Thursday, May 28, 2009

Perfect Details for a Destination or Travel Themed Wedding

I love travel themed details for any wedding but especially for a destination event! Using Post Cards as your save the dates or giving luggage tags as favors adds to the unique atmosphere of the wedding. Here are a few great options:
top, left: Wanderlust Necklace from Crumpet Cake, $15.00
top, right: Travel Push Pins from Tickle Button, $6.75 for 9 pins
-I love these for use throughout your wedding decor (centerpiece, bouquets, escort cards, etc.)
2nd row, right: Shampoo Bar with Tin Case from Shop Red Leaf, $11.00
-great item in a welcome bag
3rd row, left: Vintage Train Case from Get Ready Set Go, $64.95
-for a higher budget event, use these as your welcome baskets
3rd row, right: Custom Map Tray from Carolina Cottage, $25.00
-use these as your centerpiece containers or to hold escort cards, etc.
4th row, left: Vintage Street Map Sterling Silver Cuff Links from DLK Designs, $48.00
-wonderful groomsmen gifts
4th row, right: Bon Voyage Card from Ear Mark, $4.00
-use these as your save the dates or thank you notes.
5th row, left: Vanity Cabinet from Vanity Case, $300.00
-not sure how this could be used, but it is so adorable I had to include it!
5th row, right: The Getaway Bag from Beesnetta, $172.00
-a great gift for your bridesmaids or for yourself to take on the honeymoon.

I love destination weddings, but if you cannot bear to miss out on that big, formal wedding you can give it a travel theme in a chic way. Bon Voyage!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ann Taylor Bridesmaid

Classy, chic bridesmaid dresses are available at Ann Taylor for amazing prices! These are a few of my favorites:
All of their bridesmaid dresses are under $200. Catch them on sale and you might find one for $59.88!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Our office will be closed until Tuesday morning. I will not have internet access, but will respond to emails first thing Tuesday morning. I will have limited cell phone access, but I will check it several times a day. If there is an emergency please call me on my cell phone. Happy Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Groom Style - Quirky Boutonnieres!

The Groom's style is often overlooked throughout the wedding. Why not let him have a little fun with his boutonniere?! I love these fabulously fun bouts from 100 layer cake.
They're created especially for the groom (and groomsmen) based on his hobbies and personality. Why haven't these been more popular before now?? I hope to see them much more often in the future.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Finishing Touch loves Message Rings!

These rings by Jungyun Yoon are simple and absolutely fabulous! They come in 14k gold ($790.00) and sterling silver ($120.00). The words "marry me" or "always" are raised on the inside leaving an impression on your finger after the ring is removed. Other personalized messages can be created for an additional fee.
Of course being me, I was worried that they'd be uncomfortable. After looking at comments and message boards it seems that everyone who has tried them on has said that they are in fact very comfortable.
Purchase one or purchase a pair at a discounted price. They are a wonderful option for the unconventional couple or for the couple on a budget. Buy yours today!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


That says it all...
A new "must have" engagement photo!

See the rest of this fabulously playful engagement session on Sarah Yates Photography blog.

Colorful, Girly Garters!

These wonderful garters by Juilanne Smith come in every color, style, & price.
Something blue... I love the idea of having your garter monogrammed with "I do", your future husband's name, or with your new monogram.

I love this green one!

A variety of black & white styles are available on her website.

She also offers "toss garters" as a discounted price (see above). Keep the nice one and toss a simple white or blue one.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Popcorn Bar

I absolutely love the idea of having a popcorn bar at your wedding! It's the perfect favor for the couple who loves popcorn or for big movie buffs! Add custom tags for each different flavor and you have a beautiful display and a fun favor.Of course on my popcorn bar, I would need M&Ms! You can't beat plain popcorn mixed with M&Ms....Ask anyone in my family.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cute Cocktails and Delicious Drinks!

I love this drink! For any back yard wedding or casual event, it doesn't get cuter than this! Buy up mason jars in bulk (this will cost much less than renting glasses) and serve iced tea, pink lemonade, or even a specialty cocktail. Oh so Adorable!

Stunningly Sweet Cakes

Sticking with sweets as our theme for the day, I've decided to share some amazing cake creations by K. Rose Cakes. Not only are they beautiful and unique, there is something fun about them as well.

Now, to begin with my favorite: This silhouette cake would go perfectly with the silhouette wedding post from last month.
A beautiful "Love Birds" cake.
A gorgeous colorful cake!
And my 2nd choice, these stunning monogram cakes, are a new way of doing monograms. I absolutely love it!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wedding Balloons! Do or Don't?

A wonderful friend of mine has a deep love for balloons! She always wanted balloons in her wedding. I never liked the idea, and thought it was tacky and small town prom-ish. But, I stand corrected! These balloons are stunning in the pictures. They make me smile! I still won't go as far as a balloon arch, but I will definitely recommend a balloon or two for photographs. I especially love the large round balloons!
What do you guys think? Is this a do or a don't?

Check out more gorgeous balloon shots at Flights of Fancy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Finishing Touch Loves Hand Dyed Crinoline!

I have a little obsession with this hand dyed crinoline by Wedding Cabaret! It is custom dyed to match your wedding colors and is a fabulous accessory. I love the idea of having a formal gown for the ceremony, with a little fun peaking out!
Hand Dyed Crinoline makes for amazing wedding photos. And for just $25.00, how can you pass it up??

Friday, May 8, 2009

Table Top Obsession!

No words can describe how much I love this. It is a work of art.

Thanks to Sugar Plum Invitations for posting it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

For Leslie...

For my wonderful friend Leslie who fell in love with the modern crespedia arrangements I posted last week, here are some other ways to use this bloom.
Above: the arrangements from last week's blog post.
I absolutely adore these boutonnieres!A beautiful, natural aisle marker.

All of the above images are courtesy of DIY Bride.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Finishing Touch is on Facebook!

Finishing Touch is on Facebook! Become a fan and get updates on our most recent weddings and events, contests, discounts, and much much more!
We've been on Myspace for a while now, but incase you didn't know, add us as a friend today!

Brides for the Cure 2009

Brides for the Cure was a huge success! 2 weeks ago, J Bailey Occasions, Benfield Photography, and Sincerely Yours put together a team of 200 people that became the 4th overall team raising nearly $6,000. for Susan G Komen! Congratulations guys! I can't wait for next year.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rachel & Matt Sneak Peak!

Rachel & Matt's incredible photographer, Shannon of A Moment Captured, has worked tirelessly to put up a fabulous sneak peak just 2 days after the wedding! Their images have blown me away! I cannot wait to see more. Here are several of my favorites:
Rachel and her brother - the "bridesman"

Rachel and her father as they wait to walk down the aisle.

Matt & his groomsmen

Matt & the bridesmaids

Rachel & her beautiful bridesmaids

The first dance

I love these signs we created for the bride & groom's chairs using the wedding logo.

The amazing cake by Shelby Lynn's and cake stand made of pave flowers by Finishing Touch!

modern chic arrangements for cocktail tables by Finishing Touch

Rachel's amazing bridal bouquet of roses & anemone, wrapped in the lace from her mother's wedding gown, was created by Finishing Touch.

The bride & groom enjoying the vintage photobooth!

And's time to party!

Check out the A Moment Captured Blog for more photos of the incredible day! Shannon's work is amazing! And her prices are unbeatable. I would recommend her to everyone.

A full gallery will be posted on our website soon!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rachel & Matt are married!

A miracle happened last night...After a week of constant rain, with a 90% chance of thunderstorms for the evening, the rain stopped and Rachel and Matt were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Of course we were prepared with tents and heaters)

The bride was stunning in a strapless ball gown (with blue rainboots!), and carried a beautiful bouquet of white roses & white anemone wrapped in lace from her mother's wedding gown. She walked down the aisle to "Trumpet Voluntary" - her "something borrowed", as her mother and sister also walked down the aisle to the tune. The ceremony was absolutely perfect (although a little cold) and the bride and groom walked back down the aisle to "The Two of Us" by The Beatles.

The reception, on the tented terrace, was a party! Guests dined on delicious food from Catering Concepts, enjoyed "Something Blue" specialty drinks, and were entertained by the fabulous music of the Red Amibition Band. The reception was absolutely stunning! Black and white with touches of light blue, everything came together perfectly - the beautiful pave rose centerpieces with led lights on damask fabric were chic and modern. The bride, a graphic designer, created an incredible logo that we included on everything possible (centerpieces, programs, specialty drink recipe cards, the cake, and much, much more). The cake, by Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe, was a perfect compliment to the rest of the decor, and rested on a cake stand we created of pave flowers. The photobooth from Dancenhance was a huge hit! Guests came back again and again to take photos and the bride and groom's book, filled with the photos, was absolutely hilarious and priceless!

I could talk about this wedding forever! But pictures will speak much louder. Check back soon! I'll be posting a sneak peak as soon as possible with a full gallery in a few weeks.

logo designed by the bride
Congratulations again Rachel & Matt! Have an amazing island honeymoon! Enjoy the Sunshine!!!