The New Jersey branch of the Association of Bridal Consultants (NJ-ABC) is comprised of members who are wedding consultants and vendors.  Members from all aspects of the wedding industry have come together to create a beautiful and memorable wedding for a bride who is Meet the Mastersfighting breast cancer.  Many wedding professionals graciously donated their time and services to make Tina and Paul’s wedding unforgettable.  This is the first of what is expected to be an annual NJ-ABC “give back” event for deserving couples.

Robert Allen is joined by Rhonda Bassat-Rivera, media chair of the NJ-ABC, Candice Benson, State Coordinator NJ-ABC, celebrant Julie Laudicina and photographers Tim Camuso and Glenn Maida to discuss the reasons they participated, their vision,  approach, and how it made them feel to make a couple’s wedding dream come true.  Candice said, “The NJ wedding community is excited to give back and help create wonderful memories for Tim and Paul and their families to cherish forever.”  More than $30,000 worth of goods, services and talent were contributed to make this wedding a reality.

The ABC has been the professional organization for the wedding industry since 1955, and has over 4,000 members in 26 countries on six continents.  The ABC is a membership service organization, designed to increase awareness of the wedding business and improve the professionalism of members.  

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New Jersey Association of Bridal Consultants

Association of Bridal Consultants 

Websites of Guests on today’s episode:


Bride Ideas

The Finishing Touch Wedding and Event Planning
Officiant Julie Laudicina 
Timothy Glenn Photographers


Participating Vendors (in alphabetical order):
All the Best Weddings and Celebrations,
Christine Hyder Events
Confectionary Designs of Bogota,
Craig Scott Entertainment of Rochelle Park
Dynamite FX
Elegant Ensembles of Closter,
Magda's Designs
Mariya Molduvanova of Lakewood
Multi-Vision
Ocean Tents & Party Rentals of Manahawkin,
Paper Works & Events of Engelwood,
Rohsler's Allendale Nursery & Florist

Select Event Rentals

Taylor Nicole Events

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 5:15pm EST

Meet the Masters with John Goolsby of Godfather Films

John Goolsby, “The Godfather of Video”, has been recognized as one of the top 25 videographers in the world and has been inducted into WEVA’s Hall of Fame.  He has received multiple creative excellence and artistic achievement awards for his innovative service to the event industry.  He is the author of The Business of Wedding & Special Event Videography and has appeared in articles in Brides magazine, Southern California Brides and the LA Times.

Robert Allen chats with John, colleague and friend, about the importance of documenting a special event with video.  He talks about his experience as a storyteller and his unobtrusive movie making style.  John tells us that the elements of a good story are at every wedding - romance, comedy, drama and suspense.  He wants your wedding video to be your favorite movie of all time.  You will learn how weddings and clients have evolved, the latest trends and technological advances of videography, and John’s best advice when choosing a professional videographer that will capture the essence of the day.  After 2,000 weddings and 25 years in business, John still believes that preserving the memories of a wedding celebration is the best job in the world.

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Meet the Masters with Mary Dann and Leila Khalil, authors of Wedding Wisdom
Meet Mary and Leila.  Mary is a respected and admired wedding planner, television personality, and a licensed marriage and family therapist.  She is known as the mentor of wedding planners and the wedding fixer for brides.  Leila is a wedding publicist and owner of Be Inspired Public Relations.  With almost twenty five-years of combined experience providing expert advice and planning high-profile weddings and events Mary and Leila have compiled their experience into their first book, Wedding Wisdom: An Insightful Approach to Wedding Planning and Life.

Navigating decisions, staying in budget, managing stress.  The planning process can be overwhelming and more difficult than you expect.  Mary and Leila talk about the importance of physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional balance.  They highlight the importance of adopting the attitude of gratitude.  Mary talks about her experience as a featured event planner on the Style Networkâs âWhose Wedding Is It Anyway?, âMarried Away,â and the WE Network's âPlatinum Weddings.â

Brides, wedding planners, and all wedding professionals will learn valuable information from two women who truly care about the wedding industry.  Their personal and professional values, insight, and âwisdomâ will inspire you to achieve success and happiness.  

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

Meet the Masters with Kate L. Harrison, Founder & CEO The Green Bride Guide

Are you an eco-conscious couple that wants to wed responsibly? Do you want to plan a stylish green event that will help protect our planet?  Green wedding veteran and environmentalist Kate L. Harrison, founder and CEO The Green Bride Guide, shares creative ideas and smart options that will inspire you to conserve for your wedding and life together.

Kate talks about her own green wedding celebration and why it was so important to design it this way.  In this episode you will learn what makes a product or service âgreenâ plus what sustainable, carbon footprint, organic, fair trade, and greenwashing really mean.  Kate talks about the best green alternatives to consider for your invitation, dress, transportation, reception food, flowers and decor.  She explains why itâs important to communicate your vision clearly to anyone you work with to ensure its success.

A lot of what you read states that a green wedding costs more.  Can couples really save up to 40% in wedding expenses?  Does a green wedding have to be an all or nothing proposition?  How will a couple know that they are working with a bonafide green vendor committed to practices to protect the environment?  How can you let your guests know about the green choices you made?  Whatâs a wedding coop?  How important is having a cleanup plan once the party is over?  Kate answers these questions and more to help you pull off a personal and meaningful green wedding that will make a difference on your special day and always.

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Kateâs Book - The Green Bride Guide:  How to Create an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget


Kateâs website - The Green Bride Guide   

Websites Kate likes:
Smart Bride 
Recycled Bride 
Rent the Runway 
The Dress Market 
Vintage Vixen 
Stamps on ebay 
Fair Trade Federation 
The Wedding Planning Institute 
New Eyes for the Needy 
 

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

Meet the Masters with Tara Guerard, author Southern Weddings: New Looks from the Old South
Tara Guerard is the Southeast's premier wedding planner & event designer.  She is the founder of Soiree by Tara Guerard based in Charleston SC.  Her sister company The Lettered Olive specializes in customized letterpress invitations and handcrafted stationery options that combine classic style with modern flair for any occasion.  Her creative work has been featured in the pages of leading publications including Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Weddings, Elegant Bride, Grace Ormond Wedding Style, Southern Living Weddings, Charleston Weddings and Food & Wine.  Recently she was seen on The Style Network's Gorgeous and Green: A Martha Stewart Wedding. 

With more than 15 years event planning and catering experience Tara  talks about her background and the joys of planning a "southern" wedding.  We learn some of the traditions of the south and her favorite ways to make each wedding different.  Hear practical green tips and recurrent themes that you may want to consider.  She discusses the importance of making the guests happy and welcome.  She explains what really makes a party memorable.  Brides, wedding planners and anyone who loves to entertain will appreciate Tara's passion and be inspired to incorporate soiree elements for your special event.

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Here is Tara's signature Lowcountry Lemonade recipe which can also be found in her beautiful book:

Fill a Zombie glass with plenty of crushed ice
Add 1 ounce Peach Schnapps
Fill remainder glass with lemonade (pink or regular depending on the color you want)
You can change the color to blue by using a small amount of Blue Curacao or to red by using Grenadine.
Use fresh mint to garnish or add a flower (not a poisonous one!) 
Enjoy!!!


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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Meet the Masters  White Carpet Looks with Amy Michelson
Hello beautiful bride. Are you sexy, smart & stylish? Wedding gown designer Amy Michelson creates fashionable, glamorous looks in luxurious silks. Find out Amyâs inspiration for her open back designs. Her latest introductions are sure to excite the destination bride that wants to showcase her unique personality with flair. 




 
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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 11:44am EST

Meet the Masters  White Carpet Looks with Romona Keveza

Timeless beauty defines Romona Kevezaâs Couture and Legends bridal collections. Her signature styling and classic silhouettes are feminine, sensual and sophisticated. Season after season Romona designs a look that has that âje ne sais quoiâ â an indescribable style that continues to delight us. Romonaâs elegant gowns are inspired by iconic beauties like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy. One of the worldâs top bridal designers, Romona Kevezaâs gowns are figure flattering for todayâs fashion-conscious bride.




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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Meet the Masters On Location at the NACE Annual Conference Experience! 2008

Happy 50th Anniversary NACE, the National Association of Catering Executives. Experience! 2008: The Future of Catering and Event Design National Educational conference spotlights the latest trends, techniques and opportunities in the catering and special events industries. Robert Allen and Holli Ehrlich are on location at Experience! 2008 in Philadelphia, PA offering you insider access highlighting the speakers, events & creative cuisine that took place during this exciting program.

Get ready to be entertained and learn from some of the best professionals including: past President of NACE Jerry Edwards, former White House Chef Walter Scheib, winner of the Fantasy Table Top Design contest Travis-Lee Moore, winner of the Foundation of NACE college scholarship Jenny Durham, Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge wedding & event consultant Tracey Kumer-Moore, The Glazier Group Director of Catering Cheryl Kahn Brocco, Entertainment Specialists and Founders of Sight & Sound Events Pat & Jodi Harris. Celebrity Event Planner Mindy Weiss, featured keynote speaker at the NACE Wedding Luncheon, engaged the audience with the hottest trends in weddings. The Culinary Experience! session featuring local catering and restaurant chefs was a fascinating presentation moderated by Brian Freedman food & wine writer. We networked and are delighted to introduce you to health and wellness consultant Sherry Grander, wedding marketing expert Andy Ebon, Bruce Vassar of The Wedding Guys and Twin City Bridal Association, and DJ Dr. Drax President of the American Disc Jockey Association where its members are quality entertainment professionals. Check out the ADJA and a must-see video titled TheTruth about iPod Weddings. Visit the websites below and find out more about these dedicated and talented professionals when planning your special event.

The mission of NACE is âTo provide catering and event professionals superior education, networking and resources to enhance career success and deliver excellence to clients.â Broaden your knowledge about dÃcor, food and entertainment while listening to some of the industryâs best in this informative podcast.

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NACE website

Here are the links in alphabetical order.

American Disc Jockey Association 
Andy Ebonâs blog The Wedding Police
Andy Ebonâs website for professionals
Brian Freedmanâs website
Godiva Chocolatier website
IceCaters website
Karen Pecoraâs website
Mindy Weiss website
Sight and Sound Events website
Steve Wernickâs website
Stirrings website
The 4Ever Group
The Glazier Group
Tim Sudallâs website
Travis-Lee Moore
Twin City Bridal Association
Walter Scheib website
Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge website

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

Meet the Masters with Carolyn Gerin, co-author Anti-Bride

Are you an Anti-Bride or want to be one? Do you want to have a  great wedding that's different and uniquely all about you and your groom? Carolyn Gerin is the creator and co-author of the bestselling Anti-Bride series of books that celebrate having a wedding your way. Carolyn shares hip tips and alternative ideas for nontraditional brides that want to tie the knot outside the box. Her sassy point of view and spirit will inspire you to mix it up and strut your stuff down the aisle with attitude.

What makes Anti-Bride different from other wedding books out there? Does Anti-Bride mean Anti-Wedding? Why do some women succumb to the âWedding Industrial Complexâ? Carolyn talks about things you would NEVER see in a bridal magazine. Do you have to wear white? How do couples get a handle on the wedding budget? How do you deal with the dreaded guest list?  What are some great bachelorette party options that donât involve limos, cosmos and Vegas? How are men reacting to the Anti-Bride series? What does an Anti-Bride wedding look like?  Hear some great wedding ideas including Carolyn's personal Anti-Bride wedding tour - one dress for three weddings.  She has the answer for Anti-Brides who can't take another nugget of well meaning advice and offers solutions for sticky situations when planning your wedding. 

Carolynâs savvy philosophy captivates todayâs cool bride and offers fresh insight to get exactly what you want without compromising your vision.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 7:09pm EST

Meet the Masters with Martha Stewart Weddings - White Carpet Looks

Attention stylish brides. Meet Editorial Director Darcy Miller, Deputy Style Editor Shana Faust and Special Projects Editor Anthony Luscia of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.  Todayâs episode we are on location at the NYC offices of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and take you behind the scenes to talk about the latest bridal fashion trends and news. 

There is something for every type of bride whether classic elegant, feminine sophisticate, sexy chic, modern romantic, or Hollywood glamour. We discuss the MSW editorsâ favorites, hues & hemlines, alternatives to strapless, fabrics and silhouettes, destination wedding choices, fabulous details, ready-to-wear influence, and lots of options to personalize the perfect look.  Plus we have interviews with some of our favorite gown designers: Vera Wang, Mark Badgley & James Mischka of Badgley Mischka, Rita Vinieris of Rivini, Claire Pettibone, Reem Acra, Anne Barge & Kirstie Kelly for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings.

Brides desire a dress that will best reflect their individuality when walking down the aisle.  Try on many wedding dresses and choose whatever makes you feel best. The experts at Martha Stewart Weddings share savvy advice, original ideas, and creative inspiration to help you achieve a timeless look for your wedding day.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

Video Highlights of Meet the Masters On Location at Kate's Paperie
We hope you enjoyed listening to the Special Edition Meet the Masters on Location at Kate's Paperie audio podcast.   For your viewing pleasure we have produced a video highlights show of the "Unveiling the Best" bridal event that took place at Kate's Paperie on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  Here is your chance to get an inside look of our live coverage of the evening.

Wedding Podcast Network will be bringing you visual inspiration from the events that we cover.  It's the next best thing to being there. We are dedicated to bring you the very best from the world of wedding planning.



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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

Special Edition Meet the Masters on Location at Kate's Paperie

Youâre Invited to a Special Bridal Event:  Unveiling the Best at Kateâ's Paperie NYC

Show hosts Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen are on location to cover events in the world of weddings so you can tune in to wedding planning advice when and where you want.  We are LIVE at Kate's Paperie, one of the nation's most recognized paper stores and destinations for wedding books, stationery, invitations, custom printing services and a beautiful assortment of gifts.

Experts featured are: wedding planner Judy Paulen, Kateâs Paperie Director of Stores Julie Pauly, Darcy Miller Martha Stewart Weddings Editorial Director and author of Our Wedding Scrapbook, Eric Nicolas from Ãlan Artists, Raul Ruiz from Laurence Craig Distinctive Celebrations, Elizabeth White from Carlo's Bakery, Michelle Rago author of Signature Weddings: Creating a Day Uniquely Your Own, Shawn King from Levy Lighting NYC , and photographer Sarah Merians. We talk about the invitations, the music, the food, the cake, the lighting, the flowers, the dÃcor, the photos, the video, and the perfect keepsake to preserve all of your wonderful memories.

Be part of the excitement. We guarantee the interviews you hear will inspire you with creative ideas while planning your wedding.  

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Kateâs Paperie website
Judy Paulenâs website
Darcy Millerâs blog
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Michelle Ragoâs website
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Ãlan Artists website
Laurence Craig Distinctive Celebrations website 
Carloâs Bakery website 
Sarah Meriens Photography website
Levy Lighting NYC website

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 9:52am EST

Meet the Masters with Wedding Planner Susan Southerland

Susan Southerland, founder Just Marry! the Southeast's premier, full-service wedding planning company, is one of the country's most respected wedding planners. A 20-year veteran of the travel and wedding planning industries, Susan has planned thousands of weddings and related events for couples all over the world.

The economy and the environment are affecting wedding planning spending, but couples can still have the wedding of their dreams. What should your wedding really be about? What are your priorities? How does Susan advise a bride and groom with unrealistic expectations? How important are personal touches? What is the single most important variable in your budget? How can you stretch the dollar when planning your wedding on a smaller budget? Susan has some terrific tips that you may want to consider for venue and vendor options. What is a wedding color wheel? Hear some of Susanâs memorable wedding moments and her best advice for couples just starting the wedding planning process.

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Susan's blog on Perfect Wedding Guide

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 11:14pm EST

Meet the Masters with Judith Rosenthal - Finance Talk

Have you started talking about the M word?  M=Money which requires knowledge and awareness to achieve important financial goals as you start your new family together.  Judith Rosenthal, Senior Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, provides professional financial planning services for every stage of life so you are better prepared to pursue your dreams with confidence.  Judi offers valuable information and recommendations that every couple should hear before they get married.

Do you have a vision for your future together?  What is your money culture?  Should newlyweds completely merge their finances or should they keep separate accounts?  How important is it to discuss risk tolerance with your spouse to be?  When should a couple start to look for professional assistance with regard to money matters?

Itâs easy to get caught up in the excitement of wedding planning and you might not want to see the big picture before you tie the knot.  Have you considered the long term positive impact if you spend less money on the wedding?  Inevitably, couples are going to argue from time to time on money issues.  What are some things they can do to resolve those disagreements?  Judi has some terrific suggestions that will help alleviate some stress and anxiety when blending finances.

Unique in the industry is Ameriprise Financialâs Dream Book guide.  Itâs an amazing personal journal to record your priorities, goals and plans so you can have better perspective on where you are going.  This important podcast gives you something essential to think about that can ultimately make your dreams a reality.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 12:40am EST

Meet the Masters on Location -  Flower & Food Design with David Tutera, Ed Libby, Chefs Thomas Preti and Olivier Cheng

Where: New York Showroom Classic Party Rentals where âEvery Event is a Big Eventâ?

Friend and colleague Nancy Swiezy invited us to a special industry event and we want you to be part of the excitement and get inspired with information from pros that have a pulse in the party business. Robert Allen, Executive Producer, takes us behind the scenes at the Classic Party Rentals NYC launch party with top chefs, caterers, & floral dÃcor and event designers. With more than 25 years of experience, Classic Party Rentals is the nationâs leading full service event rental company.

Good-bye cookie cutter dÃcor. Michael Miner, VP Marketing Classic Party Rentals, talks about his philosophy in the world of events and what brides have available to make their occasion great. Then Robert spoke with leading entertaining expert David Tutera. David tells us about his Enchanted Garden table â its color, texture, personality. David says a wedding has to tell a story with the elements of your wedding. Listen and learn about eclectic looks and Davidâs favorite color trend.

Tess Casey of Aisling Studioâs, designed three tables at the event, and talks about the fabrics, color palette and details that feature different themes, unusual elements, and accent ideas. Do you want an element of surprise? Are you trying to be a little green? PLUS Insider Scoop: Tess specializes in camera-ready flowers and works closely with Creative and Art Directors for film and television. She recently worked on the wedding scenes in the Sex and the City movie. She designed the wedding bouquet for Carrie. What flowers did she use? Want to find out the designer of the gown SJP wore? What should a couple know when starting their search for a floral designer? Tess gives her expert advice.

Whatâs the new white? Ed Libby, award winning event designer, presented two tables. The Bling table has sparkle! He has designed for celebrity clients including Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Robert DeNiro, Usher, and Diddy. Edâs best advice: Marry a couplesâ design fantasy with professional expertise so itâs a fun process.

Food is an element of dÃcor and something to talk about. Chefs created culinary delights enjoyed by invited guests. Since founding Thomas Preti Caterers, Inc. over 20 years ago, Chef Thomas Preti has orchestrated thousands of events. Local, organic food is becoming part of the menu today. Current wedding trends in food are discussed with Kelven Book of Canard Inc. Recognizable foods with a twist are starting to be prepared to make it more special, surprising and appetizing. Signature cocktails are here to stay. Interactive food at weddings and social events is a winner. Olivier Cheng created a tasting plate of savory and sweet fois gras, a naked salmon station, and a liquid nitrogen station â cool idea! Are people harder to impress today? Does Olivier welcome the creative challenge? Are you thinking of a cocktail reception only? Olivier tells us that food can evolve at a party.

We end the podcast with Roberta Karsch of Resource One Inc., a custom designed table linen rental company. Learn about unusual objects that were used to bring the element of the unexpected to the party.

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Tess Casey Aisling Flowers website
Thomas Preti's website
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FlowerPower Foundation website

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

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

Meet the Masters with Wedding Gown Designer Michelle Roth

Todayâs episode we talk with celebrated wedding gown designer  Michelle Roth where bridal really is the love of her life. Australian born Michelle Roth was brought up in bridal and shares the secret ingredients that have been part of her familyâs business history. From age 7, she was nurtured with the passion of patterns, sketching, fabric and bead work design. Her diversity of styling can accommodate any bride. Emotion is personally woven into Michelleâs love of fabric.

Brides are very similar all over the world and Michelle celebrates their individuality and femininity. How does a bride know she found the ideal wedding dress? Michelle shares her wisdom when looking for a contemporary yet classic look, how to best accessorize, and her thoughts on veils. What is a trunk show and how can a bride benefit from attending one? Michelle believes that a connection between a bride and her gown designer is a lovely way to remember the overall experience.

Michelle has created an exclusive collection of super chic sophisticated gowns for Kleinfeld in Manhattan and Here Comes the Bride in San Diego. You will break out into a smile as you hear Michelleâs personal insight about the wonderful world of wedding gowns.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

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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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

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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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

Holli Ehrlich hosts a Special Edition Meet the Masters  - The Bendel Bride
Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen from Wedding Podcast Network (WPN) are on location to cover events in the world of weddings where you can listen to original and inspiring wedding-related information on-demand.  You are invited to be part of the excitement and hear wedding trends and insider tips from top experts.  Today's special event:  The Bendel Bride.

We are LIVE at Henri Bendel - a unique shopping environment that represents youthful New York glamour at its finest.  This is no ordinary bridal show.  We guarantee the interviews you hear will inspire you while planning your fashionable wedding.  

Meredith Levy and Tara Mandy, founders & editors BFF Bridal.com, an online publication and high-end consultancy for chic city brides, discuss their top picks for the bride and the bridal party.  They talk about Henri Bendel custom monogramming, Cosabella lingerie, Haviana flip flops and many more personalized gifts for you and your guests.  I especially enjoyed our chat about Chanel No. 5.  Experts Meredith and Tara have great taste with a talent for spotting emerging trends.

Michelle Rago, wedding planner and author Signature Weddings: Creating a Day Uniquely Your Own, discusses The Three S's. You'll have to tune in to find out what her favorite three components are when starting to plan your wedding.  Michelle Rago has creative ideas that will help you personalize your day.

Rebecca Grinnals, expert consultant to the wedding and honeymoon industry, talks about the wonderful reasons to have your destination wedding and honeymoon on the romantic Cayman Islands located just an hour south of Miami.  Learn about the on-island professionals that will help take the stress out of your planning. Grand Cayman, and its Sister Islands Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, each offer a unique Caribbean wedding experience.  

Teril Turner, Director of Marketing at Henri Bendel talks about the Henri Bendel experience.  Teril highlights the products and services Bendel's can provide that a traditional bridal store or department can not.  Learn some history about this extraordinary boutique and what Henri Bendel offers a stylish bride. 

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Henri Bendel website

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

Meet the Masters Special Edition with the Event DV 25 -  the Top Wedding Videographers in the Country
This special edition of Meet the Masters could very well change the way couples planning their wedding think about how to best document it forever.  Event DV Magazine is the leading publication for the wedding videography industry.  For the second year in a row it has named the top 25 videographers working today.  I was thrilled to have been named to this distinguished list twice.

I invited the 24 others named to this list to get together (virtually) to share over 200 years of combined experience in weddings.  I was lucky to have the opportunity to interview 14 of the 24 in an unprecedented call-in show.

Wedding videographers have a very unique perspective on weddings and are some of the best experts in the wedding planning process.  Listen in as these wedding professionals share their video expertise as well as their best wedding planning advice.  This show is truly groundbreaking.  You might want to listen twice.

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Here are the links to the videographers who participated in the show.

Chris Watson from Watson Videography  website
Brett Culp from The CVP Experience website
Laura Randall from from Edit 1 Media website
David Robin from David Robin Films website
John Goolsby from Cannon Video Productions website
LaDonna Moore of LaDonna Visual Artistry website
Alan Nauman of Memory Vision website
Trisha Von Lankin from Picture This Productions website
Hal Slifer Video Productions website
Chris Chibucos of FurlaVision Video Productions website
Natalie Neal from Glass Slipper Productions website
Mike Jensen of Jensen Wedding Films website
Dave Williams of DVideography website
Steve Fowler of VIDEOEXPERTS website
Robert Allen Videojournalist website

Here are the links to the members of the Event DV 25 that could not make the interview.

Loi Banh Blue Core Media website
Ken Ehrhart of Summit Productions website
Glen Elliott Videography website
Jason Magbanua Videography website
Laura & Steve Moses Vantage Point Productions website
Mike Nelson  Remember When Videos website
Kathy & Al Ritondo Personal Touch Video website
Danny Sayson Video Productions website
Randy Stubbs Silver Star Enterprises website
Jeff & Andee Wright Blue Skies Cinema website

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

Meet the Masters with Osnat Gad, author of the book "Wedding Rings"

Osnat Gad has been a renowned leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of wedding rings for more than 25 years.  She wrote a wonderful book called Wedding Rings where history and romance comes together.  Osnat tells us how she got interested in jewelry design and shares her personal design philosophy about the perfect symbol of eternal love.  The precious circle signifies love has no beginning and no end.  The ring symbolizes unity and your commitment to marriage.

Find out where the first known exchange of rings as objects of love took place.  We discuss the evolution of the wedding ring and how this tradition got started.  Are wedding rings viewed differently today?  Listen and find out.

Every culture interprets the placement of the ring in its own way.  One longstanding tradition is that the wedding ring is worn on the third finger of the left hand.  Hear more about this custom here and around the world.

Osnat discusses different metal and stone options.  We find out more about gold and platinum.  We ask Osnat when diamonds came into style as bridal jewelry.  Learn more about yellow diamonds, a personal favorite of Osnat's.

This is an important time for communication.  Osnat recommends how couples should shop for engagement and wedding rings.  The guy isn't sure what you really want yet wants to please.  Is it okay to tell your boyfriend what you like and don't like?

Osnat shares great ideas how to adorn your personal style.  Do you want to engrave your ring with a name, a special date, a pet name or private message?  Have you considered stackable rings?  Ever hear about a torture ring?  What better way to celebrate your continuing commitment you have to one another than with an anniversary ring?

You will want to make sure your rings fit for a lifetime.  Be realistic.  Osnat tells us that your finger size may change and the possibility of re-sizing.  How should you clean your rings?  What if a diamond is loose?  Osnat has great practical advice.

Osnat's best expert advice: Hear each other.  Learn to share.  Wedding rings are the most personal gifts between two people in love.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

Meet the Masters Special Edition from the New York Magazine's Weddings Showcase
This edition of Meet the Masters takes us to the New York Magazine Wedding Showcase.

The Showcase is a fabulous gathering of top wedding talent to inspire your dream wedding.  We speak to some of the top wedding professionals  working today.  They share their expertise and insight to help you in your wedding planning.

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We feature the following experts in this episode:

Denise Penny, Managing Editor of New York Weddings Magazine visit the website
Weddings and lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie. Click here to visit his website
Celebrity wedding planner, Marcy Blum. Visit Marcy's website
Wedding expert and blogger, Anne Chertoff.  Visit Anne's blog.
Wedding cake diva, Sylvia Weinstock. Check out her website.
Cocktails expert, Kristine Kaufman Ford from Stirrings. Here is the website
Richard Gellman from Tourneau.  Here is the Tourneau website.
Aubree Smith, Creative Director of GroomGroove.com website
Wedding cake designer and visionary Ron Ben-Israel. Visit Ron's website

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 12:44am EST

Meet the Masters with Monica Hickey

Many a bride has a fantasy of looking like a princess on her wedding day.   Wedding Podcast Network had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the legendary Monica Hickey who has presided over the most prestigious bridal salons and boutiques here and abroad.  Brides have trusted Monica and her advice.  Now it's your turn to have an inside visit with our featured Master - Monica Hickey, fashion leader of bridal dressing.

Monica Hickey started her bridal career in 1967 at Henri Bendel in NYC. Under the seven year management of Miss Hickey, the Henri Bendel Bridal Salon became the number one destination for the most discerning and famous brides.  She discovered her true passion for fashion design and the pleasure of working with brides seeking a dress they really love. Miss Hickey then went to Bergdorf Goodman where she had her own department named "The Bridal World of Monica Hickey." 

Monica has traveled the world and has inspired the design of the wedding dress. Saks Fifth Avenue and Kleinfeld have also been home to Monica's creativity and expert fashion direction.  In fact, the famous Vera Wang came to Monica while she was at Saks and picked her wedding gown.  Monica also gives us an inside look into Princess Diana's choice of wedding gown.  Was it the right dress for a Princess?

Despite the passing of time, styles and fashions, Monica tells us that all brides search for the perfect dress. From the 60's to now times have changed. Society and fashion is reflected in the bride's choices.  Monica Hickey is the quintessence of trust and honesty.  The integrity of the advice must be true.  She has committed herself to the happiness and beauty of brides and gives her point of view with class and style. What's the best advice Monica has to offer? Tune in and find out.


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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

Meet the Masters with Nicholas Daeppen, Managing Director Tentation Potel and Chabot New York

Tentation Potel & Chabot is a global catering company with offices in Paris, Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Robert Allen interviews Nicolas Daeppen in the NYC office, a boutique off-premise caterer.  Regardless of scope or location, Tentation Potel & Chabot can produce an intimate reception or tend to the details of a large, ceremonial wedding.

Nicolas was trained at the Lausanne Hotel Management School in Lausanne, Switzerland.  He came to the US in 1986 and started his career in the food and beverage industry.  He has held executive positions at the Swissotel New York, The Drake, Millenium Broadway and the Hotel Nikko San Francisco. He was General Manager and Vice President of Operations at the Helmsley Park Lane. At Tentation he combines personal service and gourmet cuisine with international style.

Nicolas tells us that your wedding can be shaped exactly the way you want.  Their philosophy is to build an experience to remember. Your personality will generate ideas.  What are your favorite foods?  restaurants?  wines?  travel adventures?  What are your ethnic backgrounds? cultures?  This fact finding process helps design a menu of distinctive food and wines.  If you are a food lover that thinks out of the box then this may be a creative alternative.

What are the current trends?  Prefer a tasting menu or family style?  Stations?  What are the benefits of off-site catering?  Time needed to plan?  Are there last minute challenges?  Special requests?  All these questions and more are answered. 

Nicolas's advice to couples...find the right caterer to match your needs.  Personality and passion is key.  Spend time with the couple and take care of them. 

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

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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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 7:15am EST

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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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 11:36am EST

MTM Special Edition Getting Married in Philadelphia This special edition of Meet the Masters takes us to Philadelphia where we talk with five top wedding experts in the City of Brotherly Love.  Philadelphia is home to many cultural institutions, historical attractions, shopping, athletic and leisure activities. A weekend full of memories awaits.

Our first stop takes us to the offices of Philadelpia Magazine's Elegant Wedding where we sat down with Editor Carrie Denny.  Carrie talks about the 10th anniversary issue of the magazine.   She discusses some of the wonderful landmark venues to have wedding receptions in Philadelphia.  We also talk about some of the other articles in the issue including great photo locations and how to choose flowers for day and night weddings.

Next we talk with Daniel Briones Director of Catering at The Four Seasons Hotel.  Daniel shares his years of wedding experience and gives his advice on starting the wedding planning process.  We talk about current table designs and some unique food choices for cocktail receptions.  The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia is a beautiful setting to have an outdoor wedding ceremony in Center City Philadelphia.

Music is a critical component of any wedding celebration.  That is why we took the time to talk with Carmen Tomassetti of CTO World Entertainment Productions at his studio in Manayunk, PA.  Carmen, CEO, Event Music Producer, shared valuable information on making the right choices when booking music for your wedding.  We dispell some of the myths concerning what you need musically for your wedding.

Our next stop was the magnificent Ritz-Carlton Hotel right in the center of Philadelphia. The Ritz-Carlton is a breathtaking building that is a replica of the Pantheon in Rome.  We had a chance to speak with Director of Public Relations Molly Rothgery who tells us about creating a custom-designed city wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia.  A Ritz-Carlton wedding is an experience you will never forget.

Finally we sit down with one of the top wedding planners in the Philadelphia area. Mark Kingsdorf of The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants has years of experience planning weddings.  Having started in the business as a chef Mark has a unique perspective on planning a successful wedding.  Mark is a featured consultant on The Style Network's hot wedding show Whose Wedding is it Anyway?.  Mark is an expert at dealing with wedding planning pressures.  He shares some of the best wedding advice I have heard recently.  He also talks about his involvement with a special program called "Let Them Eat Cake", a wedding cake competition that raises money for breast cancer research.

This is the first of many special editions that will focus on regional wedding experts.  If you would like your city featured on un upcoming show let us know.  Send us an email or call our listener line at 800.882.1259.

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Philadelphia Magazine's Elegant Wedding website
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia website
CTO World Entertainment Productions website
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Philadelphia website
The Queen of Hearts Wedding Consultants website


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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

Meet the Masters with Kathy Nenneker Editor of Los Angeles Weddings Magazine In this episode of Meet the Masters I get to speak with the Editor of Los Angeles Weddings Magazine Kathy Nenneker.

Listen as Kathy discusses how California weddings are unlike weddings anywhere else. We talk about how California brides are not bound by tradition and plan weddings anywhere that suits their personal style from an artists' loft to a wedding on the beach.   Kathy talks about how wedding gown designer Monique Lhuillier designs her gowns for the California bride and what styles are most popular.  We also discuss having a destination wedding in California.

We find out how to have a permanent wedding bouquet.  Krislyn Floral Couture can design a bouquet that will last forever.  You can read more about it in the current issue.

Kathy also shares with us her top tips for anyone getting married.  She discusses everything from how to get started planning your wedding to dealing with your future in-laws.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 8:06am EST

Meet the Masters with destination wedding expert Rebecca Grinnals

One of the hottest trends is destination weddings.  We have one of the most knowledgable experts in the business Rebecca Grinnals. Robert Allen had the opportunity recently to interview Rebecca in Orlando, Florida.

Rebecca shares with us how she was influenced as a young girl by the world of weddings.  Rebecca takes us through all of the important aspects of planning the perfect destination wedding and enlightens us with some interesting statistics.  Find out how to get the most out of using the internet to plan the details.  She discusses how the planning process differs for a wedding that takes place away from home.

We answer many of the important questions:

What are my choices for a destination wedding?  How do I maximize my budget?  How many site visits do I need?  Should I use a travel agent?  How much time do I need to plan?  How do I find the right wedding consultant?  Does my destination have to take place at a big resort?  Is renting a villa an option?  Do I need to entertain my guests?  Who is responsible for paying?  Does the honeymoon have to be at the same place as the wedding?

Rebecca Grinnals is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on the business of Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. She is the Founder and President of wedding and honeymoon industry consulting firm, Engaging Concepts, Inc. based in Celebration, FL and the Chairman of the Caribbean Wedding Association. Rebecca is a sought after industry consultant and trend expert. She has been a featured guest on CBS The Early Show, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, "Weddings of a LIFETIME," CNBC and on Meet the Masters on The Wedding Podcast Network.

Prior to creating Engaging Concepts and the Caribbean Wedding Association, Rebecca co-founded Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons for The Walt Disney Company, and spent ten years developing the concept into an unprecedented success.

Recently Rebecca worked with renowned wedding planner, Marcy Blum on Billy Joel's wedding at his Long Island estate and also with wedding design guru Preston Bailey on Donald Trump's wedding at Mar-a-lago.

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Sandals Resorts website
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Marry Caribbean website
Island Brides website
Cayman Islands website

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 2:49pm EST

Meet the Masters with David Reinhard Events.

In this MTM podcast get to speak with a pair of Masters.  Ann David and Nicky Reinhard are two of the top wedding planners in the country.  They share with us their years of experience in planning weddings.  Learn from Ann and Nicky some of the things you need to know when working with a wedding planner.  How best to establish a budget and remain realistic in planning your wedding.  They talk about how personalities play an important role in choosing your wedding vendors.  We also discuss how to best involve the groom in the wedding planning process, and we talk about the latest trend in wedding receptions.  We discuss the wedding that they did for Erica and Geraldo Rivera.  From the special grooms cake that Erica did for Geraldo to how they dealt with the paparazzi.  They also did the wedding of Elizabeth Vargas and Marc Cohn which was an intimate wedding for 80 guests in Manhattan.

DAVID REINHARD EVENTS is a boutique event planning firm established by Ann David and Nicky Reinhard in 2000. Their strength is their young, fresh attitude towards event planning, paired with years of experience and a desire to offer personal service in producing special events. To visit their website click here.

  

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

Meet the Masters with John Mahdessian of Madame Paulette This Meet the Masters podcast is with John Mahdessian of Madame Paulette.  Founded on the principle of excellence 50 years ago, Madame Paulette has achieved the status of being the finest worldwide couture cleaner. They have preserved the gowns of Melania Trump, Princess Diana, Madonna, Barbara Walters, Jennifer Lopez and Brittney Spears.  They are the choice of the top wedding gown designers such as Vera Wang, Amsale, Gucci, Valentino and Versace.

John shares with us his years of experience in the science of preserving wedding gowns.  From the very first steps everyone needs to know about how to preserve their wedding gown to how to save thousands of dollars on designer wedding gowns.

John teaches us about the 3 basic groups of stains when dealing with fine fabrics.  Do you know what to do if you spill red wine on your wedding gown?  John does and he shares that information with our listeners.  He tells us about the process involved when a bride sends their wedding gown in to Madame Paulette.  He explains to us the steps to take when sending your gown to be cleaned and how it should be packed.

Madame Paulette has an exclusive offer for our listeners.  Just mention that you heard this podcast on The Wedding Podcast Network for free shipping and a $75.00 discount on their services. 

If you are wearing a wedding gown to your wedding then you can't afford to miss this fascinating podcast.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

Meet the Masters with Sylvia Weinstock Wedding Cake Designer Meet the Masters welcomes wedding cake designer Sylvia Weinstock. She has been called the wedding cake diva and the Leonardo DaVinci of wedding cakes. Sylvia Weinstock is probably one of the most well known wedding personalities in the business. I had the chance to speak with Sylvia about everything from when to serve the cake to picking the best fillings for your wedding cake. Your wedding cake will inevitably be one of the focal points of your wedding reception. Not only does it need to be beautiful but needs to be delicious as well. Sylvia has priceless advice about how to choose the cake that will fit your style and taste. People are amazed at the beautiful sugar flowers that her talented staff creates for each of her wedding cakes. Most people that see these cakes can't believe that those flowers are make of sugar. If you want to have the most amazing wedding cake for your wedding then you must visit the Sylvia Weinstock website

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

Meet the Masters with Jewelry Designer Bruce Pucciarello from Novell In this Meet the Masters show I have the chance to speak with jewelry designer Bruce Pucciarello from Novell Design Studio. We covered many topics in this podcast including; choosing a reasonable spending budget, selecting a diamond, qualities of popular metals, hints for proper sizing and much more. There are so many choices out there when it comes to choosing wedding jewelry, Bruce helps us sort out the choices by sharing his years of expertise in jewelry design. This podcast is for everyone planning a wedding who wants to make the right choice when choosing their wedding jewelry. To visit their website and find out how you can see their designs click here

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 11:28am EST

The WPN Podcast  Live from Kleinfeld Bridal This podcast was recorded live at the Mecca of all bridal salons, Kleinfeld. We were invited in to the most well known bridal salon in the country Kleinfeld Bridal to record our podcast. We bring to you conversations with brides, parents of the bride, as well as wedding gown designers and the owner of Kleinfelds. The salon was electric when we arrived on Saturday morning as hundreds of brides in all states of wedding gown planning arrived at Kleinfelds. Brides were eager to speak with us about their wedding gown search. We spoke to parents of a bride who were there with their daughter for her first fitting. Hear her dad's reaction to seeing his little girl in her wedding gown for the very first time. We also have a chance to speak with wedding gown designers Amarildine from Paris. We also have a conversation with Canadian gown designer Justina McCaffrey. We were then joined by the owner of Kleinfeld Bridal Mara Urshel who shared her insight into choosing the right wedding gown. This is the podcast to listen to if you are looking to choose the right gown for your wedding. If you would like to send us feedback Click Here Don't forget to sign up for our mailing list by clicking here Thanks for listening.
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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 7:57pm EST

Meet the Masters with Preston Bailey

Since I started shooting weddings in the late 80's I have always been fascinated by how floral designers were able to create such beautiful flower arrangements. Then I had the pleasure of working with Preston Bailey who brought my appreciation to a whole new level. To say that Preston Bailey is a floral designer is like saying Pavarotti is a just a singer. Preston Bailey's work in my opinion is magical. I have been lucky enough to work with Preston Bailey on many weddings over the years and I am always amazed at his talent. No one I know can create floral master pieces the way he can. His work truly takes your breath away. When Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones wanted to celebrate the magical moments in their lives, Preston was their first call. I had the chance to interview Preston Bailey in his studio loft in New York City for this podcast. Preston shared with me his philosophy about wedding planning and design. He gives great advice on flower choices, color and texture. Preston describes his choices for particular flowers for many styles of wedding.

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Meet the Masters Interviews with Wedding Consultants Part 2 This is part 2 of the interview series with wedding consultants recorded in New York City. This part consists of 4 interviews with the wedding consultants. They share their expertise in wedding planning with us. From ways to save money on weddings to the latest trends in wedding design. 

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

Meet the Masters with Photographer Phil Cantor

Photographer Phil Cantor is one of the most influential wedding photographers in New Jersey-New York area. Innovative and artistic, Phil's candid style, is marked by dynamic composition and a photojournalist's eye. A professional photographer for over 20 years, Phil is known for his ability to capture the essence of an event, while remaining unobtrusive. "Weddings are such a milestone," he says, "and for the photographer it is a combination of intimate moments and grand gestures."

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

Meet the Masters with Allan Janoff of The Crystal Plaza

Listen to an informative interview with catering veteran Allan Janoff of the Crystal Plaza in Livingston New Jersey. We discuss some important things to remember when looking for a location for your wedding. The Crystal Plaza is one of the premier wedding locations in the Northeast. Listen as Allan shares his knowledge of wedding celebrations. Visit the Crystal Plaza online at Crystal Plaza. Your questions and comments are always welcome. Email Us

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 10:01pm EST

I had the chance to interview wedding consultants in New York City. They were attending a weekend long seminar. This is part 1. There are 5 interviews in this podcast. The consultants shared lots of information about what they do. I made sure to ask all of them to tell me what was in their wedding day emergency kits. Even if you decide to go without a wedding consultant the information that they shared was very valuable to all brides and grooms planning their wedding.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

Meet the Masters with Laura Geller Makeup Artist I had a chance to interview world renowned make-up artist Laura Geller. Laura Geller is the founder and creative force behind Laura Geller Make-Up Studios- one of the most successful makeup studios in New York City. Laura has appeared on national TV shows on the CBS, NBC, AMC networks, as well as the Discovery Channel. She has worked with todays hottest stars, such as Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, Jodi Foster , Joy Behar, Debra Norville, Judy Licht, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Christie Hefner, Caroline Rhea and Bruce Springsteen. In this interview Laura takes us through everything you need to know about wedding day make-up. From tips on skin care to things you need to do in the days before your wedding. To contact Laura visit her website and watch Laura on the QVC Network.

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Category:Meet the Masters -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Meet the Masters with Wedding cake designer Ron Ben-Israel Ron Ben-Israel is one of the most well known wedding cake designers in the world. I had the chance to interview Ron in his bakery in SOHO New York. Ron talks about his phiosophy on wedding cakes. We discuss color, shape and flavor. Ron takes us through the process of picking the right cake for your wedding. We also talk about groom's cakes such as the one he designed for Geraldo Rivera. You can visit Ron's website at www.weddingcakes.com or call him at 212-625-3369.

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