Miles had a fun and unique Bar Mitzvah this summer, with a tennis theme! His Bar Mitzvah took place at the Jim Henson Soundstage, at the historic Charlie Chaplin Lot. Built by Charlie Chaplin in 1917, this venue is filled with Hollywood history. The ceremony took place in The Courtyard, where guests were greeted by Tennis Ball escort cards. Each tennis ball had a place holder, with different tennis tournaments as the names. There were so many family and friends in attendance, so using the courtyard made sure everyone had a seat, and a good view.
Yvonne Wolf of Yvonne Wolf Events did the incredible planning, ensuring that each detail was perfect! Yvonne and her team plan both weddings, parties, events, and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs around Los Angeles. Their work has been featured in various publications, including People Magazine, Inside Weddings, and Los Angeles Magazine.
Before the guests arrived, we took portraits of Miles and his family. This lot has some gorgeous scenery, and made for some beautiful portraits! I made sure to get some of his mom and dad, as well as his sister. It is such an important family event for everyone! Before every Bar Mizvah I photograph, I like to spend time with the family beforehand to get portraits and family pictures. This way they have pictures to remember forever!
The after-party was held in the soundstage on the property, which is perfect for events! Blue and green colors were the theme, with succulent centerpieces, and the tennis ball escort cards.
There was a ton of delicious food, including a dessert bar! The guests had multiple food stations to choose from, each named after tennis terms, like the Match Point Station. The guests and kids had so much fun with a live DJ, and a photo booth. It was definitely a night to remember!