We are giving away 2 tickets to the Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party valued at $75, The event takes place on Sunday, January 27th at Gotham Hall in New York City.   The Wedding Party is decked out with special presentations, over a hundred wedding vendors, and panels of event speakers, including Editorial Director, Darcy Miller, of Martha Stewart Weddings.  Enter today to win.  You can come back and get more entries every day.  Contest ends on Friday January 25 at midnight.  Good luck.

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Holli Ehrlich interviews Anna Wilson, Atlantis VP Wedding & Special Affairs and Kristin Vining, owner of Weddings and the City.  They talk about their partnership creating a series of digital wedding look books and what’s special about a destination wedding at the Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  You can download the books @ loveatlantis.com.

 

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Mindy Weiss, celebrity wedding planner, is LIVE at David’s Bridal in NYC. Based in Beverly Hills, Mindy is the owner & principle planner/designer of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants. She is the author of the bestselling book The Wedding Book: The Big Book for Your Big Day and just released a new book The Wedding Planner & Organizer.

Mindy Weiss and Holli Ehrlich

In this episode of Meet the Masters Holli Ehrlich interviews Mindy on how to have a successful event.  How can a wedding reflect your personal style?  Where should you save?  splurge?  How can you stay sane through the planning process?  Mindy shares creative ideas and tips plus hear some details about her son’s wedding too!

David’s Bridal
Mindy Weiss

 

 

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Valerie and Larry were granted their wish and had a beautiful Fall wedding at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ.  This special couple talk about their wonderful experience working with their Wish Upon a Wedding NJ/NY Metro Chapter dream team.  The wedding vendors are proud to donate their services to couples that face terminal illness.  Congratulations Valerie and Larry!

The wish granters seen in this video are:

Venue & Catering – Park Avenue Club

Wedding Officiant- April Beer

Event Planning – A Divine Affair

Photographers – Rita Rojas-Sullivan & Erin H

DJ/MC – Instinctive DJ’s

To read more about Valerie and Larry’s wedding check out the Wish Upon a Wedding blog here

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In today’s episode, Rachel Russo, Dating, Relationship & Image Coach and Marriage Educator, interviews three specialists who work with brides – a nutritionist, a hairstylist, and a makeup artist.  They share their insight to help women deal with their need to look perfect on their wedding day.  The advice provided is not just for brides-to-be, but also for their fiancés, many of whom just don’t understand a partner’s strong need for dieting, exercising, grooming, or the endless search for “the” dress.  Both sexes are aware of shows like Say Yes To The Dress, Shedding For The Wedding, and Bridezillas that reinforce the idea of the importance of the wedding day, but do they recognize the pressure around maintaining appearances and how it can put serious strain on a relationship?

It does NOT have to be this way! Rachel and her special guests provide empathy and hope for both parties by informing listeners that they aren’t alone with their image-related concerns. You will learn that there are smart solutions to creating and maintaining your image in a healthy way so it does not affect your relationship.  And, sometimes it’s as simple as planning ahead and managing expectations. Read More→
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Meet the Masters with Susan Schneider

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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Susan Schneider has over ten years experience as executive editor of Bridal Guide, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride magazines. She decided to leave magazines to pursue writing and cover everything wedding, from fashion to flowers to food to stationery.  She especially enjoys writing true-life wedding stories.

In today’s episode Holli Ehrlich interviews Susan about her first novel, The Wedding Writer. The book draws on Susan’s expertise as a wedding writer and her day-to-day contribution to the business of bridal.  They discuss the wonderful characters and their dreams and dilemmas.  Susan pulls aside the gossamer veil and shows real women – married, single, divorced – and their real lives behind it all.  The novel puts a genuine and humorous spin on the crazy business of wedding magazine publishing.  Susan also talks about the high expectations everyone has of weddings and gives her best advice on what to focus on when planning your life celebration.

Susan’s website

Susan’s blog The Wedding Writer Speaks

Get Susan’s book here The Wedding Writer

 

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Wedding Podcast Network welcomes Rachel Russo, Dating, Relationship & Image Coach and Marriage Educator, as the new host of Lovecast.  Rachel has counseled hundreds of men and women, singles and couples, who value love and marriage as much as she does and are ready to transform their lives to find it and keep it.  Her mission is to parlay beauty and love into the lives of people everywhere by redesigning the ways we date and marry.  Rachel is a contributing editor and advice specialist for Your Tango, Stage of Life, Commitment.US.com and is Miss New York on 3six5dates, a reality dating blog.

In today’s episode Rachel interviews Todd Outcalt, author of Before You Say I Do,  Important Questions for Couples to Ask Before Marriage. This insightful book has over 300 practical questions prospective spouses should ask each other about life-plans, education, careers, values and beliefs, sex, children, past relationships, money, and running a household.  These questions will help a couple start talking about issues that are most important to deepen their relationship for a lifetime of marriage.

Todd, a United Methodist pastor, has counseled hundreds of couples before marriage and officiated at nearly an equal number of weddings. He has conducted workshops on marriage and parenting, and has led seminars on the premarital relationship.  He says in his book “it is much more difficult to have a marriage than a wedding.  Anyone can organize a wedding, but not everyone can have a long and happy marriage.  A wedding takes planning.  Marriage requires hard work.”

Time for some focused listening.  What are the most important topics a couple should discuss before marriage?  How can couples improve their communication skills?  What topics do couples avoid talking about?  How can you initiate uncomfortable conversations?  Can sharing too much backfire?  What are some common issues engaged couples need to work on before they tie the knot?  How can friends and family share their true thoughts and feelings during your engagement?  What is a major threat to creating and maintaining a great marriage in modern society and what can couples do about it?  What are the best marriages made of?  Todd and Rachel address these provocative questions so every bride and groom can learn more about themselves, each other and marriage in order to strengthen the foundation of their relationship.

Todd’s Between Pages blog here

Get Todd’s books here
Before You Say I Do, Revised: Important Questions for Couples to Ask Before Marriage

Rachel’s website

Rachel’s blog

More with Rachel on the following websites:

Your Tango

Commitment.US.com

Stage of Life

3six5dates

Rachel on Facebook

Follow Rachel on Twitter here

Subscribe to Rachel’s Labels & Love Newsletter here

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You found your partner for life, are happily married, and looked great walking down the aisle.  Fast forward to your first anniversary and you realize you let yourself go.  You are more loved and more secure than ever yet feel unattractive to your spouse.  Why do women and men gain weight after marriage?  What are the dangers and effects of gaining weight during the first years of marriage?  What healthy habits can you incorporate into your routine that can prevent those extra pounds?

In this episode Ellen Goldman, founder EnerGcoaching, will motivate and empower you and your partner to work as a team to stay fit for a successful married life.  Ellen, a Professional Wellness Coach with over twenty years experience in the health, wellness and fitness industry, offers practical advice to help you conquer your challenges and live a happy, healthy, energetic and satisfying lifestyle.

 

Ellen Goldman’s EnerGcoaching website

Get Ellen’s free audio to Mastering the Inner Game of Weight Loss here

More healthy lifestyle tips here

 

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Diane Wagner is a successful NYC floral and event designer specializing in weddings.  Her work has been showcased throughout the country and featured in national publications and on network television.  She has authored two books:  Victoria Flower Style and Beautiful Wedding Flowers.  In today’s episode Holli Ehrlich interviews Diane about the versatility of flowers for any celebration.

Diane discusses choosing flowers by color and matching to your mood and venue.  You will learn how to start your search for a florist and what questions you need to ask.  Hear unique ways to personalize your wedding and how to carry a floral theme from boutonnieres to centerpieces.  Where should a bride splurge? save?  What if you have allergies?  What should you do with the flowers after the big day is over?  Plus learn the significance and symbolism of botanical elements such as the avenue of maple trees and sprig of myrtle in Kate’s bouquet at the Royal Wedding.  Diane feels every woman should be a princess on her wedding day!

Diane’s website

Diane’s Blog Floral Whisperer

American “Will & Kate” Married on “The View”

Ron Ben-Israel

Total Table

The Original Runner Company

The Horticultural Society of New York Annual Floral Design Showcase

Diane’s Books
Victoria Flower Style: Arrangements for Every Occasion

Beautiful Wedding Flowers: More than 300 Corsages, Bouquets, and Centerpieces

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Live from the Isaac Mizrahi Showroom in NYC, Holli Ehrlich, Wedding Podcast Network, interviews Isaac, award winning fashion designer and television personality, about his bridal collection exclusively for The Aisle New York.  Six wedding dresses are available made-to-measure and made-to-order to achieve a custom fit.  Isaac tells us what sets his wedding collection apart from others and how he wants a bride to feel when wearing one of his wedding gowns.  What’s Isaac’s favorite color and flower?  You’ll have to watch to find out.

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