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.

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

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Bridal Scene show #15 with hosts Holli Ehrlich and Robert Allen In this Bridal Scene we share a podsafe song called In My Heart by singer/songwriter Beatrice Ericsson.  Beatrice has been singing in all kinds of bands, choirs and groups and has worked as a demo and background singer.  She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

We are happy to introduce you to a new contributor to our network, make-up artist and lifestyle beauty expert, Jessica Liebeskind.  Jessica has appeared on numerous television shows and has been featured in national and international publications.  Her philosophy is simple:  Jessica celebrates individualized beauty, helping women to look like themselves while enhancing their best features.  Jessica shares her thoughts on wedding day make-up and how to embrace your own self of style.

We talk with Fran Hansen, founder of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.  Fran worked in the bridal business for 27 years.  Their mission is to provide an opportunity for breast cancer patients to have a dream or wish fulfilled by providing a special time with their families.  Brides Against Breast Cancer is their largest fundraiser.  There are gown sale events nationwide.  The Wedding Podcast Network is the only place on the internet you can hear Fran's personal story.  She truly is a woman who makes a difference.  Check out our website's We Support page to find out more about Brides Against Breast Cancer.

Do you know the best way to pack and keep things fresh?  How about a quick way to deal with stains on the wedding day?  We bring you firsthand expert advice from Lindsey Wieber and Gwen Whiting, co-founders of the THE LAUNDRESS.  Valuing the importance of properly cared for clothing and home linens these entrepreneurs designed and developed The Laundress product collection to create a luxurious experience for a necessary domestic chore.  Their uniquely developed fragrances of Cedar, Baby, Lady and Classic are fabulous!

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Beatrice Ericsson's website
Jessica Liebeskind's website 
Brides Against Breast Cancer website
The Laundress  website

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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.

This Meet the Masters is full of great information. 

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Here are the links we discuss in the show:

Los Angeles Weddings Magazine website
Wedding gown designer Monique Lhuillier website
Krisly Floral Couture website

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