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Diane Wagner is a successful NYC floral and event designer specializing in weddings.  Her work has been showcased throughout the country and featured in national publications and on network television.  She has authored two books:  Victoria Flower Style and Beautiful Wedding Flowers.  In today’s episode Holli Ehrlich interviews Diane about the versatility of flowers for any celebration.

Diane discusses choosing flowers by color and matching to your mood and venue.  You will learn how to start your search for a florist and what questions you need to ask.  Hear unique ways to personalize your wedding and how to carry a floral theme from boutonnieres to centerpieces.  Where should a bride splurge? save?  What if you have allergies?  What should you do with the flowers after the big day is over?  Plus learn the significance and symbolism of botanical elements such as the avenue of maple trees and sprig of myrtle in Kate’s bouquet at the Royal Wedding.  Diane feels every woman should be a princess on her wedding day!

Diane’s website

Diane’s Blog Floral Whisperer

American “Will & Kate” Married on “The View”

Ron Ben-Israel

Total Table

The Original Runner Company

The Horticultural Society of New York Annual Floral Design Showcase

Diane’s Books
Victoria Flower Style: Arrangements for Every Occasion

Beautiful Wedding Flowers: More than 300 Corsages, Bouquets, and Centerpieces


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→


Robert Allen and Doug Gordon talk about Doug’s book The Engaged Groom.  Robert asks Doug what inspired him to write the book.  When Doug got engaged in August 2003 he wanted his blog to have a focus.  He was busy wedding planning so he wrote about it… engaged from the groom’s
point of view.

Robert asks Doug how he thinks chronicling the wedding experience helped the wedding planning process.  Doug wrote about every last detail and learned more about weddings than the average guy.  How did his wife Leora feel about this?

Robert and Doug discuss how to be an engaged groom.  Great ideas to get involved.  Be the producer, delivery guy, food tester…you like to eat, right? Make and keep track of the budget.   Build a personalized wedding website.  What is the number one thing you can do to help to guarantee your efforts will be appreciated?  Listen to find out.

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