The Perchekly family of Plainview, New York, celebrated their daughter Gabriella’s (Gabby) Bat Mitzvah service on March 29, 2014, at Temple Chaverim in Plainview, New York. Later that evening there was a celebration at Temple Or Elohim in Jericho, New York.
Since Gabby loves to dance and the family loves a good party, combining the two was a great way to celebrate.
Using the “The Great Gabby” as her logo, this party had lots of glitz and glamour!
Pictured L-R: Mom Sabina, Brother Aaron, Bat Mitzvah girl Gabby and Dad Alexander.
The photographer was Simon Elliot Events and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
Gabby during her formal pictures taken at Temple Or Elohim.
Her service dress is from Best Dressed New York
The unique invitation was a purple Lucite letter “G” from Debbie Lee of Invitation House.
Gabby’s beautiful white tulle custom designed gown with a gold accented bodice was from It’s Simply for You.
Gabby looking very glamorous with her family
This custom logo had an art deco feel and was used throughout the party. Mom Sabina created the logo and Simon Elliot Events produced it.
Simon Elliot Event hung and wrapped these great pictures from Gabby’s photo shoot creating the wow factor as guests arrived. Feather Centerpieces created the dramatic entrance once inside the reception area as well as all the centerpieces on the tables, runners and customized G’s that held the draping back inside the room.
Great pictures from her photo shoot greeted guests at the front entrance of the temple
Once inside, guests knew they were in for something unique and special. The dramatic hot pink, over-sized boa feathers with some bling, from Feather Centerpieces, made quite a statement. Hasson Caterers did all the draping.
Even the inside of the ballroom doors were wrapped!
Bottles of champagne for the adults doubled as place cards and favors and were placed on top of a beautiful hot pink table linen
Simon Elliot Events created the labels, Mom Sabina bought and labeled them herself
White feather centerpieces were so vibrant against the black table linens, gold Chiavari chairs and accented with hot pink napkins
Gabby’s logo was used for the table numbers and were placed in crystal frames
The dance floor also included hi-top tables
Simon Elliot Events used photos of Gabby on their light-up tables
A gold bean bag chair, from Bean Bag City served as the elegant sign-in.
Mom Sabina and her friend Julie Klimchak designed Gabby’s Horah chair.
Love the bling on the top of the chair!
Gabby looks great in the chair ready for the Horah to begin
MC Showtyme and the ET Events dancers brought their incredible energy!
Young guests enjoying dance giveaways like these pinnies from A Promos USA/Imagemaker
With her friends joining in, everyone partied into the late evening
Simon Elliot Events provided the Selfie Booth, an open air kiosk where guests were able to add filters, text message, email, and post pictures to Facebook and Twitter and print as many copies as they’d wanted.
This booth was customized with Gabby’s logo as guests posed in front of a step n repeat
Hasson Caterers created the pretty cake used for her candle lighting ceremony.
Mom Sabina found perfect votives with crystals to hold the different colored candles surrounding the cake
Gabby surrounded by all her friends
The Coolest Giveaways created the custom logo’d favor bags and sweatshirts.
The draw string favor bags ready to be picked up
On the sleeve was the title of a Fergie song, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” along with “xoxo Gabby.”
The “xoxo” were in rhinestones.
Gabby modeling her great sweatshirt with her logo on the back
Adults received a “Gabriella” bottle of wine as another favor
Baked by Melissa’s signature mini cupcakes were on hand as guests were leaving.
“Which flavor would you like?”
Mini Baked By Melissa Cupcakes for guests to take home
Gabby raised money for the PKU Alliance. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare, inherited metabolic disorder that is characterized by the inability of the body to utilize the essential amino acid, phenylalanine. This is very dear to Gabby’s heart as one of her close friends has the disorder. It affects the way the body breaks down protein. Gabby had a Shop for a Cause at Carrie’s Closet in Plainview, New York and donated the profits to The National PKU Alliance. This organization works to improve the lives of families and individuals associated with PKU through research, support, and education, while ultimately seeking a cure. The National PKU Alliance not only supports the families and individuals but they are also a leading force in fighting insurance companies to give families the right amount of money to get the proper foods and medicine that individuals with PKU need.
Advice from Mom Sabina:
“Use people you trust and that work with Bat/Bar Mitzvah families on a weekly basis.”
The following vendors made Gabby’s celebration special. If you contact any of them please make sure they know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Temple Or Elohim, 516-433-9888
Caterer: Hasson Caterers, 516-937-0120
Party Planner: Mom Sabina
Music Entertainment/MC: Showtyme, ET Events, 516-826-6900
Photographer/Videographer: Simon Elliott Events, 516-586-6822
Feather centerpieces: Jamie, Feather Centerpieces, 800-896-9669
Favors: Sue, The Coolest Giveaways, 516-466-5728
Party pinnie giveaways: Mindy, A Promos USA/ ImageMaker, 800-987-8766
Party entertainment: Selfie Booth, Simon Elliot Events
Invitation: Debbie, Invitation House, 516-681-0664
Cake: Hasson Caterers, 516-433-9888
Sign-In board: Bean Bag City, 800-800-6050
Pictures for Entrance: Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Horah Chair: Mom Sabina and Julie Klimchak of Blingsisters, email@example.com
Crystal candle holders: Michael’s
Mitzvah Exit: Baked By Melissa, 212-842-0220
Gabby’s service dress: Best Dressed NY, 212-600-4607
Gabby’s custom party dress: It’s Simply For You, 516-921-2863
Mom service dress: Bloomingdales/Party dress: Vera Wang
Dad’s suit: Lord and Taylor
Brother’s suit: Kenny’s Mens and Boyswear/Party shirt: Nordstrom
Hair: Vincenza Suppa, Unique Salon and Spa, 516-932-1348
Makeup: Jacqueline Nicole Cosmetics, 800-833-2250
Transportation: First Student Bus, 516-433-7600
Party security: Hasson Caterers, 516-937-0120