Emily’s Bat Mitzvah – Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough + The Verve, Natick, MA

Emily became a Bat Mitzvah this past June at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough.  The celebration continued with a Kiddush, immediately following the services and then continued in the evening at The Verve in Natick.

Emily’s family and friends are self proclaimed casual partiers!  When we first met, at the end of December, they were just beginning to think about how to translate that into a nice affair; not too casual and certainly not over the top.  At the time, they were considering a tent at home, but as the conversations evolved, so did the location.  The perfect space turned out to be just 20 minutes down the road at The Verve.  They opened up to my idea of using Stardust, a unique space typically used for concerts and cocktail hours, for a reception!  What does that mean? A really fun party with an informal vibe, great food and drinks and lots of dancing!

Once the menu was selected and the DJ and photographer were nailed down, it was time to move on to what we’d do with this space!  Emily really wanted to keep the decor as casual as the party.  First, we decided on the color turquoise, her favorite color!  Then we moved on a fun logo adding her own spunky signature on touches throughout the party;  cupcakes, cocktail napkins, a sign in board, scrapbook and lamp centerpieces.  Emily’s own special touch were the cork boards of pictures throughout her life, that she personally created.

Northern Lights DJ kept the energy up with dancing and games throughout the celebration.  A few evening highlights included Emily’s introduction, her candlelighting with her sister Casey as candle bearer, and a toast from her Dad.  Everyone had a blast with our Polaroid booth!  Props, a Polaroid camera and a scrapbook, resulted in a wonderful keepsake of photos and special messages from all of her guests.  The kids were so excited to dig into the candy bar at the end of the evening!  We set out a Emily’s favorite blue, white and silver wrapped candies and blue logo mason jars…a pretty sweet way to end the night!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your big day, Emily!
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Event Planner: The Day Of

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Decor: ECI Events

Photographer: Evolution Media

Reception Music: Northern Lights

Cake: Icing on the Cake

Venue: The Verve Crowne Plaza

Temple: Congregation B’nai Shalom

Kiddush Caterer: Franklin Caterers