A Rustic Long Island Jewish Wedding

Lisa and David had a traditional yet unconventional Jewish wedding this past fall at The Swan Club, a gorgeous venue in Long Island, New York. The couple paid extra special attention to the intricate details of their wedding which made the event uniquely theirs. Exo Photography captured the whole day in pictures, lucky for us!

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Midnight Jungle Bat Mitzvah Party

Jordan celebrated her Bat Mitzvah with family and friends at the Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, Florida. As an accomplished pianist, devoted animal lover and captain of the cheerleading team, Jordan chose a theme to emphasize her full personality. The party’s “midnight jungle” room was a mix of her love for animals and her girly side, with enough animal print, bling, and elegance to capture her entire self! Photography by Sampson Photography.

Zebra Jungle Theme Bat Mitzvah Party Decorations (Animal, Safari)Bat Mitzvah Ceremony

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Kveller’s New Resource for Interfaith Families: “Up Close”

Here at mazelmoments, we focus on all kinds of celebrations. In the spirit of “first comes love, then comes marriage…”, Kveller makes a great companion to our site, and is one of our absolute favorites! Focused on Jewish parenting, Kveller features everything from Jewish holiday traditions to baby names, and perhaps most importantly, how to deal with any of these things in an interfaith marriage. Kveller recently launched a series entitled “Up Close” which focuses on just that. Real people, real faith(s), real challenges and real solutions.

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Fun Sports & Activity Venues | Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party Locations

Interactive Entertainment Places in NY, NJ and CT

If you’re planning a bar mitzvah or party for the sports-lover in your life, the obvious suggestion is to theme the event around that sport! But for a truly unique, memorable and FUN reception, why not host it at a venue that has sports and activities?! There are tons of interactive venues in the tri-state area, perfect for hosting your next sports soiree!

New York City

Classic Car Club, New York

Classic Car Club NYC | Unique Bar Mitzvah & Party VenuesFor the car lover, venues don’t come cooler than the Classic Car Club. High ceilings, white columns and shiny black floors provide the backdrop for some of the most amazing vintage cars you’ve ever seen. Take your pick for what and how you want to display, and the team at the CCC will plan around it. READ MORE ......

Rustic Chic Interfaith Wedding in Westchester, NY

If ever a wedding blended rustic charm with chic elegance, it was this one! Planner Melisa Imberman from The Event of a Lifetime described the Jewish Interfaith wedding, filled with green and organic elements, as one of her favorites.  We are so happy Tory Williams Photography captured the whole event for us!

Rustic Chuppah, Huppah | Green & White Jewish Wedding CeremonyMarried at the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, NY, Jenna and Michael incorporated natural details and organic materials into their charming wedding reception. READ MORE ......

Event Lighting – Achieve Your Dream Look with Uplighting

Celebrity Planner Colin Cowie once said,“The saying ‘it’s all about lighting’, is 100 percent true.” And Colin Cowie was 100% right!

Uplighting can change a JCC basement to a dazzling space, and a generic catering hall to a lush ballroom. Whether you’re planning a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, Sweet 16 or other special event, event lighting should not be overlooked.  So let’s dive right in to the basics!  Thanks to Daniela Grafman from Vision Entertainment Group for sharing her tips from years of experience!

Lighting, Uplighting 101

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Neon Graffiti Grunge Bat Mitzvah Party

When it came time for Bat Mitzvah girl Ava to pick a theme, it was easy! Combining her love of music (vinyl, no less!) and painting with her fun-loving personality, Ava went with a graffiti grunge theme. The party was aesthetically awesome as well as interactive for guests! Photography by Kelsey Crews Photo.

Graffiti Grunge Bat Mitzvah, Graffiti Photo Booth Backdrop

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Planning Your Bar & Bat Mitzvah Using Pinterest

Milestone birthdays are events that call for a huge celebration and bar/bat mitzvahs are no exception. However, celebrations of this grandeur can require a lot of planning and it can be a bit overwhelming. Social media is a great outlet for inspiration and Pinterest is a platform that not only stimulates ideas, but serves as a location to store all of your plans on one easy-to-use site.

Here’s a peek into the mazelmoments Bat / Bar Mitzvah & Party Ideas Pinterest page.


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Towering Topiaries That Inspire!

We at Mazelmoments believe in celebrating anything and everything, and no occasion is too big or too small! We recently became privy to a birthday party photographed by BellaChic Luxe Photography and were instantly drawn to the gorgeous centerpieces! We’ve touted our love for topiary centerpieces before, and this party, designed by Lenee’ Valentine, was no exception.

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