Carla Ten Eyck and Jubilee Events have been making magic on SMP for a long time now. But normally it’s for ladies dressed in white. Today, the duo is targeting their lovely a bit younger and a bit more saturated in the most gorgeous color a girl could ever wish for with this Gem Themed Shoot - where all of the details trickled down from one spectacular necklace. Oh and there is so much more right here.
From Jubilee Events… There really isn’t much in the way of styled inspiration shoots for a young girl’s bat mitzvah, so we decided to take on the challenge and create an absolutely, over-the-top, party that would make any teenage girl swoon. Naturally, we looked to a girl’s most coveted places for inspiration—her jewelry box. We brought to life an event that is youthful, fun and playful but is still sophisticated and grown up—after all this is the celebration of a girl’s coming of age. Big, bright, sparkly gemstones were the perfect way to celebrate this milestone achievement! After all, no girl—young or old—can resist precious jewels!
Our color story is inspired by a delicious, multi-colored Kate Spade necklace in soft (but not too soft) shades of turquoise, blush, lavender, yellow, ruby and emerald. Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore dress the girls in delightfully bright, gem-toned cocktail dresses from Lula Kate. Each color coordinated perfectly with one of the colored chandeliers Ryan Designs custom made to hang over the table.
Keeping in mind that the guests of this party will all be around the age of 13, we keep the décor witty and playful. The table was set with individual jewelry boxes that helped guests find their seats, and over-sized floral jewels created by Cat of Green Dahlia lined the center of the table. Cozy day beds and balloons made for a cozy lounge area where the girls mingled and gossiped. And mocktails were served up at our Bauble Bar (which featured custom gem panels created by Ryan Designs), where the girls were also invited to slip on a little something sparkly for to take home with them.
We set out to create a party that would be appeal to a young girl planning her bat mitzvah, but what emerged was a design we think can easily inspire a birthday, graduation or engagement party!
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography | Styling: Libby Basile, Jubilee Events | Floral Design: Green Dahlia | Cake: Erica O’Brien Cake Design | Hair: Jennie Kay Beauty | Apartment Building/Event Space : Providence G Building | Beauty: Dd Nickel | Dessert: Taste By Spellbound | Dresses : Lula Kate | Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress By The Shore | Hair Accessories : Ban.do | Lighting, Bar & Day Beds: Ryan Designs | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Paper : Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited