About Genesis Wedding
It is always our greatest honor to witness the amazing testimonies and the abundant love each couple shares when planning for their wedding. Witnessing these love stories has taught us what the true meaning of love is ----- “Love is patient and kind...” Wedding only lasts for a day, but marriage lasts for a lifetime. Each and every wedding ceremony should be different and distinctive, with its own theme and standards, filled with great love stories, and imprinted with love.
Genesis Wedding is a wedding planning service that promises to serve from the heart. We believe in working on a one-on-one basis and to focus solely on you.
" For the bride to feel like a bride - be free, be joyful, be at ease, and be confident walking on that once in a lifetime aisle. As the founder, I am pround to say this is why I founded Genesis and this will always be the first philosophy I hold dear to. " — Shirley Chau
Founder & Certified Wedding Planner
Having been raised and now based in New York City, relationships and life are both things Shirley has learned to treasure the most. When not planning weddings, she would always challenge herself and fantasize, especially making her dreams come true ---- seeing herself willing to put that effort and stepping closer and closer to her dream each day is definitely thrilling.
Before stepping into the wedding industry, working in the media industry prompted Shirley to touch upon different areas such as sales advertising, strategic marketing, public relations, journalism and so much more. These experiences granted her opportunities to become involved in organizing and managing all sorts of events, which put her at a great advantage of having a better understanding of the wedding planning business and to also become fully prepared with a built foundation.
Shirley has planned intimate wedding for 40 guests to more comprehensive weddings for 800 guests. She has worked at venues such as the Oheka Castle, Land’s End Caterer, Penthouse 808 rooftop, The Greenpoint Loft, Liberty House Restaurant, Chateau Briand Caterer, Westbury Manor, Jericho Terrace, Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel…and most of the Chinese banquets. Genesis Wedding’s work has been featured in WeddingWire, The Knot, Once Wed, and Bridaltweet.
Shirley speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese fluently. She holds a B.A. major of Media Studies from Queens College, City University of New York, and accomplished her wedding and event planning certificate in Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute.
Events planned at venues:
3 Legged Dog Art & Technology Center
Asian Jewels Restaurant
Chateau Briand Caterers
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Center
Da Mikele Illagio
East Harbor Seafood Palace
Eleven Madison Park Restaurant
Flushing Town Hall
Glen Island Harbor Club
Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu's Kitchen
Jade Asian Restaurant
Jefferson Market Garden
Jing Fong Restaurant
Lands End Caterers
Liberty House Restaurant
Mudan Banquet Hall
Park Asia Restaurant
Penthouse 808 rooftop LIC
Queens County Farm Museum
Queens Herald Church
Royal Queen Restaurant
Stonebridge Country Club
Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
St. Francis of Assisi Church
St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
St. Paul’s Chapel of Columbia University
Terrace on the Park
Yale Club of New York City
Woodbury Country Club