We last saw Jillian when we shot her big brother’s Bar Mitzvah a few years ago…it was such a joy to work with Jillian, her big brother and sister again. Jillian is HUGE into soccer and her party was phenomenal. There were awesome soccer touches everywhere…ranging from the soccer balls in an ice bar to the huge soccer balls at the entrance, all the way to the high heel soccer cleats and soccer balls in the decor. Hot pink was everywhere…on the lights and the linens and the green wheatgrass for the funky soccer feel worked so well with the pink. It was (as J Wilbur from EventScapes put it) Eye Candy! Phenomenal. J Wilbur created the most incredible atmosphere…a photographer’s dream.
The party was at 200 Peachtree (the old Macy’s building) and it was the first Bat Mitzvah held there. We were honored to be the photogs for this first! Bold American did their usual brilliant displays of deliciousness, and the guests were so happy and well-fed! My guy Jamal from Vibe was the DJ, and his brother Kahlil was working with him–they are an amazing team. I just love being at parties when Vibe runs the show. Jillian was the happiest kid–she didn’t stop smiling or dancing all night. She really was beaming during the video montage that her big brother made for her. Loved that!
We got to work with our industry pals Donna and Paul from Dewitt Smith video and Sharon Hochdorf from Button It Up. That always makes our night even that much more fun, to work with other vendors who are so professional and talented.
The night ended with a crazy (pink!) dessert cart…homemade twinkies and snowballs, chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick, cream puffs, etc etc.
Jillian is one of the greatest kids, we just loved working with her and her awesome family. I guess since she’s the youngest child…we’ll just have to wait for her big sister’s wedding in about 10 years…no rush, but we’ll be ready! Mazel tov!