Featured Vendor – The Painted Table

 

About The Painted Table

Since 2008, The Painted Table, has been creating unique and delicious food combinations for weddings, anniversaries, corporate gatherings and special occasions through out the Central Valley. Voted one of the top catering businesses in the Fresno area, co-owners and personal chef’s Rodney Hansen and Jeromie Garza have deep roots in the culture of the San Joaquin Valley.

Rodney’s family were almond and grape farmers. Committed to their Danish traditions, they stopped every day and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to relax with family and enjoy coffee, tea, fresh squeezed juice and pastries. Rod’s family traditions helped him develop his passion for cooking using locally grown produce and ingredients. He attended the School of Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Seattle where he earned a degree in both Pastry and Culinary Arts. After graduating, he worked at the Culinary Institute’s West Coast Campus, Greystone, in St. Helena, California. Rod also worked for the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, Washington as well as for Dilettante Chocolate, as a pastry chef.

While Jeromie also has a love for the culinary arts, his path to the catering business took a different route. He spent many years in the dental field developing his customer service and marketing skills. He met Rod through work and learned everything about Culinary Arts from him. With their combined skills the two decided to open Magical Cakes in Visalia.

Then in 2008, Rod and Jeromie created The Painted Table. What started as a personal chef service, has quickly grown into a successful catering business. Clients have come to appreciate their signature dishes that are visually appealing and simply delicious.

Rod says their attention to detail makes them stand out in the catering community. The Painted Table offers unique options to its client that can’t be found elsewhere. They will customize a menu to meet their client’s specific needs, using locally grown, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. Their table settings are so visually appealing, that it looks like a work of art – hence their name, The Painted Table.

In June of 2011, The Painted Table moved into the restaurant formerly known as the Daily Planet, next to the historical Tower Theater. This new space, which can accommodate as many as 250 people, is perfect for cocktail parties, corporate gatherings or even intimate events. They can also partner with the Tower Theater to provide their clients with access to the theater for larger events such as weddings. Finally, as an added value for theater patrons, The Painted Table will be partnering with the Tower Theater for selected events, providing dinner and show packages.

Although they moved to the beautifully restored Daily Planet, The Painted Table is mainly an off-site catering operation, traveling throughout the Central Valley and as far as Los Angeles or San Francisco to cater special events.

Rod and Jeromie pride themselves in making every
occasion’s menu a delicious work of art. All clients are treated with the upmost respect and care. Consultations are set up at either the Daily Planet or the event location to go over menu options as well as secure the date. Once a client has secured their date and made their deposit, they can set up a menu tasting.

If at all possible, they prefer to book events 6 months in advance, especially during the peak seasons during the holidays and summer, the earlier the better.

Rod and Jeromie love what they do and it shows in the service they provide. In a few short years, they have quickly become the go to caterers for the client who wishes to create a memorable event for their guests, with amazing culinary creations that simply cannot be found with any other caterer.

Call today for a free, no obligation consultation

tel 559.936.5558 ~ toll free 888.884.9514

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.

 

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Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Wolf Lakes

Wolf Lakes Park is a privately owned park founded in 1986. Wolf Lakes is located in the countryside just east of Clovis. With the foothills as their back-drop and the lake at their feet, Wolf Lakes Park offers a relaxing environment for their guests.

Along with the beautiful setting, Wolf Lakes provides full service catering as well as relaxing boat cruises on their 40 acre lake. They currently offer two formal settings, both of which are located along the lake. Their formal sites are used for functions such as weddings, proms, retirement parties and anniversary celebrations. Business seminars are growing in popularity and the park provides an atmosphere different from the usual banquet facilities.

Wolf Lakes Park is open exclusively for reserved functions.

Our private lakeside settings are ideal for that special event. Whether it’s a wedding or other special occasion, our serene atmosphere, gorgeous sunsets and cool lake breezes make us Fresno area’s finest outdoor facility … even in the summertime!

WEDDINGS/RECEPTIONS

Wolf Lakes Park is ideal for a lovely outdoor wedding. We offer two wedding areas complete with ceremony and reception sites. You may choose from either our Lakeside or Garden venue. Weddings/Receptions have a six hour maximum and must end by 11:30pm.

Our Wedding/Reception package includes:

Wedding Services

  • Consultations
  • Event Coordinator
  • Ceremony Setting – Lakeside or Garden
  • Groom’s Boat Entrance at Lakeside
  • Bride’s Changing Room
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up
  • Ceremony Chairs
Reception Services

  • Consultations
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up
  • Event Coordinator
  • Covered Pavilion
  • All Tables and Chairs
  • Linen Tablecloths and Napkins
  • China/Stemware/Flatware
  • Appetizers
  • Full Catered Dinner
  • Sparkling Cider Toast
  • Cake Cutting Service
  • Service Staff
  • Security
  • Lake Cruises
WEDDINGS/RECEPTIONS MINIMUMS

SATURDAYS & HOLIDAYS — 150 guest minimum
ALL OTHER DAYS — 100 guest minimum

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR CURRENT PRICING (559) 292-4063

EVENING EVENTS

Whether you are planning an anniversary, birthday or retirement party, prom, wedding anniversary or company appreciation dinner, Wolf Lakes Park offers a unique facility for your special event. Evening Events have a six hour maximum and must end by 11:30.

Our Evening Event package includes:

  • Facility Use
  • Consultations
  • Event Coordinator
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Linen Tablecloths & Napkins
  • China/Stemware/Flatware
  • Service Staff
  • Appetizers
  • Full Catered Dinner
  • Lake Cruises
  • Security
EVENING EVENT MINIMUMS

SATURDAYS & HOLIDAYS — 200 guest minimum
ALL OTHER DAYS — 100 guest minimum

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR CURRENT PRICING (559) 292-4063

REHEARSAL DINNERS

Stay with us after your rehearsal and enjoy dinner at the park! With several delicious menu options to choose from, your bridal party and family are sure to be pleased. Rehearsal Dinners have a 2 hour maximum and are held on Thursday evenings only.

Our Rehearsal Dinner package includes:

  • Facility Use
  • Event Coordinator
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Linen Tablecloths & Napkins
  • China/Stemware/Flatware
  • Service Staff
  • Full Catered Dinner
REHEARSAL DINNER MINIMUMS

THURSDAY EVENINGS — 25 guest minimum

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR CURRENT PRICING (559) 292-4063

MEMORIALS

Our intimate garden or serene lakeside make the perfect backdrop for remembering your loved one. Let us take the worry of planning the reception from you. Memorials may be scheduled Monday – Thursday from 10am – 2pm and Friday or Saturday depending on our event schedule.

Our Memorial package includes:

  • Facility Use or Facility Use & Catering
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Linen Tablecloths & Napkins
  • China/Stemware/Flatware
  • Service Staff
MEMORIAL MINIMUMS

MONDAY-THURSDAY ONLY — 100 guest minimum

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR CURRENT PRICING (559) 292-4063

LUNCHEONS

Our beautiful pavilions overlooking the lake are the perfect setting for your business, service group or church group. Luncheons may be scheduled Monday – Thursday from 10am – 2pm and Friday or Saturday depending on our event schedule.

Our Luncheon package includes:

  • Facility Use & Catering
  • Set-Up/Clean-Up
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Linen Tablecloths & Napkins
  • China/Stemware/Flatware
  • Service Staff
LUNCHEON MINIMUMS

MONDAY-THURSDAY ONLY — 100 guest minimum

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR CURRENT PRICING (559) 292-4063

They are available to discuss your needs Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and on weekends, depending on our event schedule. Please call their office (559) 292-4063 or e-mail them to schedule your appointment.

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Golden Palace

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Golden Palace

The gorgeous Golden Palace is the perfect site for any occasion that demands a touch of sophistication and elegance. Our luxurious ballroom can host up to 1200 guests and comes fully equipped with built-in screens, projectors and state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. To help create the perfect ambiance for your occasion, turn to the attentive and professional coordinators of the Golden Palace. Whether you envision an intimate commemoration with just you and your beloved, or a festive gathering of family and friends, rest assured every detail will be meticulously handled to perfection.

Bhangoo Wedding – Cooper Photography

Weddings

From the moment you enter our gorgeous marble foyer until you dance your first dance as husband and wife in your choice of ballrooms, Golden Palace will help bring your unique vision to life.  The Golden Palace Ballrooms can accommodate anywhere from 100 to 1200 guests.  They are pleased to offer a variety of customized packages to help give you the wedding event you always dreamed of.

Thier new menus offer an array of choices from the classic to the daringly distinctive with special touches from our very own chef.  Whether it is white gloved service or a traditional buffet, our artful execution will add polish to your platinum occasion.  To help create the perfect plate for your occasion, the Golden Palace’s chef will not only customize your plate he will also provide you a complimentary food tasting to guarantee that the food is not only tasteful but presented with perfection.

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Golden Palace wedding professionals are experienced, dedicated and ready to assist you.  Please feel free to email sales@fresnogoldenpalace.com or call us at 559-233-1234 to arrange your personal tour. For more images visit out Gallery page.

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Fresno Event Group

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Fresno Event Group

Fresno Event group is a full service event and design group that will take you from conception to presentation. They specialize in highly personalized event management, superb attention to detail and creativity. Their team knows how to throw the kind of event that will have people raving.

Simple or elaborate, Fresno Event Group can help you stay within your budget. They pull out all the stops to take your event from ordinary to extraordinary.

  • Weddings
  • Corporate Events
  • Golf Tournamnets
  • Motorcycle Rallies
  • Social Events
  • Fundraisers
  • and much more!

Whether you are wanting help from start to finish or something in between, they are ready to take the weight of planning off your shoulders.

Pricing

Because each event is unique and special, pricing is based individually. Call Fresno Event Group for a one-hour consultation free of charge. They can then help design your vision within your budget.

The most important element in determining the quality of your event is EXPERIENCE!

Barbara Tanimoto – barb@fresnoeventgroup.com

Barbara is the hub of Fresno Event Group and the “go to girl” to make it happen. Prior to launching Fresno Event Group, Barbara was involved with many charitable organizations. With over 15 years of non-profit fundraising she directed and managed numerous corporate events, fundraising luncheons, black tie galas, golf tournaments, charity walks, motorcycle rallies, small intimate parties and grand soirees.

Her passion is to create the most gorgeous event and make it a reality that is enjoyable, exciting and stress-free for her clients. She has built a team of highly respected individuals to be a part of Fresno Event Group. Exceptional management experience, multi-tasking several demanding projects at once and getting it done on time and on budget is what she does best. If you think it, she will create it.

  • Annual Bob Powers Invitational Golf Classic – Central Coast
  • Annual Anlin Windows Charity Golf Tournament – Fresno
  • Annual Realtors Golf Tournament – Central Coast
  • Annual Black Tie Gala for National Charity
  • Coordinator for National Charity involvement in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Creator of Motorcycle Rally for National Charity
  • Director of National Charity Walks for multiple non-profit organizations
  • Gala event planner for local Art Museum
  • Organized Tournament of Dreams for National Charity
  • Produced numerous corporate luncheons and donor recognition dinners

Cindy Bergthold – cindy@fresnoeventgroup.com

Cindy was born and raised right here in Fresno. She is in charge of materials, supplies, and anything else it takes to keep the job running smooth and, of course, whatever Barb tells her to do! Her love of design and color is a passion that she has kept for family and friends, until now.

Ed Bergthold – ed@fresnoeventgroup.com

Local boy done good! Ed was born in Reedley, CA and has lived in the valley his entire life. He served in our armed forces and is retired from the military. Ed is a licensed contractor and builds our sets or special pieces as needed. He also specializes in photography, graphic arts, layout and printing. He does invitations, menus, flyers or whatever you can dream up. Thanks Ed!

Ronnie

Designer Extraordinaire! Need we say more? Ronnie has 23 years of experience in the design world & we are excited to have his talent on board.

Premier Bride Featured Vendor Appellation: California

Appellation: California – Premier Bride’s Featured Vendor

ApCal is the perfect place for your next party! Whether you are planning an elegant vineyard wedding, a lively charity fundraiser, a fun-filled class reunion or a casual corporate event, look no further than ApCal. Our beautiful gardens and expansive lawn area can accommodate groups from 15 to 1500 and 100+ year old Valley Oak tree will keep your guests cool in the shade. ApCal prides themselves in providing the very best for your special event. They have excellent relationships with their vendors and can provide you with a wide range of choices and recommendations for any occasion, with added luxury of personal service. One call and they’ll do it all!

In the rare circumstance that a party may wish to decline ApCal’s services and merely obtain use of their beautiful venue, they do offer a “Do-it-Yourself” event option. With this option you can make all your own arrangements, with the exception of beer and wine purchases, which due to licensing restrictions MUST be made through ApCal.

Weddings

  • ApCal events
  • Do-it-Yourself events

Special Events

  • Charity events
  • Concerts and Festivals
  • Other events

Banquet/Conference Room

  • During business hours
  • After hours

Tasting Room Take-over Party For more information please contact us

Food and Drink Options

Imagine exchanging your vows in the shade of a glorious Valley Oak that could have seen your grandparent’s wedding day. ApCal is the Cental Valley’s loveliest winery wedding venue and the perfect place for your special day. Our beautiful landscaped grounds are surrounded by vineyard views and can accommodate any size group from 50 to 1500.

The ideal combination of space, shade, service and spectacular surroundings will make your wedding celebration a unique and unforgettable experience. Appellation: California offers complete packages for your ceremony and/or reception, as well as a “Do-it-Yourself” option.

ApCal Fountain

ApCal Wedding Package

$24.95 per person includes

  • Outdoor Facility
  • Set-up/Clean-up
  • Chairs/Tables/Linens
  • Napkins/China/Flatware/Glassware
  • One indoor restroom
  • One outdoor restroom
  • Parking attendant
  • Beverage bartender
  • Guest book table
  • Cake table
  • Private security
  • Guest book table
  • 18% gratuity

~ Food & Beverages not included
~ Madera County Sales Tax of 7.75% will be added to the total invoice

Do-it-Yourself Option

  • $12.95 per person – up to 100 guests
  • $10.95 per person – for each additional guest
  • ApCal must provide ALL beer and wine service
  • Madera County Sales Tax of 7.75% will be added to the total invoice

Take a 360 Tour of ApCal to experience Our Venue – Click Here

‘The Bachelor’ Engagement Rings

Ever wonder what the Bachelor engagement rings look like up close? Well, wonder no longer! Check out these beautiful rings – some of which will hold up a bit longer than some of the popular reality show’s couplings.

Roberto Martinez proposed to “The Bachelorette” Ali Fedotowsky with a three-carat Asscher-cut diamond engagement ring by Neil Lane. The ring is accented with 184 round brilliant-cut diamonds and retails for $50,000.
Photo: Neil Lane

Jake Pavelka got down on one knee and asked Vienna Girardi to marry him with a three-carat princess-cut diamond engagement ring by Neil Lane. The $50,000 ring has 70 smaller diamonds surrounding the center stone.
Photo: Neil Lane

Jillian Harris was the lucky recipient of a $60,000 pear-shaped diamond engagement ring when Ed Swiderski proposed on “The Bachelorette.” The Neil Lane bauble has three baguette-cut diamonds on each side.
Photo: Neil Lane

When “The Bachelor” Jason Mesnick proposed to Melissa Rycroft, he chose a nearly two-carat Neil Lane marquise-cut diamond encrusted with 170 smaller diamonds around it.
Photo: Neil Lane

Barbie Weddings Part 2 – Twilight’s Edward & Bella

It’s the moment Twilight fans the world over had waited years to see, from the moment it was first published by novelist Stephenie Meyer. Now, it’s been captured with two new dolls from the Barbie® Collector Spring 2012 Collection!

Relive the iconic wedding with Bella and Edward — a scene that fulfills the promise of their relationship and delivers a romantic climax to the Twilight series.

Edward, the eternal heartthrob, of course looks smashing in his tuxedo. But this is Bella’s ultimate fashion moment, and she is absolutely breathtaking. The long silky gown, inspired by the one she wears in the blockbuster movie, features a sheer draped back and beading that cascades from the neck and all the way down through the train.

Traditional Edward & Bella

The finer details have been captured, too. Bella’s wedding day hairstyle is the same as it is in the movie, and fans will especially love two accessory touches — the re-creation of her amazing wedding ring, and the addition of the blue hair clip, given to Bella by her mother for her “something old, something blue.”

Not only do their wedding garments evoke the costumes from the film, even the packaging echoes the timeless scene. When the boxes are displayed together, they form the wisteria-draped awning under which Bella and Edward swore an undying commitment to each other, come what may.

A screenshot depicting Edward and Bella in the...

Image via Wikipedia

Their love may be immortal, but they won’t stay in the online shop forever. It’s a fan-favorite moment, so shop now and bring their love home to your collection today!

Post Courtesy of www.BarbieCollector.com

The Royal Wedding-Barbie Style?

Just in time for the royal one year anniversary, Mattel will release a commemorative royal wedding Barbie doll of both Kate Middleton and Prince William, reports MSNBC.

The dolls, which admittedly look more like Barbie and Ken than Catherine and William, have authentic outfits. Barbie Kate wears a floor-length, long-sleeved, ivory taffeta gown trimmed with lace and faux pearl buttons. It’s not exactly McQueen, but it’s a pretty close miniature version.

Prince William’s look-alike doll of course is a red uniform decorated with a royal blush sash, metallic cummerbund and golden buttons.

The dolls will be available for purchase in April, as a collector’s edition for $100 on BarbieCollector.com. These aren’t the first royal wedding dolls, but they are the first dolls made by Mattel. Mattel also makes bride and groom replicas of Edward and Bella, from the Twilight series.

Images via BarbieCollector.com. Post Courtesy of WeddingChannel.com

Anniversary Gifts-Traditional & Modern

ANNIVERSARY GIFTS
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Your anniversary is a special day to reaffirm your love, to say you’re glad you married each other and you’d do it all over again.


Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth, the gift you choose celebrates the years you’ve spent as husband and wife and looks forward to many happy anniversaries to come. Each year together is a reason to celebrate. Through the years, choose gifts that say how much you still love each other. Consider starting a memory book. Each year, collect a few mementos of special times you have enjoyed together.

1ST YEAR
PAPER
CLOCK
2ND YEAR
COTTON
CHINA
3RD YEAR
LEATHER
CRYSTAL, GLASS
4TH YEAR
LINEN, SILK
APPLIANCES
5TH YEAR
WOOD
SILVERWARE
6TH YEAR
IRON
WOOD
7TH YEAR
WOOL, COPPER
DESK SETS
8TH YEAR
BRONZE
LINENS, LACE
9TH YEAR
POTTERY
LEATHER
10TH YEAR
TIN
DIAMONDS
11TH YEAR
STEEL
FASHION JEWELRY
12TH YEAR
SILK
PEARLS, GEMS
13TH YEAR
LACE
TEXTILES, FUR
14TH YEAR
IVORY
GOLD JEWELRY
15TH YEAR
CRYSTAL
WATCHES
20TH YEAR
CHINA
PLATINUM
25TH YEAR
SILVER
STERLING
30TH YEAR
PEARL
DIAMOND
35TH YEAR
CORAL
JADE
40TH YEAR
RUBY
RUBY
45TH YEAR
SAPPHIRE
SAPPHIRE
50TH YEAR
GOLD
GOLD
55TH YEAR
EMERALD
EMERALD
60TH YEAR
DIAMOND
DIAMOND