When Merrill Stovroff and her mother Mary Stovroff found out the date of her Bat Mitzvah nearly three years in advance, they knew they’d have plenty of time to plan the ultimate Mitzvah celebration that their friends and family alike had yet to experience. Mary, a former meeting planner knew all the ins and outs of event planning, but her trickiest business yet — a high maintenance client… who was her daughter! “Merrill is quite the artistic gal and she knew exactly what she wanted,” says Stovroff.
A lover of animals and the type to always be “in love with love,” Merrill immediately thought of the “Circus of Love” theme after visiting the Defoor Centre and seeing their octagon shaped venue that reminded them of a circus tent. Wanting an event that was fun, not fancy, they included unique touches to accentuate their theme and leave guests with a goody bag full of memories. From sweet treats like cotton candy, funnel cakes, snow cones and hot dogs to trapeze bars, bold centerpieces, drapery, and splashes of hot pink, the stage was set for the ultimate “Circus of Love.” Merrill Stovroff’s Bat Mitzvah proved that this up and coming young lady is the ringleader now. Eat your heart out….. Britney.
CREDITS: Photography by Ric Mershon Photography | Venue The Defoor Centre | Event Design by Eventscapes | Music by DJ Rhythm | Videography by Point of View | Invitations by Prestige Printing | Favors by Button-It-Up