Stunning Aisle Decor

You want to walk down your aisle in style right? You probably have bought your perfect wedding dress, got the show stopping shoes, and have outfitted the groom accordingly. The only thing left for the ceremony is to get that aisle looking absolutely perfect.


The traditional aisle runner is still a very popular option. Tradition states, that when your flower girltraipsesdown the aisle, she tosses flower petals on her way. While this is still a perfectly acceptable option, more updated and modern approaches to this custom have been adapted.

Have you seen the picture of the aisle that is laden with flower petals in a specific design, breathtaking right? How does someone manipulate the petals in that order? Incredible.

You want to create an ambiance so that when your guests enter, they feel as if they have stepped into your wedding day. When you have a similar design for the ceremony and the reception, you will create a sense of continuity that will look great.

Consider your aisle like your runway and illuminate it. Have luminaries available or even mini spotlights at the ready for your big debut. When you walk down that aisle, it is the last time you will be an engaged woman. When you come back, you will be a married woman.


Aisle runners can come in all shapes and sizes and are just another part of the ceremony that is screaming for your personality. Consider a custom monogram on your runner or even a printed runner, like a floral design or a famous painting that you as a couple like.

Another popular idea for decorating your aisle is to have a custom runner made with either your love story, or even your wedding song. This could function after the wedding as a perfect piece of art in your house.

When decorating your aisle, don’t forget yourchairs, they need love too! Consider chair covers in gorgeous fabrics, or even small adornments to make your ceremony special.


Catering Planner

The success of your wedding will depend largely on the skill of your caterer. A full-service caterer will provide the food, experienced servers, linens, chair covers, china, glassware, silverware and serving dishes. Find a caterer who will guide you in your menu planning, listen to your ideas, and make innovative suggestions. Aided by your caterer’s creativity and professionalism, you can host a truly delightful and memorable affair.

Featured Vendor – Reverie “Artsy Fartsy” Cinema & Photo


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Featured Vendor – Reverie “Artsy Fartsy” Cinema & Photo

If for no other reason than their purely awesome name and tagline, you need to go check out Reverie Cinema & Photo. Then you’ll be blown away by their ability to capture images and memories in a most unique way. We are loving their style and encourage you to head on over and visit their website, Facebook page and well…just go check it all out.

You won’t be disappointed.

About Reverie

Ray is an awesome cinema shooter and started after shooting weddings beside Alicia at  and seeing a need for a fresh perspective on video here in the valley.

Sometimes they shoot beside other photogs doing cinema, or shoot with other videographers doing photo, but we LOVE LOVE LOVE shooting cinema and photo side by side together.  Their passion really shows through when they collaborate and you can really see that in the work they produce together.

Please look through our photos and wedding trailers, fall in love with being in love and the idea of capturing it.  Let them know if you’d like to get to know them better than on a blog page and you can sit down, have some coffee and talk about your big day.

“We love having fun, we love being happy, we love being in love, and we LOVE shooting weddings! ” ~ Ray & Alicia

Photo by Derek Lapsley

So You’re Interested, eh?

So, you’re interested in what the damage is going to be, huh?  We’ll start off by saying that we ain’t your daddy’s wedding videographer (in a good way!).  We offer an artistic and cinematic approach to traditional videos.  If you haven’t already, spend some time checking out our style, I’m sure that you’ll find it refreshing.

If you’d like more information on what we offer & pricing, the best thing would be to head over to the “Contact Us” page & send us your info, or you can just give us a call @ 559-392-7848.  We’d love to have a sit down with you & chat about your special day ;)

Thank you for stopping by and make sure to check out the “Meet Us” page to see a little more about who we are and what we do.  If you’re looking for a great photographer you should check out our sister company The Photo Friends.  We offer a pretty awesome incentive if you end up booking both photo & cinema with us.  Have a wonderful day!

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Beautiful Brides

Make-up & Hair by Emily Johnson

We had such a fun time the other morning with our models and brides-to-be, getting ready for our January Premier Bride Showplace. Here are some great photos from Emily Johnson!

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MVP Weddings Shares Some Highlights…


MVP Weddings would love to provide a beautiful, cinematic video of your wedding day. To see if what they provide a good match for what you’re looking for, they recommend the following:

  1. Check out their videos and see what you think
  2. Compare their wedding packages (or build your own)
  3. See if they’re available for your wedding and reserve your day

We invite you to check out Kat and Eric’s Wedding Highlights from MVP Weddings HERE. We also encourage you to check out their BLOG as well.


Shortly after we were married in 2003 we began creating wedding videos for other couples. 8 years later I (Matt) am the primary cinematographer and editor while my wife (Susan) adds art, class and style to our wedding videos from a bride’s perspective. I (Matt) have also put on a few pounds since then 🙂

We are the owners of MVP Weddings and we partner with other talented cinematographers to create beautiful, cinematic wedding videos and provide a wonderful customer experience for couples. We lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 13 years and moved to Fresno, CA in the summer of 2011 to be closer to our family. We would be delighted to create a beautiful wedding video with the art of cinema that tells your story. Thank you very much for considering our videography service, and may God bless you and your very special relationship of love and commitment in marriage.


Matt and Susan Martin

Matt and Susan Martin

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What sets MVP Weddings apart from other wedding videography companies?
  2. What is the difference between “cinematic” editing versus “documentary style” editing?
  3. What is the “Create a Music Video” option?
  4. What is a “Love Story”?
  5. I’m on a tight budget – what can I do?
  6. Do you attend the rehearsal?
  7. When will we receive our wedding video?
  8. What if we want to change our video after we review it?
  9. What is the schedule for paying for the video?
  10. Can I use a credit card to pay?
  11. What equipment do you use?
  12. Do you do record other types of events (quinceaneras, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate videos, etc.)?
  13. What are some websites where I can get information about about wedding vendors? (Caterers, photographers, florists, wedding cakes, DJs, etc.)
  14. What are your terms and agreement – how do you define “hours of coverage”, what if something comes up, etc.?


Is a Trunk Show the Same as a Sample Sale?

-1Every bride to be knows the benefits of a wedding dress sample sale – gorgeous designer wedding dresses, at fantastic – they won’t last long – prices.  You’ve got to be quick to snag a sample sale deal, because these sales pop up quickly and the gowns are first come first serve.

Our sample sale is a great way to get a gorgeous gowns at a steal (some of the gowns are up to 80% off) and shoes & jewelry is also available.

Most bridal gowns are a bridal size 10 (which is close to a size 6 or 8 in street clothing sizes), but some are a bit bigger or smaller so check out what we have. Happy Shopping!

*All items sold off the floor are AS IS and are NON-REFUNDABLE.

So, what is the difference between a Trunk Show and a Sample Sale?

AWhile both events provide an opportunity to nab that perfect wedding dress, a trunk show isn’t the same as a sample sale. A trunk show is similar to a fashion show, where the designer brings his or her latest collection to a special event. Brides can often book a personal consultation with the designer, and if you buy the day of the show, you can get a small discount (usually 10 percent). Your dress is then made-to-order and arrives brand-new.

On the other hand, a sample sale features drastically reduced prices, with discounts up to 75 percent off. There are many gowns to choose from, and you can often find a couture designer dress that’s within your budget. These selections are usually the display ones that brides have tried on in retail stores or that have been worn in fashion shows. Thus, the sizes are limited and the styles may have been discontinued. Sample sales can also be crowded because of the large number of brides eager to find their dream dress at the right price. If you do find your ideal gown, be sure to inspect it for any imperfections. Dresses are sold “off the rack,” and you won’t be able to return it if you find any tears or marks later on. If you see a minor imperfection that you think can be fixed, remember to factor in the added cost to the total price tag.


Premier Bride Showplace Vendors

Welcome, Central Valley Brides!

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit

The following sponsors and exhibitors are participating in the Premier Bride Showplace bridal show in Fresno on August 19, 2012 .
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center website
Mark Janzen Photography website
Limo for You website
La Ryan Catering website
The Vault website
Oh So Swank! website
Exhibitors with the pink Running Ribbon Susan G. Komen next to their names have kindly donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Premier Bride would like to thank them for their generosity.
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
David’s Bridal website
Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress Susan G. Komen website
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
Classic Catering website
LaRyan Catering website
Plates Grilling & Catering website
AMS Entertainment Susan G. Komen website
TNT DJ & HD Video Susan G. Komen website
Edible Arrangements website
Oh So Swank! website
National Healthstyles Susan G. Komen website
Bed Bath & Beyond website
Bella Makeup & Hair Design website
Central California Advocare website
Forever Adored website
Lisa Takao Paper Couture Susan G. Komen website
Rogers Jewelry website
The Vault Fine Jewelers website
Limo For You Susan G. Komen website
AMS Entertainment Susan G. Komen website
Covered with Elegance website
Forget Me Nots AntiquesSusan G. Komen website
Light and Sound Solutions website
Lounge Essence website
Brian Bishop Photography website
Choice Imaging website
Creative Captures website
D.C. Photography Studios website
John M. Reynolds Photography Susan G. Komen website
Kenny Gilman Photography website
Mark Janzen Photography website
Morgan/James Photography Susan G. Komen website
Nostalgia Photography Susan G. Komen website
Ros-Lynn Studios Susan G. Komen website
Schafer Studios website
TMphotography Susan G. Komen website
Van’s Studio of Photography website
AJ’s Tuxedo Junction Susan G. Komen website
Black Tie & Bridal Lace website
Pat’s Tuxedos website
Classic Catering website
Paradise Springs website
Swan Court Conference Center website
The Big Fresno Fair Event Center website
The Downtown Club Susan G. Komen website
The Loft Events website
The Pines Resort website
TorNino’s Banquets Susan G. Komen website
Wolf Lakes Park Susan G. Komen website
Choice Imaging website
D.C. Photography Studios website
Reverie Video Productions website
Schafer Studios website
TNT DJ & HD Video website
Oh So Swank! website
Premier Bride Magazine Susan G. Komen website
The ONE Wedding Planner

Featured Vendor: Lemmon Made


Lemmon Made Weddings, Events, and Custom Invitations to bring your dreams of a beautiful, stress-free wedding to life. Lemmon Made Weddings, Events, and Custom Invitations supply creative solutions to your wedding and event needs.
Services include:

Custom Invitations

We design each invitation order not only around the bride but also the event, so you get a one of a kind product.
Have no idea what you want for your invitations? We have samples and ideas to help with the design process.
We can take care of all your stationary need from the invitations and response cards to map cards, programs and table numbers. We can also help with wedding etiquette guidance.

Wedding and Event Decorating
If you are looking for someone to make your wedding or event beautiful but have taken care of the planning your self, Lemmon Made offers decorating services.

These services include but are not limited to:

Cake table
Head table
Back Drops
Artistic Display
Birthday parties, Baby showers, and special events
Holiday, Home and Business Decorating

Lemmon Made also offers decorating services for the home and business. We can do entire rooms or just the windows, Lemmon Made will provide a beautiful product. For the business, we can dress your window to give it that big city feel. And coming soon Holiday Decorating, both inside and out.Wedding and Event Planning

Lemmon Made offers many wedding and event planning packages including full service coordination, day of coordination, consultation and budgeting services.

Day of Event coordination packages include:

Attend/conduct rehearsal
Supply vendors and wedding party with an outline of event
Instruct and oversee all duties of participants
Oversee set-up and decorating
Assist bride & maids with dressing
Supervise all vendors and professionals (Including photographers, florist, and caterers)
Ensure everything runs as planned
Handle necessary payments
Supervise entire ceremony and reception
Attend to guests’ special needs
Oversee the tear down of event

Full service coordination packages include all services included in the Day of Event Package plus:

Location search and availability
Styling and designing of event
Vendor search and availability
Retail search and retainment
Budget management
Wedding etiquette guidance
Overview and education
Assistance with all details of the event planning process
Full management on event day including setup and tear down of the event

Budgeting and Consulting services include:

Overview and education
Wedding etiquette guidance
Budget guidance
Vendor and Location referrals

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit

Featured Vendor: Weddings At The Grove

Premier Bride Featured Vendor Profile

The Grove is located on a 24-acre ranch.It retains the quiet country atmosphere present throughout the ranch. This wonderful rural setting is only minutes from the freeway and is centrally located in California. Our beautiful location is in the outskirts of Sanger, CA, Fresno County.

The abundance of trees and vegetation provides a lush, natural backdrop for timeless photographs of your wedding and reception. The Grove is a relaxing and welcoming setting for your reception.

CLICK HERE To Request More Info.

The rental fee includes:

  • Landscaped, manicured and decoratively lit midway grounds, exclusively yours…no other weddings would be held that day.
  • Access to the grounds for a rehearsal a day prior.
  • The stage and dance floor.
  • Tables, chairs and white linens (tablecloths and napkins) for up to 200 guests (500 capacity).
  • A large bridal room and a groom’s room, both with a/c and restrooms.
  • An event coordinator is available during set-up and throughout the wedding and reception.
  • Security, additional is extra if serving alcohol.
  • Lighted grass parking area.
  • You are free to bring any licensed caterer you’d like.

Use of The Grove for an extended rehearsal gathering or dinner is available for an added fee.

The Grove has available (for an added fee), a complete DJ and sound system with lighting which includes your play list and is able to take requests as well. The event coordinator is also included to do any M/C speaking that you’d like to have done…begin toasts, first dance, etc.
Photo montages to music displayed at your event are also available through an associate.   CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US

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Featured Vendor: The Redwoods in Yosemite


The Event of a Lifetime!
It will be difficult to choose from the many stunning views as backdrop for your special event. Weddings in the heart of Yosemite are unforgettable! The Redwoods In Yosemite brings your friends and family together to share in your joyous occasion while enjoying a mini vacation of their own. The Redwoods’ event locations are unique and affordable, and we offer lodging discounts to your guests.

Our Event Planners will be pleased to assist you with complete wedding planning information, including Park guidelines for outdoor wedding services, Yosemite Chapel reservations, reception and catering services, photographers, florists, spa and salon services, and more!

Click Here to Learn More about “New Beginnings” Wedding Package

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Start a Tradition at The Redwoods In Yosemite!
Contact our Event Planners:
Yvonne : 877-496-1978
Janine: 877-496-3052

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