Travel Talk - Destination: Antigua
Welcome to the premiere episode of Travel Talk only on Wedding Podcast Network.  Travel has become more popular than ever in the world of destination weddings and honeymoons because of the Internet. International resources are at our fingertips and WPN promises to bring them to you.  Let’s explore and discover different destinations around the world with experts in the travel and tourism industry – travel agents, authors, editors, event planners and newlyweds - ready to share their firsthand experience and advice.  We will provide information to help make the planning less complicated and more fun.

Where are we going today?  Paradise in the Caribbean.

Wedding Podcast Network was invited by Gordon “Butch�? Stewart to the inaugural weekend celebration of the Mediterranean Village at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa. Like Sandals says “Love is all you need.�? It was voted World’s Most Romantic Resort ten years in a row by the World Travel Awards and we can see why.

Hear Holli & Robert’s firsthand experience at this romantic resort and spa. There is something for everyone.  We visit the award winning Red Lane Spa exclusively at Sandals. We tell you about the variety of dining options and culinary delights, the pools and swim up bar, the white sand beach, the lighting, the gardens, the land and watersports activities, evening entertainment and so much more.  The live performances by Shaggy and Sean Paul were a special treat.  Celebrities spotted: Brooke Burke, Stacy Keibler, Teri Polo, Kimorra Simmons and Rumer Willis.

This is your opportunity to get to know Chairman & Founder Gordon “Butch�? Stewart, CEO Adam Stewart, and Managing Director Jaime Stewart-McConnell.  We also had the chance to interview Chief Romance Officer Unique Vacations Joann Delgin and Cheryl Hammersmith of Hunter Hammersmith & Associates about their new Luxury Included Honeymoon brochure.  Internationally celebrated event designer and wedding planner Preston Bailey tells us about his signature WeddingMoons destination wedding packages only available at Sandals.

We were delighted to be amongst our wedding industry colleagues: Rebecca Grinnals, Sylvia and Ben Weinstock, and Diane Forden, Editor in Chief of Bridal Guide magazine. We made some new friends in the world of travel: Lorri Robbins, Publisher of Recommend magazine and Penny Sheldon, certified travel specialist.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our hosts the Stewart family and the concierge team for a very memorable Luxury Included Vacation at the Mediterranean Village at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa.

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Here are the links we spoke about.

Sandals website 

Red Lane Spa website

Preston Bailey website

Sylvia Weinstock website

Rebecca Grinnals website

Bridal Guide website

Recommend magazine website

Penny Sheldon website

Get the book All That’s Good: The Story of Butch Stewart, the Man Behind Sandals Resorts

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It's YOUR Wedding with Samantha Goldberg #2
Samantha Goldberg, event coordinator and designer featured on Style Network’s hot television series Whose Wedding Is it Anyway?, can now be heard exclusively on It’s YOUR Wedding only on Wedding Podcast Network.  Samantha’s forte is working with brides on a budget.  She believes bridal passion is best expressed through spending choices, not spending amounts.

This groundbreaking live call in podcast reveals firsthand advice from one of the top wedding consultants in the industry.  Want to know when your guests should RSVP?  How can you get your groom to be more helpful?    Can’t find just the right venue?  Do you aspire to be an event planner?  Samantha shares her experience and expertise offering great web resources.  You deserve the very best style and service for your big day.  Samantha answers your wedding planning questions to help you create the wedding of your dreams.

Thank you to everyone who called in with their great questions and were part of this revolutionary show.  Stay tuned for our next call-in show to hear smart ideas and thoughtful assistance from Samantha Goldberg.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.

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Links mentioned in the show

Association of Bridal Consultants website

Visit the Sendomatic website

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Meet the Masters with Diane Forden, Editor in Chief, VP Bridal Guide Magazine

Diane Forden, Editor in Chief, VP Bridal Guide, one of America’s leading wedding magazines, discusses important information on what to keep in mind, what to prioritize, and things to avoid while creating your dream wedding.  With Diane’s expert advice you will gain invaluable knowledge how to handle challenges with confidence, truly enjoy the wedding planning experience, and envision the best wedding ever. 

Want to get what YOU want? Want to fully enjoy each and every moment?  Diane offers smart answers and solutions to real issues from etiquette to traditions, registry to receptions, budget to guests’ gripes.  Learn the art of negotiation and savvy ways to save money.  You will want to hear Diane’s Do’s and particularly her Don’ts while planning your wedding celebration.  Diane also shares trends and special touches that can easily be incorporated into your wedding festivities.

Wedding planning is demanding and emotionally stressful. Is it possible to stay organized, calm and sane?  Diane says YES so tune in and be inspired by an editor that really cares about brides and engaged couples everywhere.

Bridal Guide is getting ready to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.  Congratulations!  Educating brides the past two decades via their bi-monthly magazine and go-to website BridalGuide.com continues to be an inspiration to everyone in the world of weddings.  Check your newsstands soon to get your collector’s copy of their special anniversary edition.

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Wedding Workout Show with WeddingShape author Joseph Arangio

Ready to hear information you can use to not only look beautiful on the outside, but feel magnificent inside too?  Joseph Arangio, author WeddingShape Diet and Fitness Guide for Brides, tells us that with sensible training, nutrition, quality sleep, and stress management strategies you can reshape your mind and body today and always.

This podcast is chock full of practical health and fitness advice.  Joe, certified strength and conditioning specialist, shares valuable diet and fitness secrets, talks about metabolism, explains why resistance training is the most effective way to sculpt muscle and fight cellulite, how to get the most out of your workouts, the golden rules of sleep, and phenomenal insider tips that will inspire you to stay healthy long after the honeymoon is over.

Like a successful marriage, good health requires careful planning, focused effort, and a lifelong commitment.  There are no short cuts.  Joe’s program would work for anyone looking to improve their shape and fitness.  After listening to Joe you will want to incorporate WeddingShape principles and enjoy a better quality of life from this day forward.

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Bridal Scene Show #26 with hosts Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen

WPN interviews Courtney Cotter from Nestle Waters North America about the up and coming designers and their beautiful entries.  Following Courtney WPN’s very own host of Planet Bride and high-end wedding designer Michelle Roth interviews the grand prize winner and runner up.  Michelle and Henry Roth were on the judging panel in the competition along with Kleinfeld owner Mara Urshel; BRIDES fashion editor, Rachel Leonard; Modern Bride fashion editor, Julie Alvarez; and Martha Stewart fashion editor, Shana Faust.

Robert and Holli attended Podcamp Philly, the new media community unconference, and share their experience with you.  They had the wonderful opportunity of talking with Paige and Gretchen, co-founders and show hosts of Mommycast.  We asked them to share their thoughts and ideas on having children at weddings.

Wedding Podcast Network has been embraced by the bridal blogging community and we are impressed by the wide variety of contributors available for brides planning their wedding.  Since we launched Wedding Podcast Network we have featured blogs that offer stylish ideas and daily inspiration. We discuss some blogs (and podcasts) we really love and share some great ideas.  Trusted experts include:  Darcy Miller editorial director Martha Stewart Weddings magazine, Anne Chertoff, wedding expert on iVillage Weddings channel, and wedding book author Sharon Naylor.  We also talk about information found We also mention blog etiquette and what you should be aware of when reading personal web logs.

Want to hear what’s exciting and new in the world of bridal fashion? Interested in getting some smart tips and learn from some of the best experts in the wedding industry?  Want to find out what the latest trends are from those that are in the know?  WPN had the chance to talk to Antonia van der Meer Editor-in-Chief Modern Bride magazine, Kathy Nenneker Editor-in-Chief Los Angeles Weddings magazine, wedding cake designer Sylvia Weinstock, world-renowned event planner and entertaining expert Marcy Blum and masters of red carpet glamour Mark Badgley and James Mischka.

Wedding Podcast Network has been invited to celebrate the inaugural weekend of the new Mediterranean Village at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa.  We are looking forward to bringing you a firsthand report including a personal interview with Mr. Gordon “Butch? Stewart, Chairman and Founder, Sandals Resorts.  From the ribbon cutting ceremony to after hours in The Cricketer’s Arms Pub we will bring you the very best account of our experience at Mediterranean Village.

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Here are the links we spoke about in the show.

Nestle Waters North America – Contrex Natural Mineral Water website

Kleinfeld Bridal website

Fashion Institute of Technology website

Podcamp Philly website

Mommycast website

NJWedding.com website

For some great wedding Blogs visit our blog page 

Anne Chertoff’s From “I Will? to “I Do? Blog 

Darcy Miller’s The Bride’s Guide Blog 

Erica Sapio’s Jersey Weddings Blog 

Sharon Naylor’s Planning in Peace Blog

Amanda & Lyndsi’s SocialDesign Blog

Weddingzilla Blog

Chick Chat Radio website

Sylvia Weinstock website

Marcy Blum website

Badgley Mischka website

Modern Bride magazine website

Los Angeles Weddings magazine website

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa website

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