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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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!
http://www.fresnobridalsalon.com/

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

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

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


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

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

 

Featured Vendor – The Downtown Club

 

The Downtown Club
2120 Kern Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Ph. (559) 233-2142
Fax. (559) 233-7544

Located in the heart of Fresno’s renovated downtown, The Downtown Club has long served as the gathering point for the community’s leaders and decision makers. Formed in 1963, The Downtown Club was originally located on the top floor of the T.W. Patterson Building, before moving to the renovated Fresno Republican Printery Building in 1982. Once strictly a members-only club, the Downtown Club is now open to the public for private catered events.

A Time – Honored Tradition of Service

The Downtown Club services its members and guests with attentiveness reminiscent of an earlier time. Meals are not rushed, special requests are honored, and courtesy is the rule of the day.

Menu selections, prepared by the Executive Chef and his culinary staff, feature the freshest Valley produce and are varied weekly to reflect the changing seasons. The Downtown Club’s professional staff is available to anticipate your every need and meet your every expectation.

The Club

Located in the heart of Fresno’s renovated downtown, The Downtown Club has long served as the gathering point for the community’s leaders and decision makers. Formed in 1963, The Downtown Club was originally located on the top floor of the T.W. Patterson building, before moving to the renovated Fresno Republican Printery Building in 1982, where it remains a vital part of the Valley’s business and political scene.

The Club’s Discreet entrance belies the stimulating architecture that awaits when you step inside. Once you do, you know you have arrived someplace special. The attitude and ambience of The Downtown Club create a lasting impression not easily duplicated.

Wedding Receptions 

Located in the heart of Fresno, The Downtown Club is the perfect location for your special day.   Once strictly a members-only club, the Downtown Club is now open to the public for private catered events.  The Downtown Club is rich with tradition; for 34 years, it has been the site for some of the grandest social events in Fresno. Our refined hospitality and classic ambiance welcomes new friends and old with the same gracious charm.

The Downtown Club seats up to 200 guests for served or buffet style wedding receptions with a DJ and Dance Floor.   On-site ceremonies may be had for weddings under 100 guests, with a reception to follow on the main floor.  The Downtown Club’s full bar is available to all wedding guests, with a beautiful stained glass partition separating the lounge area from the main floor.  Additional side rooms are available as well to suit your needs; a bride’s room, kids’ room, or enclosure for the gift table are all possible at The Downtown Club.

Let our experienced staff take the worry out of planning so you can relax and enjoy this very special day.

Reunions, Seminars, and Other Special Events

Private rooms are available for parties ranging in size up to 80 persons, with AV equipment on site for your use.   Our large main floor accommodates up to 140 without a dance floor for all of your large-group needs.   The main floor and large side room are frequently used together to facilitate appetizer-only parties of up to 300 guests.  Whether you’re holding a fundraiser, retirement party, political event, or reunion, the timeless beauty of this facility will add just the right touch.

On Site Catering Services

Chef Rick and his highly skilled staff offer a creative variety of both traditional and innovative cuisine.  Our standard menus may be viewed here on the website, with a full range of appetizers, salads, main courses, and desserts.  The wide range of choices available at The Downtown Club focuses on Local and Organic options, and over 90% of its menu is created in house, from scratch.  Several vegetarian dishes are listed on our menus,  and we will be happy to prepare a favorite family recipe, design an ethnic food theme, or create a specialized menu for a particular occasion.

About Premier Bride

Welcome to Premier Bride Fresno, the valley’s most complete wedding website to Central Valley brides! Our directory includes the best wedding professional in and around the Fresno, CA area for your wedding. We are proud to provide you with information for wedding locations, reception sites, caterers, DJ’s, bridal salons, decorators and wedding planners. We also cover Visalia, Clovis, Oakhurst, Madera, Tulare, Lemoore, Reedley, and Selma. Premier Bride, your local wedding resource.

Here we feature our wedding vendors to spotlight their services and specialties. Congratulations on your upcoming event – we wish you a lifetime of happiness, adventure and joy.

 

 

Featured Vendor – 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.

Premier Bride Showplace Vendors

Welcome, Central Valley Brides!

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

The following sponsors and exhibitors are participating in the Premier Bride Showplace bridal show in Fresno on August 19, 2012 .
 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
Exhibitors with the pink Running Ribbon Susan G. Komen next to their names have kindly donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Premier Bride would like to thank them for their generosity.
ALTERATIONS
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
BAKERIES
BRIDAL GOWNS/VEILS/PRESERVATION
David’s Bridal website
Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress Susan G. Komen website
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
CATERING
Classic Catering website
LaRyan Catering website
Plates Grilling & Catering website
DANCE LESSONS
 DISC JOCKEYS
AMS Entertainment Susan G. Komen website
TNT DJ & HD Video Susan G. Komen website
FAVORS/SPECIALTY ITEMS
Edible Arrangements website
FLORISTS
Oh So Swank! website
GIFT REGISTRY
National Healthstyles Susan G. Komen website
Bed Bath & Beyond website
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Bella Makeup & Hair Design website
Central California Advocare website
Forever Adored website
INVITATIONS
Lisa Takao Paper Couture Susan G. Komen website
JEWELRY
Rogers Jewelry website
The Vault Fine Jewelers website
LIMOUSINES/TRANSPORTATION
Limo For You Susan G. Komen website
MUSICIANS
OFFICIANTS
PARTY RENTALS
AMS Entertainment Susan G. Komen website
Covered with Elegance website
Forget Me Nots AntiquesSusan G. Komen website
Light and Sound Solutions website
Lounge Essence website
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Brian Bishop Photography website
Choice Imaging website
Creative Captures website
D.C. Photography Studios website
John M. Reynolds Photography Susan G. Komen website
Kenny Gilman Photography website
Mark Janzen Photography website
Morgan/James Photography Susan G. Komen website
Nostalgia Photography Susan G. Komen website
Ros-Lynn Studios Susan G. Komen website
Schafer Studios website
TMphotography Susan G. Komen website
Van’s Studio of Photography website
REAL ESTATE/FINANCIAL/INSURANCE
TRAVEL/HONEYMOON
TUXEDOS
AJ’s Tuxedo Junction Susan G. Komen website
Black Tie & Bridal Lace website
Pat’s Tuxedos website
VENUES/ACCOMODATIONS
Classic Catering website
Paradise Springs website
Swan Court Conference Center website
The Big Fresno Fair Event Center website
The Downtown Club Susan G. Komen website
The Loft Events website
The Pines Resort website
TorNino’s Banquets Susan G. Komen website
Wolf Lakes Park Susan G. Komen website
VIDEOGRAPHERS
Choice Imaging website
D.C. Photography Studios website
Reverie Video Productions website
Schafer Studios website
TNT DJ & HD Video website
WEDDING COORDINATORS
Oh So Swank! website
WEDDING RESOURCES
Premier Bride Magazine Susan G. Komen website
The ONE Wedding Planner

Featured Vendor: The Redwoods in Yosemite

Weddings

The Event of a Lifetime!
It will be difficult to choose from the many stunning views as backdrop for your special event. Weddings in the heart of Yosemite are unforgettable! The Redwoods In Yosemite brings your friends and family together to share in your joyous occasion while enjoying a mini vacation of their own. The Redwoods’ event locations are unique and affordable, and we offer lodging discounts to your guests.

Our Event Planners will be pleased to assist you with complete wedding planning information, including Park guidelines for outdoor wedding services, Yosemite Chapel reservations, reception and catering services, photographers, florists, spa and salon services, and more!

Click Here to Learn More about “New Beginnings” Wedding Package

Click Here to visit our “Blog.”

Start a Tradition at The Redwoods In Yosemite!
Contact our Event Planners:
Yvonne : 877-496-1978
Yvonne@RedwoodsInYosemite.com
Janine: 877-496-3052
Janine@RedwoodsInYosemite.com

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

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Chiffonos Bakery

Chiffonos Bakery specializes in “chocolate wrapped” wedding and special occasion cakes, cupcakes and made from scratch desserts. They also offer organic Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company coffee, which is brewed by the cup when ordered in our specialty coffee bar.

What is a “chocolate wrapped” cake?

Chiffonos Bakery “sheets” white or dark chocolate into a thin layer (think wrapping paper) then “wraps” it around your cake. They can make it smooth or ruffled and can tint white chocolate to your event colors. They also make chocolate roses that can be added to your cake along with cut-outs like stars, hearts and polka dots. Please take a look at our pictures of chocolate wrapped cakes. We also have pictures on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/chiffonosbakery.

Chiffonos Bakery “Wrapped” Cake

About Chiffonos cakes
All of Chiffonos cakes are made from scratch on premises from recipes developed by Chiffonos. We use only the finest ingredients, like unsalted butter, real eggs, natural flavors and guittard chocolates. All of our standard cake flavors can be used for your wedding cake except fresh fruit fillings.

Chiffonos specializes in “chocolate wrapped” wedding cakes, this is an actual chocolate wrap and not fondant. Dark or white chocolate is wrapped around your cake to create a unique finish that tastes as good as it looks. The chocolate wrap can be smooth or ruffled and can be tinted to your wedding colors. Hand made chocolate roses are also available.

Chiffonos Bakery Wedding Cake


Placing your order
To ensure the highest quality, and because we bake from scratch, Chiffonos limits the number of wedding cake orders. 4-6 months lead time for your wedding cake is recommended.  Appointments for wedding consultations are available Monday – Thursday (evening appointments available), please contact the bakery for availability. A $50 non refundable deposit will hold your wedding date, with the balance due 10 days before your event.

Servings and prices

Wedding cakes come in many styles, like the classic tiered cake or the more modern stacked wedding cake. They can serve from fifty to hundreds of guests depending on your needs and style, sheet cakes can also be used. Our cakes are a generous 4″ tall and come in a variety of flavors, current pricing starts at $5.95 per guest for chocolate wrapped cakes and $3.95 for buttercream. The top tier is not counted in the servings, it is customarily saved for your one year anniversary. Delivery and set up charge is additional.

Round Cakes:
65 Servings – 6″, 8″, 10″ round layers
120 Servings – 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″ round layers
200 Servings – 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″ round layers

Square Cakes:
80 Servings – 6″, 8″, 10″ square layers
150 Servings – 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″ square layers

Side Cakes:
1/2 sheet cake (12″x18″) – serves 75-100
1/4 sheet cake (9″x13″) – serves 40-50

Chiffonos Bakery is located in the Via MontanaShopping Center (in the parking lot with OSH) at the N/E corner of Cedar and Shepherd Ave in Fresno.

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Mancini Emcee & Sound

“MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production Inc. is the leading entertainment company in Central California.  They have provided service for over 2000 wedding receptions, company functions, community events, birthdays,  anniversaries, and other events.  “MANCINI” has the knowledge and experience to create an event that is personalized to each client.

Special Event Entertainer, Disc Jockey, Emcee, Game Show Host

Debbie Mancini is the ‘heart and soul’ of the company; promoting the business and scheduling all functions. She conducts the consultations, coordinates the events, and is experienced as a sound engineer as well as being comfortable as an emcee. She instructs the inter-activities and teaches the new dance routines.

Greg Mancini is the ‘seasoned veteran’, who has been in and around the music and entertainment all his life. His voice-overs have included Television and radio commercials, corporate documentaries and promotional videos. His experience has gained him confidence with every facet of the business; from consultations, coordinating events to emceeing and sound producing.

“Professional style and grace…” A professional emcee keeps your guests informed, announcing all events with professional style and grace, insuring the events you have selected will be properly presented.

An experienced sound engineer presents the music selected throughout the celebration and maintains a comfortable volume. He is trained to inspire guests with music to dance and enjoy the festivities late into the event.

Your emcee and sound engineer will assure a memorable event.

Choosing the right entertainment for your function is one of the most important decisions you have to make to ensure the success of your event. By hiring “MANCINI”, you can relax and know that your special event will be one to remember.

About Our Bridal Shows – Next Show, Sunday, January 20th 2013

A Bridal Odyssey

All in one place… All in one day.

  • Over 80 wedding professionals
  • Multi-Media Fashion Show
  • ‘Sweet Treasures’ wedding cake dive
  • Wedding Gown giveaway by Elegant Bride of Fresno
  • Cruises and more…

A Bridal Odyssey is the longest running Bridal Show in Central CA.  Over 80 wedding professional to give expert advice and answer your questions.  See displays on what they have to offer to make your day special. Sample catering food and wedding cakes. At 2:30 PM see our exciting Multi media, high energy fashion show showing all the latest new gowns and tuxes for the guys. All registered brides have a chance to win prizes in our national acclaimed “Sweet Treasures” wedding cake dive. A lucky bride will find a cruise hidden in the cake. Lots of gifts and prizes for the brides and grooms given away all day. One lucky bride will win a beautiful wedding gown by Elegant Bride. Grand prize honeymoon cruise of your choice.

Tickets are $10.00 at the door. Buy tickets online at www.abridalodyssey.com and save $2.00 or complete the form for a $2.00 discount to present at the door.

Modern Bride Magazine is giving every registered bride a one year subscription with paid admission to the show.

Don’t want to miss this spectacular Bridal Event!

Produced and Directed by: ‘MANCINI” Emcee & Sound Production, Inc.

Mancini services are extensive and include:

  • Wedding and Reception Coordination
  • Celebration and Event Planning
  • Professional Master of Ceremonies
  • Corporate Challenge-Team Building
  • Producers of ‘A BRIDAL ODYSSEY” bridal shows -January and July

 

  • TV-Style gameshow “MANCINI Mania”
  • Wedding and Celebration Invitations
  • Dances of all venues and music styles
  • Interactive Entertainment Games
  • Custom and personal ‘voice over’ music edits
  • Professional television and radio voiced commercials
  • Professional corporate video voiced promotional tools