Genève McNally

Owner – Principal Planner

“Genève McNally is an extraordinary wedding planner. I recommend her without reservation. You will never find a more dedicated, more caring, more creative, more hilarious, more perfect in every way wedding planner.”

Genève has dedicated her career to mentoring and raising the bar for the Vancouver wedding industry and continues to inspire and excite both clients and industry associates alike with her exuberant personality and joie de vivre!  She is often described as a passionate, hard working wedding expert with a terrific sense of humour.  Her in-depth knowledge of the industry and candid communication style has earned her the friendly moniker “Two-Cents McNally”.  Genève takes the privilege of assisting couples with this very special time in their lives to heart.  She adores working and inspiring a company of creative and ambitious planners that understand just how incredible a wedding planning experience can be!

Genève’s wedding journey began as a bright and ambitious 21 year old taking on the role of Catering Manager for one of Vancouver’s most popular wedding venues.  In 2004, with a desire to give Vancouver a wedding planning offering unlike any other, DreamGroup Productions Weddings + Events was born.  Genève was the inaugural recipient of the Professional BC Wedding Awards Industry Achievement Award  and has also received several awards and recognition for her wedding planning efforts including Best Luxury Event Planning Award with the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards.  Genève is the Co-Creator and Producer of The Original Bridal Swap, a fun and exciting not-to-be-missed local event held here in Vancouver each Spring!

These days, in addition to working with a select number of wonderful clients, Genève focuses her attention on the growth and social aspects of the company.  She is often the friendly voice you will speak with when first reaching out to DreamGroup because she LOVES connecting with all inquiring couples and learning about their vision and priorities for their wedding before personally introducing them to a member of the DreamGroup planning team.

“Every couple I work with provides me with an opportunity to help them create a wedding experience that surpasses all expectation.  My goal is to support my couples and help them realize a celebration that will make them proud.  We have one chance to get this life defining moment right, and together, we will.”

Genève enjoys working with clients that appreciate experience and passion for the job and are looking to maximize their wedding vision and benefit from her expertise, trusted relationships, creativity, and supportive planning style.  Her clients know her as a nurturing, devoted, and respectful expert in her field that will take the time to really get to know them, understand what’s most important to them, and produce an exceptionally exquisite end result that encompasses everything they wanted to achieve and more.  A past groom said it best… “She’s like the Batman of weddings!

Some of Genève’s Favourite Venues: The Vancouver Club, UBC Botanical Gardens, Fairmont Pac Rim/Waterfront/Hotel Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia, & did I say The Vancouver Club?

On Her Mind… “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” ~ Moulin Rouge

A Wedding Highlight with Sweet Pea Photography

Words of Thanks…

I am forever grateful to Genève for her help and support throughout the preparation of our wedding and on D-Day.

Genève showed amazing patience dealing with us, our lack of responsiveness, our peculiar and painfully detailed requests. Genève went above and beyond our expectations to ensure that our big day was as close as possible to our desire. We ended up with a superb day tailored to our passions and desires, reflecting who we are and what we like.

Genève also provided her help and great insights for many mundane or odd requests that were outside the strict scope of services that one would expect from a wedding planner.

The day turned out to be amazing, for us and for our guests. Many of our friends and family are still telling us about what a great time they had and – almost a year later – I still remember vividly those magical moments.

Having now attended a few more weddings, it has become even more obvious to me that hiring DreamGroup was no doubt the best decision we made!

Thank you again and wishing you continued success!

~ Arnaud (& Camilla)

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Genève McNally is an extraordinary wedding planner. I recommend her without reservation. You will never find a more dedicated, more caring, more creative, more hilarious, more perfect in every way wedding planner.  My husband and I live in Manitoba, but decided to have our wedding in Vancouver where my husband is from. We quickly realized that between distance, and our demanding careers, we needed some help. Scratch that we needed a LOT of help. Enter our hero: Genève of DreamGroup Productions!

I first contacted Genève 11 months before our proposed day, and I was immediately at ease with her on the phone. I knew I had found the right planner after one phone call, and an in-person meeting that same month only confirmed that. Over the next year, she helped us with EVERYTHING: she found us incredible vendors. She made us a gorgeous inspiration board, scoured Etsy for deals on decor, kept our To Do list organized, kept us on track and kept us laughing (most importantly).

Because of the distance, she managed to do pretty much all of our planning via email. In the week leading up to the wedding, she was similarly invaluable. She planned our out of towners reception for 150 guests the night before the wedding! She created a day-of timeline, coordinated with all the vendors, met with us in Vancouver and assured us everything had been taken care of. She wasn’t kidding: it had.

Our day was seamless. That is a credit to Genève and her team’s hard work and organization.From directing the vendors, to making sure all of our guests were loaded onto the shuttles, to organizing the bridal party and everything in between — she handled it all with a smile. We quite literally didn’t have to worry about a thing. Our wedding was the most relaxed, joyful, love-filled day of our lives. Thanks to Genève!

 ~ Sarah Senft

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I wanted a wedding planner from the start. Not only because my wife and I didn’t have the time necessary to make our day as special as we hoped it would be, but also because I wanted someone who knew what was important and how to best go about getting it. Adding in the fact that we were getting married in Vancouver while living in Winnipeg and it could have made for a potential logistical nightmare.

Genève wasn’t only calm, knowledgeable, friendly and extremely helpful, all things I would expect from a wedding planner, but she really tried to get to know Sarah and I to find out what our perfect wedding would look like. She kept us on track throughout the process and managed all the different personalities from both of our families, all who wanted to give their “helpful” input. I was also extremely impressed by the recommendations she made for vendors, some that were well established but also others that were just starting out, but that she somehow knew would be amazing.

On the day of our wedding she managed every single little detail that could possibly be thought of and, for most of the day I didn’t really even notice her or her team; save for a couple of instances when chaos theory threatened to throw a wrench in our plans and she would appear out of nowhere, with her wedding utility belt, to calmly and efficiently make things perfect. She’s like the Batman of weddings!

Genève far exceeded my expectations for what a wedding planner should be and anyone who has the pleasure of working with her in the future will quickly realize what a good decision they’ve made in having her help plan their special day.

~ Riley (Happy Groom)

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Where do I even start? Genève, working with you has blown my expectations of a wedding planner out of the water.  I truly could not have done any of this without you. Everyone kept saying how calm I was and we all know the reason is you.  You as my partner and guide through this has made this experience so fun and exciting. You are truly talented and born to be doing this! But most importantly you are kind, sweet, caring & hilarious! It has been a privilege getting to know you through this process. It will feel strange not texting you anymore.  I wish you and DreamGroup all the success in the world.  Please know we are so thankful.

~ Mell Bosworth

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My partner and I used Genève as our wedding planner. Neither of us had a clue about how to orchestrate a wedding and so we wanted to hire the best out there and did.

Genève was thoughtful, thorough, and came up with amazing ideas and vendors. She was there with us every step of the way and helped us over many a hurdle. She was always timely in her responses to us sometimes well into the night. And on the wedding day, wow, she and her team exceeded every expectation I had. It was beautiful, fantastic, and fun.

Every single guest said it was the best wedding they had ever been to and we did not want the night to end. There were a few hiccups just prior to the wedding day and on the wedding day and Genève handled them with professional ease. It truly was the best day of my life and I could not have come anywhere close to pulling it off without Geneve.

~ Fiona & Jon

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I planned my wedding with Genève from DreamGroup. She was in a word amazing! I had just moved to Vancouver, so her insights on venues and vendors was really invaluable to me.

I feel like I had access to top vendors that I otherwise wouldn’t have. Genève was so meticulous in the details of our weddings (we had two separate dates with multiple venues), honestly our guests and both myself and my husband were blown away.

Her attention to me throughout the process was fantastic. She would at times literally respond to emails sent late on a Sunday night within minutes. You could not ask for a planner who is more dedicated to making your special day perfect.

~ Vanessa de Jong

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My husband and I got married June 3, 2017 and Genève was our Wedding Planner. Genève was absolutely amazing from start to finish. I contacted her just over a year before our wedding as I had no idea what I was doing. I just knew my husband and I wanted a day we would never forget! My husband and I are in our early 40’s and it was important for us to have a day of family and close friends celebrating our love for one another with excellent food & drinks, venue and decor. Genève introduced us to vendor’s she thought would be a perfect fit for us and that could help create our dream wedding. She also had so many creative ideas when it came to wedding favors, seating charts, wedding cake, invitations, menu ideas, bridal and tux shops to work with , transportation etc. We were so lucky to be able to work with the vendors we did because of Genève’s contacts and reputation in the wedding world. Genève knocked it out of the park. She was very organized and on the ball arranging and attending all of the tastings, meetings with vendors, meetings with my husband and I around our schedule. We really couldn’t have asked for more. On the day of our wedding Genève just took charge and had everything perfect. On our wedding night when we returned to our room, Genève had a bottle of bubbly chilling for us with an assortment of sweets from our dessert buffet she had packed up and brought back to our room with our presents and odds and ends we had left at the club. We couldn’t believe she had gone the extra mile above and beyond to make our night that much more special. She had thought of everything. To this day we still have family and friends telling us our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to and that they could truly feel the love in the room with two families coming together. That makes both my husband and I feel very proud. Genève, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for that. Thank you for making our day so incredibly special, spectacular and truly amazing!

~ Carrie Tomasi

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Given the short time frame of our engagement, my fiance and I were in dire need of expertise and experience in the field of wedding planning.

We were recommended 3 planners to contact and Genève of DreamGroup impressed us the most. We had contracted her with 2.5 months to prepare our wedding for 170 guests and within a week she had secured the venue, the band, the photographer, the videographer and a host of other things we would have been lost in thought over (of course, we had the right to choose the vendors we worked with, but Genève matched us very well with the contacts she already had).

The long and the short of it is that we would never have been able to have provided an evening like we did for our family and friends to help us celebrate without Genève’s professionalism. I not only would recommend her, I already have recommended her! Thank you Genève and DreamGroup for making our wedding day a breeze!!

~ Jason Bosa

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