Super Sweet Bridal Shower!

We have had the pleasure of working with our lovely bride-to-be Rosemarie over the past year in bringing her big day together – so when we were asked to provide some decor for her beautiful bridal shower we were beyond excited! The TFT team created a custom candy bar and signage to complement the pink, sage and gold theme. It was an amazing event to be a part of and it was so great to see the bride-to-be so happy. Check out some pics of the dessert table and signage designed especially for Rosemarie’s bridal shower!

Wishing all the best for Rosemarie and Robert and looking forward to their big day on June 16, 2012!

Fab Find: Pose Perfectly With Parasols!

One of the latest trends for Spring and Summer weddings is posing with some picture perfect parasols! These beautiful pieces can create unique and memorable photo ops at any location. Not only do they provide fabulous photos, but can be a great addition to offer to your guests. If you are having an outdoor affair where the sun may be a factor, consider having one available for each  guest to use -these make for a great favor or keepsake!

Looking for an eye catching color to provide some contrast with your bridal party? Talk with your planner about coordinating your parasol selections so they will be sure to complement your color scheme. For 2012, some of the hottest colors are pastels such as lilac and celedon as well as bright and vivid hues like electric pink and of course, Pantone’s color of the year tangerine tango. Check out some of our favorite shades that can be found on Cultural Intrigue.

We love the addition of parasols at weddings and events as they certainly add a very special touch! This great shot was taken by our good friends at The Studio Photographers at Mallard Island Yacht Club – how much fun is that?!

Jillian & Alan: An Ultimate New York City Wedding

Happy Anniversary to our couple Jillian & Alan!

In honor of Wedding Wednesday, let’s take a look back at their stunning NYC wedding that we were so honored to be a part of!

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On a beautiful day in September, our couple Jillian & Alan held their exclusive wedding at the historic Puck Building in New York City. The day began with a photo session with Francesco Mastalia Photography. Jill & Alan saw each other for the first time that day on the rooftop terrace of their apartment building.

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The couple then went on to pose for photos at iconic sites throughout the city.

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The Bride & Groom and their bridal party stopped in Times Square to take some amazing photos including posing with members of the cast of Broadway’s Young Frankenstein!

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Finally, it came time for their chic all-white ceremony at the Puck Building. As guests arrived they were greeted with sparkling water and beautiful classical music from The Schiller Quartet.


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All eyes were on our gorgeous Bride as she walked down the aisle in her simple yet stunning ivory lace gown with her proud Father at her side.  Surrounded by their bridal party and covered by a white canopy, Jillian & Alan were married in a touching ceremony officiated by the charming Julie Laudicina.

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For the reception, the blank canvas loft space overlooking the city was transformed into an ultra lounge atmosphere by Jersey Street Furniture Rental.  They created the look using sleek lounge furniture, illuminated tables, and flowing white drapings.

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The room was decorated with stunning all-white centerpieces from Florisan that were draped with pearls.

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The entire evening was one continuous cocktail hour with amazing food from Hudson Yards Catering which is owned by Danny Meyer of Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern fame.  The event was kicked off with passed canapes such as Lobster and Watercress Dumplings and Truffled Mushroom Feuilette.  Guests were then treated to stations that ranged from genuine Blue Smoke Barbecue to mini modern presentations of raw bar selections including Union Square Cafe’s Crab and Endive Salad.

Dessert included a gorgeous wedding cake from The Painted Cake.  There was also a selection of delectable mini desserts such as mini ice cream cones and individual berry trifles.  The night was capped off by a late night snack of authentic miniature Shake Shack Burgers.

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We believe that the most special events are those that have a personal touch.  Our very talented artist Bride painted a gorgeous water color of cherry blossoms.  This water color was used in everything from the invitations to being the inspiration for the Wedding cake design.

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The gorgeous shimmery programs, menus, and signature cocktail signs were created by our design team and also showcased Jillian’s beautiful cherry blossom design.

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The guests danced the night away to the band from Hank Lane and had a blast dressing up and taking fun photos in the photo booth from Party Booths.

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What an amazing day for a truly special couple!  We wish them a life of love and happiness.


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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.

Cocktails & Couture Highlight Video!

Check out this highlight video from our Cocktails & Couture Event!

With Love,
The TFT Girls

Sophia’s Sweet Celebration!

We had a great time planning and designing Sophia’s 1st Birthday bash! This little gal was such a sweetie – so naturally we went with a super fun candy and sweets theme!

Held at The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, we had a blast designing the room with the pink, brown and white decor consisting of candy, flowers, balloons and more!

Check out some photos from this sugary sweet celebration –

Special thanks to our good friend David Toth for these fabulous shots!

Engaged & Enchanted: Engagement Bash at the Palisadium

We love pre-wedding parties!  They give the couple a chance to celebrate with family and friends without the formalities of the wedding day.  They also give the couple an opportunity to express themselves and do something unique and fun.  That’s why we were thrilled when our couple, Rosemarie and Robert, asked us to help them plan and design an all out engagement bash at the Palisadium in Palisades Park, NJ.

The couple wanted something romantic and fun with lots of sparkle.  To compliment the breathtaking NYC skyline views from the Palisadium’s wrap around windows, we created a romantic Victorian inspired event with a modern City Chic twist.

The event was announced with custom designed invitations from our Paperie team.  Silver embossed pockets were embellished with handmade crystal chiffon paper, black velvet ribbon, and gorgeous rhinestone vintage buttons.

We designed four coordinating table designs in pink, black, and silver with crystal and rhinestone accents.  Incredible flowers displayed throughout the room were provided by Santos Florist.  Our friends at Confectionary Designs outdid themselves with an absolutely gorgeous 4-tier cake with sugar pearl accents and custom heart cookie favors that complimented the donation made to the American Heart Association.

We congratulate this beautiful couple on their engagement and look forward to their wedding in June 2012!

Thank you to our incredible vendor team for making this a night to remember:

Venue:  The Palisadium

Dress:  Terani Couture gown from Brielle’s Boutique

Flowers:  Santos Florist

Music and Lighting:  DJ Express

Cake and Heart Cookies:  Confectionary Designs

Photos:  Anthony Rudick Photography and Mariya Molduvanova

Special thanks to Association of Bridal Consultants members, Agnieshka Burke and Mariya Molduvanova, for all of their fantastic help setting up that day.

Oooh La La! A Pink & Black French Couture Bridal Shower

We had the pleasure of planning a bridal shower with one of our favorite wedding professionals, Vandana Taneja of Vandana Jewelry, in honor of her sister-in-law, Rajni.  The shower had to be as stylish as the gorgeous Bride-to-Be so we designed the shower to have a chic Pink & Black French Couture theme.  Everything from the hand cut invitations to the bridal shower bingo cards were custom made to evoke an atmosphere of fashion, fun, and fabulousness.

Thanks  to Vici for the fantastic food, Linens by RazaTrade, Infinity Entertainment, and David Toth Photography for capturing all of the beautiful details!

Congratulations to Rajni and Harry who were married just a few weeks ago.  We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.

2010 National Stationery Show

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Oh, the National Stationery Show!  I could spend forever walking up and down the aisles of the Jacob Javits Center in NYC seeing all the amazing new papers and products available and the endless inspiration.  Although our time there last month was limited, Candice and I found fantastic new suppliers and even more options for unique papers, embellishments, and the latest in cutting edge printing options.

 
We checked out the latest pockets and products from Envelopments and Do It With More Options including Envelopment's new line of favor boxes and Do It With More Options' new custom die cutting services.

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We also discovered the booth for House of Monarch that has a new line of gorgeous, luxury custom invitation supplies made with fabrics from Wildflower Linens.  We are proud to annonuce that we will be adding these products to our custom invitation offerings. 

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As a reminder, if you are getting married in the Winter/Spring of 2011, now is the time to start looking for invitations.  We offer endless options for gorgeous custom invitations.  Contact us at 973-518-3380 or info@thefinishingtouchevents.com to discuss all we can do to help you announce your wedding in style.

All the Best,

Priscilla

50th Wedding Anniversary at The Venetian

On April 18, my mother in-law and father in-law, Cira & Salvatore, celebrated their 50th Wedding with a blessing at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church and a reception at the fabulous Venetian in Garfield, NJ.

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To help make this joyous occasion extra special, we at The Finishing Touch created beautiful Antique Gold fold-out pocket invitations accented with handmade floral embossed paper.  The invitation opened up to show their wedding photo and then flipped open to reveal a photo of them now. 

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The Venetian's newly redecorated ballroom was decked out in ivory and pale yellow flowers.  We created coordinating seating cards, menus, and table names to complete the event's look.  The tables were named after different places that were special to the happy couple throughout their 50 wonderful years together.

 

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After a delicious dinner and dancing, guests enjoyed the couple's 4-tiered cake and fantastic Viennese table.

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Thank you to the following wedding professionals for making this day so special for them:

Venue – The Venetian (with special thanks to their pastry chef, my good friend Amanda Longo, and her team for creating all those amazing desserts!)

Photography & Video - Studio Uno

Flowers – Santos Florist

Music - DJ Express

 

Best Wishes,

Priscilla

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