The Berman Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Berman Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Berman Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight


The Berman family from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, celebrated their daughter Natalie’s Bat Mitzvah on September 7, 2013.

The reception took place at Green Valley Country Club also in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania.

This party was sophisticated, fun and a perfect way for family and friends to celebrate “A Night With Natalie.”

Pictured L-R: Brother Evan, Bat Mitzvah girl Natalie, Dad Stuart, Mom Leslie and Sister Lindsey.


The photographer was Lafayette Hill Studios and the rest of the vendors are listed at the end of the spotlight.







The hot pink invitation suite was created by Two Paper Dolls.



 Berman invitation



This family has lots of style and looked picture perfect in their hot pink and black party clothes. Mom Leslie’s cocktail dress is from Gabrielle and Bat Mitzvah girl Natalie and sister Lindsey’s dresses are from G Lizzy. Brother Evan and Dad Stuart looked handsome in their suits from Boyds Philadelphia.



Berman Style 




As guests arrived, they were greeted by a window cling which read, “A Night with Natalie.”



Berman window cling

Guests knew the theme upon arrival




The Bermans worked with the team from Exceptional-Events to put together this sophisticated and beautiful party with many special design elements.



Berman place card table

The escort table featured custom drape and a beautiful flower arrangement which complemented Natalie’s dress

Berman cocktail hour

The kids’ cocktail area featured a lounge, high tops and cubbies for favors

Berman custom pillows

Custom logo pillows were in the kids’ lounge and looked great on the white couches

Berman ballroom
For the adult tables, the centerpieces were an eclectic mix of custom lampshades along with high and low flowers adding sophistication and visual appeal

Berman decor
Natalie posed on her stage before the party started
  Berman gobo

 Her personalized logo on the dance floor






Natalie’s acrylic sign-in board featured her logo.



Berman sign in



All Around Entertainment provided the music with Leon as the MC.




Berman entrance

 Natalie makes her entrance!

Berman DJ
MC Leon and Natalie

Night with Natalie Dancers

All Around Entertainment in action

Berman dancers custom t-shirts
The All Around Entertainment dancers showing off their fabulous, “A Night With Natalie” t-shirts

Berman dancing

The dance floor was packed all night




 Natalie’s candle lighting display included lots of the great desserts that would be later served to guests.


 Berman candle light

What a great candle lighting display

Berman Candle lighting

 Natalie is joined by her friends




 This is one happy family taking time for a photo op!



Berman Moment






At the end of the night, the Bermans’ guests loved the extensive candy bar and donuts with custom boxes. The coffee and hot chocolate were served in Natalie’s logo cups.



Night with Natalie exit

Coffee and hot chocolate were served
 Berman Mitzvah exit

The boxes of donuts with Natalie’s logo on the label were lined up waiting to be enjoyed  

Berman candy bar

Jars in various sizes were used to create this beautiful candy buffet





 Party planner Stacey Kesselman provided the t-shirt favors and drawstring bags.




Berman favor
For the girls

Berman favor
The boys version



For her Mitzvah Project, Natalie walked in The National Kidney Foundation’s annual Philadelphia Kidney Walk.  She asked friends and family to sponsor her for this walk and ended up raising over $7000! Natalie also volunteered her time as a greeter at the Philadelphia Kidney Ball in March of 2013 and hopes to do that annually.

  Natalie Berman MItzvah Project

Natalie created a bracelet honoring the National Kidney Foundation and gave them out at the reception to help raise awareness about kidney disease 

Natalie-Berman Kidney Walk

Ready to walk for a great cause!



 Some advice from Mom Leslie:
“It doesn’t hurt to start early so that you can feel somewhat relaxed towards the end!  Staying organized is key and then as you get really close, sit back, relax and enjoy every minute…seriously!!!”



The following vendors helped to make Natalie’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on


Venue: Trish Agnew, Green Valley Country Club, 610-828-3000
Party Planner: Stacey Kesselman, Exceptional Events, 610-291-2475
Photographer/Videographer: Lafayette Hill Studios, 610-828-1142
Music Entertainment/Party Entertainment: MC Leon, All Around Entertainment
Favors: Stacey Kesselman, TriAd Specialties, 610-291-2475
Invitation/Place cards: Vanessa, Two Paper Dolls, 610-293-4933
Cake: Stefanie Kitchner, Ciao Bella Cakes, 267-229-0829
Décor/florist/Sign-In Board: Exceptional Events
Dresses for Natalie and sister Lindsay: G Lizzy by Gabrielle, 610-668-2801
Dresses for Mom Leslie:
Gabrielle, 610-668-2801
Suits for family members: Boyds Philadelphia, 215-564-9000
Hair/makeup: Heaven and Earth Salon, 610-828-0211



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