Meet Melanie Brooke Saltz! We were given the honor of filming her Bat Mitzvah on May 4th, and the event was a blast! Jeff and Kimberly put together an incredible party that Melanie and her friends will not soon forget. With the help of Christine Fenner at Artistic Occasions, Kimberly successfully planned the elaborate Alice in Wonderland themed reception without having anyone find out exactly what the theme was. In fact, when I called Kimberly to discuss the event just 2 days before the Bat Mitzvah, she would not even tell me what the theme was. She and Jeff were a lock box!
Melanie did an incredible job with her readings during the ceremony in the morning, topped only by the heart warming speech given by her "teddy bear" (father). It was a beautiful service, and you would not believe that it was her first time leading the congregation as she belted out the prayers from the bimah. Well done, Melanie!
The reception was held at the iconic Michael's on East in Sarasota. The party was non-stop fun from the moment the young adults entered the room. Halfway through the night, with the dance floor packed, Jeff decided to take the stage with the drums. For someone who has not been behind a drum set for years, he kept right up with the best of them! Before the night was over, these young adults put on a show of their own, with their version of the harlem shake. We had such a great time with Melanie and her family, and hope that this is not our last time working with them :)