Premier Bride Showplace 2013!

Welcome, Central Valley Brides!

The following sponsors and exhibitors are participating in the Premier Bride Showplace bridal show in Fresno on January 6, 2013 .
 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
ALTERATIONS
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
BAKERIES
Barb’s Cakery website
Crème de la Cake website
Eddie’s Bakery Café website
Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes website
Valley Lahvosh Baking Company website
BRIDAL GOWNS/VEILS/PRESERVATION
Black Tie & Bridal Lace website
David’s Bridal website
Ga Ga Chic website
Jones Cleaning Center website
Luftenburg’s Bridal website
Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress website
Shirley Gambero Designer/Dressmaker website
CATERING
The Classic Catering Company at Six-Two-Five website
La Ryan Catering website
Plates Grilling & Catering website
Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club website
Ruth’s Chris Steak House website
Yosemite Events & Catering website
DANCE LESSONS
 DISC JOCKEYS
AMS Entertainment website
DJ Bash website
Expo DJ Services website
Good Times Entertainment website
Haro Entertainment website
Mobile Sound Productions website
Music Spectrum Entertainment website
My Dance DJ website
Party DJ Party website
Starberst Entertainment website
TNT DJ & Video website
FAVORS/SPECIALTY ITEMS
Wings Away Dove Release website
FLORISTS
Awesome Blossoms website
Brown Bunny Flowers website
Country Charm Flowers website
Oh So Swank! website
Sweet Dreams Wedding Flowers website
GIFT REGISTRY
Bed Bath & Beyond website
National Healthstyle Cooking 4 You website
Williams-Sonoma website
HEALTH & BEAUTY
American Laser Skincare website
Bullard Chiropractic Clinic website
EYE-Q Cosmetics website
It Works! website
Makeup by Dara website
Makeup & Hair by Emily website
Mark A. Lowe, D.D.S. website
Spectrum Salon & Day Spa website
INVITATIONS
Lisa Takao Paper Couture website
Paper Haven website
TradeMark Handmade Inspired website
JEWELRY
The Diamond Gallery website
Ara Karkazian Watch & Jewelry Co. website
The Vault Fine Jewelers website
LIMOUSINES/TRANSPORTATION
Limo For You website
Royal Coach Limousine website
MUSICIANS
Arpeggio Strings website
OFFICIANTS
PARTY RENTALS
AMS Entertainment website
Classic Party Rentals website
Creative Chair Coverings website
Expo Party Rentals website
Fun Photo Booths website
Go Bananas Events & Rentals website
LIght Up The Walls website
Lounge Essence Events & Rentals website
Maty’s Linens & Decor website
Pnoto A Go-Go Photo Booth website
Pose & Print USA website
Walker-Lewis Rentals website
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Brian Bishop Photography website
Choice Imaging Photo and Video website
Creative Captures by David Barrios website
D.C. Photography Studios website
John M. Reynolds Photography website
Kenny Gilman Photography website
Mark Janzen Photography website
Mark Tabay Photography website
Morgan/James Photography website
Puente Photo website
Ros-Lynn Studios website
TMphotography website
Van’s Studio of Photography website
TRAVEL/HONEYMOON
AAA Travel website
Cruise Adventures website
Cruise Planners website
Ships and Trips Travel website
TUXEDOS
AJ’s Tuxedo Junction website
Black Tie & Bridal Lace website
Luftenburg’s Bridal website
Men’s Wearhouse website
Pat’s Tuxedos Formalwear website
VENUES/ACCOMODATIONS
The Big Fresno Fair Event Center website
China Peak Mountain Resort website
The Classic Catering Company at Six-Two-Five website
The Downtown Club website
Duceys on the Lake website
The Fresno Ballroom website
Golden Palace Banquet Hall website
The Grand 1401 website
Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch website
La Quinta Inn & Suites NW Fresno website
Lilly’s Meadow website
The Loft Events website
Moravia Winery website
Paradise Springs website
Park Inn by Radisson website
Piccadilly Inn Airport website
Piccadilly Inn Shaw website
The Pines Resort website
Radisson Hotel website
Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club website
Ruth’s Chris Steak House website
Sierra Meadows Country Club website
Smittcamp Alumni House website
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino website
TorNino’s Banquets website
Tuscan Gardens Venue website
Una Bella Giornata website
Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters website
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center website
Wolf Lakes Park website
Wonder Valley Ranch Resort website
Yosemite Weddings website
VIDEOGRAPHERS
Choice Imaging Photo and Video website
D.C. Photography Studios website
Good Times Entertainment website
MVP Weddings website
Reverie Video Productions website
TNT DJ & HD Video website
WEDDING COORDINATORS
Genesis Master of Events website
Go Bananas Events & Rentals website
Oh So Swank! website
WEDDING RESOURCES
The ONE Wedding Planner website
Premier Bride website
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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 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!

 

Premier Bride Showplace…Save the Date!

Written by: Anne Driscoll for Premier Bride Central Valley

It’s that time of year again- Premier Bride’s Showplace Bridal Show. This year our show is being presented by The Vault and co-presented by Mark Janzen Photography, Limo for You, La Ryan Signature Events, Oh So Swank, and Sweet Dreams Cakery.

Sunday, January 8, 2012
10:00am to 4:00pm
Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center
New Exhibit Hall
Fashion Shows at 11:30am and 2:00pm
Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 (CASH ONLY) at the door

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. Premier Bride Showplace is proud to partner with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and you can make a difference! In addition to a percentage of our booth and table sales, we will donate $1.00 for every ticket purchased. As the Valley’s largest bridal show,
we look forward to working together with our brides who attend
to make the donation a good one!

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 a list of our exhibitors, please click here.

To pre-purchase tickets on-line, please click here.

TOP TIPS & WEDDING PLANNING ADVICE

Bands
Personalize the entertainment – give some script ideas to the band leader.  Note funny and meaningful facts about your courtship and members of family or close friends – and ask for the band to squeeze these comments in between songs.

Bar time
Stop serving alcohol one-half hour to an hour before the end of the reception, to limit guests from drinking too much before driving home. If you have big drinkers in your crowd, try to plan accordingly, by offering end-of-the-night transportation, or having your reception at a hotel where your guests can rent rooms.

Beauty
Make sure you’re comfortable with the hair stylist you choose.  Be sure to take along any veil or head pieces as well as a picture of the dress to give them an idea of what they are working with.  Trial hair runs are a must!

Bridal Shows
Temporarily rent a PO Box for all of the wedding related material, including free drawings and giveaway information, to come to. After the wedding you simply cancel the PO Box. (GREAT idea to do with e-mail as well!)

Cakes
Add even more meaning to the cake moment by personally serving a piece to one another’s parents after you’ve fed each other. Your parents will be honored!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceremony
It is not written in stone that your wedding ceremony has to take place between ten and two. Think about having an evening wedding by doing the photos first and therefore not making your guests wait around for the shin dig to re-start between the ceremony and dinner.

DJ’s
DJ’s can switch up the music for cocktail time and reception. What mood do you want to create?

Etiquette
Flower girls and ring bearers should be between four and eight years of age.  While a two-year old may be really cute, this tiny person is not predictable. Go for adorable, sentimental, and age appropriate.

Flowers
For a calm and earthy mood, create centerpieces using green plants.  Match up fragrant, flowering herbs, such as basil and oregano, with variegated leaves and wild flowers.

Gifts & Registry
If you already have most of the everyday ware, think of registering at specialty stores – art galleries, hardware or luggage stores, or even travel agencies!

Gowns
As emotional as you are, don’t let sales persons or well-meaning family and friends talk you into a dress you have doubts about.  Pay attention to the moment that you felt a tingle, a sparkle…the instant you saw the dress in the mirror

Honeymoon
Are you doing most of the wedding planning? How about putting your groom in charge of the honeymoon details?  Lots of guys like to plan the honeymoon because this is where they get to be adventurous and romantic.  Brides, give him a few “dreamy locations” and a couple of “absolutely-not’s,” and let him surprise you!

Invitations
Get creative with your invitations! Try box-style invitations with mini objects illustrating your theme inside or try wrapping your invitations in monogrammed paper. This will serve as the first impression, make it spectacular!

Music
Whether you hire a DJ or a band or burn your own music, choreograph your first dance and make sure it’s part of the play list.

Personalized Ideas
Consider making photo books with old photos of you and your friends.  Spend some time thinking of all the things you’ve been through and give these cherished, personalized gifts to your maid of honor and best man.

Photography
Have supplies for a wedding scrap book on hand at your reception so your guests can take Polaroid’s AND create pages for your book on site. What fun for the guests to create and for you to enjoy afterwards!

Pre-Wedding / Engagement
A good test for a photographer is the engagement photo.  Pay attention to the way he/she communicates and whether or not you are handled in a relaxed but professional manner.  Is this person willing to work with you?  Do you love the results?  Is the customer service excellent?  Don’t sign up for the package deal untilyou’ve seen the end result.

Reception
Create a memorable, take-home token for your guests and set up digital photo booths during the cocktail hour.  Have the memory card processed at a nearby one-hour shop and present the guests with a framed photo.

Transportation
After booking your luxury limo for your wedding date, strategically plan out times, stop-off’s and routes.  Consider transporting other guests if you have gaps in times or layovers.

Videographer
Entertain your guests with a brief, after-dinner creative flick that’s more than just snapshots of you and your honey in diapers. Arrange to have your videographer do tongue-in-cheek interviews with close friends and family.

Premier Bride’s Cake Dive Live & Wedding Feud Event

Written by: Anne Driscoll for Premier Bride

Cake Dive Live!

To get into the spirit of our upcoming bridal show (Sunday, August 21st from 10:00-4:00) and getting a chance to spend some quality time with our Brides-To-Be, Premier Bride decided to have a little fun. We invited our friends Clayton Clark from KMPH26, Oh So Swank, Sweet Dreams Cakes and Flowers, and FresnoDJ.com  to join the party and we held a Cake Dive Live and Wedding Feud event!

We put out the invitation to our Facebook friends looking for adventurous brides-to-be and we received a wonderful response. We drew names to find our contestants and Chelsea , Brandi and Alyssa were our lucky brides! Click on the link below to view the taped segment.

Cake Dive Segment

As you can see we had a lot of fun! Special thanks to our wedding vendor partners who donated the prize packages.

(Our Premier Brides: Alyssa, Brandi and Chelsea after diving into the cake!)

Prize Package #1:

Haro Entertainment, www.haroent.com – 100 picture photo montage (value), Make Up by Dara, www.makeupbydarac.com – Bridal Package, includes on-location trial-run and day-of airbrush makeup for the bride (value $140) and Premier Bride Showplace, www.BrideShowPlace.com – 2 tickets to Premier Bride Showplace, Sunday, August 21, 2011 (value $20)

Prize Package #2:

Creative Chair Covers, www.creativechaircoverings.com – Backdrop, up to 30 ft with twinkle lighting in white or ivory (value $400) and Premier Bride Showplace, www.BrideShowPlace.com – 2 tickets to Premier Bride Showplace, Sunday, August 21, 2011 (value $20)

Prize Package #3:

The Pantages Company, www.thepantagescompany.com – 3 Hours of Miscellaneous event support such as, pick up/return of rental items or other event related errands (value $105) OR Set up of up/break down of up to 10 tables and 100 chairs for their choice of the wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower (value $110), Wonder Valley Ranch Resort, www.wondervalleyweddings.com – Romance Package which includes dinner, horse-drawn carriage ride with champagne (or cider) and overnight accommodations (value $250) and Premier Bride Showplace, www.BrideShowPlace.com – 2 tickets to Premier Bride Showplace, Sunday, August 21, 2011 (value $20)

Wedding Feud!

After handing out the prizes, we moved onto our next game-Wedding Feud! Our brides-to-be Chelsea and Megan went head to head (with help from our lovely Premier Bride’s Perfect Dress staff) in a heated wedding feud. Click on the link below to view the action!

Wedding Feud Segment

Although Chelsea’s team gave it their best, Megan’s team ultimately won the challenge. Megan won the Flemings Steak House Prize. Both brides received tickets to the Sunday, August 21st Premier Bride Showplace.

Prize Package #1: Flemings, www.flemingssteakhouse.com/Fresno – Gift Certificate to Flemings ($100 value)

Prize Package #2: The Spectrum, www.spectrumdayspa.com – Skincare set (value $126)

Overall we had a great morning & we thank all of our vendor partners and brides-to-be who participated. See you at the show!

Special thanks to Clayton Clark of KMPH26 for being an AMAZING game show host.

Thank you to Amber for being our beautiful bridal Vanna.

Photos provided by Anne Driscoll of Build Media Marketing.