Whether you’re a jet-setting couple or a beach-loving teen, we are absolutely loving the idea of a beach theme for your wedding, bat/bar mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party. You can showcase this theme in the hot summer months or in the winter – when if our feet can’t be in the sand, our heads and hearts certainly are! Using summertime decorations like sand, beach balls, starfish, and sea shells are all fun – not to mention inexpensive – ways to incorporate this theme. The traditional nautical color scheme of white and navy is popular, while including a bright pop of color such as coral or turquoise can really make your decor stand out.
Here are 10 ideas we’re loving for your beach theme!
Thanks to Joanna Greenfield of Ruby J Events for sharing another spectacular wedding venue transformation (view another example here).
Oftentimes the venue is booked way before there is a clear vision of the setting, decor or theme for the wedding or bar/bat mitzvah. Joanna Greenfield shared some of the key steps that Ruby J Events took to transform an urban hotel into the bride and groom’s Winter Wonderland. Witness this amazing transformation, and be sure to check out the video at the end!
According to Joanna, “the month of December is always a magical time of year. The air is crisp, the streets are lined with holiday lights, and the shops are filled with gifts for our loved ones. So when we have the opportunity to create a Winter Wonderland inspired wedding, we are fully on board!” READ MORE ......→
Zack celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in a modern, basketball-themed party that was as light-hearted as it was elegant. This New York celebration was a full weekend event, complete with a Kiddush, ceremony, and evening affair, and Chad David Kraus Photography captured every memory for us! READ MORE ......→
New York City has an eclectic and varied number of event spaces for Jewish weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, parties and corporate events. Our modern city is home to the hottest trend-setting architecture and fashion, so we were delighted to discover The Prince George Ballroom. Located in the FlatIron District in Manhattan and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Prince George Ballroom is a feast for the eyes with its Beaux Arts style and Neo-Renaissance flourishes. In the spirit of tzedakah (charity), 100% of its net revenue is used for NYC outreach programs to help the homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers.
Wedding or mitzvah guests enter into a modern space named World Monuments Fund Gallery.READ MORE ......→
With trendy favors and fashionable takeaways, sometimes the goodbye is just as good as the party! Weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs are sending guests off in style, with personalized mementos and useful gifts to creatively commemorate the special day!
What ends a day better than candy? It brings party favors back to the days of childhood birthdays and “goodie bags,” with the added excitement of self-serve buffets and colorful candies…like this bright pink and orange CandyWarehouse display. READ MORE ......→
Haute Couture women’s tallit and kippot are the new trend with the launch of Queen Esther Hair Covers! Mahvesh Amid, a world-famous fashion accessory designer, is now creating beautiful and elegant handmade wedding and bat mitzvah shawls and yarmulkes (Kippot) exclusively for women and girls.
Jewish Wedding Shawl and Floral Applique Yarmulkes
These exquisite embroidered designs feature stunning appliques. Beading and other embellishments gracefully rest on a bridal gown or a bat mitzvah girl’s dress and add special meaning to the ceremony. READ MORE ......→
Sam’s family & friends were really looking forward to the celebration and being on the boat. They knew they were in for a different sort of Bar Mitzvah, but not until they approached the pier, could they imagine how different and exciting it would be…
THREE Decks promising an evening filled with fun and excitement!
The Hornblower Infinity, one of the yachts in the Smooth Sailing Celebrations fleet, was lit up in bluish perrywinkle – not only picking up on the ‘nautical’ theme but also the color of the gorgeous gowns that Sam’s mom and sister wore as well as the vests and ties worn by Sam, his dad and his brothers. As Cheryl, Sam’s mom, told us, “The color theme went through the evening. We were all dressed in perrywinkle – It was awesome! It was fun, exciting and the color looked great on all of us.” READ MORE ......→
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.