Launched in 2005, Finishing Touch is a boutique wedding planning company with a strong focus in event ambiance design. Our work centers around a few key elements: personalized planning, beautiful event design, genuine vendor and client relationships, passion and heart.
We believe that the experience planning your wedding should be just as great, as beautiful and as pleasant as the finale – your wedding day. Finishing Touch wedding consultants vow to to provide you with a planning experience that is personable and professional. If you ask our former clients, there’s no doubt they will tell you that their wedding planning experience is something they truly enjoyed and miss! Finishing Touch wedding consultants came from an array of professional backgrounds from corporate event planning to art and graphic design. With a shared passion for creative event design, Finishing Touch was born.
Owner & Event Designer
Sandra began her career in the event industry in 2002 by working with various non-profit organizations in planning million dollar fundraising events in Southern California. Sandra’s passion, creativity and eye for design led her to utilize her talents into complete wedding design and planning. In 2005, she officially launched Finishing Touch and instantly attracted clients on a local and national level. Known for her sense of style, creativity and attention to details, each of Sandra’s events are unique and memorable in design. Sandra’s optimism, calm demeanor and personable approach help her clients create their wedding day through a stress free and fun planning process.
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Chapman University, and she also went through the University of San Diego Event Management Certification Program. Her focus in wedding planning business development and background in event and catering design allows her to present her clients with up to date wedding trends, excellent customer service, and sophisticated dining and event design that will simply take your breath away. Sandra’s multicultural background and her trilingual ability (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) make her the ideal event planner in today’s global market. Sandra’s designs have been featured on the STYLE Network, Hawaii’s OC 16, Pacific Weddings, Hawaii Bride and Groom, Your Wedding Day, Destination I Do, Style Me Pretty and Modern Weddings Hawaii. In 2008, Finishing Touch was invited to be listed amongst the elite group of wedding professionals on the Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Platinum List.
As the owner and event designer, Sandra works directly with our clients in creating a vision for their wedding and helping them achieve their goal through her guidance in the smallest details. She also has the responsibility of designing the overall decor and ambiance of each event and creating the best experience for each wedding guest. Sandra is also in charge of developing, mentoring and supervising our pre-event planning and production team and our day of event staff.
When Sandra is not designing a wedding or researching new trends in the event scene, she enjoys trying new ethnic cuisines, tasting new wines, working on home improvement projects and spending time with her husband Marvin and their sons Nyle and Levi.
Client Services Coordinator
Born and raised in Hawaii, Dawn has a Bachelor degree in marketing from Seattle University and upon graduation, she had worked as a business development coordinator for an enginnering consulting firm. She has also held various volunteer positions with the ASYO regional soccer board and Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii, which is where she discovered her passion for administrative support.
As the Client Services Coordinator, Dawn has the overall responsibility for client relations, vendor management and event administrative support. She also prepares event proposals, event timelines and assists with schedeling appointments, phone calls and manages our event calendar.
Dawn currently homeschools her 2 children, ages 14 and 11 and is the coordinator of Central Oahu Co-op (a Christian homeschool co-op) where she takes turns teaching Biology, Ocean Science, PE and Art.
In her free time, Dawn enjoys baking and spending time with her husband and kids going hiking, bike riding and sun bathing at the beach.
Malerie “Mal” Holcomb-Botts
Rendering & Graphic Artist
Originally from Wallingford, Connecticut, Mal came from a background in the Arts. Her passion for creating began at a very young age and she remembers carrying a pencil with her everywhere as a child. Mal was trained at the Art Institute in California, specializing in Graphic and Interior Design. Throughout her life, Mal has found pure joy in creation.
Prior to joining Finishing Touch, Mal spent many years nannying for various families, a position in which the art of communication and creativity played a huge role. Her nannying experience has taught her the importance of listening to even the seemingly smallest of details. A skill that she brings with her to every event she assists with. Mal also brings with her the love of all things beautiful to her position at Finishing Touch and believes that every individual wedding is like a piece of fine art; needing the most detailed eye and the most delicate finessing, to bring a bride’s dreams to fruition.
As the Rendering & Graphic Artist, Mal’s company Malcomb Design handles all of our event renderings and graphic design needs. Her artistic renderings truly help our clients to visualize the design details of their event.
In her spare time, Mal enjoys anything comedic, dining out and experiencing all of the beauty Hawaii has to offer; including days at the beach, snorkeling and hiking.