Carly & Mandy are more like sisters than first cousins so it was only natural that these two girls would celebrate their Bat Mitzvah’s together. Both girls from Millburn NJ are also huge sports fans. The Coaches Club at Met Life Stadium was a great choice for this celebration.
Three months before the big day, I photographed both families on the Jets/Giants football field. It was a great experience for all of us. Playing sports requires practice and so does reading from the Torah and leading a service. On game day, the girls did not disappoint their fans at Temple Bnai Jeshrun, Short Hills, Nj. The packed house was rooting for them.
Met Life Stadium was turned into Team Carly & Mandy for the day. Every screen, including the Bud Light pylons displayed photos of them. The party started on the field, kids and adults had a chance to test their football skills led by a coach and his staff. Carly & Mandy came out of the tunnel just like the teams do and were cheered on by the fans.
The celebration continued indoors at the Coaches Club. Once again there was a grand entrance, Motzi over the challah, candle lighting, hora and a montage. Of course there was non-stop dancing led by Evan of EK Productions, Staten Island, NY. If you weren’t on the dance floor there was a photo booth, baseball, football and hockey games as well as terrific food for all the athletes. Carly and Mandy were the MVP’s of the day!