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C O N T E N T S

Issue #15

July 2011 Published By

DMI Agency 801 W. Main St. Visalia, CA 93291

Editorial

Executive Editor Karen Tellalian Assistant Editor Taylor Vaughn Content Manager Kyndal Kennedy Copy Editor Dara Fisk-Ekanger

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06 ETSY

This online marketplace features a wealth of unique, handmade items to make your special day perfect.

08 WEDDING TIMELINE

A helpful guideline to meeting milestones to prepare for your big day!

10 FAIR PREPARED

Find out how to get the most out of visiting a bridal show.

12 LET THEM EAT...CUPCAKES?

The newest trend in wedding desserts.

14 COLOR INSPIRATION

Let these beautiful bouquet ideas spark your imagination.

16 REAL WEDDINGS

Congratulations Aamer and Naureen Rehman!

18 DIY WEDDING

Personal touches, smaller budget...Do It Yourself!

24 20 THE DRESS

With so many to choose from, narrow down your favorite styles ahead of time!

Art & Production Creative Director Fernando X. Gomez Graphic Artist Chris Bly

Business Management

24 HONEYMOON

Malkasian Accountancy LLP Gary Malkasian, CPA Jeffrey Malkasian, EA

26 REAL WEDDINGS

Office Administrator Maria Gaston

Destination: Bali

Congratulations Jason and Leslie Antognini!

28 VIRTUAL PLANNER Google Your Big Day.

Advertising Director Bridget Elmore 559.739.1747

29 WEDDING BUDGET

Simple steps to help you plan your dream wedding without overspending.

30 VENUE LISTING

The perfect place to say “I do”; our picks for the area’s best wedding sites.

Cover photo by Third Element Studios

Wedding Style Magazine is published twice a year and distributed at six bridal shows, various bridal businesses and other hightraffic locations throughout the South Valley area. For a list of locations, call the DMI Agency office. Views expressed in columns are those of the columnist and not necessarily those of DMI Agency or its advertisers.

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Vintage Head Piece by Be Something New besomethingnew.etsy.com

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Pearl and rhinestone head piece tied with ribbon at the back, $70.00

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Bridal Earrings by Make Pie Not War makepienotwar.etsy.com

Handmade, one-of-a-kind decoupage plate made using your wedding invitation, $148.00

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Pearl lotus bauble earrings with vintage glass pearls, vintage bead caps and Swarovski rondelles, $29.00

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Katie Shoe Clips by The Headband Shoppe theheadbandshoppe.etsy.com Cobalt blue and yellow peacock feather fascinators, $32.00

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Custom Wedding Invitation Decoupage Plate by Laurel Wilder laurelwilder.etsy.com

Bridesmaids Necklace by Sweet Apple 30 sweetapple30.etsy.com Handcrafted “Waves and Sand” necklace with rosette in a muted yellow — strung with turquoise magnesite beads, $26.00

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Custom ‘Toon Wedding Cake Topper by Ginger Babies gingerbabies.etsy.com Custom ordered wedding cake topper made of polymer clay, $75.00


Internet shopping reaches a unique peak with online global marketplace Etsy.com – the source for the most fabulous one-of-akind vintage and handmade items. Etsy sources items made by artisans from all over the world to provide truly unique

selections of clothing, art, home décor, furniture,

edible treats, and much more.

Best of all, one of Etsy’s most popular features is its highly

comprehensive wedding section, where you can

find inspired, unique items to make your special day unforgettable. Cake toppers, veils, invitations, decorations, accessories, jewelry and more populate this online bazaar with limited-edition and customizable treasures just waiting to be discovered.

We’ve scoured Etsy for some of its most charming wedding pieces, and

hand-picked our favorites to share with you.

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Photo by AmendPhoto.com

General Guideline to The Big Day 12 MONTHS BEFORE OR ASAP

4-6 MONTHS BEFORE

2-4 WEEKS BEFORE

Announce engagement Buy a 3-ring binder for organizing Determine budgetary guidelines Determine style of wedding Select wedding date Reserve reception location Meet with officiant Visit caterers/cake decorators Visit video/photographers Visit florists Begin search for the dress Apply for passports if traveling abroad

Purchase wedding rings Have rings sized or engraved Plan rehearsal dinner Order invitations/thank yous/napkins Attend dress fitting appointment Reserve hair stylist/make-up artist Schedule transportation (to/from) Choose ceremony music Order the wedding cake

Get marriage license Address announcements Keep writing thank you notes Have practice run with hair/make-up Arrange for back-ups in case of illness Notes to go with wedding party gifts

9-12 MONTHS BEFORE Begin pre-marriage counseling Choose a wedding planner Select wedding attendants Reserve caterer/cake decorator Reserve video/photographer Reserve florist Begin writing guest list Have engagement photo taken Check announcement with newspaper If you haven’t applied for passports, do it now!

6-9 MONTHS BEFORE Select/order bridal gown & accessories Schedule dress fitting Order bridesmaids’ attire Begin looking for rings Reserve DJ or musicians Begin planning honeymoon Continue writing/cutting guest list

3-4 MONTHS BEFORE Finalize guest list Arrange for men to be measured Arrange fittings for all attendants Begin addressing invitations Register for gifts Help mothers choose their dresses

6-8 WEEKS BEFORE Reserve mens’ attire Reserve block of hotel rooms for guests Purchase gifts for attendants Decide reception seating arrangements Prepare for legal/financial changes Order/purchase wedding favors Decide on any additional decorations

4-6 WEEKS BEFORE Attend bridal showers/bachelor parties Consult newspapers for wedding announcement guidelines Begin writing thank you notes for gifts Final dress fitting Confirm all reservations Design wedding program Determine what documents are needed for marriage license

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1-2 WEEKS BEFORE Begin packing for honeymoon Mail announcements Confirm all reservations (again) Arrange care of your pets Put a hold on your mail Remind everyone of duties

2-3 DAYS BEFORE Arrange for mens’ attire to be tried on Arrange return of all rented attire Arrange for food to be sent to your dressing room

1 DAY BEFORE Attend rehearsal Enjoy your rehearsal dinner Give gifts to attendants

WEDDING DAY Eat a healthy breakfast or lunch with good protein Drink plenty of water Get hair/make-up done 3 hours before ceremony Get photographs taken


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Photo by ThirdElementStudios.com

Do Your Homework, then Enjoy the Show By Chandra Orr With so many vendors to visit and tons of new ideas, bridal shows offer one-stop shopping for all

BRING A SET OF STICKY LABELS

your wedding-planning needs. But they can also be a little overwhelming.

Include your name, wedding date, wedding location and contact information written on

Know your budget. Brides who have a clear vision of their wedding design and a firm grasp on

them, which will make it easy to leave your

their finances are less likely to enter “wedding overwhelm,” according to Judy Allen, author of

information with vendors.

“Plan a Wedding in Three Months or Less.” COLLECT BUSINESS CARDS “It’s easy to go into a wedding-planning daze,” she said. “It’s important that brides spend the

Be sure to get the names of sales associates,

majority of their time meeting with wedding suppliers that fit their personal wedding vision, as

e-mail addresses and website information

opposed to being pulled in all directions. And taking the time to work out their wedding budget

from each company, which will save time

in advance will help brides know what is and is not financially feasible.”

when you’re ready to book vendors.

“Bridal shows are full of new ideas, but it is important not to get too distracted,” said Patricia

MAKE TIME FOR THE FASHION SHOW

Westbrook, co-owner of Bridal Bazaar, which produces four bridal shows a year in San Diego.

You’ll get a sneak peak of the latest styles and get a realistic idea of what you might

“Having a list can help brides navigate a large show and use their time wisely. It’s a bit like

look like walking down the aisle. The show

going to the grocery store.”

provides an opportunity to see the flat, stylized magazine photographs in motion.

Before you go, check the event website. Most show organizers will provide a preview of vendors and a blueprint of the exhibits. Make a list of must-see suppliers, map your route before you

SAMPLE THE GOODS

arrive, have a list of questions for each vendor, and be prepared to take notes.

Taste-test the cakes, sample the food from caterers and pick up freebies as you see them, but don’t lose track of your purpose. DON’T EXPECT TO SEE IT ALL If you get tired, feel flustered or hit information overload, it’s OK to call it a day. You don’t want to make any major decisions when you’re exhausted. ABOVE ALL ELSE, HAVE FUN Bridal shows can be as entertaining as they are productive.

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Cake Trends

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Let them Eat...Cupcakes? Cupcakes by The Frosted Muffin | Photos by ThirdElementStudios.com

Many say it’s the dress or the cake that makes the wedding. Well,

Feel like you’ll miss the traditional cake-cutting moment of your

nowadays brides and grooms are mixing it up and taking a not-so-

wedding day? Have no fear, it’s easy enough for your baker to create a

traditional route with their dessert options.

large cupcake, or small cake, to top off your cupcake arrangement.

Cupcakes are thriving as a fun alternative to a big, multi-tiered

Cupcakes can be arranged on a cupcake stand or in cupcake

designer wedding cake. These “bite-sized” pieces of cake are perfect

bouquets to give that towering presence often demonstrated by cakes.

for the couple looking to add a touch of whimsy and an intricate dessert table to their wedding reception.

Check out these cupcake bouquets for ideas on how to take your

The cupcake trend originally began as a way for couples to cut down

pleasing trend.

wedding reception to a whole new level with this eye and palette

on their wedding costs. Now, however, there are many other reasons couples are opting for these tasty treats. Some benefits of choosing cupcakes are: creative presentation options, the ease of serving your guests (eliminating cutting fees!), the ability to incorporate several different flavors to suit your guests’ preferences, easier transportation, and of course – depending on the level of detail going into and on top of each little treat – lower cost.

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R OU K! PIC

Color is the Finishing Touch With its ability to evoke emotion and deeply inspire, color is a central element of any wedding. Whether you choose one shade or a sweeping palette, color is the finishing touch that makes your wedding your own. Along with color comes flower choice. Depending on the color theme of your wedding do some research on which flowers are available in your hues and set your mind in motion — after all, roses are always nice, but think about adding dimension to your bouquets with different species of flowers.

Photo by ThirdElementStudios.com

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summer and fall inspired flowers:

“...Perfect...Beautiful! ”

ALSTROMERIA

IRIS

orange, pink, yellow, cream

purple, blue, white

ASTER

LARKSPUR

white, pink

white, purple, blue, pink

BELLS OF IRELAND

LIATRIS

green

pinkish purple

I had the perfect guy, I had my perfect dress, I wanted the perfect place. We chose Wonder Valley Ranch Resort.”

CALLA LILIES

LILLY

– Stacie and Michael

white, peach, purple, yellow,

white, yellow, orange, pink

orange, pink

CHRYSANTHEMUM white, yellow, orange, pink

DAHLIA pink, purple, orange

DAISIES white, yellow

ENGLISH LAVENDER purple

FORGET-ME-NOT blue

FREESIA white, yellow, pink, blue, purple

GERBERA DAISY pink, yellow, orange, red, white

HYDRANGEA white, blue, purple, pink

LISIANTHUS purple, white, pink

MARIGOLD yellow, orange, red

photo by Patty Anaya

SNAPDRAGONS pink, yellow, orange, white

SOLIDASTER yellow

STATICE purple

Our beautiful romance needed a beautiful winter location. That’s why we chose Wonder Valley Ranch Resort.” – Barbara and Wyatt

STEPHANOTIS white

photo by Maciel’s

SUNFLOWER yellow

TUBEROSE white

ZINNIA red, orange, pink

Our clients say it best! Choose Wonder Valley Ranch Resort for your dream wedding location. Garden Weddings • Winter Fireplace Weddings Legacy Banquet Hall • Rehearsal Dinners Overnight Lodging • Additional Services Available

Photo by AmendPhoto.com

559.787.2551 • 800.821.2801 www.wondervalleyweddings.com

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T h e Re al We ddin g o f

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REHMAN 11.21.10 Photography by THIRD ELEMENT STUDIOS

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before DIY

Do It Yourself – Fun & Budget Friendly

Brides in today’s economy are opting for a more personalized touch

One big way to save on budget is to do your own centerpieces. Your

in their weddings, from save-the-date cards to reception décor. Do It

budget can help you determine whether you want to go the traditional

Yourself (DIY) themed weddings are what’s “in” this year, doing away

route of flowers (more costly) or utilize other less-expensive items.

with big budget blowouts and incorporating individual style, charm There are several different ways to incorporate flowers outside of

and relationship history.

large, expensive bouquets. For example, submerging flowers or petals Brides are enlisting their bridesmaids and family members to help

in tall glass cylinders filled with water and topped with a floating

with décor set up, and DIY proves that a little can go a long way. Here

candle is one way to utilize less flowers, yet still fill space and height

are a few areas where a personal touch can not only cut costs but add

on the table.

a little something extra to your big day. One way to have a lot of fun with your centerpieces is with the table Save-the-Date cards

Guest book

Invitations

Ceremony décor

Escort cards

Makeup

Books. Visit a thrift store and buy thick, hardback books in various

Favors

Candy buffet

colored covers (for an eclectic feel) or sleek black covers (for an

numbers. Here are a couple of easy and quick ideas:

elegant, uniform look). Remove the jacket. At a craft store, look for a

Things not even Super-Bride should handle solo:

variety of wood, metal or paper numbers. Paint the numbers to match

Photography

Catering

your wedding color theme. Simply glue the number onto the front of

Cake

Music

the book, making sure of a sturdy attachment and stand it on the table top. These can also be great conversation starters for guests at the table to discuss their favorite reads.

Picture Frames. You will need an assortment of picture frames (vintage and ornate or black and sleek), printed paper in any pattern or design you like, numbers (wooden, metal, paper, etc.), scissors and glue. Cut out the paper to fit the designated picture frame. Glue the number onto the paper. Once dry, enclose it in the frame. If the number you choose is a made of a thick material, the glass in the frames can easily be removed. These numbers are fun and easily identifiable. Before making your decision, consider the style of your reception, the time of day, the season, and the mood you wish to set – then HAVE FUN!

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Have You Said

“Yes” to The Whether you say “yes,” shed a tear, or DESIGNER: Maggie Sottero The DRESS: “Yasmin” Ballgown with an embellished floral shoulder strap and corset closure featuring Chic Organza r uched in the bodice and r uffled frills throughout the full skir t.

just get the This is it! feeling, a lot is riding on choosing the right dress. Whether you are looking for ball gown, A-line, empire, mermaid, lace, taffeta, chiffon, satin — et cetera, et cetera — there are a

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Dress Yet? Featuring dresses by Annabelle’s Bridal

number to choose from and ways to narrow down before you begin to shop. Take a look at some

DESIGNER: Watters and Watters

of the latest trends in wedding

The DRESS: “Poppy”

gowns and note what features

Two piece, lace corset bodice

you prefer so you can make

embellished with Swarovski crystals and modern pick-up skirt.

the most of your time in the boutiques.

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DESIGNER: Casablanca Bridal The DRESS: “Style 1977” Cr ystal Taffeta gown embellished with rhinestones, Swarovski Cr ystals and Cr ystal sequins, and pearls with a one-shoulder, sweethear t neckline and dropped waist. DESIGNER: Maggie Sottero The DRESS: “Karena Royale” One-piece, strapless, slim A-line gown with corset closure featuring compelling Alençon Lace adorned with sparkling sequins and beading. 22 | WEDDING STYLE MAGAZINE | ISSUE # 15


DESIGNER: Watters and Watters The DRESS: “Chelsea” European-vintage inspired tulle ballgown in oatmeal color.

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Destination Honeymoon: Exotic, Affordable Bali An Indonesian island in Southeast Asia, Bali is the perfect exotic and budget-friendly honeymoon destination. With its tranquil green mountains and hillsides, crisp coastlines, sensuous beaches, and flourishing rice terraces, the Indonesian island of Bali can provide a place for you and your love to explore married life. Compared to most other popular tourist destinations, the dollar goes further in Bali, which will give you more bang for your buck. From its peaceful villas to its dazzling performing arts, enjoy your stay on the divine island of Bali!

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Where to Stay After arriving at the biggest airport in Bali, Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban, take a taxi to your wonderful villa or luxurious hotel. It’s only an $8 pre-paid taxi ride from the airport to the chic city of Seminyak, where you’ll relish in the delights of the Uma Sapna private villas. Boasting both an indoor and outdoor pool, and close to the coveted Legian Beach, this four-star resort is where you can have a high-class honeymoon, without the hefty price tag. The rooms have balconies overlooking the lush landscape of Bali, jetted bathtubs, and spacious kitchens. Uma Sapna is known for its fabulous service and superb accommodations, which start at only $124 a night, and offer a complimentary breakfast and restaurant on site.

Where to Dine Recognized as Travel & Leisure magazine’s “Best Island of 2010,” you and your beloved will not have trouble finding an impeccable restaurant. Overlooking the coastline, and voted “the most romantic restaurant in Bali” by tripadvisor. com, BREEZE at The Samaya Bali is the perfect restaurant for honeymoon ambiance. About $25 a meal, the seafood dishes at BREEZE are a reasonable splurge.

Where to Explore Share a spiritual day with your love by traveling to the historic and serene temples of Bali. With at least three temples in every city, the temples are an inexpensive (there is a small fee for the larger temples) and fun way to explore the heart of Bali’s culture. With their signature tiered, blackthatched roofs, the temples are a beautiful destination that you cannot afford to miss! Looking to soak up some sun? Enjoy the many captivating waterfronts that Bali has to offer. Thanks to the island’s volcanic nature, Bali is known for its alluring black sandy beaches, and is the perfect romantic outdoor setting for cozying up next to your honey. If you’re up for an adventure, try one of Bali’s most popular water sports: surfing!

Transportation As most city streets in Bali are narrow and not pedestrianfriendly, feel free to call up a metered taxi for $0.60 (for the first 1.5 miles) and $0.60 every half mile thereafter. Another option is to look for reasonably priced shuttle buses advertised in the city for transportation to and from major cities.

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leslie ANTOGNINI

09.23.10 Photography by PETER AMEND


Virtual Bride

Photo by AmendPhoto.com

The Wedding Planner: Google Your Big Day By C. Scott Wyatt Great wedding planners help with everything, and they know sharing via the Web is as much a part of the wedding process as sending thank you notes. So where do you search for a wedding planner with Web savvy? You Google it! Skip the Google search for a wedding planner … now you can use Google as your planner. In early 2011, Google joined with Michelle Rago, a respected New York event planner, and launched “Google Weddings,” a site dedicated to helping couples plan the big event. Google Weddings can be accessed at www.google.com/weddings. The Google Weddings site is organized in order of activity: ANNOUNCE your engagement and wedding date via Google Sites ORDER custom announcement cards from Picnik PLAN the wedding details with Google Docs and SHARE photos of your special day online via Picasa. Google Weddings brings together applications like Picasa photo albums, Google Docs, and the Picnik custom photo service in one convenient place.

CREATE A WEBSITE. Google Sites is a free website creation tool. Google Weddings matches the design of your wedding website to print announcement designs. Once you select a theme for your wedding website, you preview the design before selecting it. The process is a little complex, but it is also free. The resulting website is beautiful and easy to update with content from your earliest announcement to the honeymoon photos. ORDER FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENTS. Google Weddings guides you from website creation to formal announcement design. By placing these together, Google helps you maintain a consistent wedding theme. Printed announcements are prepared using the Picnik service. Announcements can be printed at home, however, printing them professionally gives couples the polished look and feel they want for their special memories. Prices vary for ordering professional prints based on the paper, finish, and quantity ordered. PLAN THE BIG DAY. For the actual planning of the big event, Google Weddings offers specialized templates designed for Google Docs by Style Me Pretty bridal fashions and Michelle Rago. When you select the “Plan” option from Google Weddings, you are offered the following tools: wedding planner, to-do list, address book, guest list, budget planner, seating chart, reception menu, and music list. If you have never used Google Docs before, don’t worry because the applications are similar to Microsoft Office products. What makes Google Docs wonderful is that you can share documents with anyone. The “Share” option allows you to specify people allowed to see and edit documents. SHARE THE PHOTOS. Another great Google service, Picasa offers more than uploading photos to the Web. The Picasa software for Windows and OS X is similar to popular photo organizing programs like iPhoto and EasyShare. The photo albums you create in Picasa are shared online, or stored as an album on your computer. Because Google Sites can access your Picasa albums, you can use Picasa to expand your wedding website to include photos from your rehearsal, wedding, reception and honeymoon.

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Photo by ThirdElementStudios.com

Simple Steps to Sketching Out Your Wedding Budget By Chandra Orr Unless money is falling from the sky right into your pocketbook, do not use your wedding as an excuse to accumulate a mountain of debt that could tragically help end the reason you are spending it in the first place – to be married to the one you love. In the world of weddings, your budget is your most critical tool. It is your wedding blueprint and will determine the rest of your planning. Sit down with your fiancé and establish a realistic budget. Be sensible about what you actually need versus what you want. Whether you have $5,000 or $50,000 to spend, listed are suggested percentages for allocating your budget to cover all costs of your wedding. Of course, the percentages can be changed to fit what’s important to you, as long as they all add up to 100 percent.

RECEPTION (48%)

MISCELLANEOUS (7%)

Food

Marriage license

Location fee

Officiant fee

ATTIRE (10%)

RINGS (5%)

Gown & Tux

Bride & Grooms ring

FLOWERS AND DECOR (9%)

GIFTS (2%)

Ceremony flowers

Favors

Lighting

Bridal party gifts

PHOTOGRAPHY (8%)

STATIONARY (2%)

Photography

Invitation package

Videography

Postage

ENTERTAINMENT (7%)

TRANSPORTATION (2%)

DJ

Limo or Rental car

Dance floor rental

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Avg. Dinner Banquet Outdoor Indoor Outdoor Off-Site Price Rooms Reception Ceremonies Ceremonies Caterers

Custom Menus

Venue

Contact

Capacity

Heritage Complex

Katy Young 688-1030

50 - 500

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Erin Yarborough 651-5000

75 - 650

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Brenda 688-3404

200 - 550

$$$

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George Quilty 592-6726

25 - 250

$$$

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Kathy Fraga 713-4000

50 - 1500

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Myrna Oken 800-821-2801

0 - 397

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4500 S. Laspina, Tulare Holiday Inn

9000 W. Airport Drive, Visalia Koetsier Ranch

8230 Ave. 272, Visalia Orange Blossom Junction

20898 Highway 198, Exeter Visalia Convention Center

303 E. Main St., Visalia Wonder Valley Ranch Resort

Foothills above Sanger Pricing key

[$] Under $20

(per person)

[$$] $20-$25

[$$$] $26-$35

[$$$$] $36-$45

Heritage Complex The perfect choice for your next special event. Located right off Highway 99, with ample parking. Event hosts will ensure no detail is overlooked. Amenities to accommodate all of your needs, including: room rentals, tables and chairs, A/V equipment, meals, linen, and china.

Orange Blossom Junction A re-creation of the historic Merryman Railroad Station nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Orange Blossom Junction combines rustic romance with fine dining. Enjoy outstanding cuisine that will create the perfect reception, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. Full-service bar available.

Holiday Inn Beautiful ballrooms, dance floors, state-of-the-art sound systems, complimentary suite for the bride and groom, on-property wedding consultant, outstanding food and service. Entrees such as prime rib, salmon, and chicken featured in three-course meals. Wedding packages available. Plenty of free parking.

Visalia Convention Center The professional staff at the Visalia Convention Center help you plan (and enjoy) a worry-free wedding reception or banquet. Choose one of our affordable packages or select your own caterer from a list of certified caterers. We pay attention to the smallest detail so you can be the center of attention.

Koetsier Ranch Beautiful garden setting, perfect for weddings and receptions. Includes bridalready room, dance floors, tables, chairs, linens, and china – everything for your special day. Plus a friendly and professional service staff.

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort A shady and serene 75-acre property in the scenic Sierra foothills. Exceptional among wedding locations, offering brides and grooms a venue for their wedding that includes on-site overnight accommodations, many recreational activities, and flexible indoor and outdoor reception facilities.

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