Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fabulous Fall DIY Wedding

Ruffled featured such a sweet wedding yesterday that I couldn't resist posting a few photos. This wedding was mostly done by the bride herself and turned out beautifully...
I absolutely love these centerpieces! The rustic but very orderly display is stunning.

For more photos from this simple and sweet wedding, go to Ruffled Blog here and here.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Groomsmen Gift Boxes

Why not put a little more thought into the groomsmen gifts? I absolutely adore these drink boxes recently featured on Ruffled. They are an easy DIY project that could be accomplished on a budget. Simply choose a drink for each groomsmen, carefully package each ingredient with labels, include the recipe, and you have a fabulous gift! The guys will love it and the bride will too because it is such a stylish and thoughtful gift.
These boxes are finished with the name of the groomsman hand stamped across the top and sealed with a stylish label. I love them!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Bracamontes!

Lyndi & Tony were married in April and we are thrilled to have just learned that they're expecting their first child! Congratulations to you both! We couldn't be happier for you.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Finishing Touch Loves Ranunculus!

As I've said before, ranunculus is one of my favorite flowers! It is so delicate and romantic and comes in a wide variety of colors for any wedding. Here are 2 beautiful ranunculus bouquets from the Bride's Cafe.
This one is my favorite! Orange ranunculus & dusty miller. Simply Stunning!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The perfect Groomsmen Gifts!

Something Old, Something New out of Fort Smith, Arkansas has just been featured in Houston's Modern Luxury Bride Magazine for their fantastic boxed cigar sets!
$35.00 each

These are perfect to give as a gift to your groomsmen! And for the bride with a bigger budget would be fantastic favors for the men at your wedding!

After the holidays, these will be available on their etsy shop, but until then, email Something Old Something New from their blog.

Inspiring Images for a Winter Wedding

This beautiful inspiration board from Grey Likes Weddings has me in the mood for a holiday wedding! It's simply stunning...
for all of the details visit Grey Likes Weddings.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Wedding Centerpieces: All Bundled Up

These sweater covered vases blew me away when I saw them in Martha Stewart Weddings several months ago. They add amazing texture to a winter table scape!
I've been looking for a way to create these for months and have just stumbled upon this fantastic DIY tutorial from Greys Likes Weddings:
This tutorial could so easily be adapted for glass cylinders and used as centerpieces like the Martha Stewart table. Any brides out there who want to use it for your wedding? I'm dying to try this!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Golden Goddess Cake

This cake is absolutely incredible! It reminds me of ancient Greek Olympics with the laurel wreaths around the layers. I can see this cake as the centerpiece for a Mediterranean or Greek themed wedding. Plus, the gold is right on trend and always chic.
via The Red Sole Bride

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Amazing Outdoor Wedding

This bride has impeccable style. Everything she chose from the pews for the outdoor wedding, to the beautiful blooms in her bouquet is pure perfection!
via Style Me Pretty.
I especially love the rustic bench!

To read about the details of this beautiful day, check out Style Me Pretty. Once again, this incredible wedding was photographed by the always amazing Jessica Claire.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Punk Rock Love from Utterly Engaged

Utterly Engaged has just released it's 6th issue! The Punk Rock Wedding Style section is incredible! Here are just a few of my favorite images from this issue...
Rockin' gowns at rockin' prices:

and rockin' flowers that will blow you away:All of the images are so inspiring and I'm especially enthralled by these incredible florals! The feathers are perfectly placed and the use of unique blooms accentuate the offbeat quality of the bride who would carry them. Absolutely gorgeous...

The rest of the newest Utterly Engaged issue is amazing as well. Look through the entire e-zine for oodles of inspiration.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Amazing Ansel Adams Inspired Engagement Shoot!

With a groom who is a photographer, the sky is the limit. And this groom had a specific inspiration in mind for his engagement photos: Ansel Adams. They flew their photographer to Yosemite National Park and had an engagement session unlike any I've ever seen before. These engagement photos literally left me breathless...
and my favorite of the bunch...
This photo could be artwork on anyone's wall. I am completely in love with this shoot! Amazing...

For more photos from this engagement session, check out the Wedding Chick's blog.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Interns Needed...

Finishing Touch is growing! We have several large weddings booked for Spring 2010 and we need interns.

If you are a girl like me who has always dreamed of wedding planning, or you've just recently decided you might want to pursue a career in the wedding industry, please send your resume to

These weddings will be all across the state, so we have opportunities available for everyone! Call or email today.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wedding Photo Holiday Cards

To all of the newly weds out there... Create custom holiday cards from your wedding photos! Trust me, your family and friends are dying to see them and this is the perfect way to give your loved ones a sneak peak! You could even include a web address to view the rest of your wedding images.
via Classic Bride created by Minted.

These can almost always be professional designed by your photographer. Contact them to get details.

A tip for budget conscious readers: Design the card yourself and place the order through Snapfish or Jiffy Print. Depending on the number ordered, these could cost as little as $0.10 each!

Simple, Sweet, and Stunning!

Choosing your wedding cake design can be difficult. It is theoretically the centerpiece of your reception and you want it to represent your style and the design of your wedding.
Lately, I am loving smaller wedding cakes. You can save a significant amount of money if you choose a small cake to cut and have sheet cakes in the kitchen to be cut for your guests. Or, if you're like me and you just like the small size, why not have 3 smaller cakes displayed on beautiful pedestals?
Perfect for any time of year, this cake, featured in InStyle Weddings, is absolutely beautiful! The sugar lily of the valley bouquet is perfection - taking this take from plain to wedding worthy.
via Spring 2008 InStyle Weddings