Juliana’s Bat Mitzvah was definitely a night to remember! Held at White Provision , a hip event space in Midtown Atlanta, this celebration was the essence of chic and modern. The contemporary color palette of white, lime and yellow was used all through the event, from the stylish lanterns that hung from the ceiling to the tables’ bright floral centerpieces. Even the cotton candy served for dessert was lime! Hop in a limousine and take a ride to this party in the city, photos courtesy of Shawna Herring Photography!
Can you give us an overview of the event?
Isabel Bryan, founder and Principle Planner of BEE – best.event.ever. , brought on-board with three months to spare, deftly placed the event in a “Pop-Up” venue in the fashionable West Side Provisions district.
Was there a specific theme or style?
Creative Fun was the order of the day. The Bat mitzvah girl’s favorite colors of lime, and neon yellow were tempered with a modern, fresh grey and white base. The dress called for “City Chic”. The vibe was fun, fresh, modern and unique.
What inspired the theme or style?
Isabel Bryan of BEE collaborated with Michelle Friedman to conceptualize and execute a fresh, young, modern and chic environment. A palette of modern grey and white with pops of hot neon yellow and lime green was employed for an over-all fresh and fun feeling. Michelle hung lanterns of lime and yellow highlighting furniture groupings amongst an open-seating plan of round, square and long tables draped with shiny pewter fabric. Adults and kids mingled and celebrated as one, all visiting the same “Street Food” stations.
What were your playful twists that made the event unique?
BEE hired a hair stylist attendant to place lighted fiber optics strands in the hair of girls and ladies! A lemonade “Tasting” featured as the kid’s beverage bar in yellow, pink and green versions. Desserts were passed by color-coordinated servers, outfitted from head to toe in the color of their treat (yellow for banana pudding, pink for cotton candy, lime for key lime pie etc.). BEE sourced l.e.d. light up cotton candy wands to offer a real wow factor toward the end of the night. A strolling coffee cart catered to guests late-night cravings with fresh fried churros and hot Mexican chocolate sauce.
Did you DIY any of the details?
I had 3’ x 5’ canvas photos made of Juliana. I also had a canvas photo for signing produced so that it could be easily moved and rolled up and put away. No more frame and glass!
What was the most memorable moment?
There is more than one – 1. Watching Juliana’s face light up when she stepped into the venue, knowing that her dream had been realized (without even knowing exactly how to describe initially what she wanted). 2. Seeing her carried in in Big Mike’s arms – announcing her takeover of the world and our hearts! 3. Watching our young girl come alive amongst her family and friends. 4. The father-daughter dance. 5. The continued energy throughout the evening. 6. Knowing that we had a TEAM of the most wonderful professionals making this happen for us – led by Isabel Bryan.
Tell us about the food and desserts.
EPIC Events Catering provided the fabulous spread. Romy Maloon, our Catering Coordinator, was amazing, professional and a visionary. EPIC took all of my requirements, likes and dislikes and created an incredible (and still talked about) menu. Hors d’oeuvres: warm franks in a blanket, Crispy Thai wonton with marinated vegetables, hearty meatballs. There was a Pho (noodle soup) bar, flatbread bar, Caesar salad bar with add-ins (grilled chicken and salmon). Desserts: Fresh fried Churros, banana pudding shots, chocolate mousse shots, berry shortbread shots, lime green cotton candy.
What kind of energy did your entertainment give the guests?
The kids had a blast! The entertainment company, Espeute Productions (Daniel Espeut), had flat screens that had live footage of the party being shown, as well as music videos. The emcee kept the music very up to date, bringing folks onto the dance floor, engaging young and older alike. The photo & video booth provided by SocialBox was almost a 1st in the b’nei mitzvah circuit. A hi-tech clear box allowed video or photo opportunities with immediate uploading to social networks! It was very cool and very new!!! You could give a private video wish to Juliana without the pressure of a camera/videographer in your face.
If there was one thing you could change, what would it be?
That it didn’t end so soon!
Venue: White Provision | Caterer: EPIC Events Catering | Photographer: Shawna Herring Photography | Floral: Michelle Friedman Design | Décor: Michelle Friedman Design | Rental Equipment: Espeute Productions | Video: SocialBox | Stationery: tinyprints | Event Planning and Production: BEE – Best Event Ever | Candy: Metro Candy