Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Finishing Touch on FB

Suggested by a former client and friend (a social network marketing pro), Finishing Touch is finally on Facebook. Become a fan to view wedding photos, videos and other related links. What we love most about  the Facebook fan page is the "Review" tab. We love positive reviews and are asking all former brides to become a fan and review away :) Hope to see you on FB and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Celebrate LOVE

One of my brides is flying out photographer Jose Villa next year for her wedding. After being introduced to Jose's work, I have been obsessed with his blog. When I saw his most recent post about his photo shoot with a couple who's been married for 65 years, I just had to email him for permission to repost these images on my blog. Images like these warm my heart, and this is why I love what I do! I often remind my brides in the midst of all the wedding planning madness, don't forget to take time to plan out your marriage too. As beautiful as any wedding can get, flowers will die, candles will melt... but your marriage is the only thing from your wedding that will truly last forever. Let's celebrate LOVE, shall we? All images by Jose Villa.

Monday, December 14, 2009

iheart Bib Necklace

Bib necklaces are all the rage in fashion right now, and I love them! I have always loved using big dramatic pieces in event design, so why not wear big dramatic accessory on your wedding day? Pairing an elegant bib necklace with a simple wedding dress is a total do! If you are still shopping for a wedding dress, consider getting a simple (and inexpensive) dress and splurge on a great bib necklace. Your bib necklace will give you an embellished neckline and makes you look like a million bucks on your wedding day!



One beautiful and stylish bride!

Glass pearl ribbon bib necklace by Oscar De La Renta.
Short white silk faille wedding dress from Oscar De La Renta Spring 2010 Collection.

Monday, December 7, 2009

So Long, InStyle Weddings

If you haven't heard, Time Inc. has decided to close InStyle Weddings magazine, and its final issue will hit newsstands on Christmas Day. The closing of InStyle Weddings followed just a month after the closing announcement of both Modern Bride and Elegant Bride. I find it sad and hard to believe that so many wedding magazines are closing because the wedding industry is still growing as a whole despite of the economic downturn; but on the other hand, I have to agree that there are also many great wedding websites available such as Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake...etc., which its make very convenient for modern-day brides to use and to help style their weddings. Wedding planning and styling have come a long way, I can't even imagine what my job would entail without email, blogs and websites? InStyle Weddings, you will be missed, especially your annual celebrity weddings issue!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Steal the look of President Obama's first State Dinner

I was surfing all over the web the day after President Obama hosted his first state dinner, looking for images of the decor. I was eager to learn about the linens, flowers, lighting and design details and be inspired because a party at the White House has got to be super fabulous, right? Besides all stories I read about alleged party crashers, the decor did not disappoint. It excites me to learn that this is one of the few state dinners hosted outdoors, underneath a tent. About 75% of our events are hosted outdoors so I know there will be tons of ideas for me to steal from this beautiful White House party.

A beautiful tented dinner event on the South Lawn of the White House. Guest count for this event = 350.

A clear top tent adorned with upright chandeliers reflects a romantic glow, creating a dreamy and whimsical feel.

A closer look at the dramatic overhang. When designing a wedding or any space, try to include big dramatic pieces (i.e: giant chandelier, fabric with bold patterns.. etc.). This will give you the biggest bang for your buck in terms of overall event aesthetics.

I love the choice of this Apple Green linen. I think it's so fresh and young, a total representation of who the Obamas are. Matching chair pads are a must when you are using a colored linen. Your chair pad shams should always match the linen used on the table.

This state dinner is in honor of the Indian Prime Minister. I love the touches of gold used throughout the place setting - so appropriate for this first class event! 

Another example of what big dramatic pieces can add to a space. These large fall colored arrangement is so big that they almost feel like a "tree". What a great way to bring in the outdoors! 

Friday, November 20, 2009

Highlight Video from Junko & Oscar's wedding

Josh Fair of Fisheye Studio sent us this sweet highlight video from Junko and Oscar's wedding. Isn't this video the cutest? Loving all the footage captured on the North Shore! Thank you for doing such a great job capturing the essence of Junko and Oscar's wedding Josh!

oscar + junko // a two day adventure from Fisheye Studio on Vimeo.