Emily’s Bat Mitzvah – Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough, MA

Emily became a Bat Mitzvah, at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough, last August. They decided to use the Temple’s social hall making an easy and seamless transition, for family and friends, from ceremony to reception!   The adult cocktail hour was in the lobby and in the outdoor garden but the kids got right into it, with Northern Lights Entertainment and a photo booth, in the social hall.  Adults in particular were immediately engaged with the fun “Em-mojito” signature drink (a blue mojito of course!) and “fun fact” cocktail napkins about Emily!

When it came to decor, Emily and her family love the beach so, there was never a doubt about her choice theme for her Bat Mitzvah.  When we started talking about decor, the first bit of feedback I received was “no beach balls!”, so I knew immediately the direction we were headed. I have to say, we had so much fun planning our own take on this beach themed celebration!

Being an afternoon event, it was important to the family that we black out the room so nobody remembered that it was daytime.  Yet even though it was darkened, the social hall, was immediately brightened up with the clean, crisp shades of white and turquoise throughout the room; the all white dance floor, the white “petal” table linen, white chivari chairs with turquoise cushions and blue uplighting throughout the room.  The kids centerpieces were balloons to represent bubbles and the adults were a combination of various colored beach glass and flowers.  The napkins set at each placesetting were white, tied with different shades of blue raffia, while the adults enjoyed a beautiful turquoise water goblet.  The seating assignments were all the beaches Emily has been to with photos of her at that beach.  At the end of the party, each of Emily’s friends took home a custom embroidered beach towel!

 

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Event Planner: The Day Of

DJ: Northern Lights Entertainment

Photo Booth: Creative Event Services

Florist: Jeri Solomon Floral Design

Balloons: Big Balloon Bash

Photographer: Jill Thompson

Videography: Playback Video

Caterer: Tastings Caterers

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Invitations/Printed Materials: Allure Invitations

Katie + John – Wellesley Country Club, Wellesley, MA

Katie and John were married, at Ignatius of Loyola in Chestnut Hill, on the most beautiful day in July. Before heading off to their first look, Katie and John got ready with the girls and guys at Lowes Hotel in Boston. The girls wore light, summery, flowing gowns in navy and white while their flowers added a pop of color with a delicious shade of orange. Katie wore a gorgeous, multi-layered strapless gown, with a soft pink belt which as delicately coordinated with the ribbon on her bouquet. Katie and John took separate limos while the entire bridal party took an Old Town Trolley to the first look, group photos and ceremony!

Following their beautiful, ceremony everyone made the quick trip over to Wellesley Country Club. While there were 2 locations for cocktail hour, most retreated to the deck, overlooking the spectacular golf course. Guests were greeted with white wine, sparkling water with lemon and their drink of choice, John Daley’s plus delicious appetizers.

Once cocktail hour was over, guests entered the reception to the incredible sounds of Beantown! Once the bridal party was introduced, Mr. and Mrs. Pollock had their first dance where they decided to mix things up a bit, which I always love! They started with “Crazy Love” and then the music quickly changed to “Domino” for some fun, faster dancing! I admit that I wasn’t sure at first, but once they explained how much more comfortable they were dancing to faster music, I got it. And seeing how much fun they were having sealed the deal. Such an important reminde that everyone needs to do what feels right! Katie’s sister Caroline, her Maid of Honor, and John’s best man, Rob, each gave warm, heartfelt toasts before their cake cutting and parent dances. As always, Beantown kept the dancefloor packed all night long!

A few words from Katie:

“Thank you to our wonderful family and friends, especially our parents and siblings, for such an unforgettable wedding day!  Thank you, as well, to our wonderful vendors including Michelle and her team.  We had a blast, and the memories made will last a lifetime.”

 

Event Coordination: The Day Of

Band: Wilson Steven’s Beantown

Photographer: Nancy Gould

Videographer: Brighter Lights Media

Florist: Flou(-e)r Specialty Floral

Cake: Sweet Tooth

Rentals: Peterson’s Party Center

Make Up: Donna McKinnon Personal Stylist

Hair: Jamie Ciampa of Phillip Ciampa

Trolley: Black Tie Limo

Limo: ATR Limousine & Transportation

Bus: Local Motion of Boston

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