We love families and community: Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are one of our favorite rites of passage (guess which one is out favorite!).
Zoe prepared for a year for this day, learning about and practicing reading from the Torah at Or Shalom.
Here are some of Aurora's favorite moments from the service.
Leah and Kira pass around candies.
After the service, everybody headed to Forest Hill Clubhouse for Zoe's party!
Zoe wanted an additional fun activity so Chef Stephanie arranged for Soul PatchTattoo to design Henna tattoos for the guests.
Chef Stephanie started out the evening serving a variety of appetizers included phyllo wrapped spiced turkey with seasonal vegetables and herb, polenta wedges with Fontina and fresh chives, kalamata olive crostini with sundried tomatoes and goat cheese...
...while Aurora took lots of portraits of Zoe's family and friends.
Dinner was a seasonal buffet featuring grass fed tri-tip and spice rubbed chicken with a red wine shallot sauce and wild mushrooms. The vegetable penne pasta included sweet tomato sauce and fresh basil. The farmer’s market salad with nectarines, feta cheese and pecans and artisan bread were the delicious side dishes.
The flowers were sourced locally and the signs were designed to match the invitations as well as have a clean and sophisticated look.
Purple was Zoe's favorite color so we had lavender linens, purple flowers with a pop of bright green.
To close out the evening, Pei-Yee created a delicious two-tier celebration cake made up of some of Zoe's favorite cakes - rich chocolate for the bottom tier and a moist carrot cake for the top tier - that were filled and frosted with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting. The beautiful flowers Madeline composed for the table arrangements were the perfect finishing touch to bring it all together.
And after dinner, the real fun began, with dancing, dancing and...more dancing!
Great party! Thank you for choosing Locally Grown Weddings to make it happen.