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
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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

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

Premier Bride Central Valley

Congratulations on your engagement! Here you will find the best Fresno wedding professionals in the valley for your wedding planning in and around the Fresno, CA area. If you’re looking for Florists, DJs, Wedding Photographers, Bridal Gowns, Limos, or Reception Locations, you’re in the right place. Premier Bride opens the door to the most complete list of wedding vendors in the Fresno area. Again, congratulations on your upcoming wedding and thanks for turning to Premier Bride! (Feature photo from Carli Morgan Photography)

Premier Bride Weddings in Central Valley CA

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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.

Premier Bride Central Valley is owned and operated in Fresno, CA by Tracy Barnes and Kristy Montgomery. Let our advertisers know you found them with Premier Bride! It is the result of their investment that has made this complimentary publication and website available to you. Here you will find some of the Valley’s best Caterers, Photographers, Reception Sites, Ceremony Sites, DJ’s, Invitations, Limos, Make-Up, Party Suppliers, Bridal Salons, Bridal Registries, Decorators, Videographers and Honeymoons Planners – just to name a few! We hope you enjoy the Valley’s most complete wedding website – Premier Bride!

Premier Bride
Publishers: Tracy Barnes & Kristy Montgomery
Located inside the Premier Bride Wedding Center
7075 N. West Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711
Tel: 559-435-8888

‘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

WEDDING ENGAGEMENT ADVICE Part 2

Don’t stress out.
WEL-COME – “Wedding Essentials List:  Communicate/Compromise, Organize, Manage and Exercise.”  During the engagement period, work on these everyday.  You’ll reduce your stress during the hectic and emotional months ahead.

Gain strength.
Use the engagement time wisely.  Pre-marriage counseling is meant to weed out potential problems and strengthen your communications.

Get organized.
Right after the engagement is announced, create a wedding binder with plastic sleeves.  Any items or documents you find can be organized immediately.

Tell the world!
Make your engagement public by placing a formal announcement and black and white photo in local newspapers, alumni and professional publications.  Before sending in your written spec. sheet (parents of bride and groom, career information, etc.), have someone proof it for accuracy, and put your names and phone number on the back of the photo.  Most often, this is a free public service.

Get help.
The pre-wedding phase is crucial planning time.  Make a list of things you want to delegate and create a support system from the start.

A reflection of you.
What’s your wedding style?  After you’re engaged and before you’re knee-deep in wedding planning, take some time with your sweetie and discuss your unique wedding vision. Maybe it isn’t the large, formal, Saturday evening affair. Or, maybe it is. Either way, it should ultimately reflect the two of you.

Get licensed!
The most critical part of the wedding: the marriage license. Without it, you can’t get married. Call the office in your county that handles marriage licenses, and get all of the important details, such as when you need to apply, how much it costs, and what types of payment are accepted. Do this far in advance of the wedding!

Get the proper coverage.
Is your ring insured? As soon as bring your engagement ring home, make sure that you your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy is updated to offer adequate protection in the event of a loss or theft. Take the time needed to learn the details of the coverage – what is and is not covered, etc.
Party girl.
Be a happy bachelorette. Be clear and articulate with your bridesmaids about the type of bachelorette party you would like to have. You don’t have to dictate the details, but if you want an intimate gathering of friends to talk’ and they’re planning a ‘wild night at strip clubs’ you may feel a wee bit disappointed, not to mention uncomfortable.