Monthly Archives: November 2012

29 Nov

Frosted Candle Jars

We are rapidly approaching Christmas so I thought its time to find a DIY festive project to add to a seasonal finishing touch to winter/christmas weddings. Jam jars are very in at the moment and this seemed like a reasonable simple DIY project to undertake – if not for thisyear, may be 2013 Christmas. Any way this following Video was created by Hobbycraft and the more detailed tutorial can be found [button link=”″ linkTarget=”_blank” color=”rosy”]here[/button] Frosted Candle Jars

28 Nov

Lillie & Tom Wedding Feedback

Chillington Hall Wedding Video // Lillie & Tom from The Finishing Touch on Vimeo.

Q. As a newly married couple, what would be the best advice you would give to a couple just starting out on their wedding planning journey?

A. Get the venue sorted and then the important people for the day I.e bridesmaids ushers best man etc. the rest will fall into place after that.

Q. What is the best memory you have from your wedding day?

A. Walking out of the church and saying to each other ‘We did it! Now let’s go party!!’

Q.  Why did you decide you wanted a video recording of your wedding day?

A. Tom’s parents had their wedding video playing at their party for their 25th anniversary and we want to have that for our children to see!

Q.  What memories did the video provide which your photographs didn’t capture?

A. The hubbub of people talking and dancing. Photos can be deceiving as it looked like a quiet wedding but really it was busy and full of fun and the video shows that.

Q. Where did you get the idea of party games from?

A. We wanted something fun for the children to do. A lot of the comments as we were planning were people saying remember that wedding when we had to wait four hours whilst they were having photos. So we thought we ought to have a few things to help entertain if things dragged on too long

Q. Why did you decide on Finishing Touch for your video?

A. It was a very reasonable package with two videographers. We found you online I think or maybe at the nec? It was a long while ago now!

Q. Would you recommend Finishing Touch?

A. Yes. The day went very smoothly and still when we talk about the video people say oh I didn’t know it was videoed! So it was obviously done discreetly or they were well distracted! Either way a good service and a good finished product.

22 Nov

DIY Favour – ‘Pie in a Jar’ wedding Favour

Planning a wedding can be a little overwhelming, so the last thing that you might want to do is start fiddling with bits of glitter, paper and bows. But making your own wedding favours does not have to be that way. When planning your wedding favours, think simple, economical and something that your guests will actually want, not something they are likely to throw away the next day meaning all your hard work goes to waste!

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Get your baking cap on and make some delicious treats for your guests. Of course, like all other favours, family and friends can lend you a helping hand in the kitchen. We love these really cute ‘Pie in a Jar’ wedding favours, which can also double up as your dessert – learn how to make them on Green Wedding Shoes.