Thu, 31 August 2006
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.
Here are the links mentioned in the show.
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
To subscribe to the Meet the Masters podcast click here
To listen to this podcast click here
Thanks for listening.