Author Archive for Wedding Podcast Network – Page 2

Darcy Miller, Editorial Director Martha Stewart Weddings, hosts the best events in town with a cast of bridal all-stars including cake master Sylvia Weinstock and caterer Peter Callahan. What’s a party without some bubbly by Chandon? Darcy tells Holli Ehrlich, Wedding Podcast Network, about Isaac Mizrahi’s wedding collection, handbags and jewelry only available on the luxury e-commerce site The Aisle New York. Hear about the candy bridal shower Darcy hosted for Lauren Dylan, owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC, featured on page 252 in the Summer 2011 issue. It’s all about the details at Martha Stewart Weddings and Darcy shares some terrific ideas you can incorporate into your big day.

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Meet New York Times bestselling author and mother Susan and her writer daughter Elizabeth.  They co-wrote How I Planned Your Wedding, The All-True Story of a Mother and Daughter Surviving the Happiest Day of Their Lives. Your show host Holli Ehrlich LOVED this heart warming book and hopes that every mother daughter (and son) tunes in to today’s episode of Here Come the Moms to hear their valuable wisdom and voice of reason.

Elizabeth starts the book with, “I was born to be a bride.”  Susan says, “Does anybody actually dream about being the MOTHER of the bride?”  They are extraordinarily close and relive fond memories about their journey including how they handle their differences with mutual respect and love.  They talk about Dave, Elizabeth’s husband, and the importance of working on your wedding as a couple.  A big white dress is a big white dress, bridesmaids and friendship, investing in a wedding planner, photographer and videographer, how to treat each other and being grateful is all part of this podcast.

Susan and Elizabeth share their feelings, values, apprehension and excitement.  They share their reality and common sense of wedding planning.  Most of the experience is universal.  Ultimately you want to feel respected, listened to and accepting of your plans and this mother daughter duo deliver great ideas, decisions and lessons learned.

Get the book here

How I Planned Your Wedding website

Susan’s website

Elizabeth’s blog

Resources mentioned in the show:

Event Planner: Good Taste Events website

Photographer: Yvonne Wong website

Videographer: Cabfare Productions website

Dress: I DO Bridal website

Venue: Ceremony:: Court in the Square website

Reception: Pan Pacific Hotel website

Blogs mentioned:

Snippet and Ink

Style Me Pretty

Wedding Bee


Robert Allen’s guest on this Meet the Masters is Patti Stracher, Show Manager of the National Stationery Show (NSS).  Patti acts as the event planner of the largest annual trade show where stationers and gift retailers from across the country and around the world come to see the latest trends in specialty paper to purchase for their stores.

The NSS is a key resource for the weddings industry, particularly in the custom social stationery, invitations and lifestyle gift categories.  Nine hundred companies will exhibit their glorious products in all price points, techniques, materials, and packaging.  This event is NOT open to brides, but professional event planners are welcome and can check out the program and registration information below.

No two couples are alike; therefore, no two invitation ensembles will ever be either.  The wedding invitation is your first opportunity to express joy, inject personality and a sense of the event into your wedding correspondence.  Patti discusses paper as the ultimate medium for personal expression versus email invitations & online purchases which are often transactional and one dimensional.

Today’s bride often begins her search digitally to get a feel for the variety of invitation design options available, the companies that specialize in wedding invitations, the various printing techniques and price points.  Absent from this is the most important part of the decision, which is the experience of seeing the samples in person – touching and feeling them.

Brides need to understand that developing a relationship with a local wedding stationer for their event is very important.  The retailer becomes a consultant, a partner – and often a friend.  The discussion often begins with getting to know you and your vision for the wedding.   Understanding ways to add flair and other unique elements takes knowledge and experience. The retailer can offer ideas and guidance on design types of printing, paper stock, timing for mailing, issues of etiquette and wording for the invites.

The 65th annual National Stationery Show® (NSS) is on May 15-18, 2011 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The NSS attracts a diverse global attendance of 11,000 buyers from stationery, card and gift shops; bookstores; bridal shops; party stores; department, chain and specialty stores; large chains and “big box” mass retailers; online retailers and mail order catalogs; as well as importers and distributors.

National Stationery Show

NSS 2011 Buyer Education Program

NSS Registration Information (note: not for brides, wedding professionals and trade only)

Patti’s blog post on The 21st Century Bride website

GLM dmg events

Companies mentioned in today’s episode:

Crane & Co.

William Arthur

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White by Vera Wang only at David’s Bridal

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Renowned wedding gown designer Vera Wang and Bob Huth, President & CEO David’s Bridal chat with Caroline Flagler, SVP Strategic Merchandising Initiatives David’s Bridal about their exclusive partnership and introduce White by Vera Wang bridal gowns and accessories. The debut collection is comprised of 12 styles priced between $600-$1,400.  White by Vera Wang evokes femininity, romance and sophistication using a palette of soft white, ivory, blush and champagne.

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Exquisitely detailed headpieces and dimensional sashes help to create a bride’s individual style.  Coming soon the collection will expand to offer bridesmaid dresses and shoes.  Vera Wang brings her creative vision and great design aesthetic to many more women that dream of wearing a Vera Wang wedding gown.  With more than 50 years of experience dressing women for life’s special occasions, David’s Bridal recognizes the importance of providing women everywhere with fashionable White by Vera Wang designs at an outstanding value.

David’s Bridal website

Vera Wang website

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Why are so many dieters destined to regain lost weight or never lose anything at all?  You watch what you eat, cut down on fat, control your carbs and exercise religiously.  You even resist Ben & Jerry’s without a problem!  Today’s Wedding Workout expert will share ten reasons your body is not behaving plus recommend what you need to do to have a slimmer body.

Sherry Granader is a passionate health and wellness consultant, sports nutritionist, national speaker and spokesperson who educates about the benefits of good nutrition to live a healthier and longer life.  Sherry has authored 2 cookbooks: “Eat Right, Feel Good, Lose Weight, Have Fun – You won’t be hungry!” and the bestseller “Soy You Wanna Lose Weight?”.  She has also authored a third book on nutrition and wellness called “Throw out the Diet, Not the Food”.   Sherry’s first episode of Wedding Workout talks about ways to Alkalize and Energize for Great Sex.

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Bernadette Coveney Smith, gay wedding expert, is the visionary owner of 14 Stories, the nation’s first firm specializing in creating legal gay and lesbian weddings.  Bernadette recently celebrated her own gay wedding.  Katie Martin has owned and operated Elegance & Simplicity, Inc, a wedding consulting and floral design firm since 1998.  Her book The Everything Mother of the Bride Book is an insightful and practical guide that will help you help your daughter have the wedding of her dreams.

What makes gay and lesbian weddings different from straight weddings?  What are the the roles of the parents and the extended family?  What are some ways to involve parents and get them more excited?  Should you invite non-approving guests?  What financial support should a gay couple expect?  Once married what are some good tips to maintain family closeness?

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Michelle Roth and Henry Roth discuss the behind the scenes of your seams and unveil how to best prepare for your alterations.

Michelle Roth and Henry Roth with the models

What’s the difference between first fittings and ongoing alterations appointments?  What is a normal alteration?  What should a bride do if she is feeling uncomfortable or ill at ease at any stage of the alteration process?  Michelle and Henry discuss the elated emotions of how brides journey through to perfection the fitting of the dream dress to their own figure.

Michelle’s website

Henry’s website

Henry’s Aussie website

Kleinfeld Bridal website  Henry

Roth Kleinfeld Exclusives


Visions of tulle, sequins, ruffles, beading and lace.  Brides have hundreds of options when seeking for their dream wedding dress.  Anne Chertoff, Editor in Chief and Erica Sigel, Fashion Editor of AOL’s wedding planning website, join Holli Ehrlich, co-founder Wedding Podcast Network to discuss the introductions and trends featured at New York’s Bridal Market.  Anne and Erica, consummate wedding professionals, share candid advice and suggestions when searching for the gown, shoes, and accessories for your wedding day ensemble.

This season offers embellished bodices paired with simple skirts, asymmetric or deep V necklines, jeweled belted and ballgown showstoppers with texture and layers of fabric.  Designers are talented and creative offering a wonderful variety for every type of bride from traditional to fashion forward.  What really stood out this season for brides and the bridal party?  Long or short?  To veil or not to veil?  What silhouettes flatter the figure?  How important is the detail on the back of the dress?  What styles are beautiful and budget friendly?  How much does the red carpet influence bridal fashion and how can you adapt it for your walk on the white carpet?  Read More→

Video of the Love in Motion Runway show for Henry Roth and Michelle Roth features their latest introductions.

The show was amazing as were the dresses. Henry and Michelle outdid themselves once again.  Michelle and Henry are two of the warmest, most genuine people in the wedding business. They truly weave their personalities into their runway show and celebrate the walk down the aisle in style.  It was truly a highlight of this season’s bridal market.   The Roth collections continue to lead in an individuality ignited by the passion of real brides.  For more of Henry and Michelle make sure that you check them out on their original podcast series Planet Bride offering their down to earth advice worldwide.

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Here is the runway video from the show.  This version will show you the style numbers so that it will make identifying the gown you love much easier.


We love the talented and divine designers Michelle Roth and Henry Roth.  The 2011 Spring Collections are special, sophisticated and stunning!  Here is some video from the pre-show behind the scenes. Henry and Michelle decided to get the models ready out front where everyone could watch the fabulous hair and makeup styling . The Roth Runway experience is always unique, fresh and exciting reflecting tomorrow’s bride today.  This was recorded live at Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC.