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Pop Color Vendor: Perfectly Petaled

I had the pleasure of working with Kendall Kernus, Owner & Lead Designer, of Perfectly Petalled at a recent Bat Mitzvah and was so impressed by her work. She clearly loves flowers and knows so much about them! Read on to learn more about Kendall and Perfectly Petalled: How did you start Perfectly Petalled? I started Perfectly Petalled in February 2019 …

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8 Things to do AFTER your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

You’re basking in the glow of amazing Bar or Bat Mitzvah weekend. People can’t stop telling you how amazing it was, how incredible your child was and what a great host you are. Now what? The dust is settling and you’re feeling a little sad that the big event has come and gone. Not to worry! There are still 8 …

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Maddie’s Bat Mitzvah Service in Bethesda

I love when I get to be part of the service portion of the Bat Mitzvah in addition to the party. Maddie’s family decided to have her Bat Mitzvah service in their Bethesda home. They worked closely with their rabbi to craft a service that felt intimate, personal and so full of love. One of the best parts of having …

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Ask the Vendor: Maryland Photo Video

I’m so excited to start a new feature, “Ask the vendor.” Today, Josh Barry of Maryland Photo Video is answering a pressing photography question. Q: How long does it take to receive photographs from a professional photographer? My daughter’s Bat Mitzvah was a month ago, but the photographer has only sent me 5 photos with his logo on them.  Why is …

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Pop Color Vendor: John Farr Lighting Design

I had the pleasure of working with John Farr, Founder and President of John Farr Lighting Design, at a recent Bat Mitzvah and I was blown away by the depth of his knowledge and his experience at so many venues in the DC-metro area. It makes sense–his business is celebrating its twentieth year. Wow! Read on to learn more about how …

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Maddie’s Rustic Bat Mitzvah at Rocklands Farm in Poolesville, MD

Maddie’s family was the absolute sweetest and I loved working with them to put together Maddie’s special day. They also had a lovely, personal Bat Mitzvah service in their home, so stay tuned for images from that. The family wanted something a little bit different than the typical Bat Mitzvah, so a barn with additional seating in a tent fit …

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Reisa’s Bat Mitzvah at Pinstripes Pike and Rose Bethesda

I loved working with Reisa and her family for her feminine orange and pink Bat Mitzvah party at Pinstripes Pike and Rose in Bethesda. Reisa wanted a bright and colorful party to fit her spunky personality and her mom wanted to ensure it felt elegant and youthful. I think we created that look with a mix of real and paper …

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Creating a Play List and Do Not Play List

  Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah should be all about YOUR family. That’s why it is so important to communicate your preferences to your vendors. We want to throw the party that will reflect your family and wows you. A great way to do this with your MC or DJ is to provide them with a list of music selections. …

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James’s Game-Filled Bar Mitzvah Party at Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner

I had a blast working with James and his family for his game and balloon-filled Bar Mitzvah party at Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner. James wasn’t a big dancer but he loved games! We came up with the theme, James Likes Games where each word described the party. It also highlighted his initials – JG. This theme was great because it …

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5 Steps to Prepping Photos for Your Mitzvah Montage

Everyone loves a good montage, but it is a lot of work–even if you are hiring someone to do it for you. The most exhausting part is looking through the thousands (millions?) of photos and videos you’ve taken of your child since birth. Give yourself a nice chunk of time to just start looking through your photos. Summer vacation, a …