Ben’s Bar Mitzvah was a special day that he will always remember. Ben started the day at the Temple for his ceremony in front of family and friends. After the ceremony Ben hit the beach with his father and some friends to do one of his favorite hobbies, surfing! Samuel Lippke not only photographed the ceremony and the Bar Mitzvah party, but in between the events he did a lifestyle shoot. The guys had a lot of fun playing around in the water and sand, and those guys turned out to be great models. Following the lifestyle shoot, Ben got cleaned up to go to the St. Regis Monarch Beach for his big party. Christopher from Fiori Fresco Special Events put together a fantastic party…not only did the kids and teenagers have a blast, but the party was a hit with all the adults. Who doesn’t want to walk into a swanky Monte Carlo casino? Custom boxed invitations created by Artiface set the theme of the party. Everyone was greeted with a velvet bag filled with gaming chips! There was lots of entertainment…a bubble lady and a magician for the cocktail hour then stilt walkers, casino game tables, an airbrush tattoo station, and a Get Flipped photo booth machine during the dinner party! Half of the ballroom had tables for the adults to sit at, while the other half had lounge furniture and open seating for the teens to roam. Kids ate at the fun food stations and couldn’t resist the cold stone ice cream station while parents dined at the tables. The music got everyone up on their feet! A mix of West Coast Music’s James Gang along with mixed beats by DJ Mike Soltani. Take a look at the custom dance floor which was Andy Warhal inspired…it’s actually Ben’s face. Too cool!
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