Lovely family, and a beautiful day out in Long Island. Congrats to Perri and the Sheftels!
What a fun day. First, let me just say that the mother and son dance was the most touching I’ve ever photographed. And then we had: Zack rapping and breakdancing, his sister Sydney doing backbends on the dance floor, their dad Andrew singing into the mic with his friends, and their mom Melissa whirling around in her beautiful dress.
The party took place at the Bohemian National Hall, a newly renovated space that hosts New York’s Czech cultural center. The interior is modern, playful, thoughtfully designed, and a pleasure to photograph.
A big hug to Ava and everyone at Shine Events who made the day run so smoothly, especially photography wise – definitely look them up if you’re planning a party.
Congratulations to Zack and his family, and thanks for being awesome! Check out the slideshow below.
Bohemian National Hall
321 E. 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021
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325 E Houston
New York, NY 10002
Ethan and Allison are a year and a half apart, and they held a joint b’nai mitzvah earlier this month. It’s a little unusual, but it’s a lovely statement of the family’s closeness with one another, which I got a glimpse of when we went to Central Park in September for their family portrait session.
They had the service in the beautiful and modern temple inside Hebrew Union College on W 4th st, and then all the guests walked straight over to Manhattan Penthouse, an open and sunny venue with city skyline views all around.
So much loving thought went into the Noah’s ark theme – the rainbow colors of the Hebrew Union College temple and the Krugs’ dress clothes, and the lollipop trees and animal table cards, were all tied together by the edible table centerpieces: cakes made by Sonia Riviera that showed the earth, the ark, a rainbow and a different animal silhouette for each table. And the take home party favor: umbrellas! The detail I liked most, though, was a pair of framed portraits at the guestbook table, done by Ethan and Allison’s own grandfather.
Congrats to Ethan, Allison, Laura and Lee!
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Manhattan Penthouse Catering Hall
80 5th ave btwn 14th St and Union Sq, Penthouse
New York, NY 10003
Hebrew Union College
1 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
Cakes N Goodies
May 15 was a big day for the Liebhabers. I met up with Josh and his family after the service on that beautiful Saturday afternoon, and everyone walked over together to the lovely luncheon just a few blocks away at Centolire. Josh looked accomplished, and his parents Lisa Beth and Andrew were all smiles.
After some afternoon napping, the Liebhabers cabbed it over to Branch NYC for the party – right on time even with rush hour traffic, thanks to Josh’s punctuality. Josh’s night was racing car themed – everything from the chocolates to the beautiful cake, and the racing arcade games. By 11 the family, exhausted but happy, was ready to call it a night.
Congratulations to Josh, Lisa Beth, Andrew and Sari!
Park Avenue Synagogue
50 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128
1167 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0409, United States
223 E 54th st
New York, NY 10022