to the bima/temple portraits, which are more formal and religious in nature.
Sometimes all you need for a completely personalized bat mitzvah theme is to look no further than the name of the guest of honor.
At Bailey’s chic and fun New York bat mitzvah, her nickname “B” inspired the party theme. Event planner Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime worked with the family to come up with the best words to describe her. Phrases such as “B Compassionate” “B Silly” and “B Musical” became the basis for much of the day’s decor. READ MORE ......→
Planning a child’s bar or bat mitzvah should be fun but can also be a big challenge. As a bar/bat mitzvah professional, Stephanie of Cutie Patootie Creations used her expertise and experience to plan and design her son’s perfect mitzvah celebration. The results are spectacular – and her son Jack couldn’t have been happier!
3D ketubahs themselves seem to be something new to the market, and have only recently begun to catch on. A 3D ketubah is in most cases a ketubah that has additional elements added to the top of the design to create dimension and add drama to the overall look.
3D ketubahs are gaining popularity because couples are desiring a document that reflects their own commitment of marriage, and is also a gorgeous piece of art. They are attracted to the drama that the 3-dimensionality adds to the overall design and how it brings an otherwise flat piece of paper to life. Beautiful art is important, relevant, and timeless, which can represent how couples view their own upcoming marriage. READ MORE ......→
Brooklyn-Heights-based Alexandra Partow Events planned a Bat Mitzvah held at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s stunning new ecologically sustainable event space – The Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium. Photography courtesy of Maggie Marguerite Studios.
Purim is approaching! That means fun, costumes, celebration, and Purim Baskets!
We’re excited to share creative ideas to make your Purim Basket, or Mishloach Manot, extra special and memorable.
9 Unique Purim Basket Ideas
Purim baskets typically contain cookies, candies, masks, and noisemakers, and come in a bag or box. Lots of people get creative with these items, but it’s not as common to skip the bag or box in favor of more unique packaging.
When Justin Havas was getting ready for his bar mitzvah, he expected a quiet luncheon following the service and a dinner party reception with basketball decorations. Who could have guessed the surprises that lay ahead would have the entire day pay homage to his beloved sport, and sure – a little bit to him as well. READ MORE ......→
AJ’s Bar Mitzvah theme was Inspired by his favorite tropical dance house music and his love of family vacations in the tropics. Showplace Floral & Event Design‘s creative team transformed The Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY to a tropical paradise filled with bold bright colors, flowers and fauna mixed with custom “pop art” graphics for his Bar Mitzvah celebration.
A lot of event designers are making creative use of this often overlooked part of the room. The trend is to suspend decor elements from the ceiling on clear filament for the illusion that your decor is actually floating on air. There are lots of clever ways to use this technique. READ MORE ......→
Written by by Lisa Shiner of BE Group TLV – Israel Wedding & Honeymoon Planners
After months of wedding planning, the time has finally come to kick back and spend that much needed quality time with your newly pronounced husband or wife. For newlyweds looking for that laid-back exotic beach getaway, couples need to look no further than the Caribbean Isles. Looking for a more international, metropolitan vibe on your honeymoon? New York City, Paris, or London beckons! Or perhaps culture, history, and sightseeing rank at the top of your list? Travel back in time in Athens or Rome!
For those newlyweds who want it all – there’s Tel Aviv. This city that never sleeps provides the framework for a unique and unforgettable honeymoon.