Wedding & Party Trend – Hanging Ceiling Decor

Paper Parasols Umbrellas & Lanterns

7 Ideas for a Beautiful Ceiling

When it comes to decorating a wedding, mitzvah or event space, always examine the venue from every angle.  Every nook, cranny, and surface is a design opportunity, and that includes the ceiling.  

In fact, the ceiling is ideal!  Guests won’t be expecting this, ensuring that “wow” factor!

Hanging Paper Parasols & Lanterns available at Luna Bazaar

A lot of event designers are making creative use of this often overlooked part of the room. The trend is to suspend decor elements from the ceiling on clear filament for the illusion that your decor is actually floating on air. There are lots of clever ways to use this technique. READ MORE ......

6 Ideas for an Unforgettable Honeymoon in Tel Aviv by BE Group TLV

Written by by Lisa Shiner of BE Group TLV – Israel Wedding & Honeymoon Planners 

After months of wedding planning, the time has finally come to kick back and spend that much needed quality time with your newly pronounced husband or wife. For newlyweds looking for that laid-back exotic beach getaway, couples need to look no further than the Caribbean Isles. Looking for a more international, metropolitan vibe on your honeymoon? New York City, Paris, or London beckons! Or perhaps culture, history, and sightseeing rank at the top of your list? Travel back in time in Athens or Rome!

For those newlyweds who want it all – there’s Tel Aviv. This city that never sleeps provides the framework for a unique and unforgettable honeymoon.

Expert Ideas for a Honeymoon in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Candy Sushi – Creative Dessert for a Mitzvah, Wedding, or Kosher Party

Child or adult – who doesn’t love candy?  When we came across Esprit Events’ fun and creative dessert idea – candy sushi – served at a bat mitzvah, we couldn’t wait to share this innovative idea with our kid and adult fans.

Candy Sushi from Esprit Kosher Events

Candy sushi rolls are made with rice crispy treats, wrapped with fruit rollups and topped with a variety of candies to include kosher Swedish fish, rock candy, colorful marshmallows, sour straws, and  licorice to name a few.  Can you pick out some other candy? READ MORE ......

4 Tips for the Perfect Video Montage from Marvelous Montages

A wonderful way to showcase pictures of the Guest of Honor at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, wedding or special event, is with a Photo Montage. Sometimes, when people hear the word “Montage”, they may think of a repetitive slideshow with picture after picture and no changes. We’re here to show you how truly amazing and fantastic a Photo Montage can be!

Marlene from Marvelous Montages shares her Top 4 Tips for the Perfect Video Photo Montage for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah or Special Event!

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Backdrops Put Your Wedding & Mitzvah Cake at Center Stage

It’s not your grandmother’s kosher wedding cake with white butter crème icing and a plastic bride and groom on top.  Today’s wedding and bat & bar mitzvah cakes are works of art and as much a part of the décor as the table centerpieces.  If you’re going to invest in a glam cake, it only makes sense to place it in a glam setting.  A table draped in pretty linen is just the beginning of setting the stage for the cake cutting.

The right backdrop will make your wedding or bat/bar mitzvah cake table and dessert buffet a focal point in the room.

Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah Cake Backdrop Ideas - Streamers

Paper Streamers – Wedding & Mitzvah Cake Backdrop

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Fun Times Cubed – Ice Bowls & DIY Ice Decor for Weddings, Mitzvahs & Events

When it comes to planning an event, whether it be a Jewish wedding, bat/bar mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party, it can be easy to overlook the small stuff.  No one forgets that big centerpiece sitting in the middle of the table, but what about the rest of the space?  Nothing dials down the décor like neglected areas.  This is where you want to work smarter, not harder.   You want something easy and plentiful.    It doesn’t get any more plentiful (and affordable) than water.   You’d be amazed by what you can create when you freeze the stuff.  Ice décor can be that unexpected touch that gets your guests talking.

Ice Bowl with Flowers

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4 Things A Day-Of Coordinator Does on Your Event Day (So You Don’t Have to!)

By Daniela Grafman, Vision Event Co

Booking your venue and vendors is only part of the event planning process. Coordinating the logistics and directing the execution of those details are what truly make your vision a reality. Having a day-of coordinator allows for you, your friends, and your family to relax and fully enjoy the event, while someone else is in charge of ensuring it is the day you expected.

4 Reasons You Need a Wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah Day of Event Planner, Coordinator

Photo: Vision Event Co

Unlike a full service event planner, a “day-of” coordinator is available for families and couples who want to do most of the planning themselves, but need someone in the months leading up to and on the day of their event to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Here are the top 4 tasks a day-of coordinator will handle, so you won’t have to: READ MORE ......

Making Tuxedo Rentals Easy For Your Wedding Party

Many people are familiar with the book “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” that talks about the differences between men and women. In the wedding arena, bridesmaids will follow the bride to the moon and back to support her and enjoy the whole process of selecting dresses. Groomsmen, however, take a more grounded, down to earth approach and are more likely to want to just show up and look good. Many grooms, while enthused, still want to make the process as simple as possible.

Wedding & Special Event Tuxedos for Rent from Xedo

Unfortunately, renting at the traditional tuxedo store is often not a simple process. Here are some obstacles: READ MORE ......

Get To Know Award-Winning Wedding & Mitzvah Photographer – Elana Goodridge

Elana Goodridge of Elana Goodridge Photography has recently been awarded 4 WedAwards – the esteemed international contest for wedding photography. While she was awarded for her work with weddings, her portfolio also includes amazing bar & bat mitzvah images, and she loves to photograph couples and families on their special day.  We caught up with Elana to learn more about her and her work, and share some of her favorite photos including the winning ones!

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1. Tell us a little about yourself. When did you know you wanted to be a photographer and that you had the talent to be successful?

Bat Mitzvah Service - Girl & Tallis by Elana Goodridge Photography

I fell in love with photography when I was a young girl. My father gave me an old Pentax camera and I had so much joy looking at the world through its lens. Even so, the thought of pursuing a career as a photographer hadn’t entered my mind. READ MORE ......