Bridal Scene Show #19 with hosts Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen

Holli & Robert talk about shows that recently went online and are available for your listening pleasure.  Planet Bride with design duo Henry & Michelle Roth recorded Alterations and Your Alter Ego - The Scene Behind the Seams Part 1.  This is the first of a three part series.  Listen to behind the scenes interviews with wedding gown designers on Bridal Scene #17 & 18.  Tune into Newlywedcast and hear helpful advice, ideas and resources firsthand from the recently married. 

Coming Soon - Jessica Liebeskind, beauty and lifestyle correspondent, will be hosting a new show Bridal Beauty Your Guide to Gorgeous. 

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Robert loves old microphones and happened upon a store in NYC called WAVES.  Proprietors Bruce and Charlotte Mager buy and sell antique radios and phonographs.  We discover a great use for the old record player.  Don't miss this totally unique idea.

Together Robert and Holli have committed to a nine day program of Vow To Be Fit, a revolutionary cleansing system.  They are only on Day 4 and feel terrific.  This is a healthy  and safe way for brides, moms, maids, grooms and guests to lose unwanted pounds and inches.  Check it out! has a line of wedding music written, produced and recorded by Grammy and Emmy winners especially for weddings.  Music personalizes your wedding day.  Looking for a special song to dance with your father?  "My Little Girl" may be the song for you.

Special Report - Wedding Podcast Network covers the first ever NYC Brides Against Breast Cancer (BABC) gown sale like no other.  Hundreds of brides attended hoping to find the gown of their dreams while making wishes come true for terminal breast cancer patients and their families.  It took place in The Prince George Ballroom, a beautiful setting for any special occasion.  Lindsay Mann and Julie Sabatino coordinated a team dedicated to making this event a great success.  And great it was!  BABC raised $85,000 that will enable the foundation to fill 15 wishes.  Fran Hansen, founder of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, starts off our live coverage when she greets the brides minutes before they came in to experience the sale.  Hear touching stories from brides who donated their gowns along with brides in the dressing room excited to find a beautiful dress for their special day.  Bee, founder of, volunteered and took time to chat with us.  This event would not be possible without the hundreds of donations by gown designers, bridal shops and former brides. 

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WAVES antique radios and phonographs website

Vow To Be Fit website

Wedding Music Central website

Brides Against Breast Cancer website

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Planet Bride with Henry and Michelle Roth - Alterations and Your Alter Ego - The Scene Behind the Seams Part 1

Hooray - it's the right dress and it's time to face reality in the mirror. Your wedding is two months away.  6 weeks.  2 weeks.  Design duo, Michelle and Henry Roth, have a lively, informational conversation about wedding gown alterations.  Learn the psychology of your seams and how to ensure the perfect fit.

Every wedding dress needs alterations.  The first fitting is undoubtedly nerve wracking.  Brides want to look slim and be comfortable.  Don't get freaked out from numbers.  Fact:  wedding dresses run small.  Brides come in all shapes and sizes.  Have confidence in the place you have chosen your dress to ensure success down the aisle.

Henry and Michelle tell you the right questions to ask and help raise awareness.  Fall in love with the gown, how you look and the total experience.    

This is the first of a three part show.  Check back soon to hear Part 2 with a real bride from the hallow grounds of the alterations room.

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Newlywedcast with Karen aka Mrs. Grasshopper a September Bride

WPN found our featured bride via her blog entries posted on, one of our favorite places to read about weddings.  We enjoyed Mrs. Grasshopper's story and had the privilege to hear all about her 11 month plans from engagement to honeymoon in Kauai

Karen tells us how she met her husband Alex and how he proposed in Paris - ooh la la!  What did they plan first?  What was their top priority?  Was the groom involved?  Bring Sasha beloved dog to the wedding?  What color for your bridal party?  Write your own vows?  Flowers?  Music?  Cupcakes?  Answers to these questions and lots more. 

What would you do if no one showed up at your last fitting appointment AND you learned the gown store was closing?  Karen remains unruffled and shares the drama of the dress.  This is one story you don't want to miss. 

Karen used the Internet for many of the resources cited in the podcast.  She found the web invaluable.  The Knot message boards proved to be an unbelievable community. Check out the links below.   

We asked Karen if she would've done anything differently.  Everything was better than expected.  Her Wedding Day Quarterback was a tremendous facilitator bringing all the elements together.  We can all learn a lot from this cool, calm and collected New York bride.

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Backpack website 
The Foundry website 
The Knot website

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MTM Special Edition Getting Married in Los Angeles

What is a Los Angeles bride?  Robert Allen travels west and speaks with top experts in Southern California. 

Kathy Nenneker, Editor in Chief  Los Angeles Weddings, tells WPN California brides are fashionable and body conscious wanting their red carpet moment.  This bride is not tradition bound.  You can hear more with Kathy by clicking here.  Los Angeles Weddings magazine is a leading bridal publication. 

Seneca Moss, contributing style editor Los Angeles Weddings magazine and former fashion editor of Cosmopolitan and InStyle magazines, tells us how this celebrity based area has brides that are glamorous, feminine and natural.  This bride takes risks.  She wants star treatment and she can get it.  The best stylists are available. She discusses trends in gowns.  Are you considering switching out of your wedding gown into a shorter, more fun dress?  What's the bridal party wearing?  The LA bride wants to look different.  It's all about the WOW factor. 

Join us as we head to Hollywood.  Destination: Warner Brothers Studios.  Hillary Harris, Director of Special Events, takes us on a personal tour like no other.  You love the movies, the musicals, the history.  You have the vision that takes you to a venue that will guarantee a memorable experience.  Join us on the backlots as we explore different locations and themes.  Weddings and social events are created by a professional team that handle the logistics, art direction and technical support.  The set lighting and phenomenal cuisine are the same used for premieres, television shows and features.  This interview is full of great ceremony and reception ideas.  At Warner Brothers the Hollywood bride is anyone in the United States, in the world, and that means YOU.  You're the star at this customized destination wedding. 

Who will buy my beautiful flowers?  Musicals on the mind.  Remember this song from Oliver?  Mark Held, owner of Mark's Garden in Sherman Oaks,  was recently named LA's best by Los Angeles Magazine.  Mark is the celebrated floral designer of the Academy Awards Governors Ball (for the past 13 years), Golden Globes and celebrity weddings including:  Avril Lavigne, Pink, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson.  The lovely weather and California sunshine allows for some beautiful outdoor weddings.  Find out how Mark got started in the business, trends specific to California, hot colors, original looks, bouquet choices and some great advice.

Last stop:  Lehr and Black Invitationers.  Ellen Black and Sol Lehr, brother and sister co-owners/creative forces, have taken over the company from their mother, Marcia Lehr.  Marcia Lehr was the very first to make high end, custom invitations for the Who's Who of Hollywood in the 1970's and 1980's (Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, The Hiltons, The Spellings were just a few of her clients).  Ellen Black discusses the personalization of invitations.  Invitations today reflect the hip and trendy couple.  Los Angeles is about the beach, the mountains, Napa Valley.  How can you best represent yourself on the ever important invitation? Color?  Texture?  Fabric?  Ellen discussed Save the Date cards that can be playful and more casual incorporating photos and stories.  Lehr and Black one-of-a-kind creations are ornate, creative and highly personal. 

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Newlywedcast with Heather and Vee who planned a July wedding

This Newlywedcast is with Heather and Vee who were married in July.  They talk about how they met on the internet dating site  We discuss what that experience was like for them.  Both Heather and Vee are school teachers.  Planning a wedding around school vacation was challenging so they did some pre-planning.  Hear about how Vee proposed to Heather and how they involved their families.

Some interesting planning strategies are revealed as we talk about searching for a location for the wedding reception.  Is it a good thing to have your groom very involved in the planning process?  Heather talks about how she felt about Vee's contribution to the wedding planning. 

Personalizing the wedding ceremony was very important to both the bride and groom.  We learn how they went about making the ceremony meaningful for themselves, their family and friends.  A family member even performed the ceremony.  They also share how they accommodated their students that were invited to witness their teachers getting married.

We explore the process that they went through in choosing their wedding vendors.  From the brass quintet and hand bell choir for the ceremony to the big band that they chose for their reception.  Vee even sat in with the band to play sax on a few songs. 

We discuss menu selections and special dietary requirements for the wedding reception.  Finally Heather and Vee talk about their fabulous three week honeymoon in Austria.

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Bridal Scene Show #18 with hosts Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen. Special Edition: Bridal Market Spring 2007 NYC Part 2

The votes are in, and it's unanimous.  The designers want you in a  wedding dress that reflects you and your sense of style.  You should be thrilled because show after show, collection after collection, runway after runway, were filled with one beautiful dress after another. Beading, lace, empire and belted, feminine, sexy and chic.  Wedding Podcast Network unveils coverage of Bridal Market in New York City heard nowhere else.  You are invited to a front row seat to hear the personal inspiration of the looks and styles for Spring 2007.

We hope you enjoyed Bridal Scene #17, Bridal Market Spring 2007 NYC Coverage Part 1.  Part 2 is a special 90 minute celebration of the hottest, most noted gown designers.  Join us as we go backstage and speak with more than a dozen key players in the wedding industry.  WPN had a chance to chat with highly accomplished wedding experts: Kathy Nenneker, Editor Los Angeles Weddings magazine, Sylvia Weinstock, wedding cake diva, Carley Roney, founder of The Knot and Antonia van der Meer, Editor in Chief of Modern Bride magazine.  Jessica Liebeskind, beauty correspondent, talks with WPN about the hair and makeup seen on the runway.

The storytelling begins with Justina McCaffrey's "Majestic" collection. Her dresses, created out of the finest silks, exude a gracefulness and classic elegance.  All of her designs carry a strong tie with Justina's love of ballet. 

Reem Acra's collection is about modernity and feminity inspired by Josephine Bonaparte.  Acra is known for her attention to detail, signature beaded embroideries and unique fabric combinations. 

Monique Lhuillier Bride is high fashion.  Sighted:  Hand tufting, re-embroidered lace, three quarter and long sleeves, full A-line skirts and pleated boleros. Colors:  Ivory, Pewter, Mushroom and Latte.  

Carmela Sutera introduced an elegant collection featuring the finest European fabrics.  The linen gowns with Venice lace were particularly fresh.  Colored satin sashes, pleated waistbands, long sleeves, colored ribbon accents were a few of the details noticed on the runway. 

Anne Barge's love and appreciation of classic, timeless elegance is reflected in her latest bridal collection.  Ice blue silk satin, cotton pique,  Paris brooches, hand beading, fine feathers, black silk flowers, black velvet band and crystal cut sequins accented with Swarovski crystals were just some of the beautiful adornments seen.

Mark Badgley & James Mischka, celebrity designers, are masters of bead, lace and red carpet glamour.  The Badgley Mischka signature style is simple, streamlined and thoroughly elegant, luxurious detail.  Sexy, Retro Silhouettes.  Shoes and handbags also designed by Badgley Mischka.

Feminine glamour and modern styles by Amsale, Christos and Kenneth Pool follow.  Scoop: Project Runway's Austin Scarlett caught the eye of judge Amsale Aberra and was offered the head design  position at Kenneth Poole, an Amsale division known for opulent, luxurious bridal and evening wear.

The PLATINUM for Priscilla of Boston Collection is for brides who prefer a more luxurious, dramatic gown.  Designs are created from elegant silk fabrics with hand-embroidered beading, crystal and threadwork. 

Venezuelan-born Angel Sanchez creates bridal gowns that are architectural and contemporary while still being feminine.  Sanchez represents the perspective of the international Latin-American style.  His mother was his first inspiration because of her taste and determination.

Pnina Tornai, leading designer in Israel, houses her collection exclusively at Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC.  Her signature corset design is created to have the perfect fit.  Her collection varies from classic with clean lines and details to sophisticated hand embroidered ballgowns.  The finale wowed us:  Noir - black wedding gown.

Vera Wang celebrates the individuality and spirit of modern young women.  Waists are loose and free, or wrapped in sashes of tulle or linen, sequin, snakeskin and stones.  Element of style:  extravagant bows, ties and watteaus create a sense of volume, movement and ornamentation.  Her collection of dresses express freedom, elegance, and ease.

We hope you enjoyed walking down the runway with us. 

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Monique Lhuillier website
Carmela Sutera website and images from the runway show.
Anne Barge website and photos from the show
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Sylvia Weinstock website
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Bridal Scene Show #17 with hosts Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen. Special Edition: Bridal Market Spring 2007 NYC Part 1 This special episode of Bridal Scene takes us to Bridal Market in New  York City.  This is where the top wedding gown designers come to showcase and introduce their newest designs.  This is your chance to hear the personal inspiration of the looks and styles for Spring 2007.  From classic elegance to fashion forward creations, your dream wedding dress awaits!

Join us as we attend and report live on nearly 20 runway shows with some of the hottest, most noted gown designers.  First stop the Adele Wechsler Fashion Show.  We go backstage to speak with Adele.  The Adele Wechsler name has often been linked to the ever popular Destination Wedding.

We continue our coverage at the Wedding Channel Couture Show located in the Waldorf Astoria and feature Paula Varsalona, Alfred Angelo and some fabulous shoes by Blue Tux Shoes.

One of the most fun runway shows was the Michelle Roth and Henry Roth show.  WPN Style Correspondent, Jessica Liebeskind, goes behind the scenes to interview the head makeup artist, Lea Siegel, for Roth Runway.  Hear from the one and only Henry Roth right after the show.  "Brides want a gown that is cool just like her groom!  Down the aisle or on the dance floor brides are always ready for their close up."

Then it is back across the street to St.Bartholemew's Church for the Watters show.  We have access to go backstage to grab an interview with the designer, Vatana Watters.  Congratulations on 20 years of modern and imaginative design. 

The last stop of day one at Bridal Market takes us to the private showroom suite of Romona Keveza for an intimate showing of her Spring 2007 couture collection.  She offers timeless bridal silhouettes in luxurious fabrics.  Romona is charming.  The interview is informative and genuine.

Stay tuned as we unveil more wedding gowns for the most important day of your life in Part 2 of Spring 2007 Bridal Market.  You're invited to a front row seat.

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Meet the Masters with Darcy Miller, Editorial Director Martha Stewart Weddings
Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings is not only a savvy wedding master but she is also the creator of a wonderful way to preserve all of the special wedding keepsakes that every couple has from planning their wedding.  Darcy has helped plan hundreds of weddings as the Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, but she is also a bride herself.  Inspired by planning her own wedding in 2001 she has created a way for every bride to have her own wedding scrapbook.

It's time to get your "stuff" out of the boxes and into Our Wedding Scrapbook,  illustrated and written by Darcy Miller, Editorial Director Martha Stewart Weddings.  This beautiful clothbound binder is the perfect keepsake book for the special moments, celebrations and romance of your wedding.

Your wedding is a whirlwind.  This easy to use book inspires you with great ideas to document the process of your wedding day:  how you met, your first date, how you got engaged, family trees, honeymoon, anniversaries and more.  You and your significant other now have a designated place to remember and reminisce your favorite things.  Savor the planning process.  Take the time to write your personal thoughts and reflections, collect things that matter to you, and showcase them in your personal book to preserve precious memories of  this very special time of your life.

Darcy talks about her wedding vision and her plans when she got married in 2001.  She shares two very important pieces of advice she gives all brides.  You will not want to miss this!

Gather your invitation and fabric swatches.  Get out your glue stick and photo corners and get ready to fill in Our Wedding Scrapbook featuring YOU and your significant other.

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Grooms with a View Show #1 with Craig Michaels, author of Thirty to Wife
Robert Allen speaks with Craig Michaels, a happily married man and the author of Thirty to Wife, a "What to Expect at Your Wedding" guide for every prospective groom.  Craig is also the creator of an extensive website serving as a sounding board for grooms-to-be.  Craig advises grooms starting the process:  support your bride, really listen and step up every now and then and you will be appreciated for it.  Learn what to do and what NOT to do.

Hear how brides can get their groom involved through technology whether using the Internet for basic research for favors, booking travel, purchasing jewelry to creating your registry and building a wedding website.  The groom inevitably will get hooked.

Listen first hand how to best deal with the family - the inlaws and your family.  Be a good son.  Communicate.  Delegate.  Be patient. 

Wedding costs are out of control.  Craig shares some great cost saving ideas without cheapening the affair.  Start early, go off the beaten path, adopt a less-is-more attitude.  Saving money will save you time and anxiety in the long run.

You're not getting away without wearing a wedding ring.  Tune in and hear Craig's Tiffany & Co. story.  Who doesn't love a little blue box?

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LoveCast(tm)  Show #4 Why do women like to talk more than men?  What is "relationship talk"? Are relationships more important to women than men?  These are just some of the questions that we tackle in this episode of the LoveCast. 

This show is all about communication.  Men and women differ greatly how they talk about the relationship with their partner.  Women are excited to talk.  Men automatically assume that there is a problem.  We need to understand that men and women approach problems differently and have different styles of how to work things out.  Both men and women should be rewarded for what they say and do.  Talk is therapuetic.

Learn how to communicate during high stress times such as when planning a wedding.  Find out the key things to remember when you are in those stressful times to help keep the relationship healthy.  We have the answers to better understand why talk helps you connect, feel better and build intimacy.

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