When Merrill and her mother Mary found out the date of her Bat Mitzvah (February 14th) nearly three years in advance, they knew they’d have plenty of time to plan the ultimate Mitzvah celebration that their friends and family alike had yet to experience. Mary, a former meeting planner, knew all the ins and outs of event planning, but her trickiest business yet? A high maintenance client . . . who was her daughter! “Merrill is quite the artistic gal, and she knew exactly what she wanted,” says Mary. A lover of animals and the type to always be “in love with love,” Merrill immediately thought of the “Circus of Love” theme after visiting The Defoor Centre and seeing their octagon shaped venue that reminded her of a circus tent. Wanting an event that was fun, not fancy, they included unique touches to accentuate their theme and leave guests with a goody bag full of memories. From sweet treats like cotton candy, funnel cakes, and snow cones to trapeze bars, bold centerpieces, drapery, and splashes of hot pink, the stage was set for the ultimate “Circus of Love.” Merrill’s Bat Mitzvah, hosted by her parents, Mary and Mark, proved that this up-and-coming young lady was now a ringleader. Images by Ric Mershon Photographers!
Venue & Catering: The Defoor Centre | Event Design: EventScapes | Entertainment: DJ Rhythm | Photography: Ric Mershon Photographers | Videography: Point of View Video | Stationery: Prestige Printing | Favors: Button It Up