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Holli Ehrlich interviews Anna Wilson, Atlantis VP Wedding & Special Affairs and Kristin Vining, owner of Weddings and the City.  They talk about their partnership creating a series of digital wedding look books and what’s special about a destination wedding at the Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  You can download the books @ loveatlantis.com.

 

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Mindy Weiss, celebrity wedding planner, is LIVE at David’s Bridal in NYC. Based in Beverly Hills, Mindy is the owner & principle planner/designer of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants. She is the author of the bestselling book The Wedding Book: The Big Book for Your Big Day and just released a new book The Wedding Planner & Organizer.

Mindy Weiss and Holli Ehrlich

In this episode of Meet the Masters Holli Ehrlich interviews Mindy on how to have a successful event.  How can a wedding reflect your personal style?  Where should you save?  splurge?  How can you stay sane through the planning process?  Mindy shares creative ideas and tips plus hear some details about her son’s wedding too!

David’s Bridal
Mindy Weiss

 

 

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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In today’s episode, Rachel Russo, Dating, Relationship & Image Coach and Marriage Educator, interviews three specialists who work with brides – a nutritionist, a hairstylist, and a makeup artist.  They share their insight to help women deal with their need to look perfect on their wedding day.  The advice provided is not just for brides-to-be, but also for their fiancés, many of whom just don’t understand a partner’s strong need for dieting, exercising, grooming, or the endless search for “the” dress.  Both sexes are aware of shows like Say Yes To The Dress, Shedding For The Wedding, and Bridezillas that reinforce the idea of the importance of the wedding day, but do they recognize the pressure around maintaining appearances and how it can put serious strain on a relationship?

It does NOT have to be this way! Rachel and her special guests provide empathy and hope for both parties by informing listeners that they aren’t alone with their image-related concerns. You will learn that there are smart solutions to creating and maintaining your image in a healthy way so it does not affect your relationship.  And, sometimes it’s as simple as planning ahead and managing expectations. Read More→
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Meet the Masters with Susan Schneider

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
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Susan Schneider has over ten years experience as executive editor of Bridal Guide, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride magazines. She decided to leave magazines to pursue writing and cover everything wedding, from fashion to flowers to food to stationery.  She especially enjoys writing true-life wedding stories.

In today’s episode Holli Ehrlich interviews Susan about her first novel, The Wedding Writer. The book draws on Susan’s expertise as a wedding writer and her day-to-day contribution to the business of bridal.  They discuss the wonderful characters and their dreams and dilemmas.  Susan pulls aside the gossamer veil and shows real women – married, single, divorced – and their real lives behind it all.  The novel puts a genuine and humorous spin on the crazy business of wedding magazine publishing.  Susan also talks about the high expectations everyone has of weddings and gives her best advice on what to focus on when planning your life celebration.

Susan’s website

Susan’s blog The Wedding Writer Speaks

Get Susan’s book here The Wedding Writer

 

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Live from the Isaac Mizrahi Showroom in NYC, Holli Ehrlich, Wedding Podcast Network, interviews Isaac, award winning fashion designer and television personality, about his bridal collection exclusively for The Aisle New York.  Six wedding dresses are available made-to-measure and made-to-order to achieve a custom fit.  Isaac tells us what sets his wedding collection apart from others and how he wants a bride to feel when wearing one of his wedding gowns.  What’s Isaac’s favorite color and flower?  You’ll have to watch to find out.

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.

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

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Companies mentioned in today’s episode:

Crane & Co.

William Arthur

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