Wedding Venue Insurance

Is the cake ordered? Will my dress be ready on time? Have all the invitations been sent back?
Let’s face it – The most special time of a woman’s life is her wedding, and it will also be one of the most stressful times as well.
One of the things that often gets overlooked is wedding venue insurance. It is very likely that the venue where you choose to have your reception will require you to have $1,000,000 in liability coverage. This is in case Uncle Murray has a few too many drinks and gets out of hand or the DJ’s pyrotechnics goes haywire and the place burns down. I am obviously joking, your wedding will be a wonderful experience for everyone, but the venue will want to make sure you are covered just in case.
Many times the need for insurance is not known until just before the big date and the bride has to scramble to find coverage. If you have a Renters or Homeowners insurance policy, generally the wedding can be added as a “special event” endorsement and will only cost about $50 so check with your insurance company first. If you don’t have renters or homeowners insurance it can typically cost about $400-$500 to get a one day event through an insurance broker.
And don’t forget to get that ring insured. Renters and Homeowners insurance only give limited amounts of coverage. Usually between $500-$2500 depending on the policy. It is best to have your ring insured separately on its own policy.

Johnny Williamson
State Farm Agent
4208 Rosedale Hwy Ste 202
Bakersfield,CA 93308

Office Phone: 661-324-8700
Mobile: 661-431-2445
Toll Free: 877-637-8700
Fax: 661-324-8701

Images for Bridal Show

Ok Photographers, I need images for the upcoming Bridal Show. The sooner you get these to me the more I will use. Also the more you send the more i may use. Here is what I am looking for:

  • I need to be able to use it for the storefront Posters 11X17
  • The cover of the program 5.5w X 8.5t
  • VIP Tickets 8.375″ x 2.625
  • GA Tickets 2″ x 5.375
  • Facebook Cover Photo 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall (used in the post tweet win contest we will use several)
  • Facebook Advertising 600 pixels wide by 400 pixels tall
  • Instagram Photos Advertising 1080 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall
  • Posters 24 X 36
  • Postcards 4 X 6
  • Postcards 5 X 7
  • Your logo as a transparent PNG, PDF, PST or AI

All images need to have room for logos and information. please send without your logo/copyright on the image. I will place your logo/copyright on the image in the appropriate location.

You must be in the show to get credit for the image.
If you can identify any of the companies in the photo that would be helpful ie: cake by Tastries, Dress from Ladies and Gents, Location is Seven Oaks Country Club, etc.
I have some sample images below.

This is for our bridal show at the Kern County Fairgrounds
The more images you send over the better as I will most likely run several adds on facebook.
Kyle Brown

Click on any Image for a larger view

Facebook Cover


Facebook Cover


Facebook Cover

General Admission Tickets

GA Tickets

Program Cover

Program Cover

VIP Tickets

VIP Tickets

4 X 6 Postcard

Postcard Front 4 X 6

Poster Example
Poster 12 X 18

How to Pick Your Wedding Day Veil

How to Pick Your Wedding Day Veil

Veils aren’t really a must anymore but wearing one down the isle makes you feel like more of a bride. But you can’t just throw on any white veil and call it a day. No no no, this takes careful planning and consideration. So here are some helpful tips for every bride to help you ease along your veil picking process.

Lots of Twinkle

If your dress, which should be picked out first, is heavily beaded then a veil with beautiful Swarovski crystals scattered along the trim of the veil would get perfectly. This will defiantly catch the eye and sparkle and shine as you walk down the isle. If you were not absolutely stunning before, you will be after adding a veil like that!

Photo Credit: C&B Photography
Photo Credit: C&B Photography

Simple but Brilliant

If you have a simple white dress without any sort of embellishments or bead work then maybe an angle cut veil could be for you! Here it’s all about framing the face. A simple angle cut placed properly with small amounts of lace or even a satin trim will make you pop and feel elegant and posed for your trip down the isle.

Photo Credit: C&B Photography
Photo Credit: C&B Photography

Modern Chic

Mermaid styled dresses, tea length, they all fit in this category that has become widely popular. Especially mermaid dresses, so if your dress fits this category pay attention. A modern dress needs a modern veil. It’s as simple as that. Tea length dresses and even some mermaid dresses would better match with a short (shoulder length) layered veil. But be wary of too many layers!

Photo Credit: C&B Photography
Photo Credit: C&B Photography

Statement Back

Lace backed dresses are staging a take over on weddings everywhere. They are beautiful, slimming, and defiantly eye catching. So you will want to show off the highlight of your dress with thin, sheer fabric with no embellishments. But remembering that one layer of fabric is more than enough! We don’t want to cover up the beautiful lace work on your dress.

Photo Credit: GC Photography
Photo Credit: GC Photography

Long Trains

A dress with a lot of back detail is not always necessarily a good thing, but if your dress has a long train and little to no embellishment then the world of veils is open to you! Almost any veil would be a good match for a long train. Particularly a cathedral style veil. It will create an air of refinement and pose. Just be sure your veil train extends past your dress train.

Photo Credit: GC Photography
Photo Credit: GC Photography

Beach Vibes

Sandy beach weddings are always beautiful but wind can be an issue. So a chapel style veil that will float in the wind delicately but not too much to be a struggle is a must have.

Beach wedding

Photo Credit: Abbys Photography

Short and Cute

Short dress? Short veil. Even it out so you don’t look off balanced. A birdcage veil would fit perfectly with a shorter dress. Or if your prefer, a layered veil would also fit nicely.

Photo Credit: GC Photography
Photo Credit: GC Photography

5 Beauty Tips for the Morning of

5 Beauty Tips for the Morning Of

The build up to your wedding day is filled with stress. So trying to stay pimple, wrinkle, and bag free is a job in and of it’s own.  The morning of is especially stress filled, you’ll try to pull yourself in a hundred different directions and stretch yourself thin making sure everything is going as planned. But as hard as it may be stay calm! Remember, you’re supposed to look like a princess on this day above all others and the added stress won’t help. So here are a few tips to help you stay fresh faced for the big trip down the isle.

Moses 007

1.) First things first, take a long relaxing shower. You’ll be tempted to jump right out of bed that morning and go straight to work handling wedding details left and right but try to relax. The wedding will be there when you are done with your shower (or bath). Give yourself as much time as you need to calm your mind and prepare for the day.

2.) No salt! In the days ( and especially hours) before the big day, avoid all things with sodium. Salt will without a doubt make you bloat causing you to feel uncomfortable and feeling trapped in your beautiful wedding dress.

3.) Make sure to snack throughout the day. You’ll likely miss the chance to sit and have dinner at the reception because you will be too busy greeting your guests and having a great time partying the night away! So be sure to eat good, healthy (sodium free) snacks throughout your hectic day.

4.) BYOL. Bring your own lipstick. You will most likely want/need it for touch-up’s after your make up has been done. And you will definitely need it before and after pictures! So ladies keep that lipstick handy you’ll need it throughout the night.

5.) Most importantly, keep water close by at all times! The stress will get to you at certain points of the process so it’s important to stay hydrated and calm. Drink as much water as you can while getting ready for your big day.



Instagram, or any social media site for that matter, is a great way to get your guests to participate in the wedding experience. By taking pictures throughout the night and using a hashtag, uniquely created beforehand by yourself and your partner, they can take part in your special day in a new way.

Photo Credit: Abbys Photography

By using a hashtag such as #lucyandemmett, then you have all your beautiful wedding pictures taking by your guests all in one place. Just be sure your hashtag is completely unique, meaning it hasn’t been used by anyone eles in the world. You don’t want your wedding pictures getting jumbled up with someone elses pictures right?

You can include your hashtag in your save the dates and invitations, or simply have a beautiful sign made outside of the reception hall letting guests know about your hashtag and to upload their pictures using it throughout the night! The possibilities are endless. It’s a simple yet creative way to bring everyone together through social media and be able see your magical day though the eyes of your guests.