Meet Shara Levy and David Yassky, founders and co-presidents The Aisle New York, a luxury  e-commerce site dedicated to designer bridal fashion.  Shara and David tell Holli Ehrlich, Wedding Podcast Network, how you can become a member and gain access to shop Isaac Mizrahi’s special wedding gown collection exclusively for The Aisle New York and other designer brands including headpieces, jewelry, shoes and evening bags.  Shara and David share tips when buying your dream dress online.  You can feel really good about your purchase at The Aisle New York because a percentage of every gown sold is donated to a charity selected by the designer. You don’t have to be engaged to check out this website’s special wear again offerings.  If you want a chance to win a $100 gift card off any gown purchase at The Aisle New York email holli@thewpn.com.  Winner will be drawn randomly end of July.

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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

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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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Bridal Scene with Holli & Robert

Friday, February 25th, 2011
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Be part of the wedding conversation with Robert and Holli.  In this episode you will hear all about the 6th Season Say Yes to the Dress and Kleinfeld’s 70th Anniversary party, beauty products and royal wedding details, two new bridal collections, David’s Bridal “What’s On Bride’s Minds” survey, The 21st Century Bride educational event and Wish Upon a Wedding.

BrideFinds is a must read blog and shopping guide that features fashion, accessories, shoes, decor and more.  Do you have breakouts, wrinkles and/or sun spots?  Editor Justine Ingersoll reviews five products for flawless wedding day skin.  Plus hear some scoop about Kate Middleton’s royal wedding.

Bridal fashion news introducing White by Vera Wang exclusively at David’s Bridal and BHLDN, Anthropologie’s online wedding boutique.  Vera Wang is now able to bring clothes to women she could never dress before.  The collection showcases her signature feminine detailing at an attainable price point.  Are you a nostalgic romantic, a lady with a twist, a neo-sophisticate, or la bohémienne?  Look no further – BHLDN is for one-of-a-kind you.

Wedding dreams do come true at Wish Upon a Wedding (WUW), the world’s first non-profit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples who have faced terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances.  We interview Candice Benson, President NJ/Metro NY chapter and Mark Kingsdorf, President Philadelphia chapter at their launch parties respectively at the lavish Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, NJ and  Top of the Tower in Philadelphia.

Are you a novice, established or aspiring wedding professional?  The 21st Century Bride educational event is Monday, March 28, 2011 at The Landmark in NJ and live video stream online anywhere in the world.  Meet the Speakers on our blog.  Use special discount code WPN1 when registering.

Websites we talked about:

Bridefinds

7 Ways to Kate Middleton-Ify Your Wedding

BHLDN

White by Vera Wang

David’s Bridal

Kleinfeld Bridal

Say Yes to the Dress

Kleinfeld’s 70th Anniversary Party

My Fair Wedding

Wish Upon a Wedding

The Estate at Florentine Gardens

Top of the Tower

The 21st Century Bride

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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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Lovecast with Todd Reed The Communication Coach

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
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Communication can be a powerful aphrodisiac.  Coach Todd R. Reed, author of Conversation is Sexy, shares tips and techniques that will help improve your couple communication skills and rediscover the joy and fun of being in a committed relationship.

An award-winning Commercial Television and Radio broadcaster, Coach Todd Reed has spent nearly 20 years observing and studying human behavior patterns in friendships, dating, marriage and relationships. His passion is to empower men and women to understand what makes each other tick and use conversation to recreate passion and a love beyond words.

In today’s episode we crack the gender code to better understand the opposite sex, learn how to listen, open up and tell your significant other what you like and don’t like, discuss ways to connect daily and spend time together weekly, how to use verbal and nonverbal communication to convey love and affection, plus we talk about how to fight fair so there is peace and respect in the relationship.  Coach Todd’s insight and recommendations will allow you and your partner to work as a team to develop healthy habits that will result in a strong, long lasting and happy marriage.  This Lovecast will help men and women keep the love lines of communication flowing.

Coach Todd’s website

Coach Todd’s blog

Get Coach Todd’s book here

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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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Henry and Michelle Roth welcome you to the first in a series called Turbo Charged where you will acquire substantial information in a condensed fashion.  In this episode they share their top five wedding gown trends and tips for 2011.  This dynamic sister and brother duo are third generation wedding gown designers that want you to be in the know as you plan your  unique wedding day entrance.  2011 is the year to rejoice your size and shape, find a gorgeous gown, and celebrate who you are as a person.   You will be more confident, more comfortable, and in good spirits after your visit with Henry and Michelle.

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Bridal Scene Year in Review 2010 with Holli & Robert

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
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In this special Bridal Scene Holli & Robert talk about personalizing your special day via venue, food, favors, candy bar display, and more.  Wedding Podcast Network wants you to learn and be inspired by professionals that share meaningful advice and tips for the before, during and after your wedding day festivities.  You will want to give your guests a memorable experience that will be the talk of the party. Discover simple, fun ideas in this episode that will help you do it your way including websites for you and your friends to find stylish clothing and accessories for the wedding, engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner and honeymoon.  Plus enjoy some valuable tips to have a happy marriage too.  Tune in to find out how to win a special bridal goodie bag giveaway.  Wishing our listeners, show hosts, featured guests, sponsors and engaged couples everywhere a very happy, healthy 2011.

Websites we talked about:

Martha Stewart Weddings Idea of the Day

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