Fab Find: Kameleon Jewelry

We wanted to ‘switch’ things up a bit for this week’s Fab Find with interchangeable jewelry from Kameleon!

Kameleon offers some amazing interchangeable jewelry at incredible prices. The line includes sterling silver rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pins, pendants and more! Each one features beautiful crafted designs in sterling silver that accept interchangeable inserts called JewelPops.

JewelPops come in a wide array of colors and materials from semi-precious stones, Swarovski Crystals, opals, cubics and more. The inserts simply ‘pop’ into place with the chosen base and can be switched at any time. With Kameleon, you can coordinate your jewelry with any outfit!

Check out some of the items that caught our eye ~


Be sure to check out this amazing line and customize your very own jewelry!

Love is in the Air – Wedding Day Specials!

In celebration of National Wedding Month, The Finishing Touch has teamed up with The Studio Photographers, Cinematics and Platinum Entertainment to offer some amazing Wedding Day Specials!

Due to the amazing response we have had the sale has been extended until March 14th!

Be sure to check out our specials and contact us today!

NYC Fashion Week 2011 – TFT Picks!

In honor of ‘Wedding Wednesday’ we take a look at some of our favorite wedding looks we caught on the runway at NYC Fashion Week 2011!

Check out our top picks – let us know what you think!

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Bridal Party ~ Dress your gals in serious style with Christian Siriano‘s Wine Floral or Tadashi Shoji‘s Sunflower Flock.

Mother of the Bride ~ Glam up Mom with these gorgeous gowns from Tadashi Shoji and Carolina Herrera.

Rehearsal Dinner ~ Classic and Elegant looks from Herve Leger and Calvin Klein are perfect for the night before the big day!

Down the Aisle ~ We LOVE these high fashion couture gowns from Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta!

Away You Go ~ Don’t forget something fabulous for the honeymoon – this L.A.M.B. design is stunning for a night out as a newlywed!

Spring Is Almost In the Air…

The countdown to Spring is 30 days – and we can’t wait!

To celebrate Spring’s arrival, our good friend Feuza Reis is running a sweet promotion for Spring Session Shoots!

Book a Portrait Collection session now for a March or April shoot and save 25%! But hurry and book by February 23, 2011- spots are filling up fast!

And that’s not all – 2011 Weddings save 10% if you book by March 10!

For more information on Portrait Packages, click here.

Make your reservation today! To book, contact Feuza at feuza@feuzareis.com.

WHITE by Vera Wang featured at David’s Bridal

Are you a bride on a budget looking for high fashion for your big day?

Well look no further!

The new collection WHITE by Vera Wang has officially hit the racks…at David’s Bridal!

The world famous designer created the line exclusively for David’s Bridal and features some incredible gowns.

“Every bride deserves to have a great design,” says Wang, “I believe the bride knows who she is and how she wants to look and feel on her special day.” Whether you are looking for an flowing ball gown with a sea of tulle and organza, or a classic soft A-line gown featuring hand applique lace on net this collection has something for any fashion forward bride.

When asked about the collection, Vera shared that the debut line is a representation of her past experience with dressing brides. Says Wang, “I’ve learned a wedding dress represents more than just ‘a dress.’ It embodies a bride’s lifelong dream and her own sense of who she is.”

With these amazing designs and affordable prices the TFT team says ‘I DO!’ to this Vera Wang collection!

WIN A GOWN! Enter here for your chance to win a gown or 5 bridesmaids dresses!

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Finishing Touch!

The Big Day Has Arrived!

The day has finally arrived! Tomorrow is the big day for Roman Jewelers Wedding Winners Marah Winkler and Jimmy Silvestri – and we can’t wait! It has been an absolute pleasure working with this deserving couple. It’s going to be a fabulous day and we can’t wait to share all of the amazing details! Read more about Marah and Jimmy and how they won this incredible prize.

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Congratulations to Marah Winkler and Jimmy Silvestri of Forked River who won the Roman Jewelers Luxury Wedding Contest!

Pictured: (L to R) Molly Tully, Winners Jimmy Silvestri and Marah Winkler, Candice Benson, Toni Ryan and Roman Shor.

The engaged couple won a $100,000 luxury wedding after raising over $20,000 for the Special Olympics New Jersey which provides sports training and competitive opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Candice served as a judge for this contest along with Roman Shor, President and Owner of Roman Jewelers; Molly Tully, editor at New Jersey Bride magazine; and Toni Ryan, host of 94.5 WPST’s More Variety Workday. They had a tough decision to make, as there were nine couples in the running who raised over $67,000 for local charities. After 20 minutes of deliberation, they proudly chose Marah and Jimmy, who were completely stunned.

Marah Winkler and Jimmy Silvestri embrace as they are announced as the winning couple.

The couple raised funds by hosting a “Bowl-a-thon”, a special “Bounce U Childrens Event” and organizing a Mega 50/50. They also generated awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey by distributing information to local businesses, creating a Facebook page, sending home flyers in schools, reaching over 50,000 viewers with PSAs on TV 21 of Ocean County and running radio PSAs on 105.7 The Hawk.

Marah and Jimmy will be married on February 12, 2011 at The Villa in Mountain Lakes. The all expenses-paid luxury wedding includes a couture wedding gown, five-night honeymoon on Hawaii’s Big Island, full photography and videography services, food and drink for 200 guests, wedding cake, limousine services and everything else to make a wedding possible. The Finishing Touch is proud to be providing coordination for their special day and we are so excited to work with this deserving couple!

Click here to read more on this contest and the winning couple!

Vendor Spotlight ~ Craig Scott Entertainment


In honor of ‘Wedding Wednesday’, we take a look at our good friends over at Craig Scott Entertainment!

Craig Scott Entertainment is a full service entertainment office based in New York and New Jersey that represents professional musicians and entertainers.

CSE was formed in 1984 by COO Nick Dellossa and CEO Scott Hornak. Nick and Scott became friends in 1979 after meeting at a park jazz concert and started working together. In 1982, Scott had then set out to work on cruise ships and got the chance to perform with musicians that had played for the Royal Family, Presidents and some of the World’s top social register. After playing with them, he would go into the lounge and stay up all night listening to all of their amazing, inspirational stories. Scott recalls being so excited, knowing that this is what he wanted to do and called Nick from the ship while in Bombay, India and told him he wanted to start an orchestra. Once he had returned in 1983, the pair put together a 4 piece band consisting of drums, trumpet, keyboards and guitar. From there, they began to build upon that band and gradually added more and more bands and services.


Now that CSE has grown to be a full service entertainment office, there is a rigorous screening process to become a part of Craig Scott. “We choose all of our entertainers from personal recommendations from musicians and entertainers that we work with..”, says Scott, “Hearing them live several times and interviews with the leader… It’s not just good enough to be a good band, DJ or entertainer, you also need to have the correct mindset and demeanor.”

Two of their most popular bands are Phase One and The Craig Scott Orchestra. Phase One, led by Rich Bascomb, is a CSE favorite for they cover artists ranging from Tom Petty, The Clash, Dave Matthews to Ke$ha! They also expand into international segments performing Greek, Italian, traditional Israeli and even Russian. The Craig Scott Orchestra features both CSE creators Nick and Scott. The CS Orchestra has a 9 piece minimum with a total of 8 lead vocalists and 2 horns. Stan Gilbert, their ‘Sinatra Specialist,’ is a great addition to the band which many clients also opt for. Known for its ‘high energy’ presentation and wide diversity, the CS Orchestra ranges from today’s Top 40 hits to Motown, R&B, and of course Frank Sinatra. Having the Craig Scott Orchestra at your event will ensure a full dance floor!


Craig Scott Entertainment’s philosophy is that they are always striving to exceed their clients expectations by surrounding themselves with talented people and encouraging them to always do the right thing.  “I think what sets CSE apart from the other entertainment companies is that we are large enough to provide any type of entertainment to our clients,” says Scott, “but small enough to know our clients and planners to keep it personal…taking the time to listen to our clients needs and then work to put their dreams together and take it to the next level.”

For more on Craig Scott Entertainment, visit their site at www.CraigScott.com.

Now That’s Some Sweet Stationery!

In the latest issue of (201) Bride, one of our custom invitations (seen above) served as inspiration for a cake creation made exclusively for the featured article! This vintage style invitation was created for a client who was looking for a classic feel that was clean and unique but not ornate. The cake was styled with the peekaboo border of black and white toile as the inspiration. Each tier of the red velvet cake (with cream cheese filling – yum!) featured the black floral pattern that was hand painted onto the ivory fondant. Thanks to Mazur’s Bakery for this amazing creation!

Fab Find ~ A Dream Come Shoe!

One thing we love as much as we love weddings is SHOES!

So you can imagine our excitement when we learned of this fabulous site called Milk & Honey – where you can design your very own bridal shoe! You choose the style, color, material, and even the height and they will create your custom design for your walk down the aisle! Added bonus -every shoe comes with a light blue liner inside so every bride will always have that ‘something blue’ checked off their list! You can design shoes for any occasion so if you are looking for that ‘perfect pair’, look no further – visit Milk & Honey today!