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Katie Martin has owned and operated Elegance & Simplicity, Inc, a wedding consulting and floral design firm since 1998. She is one of the world’s leading eco-friendly wedding experts and is the Editor-in-Chief of Eco-Beautiful Weddings online magazine & blog. 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.

The mother-daughter relationship is very important and filled with emotions.  Katie tells us what inspired the book and how she and her mom loved planning Katie’s wedding together.  We discuss how a mother’s role has transformed, traditional expenses and responsibilities, realistic expectations, and the importance of communication.  You will find out how to avoid the pushy MOB label and learn how to keep the peace with the mother of the groom and the stepmom. Read More→


Michelle Roth and Henry Roth lift the lid on one of the most used terms in the bridal industry and share their savvy gown designer perspective.  They explain what a trunk show is all about, how they work, the advantages, the disadvantages and the best way for brides-to-be to create a signature look on their very special day.  Find out what really happens at a trunk show and be best prepared for your wedding shopping experience.

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Co-hosts Anne Chertoff, Editor in Chief of and Chris Easter, Co-founder of That Wedding chat about friends performing wedding ceremonies, the trash the dress phenomenon, bachelor and bachelorette party etiquette plus answer listener emails.  Anne and Chris help engaged couples learn how to better work with each other throughout the adventures of wedding planning.

Anne and Chris are joined by special guest James Bennett, co-founder Firefly Group Events, where you will hear unique ways to plan great memories for the bride or groom.  Are there ground rules?  Is it fair for the bride to insist on no strippers?  What about a don’t tell, don’t ask policy?  Are co-ed parties a good idea?  These questions and more are answered.  You will discover fun activities you may not have considered and have a successful sendoff for the guest of honor.  Read More→

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Carly, Editor & Founder of The Disney Wedding Blog, found her Prince Charming while working at Walt Disney World on the College Program.  Both lifelong Disney fans, Carly & Kyle, got married at Walt Disney World on a $20,000 budget.  Carly discusses their destination wedding planning experience and highlights her best tips and advice when planning an amazing yet affordable Disney wedding.

Carly tells us there is a perception that Disney weddings are plastic and cookie-cutter, Mickey Mouse events, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.  The Disney Wedding Blog is the unofficial center for all things Disney weddings. The site is an inspiration and information resource for couples planning a wedding, proposal, honeymoon, or vow renewal at any of the Disney theme parks or resort areas.  It is a fan blog for all types of Disney Weddings and is not affiliated with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons or The Walt Disney Company in any way.  Carly is dedicated to making the journey to a Disney wedding a lot easier. Read More→

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Categories : Newlywedcast, Podcast

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. Read More→

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Categories : Meet the Masters

Destination weddings are fun and exciting, but there’s a lot to consider.  If planned well, you can create a vacation that is affordable and unforgettable for you and your guests, but if not planned well, can be a nightmare.  WPN listener Misty from Oklahoma is planning a wedding in Mexico and had some questions concerning blocking rooms and handling resort arrangements.  She wants to make the overall experience as easy as possible for their friends and family.

Jennifer Stein, Editor in Chief and Publisher of Destination I Do Magazine, answers Misty’s questions and offers recommendations and resources that will help all couples planning their dream destination wedding.  Jennifer offers helpful advice on what to reasonably expect from your resort, the best way to communicate with your guests, proper etiquette to negotiate a group discount, options so the guests feel valued, and the benefits of working with experts that specialize in destination weddings. Read More→

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Categories : Podcast, Travel Talk

Bridal Market in New York City featured some magnificent new trends that are going to take your breath away when you walk down your own aisle.  Henry Roth discusses some recent inspirations from his own Runway as well as the latest Michelle Roth and Henry Roth gown collections showcased at Kleinfeld Bridal.

Henry Roth counts down the top 10 trends from individual styles and same color bridesmaid parties (yeah!); hair jewelry and the nonchalant up do; gown grandeur moving away from bling straight off Paris and Milan Runway styling; two dresses, one for ceremony and one for reception; hair and make up trends including the nude lip and smokey eyes.

Get ready for a fast paced style and trend report plus fantastic tips from Henry that you will definitely want for your wedding.

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In today’s episode Robert Allen chats with Jeff Wilser, the founding editor of, a terrific website offering savvy engagement advice, wedding planning tips, relationship advice and more for the guy getting married.  Jeff is author of the book The Maxims of Manhood, a collection of essays about being a guy.  Jeff is a nationally syndicated writer and a frequent contributor for GQ, New York magazine, the New York Daily News, and the websites for VH1 and MTV.    

Jeff and Robert chat about important topics including a guy’s role in the wedding, how to pick your battles, and some of the mistakes grooms make.  They tackle some of the complications that arise such as your budgeting method and bachelor party ethics.  Learn the three big decisions that will influence your wedding’s direction.  Read More→

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Categories : Grooms with a View

You may recognize our featured newlyweds as the red team from reality television.  Nicole Brewer and Damien Gurganious, contestants on season 7 “The Biggest Loser: Couples”,  enthusiastically share how they met at a water aerobics class at the Y, the two day proposal story, and their wedding planning and weight loss experience. Together they lost more than 250 pounds combined and could not be happier inside and out.

Nicole, a wardrobe stylist and group fitness instructor and Damien, an industrial designer, are creative, ambitious professionals devoted to each other and focused on an active and exciting life.  They talk about what they learned from being on “The Biggest Loser” ranch and how thrilling it is to finally fit into clothes they always wanted to wear, especially walking down the aisle in a figure-flattering strapless Amsale Christos “Eva” gown and Calvin Klein tuxedo.  Red is Nicole’s favorite color so it was only fitting to dress her bridesmaids in a fashionable apple red gown from David’s Bridal.  They may be watching calories but they splurged on a delicious wedding cake called “Biggest Loser’s Praline Bliss”. Read More→

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Categories : Newlywedcast, Podcast

That Wedding Show with Anne and Chris

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Co-hosts Anne Chertoff, Editor in Chief of and Chris Easter, Co-founder of chat about wedding details that pit brides and grooms against each other as well as talk about a variety of trends and events in the wedding arena.  Wedding stereotypes are challenged with fun and humor.  Anne and Chris’ commentary offers inside access and insight for engaged men and women to learn how to better work with each other throughout the adventures of wedding planning.

Move over brides.  Grooms can write and have something to say too!  Today’s Wide World of Weddings segment is the latest news about the groom and how they are getting more involved.  Modern grooms are blogging because they really care about being part of the experience.

“He wants a U2 cover band.”  “She wants a great band or DJ that will play more than one artist’s tunes.”  I’m Right You’re Wrong features a lively discussion about music and entertainment decisions and compromises.

Your arguments are answered On the Couch with Anne & Chris.  They offer lots of favorable alternatives to consider.  In this episode they discuss the challenging “how to divide the guest list” dilemma and advise couples when and how much they should “talk” about their wedding.

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Categories : That Wedding Show