Your Big Day. Dare to Dream.

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. At The Finishing Touch our goal is to make all of your wedding day wishes come true. From Hollywood Glamour to City Chic, we share with you some inspiration from some of our brides who were not afraid to “dream big”!

TFT Summer Essentials!

Summer is here and the heat is on!

The gals here at The Finishing Touch share some of our favorite summer essentials that we just can’t live without!


When hitting the beach for some sun, I’ll bring along my iPad with fun summer reading.

Ferragamo everything when it comes to summer time! Ferragamo Flat Sandals & Brown Gradient Lens Sunglasses!


Staying protected from the sun and still being fashionable is possible with this wide brimmed floppy hat from BCBG Max Azria.

OPI Nail Lacquer always has a fresh summer collection that is flirty and fun and this year they honor the great state of Texas. This summer I’ll be wearing ‘Do you think I’m Tex-y” – topped with a purple shatter for the beach glam look I love!

(Available at Ulta Stores)

Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Care Collection is a must have as it protects against UV rays as well as humidity.


L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Gelee – To skip the hazardous sun rays, I use this gelee a few nights a week to create a streakless summer bronze.

My white leather Coach Bag  (Madison Leather Sophia Satchel)- Flirty & Summer-y this is my go-to bag for either a day of errands or a night out at the surf club.

Jack Johnson’s new ‘To the Sea’ CD: His music reminds me of carefree beach days and always puts me in the best mood while I drive with the windows down.

To the Sea


For a fun weekend getaway to the beach, I can throw everything into my lightweight Longchamp bag.  The neutral beige is a great color for summer.

For a day at the pool or the beach, I love my black Ralph Lauren Cover Up.  When I get out of the water, it is perfect to wear while I lounge.  The halter top and ruffled hemline make it flirty enough to wear throughout the day.

Crushed Cotton Ruffle Cover-Up - Blue Label Cover-Ups -

I love my black Havaiana flip flops.  They are extremely comfortable and I can wear them at the beach, the pool and even to run a quick errand.  They are perfect for a casual afternoon.


When the humidity and summer heat get the best of me, I can pull my hair up in a quick bun and secure with Goody spin pins.

Eos lip balm in “Summer Fruit” to keep the lips soft.

My Maddy Moo Summer Bag, which I designed in “Calliope Jelly Bean.”

Calliope Jelly Bean Tote Bag


Whether I’m going for a swim or enjoying a game of tennis, I use Coppertone Sport Spray Sunscreen. This waterproof spray lasts all day and doesn’t have that greasy lotion feel!

Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray Ultra Sweatproof

I take Benefit’s “Dallas” bronzer with me everywhere! I just brush some on my cheeks to instantly enhance my summer glow.

Beachside or poolside, I always have my Kodak Easyshare Sport camera in tow! It’s waterproof, so it’s perfect for capturing all my summer memories.

Something Borrowed…

Your wedding dress should be the most beautiful and important dress you’ll ever wear! Many times, if couples have a short engagement period, it might be difficult to make sure a new dress arrives on time and in your size.

Now, with the popular website, brides can peruse dresses from over 150 different designers for a fraction of the price. Yes, the dresses have been previously worn, but the site is ideal for brides that need a dress- and quick! The site even emails you a “New Dress Alert” when new dresses come in that you are looking for.

Wedding gowns on the site are priced between $100 – $10,000. The site’s blog shares tips, ideas and advice on how to effectively plan your budget and still have a beautiful and unforgettable wedding. Brides  learn that if they lower the budget of their wedding gown, the funds can be used elsewhere in the overall wedding budget.

Some of the styles featured on the site~

Demetrios Style 3148 | $550

Monique Lhuillier Sunday Rose | $5,000

Amy Michelson MONACO | $1,700

Vera Wang Dinah | $2,500

Meghan & Keith

We couldn’t have pulled off such a fantastic event without you. Since my mom and I both work long hours, the idea of coordinating florists / bands / food in our free time was not appealing. You asked questions that we hadn’t even thought of and you took charge when I couldn’t deal with certain vendors (i.e. photographers and music ministers).You guys were the best. People are still talking about the candy bar and our thank you notes.

Ines & Dave

The planning was incredibly helpful -the best part was the amount of support that we received on the day of the event. We honestly could not have done it without the help of the consultants. They picked up the slack when we needed and were attentive to each and every detail. Professional and organized, these planners were an asset to our day. The stationery was beautiful and simple, and it was a pleasure to work with the team.

Nicole & Chris

Words cannot describe how thankful we are for your amazing talent!  Thanks to you we had the most beautiful reception anyone has ever seen.  Our friends and family cannot stop saying how incredible the centerpieces, cocktail hour décor, signature drink signs, and table numbers were.

Summer Wedding Inspiration from The Finishing Touch

The warm breeze of summer is in the air, and here at The Finishing Touch we are helping our brides find sweet summer inspiration! Check out the video below to be inspired by bold colors, natural ambiance and true love from The Finishing Touch.

TFT Wins Best Invitation 2011 at ISES NJ North Gala Awards!

On Tuesday, the annual ISES NJ North Garden State Gala ‘Mad Hatters Ball’ was held at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel – and what a night it was!

The night was filled with delicious food, stunning decor and a fabulous awards ceremony.

We were so honored as we took home the award for Best Invitation/Printed Materials 2011!

Thank you so much for this amazing honor!

Check out more about the invitation and event that won us this fabulous award!

A Reception Menu with a Taste All Your Own

Selecting the culinary delights to go on your wedding reception menu is a chance for you and your future spouse to get creative and let your personalities shine. A customized menu makes your reception more memorable for both you and your guests!

Two celeb couples that just tied the knot in the Lone Star State, chose wedding menu items that certainly reflected their personal styles!

No Penalty for Holding

Dallas Cowboys QB, Tony Romo and beauty queen, Candice Crawford shared their Texas nuptials in front of 600 guests including top NFL stars at the beautiful Arlington Hall in Dallas. Romo and his bride stayed true to the sport and offered football fare to the guests. Wedding planner, Todd Fiscus called it “man food”.

What was served:

  • Short Ribs
  • A pizza bar
  • “The wedding cake was almost as tall as the ceiling. It was huge!” according to what a source told US WEEKLY
  • Guests received food-themed goodie bags that included items such as Dude Sweet Chocolates, gourmet popcorn, a miniature Moet champagne,  chips and salsa,”Killer Pecans” and a Neiman Marcus gift card

Goin’ to the Chapel

The sweethearts of country music, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton ‘got hitched’ on May 14th at the Don Strange Ranch in San Antonio, Texas. The country crooners offered down home fixins to their 550 guests to ensure a good time was had by all and no one left on an empty stomach.

The pair not only planned the menu, but literally took a part in preparing it. Venison was featured on the menu, and a few days before her wedding, Miranda posted this message on her twitter account:

“Last thing loaded for the wedding!!! Harvested by…me!!! http:///”

What was served:

  • Venison quesadillas
  • Mesquite-grilled beef tenderloin
  • Herb-encrusted quail
  • Homemade corn pudding
  • Red-velvet and lemon mini-cakes served in shot glasses
  • A vanilla cake with hot-pink icing that was five tiers high and designed to look like aged, tooled leather

Tie the Knot on the Tall Ship Contest!

Are you interested in getting married along the Jersey shore?

NJWedding.Com is looking for one special couple who would like to get married for FREE aboard the deck of NJ’s official “Tall Ship,” the A.J. Meerwald, in Beach Haven, Long Beach Island!

This contest includes a ceremony aboard the Tall Ship officiated by the former Mayor of Beach Haven, as well as a photographer, custom invitations, video, make-up & hair, ceremony flowers & more!

Be sure to register today as the deadline is June 15!

Click here to register!

Check out last year’s winning couple, our very own Nicole & Chris!