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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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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

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More with Rachel on the following websites:

Your Tango

Commitment.US.com

Stage of Life

3six5dates

Rachel on Facebook

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Subscribe to Rachel’s Labels & Love Newsletter here

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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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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 Market Coverage…Eugenia Couture

Friday, October 1st, 2010
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We started Bridal Market with a breakfast showing of Eugenia Couture introducing Heaven and Lace: ethereal., entrancing, exquisite.  The collection was shown on the 36th floor of the beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Columbus Circle.  We were live streaming as well as recording for this release.  Check out the video and photos from this beautiful collection.  Eugenia strives to make each gown a masterful work of art.

Holli Ehrlich and Designer Eugenia Vasiliadis

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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→

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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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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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Henry Roth lets loose in the celebrated Kleinfeld Bridal lobby, a famous New York City salon carrying the largest selection of exclusive designer gowns anywhere.  Henry talks to brides as they embark on the first wedding dress appointments at the start of 2010.  Brides get very real about their dreams, aspirations and emotions as mothers, aunts, and sisters of the bride also get close and personal with advice of their own.  Henry Roth sheds tears with a bride as she reveals a heart rendering story of who she is with at her appointment and why.

Henry finds out who they believe they should bring with them to help make vital decisions.  At what point you know it’s THE dress.  Why gowns that have stopped them in their tracks when seen online or in magazines may not be what they end up with.

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Everybody LOVES Planet Bride and adore show hosts Henry and Michelle.  This extraordinary duo invite Holli Ehrlich to be their guest on this special video podcast taped in NYC.  This program is dedicated to identifying an important issue in a different light and providing down to earth advice.

Planet Bride is all about the realization of a celebration.  The bride has pressure and stress and wonders:  Do I want my man involved in the wedding planning?  Do I want him interested?  Does he want to be directed?  What are a couples’ expectations and are they being met?  Each combination of two individuals is unique, but the dilemma remains to be seen on how much involvement there should be.

Henry, Michelle and Holli have an enthusiastic conversation about the groom’s role and how to develop an appropriate balance while planning a wedding.  Learn about communication and negotiation while planning your wedding and most importantly how to have a meaningful partnership, marriage and life together.

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