A Red Carpet Premier at the Grand Summit Hotel

Red CarpetWe’ve been a preferred vendor at the Grand Summit Hotel,an elegantly refined NJ luxury Inn,” for several years.  Jim Thornton and Teresa Garcia, the sales and catering directors, have helped MMP Entertainment create once in a lifetime memories for some fantastic families in the Skyland and Gateway region of NJ.

Grand Summit BallroomOne family, in particular, is the Weinerman’s.  After doing Ryan’s Bar Mitzvah in 2007, they called us back for his cousin Rebecca’s celebration in 2009.  What makes the Weinerman family unique is that their grandfather, Marshall,  is the owner of the hotel. Mr. Weinerman, a successful businessman, devoted family fan and gentleman, liked what he saw the first time around and invited us back.  My team and I were honored.

Cover GirlRebecca’s Bat Mitzvah theme was a Red Carpet Premier.  It was perfect! Rebecca looks like a glamorous movie star to begin with so when she walked down the red carpet past the paparazzi in her gorgeous dress, you couldn’t help but think you were at an L.A hot spot with famous rock stars and actors sipping PerrierFrank Duca, and the crew from Hollywood East Video, made arrangements for all the guests to be interviewed as they entered and walked down the Red Carpet.   Later in the evening they showed a customized highlight film featuring Rebecca’s rise to stardom.  The multi-media experience was way above and beyond the typical photo montages that guests were used to.

Live SaxAs you’ll see from the event re-capture at the bottom, Rebecca and her family and friends had a blast.   Rebecca’s mom, Betsy, did an awesome job planning the entertainment for the celebration. After our initial consultation and follow-up design session, Betsy reserved our classy Jazz Trio for the adult cocktail hour, and our video dance party, Guitar Hero World Tour, Game Show, Photo Booth and 2 DDR Max stations for the kids’ cocktail hour.  We also provided a sax player, percussionist, vocalist and night club light show upgrade for the reception.

The Weinerman FamilyOne of the event highlights was seeing Rebecca and her Dad, Mark, dancing to the father-daughter dance. Mark, who has to be the biggest James Taylor fan I know, made a great choice by selecting “Sadie”, a song about a cherished relationship, for the special dance.   Both Rebecca and her dad sang the words together and shared a wonderful moment.  It’s really nice to see a genuine connection between a dad and his little girl.

marissa3Rebecca’s younger sister, Marissa,  will have her Bat Mitzvah in a few years… we can’t wait!  She also has the big screen good looks and an outgoing personality to match. Their older brother, Max, is going to have a tough time sharing the house with two future divas!

Special thanks to Mauricio Lemonk from the Wendy Robinson Photography company for sharing his photos for this entry.  Mauricio specializes in the high fashion shooting style that you would see in Vogue magazine.

If you want your photo album to be personalized and to stand out from the rest with an artistic flair, Mauricio is your man.

Special thanks to Frank for putting together this video clip for us.  Enjoy!

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One Response to “A Red Carpet Premier at the Grand Summit Hotel”
  1. Mauricio Lemonk says:


    Thank you for creating the best moments at the party, this made our work easy to capture those glances of happiness and joy. It is always a real pleasure to work with you and your staff. You guys not only take care of the party hosts and guests but also the people who work with you that help these parties go flawless. The music was amazing!!! and the dancers are always the best. The party never stopped the whole night and that kept us getting better and better photographs which is what we always look for.
    Looking forward working with you and your crew again.

    P.S. The Sax player always spices up the music to the highest level. Keep bringing him to the parties.

    Best, and Thank you again.

    Mauricio Lemonk

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