Dazzling Russian-Jewish Wedding At A Boca Synagogue

It was love at first sight for Alina and Rafael, who tied the knot at B’nai Israel in Florida last fall. A breathtaking temple wedding showcased the couple’s love while paying homage to their Jewish and Russian roots, all captured by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.

Temple Jewish Wedding Ceremony - Dramatic Lighting

Beautiful bride Alina, the new Mrs. Foss, shared a first-hand account of her big day with us. Describing her wedding as extravagant, elegant and magical, we can see all of those things just from these stunning pictures of her before she said “I do.” READ MORE ......

Color Trends for Fall 2014 Weddings, Bat & Bar Mitzvahs & Events

After an inspiring Fashion Week here in New York, Pantone has announced its’ Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014. The colors for the fall are decidedly bold, yet soft, with shades of purple (Radiant Orchid made the cut yet again!), blue, yellow and red in the mix. This palette is an excellent and fun one to turn to for bar & bat mitzvah and wedding inspiration.

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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

Before & After Photo from Vision Entertainment Group


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

Bat Mitzvah Ceremony

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Twins’ Pink & Turquoise B’not Mitzvah

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.

Twin Girls B'not Mitzvah, Toronto Canada

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5 Trends in Bar & Bat Mitzvah Entertainment

Jon Hadad has seen it all, as it’s been 25 years since he started City Sounds Entertainment. We thought it would be fun to mark the occasion by taking a look back at Bar & Bat Mitzvah trends over the years through his eyes.  We’re excited to share Jon’s reflections!

Then & Now: 25 Years of Bar & Bat Mitzvah Entertainment

5 Trends in Bar & Bat Mitzvah DJ & Entertainment from City Sounds Entertainment

Jon Hadad in 1989

Jon started his journey at 13, when he began helping his cousin DJ at Manhattan nightclubs. Shortly after, he began working small events before opening the first City Sounds Entertainment office at just 18 years old. With a “gift for gab” and outgoing personality, he set his main focus on Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. READ MORE ......

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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