If you thought Joseph’s Bar Mitzvah party for his friends was amazing (I sure did!), wait until you see the incredibly beautiful event that was for his family! Hosted at the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix Arizona on Pesach, this event was the peak of rustic elegance. Put together by the incredible Lizzie Parker of Leave it to L party planning, together with Joseph’s parents, Blimi and Benjy, there was not a detail that was overlooked. From the decor to the flowers to the music and the food, everything was breathtaking. The photos will certainly do more justice to it than my words can, and every time I look at them I am brought back to the bright, summery setup and decor that truly made everyone present smile. When you see the centerpieces and flowers by Louis Konstantinos of Konstantinos Floral Design, it will definitely take your breath away, combined with the incredible food by Danziger Kosher Caterers, this event was perfection.
There are so many moments from that day that call back to me. Anyone who has been present for the singing of Hallel on a holiday knows that it can be a very special thing to listen to and be a part of. When that Hallel is sung by a cantor, along with a five piece band, it will take your breath away. Listening to that, while watching Joseph interact with his father and grandfather, were some of the moments I will not soon forget. To see three generations forming and nurturing such special bonds with each other is a true privilege.
If these photos don’t make you want to run outside and breathe in the air of Summer that has finally arrived, I don’t know what will!