Saturday, August 18, 2012

Seaside Splendor

We love doing Bar Mitzvah parties. We especially love doing these parties when the Bar Mitzvah is as cool and down to earth as Jake. Jake and his family wanted a great party with no theme- just something that looked great, had delicious food, and was a ton of fun!

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The modern and sleek Annenberg Beach House was the backdrop for Jake's party.  The weather cooperated perfectly and guests enjoyed a relaxing cocktail hour after an impressive and sentimental service at the family's Temple.

We drew inspiration from the beach, but kept it simple and clean with a palette of silver, gray and white.



Curly willow and a smattering of silver shells created unique centerpieces that filled the space and brought a little bit of the outside in, while subtle "Message in a Bottle" table numbers were a fun way to assign the tables.

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Guests found their seats with these beach inspired "lounge chair" seating cards...



The food was incredible.  The talented team at Feast Catering created a magnificent spread, that not only looked perfect, but had the guests raving!





The amazing duo of Cindy Gold and Claudia Wong from Gold Wong Photography captured the essence of the day & evening perfectly. Their pictures are nearly as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. What a dream team to work with!




We ended the night with a decadent sweets table. A combination of candy and bite sized desserts for all- everyone was so eager to sample it, that we had to hold back the crowd just to get a few pictures!





We loved working with this amazing family, and I think this Mitzvah Project display gives you a little hint about who they are. Jake felt passionately that he wanted to do something to help a dog rescue or shelter, but he is too young to be allowed to officially volunteer. That didn't stop him. Instead, he called the local shelter, found out what they were in need of, and organized his own fundraiser in a local park! This display is a portion of what he, his family and his friends raised for the shelter! Great work Jake!!


Congratulations to this lovely Family! We get all warm and fuzzy inside when we think about your beautiful event. There was so much love in the room that night, and we feel honored to have been a small part of it!

1 comment:

  1. I believe that people come into our lives for a reason, so there was never any question in my mind as to who I would call when it came time to plan Jake's Bar Mitzvah. Jennifer and Karen give the term "Dynamic Duo" new meaning. The evening they created was so special and memorable I would easily do it all over again! Words do not exist to describe how truly beautiful the room and party turned out, and I am sure Jennifer had something to do with turning "June Gloom" into picture perfect beach weather, no heat lamps required! Although themes were considered, in the end it was simply being at the beach which became the driving force for the decor. Jennifer's idea of bringing the beach inside, was classy and sophisticated without sacrificing the element of fun. Every decor item from the lounge chair seating cards to the message in a bottle table numbers, sliver sea shells and curly branches all created the perfect backdrop for a Bar Mitzvah at the beach.
    Throughout the planning, Jennifer was calm and a constant source of inspiration and assurance which made the entire experience stress free and even enjoyable, just like the evening she created! The event was beautifully executed, and a truly wonderful time was had by all. Jennifer and Karen, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an evening that we will never forget.
    Gary, Synthia & Jake