iProposals – iDo or iDon’t

Everyone loves a good engagement story!

A marriage proposal is a moment in life that one will treasure forever and it will be shared again and again with family, friends and even strangers. Nowadays, technology has played a large part in creating new and unique marriage proposals. Not only is it creative, but its a great way to document the proposal to cherish forever. Using the iPhone’s applications and video features, these three grooms created what we like to call ‘iProposals’!

What do you think about these iProposals? iDo or iDon’t?

Check out these amazing iPhone and iPad engagements-

“Greatest Marriage Proposal EVER”? Well, it’s certainly the cutest!

This viral YouTube video might just make your future hubby jealous! A Georgia man, Matt Still, decided to get creative when proposing to his true love, Ginny Joiner. Matt hired a professional videographer to make his cinematic proposal come to life. He also enlisted the help of the local movie theater which allowed him to play the first part of the proposal on the big screen.

Matt tricked Ginny into going to the movies with her brother while he was “at work”. First, two actual movie trailers come on the screen. Then- the proposal begins!

What Ginny doesn’t know is that the movie theater is actually filled with her family and friends, and a videographer is shooting her during the whole proposal.

We give this proposal a thumbs up, but you might need to grab some tissues before watching!

Catching Up with our Bride Blogger!

Our beautiful bride-to-be Rosemarie has been doing a fabulous job as (201) Bride’s ‘Bride Blogger’! She has been blogging about her progress and keeping everyone up to date on all of the details for her June 2012 wedding. We are so excited to be working alongside Rosemarie and her fiance Robert in planning and designing their big day! In her latest blog, she discusses her amazing engagement party held at the Palisadium that we had the pleasure of putting together. Read below for more about this enchanting engagement bash and be sure to keep up with Rosemarie on (201) Bride!

Click here for Rosemarie’s latest blog post!


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.

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.

Vote for Our Couple Kelly and Rick in The Studio’s Photo Contest!

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Check out some of our couple Kelly and Rick's engagement photos taken by our friends at The Studio Photographers. Help Kelly and Rick win a free portrait for this month's contest by voting for our favorite photo or another one that you love! Click here and type in Kelly and Rick to vote for your favorite! The Finishing Touch team is looking forward to their September wedding on Long Island!

An Engagement Story: Front Page News!

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times in one's life and the proposal will be remembered forever.

Grooms are popping the question in new and exciting ways, making it more and more personalized, which truly adds to that special moment.

Our newly engaged couple Rosemarie and Robert agreed to let us share the details of their unique engagement. To create his perfect proposal, Robert had a fake newspaper printed up  (www.trixiepixgraphics.com) with an article featuring his and Rosemarie's engagement. Recently, many of their friends have become engaged so he used that as a way to present the paper to Rosemarie, saying "Now look who is getting engaged!" and tossed the paper to her. When she read the article and realized what was going on, Robert got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Of course, she said yes!!

The Finishing Touch Congratulates Rosemarie and Robert and wishes them all the best!!

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Storytelling Photo Shoots: Claudia & Andy

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As Engagement Season is upon us we wanted to share with you one of our favorite recent Engagement Shoots with our fun couple Claudia and Andy:  

Everyone has seen the oh-so-typical engagement pictures couples like to have taken prior to their wedding day. Often times, these photos are used as a Save the Date, a  Holiday card, or are framed decor for their wedding reception. Our May 2010 couple, Claudia and Andy wanted to put a different spin on their engagement shoot and certainly did just that.

Working with Heather Waraksa, New York City-based professional photographer who was recently ranked in the Top 10 Wedding Photographers by PopPhoto.com, made it easy for our couple to produce enthralling and unique photographs.

In early November, Claudia and Andy brought a few changes of clothes to a suite at the famous Hotel Chelsea and met Heather for a day of shooting.  The suite provided a luxurious and dynamic backdrop for our couple's photo shoot. Heather photographed in a time lined sequence, outlining a glamorous and romantic night out in the city.We can not wait to see the photos Heather produces for their wedding at the Crystal Plaza.

Take a look at Heather's Blog to see all the fantastic shots: Claudia & Andy's Photo Shoot

 

Nancy & Rafael’s City Chic Engagement Photos

When our clients Nancy & Rafael went for their engagement photo session in Central Park back in April, we had expected to see the typical "Springtime in the City" type shots.  Instead the photos were romantic, chic and really captured the feel of NYC.  These gorgeous photos were taken by David and Tami of the Studio Photographers who never cease to impress us.  

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To ensure all of their guests could share in the experience, the photos were made into a fabulous guest book for the wedding and we placed additional photos on display at the reception.

If you think these pictures are great, wait until you see the amazing detail that went into their wedding day in June.  We are so excited to share those details and the fantastic photos from the Studio Photographers ~ we promise they are coming soon!

To see more photos and read details from their engagement shoot, visit the Studio Photographer's blog.

Happy Planning,

Priscilla