Monday, March 31, 2014

Annenberg Community Beach House Bar Mitzvah: Jesse

Jesse's Bar Mitzvah
March 8th, 2014
Annenberg Community Beach House
Santa Monica, CA

The first time I sat down with Jesse's family, we discussed their vision for Jesse's special day.  They envisioned formal, clean, modern, sleek - Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" if you will. Jesse didn't have a color preference, so we decided that we wanted to turn the Annenberg Community Beach House into "Jesse's Black & White Club" for the evening.

We started by creating a logo for Jesse using his initials as inspiration.  The logo was incorporated onto everything

The invitations.

The cocktail napkins. 

The giveaway sunglasses. 

The swag bag.

The pillows. 

The cake. 

The candy bar.

The Step & Repeat wall:
This wall was at the entrance of the event for guests to take their picture upon arrival to "Jesse's Black & White Club" for the evening.

Guests received a copy of their picture instantly and got a second copy to add into Jesse's scrapbook along with a note of congrats (that also had the logo on it :)

We wanted to avoid flowers and instead go for something chic and modern. I used mirrors for the low end tables and silver globes with candles on the cocktail tables. 

For the large round tables outside, I used large square glass vases with "vase pearlfection" filler which allowed the pearls to float and created the allusion that they were suspended in water. These, topped with floating candles were perfect centerpieces that added to the feel of the event but weren't over-the-top or too dramatic. 

Jesse loves sushi. He really wanted sushi to be one of the buffet stations and Feast catering did an amazing job fulfilling this request. It looked AND tasted amazing. 

Finally, a huge shout-out to the vendors who made this possible:

  • Venue: Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica
  • Photography: Hom Photography, Los Angeles
  • Emcee & DJ: David Greer Entertainment, Los Angeles
  • Catering: Marcus Baird of Feast Catering, Los Angeles
  • Airbrush Artist: Shane Horrell
  • Step & Repeat Services: Craig Harrison of 575 Productions, Los Angeles
  • Candy Bar: Sweets Indeed 
  • Lighting: Chris Brazas Enterprises 

1 comment:

  1. I still can't get over this great place I recently visited! This isn't only a good convention center. It is also one of the best around here. There isn't a listing of the unique offerings, although there should be! This place was magnificent!