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The Greenblatt Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

 

Rachel Greenblatt celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on December 1, 2012 at The Hamlet at Olde Oyster Bay after a havdalah service at the Jewish Congregation of Brookville at Jericho Jewish Center.

The theme for this celebration was “Rachel’s Runway,” and it was an event packed with great ideas. 

Simon Elliot Events was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.

 

Pictured above L-R: Brother Andrew, Bat Mitzvah girl Rachel, Mom Karyn and Dad Sheldon

 

 

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Mom Karyn created all of Rachel’s purple acrylic invitations herself!

 

 

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Gold lettering was used on the purple square acrylic invitations on display with purple yarmulkes at their service

 

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Rachel and her Mom Karyn looked great. Rachel wore a short dress from Bloomingdale’s for her service and later switched into a long gown for her celebration. Karyn’s long gold layered gown was from Nordstrom.

 

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Rachel and Mom Karyn at her havdalah service

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For her celebration, Rachel wore a purple gown from Outrageous Boutique

 

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When guests arrived at The Hamlet for Rachel’s celebration, they were greeted by a large “Rachel” gobo on the outside of the venue.

 

 

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Simon Elliot Events created the seating card board. It featured a picture of Rachel cut into different squares with the guest’s name and table number on each square.

 

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When each piece was taken by the guest, the same picture of Rachel was revealed underneath

 

 

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Mom Karyn saw a posting on MitzvahMarket.com about “dress” centerpieces for sale from Melisa Imberman of The Event Of A Lifetime. She bought 11 beautiful dress forms for the lobby and table centerpieces. Verbena Floral Designs enhanced the centerpieces with flowers for a stunning look!

 

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This purple dress was on a table in the lobby as guests walked in

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More of the “dress” centerpieces on each of the tables in the ballroom

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Rachel did a photo session with Simon Elliot Events who then created various magazine covers with Rachel as the cover girl!

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 Each table was named after a different fashion magazine and as an added surprise, each guest received a current copy of the magazine

 

 

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Party Harty Entertainment provided the music with Willie as the MC. Guests were on the dance floor the whole night!

 

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Rachel makes her entrance down a “runway” created by Party Harty

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Rachel poses with the Party Harty crew

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The packed dance floor!

 

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In keeping with the Rachel’s Runway theme, Mom bought a dress form from Pier One for Rachel’s sign-in board.

 

 

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Guests used purple Sharpies to leave a special message for Rachel

 

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Rachel’s guests all took photos in front of her custom step and repeat created by Simon Elliot Events.

 

 

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Jennifer of Just Sweets Candy created Rachel’s candy cake!

 

 

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Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah cake was created from various packaged candy

 

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Just Sweets Candy also created a candy table for guests to enjoy as they were leaving the celebration.

 

 

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Best Express created Rachel’s sweatshirt favor for her friends.

 

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 The purple zip-up sweatshirt featured Rachel’s name written like the “Chaser” logo

 

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Advice from Mom Karyn:
“Make lists and cross something off each day. Things go wrong, don’t sweat the small stuff and make sure to share that advice with your “Bat Mitzvah princess!” I told Rachel if she has fun, everyone else will follow and it worked!”

 

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The following vendors helped to make Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.

Venue: Jordana, Hamlet at Olde Oyster Bay
Photographer/Videographer/Photo Favors/Montage/Entrance Video: Michelle Collins, Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Music Entertainment/”Runway” Lounge: MC, Willie, Party Harty Entertainment, 516-845-8585
Invitations: Mom Karyn
Favors: Bestexpress@aol.com
Cake/Candy Buffet: Jennifer, Just Sweets Candy, 631-327-8886
Florist: Jennifer, Verbena Floral Designs, 516-935-3757
Sign-In Dress Form: Pier One Imports
Dress for Mom: Nordstrom
Dress for Rachel’s celebraton: Outrageous Boutique, 516-931-3331
Dress for Rachel’s service: Bloomingdale’s
Hair/makeup: Yvonne and Jennifer Ann, Entourage Salon, 516-496-1700

 

 

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