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!


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

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



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

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



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

THURSDAY EVENINGS — 25 guest minimum



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

MONDAY-THURSDAY ONLY — 100 guest minimum



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

MONDAY-THURSDAY ONLY — 100 guest minimum


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 – 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 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 – 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


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 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.


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 –

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 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 –

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!


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.


  • 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


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

Setting The Tone

Setting The Tone
If any one element is crucial to setting the appropriate tone and atmosphere for your wedding it’s the music. The music played during your wedding should do more than just entertain; it should evoke the deep emotion of your ceremony. The right music takes the right kind of planning, and by following a few guidelines you can ensure perfect harmony between your ceremony and the music you choose for it.
Prior to selecting your music, it is best to decide if you want to use religious songs only or a combination of religious and popular tunes. Once you’ve decided, set an appointment with the director of music for your church or synagogue. This person will be able to make recommendations for music suitable for the acoustics of the building and complement any of your wedding’s religious or cultural themes. Music for your ceremony should be divided into four parts: the prelude, the processional, interlude(s) and the recessional.

The Prelude
Prelude music typically begins 20 to 40 minutes prior to the ceremony. These selections set the mood for the coming event. Since the prelude provides an acoustic backdrop for your guests, it’s best to choose pieces that will be familiar.

A string ensemble creates an elegant mood, while a vocalist singing love ballads evokes a more romantic atmosphere. Because prelude selections are played during the seating of the mothers and grandmothers of the bride and groom, you might choose songs with special meaning for them, perhaps the piece that was played on their own wedding day. Generally, your prelude selections should be played at a volume that will create a background for light conversation and reflection. These might be appropriate:

• Piano Concerto in C, 2nd Movement (Schubert)
• Violin Concerto #8 (Vivaldi)
• Air from Water Music (Handel)

• Rondo for Flute and Orchestra (Mozart)
• Hornpipe in D from Water Music (Handel)

The  Processional
The processional announces the arrival of the wedding attendants and, ultimately, the bride. The music for the bridal party’s entrance should have a definitive rhythm so that the attendants can easily keep time as they walk down the aisle. It should begin at a soft volume, then slowly increase until the bride’s entrance.

Organ music is the typical choice for the processional, but you can opt for a string quartet, a trumpet solo, or even a vocal solo. Whatever your selection, the music should be dignified and splendid and should also be the right length to accompany all of the attendants from the back of the church to the altar. Typically, there are two selections played during the processional: one for the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and a different selection for the bride. If you decide to play the same selection for both, there should be a pause for the guests to stand and a noticeable increase in volume upon your initial entry into the sanctuary.

Attendants’ Entrance
• Canon in D Major (Pachelbel)
• Air on a G String (Bach)
• Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies (Tchaikovsky)

Bride’s Entrance
• Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (Wagner)
• Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
• Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)

Throughout the ceremony, you should accentuate key moments with music, which makes a impact on your guests and breaks up the solemnity of the occasion. You might want to include music just before or after a reading, during communion or at the signing of the register. These selections may be performed by your musicians or sung by the congregation, but either way they should be slow paced and softly played to give your guests a moment for contemplation or reflection.
• Panis Angelicas (Franck)
• The Wedding Song (Stookey)
• Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)

The Recessional
The recessional is the grand finale of the ceremony and should reflect the jubilant nature of the occasion. The selections played should be uplifting, possessing a quick, majestic tempo that proclaims the joy of your new union. Music should play as the wedding party leaves the church and continue until all guests have departed.
• Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)
• Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
• Sonata Prima (Vivaldi) B