On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Weilheimer Family celebrated a B’not Mitzvah for their daughters Carly and Brooke.
The Mincha Maariv, Havdallah service took place at the family’s synagogue Congregation Ohev Shalom in Marlboro, New Jersey. The girl’s Torah portion was ironically a story about twins!
Following the service, guests went to Congregation B’nai Tikvah in North Brunswick, New Jersey for the celebration.
We want to thank the Weilheimer Family for sharing their ideas with our Mitzvah Market readers.
All party photography was done by Unlimited Exposures. Vendor information is at the end of this spotlight.
Pictured above (L-R): Mom Jackie, Bat Mitzvah girl Brooke, Bat Mitzvah girl Carly and Dad Matt
Brooke and Carly look beautiful in their sage gowns and Mitzvah Mom Jackie looks great in her strapless black dress. All three were custom made from Diane and Company.
Brooke on the left is in a light sage green gown made of satin, Carly on the right is in a darker sage green gown made of silk
The beautiful invitation by Arlene Segal Designs is cream color with a burgundy velvet border and a cream satin bow.
The calligraphy on the envelope is a wow and very unusual!
The theme was “Carly and Brooke Live in Concert.” Spitz and Peck, the event decor and floral designers created a concert vibe from the moment guests arrived!
The “Weilheimer Will Call” window provided guests with their ticket placecard for table seating
The young guests received “VIP Backstage Passes”
The kids tables were lit up in different colors and labeled as “section blue,” “section pink,” “section yellow,” etc.
There were also some couches and a coffee table on each side to complete the lounge feel!
The adult tables had black tablecloths and chair covers with each table labeled, “lower level 101” or “front row center”
Beautiful bright colored flowers decorated each adult table
The lighting in the kids cocktail room really added to the ambiance
Mom Jackie had a great idea. Channeling her inner Martha Stewart she decorated all the cocktail tables herself by adding a collage of black and white pictures of each girl under the glass.
Custom pillows added a touch of glam and bling! “C” for Carly
“B” for Brooke
Closet doors from Carly and Brooke’s bedrooms were used as sign-in boards and were made to look like dressing room doors!
Brooke and Carly are truly stars
Each girl made their entrance in true rock star fashion…making their fans wait!
Each girl came out from behind a shadow box with fog blowing out to add to the effect!
and here’s Brooke!
Pure Energy Entertainment with MC Morgan had this party rockin! Mom Jackie said that no one stopped dancing all night. During the cocktail hour, they also had an acoustic guitarist who sang and played great music.
Danny Weltman played during the cocktail hour
The girls being lifted by the dancers
MC Morgan interacts with the guests
Brooke and Carly surrounded by their friends pump it up
Mitzvah Dad Matt enjoying some special time with his daughters.
Brooke and her dad
Carly and her dad
Classical Caterers served everything from sliders, to sweet potato fries, to BBQ steak on the grill, sushi, and even a poo poo platter. The desserts looked pretty awesome too!
Steak on the grill
Huge assortment of desserts
The delicious looking cake kept in the theme and was also done by Evan Bernstein of Classical Caterers.
Chocolate with chocolate mouse filling
Here is the front and the back of the VIP sweatshirts that were handed out to the young guests.
Sweatshirts by Debbie Harbakin
Along with this great bag
As the clock struck 12 midnight it was Halloween and the guests were sent home with lots of treats. Below you can see the sign that read: “Happy Halloween” Love, Carly and Brooke.
Some of the treats included orange cookies, biscotti, cupcakes and of course lots of candy
Mitzvah Mom Jackie has this advice for our readers: “It was definitely the best night of our lives and we will never forget it! I recommend that you enjoy every minute, don’t sweat the small stuff and stay organized, relax and enjoy. It all goes by so fast.”
Carly and Brooke have been helping two great causes for the past 2 years.
Carly loves soccer and she wanted to help children with disabilities play the game in a non-judgemental way. Once a week for an hour in the spring and fall she volunteers as a buddy in a program called, Just 4 Kix, part of the Old Bridge Soccer League in Old Bridge, NJ and she is still continues volunteering her time.
Carly playing with the kids from Just 4 Kix
Brooke loves to cook and she wanted to cook meals for families who were staying at the Ronald McDonald House in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It is called Caring Cooks. Brooke plans the meals, does the shopping and cooks the food and then delivers it to the families. She makes dinner, dessert and appetizers!
Brooke delivering her delicious food
Here is a list of vendors who made Carly and Brooke’s B’not Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on Mitzvah Market.
Venue: Classical Caterers at Congregation B’nai Tikvah 732-297-6444
Party Planner/Decor: Spitz and Peck 973-535-5600
DJ/MC: Pure Energy MC Morgan 732-536-8991
Photographer/Videographer: Unlimited Exposures 732-617-1588
Favor person: Debbie Harbakin 732-696-1018
Party Entertainment: Photo Bar through Pure Energy 732-536-8991
Airbrush tattoos: Bernadine Ferrari 201-321-0712
Invitation: Arlene Segal Designs
Calligraphy: Special paintbrush calligraphy Dorothy Gutman 732-972-1283
Cake: Classical Caterers
Sign-In board: Around the Corner Art Studio 732-308-4666
Mitzvah Girl’s Custom Gowns: Diane & Co 732-625-8001
Hair/makeup: Studio 455, Hair by Dawn/Make-up by Sonia 732-972-9890
Transportation: Shamrock Stagecoach 732-787-1113
Acoustic guitarist: Danny Weltman 732-241-0919