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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Catering Planner

The success of your wedding will depend largely on the skill of your caterer. A full-service caterer will provide the food, experienced servers, linens, chair covers, china, glassware, silverware and serving dishes. Find a caterer who will guide you in your menu planning, listen to your ideas, and make innovative suggestions. Aided by your caterer’s creativity and professionalism, you can host a truly delightful and memorable affair.
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Know Your Budget When Planning…

It is no longer expected that wedding costs will be assigned according to tradition. Every bride and groom should discuss their plan and budget for the wedding with their families to determine whether to follow a traditional division of financial responsibility for the wedding costs. If circumstances don’t allow the families to follow tradition, the proper rationale in deciding who pays for what portion is basic: whoever is most willing and most able to pay for a wedding.
Click here to print and keep track of expenses with our 4 page PB Budget Planner Pdf

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Bride
Groom’s wedding ring
Wedding gift for groom
Gifts for maid/matron of honor & bridesmaids
Gift for parents (optional)
Gowns for maid/matron of honor & bridesmaids (optional)
Accommodations for out-of-town attendants (optional)
Luncheon for bridal party
Informal stationery

Groom
Bride’s engagement & wedding rings
Bride’s bouquet & going-away corsage
Boutonnieres for men in wedding party
Mothers’ corsages
Wedding gift for bride
Gifts for best man, groomsman & ushers
Gift for parents (optional)
Formal wear for best man & groomsmen (optional)
Accommodations for out-of-town attendants (optional)
Marriage license
Honeymoon
Fee for officiant

Bride’s Family
Engagement party
Bride’s wedding attire & trousseau
Bride’s parents’ wedding attire
Wedding gift for newlyweds
Invitations, announcements, thank you notes, postage
Engagement & wedding photographs
Wedding ceremony site fee & decorations
Wedding ceremony programs
Wedding reception
Flowers for ceremony & reception
Bridal party bouquets & flowers for flower girl
Transportation for wedding party to ceremony & reception
Videographer
Musicians/vocalists
Security & insurance for gifts
Welcome party for out-of-town guests (optional)

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Groom’s Family
Engagement party (optional; following party by bride’s parents)
Groom’s wedding attire
Groom’s parents’ wedding attire
Wedding gift for newlyweds
Groom’s informal stationery & thank you notes
Rehearsal dinner
Shipment of wedding gifts to couple’s new home
Welcome party for out-of-town guests (optional)

Wedding Party
Bridal shower for bride
Bachelor(ette) party
Accommodations for self
Wedding attire & shoes
Know your overall budget BEFORE you start planning your wedding. This is one of the first issues you and your fiancé should discuss. Set your priorities based on what is most important to both of you and spend accordingly. For example, if the meal is the most important element of your wedding, you’ll want to allocate a greater portion of your budget to it.

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.

 

Reason to Register – Kohls Wedding Wishes

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Guest Notification

Share the good news with your friends and family by notifying them you’ve registered at Kohl’s!

It’s Easy!

Create a registry at Kohls.com for everything you want and need.

To notify guests of your registry, just follow these instructions:

1. Access your registry. (You don’t need to sign in, just search for your registry.)
2. Click on “Share Registry” from dashboard, grid or list.
3. Choose to share via email or Facebook.

It’s Secure!

We won’t share the information you provide us, and the email addresses of your friends and family won’t be added to our mailing lists. They’ll get one email from us about your registry.

FREE Announcement Cards

Announcement Cards

Our announcement cards are the perfect envelope stuffer! They tell your guests exactly where to shop for the gifts you want! Plus, your guests will receive a 15% discount on any in-store purchases of $50 or more from your registry.

Requesting announcement cards is easy. Complete the form below and your announcement cards should arrive within
5-7 business days.

Don’t have time to wait? Download and print announcement cards here.

Easy Returns & Exchanges

We understand you may register for an item and decide to return it after your event. Our Hassle-Free Returns Policy gives you the freedom to change your mind.

If you decide you want to return an item, just bring the item and its gift receipt to the Customer Service desk of your local Kohl’s. Or, you can return your item by mailing it back to our return center.

Reasons to Register

Exclusive Benefits of My Account

If you don’t already have a Kohls.com shopping account, you’ll want to create one before creating your registry. This account will give you access to exclusive benefits like the ones listed below.

  • Quick & Easy Access to Your Registry Create a Kohls.com shopping account and you’ll save yourself time. You’ll be able to access your registry through your Kohls.com shopping account. By signing in to one account, you’ll have instant access to your registry, order tracking, contact information and more.
  • Future Registries are a Snap Enjoy registering for your wedding, baby shower or any special day. Create your account and we’ll keep your information on file so you don’t have to retype a thing! For any additional registries you create, you’ll have instant access to your addresses, contact information and more.
  • Emails About Our Biggest SalesEnjoy Kohl’s Sale Alerts delivered directly to your desktop or mobile device. Just provide your email address and we’ll keep you in the loop about our biggest savings, special promotions and other great offers!
  • More Benefits Mean More Convenience There are even more benefits to becoming a registered Kohls.com customer. You’ll love quick-and-easy checkout using a ship-to-address book for one-click shipping, order tracking and more!

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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Premier Bride Showplace Tips

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

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

MVP Weddings Shares Some Highlights…

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MVP Weddings would love to provide a beautiful, cinematic video of your wedding day. To see if what they provide a good match for what you’re looking for, they recommend the following:

  1. Check out their videos and see what you think
  2. Compare their wedding packages (or build your own)
  3. See if they’re available for your wedding and reserve your day

We invite you to check out Kat and Eric’s Wedding Highlights from MVP Weddings HERE. We also encourage you to check out their BLOG as well.

ABOUT MVP WEDDINGS

Shortly after we were married in 2003 we began creating wedding videos for other couples. 8 years later I (Matt) am the primary cinematographer and editor while my wife (Susan) adds art, class and style to our wedding videos from a bride’s perspective. I (Matt) have also put on a few pounds since then 🙂

We are the owners of MVP Weddings and we partner with other talented cinematographers to create beautiful, cinematic wedding videos and provide a wonderful customer experience for couples. We lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 13 years and moved to Fresno, CA in the summer of 2011 to be closer to our family. We would be delighted to create a beautiful wedding video with the art of cinema that tells your story. Thank you very much for considering our videography service, and may God bless you and your very special relationship of love and commitment in marriage.

Sincerely,

Matt and Susan Martin

Matt and Susan Martin

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What sets MVP Weddings apart from other wedding videography companies?
  2. What is the difference between “cinematic” editing versus “documentary style” editing?
  3. What is the “Create a Music Video” option?
  4. What is a “Love Story”?
  5. I’m on a tight budget – what can I do?
  6. Do you attend the rehearsal?
  7. When will we receive our wedding video?
  8. What if we want to change our video after we review it?
  9. What is the schedule for paying for the video?
  10. Can I use a credit card to pay?
  11. What equipment do you use?
  12. Do you do record other types of events (quinceaneras, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate videos, etc.)?
  13. What are some websites where I can get information about about wedding vendors? (Caterers, photographers, florists, wedding cakes, DJs, etc.)
  14. What are your terms and agreement – how do you define “hours of coverage”, what if something comes up, etc.?

 

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.