The Finishing Touch Hosts “Unveiled – An Exclusive Bridal Showcase” to benefit Wish Upon A Wedding

February 27, 2013
Unveiled Bridal Showcase, The Heldrich, New Brunswick, NJ, 3/2/13

Come to “Unveiled” on 3/2, hosted by The Heldrich and sponsored by The Finishing Touch,, New Jersey Bride, and (201) Bride

New Brunswick, NJ — The Finishing Touch invites you to Unveiled, an exclusive bridal showcase on March 2, 2013 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM at The Heldrich in New Brunswick, NJ. Sponsored by The Heldrich, The Finishing Touch,, New Jersey Bride, and (201) Bride, the event is being held to raise funds to benefit Wish Upon A Wedding. Wish Upon A Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.

During the showcase, guests can enjoy champagne, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and more while mingling with some of the industry’s top professionals. Couples can participate in the ‘Newly to be Wed’ game featuring fun wedding trivia where they can compete for some fabulous prizes! Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the door today (for more details, view

Featured Exhibitors to include: The Finishing Touch, The Heldrich,, New Jersey Bride, (201) Bride, The Studio Photographers, DFX Soundvision, Magda’s Designs, VESA Dresses, Craig Scott Entertainment, 2Chicks Chocolate, Elysium Quartet, Jam Music, A Make Up Chick, Dean Michaels Studios, Absolute Media Productions, Timothy Glenn Photographers, Party Rental Ltd., The Plastic Surgery Group, Ava’s Cupcakes and more.

Each bride will receive a gift bag with special honey favors from E+M Wedding Favors (by beekeepers here in New Jersey!) and other goodies, plus an opportunity to win an overnight stay at The Heldrich and Dinner For Two at Stage Left Restaurant in New Brunswick! is a proud media sponsor of this event and will also be giving away door prizes at our display table, including tickets to see The Awesome 80’s Prom and tickets to be an audience member at The Chew in NYC!

About The Finishing Touch:

The Finishing Touch Weddings & Events

The Finishing Touch is located in Millburn, NJ

New Jersey based The Finishing Touch, is a full service Wedding and Special Event planning company specializing in designing, planning and coordinating our clients’ most special events. No matter the vision, The Finishing Touch will work to create the day of their dreams. In planning great events it is the details that count, from the perfect location down to the place cards on each table. The Finishing Touch has an eye for those special details and understands that it is what makes the day truly unique.

Expert Wedding Consultant Candice Benson MBC™is available for interviews. Candice has earned the designation of Master Bridal Consultant from the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). She is currently 1 of 61 in the world to hold the title. Candice also serves as New Jersey State Coordinator of the ABC.

CASTING CALL for NJ and NY Brides!

February 23, 2013

Casting now for a couple getting married in the NY / NJ area in  JULY or AUGUST 2013

Casting Call for NJ / NY Brides!

Casting Call for NJ / NY Brides!

Max budget must be 10k or under (ideally under) – must be a major budget wedding (but they are ok with that – in fact they embrace it!).

Ideally would be a BACKYARD WEDDING or a wedding at very basic function hall or church hall etc.

OR – maybe they are getting married at home and don’t have a reception planned at all (because its just not in their budget) except for something very simple.

This is a VERY positive look at budget weddings and the couples who embrace that!

**Also a great way for wedding planners who specialize in helping budget brides make the most of their budget weddings – to get exposure on national TV!

The couples chosen for this will get $$ towards the cost of their wedding for their participation!


Say ‘I Do’ Wedding Show 2013 to be held February 24th at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton NJ

February 18, 2013
Say I Do Bridal Show, 2/24/13

The Say ‘I Do’ Bridal Show is presented by Provence Catering at the Grounds for Sculpture

You are cordially invited to the Say ‘I Do’ Wedding Show 2013 at Grounds For Sculpture (18 Fairgrounds Road Hamilton, NJ 08619) from 12:30-3:30pm on Sunday, February 24th.

Meet with top wedding specialists, enjoy light fare, fantastic giveaways and discover the latest in wedding trends. The first 100 brides to arrive will receive a bridal bag full of goodies, too! So register today, and plan to arrive early!

Features include:

  • Free online registration for you and a guest ($10 at the door)
  • Chance to win vendor prizes with a fun Mystery Game!
  • Vendors will be available during the event to speak with couples about planning their wedding and the personal touches that will make their wedding day special
  • On-trend, innovative and classic table designs for reception tables to give brides an idea of what their reception could look like.
  • A creative Sangria Bar will be available for guests to sample
  • Decadent hors d’oeuvres
  • The new 2013 J. Crew Look Book, bridal magazines and gifts from other amazing vendors in an overflowing bridal gift bags.
  • A chance to win tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show in March 2013
  • Get pampered with hair and make-up demos, and much, much more!

For more information about vendors and to register please visit  To double your chances of Winning tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show in March 2013, Like Say I Do Wedding Show on Facebook today!

The Say ‘I Do’ Wedding Show is hosted by Grounds for Sculpture and Provence Catering, and sponsored by Cleveland Lane Productions, Viburnium Designs, Cloth Connection, Something Different Party Rental,, New Jersey Bride magazine, The Knot and VIP Wedding Magazine.

Grounds for Sculpture, Kay English Photography

Sculpture Credit: Hans Van de Bovenkamp Sagg Portal, 2004, stainless steel, 132 x 180 x 72 inches. Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo: Kay English Photography Celebrates 16th Year Serving Brides & Wedding Businesses

February 14, 2013 Home Page 2013 – “New Jersey’s Wedding Planning Resource” has been helping engaged couples find local services and products for weddings since Valentine’s Day 1997

Since its launch on Valentine’s Day 1997, has made it easier for engaged couples to find services such as banquet facilities, bands, disc jockeys, photographers, videographers, clergy and wedding officiants, florists, limousines, invitations, favors and much more through the Internet in the comfort of their home or office. This local wedding planning web site is now entering its 16th year of service to the wedding community on February 14, 2013, announced co-publishers Erik and Beth Kent. currently features around 500 listings for various types of wedding businesses that couples can choose from, as well as links to helpful articles and other wedding planning tips. Other special features include, information on wedding dresses and bridal registries, virtual tours of banquet facilities, video/music clips from local wedding bands, ceremony musicians, disc jockeys and videographers, a photo gallery showing the creativity of local wedding photographers and free relationship advice from a local marriage expert.

Throughout the years, there have been several additions to the site, including sections on South Asian/Indian Weddings and Civil Union Celebrations, a listing of upcoming bridal shows and wedding planning events throughout the Tri-state area, and sections focused on planning a beach wedding along the Jersey shore, including specific categories for Cape May and Long Beach Island weddings. Also, in association with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism, is giving away a VIP Experience to the Wedding Road Show on LBI (on April 21, 2013) through a special contest running through the end of March.

Sweet Sixteen Candles

It’s our “Sweet Sixteen!” Thank you for using and for your support!

For wedding professionals, the Kents developed a Business Resource Center, providing links to wedding statistics, trends, “green” and eco-friendly weddings, marriage research, podcasts, blogs, wedding and event industry associations and more. Wedding vendors and engaged couples can also find on social networking web sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, providing an even greater experience to learn about the world of weddings and connect with members of the New Jersey wedding community. In addition couples and wedding professionals can keep up with additional wedding news through our WordPress BLOG. is heavily involved in the NJ wedding industry and is a proud member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), Jersey Shore Wedding Association (JSWA) and Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce (SOCC), and happy to support altruistic initiatives to help couples in the weddings community with nonprofit organizations Wish Upon A Wedding and Weddings For Heroes.

Visit directly at to search for local wedding services, view upcoming bridal shows, and much more, or inquire about advertising opportunities for wedding professionals. For more information, contact Erik and Beth Kent at (908) 874-0417 or e-mail them at

Mansion On Main Street To Give Away Wedding At Premier Bridal Show 2/24

February 13, 2013
Mansion on Main Street Premier Bridal Show

Attend the Mansion on Main Street’s Premier Bridal Show on February 24, 2013 from 12-3 in Voorhees, NJ and enter to win a FREE wedding!

The planning and budgeting process for a “dream wedding” has become increasingly difficult in this slow and uncertain economy, forcing many couples to cut back on their wedding day. Now, thanks to Southern New Jersey’s premiere full service catering facility, one lucky couple will be able to experience their own dream wedding at the beautiful Mansion on Main Street for free!

The winning couple of The Mansion’s Wedding Giveaway will receive a lavish wedding for their first 75 guests that includes a sophisticated hors d’oeuvre reception, chef attended action station, delectable three course dinner and breathtaking wedding cake. The wedding has been valued at $10,000 and can be applied to an upgraded package. Prize cannot be applied to bar service, tax or gratuity.

To qualify for the Wedding Giveaway, a couple must reserve their wedding date between January 28, 2013 and May 28, 2013 at The Mansion on Main Street by February 24, 2013 and they will be automatically entered for a chance to win their dream wedding for free. The Mansion will reveal the lucky bride and groom at their Perfect Touch Event on February 24, 2013, where the winning couple must be in attendance to claim their prize.

The Mansion’s Premier Bridal Show event is a unique, semi-annual occasion designed to assist those holding an upcoming event at The Mansion in creating an affair to remember. As grand as the event is known to be, it’s merely a sampling of The Mansion’s ability to customize every detail to suit the host’s requests from menu design to table settings.

At the Premier Bridal Show, each of the Mansion’s guests will be welcomed to tour various food and beverage tasting stations that line their exquisite ballrooms. Each station will feature a different culinary dish created by The Mansion’s superb Culinary Team. Beyond the delectable taste of every dish, the presentation of the food will be equally phenomenal. The Perfect Touch Event allows each guest to see, smell and taste The Mansion Culinary Staff’s labor of love first hand. Tucked amid the flavorful stations will be a number of fantastic local vendors that provide unique services for various types of events. Furthermore, Mansion staff members will be on hand to answer any questions one might have as they explore their grounds and facilities.

Call (856) 751-1717 for more information or to reserve your wedding date at The Mansion on Main Street!

You can also listen to SoJO 104.9FM and enter to win through the SoJO 104.9 Dream Wedding Giveaway!

Dina Manzo & Designer Affair hosts 2nd annual Wedding Event & Design Showcase at The Brownstone

February 4, 2013
Come see Dina Manzo and her "Designer Affair" team at their Wedding & Event Showcase at The Brownstone on Monday, February 11t

Come see Dina Manzo and her “Designer Affair” team at their Wedding Event & Design Showcase at The Brownstone on Monday, February 11th

Dina Manzo and Designer Affair cordially invite you to their 2nd annual Wedding Event and Design Showcase on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 6pm-10pm at The Brownstone in Paterson, New Jersey.

Designer Affair, New Jersey’s premier event planning company is teaming up with New Jersey Bride magazine, the leading bridal resource, to host an exhibitor showcase that invites businesses in the area to display their wedding, specialty event and interior design talents.  The showcase will target brides, event planners, event bloggers, interior designers and party-goers alike.

Featured exhibitors include Carlo’s Bakery (of TLC’s Cake Boss), RSVP to Me, Creatively Engaged, Custom FX, Touchstone Crystal, Nettie Laurita, Culinary Brides, The Top Layer, Skin Bar and Paint, Morris Photographers, MTC Photography, Bryan Madrid Photography, SCE Event Group, Cloth Connection, Posh Pretty Things, Taylor Rental, I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique, NJ Bride Magazine,, Ten31 Productions, Honeymoon Expo Center, House of Tiaras, Colette Portraits, The Jet Set Gal, Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream, Slumber Parties, Peony Events, Stuffed Cupcake, Priscilla Make-Up Artist, Capitol Lighting, Amira Mor International Entertainment, Stella and Dot, IT Works!, Royal Brat, Nancy “Sweizy” Flowers and Events, Buttercream Blue, Sweet Chic Jewelry Co. fibi & clo, Danson Jewelers and more! Guests can experience an informal fashion show by I Do, I Do Bridal Boutique, living art presented by Ten 31 Productions and an elegant display by Designer Affair.

Dina Manzo, founder of Designer Affair Events and star of the HGTV series, Dina’s Party, reveals: “We’re excited to be joining forces with the area’s top event visionaries to bring a one-of-a-kind showcase to New Jersey, where event and interior design thrive.”

Tickets for the Wedding Event and Design Showcase are available for $20 for guests who register online at and $25 at the door.  Interested exhibitors can contact Elle at The Brownstone is located at 351 W. Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07522.

Dina Manzo, owner of "Designer Affair" and star of HGTV's "Dina's Party"

Dina Manzo, owner of “Designer Affair” and star of HGTV’s “Dina’s Party”

About Designer Affair

Designer Affair is a boutique event planning company owned by designer Dina Manzo. Dina and her team of coordinators design artistic creativity and stylish taste with precision planning and skillful event management to design an atmosphere that is captivating for your guests and reflects their clients’ uniqueness. Designer Affair serves the New Jersey and New York areas as well as destination events.  Dina and her design team can be seen on the HGTV series, Dina’s Party. is happy to be participating in this special event! Join us there and enter to win one of two door prizes — tickets to the popular NYC show, The Awesome 80’s Prom, and VIP tickets to be an audience member at The Chew TV show on ABC. PLUS, you’ll be entered into our grand prize giveaway of a Romantic Getaway to Long Beach Island, NJ, including an overnight stay at Daddy O Boutique Hotel!

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