Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Finishing Touch weddings on Arkansas Bride

Hello everyone!

If you're not reading Arkansas Bride's Blog daily you're missing out! Besides all of the beautiful inspiration from around the state, it's full of fabulous real Arkansas weddings to dazzle you. Here's just a few of our weddings that have been featured on their blog during the past couple of months...

Ashley & David were married in February 2011. Click {HERE} to see more.

Kaylen & Patrick were married in July 2011. Click {HERE} to see more.

Ashley & John were married in August 2011. Click {HERE} to see more.

If you are engaged or recently married, don't forget to submit your own engagement & wedding photos to Arkansas Bride for consideration! And enjoy their blog content for inspiration...Happy Surfing.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Susannah & Tommy's Little Rock Wedding - The Story of their Day

Hey everyone!

Today I have the beautiful images from Tommy & Susannah's wedding that tell the story of their day, along with some beautiful reception photos all courtesy of Benfield Photography. I hope you love them as much as I do! Enjoy...
The sweet First Look

Just Married!
the U-shaped head table
beautiful centerpieces by Tanarah
centerpiece (left) by Tanarah
First Dance
The bride's dance with her father
In true fall fashion, guests threw leaves as the bride and groom made their get away.
So, what do you think? I, for one, love this fall affair! Congratulations again to Susannah & Tommy! I wish you all the best in your beautiful marriage.

A big thanks to Benfield Photography for these fabulous images! And to all the other vendors who made their wedding day so gorgeous...

Vendor Love
Ceremony Venue: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock, AR
Reception Venue/Catering: The Peabody Hotel, Little Rock, AR
DJ/Lighting: Central Arkansas Entertainment, Central Arkansas
Transportation: Vintage Motor Cars, Little Rock, AR
Florist: Tanarah, Maumelle, AR
Rentals: Party Time Rentals, Little Rock, AR
Cakes: TracyCakes, Little Rock, AR
Invitations: Molly's Paperie, Little Rock, AR
Coordinator: Finishing Touch Event Design, Maumelle, AR
Photographer: Benfield Photography, Fayetteville, AR

Monday, November 28, 2011

Susannah & Tommy's Little Rock Wedding - Fall Ceremony & Details

Hey everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Let's get the week started off right! I have photos for you by Benfield Photography from Susannah & Tommy's beautiful fall wedding on 11/11/11. They were married at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock and hosted a beautiful reception for their guests at the Peabody Hotel. It was a gorgeous night for a gorgeous couple! Enjoy...

Isn't this portrait absolutely gorgeous?!
And now a few details to keep you on the edge of your seat until tomorrow...
The beautiful U-shaped head table surrounded the dance floor.
Come back tomorrow for more details and the story of the night! And for more photos now, head over to the Benfield Photography blog.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY: Pinwheel Accents

Hey everyone!

Today I want to share a really simple DIY project with you that can be used in so many different ways! These adorable pinwheels can be made of any paper and buttons to match the style of your wedding. I love them on a place setting, chair, or napkin to add that fabulous something extra that will take your wedding design to the next level.
photo from our recent styled photo shoot with Melissa McCrotty

What you'll need
1. scissors
2. paper in your choice of color or pattern
     *regular thickness - you do not want to use thicker card stock type paper. It won't work.
3. buttons
4. double sided tape
5. hot glue gun

Step 1: Cut paper into 2 strips of equal widths. The skinnier the strips, the smaller the pinwheel will be; the thicker the strips, the larger the pinwheel will be.

Step 2: Accordion fold the paper back and forth.

Step 3: Using double sided tape, connect the pieces end to end creating a circle of paper.

Step 4: Press circle down and outward into the general shape of a pinwheel.

Step 5: Using your hot glue gun, secure button in the center.
*You may need to hold the button in place for a few moments until the glue dries. I used a metal bangle and placed it on each pinwheel to help it keep its shape, just until I was finished with the next.

If your wedding or event has a more eclectic or southern style, use a mixture of papers and buttons....
If you are having a more modern wedding and still like the idea of using this DIY project, simply choose paper in a solid color or a bold print (think chevron or stripes) and a shiny plastic black button. It would be equally fabulous!

Just one way these can be used....
photos by Melissa McCrotty Photography
FYI: I've also clustered these in mass and they're even more fantastic. You can create a backdrop for a dessert table or an incredible hanging installation that would create a focal point to die for.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Meet Mary Shannon & Aaron

Hey everyone!

I have some fantastic engagement photos to share with you today. Mary Shannon and Aaron are getting married on April 21st in Little Rock. As you can see in their engagement session, they're completely at home outdoors and we're working to bring the outdoors in for their spring wedding. Until then, enjoy these images from Eli Murray Photography...
Pretty fantastic, right?! Eli perfectly captured their playful, sweet interactions. I cannot wait for April 21st!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Open your eyes, look up to the sky and see...

Hey everyone!

I had the immense pleasure to design a bohemian photo shoot earlier this month and I just can't wait any longer to show you a TINY sneak peak....
photos by Melissa McCrotty
The wooden structure that we had built, created the perfect focal point for our design. Hanging from the peak is an antique brass light pendant, and on the wooden pedestal table we have an amazing array of flowers by Tanarah in copper and cobalt blue thrifted containers.

This turned out exactly as I had imagined. And the images with our models are absolutely breathtaking! I cannot wait to show you more...Unfortunately, I have to wait until we have been accepted or rejected by the magazines and blogs we've submitted to. Until then, belt out a little Bohemian Rhapsody with me...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Meet Sarah & Chris

Hey everyone!

It must be engagement week here on the FT blog! I have another great engagement session with Sarah & Chris - our fantastic March 17th bride & groom. They'll be getting married in Little Rock at the Arkansas Arts Center and I cannot wait!
Until then, I have a few of their sweet engagement photos by Melissa McCrotty Photography. Enjoy...

You can tell they're crazy about each other! Come back for more next year from their perfectly Southern spring wedding!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Meet Akira & Antoine

Hey everyone!

I have another Finishing Touch bride & groom to introduce to you. Akira & Antoine are an incredible couple that we are working with for their March wedding in Malvern, Arkansas and it is going to be fabulous! We have the pleasure to also be working along side Hudson Photography for this one and have a few gorgeous engagement photos for you today...

For more, head over to the Hudson Photography Blog  now! And stay tuned for more on their big day next year...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Meet Mark & Caroline

Hey everyone!

Mark and Caroline are getting married in August in Little Rock, Arkansas. We are having a blast planning their Tuscan styled affair and cannot wait to see it all come together. In the mean time, enjoy a few of their beautiful engagement photos by Hudson Photography...
She has great style doesn't she? I'm so excited to see what she does for her wedding day look! Until then...we'll be planning away!

For more of their engagement photos, head over to the Hudson Photography facebook page.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sweet Sweet Words

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the blogging hiatus! I promise to get back to it next week and share lots of great information and inspiration for you. To start, I'd like to share a sweet review I received from Suzanne Yerton, one of our fabulous June brides...
"Planning a wedding during your first year of pharmacy school sounds hard, right? Not when Jessica is on your team! (That sounds like a corny commercial but it is TRUE) Jessica was so courteous, graceful, efficient, understanding, flexible, organized and SO much more! I thought because I had so much going on, some aspects of my "perfect wedding" would have to be sacrificed. Jessica and her team made sure that everything turned out perfectly! My wedding day exceeded what I ever thought it could be!"
photos by Hudson Photography
Thank you so much Suzanne for the sweet words. I'm so happy for you and Caleb and I know you'll have a very happy life together. Love you guys!

For more reviews from our past clients, head over to Wedding Wire now. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

KK & Patrick's Wedding Video

Hey everyone!

I need to apologize that I've been a little MIA in the blogosphere lately. But I'm back today with a peek at Kaylen & Patrick's beautiful wedding video from Paul Viefhaus of Wedding Videography Services. KK & Patrick were married at the end of July in Little Rock. Enjoy their day through his eyes...

Kaylen + Patrick | 7.23.2011 from Paul Viefhaus on Vimeo.