Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tess' Bat Mitzvah Party!

So why did I fly to LA this weekend? To shoot the most fabulous incredible party of course! Now I've been to a lot of birthday parties, but I was just blown away by Tess's Bat Mitzvah party. With 200+ of her closest friends and family, Tess celebrated at the fabulous Writer's Bootcamp facility in Santa Monica, nestled in an impressive little artists' community. The location could not have been more perfect!

And of course, Tess' mom pulled out all stops to make this the most memorable party ever! It was like the "My Sweet 16" show on TV, except Tess is much too sweet to be on that show (and a few years younger)! Seriously though, that was the candy buffet to end all candy buffets. WOW.

Some of you may recognize Tess and her family since Kylene is her older sister and one of my brides from earlier this year. It was just a blast to get to see everyone again, and I think we need to invent another event so that I have the opportunity to visit again!

Here is the fun fun slideshow!

Isn't she gorgeous?

I think Tess is already better in heels than I am. :)

The party was decorated in a Marie Antoinette Candy Shop them, and was called "Tess' Candy Revolution" featured the most incredible candy buffet you've ever seen, along with a coffee bar, ice cream bar, sushi bar, Jewish fortune teller, caricature artist, photo booth, perfumery, and of course dancing!

Younger guests were served a very special (non-alcoholic) "Tess-tini"!

The highlight of the evening was Tess' performance!! She wrote and choreographed her own song, and showed the music video then came out and performed! She's got an incredible voice, and amazing stage presence and energy. You will be seeing her again...