California Wine Month Wine Tasting Reception

California Wine Month Wine Tasting Reception

Location: CRU Wine Company

The wineries of the Madera Wine Trail along with excellent local restaurants from Fresno and Madera will join to celebrate September as California Wine Month. Taste excellent Madera Wines and enjoy delicious handcrafted appetizers, accompanied by live music. Tickets will become available soon. Click HERE for more information.

About Cru Wine Company

Founded in 2003, (originally as Mariposa Wine Company) Cru Wine Company is a portfolio of handcrafted artisan style wines that embrace the incredible diversity of California’s premium viticultural areas. The Cru, Carmichael and Yosemite View brands each feature only the varietals that thrive in their respective regions; each label with its own unique character and focus.

Owner Richard Spencer has had a keen interest in fine wines for many years, a pastime cultivated with long-time family friend and partner Michael Conway. For these two entrepreneurs, the dream of owning a winery is now a welcome reality.

Based in Madera, California winemaking at Cru Wine Company is overseen by Winemaker Ken Post.  Centrally located in order to source from appellations ranging from Santa Barbara to Napa Valley, Cru strives to deliver quality and value at its respective price points.

Ken Post – Winemaker

Ken Post, a native Californian, began his career on the family ranch in Paso Robles. The Post family farmed 1800 acres of alfalfa and various grains until the ranch was sold in the late 70’s.  At that time, Ken pursued a second career in highway construction. His firm contracted with the State of California and private organizations in providing highway paving, resurfacing, and oiling services. While this was a very lucrative business, it allowed very little time for the most important thing of all, his family. Thus in 1997 Ken was presented an offer he could not refuse, selling the company.

Retired at forty might seem like a good thing to some people. Going from 60-80 hour work weeks to being at home 24-7 was an adjustment for Ken and his family.  Despite his knack for rearranging the spice cabinets and every other item in the house, his wife Julie and three children Brianna, Dylan, and Cameron started to ask Ken when he was going to find a real job.

With a passion for wine and love of farming, Ken enrolled in Fresno State’s Enology Viticulture program. After graduating from the Enology program Ken started his new ambition of wine production at Prospero Oak Hollow Wineries in Madera, California. Three years later Ken’s other passion of off road motorcycle riding forced another retirement for 10 months while he learned how to walk again after severely breaking a leg. Once healed it was time to once again pursue the passion of winemaking.

Premier Bride Showplace Vendors

Welcome, Central Valley Brides!

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit

The following sponsors and exhibitors are participating in the Premier Bride Showplace bridal show in Fresno on August 19, 2012 .
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center website
Mark Janzen Photography website
Limo for You website
La Ryan Catering website
The Vault website
Oh So Swank! website
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.
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
David’s Bridal website
Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress Susan G. Komen website
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
Classic Catering website
LaRyan Catering website
Plates Grilling & Catering website
AMS Entertainment Susan G. Komen website
TNT DJ & HD Video Susan G. Komen website
Edible Arrangements website
Oh So Swank! website
National Healthstyles Susan G. Komen website
Bed Bath & Beyond website
Bella Makeup & Hair Design website
Central California Advocare website
Forever Adored website
Lisa Takao Paper Couture Susan G. Komen website
Rogers Jewelry website
The Vault Fine Jewelers website
Limo For You Susan G. Komen website
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
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
AJ’s Tuxedo Junction Susan G. Komen website
Black Tie & Bridal Lace website
Pat’s Tuxedos website
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
Choice Imaging website
D.C. Photography Studios website
Reverie Video Productions website
Schafer Studios website
TNT DJ & HD Video website
Oh So Swank! website
Premier Bride Magazine Susan G. Komen website
The ONE Wedding Planner

Featured Vendor: Lemmon Made


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
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

Featured Vendor: Party DJ Party

Party “DJ” Party offers the following DJ services for your event. Contact us today to discuss your event and available pricing.

DJ Services

  • State-of-the-art Sound equipment
    Our 2 speaker, high-quality sound system is standard, however, we can supply up to 20 speakers upon request including massive sub-woofers. Our set up is guaranteed to provide the best possible sound. Wireless microphone (included with weddings) also available.
  • All genres and styles of music available
    Songs from the 1920’s to hits of today, we keep up to date on music that will fit your event and age group.
  • Karaoke
    A karaoke system is now available for your event at an additional charge. Call today to discuss details!
  • Master Of Ceremony duties
    “Put your party in our hands” – Sit back and enjoy the party, while we MC your event.
  • Dance Lighting
    Flashing, multi-colored lights that create a dancing atmosphere to keep your party going and guests motivated.
  • Free Consultation prior to your event
    Meet with us at your convenience to plan all the details, from announcing duties to your choice of musical selections

Video Services – Shooting Both Standard and High-Definition

  • Legacy Package
    The ultimate video keepsake of your wedding experience! A 3-man, professional video crew will capture your entire wedding day activities. Includes the following:
    2 hours of rehearsal night coverage (1 camera)
    Up to 10 Hours of filming on wedding day!
    Storybook Montage/ Fairytale Love Story – plus live ceremony footage
    (Presented on LCD projector and screen at reception)
    Video Guestbook
    After-Wedding Montage of honeymoon photos or other candid shots. (Up to 60 images-2songs)
  • Reflections Package
    Our most popular video package. A 2-man professional video crew will capture your wedding day activites.
    Includes the following:
    Up to 8 hours of filming on your wedding day
    Storybook Montage/Fairytale Love Story
    (Presented on LCD projector and screen at reception)
    Video Guestbook
    After Wedding Montage of honeymoon photos or other candid shots. (Up to 60 images-2 songs)
  • Memories Package
    Similar to our popular Reflections Package minus the Montage/Love Story. A 2-man professional video crew will capture your wedding day activites.
    Includes the following:
    Up to 7 hours of filming on your wedding day.
    Video Guestbook
    After Wedding Montage of honeymoon photos or other candid shots. (Up to 60 images-2 songs)
  • Beginnings Package
    A basic video package for those desiring a professionally filmed wedding day souvenir. Up to 6 hours of wedding day coverage filmed with one camera.
  • Storybook Montage
    Photo montage of bride and groom presented during reception
    (Includes LCD projector and screen)
    Client provides up to 100 photos and 3 songs

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit

Save the Date! Premier Bride Showplace!


Welcome, Central Valley Brides!
Premier Bride Showplace is the bridal show that you, a Central Valley bride, will want to attend. Here you will find valuable information to help with all of your wedding planning. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy an elegant fashion show featuring beautiful bridal gowns and meet some of the finest wedding professionals in the Fresno area.

Next Show:

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Fresno Convention Center – New Exhibit Hall

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:

• 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!

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit