Lovecast Show #11 with Carol Bruess & Anna Kudak - What Happy Couples Do

Want to turn up the laughter and joy in your marriage?  Want to be more connected?  Carol Bruess and Anna Kudak are Ph.Ds dedicated to studying interpersonal communication patterns of happy couples.  They are both happily married and passionate about making a difference in the lives of other couples.  They are the authors of a charming book titled What Happy Couples Do: Belly Button Fuzz and Bare-Chested Hugs â The Loving Little Rituals of Romance.  Their fifteen years of research examines the touching, romantic, silly, and strange stories and activities of real-life couples from around the country.  This special Lovecast will inspire you and your partner to strengthen your relationship.  We invite you to listen to it together and discover creative ways to enjoy each other.  Youâll be glad you did!

Do you respect your relationship enough to infuse it with effort and intention?  If you want a long-lasting, happy marriage you have to DO something about it.  Kind words, loving gestures, private nicknames, and other forms of endearment help create the enduring bond between two life partners.  Carol and Anna tell us why rituals are the heartbeat of a happy and healthy marriage.  They talk about special, personal ways to show your love, respect and appreciation for your partner. Hear different ways to say âI Love Youï? and the meaning of âMuï?.  Find out the five most corrosive kinds of communication that should be avoided.  How important is increasing positivity and reducing negativity?  You will learn wonderful new ways to express yourselves and celebrate each other everyday.

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Meet the Masters with Mindy Weiss, Celebrity Wedding Planner
Mindy Weiss, owner and principle planner/designer of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants is described by People magazine as âthe mega-star wedding plannerâ?.  She has worked with A-listers such as Eva Longoria & Tony Parker, Heidi Klum & Seal, Kate Beckinsale & Len Wiseman, Shaunie & Shaquille OâNeal, Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale, and Trista & Ryan of ABCâs âThe Bacheloretteâ? to name a few.  Join us as we talk with a savvy & knowledgeable event professional who has planned more than 700 weddings and has just authored a book called The Wedding Book: The Big Book for Your Big Day. Itâs a book for every bride and groom whether you hire a planner or not; whether your wedding costs $10,000 or ten times that.  This comprehensive resource includes real questions and answers, checklists, schedules, budgeting tools and timelines.  Mindy wants to save you from having to worry about the right way to do things. 

In this Meet the Masters find out how Mindy got her start in the wedding and special event business.  Who was her first star client?  What does Mindy love most when designing weddings?  What lesson will you learn when you plan your wedding?  What is her favorite flower and why?  What are some of the happiest choices brides have made over the years?

Planning a wedding is a major undertaking and quite overwhelming.  Want to know your wedding IQ? Mindyâs book has a great quiz called: What kind of bride are you?  Find out if youâre a Dreamer, a Perfectionist, a Rookie, or a Nonconformist.  Whose comfort should you always keep in mind?  When budgeting, what are the first things to go?  What are the best splurges?  If things go wrong will anyone notice?  Should you depend on friends to provide services for your wedding?  How can you cut your guest list?  Mindy is a dedicated expert that really understands the total wedding planning experience from engagement to marriage.

Part of being a stress free bride is being an organized bride.  Learn about Mindyâs hip and stylish bridal gift collection that she designed for Twoâs Company.  We conclude this Meet the Masters talking about The Kiss.  Many couples worry about their kiss being too short, too long, too passionate, or not passionate enough.  Plus Mindy shares one more must hear tip and you have a chance to get a complimentary copy of Mindyâs fantastic book. Mindy believes that your wedding will be a beautiful, extraordinary event and the only nonnegotiable element is your choice of spouse!

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 11:11am EST

Meet the Masters with Event and Floral Designer Karen Bussen

Karen Bussen, top event planner, floral professional and entertaining expert, has designed more than 100 weddings to complement a wide variety of locations, budgets and tastes.  She is the author of Simple Stunning Wedding Flowers and Simple Stunning Wedding Showers.  Learn how Karen got started in the business of weddings and truly enjoys working with brides and grooms to ensure each event is one-of-a-kind.  Todayâs featured wedding master offers practical advice and fresh ideas on wedding flowers and wedding showers that are sure to excite and inspire.

Itâs time to think outside the vase.  What is your personal flower style? What appeals to you?  Start with the big picture then plan the details and special touches to create a story for your whole event.  You can create a desired mood with color, texture and style thatâs visually appealing.  Karen shares some of the latest centerpiece trends, bouquet choices, and original floral dÃcor ideas you may want to incorporate into your wedding day vision.  Karen tells us that the bridal bouquet should be everything you dream of.  Learn how to talk to a flower professional and focus on your budget.  How much should you spend?  When should you splurge and when should you cut back?  What is the tradition for your groomsâ boutonniÃre?  Should you try to make your own bouquets?  Should you keep the height of your arrangements in mind?  Karenâs insider knowledge will help you focus on your options and consider whatâs really important.

Looking for some fun, fabulous, festive ideas for your bridal shower?  Are showers for women only?  Interested in a coed celebration?  Let Karen help you make your party pop!  There is a theme just for your personality and interests.  The Chocolate Loverâs Lingerie Shower, the Pampered Princess, the Workshop Shower, Cosmopolitan Mix, 24-Hour Shower, and Gourmet Soiree are just a few.  Karen features twenty in her book.  Games and activities, a creative menu and signature cocktails will make this party meaningful and uniquely yours.  These ideas can be used any time you entertain friends at home. Etiquette does matter.  Karen tells us the Doâs and Donâts that all brides must hear.  May you be âshoweredâ? with love, laughter and special memories.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 10:05am EST

Planet Bride with Henry Weinreich & Michelle Roth - Top Tips to Celebrity Style Part 2

Henry Weinreich is in Australia.  Michelle Roth is in New York City.  And they are back with five more top tips just for you so you will look and feel like a star bride.  How come celebrities look so easy, breezy and oh so relaxed?  Do you want to gain perspective, serenity and peace within yourself?  When does the wedding planning stop and the wedding day start?  Twenty four hours can make a huge difference for your wedding planning process.  Hear essential âday before your weddingâ? advice and you will undoubtedly worry less.

The princess factors. The jewelry. The headpiece. You want to dazzle your crowd and have a million dollar look for less. Donât be predictable.  Have the confidence to mix it up and twist the rules. Michelle predicts that color will makes a statement on the wedding aisle!

Remember - the fit of your wedding dress is the crowning glory.  Everyone notices when a gown doesnât fit AND comments on it.  Do NOT skimp on the always important alterations. Celebrities have multiple fittings. Want to hear more from our resident pros about alterations?  Henry and Michelleâs three parter titled Alterations and Your Alter Ego should not be missed.  Check them out here.
Part 1       Part 2       Part 3

Plus hear new fashion trends from Henry and Michelle, dedicated professionals that truly care about you, and want you to be glamorous  today and always. Let your celebrity style shine. Enjoy listening!

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Category:Planet Bride -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

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