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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


Today’s bride Laura wrote Wedding Podcast Network with a question as she was counting down 25 days until she married Bob on South Padre Island, Texas traveling from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  After corresponding and learning more about both of their destination and backyard weddings we wanted to share their love and planning experience in this episode. By the way, Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb answered Laura’s question on ways to honor a deceased family member in Bridal Scene #33.

Find out how Laura and Bob met at the University of Illinois and the romantic proposal in Wisconsin.  Do you believe in “signs”?  They discuss their beach wedding weekend and their marriage celebration in Bob’s hometown.  Why a July 4th wedding?  How important was it working with a wedding planner?  What was their biggest challenge planning a destination wedding?  Where did Laura find her beautiful wedding gown and bridal party attire to have a picture perfect event?  To have or not to have dance lessons?  Learn about some great money saving ideas and this special couples’ select vendors and resources that made their two wedding parties enjoyable and memorable for themselves, family and friends.

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Here are the links mentioned in the show:

Laura’s bridal gown from David’s Bridal: Style T9612

The Maid of Honor’s dress from David’s Bridal: Style 833312 Pool Blue Color

The groom and best man attire were from Men’s Warehouse:
Calvin Klein Ivory Linen Suit with Pool Blue shirt/tie

Wedding Planner Valarie Waddell
Photographer: Karen Petrisevac
Florist: Jake’s Flowers
Sweet Delights
Lunch Reception Venue  Scampi’s
Wedding website
Martha Stewart Invitations Seaside Theme
Local Invitation Printer

The Backyard Reception Evite
Backyard Reception Caterer
The Backyard Reception DJ was Muzic Mixx