Friday, January 29, 2010

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Walburn!

Kelly & Waylon were married in July 2009 in a beautiful ceremony at the Chapel on the Creeks in Rogers. We've just heard the wonderful news that they are expecting their first baby in July! And we couldn't be more excited to say congratulations to you both. You will be wonderful parents!
See details from their wedding here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lauren & Ryan's Vintage Wedding

Lauren and Ryan's amazing wedding has been featured on this blog several times over the past few weeks. (See here, here, and here.) We've been giving you a little taste of the incredible photos from Eli Murray Photography, and now you can see all of my favorites on our website. Usually I can easily narrow down my choices, but in this case I loved them all so much I had a very hard time cutting down the number!
Here are just a very few of my favorites:

The gown...

The bouquet...

My favorite image from their "first look"....
My favorite image from the wedding ceremony...
The first dance...
The party...and believe it or not, there was no alcohol served at this wedding!
And the incredible details...
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top, left: bouquet by Finishing Touch
top right: gold crystal tree
2nd row, left: aisle lined with rose petals and large glass cylinders filled with pillar candles, hydrangeas, and garden roses
3rd row, left: altar arrangements of hydrangeas, garden roses, and winter branches. Cylinders tied with gold silk shantung
3rd row, right: custom aisle runner from I Do Originals
4th row, left: wedding cake by Mickey's Special Affairs
4th row, right: groom's dessert table with chocolate cheesecakes from Mickey's Special Affairs and home made treats from both the bride and groom's mothers.
5th row, right: submerged centerpiece by Finishing Touch. Cylinders were wrapped in black lace, pink and gold silk, and ivory velvet and filled with tulips, garden roses and hydrangeas
6th row, left: "Baby It's Cold Outside" coffee bar menus by Finishing Touch.
In keeping with the the winter wedding, the bride and groom offered a coffee and hot chocolate bar for their guests that included coffee with a variety of delicious flavors, hot chocolate with marshmallows and peppermint sticks, and several flavors of cider. It was a hit!
6th row, right: antique get away car

For more of Lauren and Ryan, you can see their engagement photos here, and Lauren's bridal portraits here.
For more from their wedding go to the Finishing Touch Gallery.

Thank you again to Eli Murray for the incredible photos and to his second shooter Geoff Duncan. You guys were amazing! Check out their blogs (Click here for Eli's & here for Geoff's) to see more from Lauren and Ryan's big day and more of their other work.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Lauren & Ryan's Sneak Peak!

Our first wedding of 2010 was one for the books with incredible details and an amazing bride and groom with great style! Here's a fabulous sneak peak of their wedding photos from Eli Murray Photography...
Lauren's beautiful corseted lace gown came from Low's Bridal in Brinkley.
Her stunning bouquet was created by Finishing Touch and contained hydrangeas, French tulips, pink and peach garden roses, and sweet pea. It was wrapped in beautiful silk shantung and finished with a ruffle and antique cameo. The cameo was a gift from Ryan that will become an heirloom to be passed down to their children.

The ceremony took place at Sandstone Drive Church of Christ where the bride has been a member all her life. The custom aisle runner from I Do Originals was lined with rose petals cylinder vases filled with pillar candles and flowers. The room truly glowed!

The cake, by Mickey's Special Affairs, set atop glass held up by small cylinders containing flowers. The cake table was adorned with a gold shantung silk runner topped with black Chantilly lace.

My favorite photo from the sneak peak....
Can you say perfection?!

The bride and groom made their exit in a shower of rose petals to their antique car and driver! It was the perfect ending to a perfect night!!

For more photos, details, and vendor information from Lauren & Ryan's amazing vintage wedding, you can see our previous posts here and here.

And for even more photos check out the incredible Eli Murray Photography!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Vintage Alice & Wonderland!

Green Wedding Shoes recently featured this amazing photo shoot from Jessica Claire. It is the perfect inspiration for the bride looking for an intimate wedding with loads of personality and charm and just a little bit of whimsy. I adore it all....For more from this amazing photo shoot, go to Green Wedding Shoes.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Train Station Engagement

I am crazy about this engagement session recently featured on the Wedding Chicks blog! It reminds me of that perfect old movie where the couple is saying goodbye at the train station and as the train is pulling away the man shouts out, "Will you marry me?" The perfect place for engagement photos...
And that light is incredible!
For more from this photo session, check out the Wedding Chicks blog.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Finishing Touch Designs Featured...

Our charming southern wedding design from the bridal fair Sunday was featured today on Hudson Photography's blog. They posted photos of great inspiration from a variety of vendors and ours was included!
Thank you Jason & Kori! We are so excited to work with you for Alli & Ben's Eureka Springs wedding!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Welcome 2 new couples!

We are so excited to welcome 2 new couples to the Finishing Touch family!

Allison & Scott have just booked their wedding for July 2010 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We are so excited to be working with them to coordinate the week of their wedding! From everything Allison has told me, it will be an incredible reception at the Town Center with some great entertainment and wonderful family and friends!

Amber & Alan have also just booked their wedding for September 2010. And believe it or not, they're also having their reception at the Fayetteville Town Center! We've already started working on their big day and cannot wait to see it all come together.

Congratulations to you all! Thank you for trusting Finishing Touch to be a part of such an amazing time in your lives. I will do everything in my power to make it absolutely perfect!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Budget Wedding Tip: White Carnation Bouquet

Many women have something against carnations and I used to be one of them. Traditionally they were used in a very non-pretty way with lots of baby's breath and greenery. But today, there are some beautiful ways to use this inexpensive bloom for your wedding! This gorgeous bouquet was recently featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and I love it. The stark contrast of black and white is stunning and the pleated wrap is unique and incredible!
To see some of our previous modern carnation posts, click here and here.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Budget Wedding Tip: Pizza Reception

This adorable rooftop wedding recently featured on Once Wed, has the right idea for planning a reception on a budget! Splurge on photography & save on food. They hosted a simple wedding with a casual reception where guests dined on a variety of fantastic pizza from a local pizzeria! Trust me, your guests will love it and you'll save a bundle on catering!For more photos from this sweet wedding, visit Once Wed's blog.

Dazzling Winter Wedding Cake

This dazzling wedding cake was the centerpiece of a wedding featured this week by Style Me Pretty. The sugared frosting makes it sparkle like fresh snow and the jingle bells are the perfect finishing touch!
To see more from this beautiful winter wedding, go to Style Me Pretty's blog post.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lauren & Ryan's First Look!

This is going to be the first of many posts about our first wedding of 2010! Lauren & Ryan's wedding was one for the books and I absolutely cannot wait to share it with you all. Thanks to their amazing photographer, Eli Murray, for getting their images edited so quickly, I already have a sneak peak of their First Look!
We used their antique get away car as the backdrop for their first look and the results are literally breathtaking!

Not only are these a few of my favorite images from their first look, they are some of my favorites from all of our weddings! Great job Eli! To see more of Lauren & Ryan's first look, go to Eli's blog.

The first look is such a special moment for the bride and groom. Not only does it give you time to enjoy a quiet moment just the two of you, it also helps to calm your nerves before the wedding begins. Lauren was so nervous leading up to their first look, but after she saw Ryan, the nerves melted away and she was able to truly enjoy the beautiful ceremony.

Are you considering a First Look for your wedding day?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lauren's Gorgeous Bridal Portraits!

Now that the wedding is over, Eli has finally been able to post some of Lauren's beautiful bridal portraits! Here's just a little sneak peak...
To see more of this gorgeous bride, go to Eli Murray's blog. And stay tuned for a wedding sneak peak!