Kosher Bar & Bat Mitzvah Planning Guide

In keeping up with the latest catering trends, Kosher catered cuisine has gone upscale in taste and presentation. If you’re planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Mazelmoments’ Kosher Mitzvah Planning Guide (below) is a must-read.  We provide a user-friendly definition of “What is Kosher,” a breakdown of Kosher catering options, and advice for finding a Kosher mitzvah venue. READ MORE ......

A Portrait Session for a Newborn Baby…Are you CRAZY??

Nancy Yachnes, Executive Producer of Sparkling Photography & Video in Brooklyn, NY, shares some of the frequent questions she receives about the value of a newborn portrait session:

“What do we need a newborn portrait session for?”
“The baby changes so fast… why do we want to remember what he looked like when he was creased and yellow?”
“Why is the session so expensive?”
“Isn’t there a photographer at the hospital?”

Come take a peek behind the scenes to see what a newborn session is all about.

Newborn Floating - Portrait Session

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4 Step Guide to Jewish Wedding Flowers

Flowers are a big part of weddings, and whether you decide to keep it simple or have blooms brimming from every corner, you want the arrangements to reflect your style and the tone of your event. This is easier said than done, and finding a skilled florist who can work within your budget can be quite a task.

There are four key factors to consider when hiring a florist for your Jewish Wedding.

Jewish Wedding Flowers - Floral Tablescape

Floral Tablescape by Showplace Floral Design & Event Decor

Floral Designer: The Showplace Floral Design and Event Decor

1. Choose a Florist with Experience Planning Jewish Weddings READ MORE ......

20 Cool Ideas for Your Photo Booth & Photo Favors

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this is especially true of wedding, bat & bar mitzvah and party photos. New and unique designs and options for photo booths and photo favors continue to be the hottest trend at mitzvahs, weddings and other parties.  Their popularity feeds the Instagram-craze and social media sharing.  The options, from the classic to the open-air hi-tech photo booth, and their features are getting better by the day. So we’re excited to bring you….

20 Ideas For Your Photo Booths & Photo Favors

1.Luxe Lights

Lights are a great way to add some pop to your next event. By choosing either a color that’s already a part of your scheme, or an exciting accent color, lights will help illuminate your night!

Vanity LED Photo Booth

Vanity LED Photo Booth from Vision Entertainment

Vision Entertainment Group reinvents the photo booth with an updated take on the classic. According to Daniela Grafman of Vision Entertainment Group, “Modern photo booth options include LED lighting and are highly interactive.” Choose what color lighting fits with your color scheme and your photo booth will complement your decor. READ MORE ......

“Out Of This World” Bar Mitzvah Party

Brian’s Bar Mitzvah took place on May 9th, highlighting “The Journey of a Boy” and celebrating his growth into manhood. The innovative party was designed and styled by Swank Productions and captured by 5th Avenue Digital.

Blue & Silver Bar Mitzvah - Out Of This World Space Theme with Cool & Modern Feel READ MORE ......

4 Tips For Selecting Mother of the Bride/Groom Gowns

By Alice Zhang, Azazie.com

If the last time you went shopping with your mom was back in high school for a prom dress, it’s time to renegotiate fashion terms! Your wedding is your time to shine, but remember that it’s also a special moment for your mother.

Tips for Selecting MOB / Mother of the Bride & Groom Dressess

Photo Credit: Stephanie Yonce Photography

Luckily, there are plenty of dresses on the market that combine modern detailing with sensible style for older women. When gown hunting, consider the following 4 tips to find that perfect fit:

1. Take Cues from the Bridal Party READ MORE ......