Meet the Masters Special Edition - Getting Married in Newport, RI

Your Wedding Destination:  Newport, Rhode Island.  Wedding Podcast Network is proud to feature information that will help you plan your wedding with style.  Listen to our expert participants and learn about one of the most scenic places in the country.  We talk with savvy Newport wedding planner Nancy Swiezy; two unique and beautiful venues to create your memorable event – Tim Thuell, General Manager of The Chanler at Cliff Walk and Susan Verge, Marketing Director Longwood Events’ Belle Mer; Howard Prince, owner Synergy Entertainment, Newport’s number one dance orchestra and Kathryn Farrington, Vice President of Marketing of Newport’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, tells us why Newport is such a popular destination with its breathtaking coastline, unparalleled history, mansions, sports and cultural resources.  You and your guests will fall in love with the City by the Sea.

With twenty years experience in the industry Nancy Swiezy, founder of A Newport Affaire, believes in the importance of combining wedding traditions, family culture, lifestyle and design trends into your wedding.  She will inspire you with signature details you can incorporate into your wedding festivities.  Nancy describes the Newport bride and why Newport is such a great place for your wedding, honeymoon and any special occasion. 

Are you a sophisticated society-style bride who dreams of an intimate wedding with classic elegance?  The Chanler at Cliff Walk is an elegant historic mansion turned hotel where you will experience the very best of luxury and service.  This is the perfect place for a wedding for 80 or fewer guests.  Nick Vitale takes us for a tour of the romantic gardens and the beautiful rooms that are individually styled.  Customized gourmet cuisine from the Spiced Pear, one of the area’s most acclaimed restaurants, makes an ideal choice for romantic dinners, sunset views and private events.  Hear co-hosts Holli & Robert share their wonderful culinary experience firsthand.

Are you a chic modern bride who desires a look all your own?  Belle Mer, Newport's scenic boutique event venue located on Goat Island, has combined Newport's timeless style with the contemporary energy and understated glamour for which Longwood Events is well-known.  Belle Mer is New England's only independent event company to offer a palette of natural tones and whites as the backdrop for your celebration.  Offering 14,000 square feet of indoor function space, combined with six acres of outdoor terraces on the edge of Narragansett Bay, Belle Mer allows for casual or elegant gatherings for any size group.  Their resourceful team of designers, planners, chefs and event managers tend to every detail of your affair.  

Synergy Entertainment provides a customized itinerary and music in every style.  Their parties feature the best dance music ranging from the classics to the modern hits of today.  Their talented male and female vocalists, piano and guitarist performers offer all styles and rhythms for the best party ever.  Do you want Broadway talent or an after hours club environment?  Synergy is ready to entertain you and your guests until the last dance is played.

Wedding Podcast Network is dedicated to helping you plan a beautiful wedding by connecting you with a variety of specialists that will make your wedding day extraordinary. 

Promotional consideration was provided by The Chanler at Cliff Walk.  We extend a special thank you to Mr. Tim Thuell, General Manager, for hosting Wedding Podcast Network with accommodations, dining and their on premise meeting room for recording this special podcast. 

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This podcast is made possible by the following participants:  

The Chanler at Cliff Walk  website

Spiced Pear Restaurant  website

Belle Mer website

A Newport Affaire  website

Synergy RI website

Newport County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau website

YourNewportWedding.com website 

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

Meet the Masters with Samantha Goldberg

Samantha Goldberg, event coordinator and designer of Gold Events & Co., has coordinated hundreds of weddings and other elaborate affairs in her 15 years in the event industry.  She is currently one of the featured wedding planners on the hit television series “Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? on the Style Network.  Samantha has also been on CN-8, NBC-5 and Geraldo at Large.  Her work and advice has been featured in Bridal Guide, Modern Bride, NJ Bride, NY Daily News, Courier News, Good Life, Suburban Style, Associated Press and other local and regional media. 

Samantha wants you to have the best wedding planning experience possible and shares insider tips and advice you will want to hear.

Samantha’s forte is working with Brides on a Budget.  Do you have to spend a quarter of a million dollars to have a fabulous wedding?  NO!  What are your needs and wants?  What are some great ways to save?  What are some hidden costs?  Is everything really negotiable?  How can a wedding planner be afforded even by the bride on a budget?  Samantha discusses great ways to spend wisely. 

What is the real role of a wedding planner?  How can you utilize a planner efficiently?  What is your wedding blueprint?  Do you expect your wedding to be “perfect??  What’s the grand reveal?  What do you want people to remember at your wedding?  How many favors and programs are left behind?  Charities in lieu of favors?  Samantha will help couples understand how to make educated choices and decisions for your wedding.

The Style Network's Whose Wedding Is It Anyway is the #1 wedding show in the USA and watched all over the world.   What does the word Bridezilla really mean?  Groomzilla?  How does it occur?  What really happens behind the scenes?  How close to reality is what you are watching on the show?  Hear fascinating information about the entertaining reality television series from someone that really knows.

Samantha shares creative new areas to register to help the bride and groom get the wedding of their dreams.  Ever think about registering with your photographer?, your videographer?, your bank to create your new home down payment fund?  Excellent recommendations on how to ask for money, give your guests options and get what you really want.

Are there ways to keep sane?  Do you want to focus on everything that can go wrong or are you able to relinquish control and enjoy the special day of love?  Samantha counsels to enjoy the day regardless of what happens.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 5:35pm EST

Bridal Scene Show #25 Live from The Wedding Salon in Somerset NJ with Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen
This episode of Bridal Scene takes us to The Palace at Somerset Park for The Wedding Salon’s first New Jersey event.  This luxury bridal show caters to brides and grooms unlike any other show.  We speak to some of the top wedding experts in the business.  We have interviews with photographers, a floral designer and wedding professionals discussing gourmet favors, gifts and invitations for your special day.  We have a very informative interview  with an up and coming wedding gown designer and talk with an expert on lighting for your wedding reception.  Other participants in The Wedding Salon event included NJWedding.com, Jimmy Choo and Kleinfeld.  We have a great interview with a very helpful maid of honor that you will not want to miss.

This show is brought to you by Milk & Honey Productions. 

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Thank you to Milk & Honey Productions for sponsoring this podcast.

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Here are the links we spoke about on the show:

Forever Huppah  website

The Honour of Your Presence website 

Photography by Jessica website  

A Touch of Elegance website

Norman Scott Photography website

LiVay Goodies  website

Giovanni Ravello gown designer website

Romantic Garden website

Frost Lighting website

Calvary Bridal House website

The Palace at Somerset Park website

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Category:Bridal Scene -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

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