Hair Adornments & Veil Choices

After searching for your wedding dress, there is only one more item that could possibly complete the bridal look- your headpiece! There are many different kinds, all of which can compliment the dress!

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You could choose a tiara, and look like a princess on your wedding day, complete with a stylish hairstyle, or you could get a fun and flirty comb. Combs can come with hair adornments such as crystals or feathers, all of which look great with wedding gowns.

Another great headpiece idea is to purchase a bridal cap. Bridal caps are very glamorous, and exude class. They only look good with the right  gown so keep this in mind while gown shopping, if you have your heart set on a bridal cap.

Fascinators can also be used, and have been wildly popular since Kate Middleton wed Prince William in 2011. Fascinators can range in price, and can be very intricate. They are very visually appealing, and can be the right addition to your bridal look!

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When choosing your headpiece, keep in mind if it will look right with your wedding gown. Take a picture of your wedding gown along with you, or purchase it when you go gown shopping. Take your purchased headpiece along with you when going to your hair appointment so that your stylist can play with it in your hair!

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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!
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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.

 

A Unique Twist on a Classic

B O W T I E S

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about forage bow ties

designers: stephen loidolt & shauna alterio

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They met in a kissing booth at an art school carnival. after graduating from cranbrook academy with MFAs in sculpture and printmaking, and began collaborating by making gifts for friends. over time their creative partnership has developed into multiple projects including: something’s hiding in here, the original mustache on a stick, seed house stationers, and forage haberdashery.

Their very first bow ties were made in the summer of 2010. the name FORAGE comes from our love of hunting for vintage and deadstock fabrics, which keeps their creative process fresh. each collection is hand crafted in limited numbers using cotton fabrics. their packaging is made in the US with recycled materials and hand printed by them.

other places you can find them:
our blog something’s hiding in here
twitter / instagram / flickr / pinterest 

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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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.

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.?

 

Featured Vendor – Winsome Travel

Winsome Travel specializes in romantic travel and will find the perfect package for your honeymoon/destination wedding. We utilize veteran travel professionals to provide expertise and special vacation packages. We offer a free Honeymoon Registry on our website, sign up today!
Phone: 559-435-8728 Toll Free: 866-955-8728 E-Mail: sales@winsometravel.com

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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.