The Shapiro Family Bat Mitzvah

The Shapiro family of West Bloomfield, MI, recently celebrated their daughter Jordyn’s Bat Mitzvah the weekend of February 6th and 7th, 2015.

Jordyn’s Bat Mitzvah was beautifully done in all white with pops of hot pink, turquoise, purple and yellow. Jordyn’s clean and modern custom invitation was the perfect preview of Jordyn’s simple, yet elegant, weekend of celebrations.

Following a Shabbat dinner hosted by Jordyn’s grandparents, the Friday evening service was held at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield, MI. The service was especially warm and meaningful as Jordyn’s family had gone to Israel with the Temple Israel clergy a month before her Bat Mitzvah.

Jordyn’s proud parents, Amy and Brian, posing with Jordyn behind the Torah.

Jordyn’s family presented her with a yad and candle sticks that were purchased during their trip to Israel. The Shapiro Family, Amy, Brian, Jordyn and little brother Jonah. Amy’s clothing for the weekend was hand selected by SHE in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Jordyn's clothing for the weekend was custom made by CW Designs.

Jordyn with her brother, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A silly shot of Jordyn and her younger brother Jonah.

The party was held at Wabeek Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Lauren Jackson was the party planner. Debbie LeClaire did a beautiful job on the décor. Debbie made sure that Jordyn’s modern and clean white color scheme with pops of color were used. Large pictures taken by Brett Mountain and Jordyn’s initial JAS logo were displayed throughout the room.

The backdrop of the dance floor had bright pictures of Jordyn, her name and LED monitors with live pictures of the guests dancing all night.

Custom pillows with Jordyn’s JAS logo were placed on the white lounge furniture.

Jordyn’s logo was included on the side tables.

Jordyn sitting in the kids’ area which included hanging JAS custom chandeliers and clear Chiavari chairs. Jordyn’s CW Design's dress was beautiful and looked perfect with her custom blinged Converse that were found on Etsy.

One of Jordyn’s beautiful centerpieces with custom lamp shades, turquoise floating candles and white flowers.

The custom acrylic sign in board featured Jordyn’s initial logo.

At the beginning of the night, many of Jordyn’s friends gave her mitzvah presentations.

While the kids watched the presentations, the adults had delicious passed hors d’oeuvres including matzo ball soup shooters.

Jordyn’s guests enjoyed a wonderful montage created by Sam Silverstein. Jordyn’s candle lighting was written by Poems by Carolyn and included a past, present and future candle.

Jordyn and her friends.

Jordyn’s parents presented her with a ring that was originally given to Jordyn’s mom Amy when Jordyn was born. The ring was too small for Jordyn, so her parents presented her the ring on a chain.

After the candle lighting, Jordyn’s grandfathers said the HaMotzi.

Josh from Star Trax kept Jordyn and her guests on the dance floor all night. Giveaways included lots of glow stuff and hats. There were prizes galore including gift cards to Lululemon and Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nike Elite Socks, Lululemon Headbands and stuffed animals for each small child.

Jordyn and her mom had a blast during the hora.

Jordyn had special dances with her dad and brother.

Jordyn’s friends made wax hands from Creative Arts Studios.

They took tons of pictures in Jordyn’s photo booth that had a beautiful silver sequin back drop. Guests enjoyed sending the pictures directly to Facebook and Instagram.

The dinner was stations of fun foods with a gourmet twist. The guests enjoyed the mini lamb burgers, shrimp and steak on a stick and Caesar salad in martini glasses. Everyone loved the amazing desserts which included an incredible ice cream bar and candy display.

Pictures of Jordyn were also displayed behind the dessert table.

Each one of Jordyn’s friends left with a super soft blanket inside of a custom bag, where guests could store all of their goodies.

As guests left, they received bagels and cream cheese as an exit treat, Jordyn’s favorite food.

The Shapiro Family had an amazing night that they will never forget!

Jordyn did several mitzvah projects, but the most meaningful was volunteering at Yad Ezra, a local kosher food bank. This project made Jordyn realize that there are Jewish people in her community that cannot afford food. Jordyn also helped run a concession stand at her dance studio’s charity recital. The proceeds of the concession stand were donated to charity.

Jordyn’s mom’s advice to mitzvah planning parents is to make the weekend about your child, not you. Amy also suggests that you hire someone to take care of the details so that you can enjoy yourself and not worry about a thing.

Pictures taken by Brett Mountain Photography.