She did an outstanding job leading the service at The Temple in Nashville, and her family, the rabbi and cantor had the most beautiful things to say about Lily. One thing that I remember clearly from Lily’s father’s words is when he said that Lily has a kindness in her heart that can’t be taught – it’s a kindness that is just part of her soul. After getting to know Lily during her portrait session and at her bat mitzvah, I can absolutely sense how true this is!
Lily’s bat mitzvah service was followed by luncheon at The Temple (and I’ve included a few shots from that below). Later in the evening, they had a joyful celebration with friends and family at Loveless Barn, including a caricature artist, Jeni’s Ice Cream station, custom air-brushed baseball hats, a popcorn station, a temporary tattoo station, games, LOTS of dancing, and one of the most beautiful custom sweets tables I’ve ever seen!
Here’s an overview of Lily’s bat mitzvah with more than 100 photos from throughout the day! Keep scrolling to the end to see some fun dancing shots and hula-hooping! 🙂
Thank you to the Marger family for choosing me to document this special time in your lives – it was a joy to photograph this event for you. I’m excited to see the images in print in their heirloom album soon!
Check out these amazing vendors who helped make Lily’s day a success!:
Event Design: Victoria Marger // Venue: Loveless Barn // Event Planning: Melissa Dodson Events and Loveless Events // Second Photographer: Deb Scally // Photography Assistant: Jennifer Pinckney // DJ and photo booth: Entertain! // Caricature Artist: David Arnold // Airbrushing Artist: Michael Hraba, Caricatures by Michael // Florals for morning service: Denise Bann, Greenfinch Floral Design // Cake and Candy Barn: Sonia Garza, Sweet Little Mother // Balloons: Shindigs and Celebrations // Calligraphy and signage: Kristen Carpenter // Escort cards and napkin printing: Ink Nashville // Catering for the party: Loveless Events
Later in the evening, family and friends gathered at Loveless Barn for an amazing party themed “Lily at the Loveless!” Check out the pictures below for an overview of the evening with gorgeous details, lots of fun activities (including a caricature artist and custom airbrushed baseball hats, along with a temporary tattoo station, Jeni’s ice cream station, a popcorn station, and the most elaborate sweets table I’ve ever seen!) There were also games and LOTS of dancing!