Emily Silverstein celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on April 21, 2012 at Central Synagogue in New York City followed by a celebration at the Eventi Hotel.
Her theme was a combination of her middle name Rose, her love of purple and baking!
You might recognize Emily’s mom who is Sarah Merians of Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company. It’s always fun bringing our readers the Mitzvah Family Spotlight stories of our own experts!
Pictured left L-R: Mom Sarah Merians, Dad Marc Silverstein, Bat Mitzvah girl Emily, and Brother Max
Mitzvah Invitation & Service
Emily combined her middle name Rose, the color purple and her love of baking to create the perfect logo that was not only used on her invitation, but on many elements throughout her celebration. Her theme was “Sweet Emily’s.” Diana Gould Ltd. did a great job transforming the ballroom at the Eventi Hotel using lots of purple.
Music & Entertainment
E Three Productions provided the music entertainment with Evan as the MC. Guests could enjoy many forms of extra entertainment at this celebration.
Mitzvah Favors & Exit Treats
Emily’s friends received a selection of favors at her celebration. Emily worked with TLC’s Next Great Baker runner up, Nadine Reibeling, to create a special cake which was also used on her thank you notes.
Mom to Mom
Some advice from Mom (and photographer) Sarah:
“My two big pieces of advice are: 1. Make lists and due dates for yourself. Should a vendor tell you that you have plenty of time, I may suggest you follow your own timeline and do what’s best for you. Planning a Mitzvah can be very stressful, but also a lot of fun if you position yourself with professionals. You’ll be in good hands.
2. Enjoy the planning process because it’s half the fun! The day flies by…so enjoy every moment.”
For Emily’s Mitzvah project, she helped raise money for diabetes awareness and research. DRI, The Diabetes Research Institute, is dedicated and devoted to finding a cure for diabetes.
Emily helped volunteer her time at their annual Carnival for a Cure event, benefiting the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute.
The following vendors helped to make Emily’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue/Party Security: Eventi Hotel, 212-564-4567
Photographer/Videography: Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company, 212-633-0502
Photobooth/Sign-in Book: Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company, 212-633-0502
Music Entertainment: MC Evan Tyler, E Three Productions, 212-354-6460
Favors: Lisa Berg, LPB Graphics, 732-283-4333
Invitation: Judy Paulen Designs, 201-871-1335
Cake: Sylvia Weinstock Cakes, 212-925-6698
Décor/florist: Diana Gould, Ltd., 212-629-6993
Special Touches: Photofetti and Custom M&Ms
Event Painter: Martin Harding
Emily’s Dress: All Dressed Up, 914-690-1593
Sarah’s Dress: Bergdorf Goodman
Hair/makeup: Laura Geller Makeup, 212-570-5477
Transportation: Matrix Mario, 917-939-8552