Fab Find: Mad Men Yourself!!

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If you love "Mad Men" as much as we do here at The Finishing Touch, then you'll get a kick out of this fabulous find! AMC has created a "Mad Men Yourself" feature on their website where you can create your very own Mad Men character! After choosing whether you're a Suit or a Skirt -follow the prompts to turn yourself into a Don or Betty Draper! Click here to make your own Mad Men avatar – and be sure to watch Mad Men on Sundays at 10 P.M.  You know we will be!

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Fabulous Find ~ Liqueur Infused Ice Cream Bar ~ Yumm!

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Couples are always looking for new and creative ideas for dessert to serve their guests on their wedding day. For a summer wedding, why not offer your guests a cool treat with a Liqueur-Infused Ice Cream Bar! Silver Moon offers many different flavors such as Mango Mimosa, Strawberry Daiquiri, Creme de Mint Chip and more! Their award winning ice cream would be a great alternative to replace the traditional dessert cordial table. For more about Silver Moon, click here!


Bridal Showers no longer for girls only ~ Candice shares her tips on Wedding-Scoops.com

We love Weddingscoops.com and love when they ask us to share some information for their readers.  The bellow link is to a recent story Candice provided feedback on focused on why bridal showers are no longer just for the gals! Read more here!

NEW PRESS ~ Candice Gives Entertainment Advice in Brides NJ Fall/Winter 2010 Issue!!

In this issue of Brides NJ,The Finishing Touch's Candice Benson offers her recommendations on some of the best choices for music and entertainment at your wedding. Hector Jr. y Su Orquesta C.A.N.I, Craig Scott Entertainment's Stan Gilbert and DJ David Steinberg of In The Mix are among some of Candice's top picks.

Pick up your copy of Brides NJ today!


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Bloggers Needed! Please Help Wish Upon a Wedding Make Wishes Come True!

Do you think you could share some important information with your readers or acquaintances during our Blog Awareness Campaign from now until July 23rd? It would mean SO much to us!

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Bid Your Wish for Wedded Bliss online auctions are a great chance for businesses to showcase their business while doing something good for someone special! Blissful Wishes Ball , our first ever cross country Galas, will take place during November at 12 locations across the country (tickets will go on sale on August 15th at www.wishuponawedding.eventbrite.com ).
The purpose of both events is to raise crucial funding for Wish Upon a Wedding.  While it’s true vendors from the wedding and hospitality industry help us  grant wishes by donating their products and services to couples facing terminal illness, there are many other costs associated with being a brand new, grass-roots nonprofit organization.Imagine how much MORE we could do for these wonderful couples if we just had the funds to:
-Reunite families by flying up to four people to and from the weddings we provide!-Put those friends or family up in a nice hotel for a few nights, further enhancing the experience.-Allow them to enjoy a nice meal the day before the wedding, or perhaps a day after brunch?

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Some of the more challenging things we have to secure for these celebrations are HARD GOODS and LABOR.  While we have florists willing to design beautiful centerpieces and bouquets, the cost of flowers can be astronomical.  And while many talented caterers have offered to prepare wonderful meals for our wish recipients, things like FOOD, BEVERAGES, and LABOR are costs many small businesses cannot afford to donate (in full). With YOUR help, we will be able to provide a stipend for the wedding services that have hard costs involved in the weddings.

So, please let your readers know we are in need of their donations for our upcoming auctions and events.  You can use any of the images or information in this blog.

For more information on how to spread the word, click here!

Guest Blogger: Hector From La Orquesta C.A.N.I.

 

Hector Jr Y Su Orquesta C.A.N.I. is a New York City latin salsa band. Our Mission is to bring joyous latin salsa music to our clients and latin salsa lovers from around the world. We believe in performing in unison in order to bring out the core roots of Salsa Brutal. Our style of music is centered around bringing out an energetic experience with our audiences and that is because we play for the public not for ourselves!

La Orquesta C.A.N.I. was created on June 17, 1999 in New York City.  Our style of music caters specifically to Salsa, Latin Jazz, Latin R&B, Cha-Cha, Descarga, Bolero and Merengue music. We have a very powerful three trombone section which differentiates us from other "Ordinary Latin Salsa Bands" this is why we are called C.A.N.I.  We also have a very powerful percussion section that moves Latin salsa dancers in a special way that brings out their passion for dancing. We know from experience that our music energy is what differentiates us from other bands because our style has a unique way of expressing itself on cue. We have had the most experienced singers come through the group such as Pete Pagan ex (Los Hermanos Morenos) Alfredo "Male" Torres ex (Joe Cuba) Rey Bayona ex (Jimmy Bosch) and Luis Soto ex (Jose Mangual Jr).

Our main specialty is weddings because we also M.C. (Master of Ceremonies) the event for you and handle any announcements, toasts or presentations that require excellent communication skills. Our style of music is traditional Latin salsa from the 70's 80's 90's such as Hector La Voe, Ismael Rivera, Roberto Roena and Ray Barretto.  Then we have our own original style compositions called C.A.N.I.

In closing, Hector Jr Y Su Orquesta C.A.N.I. is not just an "ordinary Latin salsa band" we are an "AN ENERGETIC EXPERIENCE" you will want to take with you and share it with your family and friends. I GUARANTEE IT.

Happy 4th of July!

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We are so excited to share our news!!! New Office in Millburn!

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We are very excited to announce that the Finishing Touch has a brand new office in Millburn! Joining with the team at The Studio Photographers, we are thrilled with the beautiful office and can't wait for all of our clients to see it. Located right in the heart of Millburn, we are only one block away from the train station and directly across from Taylor Park. And don't forget ladies, just 5 minutes to Short Hills Mall if we feel like some shoe therapy!!  Grand Opening and Pictures to follow soon!!