Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Real Wedding: Candace and Nick in Three Rivers

Our latest wedding was in Three Rivers, California. Our Bride and Groom wanted to incorporate hot pink and the popular damask print. We love working with the damask print because you can accent it with any color and it looks gorgeous! Lots of work went into making this wedding perfect and below are some pictures of projects, set up and the wedding itself. Enjoy!

Friday, April 29, 2011

We've made the news: ABC Channel 30!

Waking up at 1:00am was worth every moment! Check out the fun we had at the Premier Bride Wedding Center to view the Royal Wedding live:)

*Pictures from the party will be posted soon!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal History of Wedding Dresses!

Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon
A sketch of her wedding dress made of ivory chiffon moiré by Handley-Seymour. Its slim, straight lines and bands of silver lamé embroidered with seed pearls suggesting a medieval Italian robe. June 15th, 1923

Duchess of Windsor

The Duchess wears a tulle-and-feather hat and a gray-blue wedding dress, which was designed by Mainbocher to mimic the fluted lines of a Chinese statue of an early century.
Photo: Cecil Beaton, Vogue, July 1937

Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II)

Trainbearers arrange the veil of Princess Elizabeth’s dress. Designed by royal dressmaker Norman Hartnell, the gown of ivory satin was starred with Botticelli-like delicacy. November 20, 1947. Photo: Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images

Princess Margaret
Princess Margaret, wearing a dress by Norman Hartnell, with Antony Armstrong-Jones at their wedding on May 6, 1960.

Princess Diana

The gown that Princess Diana wore in her July, 1981 wedding is one of the most well-known and widely viewed. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel, this elegant dress features a 25-foot train and is crafted from antique lace, ivory silk taffeta, and over ten thousand pearls and sequins. The fabric for the gown is hand-woven and the lace is sewn with gold thread.

Catherine Middleton


The Worlds Most Expensive.... Wedding Dress!

A wedding is an expensive occasion for even the most humble bride and groom. Imagine, then, the wedding that includes the most expensive wedding dress in the world. The Diamond Wedding Gown is a collaboration of Renee Strauss, owner of a highly successful bridal salon in Beverly Hills, and Martin Katz, who deals in rare jewels. Featuring 150 carats of diamonds, the dress is valued at US $12 million.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hope you have a very blessed day! Easter Sunday is a day to remember we have access to the benefits and blessings provided through the ultimate sacrifice - the willing suffering and death of the Son of God. Jesus isn't the lunatic or the madman some religious critics assert. Jesus is the risen Lord, offering the opportunity for a life redeemed,& that's why we celebrate Easter. Jesus gave himself for us,& with reverence I acknowledge that this is the day the Lord has made, and I should rejoice in it. He is ALIVE!

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."
Matthew 28:2-6
1 – Tulip bouquet seen on Romantic Wedding
2 – Favours with egg name tags from Not On The High Street
3 – Tulips table seen on the Bridal Blog
4 – Macaroon tower seen on Manolo for the Brides
5 – Ribbon chair backs seen on Project Wedding
6 – Mini hot cross buns from The British Larder

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Want FREE advanced passes to see "Something Borrowed"?!

Can't wait to see this movie with beloved Kate Hudson and want advanced screening tickets for free?! All you have to do is go to 93.7 Kiss Country's website and request them!, go to their contest link, then follow the instructions how to get & print them! Its that simple. Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Save the date: A Royal Wedding!

Mark your calendars!
You and a few billion other people are invited to attend a royal wedding,
honoring Prince William and Kate Middleton!
April 29th, 2011 at 11:00Am (London time)
Westminster Abbey
London, United Kingdom

Free Positive Thoughts-Take one:)

I communicate with love. Every moment is a profound opportunity. Consider how very fortunate you are. Give yourself the gift of being joyfully you. Complain less, breath more. Be a path of life, not afraid of it. Make the choice to let go of negative thoughts. Let Be, Let Go, Let See, Let Flow. You are a walking breathing wonder. You have a beautiful soul. Give thanks for another day of loving.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Worlds Most Expensive.... Wedding Bouquet!

So I was doing some research online and came across this little bit of fascinating information, "The Worlds Most Expensive Wedding Bouquet" and thought it would be fun to share it with you all!

This Vietnamese creation is made of 90 gemstones, 9 diamonds, and 1 star-shaped ruby. The red and white glittering bouquet has made its way into the Vietnamese Guinness Book of Records for the most expensive collection of gemstones and flowers. How much you ask? It comes in at $125,000 USD. The gemstone bouquet is symbolic of eternal love. It conveys a wish of happiness in the lives of all married couples. The bouquet is displayed on the 6th floor of the Ruby Plaza, one of Viet Nam's largest trade centers.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Planning to change your last name after the wedding & don't know where to start?

If you plan to change your name after you get married, you need to file a name change with Social Security. Below are some steps to help with the process.

Step 1:
Pick up an Application for a Social Security Card at a local Social Security Administration (SSA) office. This is the document you need to change any information on record with the Social Security Administration, including your name. Some cities require you to apply in person for the replacement card, according to the SSA. Check the requirements of your local office by calling 1-800-772-1213.
Step 2:
Print out a blank copy of the name change application if you would like to change your name via mail. The application may also be printed out, filled out in blue or black ink and and hand-delivered to the local SSA office.
Step 3:
Locate your certified marriage license or the certified court document from the local family court granting your name change. The SSA office needs to view the original forms, not copies, in order to update your name and issue a replacement card.You should also be sure to order an additional "certified" copy of your marriage license since you wont get that one back.
Step 4:
Find an identifying document which shows your former last name. The document should also include either a photo or date of birth. A driver's license, even an expired one, is acceptable proof of your former legal last name, according to the SSA. Other acceptable forms of identification include your US passport or an identification card issued by your home state.
Step 5:
Make copies of your all of your original documents, including the application, before mailing them or bringing them into the SSA office.
Step 6:
Change your name on your driver's license with your new Social Security Card as proof of your new name. Once you have changed your name on your social security card and driver's license, you should proceed with changing it elsewhere, including your cable, internet, cell phone, gas, oil, credit card and garbage collection bills.

Social Security Card info and photo credit:

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day to you all! May your day be filled with much LOVE.

Cake-( created by BrownBetty
Just Married Car-Amy Carroll Photography
Heart balloons-faveprettythings.blogspot
Marry me
Pink & Red
Engagement balloon and photo by Sarah Yates
Pink wedding
Red Balloon Hearts with and photo by Johnathan Ong

Monday, February 7, 2011 save the dates?!

On a tight wedding budget or just don't want to spend a lot on the stationary? Well, let me introduce you to a site called We have a bride who recently brought in her custom Save the Date postcards and so kindly allowed us to share with you her savings information....Are you ready for this?! She received them for FREE!!!minus the cost of shipping and uploading her own picture(which was less this $15.00 for 100 postcards!). I don't think you can beat that! Check out for great savings on many wedding related products!

Isn't that postcard beautiful?! I would love to receive something like that in the mail if I was a guest. Thanks Yareny for letting me use you two for an example:)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter Wonderland Engagement Party & Premier Bride Showplace

Hi Everyone!

Let me just say, wow... the past few weeks have been so busy for us at Genesis! On January 8th, we had an Winter Wonderland themed engagement party, for one of our brides, at the San Joaquin Hotel(located on Shaw near Fruit in Fresno). Then on Sunday, January 9th, we had a booth at the Premier Bride Showplace, downtown at the Convention Center. Genesis' booth theme pertained some elements from the engagement party the night before, using the "Winter Wonderland theme". We had a barista and gave away coffee in our personalized "Genesis" coffee cups. Hopefully you were able to join us, it was a great time. Here are some pictures from both events, enjoy!

Most of the desserts were done by intern, Serena! She did an absolutely fabulous job! They were a big hit among the crowd.

Also thanks to Rosemary and Serena for the pictures!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Come visit us!

I wanted to let everyone know that we are now David's Bridal exclusive preferred wedding planners! If you ever want to stop by to chat, we'd love to see you! Located at 455 East Shaw Avenue & Hwy 41 in Fresno, CA 93710

Logo credit:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

STRESSED? Top 10 reasons to hire a wedding planner!

Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

By Robyn Powell

10. Saves time – Planning wedding takes enormous amount of time. In fact, the average couple spends well over 200 hours planning their special day. A good wedding planner will save you time and energy by researching vendors, taking care of the many, many details, and coming up with various creative ideas to make your wedding amazing!

9. Saves money – Weddings can be extremely expensive. However, by hiring a wedding planner, couples can save a great deal of money. Because wedding planners provide so much business to vendors, they are often able to negotiate discounts for their clients. Wedding planners are also well-versed at helping couples set budgets and sticking to them.

8. Saves relationships – Weddings are very stressful. This stress often results in many arguments for couples as well as with family members and friends. Wedding planners have been there time and time again and know how to avoid such problems before they begin as well as act as a buffer when there are conflicts. Wedding planners are also able to take on the responsibilities often assigned to loved ones so that everyone is able to enjoy the wedding. Remember, you still want a relationship with your mother well after your wedding!

7. Ensures dreams are made realities – Most have been dreaming of their wedding day their entire life. Wedding planners work for the couple and ensure that all desires are met (and often surpassed)!

6. Offers advice – Wedding planners have planned countless weddings and know exactly what works and what doesn’t. They are also knowledgeable on wedding etiquette. Furthermore, wedding planners are able to recommend competent vendors, based on personal experience.

5. Acts as the “go to person” – The average wedding has at least 22 different vendors. Combine that with the entire wedding party and all of the guests and that is a lot of people with questions and concerns! By hiring a wedding planner, couples can simply tell others “talk to the wedding planner!”

4. Creates schedules – There are so many events leading up to the big day! Couple that with the many things that happen during the wedding and who can keep track? The wedding planner can! Wedding planners are well-versed at making detailed itineraries for all involved (including other vendors) and making sure that everything happens on time!

3. Handles crisis – Whether we like it or not, most big events involve crisis. Who really wants to deal on their wedding day with the bakery not delivering the cake on time or the flower girl throwing a tantrum? No one! Wedding planners know how to handle all unforeseen circumstances.

2. Orchestrates from rehearsal through the reception – Do you want to be responsible for organizing rehearsal or making sure the bridal party is properly lined up? How about making sure that the guest who had a little too much to drink departs safely? Wedding planners orchestrate from rehearsal through the reception, ensuring everything goes off without a hitch!

1. Minimizes stress and maximizes fun! – Hiring a wedding planner ensures that you will have a worry-free and stress-free day, thus, allowing you to enjoy your day like your guests!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Join us

Join Genesis Master of Events this coming Sunday at the Premier Bride Showplace. Located at the Convention Center in downtown Fresno. We can't wait to see you there!

New Genesis Special!

Making a difference in the comminuty

"Every December something magical happens in Fresno…as a community, we help the homeless children and families in our community celebrate the holidays. For many of these families this is the only means to celebrate the season and create special holiday memories together as a family."

During the month of December Genesis Master of Events had the privilege to donate the table centerpieces to Hope for the Holidays. The event took place on Sunday, December 19th at the Ernie Valdez Exhibit Hall in downtown Fresno and about 1,5000 attended. We created, delivered, and set up all the centerpieces for the event.

Not only did we donate centerpieces, but we volunteered with any additional assistance they needed, like wrapping presents or serving food. I personally worked at the "cookie station". There were probably 15-20 other volunteers at my station. The children would come up, pick what color frosting they wanted, and then put sprinkles on top. It was so rewarding to see the kids faces light up when they got to make their own cookies!