Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Alex's Bar Mitzvah

Alex celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront! The family asked us to provide a design that fit the location. We initially proposed a boardwalk with street lamps, adirondack chairs, pilings, and a midway since they had arranged for over a dozen full-sized arcade games. The original design called for a personalized cabana at the entrance to the game area.

We finally landed on a look that was low-key and relaxed, yet festive - the feeling they really wanted. They also wanted to include their personal collection of shells. Here is what we came up with:


Alex didn't really want a theme but his 'logo' is a shark (I didn't have a logo at that age!). It was an element that we used throughout the event - on the cabana, t-shirts, and sport packs.

We found a 6ft fiberglass shark in New York (we'll go anywhere to find the right item) and had it driven down and hung over the DJ to give a focal point to the room.

We selected 'Oceana' linens in royal, teal, and turquoise for adult tables and 'Coral Reef Nights' for cocktail and kid's tables.

Centerpieces consisted of shells, Cymbidium orchids, and Bird of Paradise in vases of varying sizes and shapes. Each vase was accented with wire and starfish. A smaller version accented cocktail tables

We delivered the centerpieces to their home for Sunday's brunch. We were honored to be a part of this awesome event!


3 comments:

Erin @ Bride Design said...

Love it that Alex has his own personal "logo!" Gorgeous looking party, as usual, Isha! The orchid/water/shell centerpieces are lovely and still masculine enough for a young man.

mas@elegantengagements.com said...

awesome design!

judy said...

Love the personalized touch. It means so much more when the Bar Mitvah boy is involved in the decision making. After all...it is his party!!!