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!
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.
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.
When it comes to planning a bar/bat mitzvah or party, every detail is an opportunity to showcase your child’s unique personality. Putting a fresh spin on the traditional sign-in board is a great way to set the tone for the reception as soon as guests walk in. We’re excited to share two unique options – one from a beloved vendor, and one from an equally beloved Mitzvah Mom. You can also check out 15 More Ideas for Sign-In Boards.
Idea 1 – Sign-In Pillows
The Pieced Palette offers an amazing alternative to sign-in boards – the Sign-in Floor Pillow! Provide any image, such as your invitation or logo, and they will print it onto fabric. This is mounted on an easel at the party for guests to sign. After the event, the signed fabric is made into a lounging floor pillow – a wonderful (and useable!) keepsake!
Chicago-based couple Diana and Nick celebrated a traditional Jewish wedding last summer in their hometown. A friend of Diana’s brother, Michael of Michael Novo Photography, flew with the couple to Mexico for a destination engagement shoot, and also photographed their big day.
We’re so excited to bring you a gorgeous b’not mitzvah from one of our readers – Michelle! Her twin girls, Melissa and Amanda, shared their B’not Mitzvah at The Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Themed in their favorite colors, pink and turquoise, the party was a dream-like setting for vibrant colors and exciting memories. Photography by Stillmedia Photography.
A wedding is a blending of lives. For couple’s of different faiths or cultures, planning a wedding can require a bit more thought and sensitivity. Your choice of officiant, venue, ceremony structure and language is essentially how you show the world how your lives, beliefs and traditions will join and interact. With a bit of creativity, it can be a great way of reflecting your and your fiancé’s beliefs and backgrounds.
Our goal for this interfaith wedding guide is to inspire you with ways to showcase the beautiful customs of different cultures and embrace the similarities as well. We’d love to add your feedback! If there’s anything we missed, please let us know.
Carissa and Andrew wed on Rhode Island’s beautiful Block Island for a beach wedding to remember. A huge thanks to Zenobia Studios for capturing the couple’s big day and giving us a very necessary dose of summer!
When music stops and the lights come up, the food’s been eaten and the decorations have been dismantled, all that you have left of your son or daughter’s bar or bat mitzvah are your memories – and the photographs. Your photographer will create the only tangible reminder your family has of this milestone day.
Photographs will bring you back to the joy of the day, over and over. Choosing a photographer who fits your family’s aesthetic and personality is one of the most high-impact decisions you’ll make during your mitzvah planning process. READ MORE ......→