About Brynne Magaziner, Event Management

Brynne Magaziner

What’s your pop color?

It’s about neutrals with a pop of color. My personal style is simple, understated and classic with a pop of something special.

Favorite moment of an event?

My favorite part is bringing the Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah family into the event space for the first time and seeing their reaction. After we’ve spent months (or years!) working on their event, the moment when they see everything come together is just the best.

Why Bar and Bat Mitzvahs?

Short answer. I like tweens.

I know that makes me a little crazy, but there’s just something magic about that time in between childhood and teenhood. They’re old enough to have thoughtful conversations and strong convictions, but still young enough to be a bit naive with how the world works. Plus, the parties are so fun to plan because we get to be extra fun and creative! I mean, how many events have you been to with a red carpet or a taco bar?

What are your qualifications?

Easy answer. Have a look at my Linkedin.

In a bit more detail, I’ve spent my professional career working in both the Jewish and planning worlds and I can’t believe that I’ve finally found a found a way to mix the two. The Jewish side of my experience includes 5 years as the Youth Director at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church (giving me insight in the tween psyche) and more than 2 years as the Program Manager at Temple Sinai in DC (for experience in Jewish programming as well as the space rental for special events). At Temple Sinai, I saw firsthand how stressed and overwhelmed parents got during the Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah planning process and I knew that I could help.

I love being able to throw creative parties with a special pop and bring families together for a special, happy occasion.

For the planning and special events side of things, I received a certificate in Event Management from George Washington University in 2012. I spent time in event and meeting planning at KPMG where I handled events from company holiday parties for 2,000+ people to recruiting events for college students. No joke, the most valuable job in special events that I’ve had was as a banquet waiter at the Kennedy Center during college. In that position, I saw what needs to happen behind the scenes for a truly amazing event.