Friday, February 19, 2010

Ashley & John's Stunning Invitation Suite

With Ashley and John's jaw-dropping wedding just 2 weeks away, I am so excited to share with you the first piece of the design. Their perfectly extravagant invitations by Amy Hannon of Sincerely Yours Paper, Inc. have been raved about by family and friends! Ashley went all out on the invitations adding a beautiful monogram band, Swarvoski crystal embellishment, gorgeous paisley envelope liner, and hand calligraphy.
The attention to detail on invitations has given guests a glimpse into their extravagant wedding. We absolutely cannot wait for their big day!

Congratulations to Amy for having one of her designs featured on Style Me Pretty! To check out her adorable Valentine Save the Date, click here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Welcome 2 new couples!

It's been a busy few weeks for Finishing Touch, as evident by the lack of blog posts! We've been consulting with new brides, dealing with wedding crunch time for 2 big weddings coming up, and booking new weddings.
I want to send out a big congratulations to 2 new Finishing Touch couples, who've just booked their weddings with us:

Ashley & Chad are getting married at the Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm in Fayetteville, AR at the end of April and Ashley has brought us on board to help coordinate the last few details of the day. We'll be there to make sure that everything runs smoothly and that they have the wedding of their dreams worry-free!

Sarah & Justin are getting married at the Chapel at Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, AR on Labor Day weekend. Sarah will plan the wedding on her own and we will simply step in during the final days leading up to their wedding to coordinate the details.

We are so excited to be working with all of you and cannot wait for your big days! Congratulations again. We wish you all the happiness in the world for your future marriages.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Baby's Breath Decor: It's back!

And in a great way! I was never a fan of baby's breath, because it reminded me of ballet recitals as a kid and bouquets from the store with 3 roses, lots of greenery, and sprigs of baby's breath. Well, it's back in a whole new way...and I absolutely love it!

Florists are creating centerpieces and other wedding decor using large clouds of baby's breath that gives your wedding decor the feeling of lace. Here are just a few fabulous options...
above images via Ruffled

And here are a few more that we're using as inspiration for a wedding in August:

These beautiful baby's breath clouds are the perfect compliment to a vintage inspired wedding because of the way they mimic lace and use a very traditional flower in a very modern way. Just beautiful!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Michelle & George are Married!

Michelle & George Khamis were married Saturday in an amazing Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Little Rock. Their reception was full of incredible Assyrian traditions passed down throughout the generations of George's family.

Michelle was a very hands on bride. She planned her wedding from beginning to end and we simply coordinated the day for her and created centerpieces and floral designs to her specifications.

After the ceremony, guests proceeded to the banquet hall foyer where they enjoyed a lavish cocktail hour with a full bar and delicious hors d'oeurves. Then the ballroom doors were opened and guests found their seats as the bridal party prepared for the elaborate Assyrian entrance. A formal, plated dinner was served by Catering Creations and guests enjoyed a full bar throughout the evening. Belly Dancing entertained the guests during dinner as the bride's sister performed. Joe Miller's Karaoke Caravan provided the entertainment for the remainder of the evening, playing a variety of music including several traditional Assyrian songs to which guests packed the dance floor.

Here are just a few photos that I took throughout the night. Please forgive my amateur photography! Professional photos to come...
Wedding cake by Mickey's Special Affairs with floral cascade by Finishing Touch.

Groom's cake also by Mickey's Special Affairs

The beautiful Assyrian processional into the reception. Traditional Assyrian music plays as the wedding party and family shake beaded scarves. They all dance around the bride and groom as they make their way to the head table.

Head table: wrought iron columns behind are from Events Rentals in Conway, centerpiece and floating arrangements by Finishing Touch.

Bridal bouquet of creamy blush garden roses, esther small light pink roses, and pink standard roses with crystal embellishments. Created by Finishing Touch.

Vendor Love
Venue: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Little Rock, AR
Wedding Coordinator: Finishing Touch Event Design, Maumelle, AR
Caterer/Service/Bar: Catering Creations, Little Rock, AR
Photographer: Precious Memories Photography, Bonnerdale, AR
Videographer: Kemp Video Productions, Alexander, AR
Bakery: Mickey's Special Affairs, Little Rock, AR
Decor Rentals: Events Rentals, Conway, AR
Linens Rentals: Elite Linens, Beebe, AR
DJ: Joe Miller's Karaoke Caravan & DJ Service, Little Rock, AR
Belly Dancer: Tabitha King, Bride's Sister

Michelle & George are a wonderful couple, with amazing families and friends. They filled the evening with fun and everyone had a fantastic time. It was a wedding I'll never forget because of the people involved. You two deserve a lifetime of happiness. Congratulations again, and have a wonderful honeymoon!

Stay tuned for professional photos. I hope to have them in a month.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


There's a special place in my heart for anything from Italy and these incredible engagement photos from Rome have just caused my travel bug to flair up again!
The feeling I get from these photos is like butterflies! I can imagine the street musicians playing, the buzz of different languages in the piazzas, the hundreds of outdoor cafes. It's unlike any other place in the world...

For more photos from this incredible shoot, go to the Wedding Chicks blog.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Finishing Touch Loves Rosanna, Inc!

Rosanna, Inc creates some of the most beautiful serving dishes I've ever seen! I have been in love with their Rococco Noir line for quite some time, but haven't yet posted about some of their other incredible designs.

Their beautiful Decor Bon Bon line recently used by Amy Atlas for one of her incredible dessert bars:The stunning Rococco Noir line...
And their simple white table ware...

Make your food a focal point! Use beautiful serving dishes to make the most of the food element for your wedding. Plus Rosanna's pieces are something you'll use again and again in your own home!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Gorgeous Modern Wedding Cake...

And this one is one of the best I've seen in a long time. The asymmetrical design is stunning and the clear stand with manzanita branch is incredible!! And check out that beautiful white orchid bouquet....
For more photos from this amazing Malibu wedding, go to Style Me Pretty.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Loft Wedding in New York

This fabulous New York wedding was featured today on Always a Blogsmaid. It's a wonderful source of inspiration for anyone planning a modern wedding...