AVA’S BAT MITZVAH

April 16, 2015

What to do during one of DC’s crazy winter blizzards? Throw an incredible party at the Mellon Auditorium with an awesome vendor team!

Ava’s Bat Mitzvah celebration was all about fun, despite the snow quickly piling up outside. Indoors, we created a whirl-wind of bright neon colors, a focal neon lined dance floor, light up escort cards, festive lounge areas and a fabulous bar. Amidst many interesting and captivating details, the night would not have been complete without our dessert conveyor belt for a sweet ending. See how we transformed this space into Ava’s Rava!

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Photographer: Michael Kress

Venue: Mellon Auditorium

Caterer: Occasions

Decor: Chicka

Lighting: Frost

Entertainment: Total Entertainment

Videography: Tom Bowen

Instacam Photo Booth: Carnival Day

Valet: Atlantic

THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT WEDDING DRESS

April 14, 2015

Where to begin? In the words of Amsale “A confident bride always looks and feels beautiful.”

With so many options out there, the first thing we suggest when searching for your wedding dress is to try on a few different styles. You may have found a photo of a gown online that has made you fall in love. Everybody is different and we want all of our brides to look and feel their best on their Wedding day.

A few tips:

1. Stick with your style. You want to look like you on your Wedding day.

2. Try on at least 3 different silhouettes with an open mind. You may be surprised with the fit you like best.

3. Get an opinion, but not too many. We always suggest bringing 1-2 people with you to your dress appointments. However, bringing an entourage can get a little overwhelming with too many opinions.

4. Look in your closet to see what kind of cut and shape you are drawn to in your evening wear and cocktail dresses before your appointment.

5. Don’t follow the current trends. Focus on a dress that fits your body and personality.

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Halter: Straps meeting behind the neck, this silhouette is great for women with long torsos.

Tea Length: Tea length, or mini dresses, typically end just below the knee and are great for all body types. This shape offers lots of movement for your big day as well.

Fit and Flare: Fitted at the bodice and waist, this silhouette is fitted through the body as well, flairing mid-thigh outwards in a trumpet shape. This dress is ideal for petite and hourglass figures as it hugs the body closely.

Ballgown: The ballgown wedding dress is best suited for those brides looking for the “fairytale” look. The dress starts with a fitted bodice and is accompanied by a full skirt. This dress is best suited for slender or pear shapes as it accentuates the waste.

A-Line: This dress is fitted at the bodice and waist, loosely extending to the floor to create the outline of an uppercase letter A. This silhouette is very versatile and suited for all body types.

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LUKE’S BAR MITZVAH

April 9, 2015

We kicked off March Madness with Luke’s Bar Mitzvah at The Fillmore. The space was transformed into Luke’s locker room and game-time stadium with touches of red and blue, a nod to his favorite NBA team, The Wizards. Team benches for the kid’s, a custom jersey station, locker room label escort cards, custom basketball bags and luke’s very own basketball memorabilia gave The Fillmore the perfect high-energy stadium feel to celebrate Luke all night long!

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Venue: The Fillmore

Caterer: Susan Gage

Decor: Chicka

Jersey Station: Chicka

Logo and Print: Emily Baird Designs

Photography: Clay Blackmore

Videography and Projection: Suburban Video

Lighting: The Fillmore

Games: Talk of The Town

Entertainment: Washington Talent

Instacam Photo Booth: Carnival Day

Transportation: Chariots for Hire

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