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Even though the weather was wild and windy outside, Rebecca and David had a warm and wonderful wedding last night at Eagles Nest Golf Golf Club. Mazel tov to Rebecca and David and to their wonderful family and friends. Thank you to Ashley from Ashton Creative, Darren from DMS Video, Carolyn from Sugar Rush Cakes, Sweet Sammies Ice Cream, Shlomi Amiga and The Dave Murphy Band. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Rebecca and David had a warm and wonderful wedding night at Eagles Nest Golf Club thanks to Tamara Temes - Jewish Wedding and Event Planner Toronto who ensured that everything went off without a hitch. I cannot imagine planning a wedding without a planner and to have someone as calm, collected, organized and on-point as Tamara is, helped to ensure that an amazing time was had by all. Thank you @tamarasarahtemes for everything ❤️😘

It was simply beautiful.

Emily Freedlander

4 weeks ago

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Here are some pics from Cole's bar mitzvah last night at The Showroom. Thanks to Justin and Jessica from The Magen Boys as well as Martin Kolditz from MGX Productions, Brenton Douglas, Encore Catering, Shawn Fortes, and E and B Decor for a fun filled night. Mazel Tov to Cole and the whole Rutman family!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing all of my friends that celebrate Rosh Hashonah a happy, sweet and healthy new year! ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing all of my friends that celebrate Rosh Hashonah a happy, sweet and healthy new year!

1 month ago

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Such an amazing night celebrating Maya's bat mitzvah with "Maya's Got Talent" themed party. The guests were entertained from the moment they arrived until they left. Thanks to the whole group of talented artists who helped to make this night a huge success. ... See MoreSee Less

So excited for Maya's bat mitzvah tonight!!! Mazel Tov to the entire Bergman family. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Last night we celebrated Late night with Daniel Shemesh Live. The guests were entertained from the moment they arrived until they left. Mazel Tov Daniel!! ... See MoreSee Less

So excited for tomorrow, planning the 3rd bar/bat mitzvah for the Shemesh family. Mazel Tov!!! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Stunning pictures of the bride and groom from last weekend.Wedding day Sneak Peak ... See MoreSee Less

Stunning pictures of the bride and groom from last weekend.

2 months ago

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Here are some pics from Adrienne and Jonathan's wedding last night at the Adath Israel. Many thanks to the amazing team of people that helped to make it a magical night; Martin Kolditz from MGX Productions, Alex Himell from Platinum Studios, Trust from The Truly Band, Abe from Tam Tov, and Jackie O Florals. It was truly a wonderful day!!! Wishing Adrienne and Jonathan a lifetime of happiness!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Mazel Tov to a great couple! Had a great day working with you Tamara Vertlieb Temes 🙂

Mazel Tov Adrienne & Jonathan! It was great meeting and working with you Tamara. Hope to see you soon!!

Thank you all for a wonderful memorable day for Adrienne and Jonathan and our family. 💕

It's a beautiful day for a wedding. A huge Mazel Tov to Adrienne and Jonathan and their families!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Passover to all my friends and family!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Passover to all my friends and family!!!

8 months ago

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Looking for prizes for you upcoming bar/bat mitzvahs, then look no further, check out this sale!!!!Join Magen Boys for their official VIP Giveaway Sale!!
Thursday March 23rd – Friday March 24th 10AM – 5PM
& Saturday March 25th 10AM – 4PM
Where: The Showroom Event Space - 25 Planchet Road, Concord.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to save up to 75% on brand name merchandise along with coupons and incredible door crashers!!
This is a sale not to be missed! We hope to see you there.
For more information please e-mail or call us: bigvipsale@gmail.com 905-761-0075 ext. 27
**Proceeds from this sale will be going towards the building of a park in Sderot Israel. This project has been very near and dear to us for quite a while and we are committed to seeing it come to fruition. We are almost there!
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Looking for prizes for you upcoming bar/bat mitzvahs, then look no further, check out this sale!!!!

 

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Wow I couldn't be happier to receive this absolutely beautiful thank you card in the mail today. Sarah and Bram you are two very special people. ... See MoreSee Less

Wow I couldnt be happier to receive this absolutely beautiful thank you card in the mail today. Sarah and Bram you are two very special people.

Last night was Naomi's bat mitzvah at The Avenue. Many thanks to Justin and The Magen Boys, Marla Brown for the beautiful decor, Cliq Creative, Jonathan Productions, Little Miss Henna, Event Circle and the staff of The Avenue for making the night a huge success. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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This isn't Naomi of the Kerbel sisters is it?! If so, what a small world!!! Great job Tamara! I'm sure everything went incredibly well because you were steering the ship! 😊💕

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Gearing up for Naomi's bat mitzvah today at The Avenue, Mazel tov to the Kerbel and Sandler families. ... See MoreSee Less

Your morning smile, this definitely put a smile on my face this morning:)

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Newlyweds Lindsay Pergola and Richie Guarini skipped a traditional first dance in favor of something much, much better: a phenomenal performance of the most iconic Dirty Dancing scene. And yes, they even nailed the signature lift!

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I just received this letter by email from the mother of the bride from last weekend. What a great way to start my weekend. "Hi Tamara! We want to thank you so much for the amazing job you did for Elysse and Phil. You were so calm and organized, and if there were any glitches, none of us were aware. The entire evening ran smoothly. We are so grateful for everything you did for all of us. Lots of love, Shelley." ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

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I just received this thank you note in the mail from my wedding client from last weekend. A hand written thank you note is so rare these days and I am so extremely appreciative for your kind words. It was truly my pleasure to work alongside you and Peter and your families. ... See MoreSee Less

I just received this thank you note in the mail from my wedding client from last weekend. A hand written thank you note is so rare these days and I am so extremely appreciative for your kind words.  It was truly my pleasure to work alongside you and Peter and your families.Image attachment

11 months ago

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Last night was Elysse and Phil's beautiful wedding. They are truly a couple that were meant to be together. I wish them many years of health and happiness together. Thanks to the Liberty Grand and their amazing staff, St. Royals Band, Luminous Photography, Dreamvision and Berries and Blooms. ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow I am heading to the Liberty Grand for Elysse and Phil's wedding. Mazel tov Elysse and Phil!!! Stay tuned for pics!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday was a glorious day for a wedding. Mazel tov Jennifer and Peter!!!! Beautiful flowers and decor provided by The Toronto Florist Shop. ... See MoreSee Less

It's been so busy that I haven't had a chance to post pics from Hailey's bat mitzvah last weekend. Thanks to Magen Boys, Smash Event Design, Eric Benchimol, Mitch Belman and Snapd photo and the staff at the YMG for making it a huge success ... See MoreSee Less

Looking forward to another busy weekend, very excited for Adam's bar mitzvah at the Richmond Hill Country Club and Jennifer and Peter's wedding at Paradise. ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago

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Gearing up for Hailey's bat mitzvah today at the YMG Mazel Tov Hailey and family!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Just received this thank you note this morning from the mother of the bar mitzvah boy I did last weekend. "Tamara was excellent! She planned my son's bar mitzvah to the minute and let me enjoy the day without worrying. I honestly couldn't have done it without her." ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Aww, that's so nice. 👏

This boy can sing!!!!! Marcus the bar mitzvah boy performing this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 years ago

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Mazel Tov to the Gerstein/Kuzmarov family on MARCUS' bar mitzvah this morning. What a beautiful simcha!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

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What a beautiful story:)

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Bride whose father was killed during a robbery is walked down the aisle by the man who received his heart via transplant. "It was so awesome to have a piece of my father physically there." abcn.ws/2bgoErf
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I just received this thank you note from the Bar Mitzvah I did in my client's home a few weeks ago:

Dear Tamara
Really thank you so much for your kindness and wisdom in planning Leo's Bar-Mitzvah, You took our vision and helped us to stay true to it. We created the perfect Bar-Mitzvah for our family.
My favorite comment was from my moms cousin who said it was "Enchanted" truly it was.
Your connections and suggestions were bang on!
You kept me on track!
You were easy to work with and I truly felt that we were the only event that you were were working on! You gave us all the attention that we needed and you were so quick with your answers to our questions!!
Thanks So Much
Heidi Larman Brown
Proud mom of the Bar-Mitzvah boy Leo !!
Photos are on their way!!
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Bravo!!! You are amazing! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

A HUGE thank you to all the of the vendors that came together the last minute (literally 6 days before the wedding) to create the most beautiful simcha. Many thanks to Manny Azulay and his team from Elys Fine Foods at the Kehila Synagogue, Sandra from The Toronto Florist Shop the room was outstanding and I know it was not an easy task to accomplish but you did it!!! Around the Table for the gorgeous linens, lollicakes, Luis from Images Life Media, Yosef from Yosef Photography, and David Buchbinder and his lively band and of course Olena from Olena make up art and beauty.. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Kudos to you Tamara Vertlieb Temes!!!

Chaya and Uriel's wedding is tomorrow at the Kehila Synagogue, Mazel tov to the Philosophe family. Can you believe we planned this wedding in 6 days!!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

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Are you looking for a spectacular venue? Then check out Magen Boys newest venue in the heart of Thornhill.MBE is thrilled with the overwhelming response to our newest venue The Showroom Event Space! Located in Vaughan at Dufferin & Langstaff. The Showroom has quickly become the newest, hottest and most incredible place to have your next party! All-inclusive packages that include full service catering, state of the art lighting and sound, modern decor and the best entertainment MBE has to offer!! And yes, we can also do KOSHER! We are already taking bookings well into 2018.... If you haven't seen it yet, what are you waiting for!?!
PERFECT FOR MITZVAHS/SMALL WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS/MEETINGS/CORPORATE EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS AND MORE!
For inquiries: info@theshowroomvenue.com
or call us: 905-761-0076
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Are you looking for a spectacular venue?  Then check out Magen Boys newest venue in the heart of Thornhill.

 

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Booked 2 weddings this week, one for next August at the Adath Israel, and one in 2 days, yes folks you read that right. I have had 6 days to plan a wedding for this coming Tuesday at The Kehila Synagogue. This is definitely a record for me, but I am up for the challenge. ... See MoreSee Less

Pictures from Leo's bar mitzvah. How amazing it was to have his bar mitzvah right in his own backyard. ... See MoreSee Less

There are so many people that I need to thank for helping to make Leo's bar mitzvah a success. FIrst off, George Meor for providing me with the most amazing staff. Gatsby Valet for greeting our guests, Adam Richie from Yukon Tents and Events, Mickey Lewin for his wonderful and lively music, Umami Sushi, Little Miss Henna and of course Happy Days for the yummy treats. ... See MoreSee Less

Leo's bar mitzvah is taking place tomorrow in a tent in his backyard. This is going to be one unique bar mitzvah. Stay tuned for pics. Mazel tov!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Eric and I want to thank you for helping to make our wedding a perfect night. Everything seemed to run so smoothly, which we know is to your credit. You went above and beyond both before and throughout the wedding and I can't thank you enough. We truly appreciated everything! ... See MoreSee Less

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The beautiful bride and groom and the fantastic Zemer Band singing their bridal dance song!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Last night Rachel and Eric got married and what a wonderful simcha it was. Here are some pictures, Many thanks to The Toronto Florist Shop for the amazing florals and decor. Also a huge thanks to the Zemer Band, Cliq Creative and DMS video for helping to make this night so special. ... See MoreSee Less

Time to get ready for Rachel and Eric's wedding today. Mazel tov to the Friedman and Doppelt families!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Best way to start my day, my client from this past weekend calls me this morning and asks me to book her other son's bar mitzvah in 2018 - ... See MoreSee Less

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Loca hour at Jonathan's bar mitzvah!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out these pictures from last night at The Grand Luxe for Jonathan's bar mitzvah. It was an incredible event thanks to Page Magen from The Magen Boys who did an outstanding job taking the clients vision and making it a reality. Also many thanks to Marzia at The Grand Luxe, Francine Birken and Vince Capizzano from Distinctive Photo, Little Miss Henna, Mysterion, Matt Feinstein and Roy from Cliq Creative, Ezra Krybus and his team from Hidden Light Films, Event Graffiti, Ice Culture for creating a magnificent candle lighting sculpture, Laury from Baskin and Robbins, Steven from Beavertails, and of course Marla Brown and her team from MB Designs who transformed the room into a south beach haven, stunning!!!! Thank you to everyone who helped to execute this fun and fantastic evening!!! A huge Mazel tov to the Hirsh family ... See MoreSee Less

Gearing up for Jonathan's bar mitzvah tonight at The Grand Luxe, Mazel tov Sofia, Glen, Jonathan and Jeremy!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

It's Matthew and Isabel's B'nai Mitzvah today at The Boulevard. Mazel tov Matthew, Isabel, Pedro and Ricki!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Same day edit video from Sarah and Bram's wedding this past Sunday. Jonathan Lewis and Natalie Lewis from Jonathan Productions you are so incredibly talented!!!!prod by: www.jonathanproductions.ca ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out these amazing pictures from Sarah and Bram's wedding yesterday at Beth Tikvah Synagogue Toronto and Cambium Farms. Sarah and Bram had the most wonderful day and I can't think of a more deserving couple. Sarah and Bram are the most kind hearted and gracious couple and I wish them a lifetime of health and happiness. Many thanks to all of the vendors that helped to make their day a success; the dynamic duo of Jonathan and Natalie from Jonathan Productions, Mike from Bongopix, Orly Waldman, The Clearing Band, DJ Sean Caff, Natasha from Berries and Blooms Inc. and Cambium Farms. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Awww it was so great working with you ❤ We had such a great time!! We will be posting the video tomorrow.. Please feel free to share ❤

Love it! Great working together!

All my love to the happy couple!

Sarah and Bram's wedding rehearsal is tonight and I am looking forward to their wedding this Sunday at Beth Tikvah and Cambium Farms, Mazel tov Sarah and Bram!!!! Stay tuned for pics!!! ... See MoreSee Less

At the top of her game.#TamaraTemes not only planned every facet of our wedding, she also designed our spiral ceremony in the round, sourced our A-Team of vendor talent. To that add, Matron of Honour and Emcee, duties shared with our sister Alana Vertlieb. Tamara commanded an army of talent with military precision and timing. Worked an 18 day, managed a bridal party that included her own three children who needed her loving attention and did it all while smiling. Does she love what she does? Well it's pretty obvious. #Jewish #Wedding #Party #Planner #Toronto. #TamaraSarahTemes. Ashley Botting, Tamara Temes Bridal and Party Consultant ... See MoreSee Less

At the top of her game.

 

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Wishing all of my family, friends and clients a very happy passover!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing all of my family, friends and clients a very happy passover!!!

Looking for an inexpensive way to modernize your candy table or place card table, check out these light up letters I found at Michael's today on sale. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for an inexpensive way to modernize your candy table or place card table, check out these light up letters I found at Michaels today on sale.Image attachmentImage attachment

2 years ago

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For those of my clients that are looking for swag for your upcoming Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, this will be a great sale.MBE, along with Pop! Events and JNF Toronto Presents:
The BIG VIP Giveaway Sale
An Event Novelty and Prize Sale Like No Other!!
When: Friday March18th- Monday March 21st
Time: Daily 10AM-6PM
Where: The POP! EVENT SPACE150 St. Regis Crescent (Allen and Sheppard area)
Featuring: Licensed NHL/MLB/NBA apparel, awesome electronics, HALF PRICE Lazy Pants, camp swag, the latest and greatest pillows, light up novelty and TONS MORE!
A portion of the proceeds will be going to charity.
YOU CANT GO WRONG
For more information email: bigvipsale@gmail.com
Feel free to share to anyone you know having a party!
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For those of my clients that are looking for swag for your upcoming Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, this will be a great sale.

 

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YES!!!

Another busy week, had a meeting today at the Grande Luxe, a decor meeting, as well as booked 2 new clients, one bar mitzvah and one wedding. 2016 is going to be a jam packed year and I can't wait. #lovemyjob ... See MoreSee Less

It's been a jam packed week, and today I met with 2 clients and booked 2 new clients one for July long weekend 2016 and one for May 2018. Looking forward to planning these wonderful simchas. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Wow what a night! Thank you to all who made the Singer's B'nai Mitzvah a HUGE success. Bounce Entertainement you were fantastic, that set up was out of this world. Craig from DT Floral, you really outdid yourself, the room was exquisite. Thanks to Alex Himmel from Platinum Studios and Josh Israel from Video by Josh for keeping up with our jam packed schedule. Special thanks to Little Miss Henna, Luv Lockits and Distinctive Foto for keeping all of the kids entertained. ... See MoreSee Less

Wow what a night!  Thank you to all who made the Singers Bnai Mitzvah a HUGE success.  Bounce Entertainement you were fantastic, that set up was out of this world.  Craig from DT Floral, you really outdid yourself, the room was exquisite.  Thanks to Alex Himmel from Platinum Studios and Josh Israel from Video by Josh for keeping up with our jam packed schedule. Special thanks to Little Miss Henna, Luv Lockits and Distinctive Foto for keeping all of the kids entertained.Image attachmentImage attachment

Can't wait for tomorrow for the Singer B'nai Mitzvah, I am so honoured to be planning this simcha with my friends Monique and Mitchell Singer. Mazel tov to Alexis and Spencer and the whole family!! It's going to be one epic night! ... See MoreSee Less

After a short break, this year is starting off super busy. Had a productive meeting today at the YMG for a bat mitzvah and heading out tomorrow to visit several venues with wedding clients. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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2015 has been an incredible year for Tamara Temes Bridal and Party Consulting. I have had the great fortune of working with some of the most amazing clients and vendors. I am so blessed to work in a profession that I absolutely love. Wishing all of my clients and friends, a very happy and healthy new year. May this year bring everything that you wish for yourselves. Here is a preview of events from this past year. ... See MoreSee Less

2015 has been an incredible year for Tamara Temes Bridal and Party Consulting. I have had the great fortune of working with some of the most amazing clients and vendors. I am so blessed to work in a profession that I absolutely love. Wishing all of my clients and friends, a very happy and healthy new year. May this year bring everything that you wish for yourselves. Here is a preview of events from this past year.

 

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Had a great meeting at The Avenue yesterday for an upcoming b'nai mitzvah. Very excited that I was just hired to help plan Phil and Elysse's upcoming wedding. ... See MoreSee Less

Another busy weekend ahead, bar mitzvah at The Grande Luxe. ... See MoreSee Less

Meeting today at Riviera Parque for Monique Singer's upcoming B'nai Mitzvah. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out this incredible cake that was designed and baked by the talented Jodi Denberg for Daniel's bar mitzvah. Not only was it beautiful but it was sooooo delicious. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out this incredible cake that was designed and baked by the talented Jodi Denberg for Daniels bar mitzvah.  Not only was it beautiful but it was sooooo delicious.

 

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Thx Tamara Vertlieb Temes! It was my absolute pleasure to do this for my amazing nephew!

Looks amazing Jodi Weinberg Denberg - way to go 🙂

AMAZING Jodi Weinberg Denberg!!!! Wow!

Some pics from Daniel's bar mitzvah yesterday, such a warm and wonderful bar mitzvah celebration. Thanks to Sarah at The Uptown Loft, Amanda from Rose Reisman Catering, Smash Designs Inc, Cliq Creative, Lisa Feinstein, Double Chocolate and Julian and Scott for the amazing entertainment. ... See MoreSee Less

Some pics from Daniels bar mitzvah yesterday, such a warm and wonderful bar mitzvah celebration.  Thanks to Sarah at The Uptown Loft, Amanda from Rose Reisman Catering, Smash Designs Inc, Cliq Creative, Lisa Feinstein, Double Chocolate and Julian and Scott for the amazing entertainment.

Looking forward to working with repeat clients Marnie Denberg Lax and Matthew Lax in celebrating their son Daniel's bar mitzvah tomorrow at The Uptown Loft, Mazel Tov to the entire family! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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And as per usual you were amazing and I could absolutely not have done it without you! Xo

Very excited to be working with repeat clients Amy Sieger and Jason Smith in planning their son Adam's bar mitzvah at The Science Centre. ... See MoreSee Less

Just booked another bat mitzvah, Looking forward to working with Shannon Philips in helping to plan her daughter Hailey's bat mitzvah at the YMG. ... See MoreSee Less

Kylas Friends themed party

Here are some pictures from the surprise Bat Mitzvah on Sunday evening. The mom of the bat mitzvah girl, Bonnie Teitelbaum Wisener came up with the brilliiant idea to turn the Second Cup Coffee Shop into Kyla's Cafe (her daughter's name is Kyla of course). Kyla and her group of friends love the TV show "Friends." So, she transformed the coffee shop into a "Friends Cafe." Here are some highlights from the evening. Bonnie made all of the signage so that it was personalized for Kyla, she hired the talented Sydney Bernknopf to play some current tunes for the girls while they enjoyed their drinks and a light supper. On the way out the girls received a mug filled with hot chocolate for a take away. A fun time was had by all. Bonnie hired me to help her set up for the evening. I just had to share this event as I thought it was such a great concept and a perfect way to celebrate her daughter's bat mitzvah in an intimate setting, kudos to Bonnie for getting it all together in such a short time frame. ... See MoreSee Less

Here are some pictures from the surprise Bat Mitzvah on Sunday evening.  The mom of the bat mitzvah girl, Bonnie Teitelbaum Wisener came up with the brilliiant idea to turn the Second Cup Coffee Shop into Kylas Cafe (her daughters name is Kyla of course).  Kyla and her group of friends love the TV show Friends.  So, she transformed the coffee shop into a Friends Cafe. Here are some highlights from the evening. Bonnie made all of the signage so that it was personalized for Kyla, she hired the talented Sydney Bernknopf to play some current tunes for the girls while they enjoyed their drinks and a light supper.  On the way out the girls received a mug filled with hot chocolate for a take away.  A fun time was had by all.  Bonnie hired me to help her set up for the evening.  I just had to share this event as I thought it was such a great concept and a perfect way to celebrate her daughters bat mitzvah in an intimate setting, kudos to Bonnie for getting it all together in such a short time frame.Image attachment

 

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Thanks Tamara, my partner in crime and "friend".

2 years ago

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A beautiful picture of the bar mitzvah boy Russell from last weekend at the Palais Royale taken by Eclipse PhotographyRussell - Bar Mitzvah - Palais Royale ... See MoreSee Less

A beautiful picture of the bar mitzvah boy Russell from last weekend at the Palais Royale taken by Eclipse Photography

 

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Today on site visits at The Vue and The Science Centre, looking for venues for a new bar mitzvah client. ... See MoreSee Less

Gearing up for a very busy weekend, mazel tov Russell Kline!! ... See MoreSee Less

Meeting today for a surprise bat mitzvah party, shhhhhhhh the bat mitzvah girl doesn't know, this is a first for me,!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Just booked another b'nai mitzvah, looking forward to working with Ricki and Pedro for May 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

Great meeting today at The Uptown Loft to discuss Daniel's upcoming bar mitzvah!!! ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Getting prepped for a very busy weekend ahead, today setting up at the Beth Emeth for Jack Rosenbaum's bar mitzvah, Mazel tov Jack!!! Sunday bar mitzvah party at The Boulevard. ... See MoreSee Less

2 years ago

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Nice family photo

2 years ago

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It's been a whirlwind of craziness since my own daughter's bat mitzvah a few short weeks ago. Stay tuned for my blog; coming soon on how I was thrown so many curve balls during the planning process, but I had to keep calm and plan on. Meanwhile had a great meeting for Lori Kline's upcoming bar mitzvah, and a tasting meeting at Maple Downs Golf club this week. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Looking forward to the whole story and Maple Downs is a perfect place!

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Wow what an amazing weekend! We are so proud of our daughter, Bayley Pearl! We have so many people to thank for making her bat mitzvah a HUGE success and honestly surpassed our expectations in every way possible. We would like to thank Francine Birken from Distinctive Foto for these wonderful pictures, all of my guests loved the black and white photos. Jian Magen and Jesse Glowinsky from the Magen Boys for making all our dreams come true, the night was magical because of you, from the dance floor to the dancers, the entertainment exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Matt Feinstein and Nadav Rosenberg from Cliq Creative for being so patient, easy going and working so hard to capture every second of our jam packed schedule. We can't wait to see the pics!!! The room would not have been complete without the exquisite centrepieces created by Yien Ha-Watson from Ellis Flowers she is extremely talented and most importantly a truly kind and genuine person whom I am proud to call my friend. Thank you to Carolyn Mortson from Sugar Rush Cakes for creating a personalized masterpiece black and white cake for Bayley. A special thank you to Carm and Christine at The Supreme Luxury Event Venue, they were absoutely amazing to work with and their venue is beyond stunning. The food was delicious and they delivered on every aspect of our detailed itinerary. Thank you to Jared Brown from Jared Brown Designs for lending me some of his gorgeous jewels for the evening, he made me feel like I was a star for the night. Thank you to Marla Brown from MB Designs for our wonderful black and white framed table seating boards, they were outstanding. Most of all a huge THANK YOU to all of our freinds and family who joined us in celebrating this very important milestone in our lives, may we share many more simchas together in the future. ... See MoreSee Less

Wow what an amazing weekend! We are so proud of our daughter, Bayley Pearl! We have so many people to thank for making her bat mitzvah a HUGE success and honestly surpassed our expectations in every way possible. We would like to thank Francine Birken from Distinctive Foto for these wonderful pictures, all of my guests loved the black and white photos. Jian Magen and Jesse Glowinsky from the Magen Boys for making all our dreams come true, the night was magical because of you, from the dance floor to the dancers, the entertainment exceeded our expectations in every way possible. Matt Feinstein and Nadav Rosenberg from Cliq Creative for being so patient, easy going and working so hard to capture every second of our jam packed schedule. We cant wait to see the pics!!! The room would not have been complete without the exquisite centrepieces created by Yien Ha-Watson from Ellis Flowers she is extremely talented and most importantly a truly kind and genuine person whom I am proud to call my friend. Thank you to Carolyn Mortson from Sugar Rush Cakes for creating a personalized masterpiece black and white cake for Bayley. A special thank you to Carm and Christine at The Supreme Luxury Event Venue, they were absoutely amazing to work with and their venue is beyond stunning. The food was delicious and they delivered on every aspect of our detailed itinerary. Thank you to Jared Brown from Jared Brown Designs for lending me some of his gorgeous jewels for the evening, he made me feel like I was a star for the night. Thank you to Marla Brown from MB Designs for our wonderful black and white framed table seating boards, they were outstanding. Most of all a huge THANK YOU to all of our freinds and family who joined us in celebrating this very important milestone in our lives, may we share many more simchas together in the future.Image attachment
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Top Two Questions that I Always get Asked

20th September

I thought it would be fun to blog about the top two questions I am always asked as an event planner.

 

The number one question clients always ask is how can I stop my guests from leaving early?

In answer to that question you can’t.  I find the Guests majority of the time leave the party by 11 to 11:30 p.m. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Saturday night or a holiday the next day. After being at a party for an average of 5 hours people want to leave.  I always thought before I was a planner that it’s a sign if everyone leaves it may not have been a great party.  THAT COULDN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.  In actuality, it really has nothing to do with the party, it’s just that your guests simply have had enough and it’s … Read More »



KEEP CALM and PLAN ON

24th October

When life’s roller coaster throws you for a loop: KEEP CALM and PLAN ON

I started planning my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah a little over two years ago.  After all, planning is what I do and expectations were high.   I chose a venue, lined up my vendors, my daughter started her Mitzvah project;  we were all looking forward to celebrating her Bat Mitzvah on labour day weekend.

Very late one July evening I received an email from the owner of the venue that I had booked over two years ago, saying they had a devastating fire.  We could no longer have our Bat Mitzvah at our planned location.  I was six weeks away from the Bat Mitzvah and I had over 200 guests invited, what was I going to do?  Not only did I lose my venue but I also lost my deposit.  … Read More »



An Exceptional Cinematographer

10th November

Geoffrey + Ashley from Hidden Light Films on Vimeo.

My brother and Ashley’s wedding video, Ezra Krybus you are brilliant, an exceptional cinematographer!



A Lovely Recent Thank You Note!

9th November

This is a letter I received this morning from my client after working their daughter’s Bat Mitzvah last night, what a great way to start the day feeling thankful 🙂

Tamara,

We wanted to say thank you for helping us make yesterday so special for Mia and our family.

Your guidance, advice and cool demeanor was invaluable in getting us to the Bat Mitzvah day and through the evening. We have already recommended you to one friend and will absolutely do so to anyone who else we know.

We will definitely be calling you for Noa’s Bat Mitzvah. Luckily, we have four years to try to figure out a way to top or at least match the special night we had yesterday.

Thank you for everything it was really a pleasure working with you.

All the best,

Jon and Shlomit



Tamara’s Tip and Tricks – A Quick Way to Cut Costs

9th November

As promised, “Tamara’s Tips and Tricks to planning a successful event.” Over the years the most commonly asked question that I have heard is how can I save money when planning my event? I tell my clients that if they want to save money a great tip is to skip the cocktail hour and go right into the reception. This will definitely save at least a few thousand dollars and often there is no reason that you can’t go right into a room if set up allows. The celebration can begin right away and your guests won’t even notice the difference:)



Tamara’s Tip and Tricks – Guest Lists

9th November

For my next installment of “Tamara’s Tip and Tricks for planning a successful event let’s talk about guest lists. My clients always ask me how to organize their guest lists. I always tell my clients to make sure to alphabetize their guests lists by last name not first name. Once you have an organized and alphabetized guest list it will make a world of difference for your planner especially on the day of the event. First of all, the place cards should also be organized alphabetically by last name and a planner is then able to use your master guest list to cross reference to make sure everything is in the correct order. The client also provides me with a guest list in alphabetical order with table number. This way if a guest wants to know where they are seated … Read More »



“Camp Mia’s” Bat Mitzvah

30th July

Thanks to the Park Hyatt and their exceptional staff along with JGlow from the Magen Boys, Ikonica, Berries and Blooms, Double Chocolate, Little Miss Henna and Evan Tristan for helping to make “Camp Mia’s” Bat Mitzvah a huge success.

Ikonica Photographer, Mia’s Bat Mitzvah, The Park Hyatt Toronto

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“R-E-S-P-E-C-T FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO ME”

28th February

I have been pondering for weeks about a topic for my next blog, a topic that would be relevant and helpful to all that are planning an event.  Today however, it came to me.   This blog may not be directly related to planning an event but more about how one reacts and how our reactions affect others.  I woke up this morning to find a leak in my son’s bedroom.  His carpet was soaking wet and I, like any other mother, began to panic.  The worst thoughts began to cloud my mind, what if there is mould now in his room.  We will now have to pull up the carpet, knock down the walls, and the whole house will have to be renovated.  After watching too many of those love it or list it shows, I pictured myself in a … Read More »



Thinking Outside the Box

17th July

Dear Tamara,

We wanted to thank you for taking the time to help us plan Hayden’s Bar Mitzvah. Both Steve and I valued your expertise, your patience, and your original ideas. You were an excellent listener and understood our vision for our Simcha. You also encouraged us and helped us to think “outside of the box”. You respected our budget and connected us to vendors who also respected our budget and who were a pleasure to work with.  I highly recommend your  Jewish party planning services as you are a true professional.  Thank you so much for helping make Hayden’s day so special and memorable!

Steven and Glenda

 

As I just received this beautiful letter from a client this morning it made me realize how important it is to think “outside of the box” not just for planning but for everything you do … Read More »



CJN

4th June

As a Jewish wedding planner of 17 years, people always ask me, “What is the most unforgettable event that you have planned?” Let me tell you about my first wedding as a professional planner. It all started out very smoothly; I lined everyone up to go down the aisle and the ceremony went off without a hitch. Immediately following, the sister of the groom became ill. She was, of course, the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. After sitting with her on the bathroom floor, I realized that she was not going to recover any time soon, so I immediately changed the plan. I re-worked the schedule and asked the brother of the groom to take over as emcee. With the first crisis resolved, I thought we were in the clear. You won’t believe what happened next…

Continue Here, if coming … Read More »



Buying Shoes

24th May

Another wedding tip for all those brides out there. Remember when buying your shoes for your special day please think comfort over style. I am a shoe lover myself so I appreciate beautiful shoes. However, if you are uncomfortable than it will definitely impact your whole day. I would suggest that you either get one pair of shoes that is really comfortable that you can wear the whole day or get 2 pairs of shoes, one for the pictures and ceremony and one for the reception. Just remember to bring both pair of shoes to your dress fitting so that your dress will not be way to long after you take off your high heels.



Crawford Boys Planning Guide

18th May

Check out Crawford Boys Party Planning Guide, they asked for my expertise on event planning. This is a comprehensive guide for anyone that is planning a special event.



Michelle and Ryan’s Wedding

6th May

Michelle and Ryan’s Wedding yesterday at Angus Glen Golf Club, it was truly a magical day and what an amazing couple. It was a pleasure to work with Michelle and Ryan, and yes they are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.



Girls Gone Glam

6th May

I am honoured to be participating in the Girls Gone Glam, women’s only fundraising event by the Yasmin chapter of CHW, event will be held on May 9th at the Kehila Centre. I am excited to be donating these kleenex packs for the goodie bags that will be distributed to the guests.



Making Your Vision Reality

4th April

With wedding season just around the corner I thought I would talk about the Top 10 Questions that are asked by my brides and grooms. For the majority of my clients this is the first large scale party that they have ever planned so they are faced with so many questions and I want to be there for them to answer all of their questions and concerns.

 

Q.  What time does the planner come and what time do you leave?

A.  I usually start my day a half an hour before the photos begin so that I can help prepare the bride for her pictures. I am also there to distribute the flowers to the bridesmaids and pin on all of the boutonnieres on the groomsmen. I usually help the bride get into her wedding gown as well. I leave when … Read More »



Say Yes To The Dress

28th March

So do you love “Say Yes To The Dress” as much as I do, guess who is opening a shop in Toronto, Kleinfeld Bridal is scheduled to open downtown Toronto next year at the Bay on Queen. I can’t wait to visit the new store. What do you think?



Advice on planning your Bar or Bat Mizvah in Toronto

21st March

Over the past few years I have spent a lot of time meeting with parents who are about to embark on a very special journey of planning their son’s or daughter’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah. A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is an important milestone as well as a significant tradition in the Jewish religion. From the feedback that I have received from my Toronto clients the most stressful part of the planning process is the financial commitment that parents have to invest for this one day. My best advice that I can give anyone who is starting this planning process is to talk to their children first, sit down and have a quiet conversation with that child alone.  Ask them what they want to do, get them involved in the process and ask them whether they want a dance party or a … Read More »



I Love the Wedding Planner

5th March

Just watched one of my favourite movies of all time, “The Wedding Planner.” It’s funny because clients always ask me is my job really like Jennifer Lopez’s (Mary) in the movie. Recently, I had an experience with a client that really made me feel like it was. Does anyone remember the scene in the movie where Mary reassures Fran that Steve is her true love and that she needs to go ahead with the wedding? I had a bar mitzvah client, who called me the night before her son’s bar mitzvah and she began to panic and starting second guessing all of the decisions that she had made and started to ask so many what if questions, what if the guests leave to early? what if my make up appointment runs to late? I sat her down and very calmly … Read More »



Like Me on Facebook

25th January

Please connect with me on Facebook. New and exciting things are happening all the time? Are you ready for  your next Simcha or party?



Kline Bar Mitzvah Part II

20th January

Wow! What an amazing party, thanks to The Thompson Hotel, Justin and the Magen Boys, DMS, Eclipse, Mysterion, Decor and More, Joel Nadel and Tiny Tim Donuts for helping to make Jack’s Bar Mitzvah a huge success.

Some highlights from last night’s Bar Mitzvah; Mysterion entertained the kids downstairs with a live mentalist/hypnotist show, while the adults enjoyed the stunning views of Toronto’s skyline from the Rooftop at The Thompson Hotel. Do you remember as a child how much you loved to pop bubble wrap, can you imagine a dance floor that is filled with bubble wrap and the kids stomping all over it? We did it last night, so much fun! Not to mention the tribute video where the Bar Mitzvah boy Jack pre-recorded and sang “Man in the Mirror” while the guests enjoyed his life in pictures.

Finally, the night … Read More »



Kline Bar Mitzvah

15th January

Busy preparing for Jack’s bar mitzvah on Saturday night at the Thompson Hotel, it is going to be a spectacular event! Mazel Tov to Jack and the whole Kline Family!



Angus Glen Booking

1st December

Meeting a new client tomorrow, wedding at Angus Glen Golf Club in May 2013.



My Son’s Bar Mitzvah

20th November

My son’s bar mitzvah luncheon, I loved everything about it!! His theme was trees, as his mitzvah project was donating trees to Camp Ramah in Canada. We used apples and branches as the decor and we did a flower placing ceremony in lieu of a candlelighting. We asked guests of honour to rise and place a flower on the branches of the centrepieces. At the end Maxwell asked a representative from each table to place a flower, it was so beautiful and inclusive so that everyone felt special.



An Amazing Product

17th May

For all brides-to-be or for anyone who wants to show off their perfectly polished nails for a third of the cost of going to the spa; I found an amazing product that I absolutely love. It is called Sally Hansen French Manicure white tip pen. It looks like I went to the spa, but actually I did it at home in under 15 minutes. Try it you will love it!






From the Blog!

Busy times, booking events for 2015, 2016 and 2018. Not to mention, I have had the honor of planning so many romantic and unique Jewish Weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvah's and Events. I have captured lot's of these on my blog as well as sharing some valuable advice that may reduce some of your costs and add that wow factor to your memorable day.

Top Two Questions that I Always get Asked
I thought it would be fun to blog about the top two questions I am always asked as an event planner.

 

The number one question...
KEEP CALM and PLAN ON
When life’s roller coaster throws you for a loop: KEEP CALM and PLAN ON

I started planning my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah a little over two...

An Exceptional Cinematographer

Geoffrey + Ashley from Hidden Light Films on Vimeo.

My brother and Ashley’s wedding video, Ezra Krybus you are brilliant, an exceptional cinematographer!