Same-Sex Ketubahs to Celebrate Your Wedding

Now that the The Supreme Court has officially legalized gay marriage throughout the United States, it’s the perfect time to find or design your ketubah. Ketubahs are artistic portrayals of your wedding vows, and there is a great selection designed to commemorate your marriage, dedication and love for one another – no matter what sex or religion you or your partner are.

Lesbian Ketubah for Same Sex Jewish Wedding | Gay Jewish Weddings

Joyful Dancing Lesbian Heart Ketubah by Art Fried

Above: Joyful Dancing Stars Custom Ketubah by Art Fried

Ketubahs are not only part of Jewish and Interfaith weddings, but have been adapted by couples of all religions.  Even Prince William & Kate Middleton had a ketubah specially designed for their royal wedding!  READ MORE ......

Bold Red Jewish-Chinese Wedding

From the beach front ceremony under a clear Lucite chuppah to the floating tabletop candles, this Jewish wedding was classic and elegant! Photography credit: Tonya Malay Photography

Jewish-Chinese Wedding, Lucite Chuppah & Red Flowers

Jenny and Josh exchanged vows in a conservative Jewish ceremony at Florida’s Marco Beach Ocean Resort. READ MORE ......

Alice in Wonderland Bat Mitzvah Party by Swank Productions

Alice In Wonderland Bat Mitzvah Lounge - White Couches & Pillow Hearts with Balloon Sky CeilingFairytales and movie dreams came to life in this Alice in Wonderland-inspired Bat Mitzvah. NYC event designer Swank Productions put a creative spin on every thoughtful detail.  Photography credit: Sean T. Smith READ MORE ......

Pop Art Bar Mitzvah Brings Party to Life

What do you get when an insanely creative and art-enthused 13-year old boy throws a party? The wildest Andy Warhol-themed, pop art-inspired event you could imagine! Photography credit: 5th Avenue Digital

Pop Art Theme Bar Mitzvah - Strolling Cocktail Tables

Pop-Art Bar Mitzvah Details

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Rock Your Guests with a Music Theme

Creative Ideas for a Music Theme Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, Sweet 16 or Party

A love of music is universal. For many it is a passion in life that translates into collecting, creating, learning to DJ, writing, singing, and more. If you have a wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or party coming up, a music theme might be perfect for you.

Music Theme Bar & Bat Mitzvah Logo, Neon, Glow

Music Theme Bar & Bat Mitzvah Logo by Cutie Patootie Creations

Bar Mitzvah Logo (above) by Cutie Patootie Creations

Bring your guests into your world and share your love of music with lots of clever and creative musical elements that will have everyone feeling the noise. READ MORE ......

Klezmer Musician Alicia Svigals – “It’s not all fast hora music”

What is Klezmer?  It’s gaining a lot of popularity, but what do we really know about klezmer? Alicia Svigals, a renowned klezmer fiddler, sets straight some of the misconceptions of klezmer music and talks about  its growth in popularity – even beyond the Jewish population!

Klezmer Music by Alicia SvigalsAlicia on Misconceptions about klezmer:  “It is not all fast ‘hora’ music; klezmer has the full range of moods, modes and tempos, from solemn ceremonial melodies, to elegant cocktail hour background music, all the way up to the crazy fast stuff.”

“Klezmer is a cousin of “Hebrew” music, aka “simkhe (simcha) dancing music” – the music popular at orthodox and modern orthodox events – but it is not the same.  We do mix that repertoire in whenever we have a crowd that will enjoy it though.  But klezmer is essentially non-religious, instrumental party music and you don’t have to be religious for it to be on your playlist!” READ MORE ......

Decorating Your Pool for An Outdoor Wedding & Mitzvah

Pool Floating Flower Pomanders

Pool Floating Flower Pomanders

Pools are a great place to get a break from the summer heat.  Most of us don’t think of a swimming pool as a prop, but if you are hosting a summer wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or reception by the pool, you might want to think outside the box.  Now that the warm weather is here in full force, outdoor entertaining is at a high point and you want to make the most of your space.  There are all kinds of creative things you can do with this large piece of backyard real estate. READ MORE ......