A wonderful way to showcase pictures of the Guest of Honor at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, wedding or special event, is with a Photo Montage. Sometimes, when people hear the word “Montage”, they may think of a repetitive slideshow with picture after picture and no changes. We’re here to show you how truly amazing and fantastic a Photo Montage can be!
Marlene from Marvelous Montagesshares her Top 4 Tips for the Perfect Video Photo Montage for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah or Special Event!
Elana Goodridge of Elana Goodridge Photography has recently been awarded 4 WedAwards – the esteemed international contest for wedding photography. While she was awarded for her work with weddings, her portfolio also includes amazing bar & bat mitzvah images, and she loves to photograph couples and families on their special day. We caught up with Elana to learn more about her and her work, and share some of her favorite photos including the winning ones!
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1. Tell us a little about yourself. When did you know you wanted to be a photographer and that you had the talent to be successful?
I fell in love with photography when I was a young girl. My father gave me an old Pentax camera and I had so much joy looking at the world through its lens. Even so, the thought of pursuing a career as a photographer hadn’t entered my mind. READ MORE ......→
5 Ideas for Light Up & Glow In The Dark Centerpieces
LED light and glow in the dark centerpieces are a hot decor trend, whether you’re planning a wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, sweet 16, or any event. Floating candles on tinted, glowing water create a unique and romantic mood. Getting that look from a glow-in-the-dark LED centerpiece takes it up a notch, transforming your tablescape in the coolest and most modern kind of way. Even if you go with a plain linen, this intriguing touch will instantly wake things up.
Now that the warm weather is almost here, we’re sure you’ll be attending, and maybe even hosting (!) some outdoor events! Here are 6 of our favorite inspirations for an al fresco wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or any type of party!
1. Play Up The Venue
If you’d like at least part of your event to take place outside, a location with a beautiful and functional outdoor space is crucial. The Sands at Atlantic Beach (pictured above and below) is a premiere beach-front venue on Long Island, and a perfect option for your next outdoor event! While the interior of the space is gorgeous, you can also set up a tent on the beach. The only thing more fun than dancing is dancing barefoot on (or near) the sand! READ MORE ......→
With trendy favors and fashionable takeaways, sometimes the goodbye is just as good as the party! Weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs are sending guests off in style, with personalized mementos and useful gifts to creatively commemorate the special day!
What ends a day better than candy? It brings party favors back to the days of childhood birthdays and “goodie bags,” with the added excitement of self-serve buffets and colorful candies…like this bright pink and orange CandyWarehouse display. READ MORE ......→
Lady Gaga, Madonna, Coco Chanel…you don’t need to be a style icon to party like one! Be a trend-setter with a creative fashion themed Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party. You can showcase your love for a luxury brand like Juicy Couture or Louis Vuitton. Another option is to highlight favorite things to buy, like shoes or handbags. A general shopping theme is always fun, and the possibilities are endless!
Louis Vuitton Inspired Centerpiece by Balloon Artisty
Your wedding or bar/bat mitzvah plans are taking hold. You’ve hired your vendors and picked out your theme and logo. There’s one more essential person you need to consider! It’s important to understand the benefits and value of having a Day Of Coordinator. We turned to Ruth Lapin of Ruth Lapin Events to help us understand why a Day Of Coordinator can literally ‘Save The Day!’
Ruth always puts her clients first and has their best interest in mind. That’s why she emphasizes that “Even if you are a superstar planner, you should always hire a day of coordinator to allow you to enjoy your special event. Become her friend. Introduce her so she gets to know your family. The expectation is that the coordinator will take care of all the issues that may occur so that you don’t have to take responsibility. And unexpected nightmares do happen. Always!” READ MORE ......→
5 Tips for the Perfect Candy Buffet and Candy Centerpieces from the Experts at CandyWarehouse
Everyone loves candy, right? So including a candy buffet or candy centerpieces at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah or wedding is a win-win way to make sure your guests remember the celebration long after it passes. Not only does candy add a bit of nostalgic fun and whimsy to your motif, it also acts as a conversation-starter and a way to turn people who once were strangers into friends with shared memories. The experts at CandyWarehouse share their five best tips for a fabulous candy buffet. READ MORE ......→
Planning a wedding or bar/bat mitzvah can be stressful enough – you don’t need to worry about your skin too! Whatever your skincare concern – wrinkles, acne, discoloration, or sensitivity – there is help! Here’s my personal story.
I remember the day vividly. I was going in for my annual dermatologist appointment with one thing on my mind – WRINKLES! It’s such a fast progression from worrying about pimples to wrinkles – I was completely unprepared! So I asked the Doctor – “What cream do you recommend that is effective for getting rid of wrinkles?” And I’ll never forget her response. “Your wrinkles won’t go away with any cream. Your best prevention method is to start early with Botox.” Whooooah – not the answer I was expecting. I was barely 30 at the time.
Spoiler Alert: My dermatologist was wrong!
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I have nothing against Botox or Juvi-Derm. However I wasn’t ready to go down that path. I was not prepared to completely write off the multi-billion dollar skincare industry as ineffective. Not yet.
Since then, I’ve tried a number of products with some success, but not the success I was looking for. And then I took notice of changes in some of my friends. I saw firsthand that there was an alternative to Botox that actually worked. That alternative is skincare products from Rodan + Fields. Seeing these real before & after shots intrigued me enough to finally get me to pick up the phone.
These are real results after 5 weeks using the REDEFINE (anti-aging) regimen and exfoliator.
Suffer from acne? Here are results after only 2 weeks of using the UNBLEMISH regimen. READ MORE ......→
The sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing a theme for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah, and it’s important to capture your child’s personality. What’s more personal than their name? We’ve come up with some great ideas incorporating your child’s name into their special day!