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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This show is brought to you by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists

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Badgley Mischka website
Rivini website
Claire Pettibone website
Reem Acra website
Anne Barge website
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