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.

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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 – Fresno Photographer Mark Janzen

Wedding Info

Fresno Photographer Mark Janzen, Fresno Wedding Photography and Portrait Photography

Weddings

“It’s probably not the most manly thing to admit, but I get all kinds of excited when I have a wedding to photograph.  On your wedding day, it’s like I’m on a swivel trying to grab every little bit of it that I can fit onto those tiny little memory cards loaded in my cameras.  And when it’s all said and done, and you’re on your honeymoon, and I’m here sitting at my computer going through all those memories, little and big, there’s always that moment when I realize that I have a big old, stupid grin on my face, that I know I did right.

I’m looking forward to looking at the images from your wedding with that big stupid grin on my face and watching your faces light up as you relieve that amazing day through my photographs.”

– Mark Janzen

We want you!  How do we book you?

Call me or email me! Of course we’ll need to check your wedding date to ensure I’m available, so don’t wait to get in touch. Wedding dates start to fill up as far as 18 months in advance. To hold your date, you will need to select one of my Wedding Photography Collections, sign the contract, and pay a $1500 booking fee that is applied towards your final balance.

How much does it cost?

Well, that ultimately depends a lot on what you choose in terms of coverage, albums, etc. Unfortunately, this is a complicated question that’s really difficult to fully cover with words and pictures on the internet. I encourage anyone who may be interested to come in for a consultation so you can see and touch the finished product. At your consultation we can go over the different pricing options in greater detail. To determine if we’re your budget ballpark, I have a basic collection for shorter wedding coverage that runs $3450 for 6 hours of coverage plus the digital files from your wedding day*. All other collections include full day coverage (typically 10-12 hours), an album, digital files from the wedding day, and a flexible studio credit to apply towards album upgrades, prints, etc. These full collections start at $4950.

I also have an exceptionally talented associate photographer, Craig Kohlruss, working out of the studio. His rates are a little lower starting at $2450 for basic coverage and digital files while collections including an album start at $3450. Craig’s pricing is hourly based with larger collections including more time. His booking fee is slightly lower as well at $1200.

*This collection is only available in the Fresno, Visalia, and Modesto areas.

Do you offer Engagement Sessions?

Engagement sessions are offered on a complimentary basis, upon request, with any wedding booking. Please note that this session is typically shot in an area local to Fresno, CA. For couples living, and getting married in, the Bay Area, I will come to you for your session.

Will you travel out of town?  What is your travel fee?

Absolutely I will travel!  I’ve shot weddings all over California, Nevada, and one special trip to the Air Force Academy in Colorado.  I’m game to go wherever you want me.  For weddings in the Bay Area, Central Valley, the Central Coast, and Tahoe there is no additional travel fee when you book me (Mark) as your photographer. If your wedding is outside of these areas, travel fees are calculated on a case by case basis depending on air-fare, accommodations, rental car, etc. Travel fees for collections with Craig as your photographer are handled on an individual basis, but in general there are no fees for weddings in the greater Fresno area and Yosemite.

Do you shoot alone, or do you have a 2nd photographer?

As a general rule I shoot alone, and all the work you see here on this site is my own.  I’m firmly committed to shooting your wedding in the way that it naturally unfolds and at the highest quality level possible. I believe that by shooting alone, it allows your day to unfold in a more natural manner. It’s far easier for you and your friends and family to ignore and act naturally around one photographer than an entire team of them roaming around. This does mean that I must also commit myself to working harder, to cover your wedding from many different angles and vantage points, but I believe the results are well worth it.

When will I see my images?

My typical turnaround time on a wedding is about 4 weeks.  My goal is always to finish as quickly as possible while maintaining a high level of quality.

How many pictures do you take?

A lot!  And then I edit them down to the very best.  I do eliminate the blinks, the flash mis-fires, the worst of the awkward expressions (don’t worry I will leave the funny ones in), and the shots where someone walked in front of me as I clicked the shutter.  Many times you will also hear me shoot 3 shots in rapid succession – I will pull the best of the three to keep.  How many will I deliver is the better question and that typically lands anywhere from around 300 to as many as 800 depending on how long my coverage is and how much prep and reception coverage there is.

Do you provide the digital files, the “disk”?

All of my wedding collections include the high-resolution, color-corrected digital files from your wedding day.  I also provide a release granting you permission to make all the prints your heart desires.  Files from your engagement session are available for purchase after the session.

Phone

559.681.7567

Studio

7075 N West Ave, Fresno, CA 93711

Email

info@markjanzenphotography.com

Facebook

facebook.com/markjanzenphotography

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.

 

Featured Vendor: Lemmon Made

About

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

Custom Invitations

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

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

These services include but are not limited to:

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

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

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

Day of Event coordination packages include:

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

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

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

Budgeting and Consulting services include:

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

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit www.pbcv.com.

Featured Vendor: Weddings At The Grove

Premier Bride Featured Vendor Profile

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

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

CLICK HERE To Request More Info.


The rental fee includes:

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


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

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

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit www.pbcv.com.

Featured Vendor: The Fresno Ballroom

As a one of a kind location, The Fresno Ballroom gives you 9,720 square feet of historic elegance to accommodate all your guests and still give you plenty of room for head tables, musicians, and dancing on the marble floor. You’ll have the flexibility you need to make your special event everything you wish. The architectural design of the Fresno Ballroom is elegant, decorated or not. The beautiful, one-of-a kind gold-gilded ceiling and the mezzanine floor overlooking the ballroom make an impressive backdrop for your keepsake photographs. The Security Bank Building, built in the 1920’s, will bring back memories for your older guests and help create new memories for you, your friends, associates, and family. At the appointed hour, our staff members are on hand to help ensure the success of your event. Parking is convenient, affordable and just steps away from the building.

Ballroom Specifics

  • Capacity: 497
  • Location: 1058 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721 (Map)
  • Pricing :
    • Friday: $3.000.00
    • Saturday: $3,500.00
    • Sun – Thurs: $2,500.00
    • Middle of the week: by arrangement

Prices of our formal Ballroom include use of the Garden Room (between Kitchen and Ballroom), set-up of tables, and chairs for 497 people, stage, and set ups for bar areas for a six hour event. The caterer of your choice may use our Prep Kitchen. If you desire, we can arrange the catering for you with one of our preferred caterers. Also, you can rent chocolate fountains, center pieces, chair covers, chargers, props, and additional tables and chairs from us. Clean-up of the ballroom is included in the price. If you wish to have a wedding ceremony on site, there is an additional $500.00 charge, which includes an another hour of Ballroom use.

A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your desired date. Please call us to arrange a tour of our facilities as soon as possible as the available dates are disappearing rapidly. We look forward to making your event memorable!

If you have any further questions, please contact:
Banquet Manager
(559) 441-7777

The Mezzanine

Our unique Mezzanine overlooks our beautiful Fresno Ballroom, where you can get a close up view of its intricate, gold gilded ceiling. This venue provides the perfect place for:

  • a private VIP party before the big event in the Ballroom
  • an area for taking photographs of the wedding party
  • an elevated point for taking your marriage vows
  • a location for the band during large events in the Ballroom
  • a focal area for a conference speaker
  • a balcony for private conversations or viewing the dance floor during parties
  • a very special place for a special party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Banker’s Vault

Our building has the largest vault between L.A. and San Francisco!   While our Ballroom is grand and elegant, our Banker’s Vault is fun and whimsical.  Drinks and hors d’oeuvres can be served in our vault as well as buffet or sitted dinners. Come help us celebrate this fun venue!

Wedding Planning & Pinterest

Pinterest

If you’re planning a wedding, you already know the Internet is a great resource.
There’s a new player in the online wedding game, and it’s quickly becoming one
of the most popular – Pinterest.

On Pinterest.com, you can grab photos from around the web and ‘pin’ them
onto ‘boards,’ meaning you can post the photos online, under your user name,
into categories of your choosing. You can also browse other Pinterest user
boards.

Many Pinners that are dreaming of their big day post boards dedicated to
weddings. The photos are often accompanied with comments, and can
include tips or instructions on how to create the look that was captured in the
picture. Like wedding forums, you can interact with friends or strangers to get
suggestions and ideas for your special day, but this time, it’s all centered around
pictures of your choosing.

Pinterest certainly displays boards for all the biggies like the gown, décor and
food. But Pinterest’s real strength is in highlighting the details. It’s on this site that
you’ll find inspiration behind your personalized napkins, the perfect photography
poses or an idea for ‘something blue.’ Those seemingly insignificant details will
make your day truly unique.

Like many online wedding hotspots, Pinterest runs the risk of overwhelming. So,
to get the most out of the site, make sure to be specific when you’re scoping out
ideas.

In the search box in the top left hand corner of the page, use as many details
as possible, such as ‘fall DIY wedding décor,’ or ‘cream wedding pumps.’ If
you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for, it helps to at least separate your
searches into different categories, such as ‘wedding décor’ or ‘bridesmaids,’
rather than just a generic ‘wedding’ search.

It’s also a great place to see real photos from themed weddings, which can be
more difficult to find on other websites. If you’re planning something outside the
box, search for that specifically, such as ‘Halloween wedding’ or ‘Great Gatsby
themed wedding.’

That being said, Pinterest is also a great way to explore outside your comfort
zone. Whimsical, woodsy, DIY, rustic, vintage, elegant, chic, romantic and

couture are all popular words on Pinterest’s wedding pins. Even if you think those
adjectives wouldn’t apply to your big day, type them in and browse. You might be
pleasantly surprised!

Finally, if you’re serious about using suggestions from Pinterest, do your
homework. Each picture can be traced back to its original blog or website, so
when you find something you like and think you could apply to your wedding,
click through and take notes or bookmark the page. Otherwise, you’ll get lost on
the site and look up from your computer three hours later without any clear idea
on how to make your wedding nicer.

Pinterest is still in a new growth phase, so you’ll need an invitation to join if you
haven’t already. You can request an invite right at pinterest.com, with the red
button along the top of the home page, but you might be put on a wait list. A
quicker way to get on board is to reach out to friends that are already members,
and ask them to send you a personalized invitation.

Now, get pinning!