TFT heads to Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party!

This past Sunday we had the pleasure of attending “Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party” at Gotham Hall in New York City, which was produced by Claudia Hanlin of The Wedding Library.  It was absolutely fantastic and we had such a great time!!

One of the event’s highlights was a panel discussion featuring some of the industry’s icons including the fabulous Floral and Event Designer Preston Bailey, Cake Designer and Expert Sylvia Weinstock, fashion designer Amsale Aberra and Darcy Miller, the editorial director at Martha Stewart Weddings and Celebrations.

We also really enjoyed Claudia’s discussion about the importance of the details in your wedding (of course!) as well as Sue Corral’s talk about branding your wedding.  It was all great information.

Throughout the day, we met fun brides and fell in love with so many awesome vendors, but one of our absolute favorites is Sandy Patangay, owner of Creme Delicious.  Her elaborate and scrumptious cakes are an amazing addition to any event.  Thanks Sandy for being so fantastic!

We look forward to attending the next Wedding Library event!

Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?


Hiring a wedding planner for your big day is so important! Having a planner there to ensure your day goes without a hitch enables you to relax and enjoy the most important day of your life.

Check out ‘Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?’, an amazing video from our good friend Damon over at Absolute Media Productions!

Meredith and Greg Featured on the Wedding Channel!

Wow we are feeling the Wedding Wednesday love! Our couple, Meredith and Greg have been featured on the Wedding Channel! Special thanks to our good pals over at The Studio Photographers-love you guys!

Check out the slideshow on WeddingChannel.com here!

Style Me Pretty features Tara & Roy!

Wow! What an honor! Our couple Tara and Roy have been featured on the oh so fabulous Style Me Pretty! Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book blog features amazing weddings and discusses all of the details of the day.

Thanks to Style Me Pretty for sharing Tara and Roy’s amazing day- click here to check it out!!

Candice featured in Wedding Planner Magazine!

Our very own Candice Benson, MBC™ is featured in the first brand new issue of Wedding Planner Magazine! Candice was interviewed for this ‘Master Profile’ section of the magazine where she shares some of her thoughts on items such as 2011 trends, goals and inspirations.

Check out this great article and learn all about Candice and how The Finishing Touch came about!

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.

Be Romantic All Year Round…

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, you might be thinking of what you can do to show your honey how much you love him throughout the year. While this holiday is always a very special time to be extra romantic with the one you love, there are an additional 364 days on the calendar to do simple sweet things to show your guy just how much you care. Below are some fun ideas to show your love any day of the year!

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Write a Love Message On The Mirror ~ When your guy is in the shower and the mirror is fogged up, write a simple note to him as a surprise for when he gets out. A simple ‘I Love You’ always seems to do the trick.

Write A List ~ On beautiful stationery, jot down all of the reasons your guy is ‘the one‘. Remind him of everything you love from his gorgeous eyes to that smile that melts your heart and let him know why he means so much to you.

Dress up and Dine ~ Surprise your guy with an impromptu romantic candlelight dinner at home! On a random weekday, make one of his favorite dishes, throw on your cutest stilettos and set the mood for when he gets home from work. Nothing says romance like a homemade meal.

Take Him Out to the Ball Game ~ Compromise is a big part of every relationship. If your man sits through flicks like “The Notebook” and “Pretty Woman”, why not even the score by taking him to see his favorite team in action.

Create A Scrapbook ~ Gather images of all of the fun times you have shared together over the past year, and write romantic captions for each image. This will be something you can both treasure for years to come.

Check out our featured article on Contemporary Bride to see a few other tips we shared on how to be romantic year round!

TFT Featured in Brides New Jersey!

Can you spot the TFT girls in this Brides New Jersey feature??

In October, we had the pleasure of planning the Brides New Jersey and Brides.com networking event held at the beautiful Maritime Parc in Jersey City. Over 300 wedding professionals gathered at the event for an evening filled with creative cocktails, delicious fare and incredible views! We had a blast working on all of the fun details of the night – we’ll be sure to post more photos of the event soon!

From left: Priscilla, Candice, Brides.com editor Kelly Hall, Stephanie and Soroya

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The Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Brides New Jersey is on stands now – be sure to pick up a copy!

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
  • depositagift.com
  • The O’Malley Project
  • No Limit Events
  • The Stuffed Cupcake
  • NJmyway.com
  • 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

Finishing Touch Sets the Tone for (201) Bride Magazine


The Finishing Touch has been featured in the Winter/Spring 2011 edition of (201) Bride Magazine! In the article, Candice and Priscilla share some tips on how to plan an amazing engagement party. From designing a great invitation, tying in themes and setting the tone for your wedding celebration, Candice and Priscilla offer some great advice! The article also features some fabulous details from our couple Rosemarie and Robert’s engagement party held at the Palisadium in Cliffside Park. Be sure to pick up your copy which is on newsstands now!


Click here to read more about Rosemarie and Robert’s Enchanted Engagement Bash!