When the team at Janie Haas Events asked us to be the photographers for Abigail’s upcoming Bat Mitzvah at The Revere Hotel’s Space 57, we knew it would be fun, modern and whimsical. When the day came for the celebration, we walked into a space transformed into a  Bat Mitzvah In Wonderland. We asked planner Stephanie Stark to describe the inspiration behind the event and here is what she had to say:

“… I keep a “Mitzvah Inspiration” folder in my office and collect ideas that I tuck away for future reference. I had been holding onto this idea of a Wonderland theme event for a couple of years and waited to find the right child for this theme. Then along came Abigail. Her mother, Patricia, described her as “all girl, 100% estrogen” who wanted a fun, creative and unique theme for her Bat Mitzvah. I pitched some of the ideas I had for a Wonderland theme to Abigail and her mother- hanging chairs from the ceiling, mad hatter tea party with vintage china, a cool black and white patterned dance floor, oversized everything .. and they both LOVED the idea. I learned, after blindly pitching the idea, that Abigail’s mother used to read the book written by Lewis Carroll to Abigail as a child and that they both loved the eccentricity and whimsy of the novel. It was the perfect opportunity for us all to let our creative juices flow. Patricia brought many ideas to the table herself- like the use of many of the novel’s quotes throughout the décor. It was important to her that there be a message behind everything and not just flashy décor. With my amazing designer at Art of the Event, Elizabeth Holden, my inspired lighting designer, Suzanne Lowell and many other participants and visionaries, the event you see before came to life with adventure and excitement around every corner.”

Mazel Tov to Abigail and her family and a thank you to the amazing team at Janie Haas Events for thinking of us to capture this beautiful celebration!

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Venue: Revere Hotel Boston – Studio 1 and Space 57; Planning and Coordination: Janie Haas Events; Photography: Person + Killian Photography; Decor: Art of the Event; Rentals: Peterson Party Center; Lighting: Suzanne B Lowell; Entertainment: Klass Universal Entertainment; Additional Rentals: Tommy Wholesale; Performers: TEN31 Productions; Face painting: Peanut Butter; Additional Entertainment: Creative Event; Confectionery Table: Sweet Indulgence; Additional Sweets: Andie’s Specialty Sweets; Video: Generations Cinemastories; Cake: Amanda Oakleaf

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Revere Hotel Boston Bat Mitzvah at Space 57 by Person + Killian Photography. Jill Person and Laurén Killian are located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay at 251 Newbury Street and can be reached via email at [email protected] or [email protected] or via phone at 617.236.1662