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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Lining up for a lifetime of love

This is pretty cool! Very romantic…

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Let Jan 4 go down in history as the sweetest day of all. In Chinese, the date 2013-1-4 has a similar pronunciation to “love you for a lifetime”, making it one of the most auspicious and romantic days to tie the knot.

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Premier Bride Showplace 2013!

Welcome, Central Valley Brides!

The following sponsors and exhibitors are participating in the Premier Bride Showplace bridal show in Fresno on January 6, 2013 .
 PRESENTING SPONSOR
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center website
 CO-PRESENTING SPONSORS
Mark Janzen Photography website
Limo for You website
La Ryan Catering website
The Vault website
Oh So Swank! website
 EXHIBITORS
ALTERATIONS
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
BAKERIES
Barb’s Cakery website
Crème de la Cake website
Eddie’s Bakery Café website
Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes website
Valley Lahvosh Baking Company website
BRIDAL GOWNS/VEILS/PRESERVATION
Black Tie & Bridal Lace website
David’s Bridal website
Ga Ga Chic website
Jones Cleaning Center website
Luftenburg’s Bridal website
Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress website
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
CATERING
The Classic Catering Company at Six-Two-Five website
La Ryan Catering website
Plates Grilling & Catering website
Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club website
Ruth’s Chris Steak House website
Yosemite Events & Catering website
DANCE LESSONS
 DISC JOCKEYS
AMS Entertainment website
DJ Bash website
Expo DJ Services website
Good Times Entertainment website
Haro Entertainment website
Mobile Sound Productions website
Music Spectrum Entertainment website
My Dance DJ website
Party DJ Party website
Starberst Entertainment website
TNT DJ & Video website
FAVORS/SPECIALTY ITEMS
Wings Away Dove Release website
FLORISTS
Awesome Blossoms website
Brown Bunny Flowers website
Country Charm Flowers website
Oh So Swank! website
Sweet Dreams Wedding Flowers website
GIFT REGISTRY
Bed Bath & Beyond website
National Healthstyle Cooking 4 You website
Williams-Sonoma website
HEALTH & BEAUTY
American Laser Skincare website
Bullard Chiropractic Clinic website
EYE-Q Cosmetics website
It Works! website
Makeup by Dara website
Makeup & Hair by Emily website
Mark A. Lowe, D.D.S. website
Spectrum Salon & Day Spa website
INVITATIONS
Lisa Takao Paper Couture website
Paper Haven website
TradeMark Handmade Inspired website
JEWELRY
The Diamond Gallery website
Ara Karkazian Watch & Jewelry Co. website
The Vault Fine Jewelers website
LIMOUSINES/TRANSPORTATION
Limo For You website
Royal Coach Limousine website
MUSICIANS
Arpeggio Strings website
OFFICIANTS
PARTY RENTALS
AMS Entertainment website
Classic Party Rentals website
Creative Chair Coverings website
Expo Party Rentals website
Fun Photo Booths website
Go Bananas Events & Rentals website
LIght Up The Walls website
Lounge Essence Events & Rentals website
Maty’s Linens & Decor website
Pnoto A Go-Go Photo Booth website
Pose & Print USA website
Walker-Lewis Rentals website
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Brian Bishop Photography website
Choice Imaging Photo and Video website
Creative Captures by David Barrios website
D.C. Photography Studios website
John M. Reynolds Photography website
Kenny Gilman Photography website
Mark Janzen Photography website
Mark Tabay Photography website
Morgan/James Photography website
Puente Photo website
Ros-Lynn Studios website
TMphotography website
Van’s Studio of Photography website
TRAVEL/HONEYMOON
AAA Travel website
Cruise Adventures website
Cruise Planners website
Ships and Trips Travel website
TUXEDOS
AJ’s Tuxedo Junction website
Black Tie & Bridal Lace website
Luftenburg’s Bridal website
Men’s Wearhouse website
Pat’s Tuxedos Formalwear website
VENUES/ACCOMODATIONS
The Big Fresno Fair Event Center website
China Peak Mountain Resort website
The Classic Catering Company at Six-Two-Five website
The Downtown Club website
Duceys on the Lake website
The Fresno Ballroom website
Golden Palace Banquet Hall website
The Grand 1401 website
Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch website
La Quinta Inn & Suites NW Fresno website
Lilly’s Meadow website
The Loft Events website
Moravia Winery website
Paradise Springs website
Park Inn by Radisson website
Piccadilly Inn Airport website
Piccadilly Inn Shaw website
The Pines Resort website
Radisson Hotel website
Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club website
Ruth’s Chris Steak House website
Sierra Meadows Country Club website
Smittcamp Alumni House website
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino website
TorNino’s Banquets website
Tuscan Gardens Venue website
Una Bella Giornata website
Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters website
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center website
Wolf Lakes Park website
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort website
Yosemite Weddings website
VIDEOGRAPHERS
Choice Imaging Photo and Video website
D.C. Photography Studios website
Good Times Entertainment website
MVP Weddings website
Reverie Video Productions website
TNT DJ & HD Video website
WEDDING COORDINATORS
Genesis Master of Events website
Go Bananas Events & Rentals website
Oh So Swank! website
WEDDING RESOURCES
The ONE Wedding Planner website
Premier Bride website

Premier Bride Showplace Tips

You may find that the more time you can save in planning your wedding, the better. Our bridal show can be the one stop shopping experience you need to plan your entire wedding, especially if you go prepared. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of Premier Bride Showplace:

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  • Plan In Advance – Make a list of what you will need most and what your budget will allow for each item and service. Be sure to leave some room for the unexpected – you never know when you may see something you’ll want to have that you never thought of.
  • Be Ready To Make Decisions – Bring the major decision-makers to Premier Bride Showplace with you. If you are the major decision-maker, bring someone with you that you can bounce ideas off of. Be ready to book your favorite vendors there at the show. Some exhibitors may even offer day-of-show booking discounts.
  • Dress For The Occasion – Remember to wear comfortable shoes. Need we explain more on this one?
  • Fashion Forward – Bring a notepad with you to jot down any dresses or tuxes you like during the fashion show. It will be much easier for you to remember which Bridal Salon featured the gowns you like. You’ll also want to be able to take notes when attending the seminars.
  • Above all, have fun! Bridal shows may be useful and informative, but they’re also a blast. You’ll have a great time with your family and friends – planning your perfect day!

MVP Weddings Shares Some Highlights…

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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.

ABOUT MVP WEDDINGS

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.

Sincerely,

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.

 

Featured Vendor – Sweet Dreams Cakes

Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes and Flowers offers custom cakes of exceptional quality as well as exquisite, full service floral design for all of life’s celebrations. Proudly serving Central California from the Sierras to the Coast for 20 years.

Designer & Baker “It is very gratifying to make people happy by doing something that I love to do.” – Laura Zabicki of Sweet Dreams Cakery

Sweet Dreams Cakery is owned and operated by Laura Zabicki.
Laura has always liked baking and decorating cakes.  Her desire to become a professional  baker and cake designer led her to obtain a degree in Food Systems Management from Eastern Michigan University.  After graduation, she held positions in Michigan, Northern Virginia, and San Diego.  Sweet Dreams Cakery was established in 1993, specializing in custom cakes and gourmet desserts for all of life’s celebrations. Sweet Dreams Cakery prides its self on baking everything from scratch. Using all natural, high quality ingredients to provide  deliciously moist desserts.
We offer a wide selection of elegant wedding cakes and specialty cakes for all of life’s celebrations.

SWEET DREAMS CAKES

Supreme Cake
This is the ultimate wedding cake. This outstanding confection consists of moist French vanilla or dark chocolate cake layered with tangy raspberry filling, two generous layers of chocolate mousse and a center layer of classic cheesecake.

Specialty Cakes
Specialty cakes are made from scratch using the finest ingredients. All cakes are frosted with a silky buttercream.

Toffee Bavarian Cream Cake
French vanilla or chocolate cake filled with toffee Bavarian cream and carmel sauce.

Raspberry or Strawberry Cream Cake
French vanilla cake filled with citrus Bavarian cream and either a tangy seedless raspberry coulis or fresh sliced strawberries.

Chocolate Mousse Cake
Moist chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache.

German Chocolate
Moist chocolate cake filled with coconut pecan cream and chocolate ganache.

Lemon or Orange Cream Cake
French vanilla cake filled with rich citrus Bavarian cream and lemon or orange curd.

Carrot Cake
Moist carrot cake made with pineapple and walnuts filled with a toasted pecan cream and cream cheese buttercream.

Please note that any of the specialty flavors can be made “supreme” with the addition of a center cheese cake layer.

Custom Services

Rolled Fondant, Gold Leaf, Pleated Fondant Wrap, Chocolate Drip
Fondant Swag, Rosettes and Streamer, White or Dark Chocolate Curls, Rose Petal Decoupage, White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate Wrap, Sugared Fruit, Butter-Cream or Royal Icing Flowers,
Pastiage (sugar paste) Flowers, Bows, Swags, Basket Weave
Pulled, Blown and Casted Sugar Art.

“Sweet Dreams” will provide a boxed keepsake cake as a gift for the bride and groom.

Contact Sweet Dreams at: (559)-641-7606

About Premier Bride

Welcome to Premier Bride Fresno, the valley’s most complete wedding website to Central Valley brides! Our directory includes the best wedding professional in and around the Fresno, CA area for your wedding. We are proud to provide you with information for wedding locations, reception sites, caterers, DJ’s, bridal salons, decorators and wedding planners. We also cover Visalia, Clovis, Oakhurst, Madera, Tulare, Lemoore, Reedley, and Selma. Premier Bride, your local wedding resource.

Here we feature our wedding vendors to spotlight their services and specialties. Congratulations on your upcoming event – we wish you a lifetime of happiness, adventure and joy.

Featured Vendor – The Downtown Club

 

The Downtown Club
2120 Kern Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Ph. (559) 233-2142
Fax. (559) 233-7544

Located in the heart of Fresno’s renovated downtown, The Downtown Club has long served as the gathering point for the community’s leaders and decision makers. Formed in 1963, The Downtown Club was originally located on the top floor of the T.W. Patterson Building, before moving to the renovated Fresno Republican Printery Building in 1982. Once strictly a members-only club, the Downtown Club is now open to the public for private catered events.

A Time – Honored Tradition of Service

The Downtown Club services its members and guests with attentiveness reminiscent of an earlier time. Meals are not rushed, special requests are honored, and courtesy is the rule of the day.

Menu selections, prepared by the Executive Chef and his culinary staff, feature the freshest Valley produce and are varied weekly to reflect the changing seasons. The Downtown Club’s professional staff is available to anticipate your every need and meet your every expectation.

The Club

Located in the heart of Fresno’s renovated downtown, The Downtown Club has long served as the gathering point for the community’s leaders and decision makers. Formed in 1963, The Downtown Club was originally located on the top floor of the T.W. Patterson building, before moving to the renovated Fresno Republican Printery Building in 1982, where it remains a vital part of the Valley’s business and political scene.

The Club’s Discreet entrance belies the stimulating architecture that awaits when you step inside. Once you do, you know you have arrived someplace special. The attitude and ambience of The Downtown Club create a lasting impression not easily duplicated.

Wedding Receptions 

Located in the heart of Fresno, The Downtown Club is the perfect location for your special day.   Once strictly a members-only club, the Downtown Club is now open to the public for private catered events.  The Downtown Club is rich with tradition; for 34 years, it has been the site for some of the grandest social events in Fresno. Our refined hospitality and classic ambiance welcomes new friends and old with the same gracious charm.

The Downtown Club seats up to 200 guests for served or buffet style wedding receptions with a DJ and Dance Floor.   On-site ceremonies may be had for weddings under 100 guests, with a reception to follow on the main floor.  The Downtown Club’s full bar is available to all wedding guests, with a beautiful stained glass partition separating the lounge area from the main floor.  Additional side rooms are available as well to suit your needs; a bride’s room, kids’ room, or enclosure for the gift table are all possible at The Downtown Club.

Let our experienced staff take the worry out of planning so you can relax and enjoy this very special day.

Reunions, Seminars, and Other Special Events

Private rooms are available for parties ranging in size up to 80 persons, with AV equipment on site for your use.   Our large main floor accommodates up to 140 without a dance floor for all of your large-group needs.   The main floor and large side room are frequently used together to facilitate appetizer-only parties of up to 300 guests.  Whether you’re holding a fundraiser, retirement party, political event, or reunion, the timeless beauty of this facility will add just the right touch.

On Site Catering Services

Chef Rick and his highly skilled staff offer a creative variety of both traditional and innovative cuisine.  Our standard menus may be viewed here on the website, with a full range of appetizers, salads, main courses, and desserts.  The wide range of choices available at The Downtown Club focuses on Local and Organic options, and over 90% of its menu is created in house, from scratch.  Several vegetarian dishes are listed on our menus,  and we will be happy to prepare a favorite family recipe, design an ethnic food theme, or create a specialized menu for a particular occasion.

About Premier Bride

Welcome to Premier Bride Fresno, the valley’s most complete wedding website to Central Valley brides! Our directory includes the best wedding professional in and around the Fresno, CA area for your wedding. We are proud to provide you with information for wedding locations, reception sites, caterers, DJ’s, bridal salons, decorators and wedding planners. We also cover Visalia, Clovis, Oakhurst, Madera, Tulare, Lemoore, Reedley, and Selma. Premier Bride, your local wedding resource.

Here we feature our wedding vendors to spotlight their services and specialties. Congratulations on your upcoming event – we wish you a lifetime of happiness, adventure and joy.

 

 

Featured Vendor – The Painted Table

 

About The Painted Table

Since 2008, The Painted Table, has been creating unique and delicious food combinations for weddings, anniversaries, corporate gatherings and special occasions through out the Central Valley. Voted one of the top catering businesses in the Fresno area, co-owners and personal chef’s Rodney Hansen and Jeromie Garza have deep roots in the culture of the San Joaquin Valley.

Rodney’s family were almond and grape farmers. Committed to their Danish traditions, they stopped every day and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to relax with family and enjoy coffee, tea, fresh squeezed juice and pastries. Rod’s family traditions helped him develop his passion for cooking using locally grown produce and ingredients. He attended the School of Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Seattle where he earned a degree in both Pastry and Culinary Arts. After graduating, he worked at the Culinary Institute’s West Coast Campus, Greystone, in St. Helena, California. Rod also worked for the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, Washington as well as for Dilettante Chocolate, as a pastry chef.

While Jeromie also has a love for the culinary arts, his path to the catering business took a different route. He spent many years in the dental field developing his customer service and marketing skills. He met Rod through work and learned everything about Culinary Arts from him. With their combined skills the two decided to open Magical Cakes in Visalia.

Then in 2008, Rod and Jeromie created The Painted Table. What started as a personal chef service, has quickly grown into a successful catering business. Clients have come to appreciate their signature dishes that are visually appealing and simply delicious.

Rod says their attention to detail makes them stand out in the catering community. The Painted Table offers unique options to its client that can’t be found elsewhere. They will customize a menu to meet their client’s specific needs, using locally grown, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. Their table settings are so visually appealing, that it looks like a work of art – hence their name, The Painted Table.

In June of 2011, The Painted Table moved into the restaurant formerly known as the Daily Planet, next to the historical Tower Theater. This new space, which can accommodate as many as 250 people, is perfect for cocktail parties, corporate gatherings or even intimate events. They can also partner with the Tower Theater to provide their clients with access to the theater for larger events such as weddings. Finally, as an added value for theater patrons, The Painted Table will be partnering with the Tower Theater for selected events, providing dinner and show packages.

Although they moved to the beautifully restored Daily Planet, The Painted Table is mainly an off-site catering operation, traveling throughout the Central Valley and as far as Los Angeles or San Francisco to cater special events.

Rod and Jeromie pride themselves in making every
occasion’s menu a delicious work of art. All clients are treated with the upmost respect and care. Consultations are set up at either the Daily Planet or the event location to go over menu options as well as secure the date. Once a client has secured their date and made their deposit, they can set up a menu tasting.

If at all possible, they prefer to book events 6 months in advance, especially during the peak seasons during the holidays and summer, the earlier the better.

Rod and Jeromie love what they do and it shows in the service they provide. In a few short years, they have quickly become the go to caterers for the client who wishes to create a memorable event for their guests, with amazing culinary creations that simply cannot be found with any other caterer.

Call today for a free, no obligation consultation

tel 559.936.5558 ~ toll free 888.884.9514

About Premier Bride

Welcome to Premier Bride Fresno, the valley’s most complete wedding website to Central Valley brides! Our directory includes the best wedding professional in and around the Fresno, CA area for your wedding. We are proud to provide you with information for wedding locations, reception sites, caterers, DJ’s, bridal salons, decorators and wedding planners. We also cover Visalia, Clovis, Oakhurst, Madera, Tulare, Lemoore, Reedley, and Selma. Premier Bride, your local wedding resource.

Here we feature our wedding vendors to spotlight their services and specialties. Congratulations on your upcoming event – we wish you a lifetime of happiness, adventure and joy.

 

Featured Vendor – The Blue Heron at Yosemite Lakes Park

Welcome to the Yosemite Lakes Wedding & Event Center

 The Blue Heron is located just 35 minutes north of Fresno, California in Yosemite Lakes Park.  We specialize in Wedding Receptions, Banquets, Anniversaries, Holiday Parties and Family Reunions with seating from 30 up to 175 guests.  Whether your taste is simple or extravagant, or whether you plan a lakeside wedding or a business meeting in our Fireside Room, our menus offer plenty of options to meet your needs.  If you wish, you can add your own special touches and let us customize your event menu.  We encourage you to shop around and think you will agree with us, that we are in a beautiful location, have friendly and professional service, and offer delectable food at unbeatable prices.

Yosemite Lakes Clubhouse Wedding Package – Download our Wedding packet.

Imagine a beautiful customized lakeside ceremony beneath an elegant gazebo.  Let us accommodate you and your guests at our serene lakeside location surrounded by majestic oak and pine trees. Whether you are planning a small private ceremony or sharing your special day with many, rest assured that we can make your wedding day dreams come true.

The Blue Heron is always pleased to proved you with custom wedding services to make your wedding celebrations exactly how you have imagined, and one that you will cherish forever. 
 
The wedding reception includes:
 
  • Full service bar
  • A professional Special Events Coordinator
  • A five hour Fireside Room rental which includes lawn and deck area usage
  • Choice of colored napkins 
  • Guest book, gift & cake tables are provided and adorned with your selection of  linen color
  • Special menus can be arranged 
  • Our menu features a selection of our most popular items

 

For date availability as well as information regarding our extensive menu options, please contact Special Events Coordinator, Cindy Lyman at (559) 658-7466 or eventscoordinator@theblueherononline.com.
 
We will be happy to assist you in locating local wedding professionals to accommodate your floral, musical, bakery, or photographer needs. We look forward to hearing from you in regards to your upcoming special event!
About Premier Bride

Welcome to Premier Bride Fresno, the valley’s most complete wedding website to Central Valley brides! Our directory includes the best wedding professional in and around the Fresno, CA area for your wedding. We are proud to provide you with information for wedding locations, reception sites, caterers, DJ’s, bridal salons, decorators and wedding planners. We also cover Visalia, Clovis, Oakhurst, Madera, Tulare, Lemoore, Reedley, and Selma. Premier Bride, your local wedding resource.

Here we feature our wedding vendors to spotlight their services and specialties. Congratulations on your upcoming event – we wish you a lifetime of happiness, adventure and joy.