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.

 

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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.

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!

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 Vista Ranch and Cellars

Welcome to The Vista Ranch and Cellars

This  magnificent 20 acre destination property is located on Highway 140, minutes East of Merced and on the road to Yosemite National Park. It is a perfect picnic stop for locals and travelers alike. Visit their Tasting Room and enjoy delicious local wine and speciality cheese plates, outdoor activities for children, with snacks and gifts available for purchase.

The Vista Ranch and Cellars also offers picturesque venues for weddings, special events, and corporate meetings, trainings or retreats. Vista Ranch and Cellars is the perfect spot for barbecues and family gatherings, club meetings and garden tours, or the romantic wedding of your dreams.

Weddings at The Vista

Your special day can be brought from dreams to reality at The Vista Ranch and Cellars full service  property. Your joy-filled day will consist of peaceful views, lavish gardens and extreme privacy. Thier get-away-from-it-all estate will encourage memorable family times and sweet moments with friends. Their photo-ops and views are some of the most beautiful you will ever come across. The Vista Bridal Cottage is a newly re-decorated 1950s home with touches of retro and subtle hues for your perfect day with your attendants. It is in close proximity to the event center, but offers adequate privacy for the bride & all of the bridal party. It is furnished for relaxation and socialization before the wedding. You will love the salon area, perfectly decorated and functional for all of the women to accomplish their desired looks.

Call Sarah at sarah@vistacellars.com, Vista Ranch and Cellars Event Specialist, and she will schedule you a private tour.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Telephone: (209) 722-8200 or Fax: (209) 722-8700

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Our Farmhouse Tasting Room is Open 11-6pm Monday-Sunday

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 – Adam + Sarah Photography

We are always happy to work with such talented vendors and Adam + Sarah Photography never disappoints. We are happy to share some of their personal quotes and information here.

Your story is unique. We feel that it is very important to find the photographer (or photographers) that will capture that story on your wedding day. What matters to us in all of this, is your love is captured, and your story is preserved.

Sarah and I specialize in personal wedding photography. We are not strangers that just show up, tell you to say, “Cheese!”, and then leave. We take the time to get to know who you are. We sit down over coffee or ice cream and learn about your story. We learn where you met, where you got engaged and how. We find out what it is you like to do together and why you love each other. Through all of this, we become excited for our new friends, and are anxious to see your love story unfold on your wedding day.

So when your wedding day comes, we’re not strangers that just popped into your life to follow you around taking your picture. We’re friends that have great cameras and an eye for the shots that tell your story. We’re able catch the moments that matter to you. Not because it’s our “job”, but because we’ve gotten to know who you are and care about what matters to you.

We’re friends that specialize in helping you tell your story. Read reviews HERE.

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.

Featured Vendor – PM Custom Catering

 

PM Custom Catering prides itself on their commitment to great food and incredible service. A successful event, whether it is large or small, elegant or casual requires planning and attention to detail. They are there every step of the way to make sure that your event is one of a kind.  To hear what our past clients have to say about their service, please see their Testimonials page.

They have a variety of popular and tasty selections for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and receptions, and their Menus are completely customizable. Meals can be provided as delivered and set-up only, a formal sit-down dinner, a simple buffet, or an elegant gala event. Also, please browse their Photo Gallery for examples of wedding and corporate events where they have been the Bakersfield caterer.

We know that at any event the food always plays a crucial part. Don’t leave it to chance! We have been satisfying thousands of discerning customers over the years with event planning and catering services that result in creative, plentiful, and meticulously prepared meals with only the finest ingredients and specifically designed to meet your needs and budget. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

The PM Team has the ability to serve you at any location. Whether your event is in a backyard, church, private home or rented facility; they can serve. They have experience at the Bakersfield Museum of Art, The Noriega House, and The Women’s Club, The Bayou, Dante Hall, Kern Law Enforcement Agency Hall, Westchester Hall, Kern County Fair Grounds, Stockdale Towers and numerous others.

As of August we are happily moving into our new location in Bakersfield at 3301 Pegasus Drive, Suite #4.

About Premier Bride Fresno

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.