Jordan Dictrow of Marlboro, New Jersey celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on October 22, 2011 with a Havdalah service followed by a black tie evening party at the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale, New Jersey.
Her theme was “ An ExJORDANary Evening” and when you see the pictures and most importantly read about the special touches this family incorporated you will agree with us that this was an elegant, extraordinary and meaningful Bat Mitzvah for a family who truly appreciates what they have.
Pictured left (L-R): Sister Sydney, Dad Adam, Sister Ryan, Bat Mitzvah Girl Jordan, Mom Deb
All photography was taken by Jeff Tureaud. The rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of the spotlight.
Jordan’s custom invitation by Simply Invitations By Cindi was on ivory stock with gold calligraphy. Each one was embellished with a beautiful brooch.
Jordan is very close to her Aunt Jen who had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer in November 2010. Thankfully she is doing well and was able to celebrate with the family. As you will see, they had many touches relating to breast cancer in honor of her special aunt!
Jordan with her Aunt Jen. Notice Jordan’s tiara, it’s what Aunt Jen wore at her wedding
The Dictrow’s beautiful calligraphy on the invitation’s envelope was made more special with a customized Zazzle stamp for Breast Cancer Awareness month
The Dictrow family also handed out pink breast cancer awareness bracelets to their guests during the party. Everyone loved the words on the bracelets: “Faith,” “Hope” and “Strength”
Jordan looks like a princess in her beautiful gown from Diane & Co.
Sisters Sydney and Ryan got their pretty pink dresses at Maci Design
The service was held in a separate room at the Eagle Oaks Country Club.
Jordan arrives for her service and celebration
Jordan did a great job during the service
The yarmulke basket had a beautiful gold ribbon and bro0ch also created by Jordan’s Aunt Jill. Both of Jordan’s grandmothers worked very hard over the last 2 years crocheting all the yarmukes!
Mom Deb worked with Phyllis of Extraordinary Productions to create an understated elegant room with some glamorous accessories.
The beautiful escort card table featured votive candles and a crystal candlelabra
Pictures of Bat Mitzvah girl on the place card table was a nice touch!
A beautiful vibrant arrangement of pink and white flowers adorned the adult tables
The elegant ivory menu card had hot pink calligraphy
Lower centerpieces had small touches of cream feathers to accent the flowers on the table, the inspiration was Jordan’s dress
The dais sign which said “An exJORDANary Evening” was blinged out and the chandelier in Jordan’s logo had crystal accents
Pure Energy provided the music entertainment with Brian as the MC.
Jordan “makes her entrance”
Jordan hamming it up
Jordan with Denver of Pure Energy and her friends by her side
Jordan and her Dad have an exJORDANary moment during their Father-Daughter dance.
Top Elements provided the favors for Jordan’s friends.
Jordan’s friends show off their pink sweatshirt favors
The boys posing in their sweatshirts
The favor bag is as nice as the favor!
The cake and candles both were accented with pink ribbons and broaches, an element carried through from the invitation.
Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club made Jordan’s beautiful cake
Now that Mitzvah Mom Deb has successfully planned her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, she is giving us this advice:
“Make a lot of to-do lists and confirm all your vendors a few days before!”
Jordan volunteered in the JUST FOR KIX program in Old Bridge, New Jersey teaching special needs children how to play soccer. She also walked in numerous Cancer Care walks and in May, the Dictrow’s walked as a family in the Revlon Run/Walk For Women in NYC in honor of her Aunt Jen and raised over $14,000. Their team was called “Baked With Love” because Aunt Jen loves to bake and started the company right before she was diagnosed.
The “Baked With Love” team
A coming attraction poster for sister Sydney greeted guests as they were leaving. Mitzvah Mom Deb is already working on a fantastic theme for her next daughter’s Bat Mitzvah in April, 2014.
The following vendors helped to make Jordan’s party special. If you give any of them a call, please make sure you let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Eagle Oaks Country Club
Party Planner: Phyllis Skolnick, Extraordinary Productions 732-308-3080
Music Entertainment: MC Brian, Pure Energy Entertainment 732-536-8991
Photo Favors: Pure Energy
Tattoo’s: Tattoos by Bernadine Ferrari 973-299-9146
Décor/Florist: Extraordinary Productions
Favors: Top Elements 732-972-8290
Cocktail Hour Music: Phil Engel Band 732-616-4040
Invitation and Menu Card: Simply Invitations by Cindi 732-617-7211
Calligraphy: Jeanette Lorenzon 973-723-1793
Cake: Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club
Photography: Jeff Tureaud 732-598-7907
Videographer: Unlimited Exposures 732-617-1588
Dress for Mom: Rona’s Boutique
Dress for Jordan: Diane & Co
Dresses for sisters: Maci Designs
Hair: Studio 455, 723-972-9890
Makeup: Debbie Kasoff 732-972-6910
Transportation: Concorde Limousine