A Most Important Job…

Amongst all the stress of planning your wedding day, you have two very important members of your bridal party just itching to sprint down the aisle. Keep in mind the flowergirl and ringbearers have a very important job in your wedding day: the keeper of the “rings” and to make way for the bride by use of flower petals.

This precious flower girl dress has a floor length skirt of lace and pleated organza ruffles. Many bridal gowns have the same features and now we’ve got the flower girl dress to match! As always, the ribbon sash can be ordered in a variety of colors. Swing by to take a closer look at it! Premier Bride's Perfcet Dress

This precious flower girl dress has a floor length skirt of lace and pleated organza ruffles. Many bridal gowns have the same features and now we’ve got the flower girl dress to match! As always, the ribbon sash can be ordered in a variety of colors. Swing by to take a closer look at it!
http://www.fresnobridalsalon.com/

Your flower girl will no doubt be adorable, so consider her dressing the part. Try to find a mini dress to accompany yours, or have one made. It’s always adorable to see the bride and flowergirl in their matching attire. You might consider giving her an unconventional bag instead of the basket that is a more traditonal option.

The ringbearer always looks daper in his mini tuxedo, just make sure he matches the groom to a tee. If the groom has suspenders, have the ringbearer get them too. A little fedora hat also goes a long way. You can certainly still use a pillow with fake rings, but consider something a little more updated like the ringbearer carrying a sign saying “Here comes the bride!” This is really sweet and can be used for great pictures.

 We have so much fun when the adorable Flower Girl dresses start to arrive. They’re just so cute! This is a new arrival from Jordan, shown in White and Light Pink. It has a satin bodice with a keyhole back and satin waistband. The tulle tutu skirt also has contrasting accents along the edge. This dress is available in any combination of 2 of the 75 colors Jordan offers. Lots of options with this one! http://www.fresnobridalsalon.com/


We have so much fun when the adorable Flower Girl dresses start to arrive. They’re just so cute! This is a new arrival from Jordan, shown in White and Light Pink. It has a satin bodice with a keyhole back and satin waistband. The tulle tutu skirt also has contrasting accents along the edge. This dress is available in any combination of 2 of the 75 colors Jordan offers. Lots of options with this one! http://www.fresnobridalsalon.com/

Your guests want to see the adorable ringbearer and flowergirls antics, so be ready for the comedy hour. Make sure that you put their parents in strategic places in the seating, so that if they do get a little rowdy, they can get them quickly.

 

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There’s an App for That!

With the excitement and thrill of becoming engaged comes another monstrous task. Now the planning begins!

Finding what you love and the style you desire won’t necessarily be an issue. (Check out our Pinterest board HERE for inspiration! ] Organizing everything though, well…let’s just say that part can become overwhelming.

So, to make the planning process even easier, we present some handy apps to help you create your own wedding website, track your budget and scan items to your registry. Let us just say, we LOVE technology!  Anyway, here you go…happy planning!

Wedding App

Happy Couple: This app is meant to replace your wedding website for the bride who is fast moving and needs things done quick! This app includes a run down on your story, as well as news, events, photo gallery and even a registry tab!

Vera Wang on Weddings: The most influential wedding gown designer has her own app, in which she helps you plan your wedding, depending on what type of style you are going for. A countdown is also built into the app to keep you on track of what you need to get done, and what you have accomplished. The app even keeps track of your invitation list!

Our Wedding App: This app is designed for information about your wedding, complete with a camera that your guests can use to take pictures and instantly send them to you. The pictures can be instantly streamed into your wedding venue if you choose to do so. The app also includes directions to the ceremony, reception, and you can send the couple a message. You can also find hotel and transportation information in this handy app.

Wedding Budget: This app is the perfect visual aid to help you plan your wedding without stressing! You simply input your wedding budget into the app, and let it do the magic. This app will keep track of payments made to the vendors, and let you know when the next payment is due.

Wedding Scan: With the use of your barcode scanner function on your smart phone, this app allows you to scan virtually any item and add it to your registry. This is a perfect app for any couple that likes to shop around and look at the items before putting them on the list.

Fun Wedding: Having trouble thinking of the perfect song list for your reception? Have no fear, this app is designed to make picking songs fun and easy. Samples are on this app as well as genres that you can listen to, so you can pick your music accordingly.

Some other free and helpful wedding planning apps are Wedding Genius, Wedding Planning Complete, and Wedding Budget.  Do a quick search of your own and see what apps will work for you; with so many to choose from, every bride can stay organized.

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 ReverieVP.com after shooting weddings beside Alicia at ThePhotoFriends.com  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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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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12 wedding planning tips: Tip 6 – Wedding theme

Sharing this post from Vintage by Ethel & Pearl:

Choosing a theme for your wedding can be a really helpful way of pulling your styling elements together. A theme can be as simple as one or two choice colors or a theme which runs through every element, e.g. Pop Art. A theme can be broad, e.g. Literary Greats, or specific, e.g. The Great Gatsby. Sometimes a theme emerges from one simple item like a pair of gorgeous bright blue shoes or a grandmother’s brooch that you want to incorporate into your outfit on the day.

A theme may be so subtle the guests are not even aware there is a theme threading the details together, yet it helps you select complementary elements to make for a beautiful and well styled event.

12 wedding planning tips: Tip 6 – Wedding theme.

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 – Genesis Master of Events

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.

ABOUT Genesis Master of Events

Genesis Master of Events/559-933-7526/ Genesismasterofevents@gmail.com/7075 N. West Ave, Fresno Ca 93711

We are the Premier Wedding Planner in Central California. Our services include “Deluxe Day Of”, Full Service Planning, and Elite Destination Coordination. We have been in the Wedding Industry for over 25 years and have planned over 1000 successful events. Our full service clients have the opportunity to use Genesis Master of Events’ “in-house” Wedding Floral & Decor Design, Wedding Photography, Wedding Video, DJ/ Professional MC service, Wedding Invitations, Custom Wedding Stationary, Fine Linens, Photo booth, Wedding Cake & Custom Desert Buffet, Wedding Officiant Service,   . . .in other words . . .We Do It All!

Our experience, close industry relationships, and “in-house” services make us a unique Wedding Planning Service.  Our Master Event Planners typically plan a wedding within 2 to 3 weeks! This allows you time to enjoy your engagement without being stressed.  When family members and friends ask about your wedding planning, you can honestly say that it is taken care of!  Our mission is to make our brides relaxed and stress free.  We treat our brides like they are part of our family.

In our industry, it is a common wedding myth that Wedding Planners are only for the wealthy.  With the overabundance of unethical practices in the wedding industry, you can’t afford not to have us.  We are more than just a wedding planner; we are Your Wedding Advocate.  Also, with all of our “in-house” services, we really are a one stop shop!

Our “Duluxe Day Of” is more than just a “day of” service and much more than a “month of” service.  The price for our “Duluxe Day” Of is $2000.00.  Our planners usually save our clients much more than the cost of our services.  When you sit down with us, you will be surprised to see how affordable a wedding planner can be from Genesis Master of Events!   

Our Full Planning/Coordination Service, Elite Destination Coordination, and Celebrity Packages start at $4,000. 

If you are a Bride to Be, we look forward to you joining our Genesis family very soon.  Give us a call at 559-933-7526 to get your perfect celebration started!

Genesis Master Of Events

www.genesismasterofevents.com

559-933-7526 (PLAN)

7075 N. West Ave

Fresno, CA   93711

Featured Vendor – Mariano Friginal Photography

 

Wedding Photography

Featured Vendor – Mariano Friginal Photography

I can’t say this any other way — I love shooting weddings. It thrills me to think that I get to capture some of the most important moments in people’s lives. Weddings give me the unique opportunity to creatively capture the love story of each couple that I photograph. If you would like to talk to me about photographing your wedding, all you need to do is call the studio or send me a note using the form below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Inquire About Wedding Photography

A Note From The Artist

When I first started photographing weddings, I thought to myself, “it can’t get any better than this.” I mean, I loved what I was doing, the atmosphere inspired me to create art, and all my couples were super awesome to work with. Now, I find myself saying the same thing over and over again after each wedding, family portrait, senior session, and photography workshop. My wife and I feel that we’ve been so greatly blessed by God with the families that I get to work with. Thank you all for expressing your appreciation of my work. I’m at a loss for words in expressing my gratitude, but it’s appropriate to repeat — Thank you!

Studio Information

Based in Fresno, California
Consultations are by appointment only
Phone: 559-367-2452
Email: info@marianofriginal.com

Rates & Other Pricing Information

Please visit the gallery section and click on Frequently Asked Questions to get pricing information for specific services.