Posted in: Real Weddings & Events

July 29, 2015

Real Event… |Aleks Marquis’ Bar Mitzvah

Hello all…. We have a love and passion for weddings, but we also plan other events.  In May of this year, we assisted the Marquis family in planning their son’s Bar Mitzvah.  We planned their daughter’s Bat Mitzvah a few years ago. So we were thrilled when they came to us for their son’s celebration. Family and friends from all over the US joined us to celebrate this wonderful time in Aleks’s life.  Aleks loves all things video game.  So it was a no brainer that theme of his Mitzvah would be “Video Arcade”.   The planning began with Aleks telling me all about his favorite video games and characters.  We were on a way to loads of fun! The room was filled with love, great games, and tasty food.  Thank you to the staff at Holiday Inn- Solomons.  The food was excellent and the service was superb!  A special thank you toAmanda with Amanda MacMahon Photography for providing these amazing photos!

Congratulations Aleks!  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day!

Event Team:

Photography:  Amanda MacMahon Photography

Venue:  Holiday Inn Conference Center, Solomons, MD

Cake:  Wildewood Pastry Shop

Lighting & Entertainment:  Crow Entertainment

Event Planning: TreBella Events

Caricature Artist: About Faces Entertainment




Aleks was presented with a special gift – his grandfather’s ring.  His parents had the ring refinished and brought back to it’s original state.  This is something that Aleks with treasure forever.



On to the party!  Aleks made a grand entrance to Gangnam Style!  He’s a pretty good dancer!  :o)



Crow Entertainment was a huge hit with games and dancing.  The kids had a blast!




Crow Entertainment even joined in on the fun!



We kept the decor colorful and fun by displaying his favorite characters throughout the room with centerpieces, candy display table, and an Arcade prize station.








Our Caricature artist drew fun photos of the guests!


What a fun and amazing day!  All the best to Aleks and family! :o)

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  1. Cheryl says:

    We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you so much for everything – helping us find the venue, the DJ, the photographer. All the little touches and ideas! You knocked it out of the park for us for a second time! Aleks’ was as great as Sam’s.

    Thanks again,

    Cheryl Marquis

  2. Just wanted to say we really enjoyed your blog and pictures. Some really stunning shots and some very emotional ones. Great job on them!

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