Balloon Decor – 15 Creative Ways to Use Balloons

Balloons with Photos

Photo and event by Swank Productions

Balloons, always a popular decoration for bar & bat mitzvahs and Sweet 16 parties, are now making their way into wedding decor – from classy and sophisticated to fun and whimsical!  You’d be surprised what you can accomplish with just a little creativity. Here are 15 of our favorite ideas for using this old favorite in a new light! READ MORE ......

Color Trends for Spring 2014 | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

Straight off the fashion runways of New York’s Fashion Week, the color experts at Pantone announced the top colors for Spring 2014!  The Top 10 colors for the season include an eclectic mix of vivid brights and soft pastels, inspiring beautiful color combinations for your wedding, bar & bat mitzvah, party or special event.

Wedding Color Trends Spring 2014 - PantoneSource: Pantone

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A Bubbly Bar Mitzvah in Orlando, Florida

For the ultimate soda lover, Yair Fraifeld chose to have soda as his theme for his Bar Mitzvah, celebrated in Orlando, Florida. The Fraifeld family had an amazing celebration, documented by A Magic Moment Photography, lucky for us!

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Name & Logo Inspired Bar Mitzvah at Life…The Place to Be

“Hangin’ With Hunter” in Westchester

A huge trend in the current Bar and Bat Mitzvah circuit is doing a theme and subsequent decor, logo, cake and favors based on the Bar or Bat Mitzvah boy/girl’s name! Hunter Goldman’s Bar Mitzvah, held this past January in Westchester, NY is a great example of that trend and how to make it upscale and personalized. With a dazzling reception held at Life…The Place to Be, food provided by Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships and photos by Londin Photography, Hunter’s Bar Mitzvah was surely one to remember!

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Bronze & Copper Wedding Theme

From rural rustic weddings to upscale black tie affairs, hues of copper and bronze add a cozy elegance to any event. Michael and Carina Photography have created a styled wedding shoot to highlight different ways this color scheme can enhance a bride’s special day, from her floral arrangement to her jewelry.

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Unique & Elegant Ketubahs & Calligraphy by

Unique. Simple. Elegant.  These three words capture the essence of Stephanie Caplan’s hand-made ketubahs (Jewish wedding contracts) found on  After meetings with the bride and groom, Stephanie will come up with a custom design, color scheme and wording for a ketubah that will ultimately look beautiful in their home. According to Stephanie,  “The Ketubah is already a Jewish document – it doesn’t need to look Jewish also.”  So it’s no surprise that her designs are non-denominational attracting interfaith couples, non-practicing Jews, couples of all faiths, and Jews who want a more modern look.


Japanese ketubah design falling-blossoms by Stephanie Caplan

‘Falling Blossoms’ Japanese inspired Ketubah by Stephanie Caplan

Stephanie Caplan’s two most popular designs are Japanese-inspired. Falling Blossoms was originally designed for a Japanese-Jewish couple. The simplicity and beauty of the design and its composition are beautifully enhanced by Stephanie’s hand calligraphy. READ MORE ......

Cobalt Blue & Pink Gay Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Gay Lesbian Wedding IdeasWe fell head over heals for this al-fresco lesbian wedding shoot at a lush rose garden in Valencia, California. The shoot features two beautiful brides, one sweet and one edgy. The brides’ different styles and tastes were cleverly detailed throughout the garden inspiration shoot.  Photography by Cakes & Kisses. READ MORE ......