Friday, September 30, 2011

Maggie Austin...enough said.

Hey everyone!

I've blogged about my love for DC wedding cake designer extraordinaire, Maggie Austin's, masterpieces before and I feel the need to do it again. Every time I see one of her designs I'm inspired to create an entire event around it. They're stunning works of art, and I'll let them speak for themselves.

The perfect modern white wedding cake...

Amazing smaller designs...

Beautiful 2 tiered cakes...

White on white on white...

Unbelievable hand painted designs...

An unexpected black and white look....

And her cookies. They are so beautiful, I would literally frame them and hang them on my wall...

Are you as inspired as I am? For more of her absolutely beautiful designs, head on over to Maggie Austin's website now. And enjoy...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

DIY Terrarium Place Card Holders

Thank you Green Wedding Shoes for this absolutely fabulous DIY project! They recently featured do-it-yourself instructions for these amazing, eco chic, & whimsical Terrarium Place Card Holders...
Pretty adorable right? And oh so perfect for a whimsical, outdoor wedding or an eco friendly, earthy affair. To see for yourself how easy {and cheap!} this project is, head over to Green Wedding Shoes now for the full instructions...Happy crafting.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Finishing Touch Loves Weddington Way

Hey everyone!

I'm sorry for the short hiatus from blogging. I was finding myself with absolutely no new ideas. So you can thank one of my fabulous past brides for the idea for today's post. She texted me yesterday, "Have you ever heard of Weddington Way?" And from there, I did some searching and quickly fell in love with this fool proof way to find the perfect bridesmaids dresses. As many of you probably know, one of the most difficult parts of the wedding planning process can be finding a stylish, chic bridesmaids dress that looks good on all of your girls. Well look no further...

Bascially, the ladies over at Weddington Way are taking the guess work out of bridesmaid dress shopping. By putting everything in one place it's easy to choose dresses in different styles for each body type that look perfect together. They'll even send you fabric swatches so that you can make sure you  make the right choice.
So, breathe a sigh of relief, head over to Weddington Way now, and happy shopping!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Featured: The Wedding Post

Hey everyone!

Another of our fabulous weddings was featured yesterday on The Wedding Post. This wedding will always hold a special place in my heart, because there were heartfelt details woven throughout the entire day.

Marion & Clark were married last April in the bride's hometown of Newport, Arkansas and each and every aspect of the wedding had some sort of family history or meaning behind it. For all of the gorgeous details, and family heirlooms head over to the Wedding Post now!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Vendor Guide: Pretty Little Weddings

Hey everyone!

I wanted to share a great inspiration/research website to help with your wedding plans... Pretty Little Weddings is absolutely fabulous and has some incredible content. Search for vendors in your area, see great DIY projects for your day, and browse through hundreds of beautiful Real Weddings.
Finishing Touch has just become a member of their Vendor Guide...

So click {HERE} now to check out our listing, and if you're a past client, leave us a review! Enjoy...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Designer Love: Marchesa

Marchesa has been one of my favorites since they began their bridal line just a few years ago. And they've done it again with their Spring 2012 collection...
So, what's the verdict? Do you love the floaty, ethereal quality of the top 3 gowns as much as I do? For more from their Spring line, head over to One Wed now.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Featured: The Wedding Post

We're featured today on The Wedding Post!
Head over there now to see the great images from Kimberly & Adam's July wedding. Thanks to Erin Moulden Photography for capturing the day perfectly.

And a big thank you to the ladies of The Wedding Post for featuring another of our beautiful weddings!

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Galleries Added: Kaylen & Patrick and Kimberly & Adam

Hello everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed last week's features of KK & Patrick's beautiful Little Rock wedding...

photos by Eli Murray Photography

And remember Kimberly & Adam's features from a few weeks ago? {click here, here, and here to refresh your memory}.

photos by Erin Moulden Photography

Both of their wedding galleries are up on our website! Click {HERE} to head over there now and see all of my favorite images of these two beautiful Finishing Touch weddings! Enjoy.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Kaylen & Patrick's Little Rock Wedding: Portraits

Congratulations again to Mr. & Mrs. Lewis!
These are just a few of my favorite portraits of their day. Such a beautiful couple with a beautiful life ahead of them...

Eli Murray Photography did a beautiful job capturing the special moments of their day along with the fun everyone was having throughout the night! Thanks again Eli & Leslie!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kaylen & Patrick's Little Rock Wedding: Reception

Now for the party! And a party it was.
The Clinton Presidential Library was the perfect setting for their reception. The food and drinks were phenomenal and Tragikly White kept the dance floor packed all night long. Enjoy...

The bridal party road to the reception on the Little Rock trolley. I LOVE this sweet shot Eli captured on the way...
And this funny one...

The groom's favorite drink, Grapico, was served with is groom's cake, and we couldn't resist the traditional toast with it...

My FAVORITE photo of the entire night...

For their get away, they chose a "Shaker Send-Off". The groom went to school at Alabama and the bride at Arkansas, so guests chose Shakers from one or the other schools to wave as the bride and groom made their exit...
Something about this photo looks so Presidential to me! Anyone else getting JFK from it?

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Lewis!!

Vendor Love
Photographer: Eli Murray
Videographer: Wedding Videography Services
Florist: Distinctive Designs by Tanarah
Rentals: Party Time Rentals & Events
Catering/Bar: Clinton Presidential Library
Band: Tragikly White
Invitations & Paper Items: Molly's Paperie
Cakes: Lisa's Cake Boutique