Weddings of Distinction: Aqua Bleu Salon

As Platinum Preferred Professionals of Weddings of Distinction NJ, The Finishing Touch decided to venture out and meet some of our WOD family! We had a blast when we stopped in at Aqua Bleu Salon located on Long Beach Boulevard in Ship Bottom, NJ.

Aqua Bleu is a full service salon offering hair, nail and skin treatments. Upon arrival, we were greeted by our stylists, Billie and Michelle, who were super sweet and friendly. The salon’s modern and fun decor had a fresh beach vibe that made you feel relaxed and ready to enjoy the whole experience.

Along with hair/nail/skin packages, they also offer amazing bridal packages for hair and make up for the bride and all of her bridesmaids, so if you are planning on a Long Beach Island wedding, this is the place to go! Whether you’re looking for a fresh coat of polish to sport on the beach, a sexy new hairstyle for a romantic night by the bay or a Swedish massage to take away some tension, Aqua Bleu has it all!

Thanks again to Billie and Michelle -they did a fabulous job and we absolutely loved the vibrant pink color we chose!

Join Us for a Deborah Lynch Country Club Bride and Groom Wedding Showcase

Join us on Sunday, April 3, 2011 for a Deborah Lynch Country Club Bride and Groom Wedding Showcase! Walk through exquisitely themed rooms in the mansion of Jasna Polana where their preferred professional vendors will showcase their products and services. This is an especially exciting opportunity as this will be the first time Jasna Polana will open its doors to non-members to host the country’s most memorable weddings and events. The Finishing Touch is honored to be a part of this amazing event as a preferred professional. Meet with top designers Jean Ralph Thurin and Project Runway’s Malan Breton , cake designer Sylvia Weinstock, and of course The Finishing Touch!

Register today to be a part of a new experience in Bridal shows and meet the top professionals that will make saying YES flawless.

Date:    April 3, 2011
Time:    11:00AM – 4:00PM
Venue:    Jasna Polana Country Club
RT 206 to Province Line Road (entrance)
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

Cost:    $35.00 -Includes admission for you and your guest as well as a fabulous gift bag featuring the first issue of the Preferred Professional Network Book YES and plenty of must haves.

Click here for more information and to register!

More Photos from Wish Upon A Wedding New Jersey Launch!

Check out some more great pics from the Wish Upon A Wedding New Jersey Launch Party!

Special thanks to our friends at Josh Lynn Photography for these fun photos!

Wish Upon A Wedding New Jersey Launches!

On Tuesday, January 18th, the official launch of the New Jersey/New York Metro area chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding was held at the beautiful Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, NJ. Wish Upon A Wedding is a non-profit organization that provides weddings or vow renewal ceremonies to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.

Despite the snow and ice, over 300 vendors, donors and guests came out to help launch this amazing cause in New Jersey. Our very own Candice Benson serves as President of the NJ/NY Metro Chapter and was so impressed with the turnout and support. Candice and the board members worked hard to ensure that the launch brought awareness to the cause and would help raise funds for upcoming wishes. With their hard work, the night brought in thousands of dollars for the organization – what a great way to start out!

The venue, catering, decor, flowers, photography, linens and entertainment for the evening were donated, along with amazing items in the swag bags for the guests in attendance. Over 60 vendors donated their services and products for this incredible event. The event was covered by many aspects of the media including television, newspapers, magazines, podcasts and more.

Take a look at a few pictures from this amazing night provided by Josh Lynn Photography

Check out the News 12 NJ Broadcast of the Launch –

For more information or to learn how you can get involved, visit the national website, Wish Upon A Wedding.

Special Thanks to all of the Sponsors and Vendors who donated their time, products and services to help make the Launch possble – be sure to check them out!

  • The Estate At Florentine Gardens
  • A Cake Dream
  • Paper Works And Events
  • Creative Custom Card Boxes
  • Customized Wedding Creations
  • Favors By Dorinda
  • Elegant Event Sitters
  • Josh Lynn Photography
  • Laurelwood Designs
  • Celeste Studios
  • New Jersey Bride
  • Sensibly Sweet
  • Satin Bow
  • For Your Event/ NJ Candy Buffets
  • My Vacation Lady
  • Olive Branch Papery
  • Beautiful Beyond Dreams
  • Enjou Chocolat
  • Elegant Events and Occasions
  • Luxe Events
  • The O’Malley Project
  • No Limit Events
  • The Stuffed Cupcake
  • Cake Fiction
  • Robert Edward Woodworking
  • Creations By Crista Marie
  • Blooming Studios
  • The Hudson Cakery
  • Deeva Beauty
  • The Hip Event
  • Elegant Events and Occasions
  • (201) Bride
  • elle ette Designs
  • The Flair Factor
  • Pink Comb Salon
  • Total Party
  • Lenox
  • Cloth Connection
  • Live Event Painting By Jessica
  • Studio 4 Event Production
  • Craig Scott Entertainment
  • Panther Marketing
  • Makeup by Jillyan/Skin Bar & Paint Studio
  • Sky Digital Productions

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.

On the Cover: Nicole & Chris!

Check out our couple Nicole and Chris on the cover of the Times Beacon’s Fall Bridal Guide! The couple’s wedding day was also featured in an article which discusses all of the fabulous details of their ceremony aboard New Jersey’s oldest tall ship, the A.J. Meerwald.

What an amazing photo of such an amazing couple!

Click here to read all about their beautiful wedding on Long Beach Island!!