A Charitable Wedding & Mitzvah Venue in NYC

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.

THE GALLERY

Prince George Ballroom - Historic Wedding & Event Venue NYCWedding or mitzvah guests enter into a modern space named World Monuments Fund Gallery. READ MORE ......

Classic Jewish Wedding in White Plains, NY

What happens when the first person you meet in college is your true love? Rachel and Daniel can definitely fill us in!

Jewish Wedding, Westchester New York

We’d like to give a special thanks to Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime for sharing this hopelessly romantic Jewish wedding, READ MORE ......

High-Fashion Women’s Tallis & Yarmulkes | Wedding & Bat Mitzvah

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 (Tallit, Tallis) with Floral Applique Kippahs

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 ......

Bar Mitzvah NY Harbor Cruise – Nautical Theme

Cruising New York Harbor on a wintery night?
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…
Hornblower Infinity

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 ......

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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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 ......

The Showplace Transforms Event Space into Jaw-Dropping Bar Mitzvah Service

Many families want their children to participate in the religious ceremony of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, even if they don’t belong to a synagogue.  Such was the case for a recent client of The Showplace – Floral Design & Event Decor.  The creation of a temple ambiance in The Paramount venue – where the party would be celebrated immediately after the ceremony – is absolutely amazing!  See for yourself…

Bar Mitzvah NY - Event Space Transformed into Synagogue

Event Space Transformed into Synagogue Ambiance

Photography by Denis Leon & Co. Photographers

This client wanted to recreate an atmosphere for services that had the overall appeal and ambiance of a modern temple.

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