The Riech family of Woodbury, New York celebrated their daughter Jenna’s Bat Mitzvah on May 24, 2012 at Congregation Simchat HaLev in Syosset, New York. Their evening reception was held at Engineers Country Club in Roslyn, New York.
Jenna had a club theme and incorporated lots of pink and some special Yankee touches, a passion she shares with her dad.
Among many special details for this celebration were the beautiful hand made invitations that Jenna’s grandmother created for Jenna’s guests!
Jeffrey Studios was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Pictured L-R: Mom Stacey, Sister Alexa, Dad Frank and Bat Mitzvah girl Jenna.
Each of Jenna’s beautiful chocolate brown and pink invitations were hand cut, hand stamped and printed for Jenna by her Grandma Norma! She is an avid stamper and wanted to give her granddaughter something special and different for her invitations! It took her months to accomplish because each invitation had to dry individually.
Grandma Norma’s husband Emmet helped design a plate to hand cut each invitation to the precise measurements
The R.S.V.P. card and stamp below coordinated beautifully
The invitation was beautifully displayed in the yarmulke basket which offered both hot pink kippot from A1 Skullcap and from Pro-Kippah, official N.Y. Yankee uniform mesh kippot.
Jenna’s white gown embellished with gold accents is from Outrageous Boutique.
Jenna wanted a club feel for her celebration. Scott Neglia of DanceJock Productions/Atmosphere Lounge Dezinz created her sophisticated lounge. Charles from United Floral created the amazing floral centerpieces using Jenna’s favorite color hot pink with a modern flair.
United Floral designed a sophisticated entrance table adorned with pictures of the guest of honor
The kids area had communal tables lit up in neon pink and the white leather couches that created a seating area right near the dance floor
This fun pink crystal centerpiece was on the tables during the cocktail hour
These perfectly round pom pom centerpieces were placed atop clear vases surrounded by pink petals
The cocktail napkins were done by Theresa Gordon of Sealed With A Kiss
Growing up with a father who works for Majestic Sportswear, the company that is the uniform provider for Major League Baseball and going to all the New York Yankee games since she was very young made Jenna an avid Yankee fan.
Jenna makes her entrance with the help of the DanceJock Productions.
The team from DanceJock and MC George kept the adults and kids entertained all evening and kept everyone on their feet!
Jenna poses with the DanceJock Production crew
Dortoni Bakery created this pink and silver cake with the design of Grandma Norma’s beautiful invitation as inspiration.
The Riech Family enjoying their candle
A beautiful crystal “J” at the top of the cake
Since Dad Frank works for Majestic Sportswear, Jenna’s friends received some great favors.
The girls received a “J Lounge” pinnie with pink writing and the boys received the “Property of JBR” in grey
Everyone also got one of these sweatshirts
When Jenna’s guests left for the evening they were treated to churros and pretzels and water bottles with custom labels.
Some advice from Mom Stacey:
“Be organized, stay calm, make a list and get everything done in advance. Relax and have fun doing everything! Try to do something a little different. I had my Mom make all the invitations, so it was very special because no two were exactly the same. It meant a lot to Jenna and everyone thought they were so beautiful because they were hand done. It all works out in the end.”
The following vendors helped to make Jenna’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Ben, Engineers Country Club, 516-621-5350
Temple: Rabbi Jay, Congregation Simchat HaLev, 516-922-4224
Party Planner: Scott, DanceJock Productions, 631-242-0042
Photographer: Jeffrey Studio provided by DanceJock Productions
Décor/florist: Charles, United Floral Events, 516-829-8890
Lounge Furniture and Lighting: Scott, Atmosphere Lounge Dezinz 631-595-2511
Favors: Dad Frank
Party entertainment: DanceJock Productions
Invitations: Grandma Norma Miller
Cake and crystal initial: Dortoni Bakery, 516-796-3033
Sign-in shirt: Mom Stacey, Majestic Sportswear
Jenna’s Dress: Outrageous Boutique
Dresses for family members: Mom Stacey, Cache, Sister Alexa, Bloomingdales
Custom Napkins: Theresa, Sealed With A Kiss, 516-921-7227
Hair/makeup: Dianna Honeycutt, Saks Fifth Avenue
NY Yankee Kippot: Pro-Kippah, 972-248-1909
Pink Kippot: A1 Skullcap, 718-633-9333
Exit Treats: Engineers Club
Water Bottle Labels: Mom Stacey