Nautical Theme for a Bar Mitzvah Celebration

Looking back on Barmitzvah’s I have planned , this was one of my favorites. Our Barmitzvah boy and his family had a passion for yachting , so the theme for his barmitzvah was an easy decision.  The barmitzvah took place at the Boca Raton Marriott at Town Center which recently completed a fabulous renovation.  The color palette for the event was navy, white and yellow.  This is a great theme to shop at thrift stores and  local home goods stores for useable items you can use to decorate.  Photography for this event was  Jeff Kolodny Photography.

The cocktail hour took place on the outside covered patio adjoining the ballroom. Light house lamps with candles were set on the cocktail tables. The place card table held a  model sailboat with mini Adirondack chair place cards set on a bed of sand and shells.

The ballroom was designed using square tables with a navy nautical stripe linen’s and a white chivari chair which gave the space a crisp nautical feel. The centerpieces were custom sails with the table number embroidered on each sail set on a bed of yellow roses. Different model sail boat’s were used as decor for kids dining tables. The ceiling was covered in white paper lanterns.

The food stations were named after different yacht clubs .

Some dessert ideas which I gathered off Pinterest. I love the fondant waves on the cake.



A Grand Wedding Celebration at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove – Miami.

The Cruz Building in Miami was the location for Jennifer and Matt’s Wedding. They  wanted an Extraordinary Venue for their Wedding that they had planned for so many years. Dare to be different- their vision was met with a romantic ceremony to a rooftop “celebration”. The Cruz building met all their needs.Thank you to Jeff Kolodny Photography for the beautiful images.


The decor for the reception was a palette of pinks , lilac and ivory flowers on a dragon wood arch .

After the ceremony and cocktails  the guests were escorted to the third floor rooftop  . This floor offered a grand reception space  with an adjoining rooftop patiowhere the guests danced the night away under the stars.The bride wanted the decor to be totally different and taking inspiration from the jewel tones from the stain glass in the room and welcoming the fall season, the color palette selected was bright orange, red and yellow with accents of gold.

The Sweetheart table .

The wedding cake was nothing short of  magnificent .

Dancing on the rooftop under the stars overlooking the hustle and bustle of Coconut Grove . Couches were placed for guests to relax and celebrate.

This bride did not want to miss a detail. Bride and Groom candy apples were waiting for each guest as they said their farewells.

The handsome couple!