We are coming up on Trilogy Event Design's 1-year anniversary, and it has been quite a year! And, as we continue to grow, adding more weddings, birthdays, and other social and corporate events to our portfolio, we are excited to announce the addition of someone new to the team: Julie Rae Herskovitz!
Julie joins us as our Mitzvoth Consultant & Planner, and we are thrilled to have her on board. To properly introduce Julie to you all, we asked her to participate in a Q&A...
Q: In 5 words or less, how would you describe your personality?
A: Bubbly, Outgoing, Dependable, Efficient, and Loving
Q: What made you want to plan weddings and mitzvot (commonly referred to as bar/bat mitzvahs)?
A: I had such an amazing time planning my own wedding! Shortly after, my cousins, who were soon to be wed, began asking me about various Jewish traditions and tips on how to incorporate traditions with their modern lifestyles. This made me realize how little some couples know about Jewish Weddings. I love being able to assist Brides, Grooms, and of course, parents of the to-be-husband and wife. As for Bar and Bat Mitzvoth, well, before my wedding, my Bat Mitzvah was one of my happiest memories. It is a joyous, lively occasion. Who wouldn't want to be apart of planning happiness!
Q: What is your favorite part of a wedding?
A: I think that depends on the wedding. For example, at my wedding it was the "shtick" my brother-in-law planned for Ron (my husband) and I. At a Jewish Wedding, the bride and groom are to be treated as King and Queen, and the guest are to act as jesters. It is a mitzvah to bring joy and laughter to a bride and groom on their wedding day. So any wedding that has some shtick (which is done during the Hora, the traditional Jewish Circle Dance) is always exciting and fun!
My sister had a full ceremonial B'Deken. One of the beliefs is that no one is as close to G-d as a bride on her wedding day. Because of this close connection with G-d, the bride can bless people and help them achieve their wishes, or she can bestow personalized blessing on her guests. This is a beautiful part of a traditional wedding.
However, for a non-religious response, it's the dancing! I love any opportunity to slow dance with my husband!
Q: What was the coolest party you've ever attended?
A: Ok, well, I have to say it was my very own wedding. That day was everything for which I hoped!
Q: What is your favorite color? Why?
A: Teal. It is bright and warm and makes me feel happy.
Q: What is your favorite time of the year? Why?
A: Spring time! The weather begins to warm and people, once again, venture from their homes. It's a time to be reacquainted with neighbors. It's a time for walks in the park with our dog. It's a time of warmth and clear skies. It just feels like a time for new beginnings.