Featured Vendor: Weddings At The Grove

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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.

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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.

Taste the Tower

About Town Taste’s fun walking tour that looks at the hip Tower District packed with delicious local fare, interesting art and charming architecture.

This tour is the 4th Saturday
May to Sept.we add a Friday evening option too.
COST: $30 online or $49 cash day of tour.

Official site: http://www.towerdistrict.org

The Tower District is home to unique shops, cozy restaurants and live theater. Located along Olive Avenue starting at Roosevelt Avenue to the east, it extends north along Wishon and Van Ness avenues toward Fresno City College. The Tower, as it’s known to locals, also is the meeting spot for evening and weekend events.

By touring the city on foot, whether a visitor or a resident of the Central Valley, uncovers the hidden gems that you just don’t see driving by.

Our walking adventure is filled with art, architecture and food tastes woven with historic stories of our city. We take you inside historic buildings and include tastes at local restaurants!

The tour is about 2.5 hours long and some children have a limited attention span. Since there is a lot of standing and walking, please consider this when deciding whether the tour is appropriate for your child.

For those still not sure what we do….You will be guided on a walking adventure and receive food tastings at several stops
along the route. What exactly do we see/do/taste? Well, we don’t eat and tell!

You can expect to experience local neighborhoods with their unique art, food, people and history. Some recent ‘tastes’:
Personal visits with local artists
Fragrant jasmine with smoky oolong, and sweet black tea flavored with lychee fruits
Exclusive interior access into some historic buildings
Up close interaction with world-class art
Bites of the middle east where you’ll feel as if you’re whisked away on a magic carpet
Engaging visits with locals hearing why they do what they do
Fascinating tales of our historic past
We get frosted

Featured Vendor: The Redwoods in Yosemite


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!

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

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!

China Peak 2nd Annual Wedding Open House

Imagine majestic mountain peaks, high Sierra meadows, crystal clear run-off creeks and pristine alpine lakes…

China Peak 2nd Annual Wedding open House –  Sunday, July 1st, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

At China Peak, we take pride in offering our bridal couples flexibility in every aspect of their wedding, including ceremony and reception locations. We allow couples to work with their unique schedule and budget with both mid-week and weekend rates and availability for their needs. Ceremony site fees include the following amenities.

  • Dedicated space for your event on the contracted date for a duration of 8 hours.
  • Professional on-site event planner and catering team and resort staff.
  • Bridal Suite for preparation on the day of your wedding.
  • Discounted room rates for your guests.
  • Complementary pre-event planning sessions and entrée tasting.
  • Ceremony & Reception seating for up to 100 guests (fees for additional seating is charged at $3 per chair).
  • Round and Rectangle tables for reception, guest sign in, cake table, gift table.
  • Table linens in either white or ivory for all tables, including matching napkins.
  • Heat lamps available for outdoor sites when needed.
  • Usage of the China Peak sound system and microphone.
  • Choice of arbor for ceremony.

Enjoy all of the beauties that the Sierra Nevada’s have to offer at the new China Peak Mountain Resort. China Peak will make your dream mountain wedding come true with the spectacular Sierra’s as a backdrop that will leave you and your guests breathless.

China Peak Mountain Resort is located only 65 miles northeast of Fresno at scenic Huntington Lake in the Sierra National Forest. The mountain has 1,679 feet of vertical with a base elevation of 7,030 with the peak at just over 8,700 feet. The resort offers seven chair lifts, a T-Bar servicing our new freestyle terrain park, and two handle tows and a moving carpet for the beginner skiers and snowboarders.

Now locally owned and operated, China Peak Mountain Resort provides a big Sierra experience close to home – with total acreage, elevations, vertical rise and terrain comparable to many Lake Tahoe resorts.

Wedding Planning & 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

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

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!

Dazzling Productions Inc.

Dazzling Productions Incorporated is family owned & operated, providing our services all over the Central Valley. with over 35 years of sales, management & event coordination experience, they offer a unique approach to designing & executing events. Established in 2010, with the mission of being the Central Valleys Premier Event Production Company. DPI specializes in event planning, audio/video production and music entertainment, taking on a large portion of all event types.

Dazzling Productions, The Central Valley’s Premier Event Planning & Production Solution For Any Of Your Event Needs. Their Team Of Creative And Organized Individuals Can Produce Any Size Or Type Of Event You Have Planned.  From Weddings, Res, Corporate Retreats, Birthdays, Anniversaries, To Fundraisers, Holiday Parties, Fashion Shows Or Conventions, Their Team Will Plan And Execute All Aspects Of Your Event From Start To Finish.

Dazzling Productions Also Focuses On The Big And Little Moments In Life We Love To Remember, Providing Video, Audio Transfer, And Special Montages For All Occasions. They Strive To Make Those Special Memories Last A Lifetime.