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Episode 1 Rebecca Grinnals & Kathryn Arce, Engaging Concepts

Episode 1 Rebecca Grinnals & Kathryn Arce, Engaging Concepts

Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce are powerhouse team is the force behind the wedding and honeymoon industry consulting firm Engaging ...
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Episode 10 JoAnne Brown: Queen Of Caribbean Destination Weddings

Episode 10 JoAnne Brown: Queen Of Caribbean Destination Weddings

[coolcastplayer id="13"] When planning a dream-come-true wedding on an island getaway, only one name immediately comes to mind: JoAnne Brown ...
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Episode 100 Kelly McLeskey & Nancy Liu Chin – Oh So Inspired

Episode 100 Kelly McLeskey & Nancy Liu Chin – Oh So Inspired

On today’s show, we hear from Kelly McLeskey-Dolata and Nancy Liu Chin, Co-Founders of Oh So Inspired. Each successful in ...
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Episode 101 THE NEXT LEVEL: Kelly McLeskey & Nancy Liu Chin – Oh So Inspired

Episode 101 THE NEXT LEVEL: Kelly McLeskey & Nancy Liu Chin – Oh So Inspired

In today's episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and guest co-host Sean Low really take a deep dive into the ...
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Episode 102 Paula LeDuc: Fine Catering, Design, Emotion and Relationships

Episode 102 Paula LeDuc: Fine Catering, Design, Emotion and Relationships

Did you grow up knowing what you wanted to do with your life? Most people change their minds multiple times ...
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Episode 103 THE NEXT LEVEL: Paula LeDuc: Fine Catering, Design, Emotion and Relationships

Episode 103 THE NEXT LEVEL: Paula LeDuc: Fine Catering, Design, Emotion and Relationships

In this episode, Andy and Melissa pull out their favorite parts of the Paula LeDuc interview. Paula was such a ...
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Episode 104 Robert Fountain: Forging Your Own Path

Episode 104 Robert Fountain: Forging Your Own Path

Have you ever felt the satisfaction of reorganizing the furniture in your home?  Today’s guest, is quite familiar with that ...
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Episode 105 THE NEXT LEVEL: Robert Fountain: Forging Your Own Path

Episode 105 THE NEXT LEVEL: Robert Fountain: Forging Your Own Path

Join Andy and his co-host, Melissa Fancy as they discuss the many unique aspects of Robert Fountain's business that was ...
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Episode 106 Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht: Maintaining Balance Within The Adventure

Episode 106 Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht: Maintaining Balance Within The Adventure

Have you ever wondered how can you work and travel the world at the same time? Today’s guest not only ...
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Episode 107 THE NEXT LEVEL: Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht: Maintaining Balance Within The Adventure

Episode 107 THE NEXT LEVEL: Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht: Maintaining Balance Within The Adventure

Join Andy and Melissa Fancy as they dissect the lesson from Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht, of Alison Events. Alison has been ...
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Episode 108 Kimi Werner: Trusting Your Inner Voice

Episode 108 Kimi Werner: Trusting Your Inner Voice

In today's conversation, Andy talks with Kimi Werner, the U.S. National Spearfishing Champion of 2008 who transformed her passion for ...
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Episode 109 Phillip Van Nostrand: Photography & Designing Your Lifestyle

Episode 109 Phillip Van Nostrand: Photography & Designing Your Lifestyle

Has your religion influenced you through your whole life? On today’s show that is just the case as our guest ...
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Episode 11 Colin Cowie: Creating Groundbreaking Luxury Experiences

Episode 11 Colin Cowie: Creating Groundbreaking Luxury Experiences

[coolcastplayer id="14"] Colin Cowie is a top designer for all things weddings—as well as galas, charitable events, corporate and destination ...
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Episode 110 THE NEXT LEVEL: Phillip Van Nostrand: Photography & Designing Your Lifestyle

Episode 110 THE NEXT LEVEL: Phillip Van Nostrand: Photography & Designing Your Lifestyle

Just in time for Engage!, Andy and Melissa are discussing all of the best networking techniques to make you stand ...
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Episode 111 David Stark: Creativity in Design, Creativity in Business

Episode 111 David Stark: Creativity in Design, Creativity in Business

“You’re only as good as your last party.” This old adage is something that renowned event producer and designer David ...
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Episode 112 THE NEXT LEVEL with CINDY NOVOTNY Discussing DAVID STARK, Creativity in Design, & Creativity in Business

Episode 112 THE NEXT LEVEL with CINDY NOVOTNY Discussing DAVID STARK, Creativity in Design, & Creativity in Business

Andy and first-time co-host Cindy Novotny, of Master Connection Associates, discuss the incredible interview with David Stark. David opens up ...
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Episode 113 Sylvia Weinstock: The Queen of Cakes

Episode 113 Sylvia Weinstock: The Queen of Cakes

It’s hard to overstate how glad I am to share my conversation with Sylvia Weinstock with you. I am thrilled that ...
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Episode 114 THE NEXT LEVEL with SEAN LOW Discussing SYLVIA WEINSTOCK, The Queen of Cakes

Episode 114 THE NEXT LEVEL with SEAN LOW Discussing SYLVIA WEINSTOCK, The Queen of Cakes

Join Andy and guest co-host, Sean Low as they dig deeper into Sylvia Weinstock's interview. Both Andy and Sean know ...
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Episode 115 Lynn Easton: Destination Weddings with a Classic Touch, Part 1

Episode 115 Lynn Easton: Destination Weddings with a Classic Touch, Part 1

In this week’s episode, Andy and Lynn talk all things business, family, and pleasure, and how she truly does it ...
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Episode 116 THE NEXT LEVEL with JULIE SABATINO Discussing LYNN EASTON and Destination Weddings with a Classic Touch, Part 1

Episode 116 THE NEXT LEVEL with JULIE SABATINO Discussing LYNN EASTON and Destination Weddings with a Classic Touch, Part 1

Join Andy and guest co-host, Julie Sabatino of The Stylish Bride, as they discuss Lynn Easton's amazing interview. It's easy ...
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Episode 117 Amy Moeller: Editor-In-Chief, Washingtonian Weddings

Episode 117 Amy Moeller: Editor-In-Chief, Washingtonian Weddings

Want your wedding featured in a magazine? Real weddings are becoming more popular to feature in magazines, whether online or ...
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Episode 118 THE NEXT LEVEL with MICHELE HODGES Discussing AMY MOELLER, Editor-In-Chief of Washingtonian Weddings

Episode 118 THE NEXT LEVEL with MICHELE HODGES Discussing AMY MOELLER, Editor-In-Chief of Washingtonian Weddings

In today's episode, Andy is joined by guest co-host Michele Hodges of Michele Hodges Events. They discuss Andy's interview with ...
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Episode 119 Brett Culp: Obstacle Or Opportunity

Episode 119 Brett Culp: Obstacle Or Opportunity

What does leadership mean to you? Leadership has many meanings, and everyone may have their own perspective on it. Today’s ...
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Episode 12 Ashfer Biju: Culinary Artist, Executive Chef at The Pierre New York

Episode 12 Ashfer Biju: Culinary Artist, Executive Chef at The Pierre New York

[coolcastplayer id="15"] In today’s conversation, Andy talks with Ashfer Biju, the executive chef and food and beverage director at the ...
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Episode 120 THE NEXT LEVEL with ZACH OXMAN Discussing BRETT CULP, Obstacle or Opportunity

Episode 120 THE NEXT LEVEL with ZACH OXMAN Discussing BRETT CULP, Obstacle or Opportunity

Do you allow opportunities to enter your life? Some do not know an opportunity when it comes to them. Today ...
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Episode 121 Julie Novack: PartySlate & Building A Venture-Capital Backed Business

Episode 121 Julie Novack: PartySlate & Building A Venture-Capital Backed Business

There are many digital platforms that provide inspiration for designing and organizing events, however PartySlate is an especially curated platform, ...
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Episode 122 THE NEXT LEVEL with SEAN LOW Discussing JULIE NOVACK, PartySlate, & Building A Venture-Capital Backed Business

Episode 122 THE NEXT LEVEL with SEAN LOW Discussing JULIE NOVACK, PartySlate, & Building A Venture-Capital Backed Business

Today we discuss Julie Novack, CEO and Co-Founder of PartySlate and some of the ways in which she has created ...
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Episode 123 LYNN EASTON: PART 2 - Branding, Pricing & Choosing A Team

Episode 123 LYNN EASTON: PART 2 – Branding, Pricing & Choosing A Team

Do you know how important branding yourself and your events is? On today’s show, our guest will go more in-depth ...
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Episode 124 THE NEXT LEVEL with SEAN LOW Discussing LYNN EASTON Part 2, Branding, Pricing & Choosing A Team

Episode 124 THE NEXT LEVEL with SEAN LOW Discussing LYNN EASTON Part 2, Branding, Pricing & Choosing A Team

Today we have part two of our interview with Lynn Easton. Lynn is a very popular planner and designer in ...
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Episode 125 ANDY KUSHNER: Interviewed By Mary Swaffield of The Wedpreneur

Episode 125 ANDY KUSHNER: Interviewed By Mary Swaffield of The Wedpreneur

Today it's all about Andy! For quite a while now, people have been asking him to air an interview about ...
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Episode 126 Cindy Novotny: Part 2 Master Connection Associates

Episode 126 Cindy Novotny: Part 2 Master Connection Associates

Have you come across challenges in life with your business? Most companies do, and today we hear from motivational and ...
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Episode 127 THE NEXT LEVEL with DAVID STARK Discussing CINDY NOVOTNY and Master Connection Associates

Episode 127 THE NEXT LEVEL with DAVID STARK Discussing CINDY NOVOTNY and Master Connection Associates

Having a set expectation of goals implemented is important for any company. This structure helps eliminate losing direction and the ...
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Episode 128 Colin Cowie: Part 1 Creating Groundbreaking Luxury Experiences

Episode 128 Colin Cowie: Part 1 Creating Groundbreaking Luxury Experiences

Join your host, Andy Kushner as he talks to Colin Cowie about his incredible life and the secrets of his ...
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Episode 129 THE NEXT LEVEL with ABBY LARSON Discussing COLIN COWIE and Groundbreaking Luxury Experiences

Episode 129 THE NEXT LEVEL with ABBY LARSON Discussing COLIN COWIE and Groundbreaking Luxury Experiences

In today’s episode, Andy Kushner and co-host, Abby Larson, founder of Style Me Pretty, discuss the strategies and methods Colin ...
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Episode 13 Marc Eliot: Design, Music & Cipriani’s

Episode 13 Marc Eliot: Design, Music & Cipriani’s

[coolcastplayer id="16"] Marc Eliot is Founder and CCO (Chief Creative Officer) of swoop, a New York-based design studio for upscale luxury ...
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Episode 130 Bill Bowen: Videography With Heart

Episode 130 Bill Bowen: Videography With Heart

Join us today as we discover why Bill finds his job so satisfying and learn why it’s his heart that ...
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Episode 131 THE NEXT LEVEL with VALERIE GERNHAUSER Discussing BILL BOWEN and Videography with Heart

Episode 131 THE NEXT LEVEL with VALERIE GERNHAUSER Discussing BILL BOWEN and Videography with Heart

Weddings are compiled of moments, planning, and people who have invested their all into ensuring that the result is magical ...
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Episode 132 David Stark: Part 2 Creativity In Design & Business

Episode 132 David Stark: Part 2 Creativity In Design & Business

Today’s guest is a Part 2 interview with renowned New York City event designer and producer David Stark, Chief Creative ...
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Episode 133 THE NEXT LEVEL with Sean Low Discussing DAVID STARK and Creativity in Design & Business

Episode 133 THE NEXT LEVEL with Sean Low Discussing DAVID STARK and Creativity in Design & Business

As David Stark says, putting together a team is one of the most creative things you can do. That is ...
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Episode 134 Greg Lawson: Photography & Love Of The Planet

Episode 134 Greg Lawson: Photography & Love Of The Planet

In this week’s discussion, photographer Greg Lawson takes Andy through his museum-like gallery in Sedona, Arizona, to explore the fundamentals ...
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Episode 135 Colin Cowie: Part 2 Creating Groundbreaking Luxury Experiences

Episode 135 Colin Cowie: Part 2 Creating Groundbreaking Luxury Experiences

Designing and planning an event is creating theater and telling a story. Today’s guest has a unique set of skills ...
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Episode 136 THE NEXT LEVEL with HARMONY WALTON Discussing COLIN COWIE and Creating Groundbreaking Luxury Experiences

Episode 136 THE NEXT LEVEL with HARMONY WALTON Discussing COLIN COWIE and Creating Groundbreaking Luxury Experiences

Today’s guest co-host, Harmony Walton, joins Andy to help reflect on The Wedding Biz interview with Colin Cowie, Part 2, ...
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Episode 137 Natasha Miller: Overcoming Adversity To Thrive

Episode 137 Natasha Miller: Overcoming Adversity To Thrive

In today’s episode, Natasha Miller, President and CEO of Entire Productions, talks about how hardship in her youth drove her ...
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Episode 138 THE NEXT LEVEL with SHANNON LEAHY Discussing NATASHA MILLER and Overcoming Adversity To Thrive

Episode 138 THE NEXT LEVEL with SHANNON LEAHY Discussing NATASHA MILLER and Overcoming Adversity To Thrive

In this episode, Shannon Leahy, this week’s guest co-host and one of the top wedding and event planners in the ...
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Episode 139 Laurie Arons: Fast-Tracking To The Lux Level

Episode 139 Laurie Arons: Fast-Tracking To The Lux Level

We’ve all been told to “fake it till we make it,” but sometimes honesty and tenacity are all it really ...
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Episode 14 Christie Narvaez: One Bride’s Wedding

Episode 14 Christie Narvaez: One Bride’s Wedding

[coolcastplayer id="17"] Christie Narvaez is an entertainer who's worn many hats—actress, producer, comedian, and more. Today, Andy talks with her ...
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Episode 140 THE NEXT LEVEL with JULIE SABATINO Discussing LAURIE ARONS and Fast-Tracking to the Luxe Level

Episode 140 THE NEXT LEVEL with JULIE SABATINO Discussing LAURIE ARONS and Fast-Tracking to the Luxe Level

Today, Andy and guest host, Julie Sabatino of The Stylish Bride, discuss highlights from this week’s interview with Laurie Arons ...
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Episode 141 Andre Wells: Fashion-Forward Event Design & Planning

Episode 141 Andre Wells: Fashion-Forward Event Design & Planning

Today Andre Wells, event planner, designer, and fashion enthusiast, shares his own personal growth process and how it led him ...
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Episode 142 THE NEXT LEVEL with SEAN LOW Discussing ANDRE WELLS and Fashion-Forward Event Design & Planning

Episode 142 THE NEXT LEVEL with SEAN LOW Discussing ANDRE WELLS and Fashion-Forward Event Design & Planning

This week Andy Kushner brings on another industry icon, Sean Low of The Business Of Being Creative, to discuss highlights ...
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Episode 143 Rishi Patel: CEO of HMR Designs

Episode 143 Rishi Patel: CEO of HMR Designs

Today, CEO of HMR Designs, Rishi Patel, talks about how service and luxury work cohesively to create astonishing events and ...
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Episode 144 THE NEXT LEVEL with JENNIFER STEIN Discussing RISHI PATEL, CEO of HMR Designs

Episode 144 THE NEXT LEVEL with JENNIFER STEIN Discussing RISHI PATEL, CEO of HMR Designs

Join Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Jennifer Stein, Editor-In-Chief of Destination I Do Magazine, in today’s episode of The Next ...
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Episode 145 Jennifer Stein: Editor-In-Chief, Destination I Do Magazine

Episode 145 Jennifer Stein: Editor-In-Chief, Destination I Do Magazine

Today Jennifer Stein, Editor-In-Chief, Co-Founder, and publisher of Destination I Do Magazine, shares where she got her inspiration to begin ...
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Episode 146 THE NEXT LEVEL with HARMONY WALTON Discussing JENNIFER STEIN, Editor In Chief Destination I Do Magazine

Episode 146 THE NEXT LEVEL with HARMONY WALTON Discussing JENNIFER STEIN, Editor In Chief Destination I Do Magazine

Today Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Harmony Walton, discuss Andy’s interview with Jennifer Stein. Jennifer is the founder of Destination ...
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Episode 147 Edwin McCain: His Hit Wedding Songs

Episode 147 Edwin McCain: His Hit Wedding Songs

This week, Andy talks with the artist behind three enormously-popular wedding songs—Edwin McCain ...
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Episode 148 Liese Gardner: Brand Therapy & Marketing With Heart

Episode 148 Liese Gardner: Brand Therapy & Marketing With Heart

In this episode of The Wedding Biz, Andy Kushner interviews communications specialist, Liese Gardner, and unravels some of the industry ...
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Episode 149 THE NEXT LEVEL with SHANNON LEAHY Discussing LIESE GARDNER, Brand Therapy, and Marketing with Heart

Episode 149 THE NEXT LEVEL with SHANNON LEAHY Discussing LIESE GARDNER, Brand Therapy, and Marketing with Heart

On today’s episode of The Next Level, Guest Co-Host Shannon Leahy, of Shannon Leahy Events, joins Andy Kushner in reflecting ...
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Episode 15 David Stark: Creativity in Design, Creativity in Business

Episode 15 David Stark: Creativity in Design, Creativity in Business

[coolcastplayer id="18"] “You’re only as good as your last party.” This old adage is something that renowned event producer and ...
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Episode 150 Debbie Geller: Part 2, Creating Legacy Clients, Pricing & More

Episode 150 Debbie Geller: Part 2, Creating Legacy Clients, Pricing & More

Today’s guest, Debbie Geller of Geller Events, is an experienced event planner who designs stunning and intricate events for high ...
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Episode 151 THE NEXT LEVEL with SEAN LOW Discussing DEBBIE GELLER, Creating Legacy Clients, Pricing & More

Episode 151 THE NEXT LEVEL with SEAN LOW Discussing DEBBIE GELLER, Creating Legacy Clients, Pricing & More

There are many ways to establish long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships, which Debbie Geller of Geller Events shares in this ...
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Episode 152 CARL RAY: Celebrity Makeup Artist

Episode 152 CARL RAY: Celebrity Makeup Artist

In this episode, Carl Ray shares his experience and tips he’s learned throughout his career that you can apply to ...
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Episode 153 THE NEXT LEVEL with JULIE SABATINO Discussing CARL RAY, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Episode 153 THE NEXT LEVEL with JULIE SABATINO Discussing CARL RAY, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Carl Ray, celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert, has mastered the art of highlighting the inner beauty of each individual ...
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Episode 154 ANDREA EPPOLITO: Celebrating the Greatest Luxury of All

Episode 154 ANDREA EPPOLITO: Celebrating the Greatest Luxury of All

Andrea Eppolito, founder of Andrea Eppolito Events, shares her journey of becoming an event planner, how she establishes relationships with ...
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Episode 155 THE NEXT LEVEL with BILL BOWEN Discussing ANDREA EPPOLITO and Celebrating the Greatest Luxury of All

Episode 155 THE NEXT LEVEL with BILL BOWEN Discussing ANDREA EPPOLITO and Celebrating the Greatest Luxury of All

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Bill Bowen, discuss key topics from last week’s ...
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Episode 156 RAY THOMPSON: Lighting Design & The Choreography Of Emotion

Episode 156 RAY THOMPSON: Lighting Design & The Choreography Of Emotion

Lighting designer and owner of Images by Lighting Ray Thompson is here today to talk about storytelling with lighting for ...
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Episode 157 THE NEXT LEVEL with ZACHARY OXMAN Discussing RAY THOMPSON, Lighting Design, and the Choreography of Emotion

Episode 157 THE NEXT LEVEL with ZACHARY OXMAN Discussing RAY THOMPSON, Lighting Design, and the Choreography of Emotion

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Zachary Oxman, discuss key topics from last week’s ...
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Episode 158 MEGHAN ELY: Using PR and Marketing Techniques to Brand Yourself and Create the World's Finest Weddings

Episode 158 MEGHAN ELY: Using PR and Marketing Techniques to Brand Yourself and Create the World’s Finest Weddings

PR is actually a big part of lux weddings. Getting the word out in a positive light can build an ...
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Episode 159 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN Discusses MEGHAN ELY, Using PR and Marketing Techniques to Brand Yourself and Create the World’s Finest Weddings

Episode 159 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN Discusses MEGHAN ELY, Using PR and Marketing Techniques to Brand Yourself and Create the World’s Finest Weddings

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Jennifer Stein, discuss key topics from last week’s ...
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Episode 16 Ellen Weldon: The Art of Calligraphy, Invitations, & More

Episode 16 Ellen Weldon: The Art of Calligraphy, Invitations, & More

[coolcastplayer id="19"] Would you ever expect an industry lauded calligrapher to have gotten an F in handwriting? For Ellen Weldon, ...
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Episode 160 KIANA UNDERWOOD/TULIPINA: Setting Fear Aside to Embrace Ambition and Find That Spark of Creative Genius

Episode 160 KIANA UNDERWOOD/TULIPINA: Setting Fear Aside to Embrace Ambition and Find That Spark of Creative Genius

Floral artist Kiana Underwood is the celebrated owner of Tulipina an internationally renowned floral design studio that creates bespoke experiences ...
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Episode 161 THE NEXT LEVEL: RACHEL BIRTHISTLE Discusses KIANA UNDERWOOD/TULIPINA: Setting Fear Aside to Embrace Ambition and Find That Spark of Creative Genius

Episode 161 THE NEXT LEVEL: RACHEL BIRTHISTLE Discusses KIANA UNDERWOOD/TULIPINA: Setting Fear Aside to Embrace Ambition and Find That Spark of Creative Genius

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Rachel Birthistle, discuss last week’s interview with Kiana ...
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Episode 162 Mark Ingram: Gowns As An Elegant Work Of Art

Episode 162 Mark Ingram: Gowns As An Elegant Work Of Art

Mark Ingram has spent his life studying, admiring, and sharing fashion. After spending years in the fashion industry in various ...
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Episode 163 THE NEXT LEVEL: ANDRE WELLS Discusses MARK INGRAM: Bridal Gowns As Works Of Art

Episode 163 THE NEXT LEVEL: ANDRE WELLS Discusses MARK INGRAM: Bridal Gowns As Works Of Art

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Andre Wells, discuss key topics from this week’s ...
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Episode 164 MERYL SNOW: Maximizing Sales, Consulting, And Feastivities Events

Episode 164 MERYL SNOW: Maximizing Sales, Consulting, And Feastivities Events

Meryl has spent 28 years in the special event & catering industry as co-founder of Feastivities Events, along with its ...
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Episode 165 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses MERYL SNOW: Maximizing Sales, Consulting, and Feastivities Events

Episode 165 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses MERYL SNOW: Maximizing Sales, Consulting, and Feastivities Events

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Sean Low, discuss key topics from last Monday’s ...
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Episode 166 DAVID MONN: Aligning the Senses To Create The Ultimate Event

Episode 166 DAVID MONN: Aligning the Senses To Create The Ultimate Event

Join David Monn and Andy as they travel down memory lane to discover the events and steps that led David ...
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Episode 167 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses DAVID MONN, Aligning the Senses To Create The Ultimate Event

Episode 167 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses DAVID MONN, Aligning the Senses To Create The Ultimate Event

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Sean Low, chat about key topics from Andy’s ...
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Episode 168 DARREN OLARSCH: Creating the Ultimate Music and Entertainment for Events!

Episode 168 DARREN OLARSCH: Creating the Ultimate Music and Entertainment for Events!

Darren Olarsch, Founder of On The Move Entertainment, has built a business out of creating the ultimate music-scapes for every ...
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Episode 169 THE NEXT LEVEL: JES GORDON Discusses DARREN OLARSCH, Creating the Ultimate Music and Entertainment for Events!

Episode 169 THE NEXT LEVEL: JES GORDON Discusses DARREN OLARSCH, Creating the Ultimate Music and Entertainment for Events!

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy and Jes Gordon, the rockstar event producer, chat about Darren Olarsch’s interview ...
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Episode 17 Rita Bloom: Pioneer of Wedding Planning and Design

Episode 17 Rita Bloom: Pioneer of Wedding Planning and Design

[coolcastplayer id="20"] To say Rita Bloom is the pioneer of the wedding planning business would be an understatement. Rita’s story ...
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Episode 170 CALDER CLARK: Planning and Design for Chic Classic Southern Events

Episode 170 CALDER CLARK: Planning and Design for Chic Classic Southern Events

Calder Clark, owner and creative director at Calder Clark, has created a devoted following due to her flawless attention to ...
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Episode 171 THE NEXT LEVEL: JULIE NOVACK Discusses CALDER CLARK, Planning and Design for Chic Classic Southern Events

Episode 171 THE NEXT LEVEL: JULIE NOVACK Discusses CALDER CLARK, Planning and Design for Chic Classic Southern Events

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and Julie Novack, founder of PartySlate, chat about Calder Clark’s interview ...
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Episode 172 MERYL SNOW: Part 2 Setting Yourself Apart In Life And Business.

Episode 172 MERYL SNOW: Part 2 Setting Yourself Apart In Life And Business.

Andy welcomes back to the show Meryl Snow, an icon in the events and catering industry. In Meryl’s first interview, ...
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Episode 173 THE NEXT LEVEL: VALERIE GERNHAUSER Discusses MERYL SNOW Part 2, Setting Yourself Apart in Life and Business

Episode 173 THE NEXT LEVEL: VALERIE GERNHAUSER Discusses MERYL SNOW Part 2, Setting Yourself Apart in Life and Business

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and Valerie Gernhauser, CEO of Sapphire Events, discuss Meryl Snow’s second ...
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Episode 174 TIM CHI - CEO, The Knot Worldwide: Combining Technology and Trends to Innovate the Wedding Industry

Episode 174 TIM CHI – CEO, The Knot Worldwide: Combining Technology and Trends to Innovate the Wedding Industry

Andy welcomes to the show Tim Chi, CEO of The Knot Worldwide, a technologist and entrepreneur who has dedicated his ...
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Episode 175 THE NEXT LEVEL: TAIT LARSON Discusses TIM CHI - CEO, The Knot Worldwide: Combining Technology and Trends to Innovate the Wedding Industry

Episode 175 THE NEXT LEVEL: TAIT LARSON Discusses TIM CHI – CEO, The Knot Worldwide: Combining Technology and Trends to Innovate the Wedding Industry

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and Tait Larson, co-founder of Style Me Pretty, discuss Tim Chi’s ...
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Episode 176 SEAN DE FREITAS - From King of Carnival to King of Design

Episode 176 SEAN DE FREITAS – From King of Carnival to King of Design

Andy is excited to welcome, Sean De Freitas, Founder of Designs by Sean an International award-winning full service event decor ...
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Episode 177 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN Discusses SEAN DE FREITAS, Founder of Designs by Sean: From King of Carnival to King of Design

Episode 177 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN Discusses SEAN DE FREITAS, Founder of Designs by Sean: From King of Carnival to King of Design

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and Jennifer Stein, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of Destination I ...
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Episode 178 DAVID ADLER - CEO, BizBash Media: A Guide To Collaboration Artists

Episode 178 DAVID ADLER – CEO, BizBash Media: A Guide To Collaboration Artists

Andy is excited to welcome, David Adler, CEO and Founder of BizBash Media, a resource marketplace for event organizers of ...
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Episode 179 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses DAVID ADLER, CEO of Bizbash Media: A Guide to Collaboration Artists

Episode 179 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses DAVID ADLER, CEO of Bizbash Media: A Guide to Collaboration Artists

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and Sean Low, Founder and President of The Business of Being ...
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Episode 18 Shawna Gohel: Maharani Weddings

Episode 18 Shawna Gohel: Maharani Weddings

[coolcastplayer id="21"] Shawna Gohel is a pretty big deal in the Indian wedding community. Her site, Maharani Weddings, boasts 800,000 ...
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Episode 180 ALI BARONE: Creating The Events Career Of Your Dreams

Episode 180 ALI BARONE: Creating The Events Career Of Your Dreams

Andy is excited to welcome, Ali Barone of Ali Barone Events, a multidimensional event design company. Ali was also on ...
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Episode 181 THE NEXT LEVEL: JULIE NOVACK Discusses ALI BARONE of Ali Barone Events

Episode 181 THE NEXT LEVEL: JULIE NOVACK Discusses ALI BARONE of Ali Barone Events

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and Julie Novack, CEO and Co-Founder of Party Slate, chat about ...
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Episode 182 KING DAHL, Former Executive Director of Events, MGM Resorts: Designing Your Dream Life As An Events Professional

Episode 182 KING DAHL, Former Executive Director of Events, MGM Resorts: Designing Your Dream Life As An Events Professional

Andy is excited to welcome King Dahl, former Executive Director of Events at MGM Resort Event Productions leading the design ...
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Episode 183 THE NEXT LEVEL:  PHILLIP VAN NOSTRAND Discusses KING DAHL Former Executive Director of Events, MGM Resorts

Episode 183 THE NEXT LEVEL: PHILLIP VAN NOSTRAND Discusses KING DAHL Former Executive Director of Events, MGM Resorts

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy Kushner and Phillip Van Nostrand a photographer based in New York and ...
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Episode 184 MARCY BLUM, A Pioneer of the Experiential Approach to Event Planning

Episode 184 MARCY BLUM, A Pioneer of the Experiential Approach to Event Planning

Andy is very excited to welcome Marcy Blum, an internationally sought after event planner and entertaining expert who has 30 ...
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Episode 185 THE NEXT LEVEL: LYNN EASTON Discusses MARCY BLUM - A Pioneer of the Experiential Approach to Event Planning

Episode 185 THE NEXT LEVEL: LYNN EASTON Discusses MARCY BLUM – A Pioneer of the Experiential Approach to Event Planning

Today on The Next Level, Andy Kushner is speaking with Lynn Easton, creator of Easton Destination Events, a worldwide luxury ...
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Episode 186 CARRIE GOLDBERG: Travel & Weddings Director, Harpers Bazaar

Episode 186 CARRIE GOLDBERG: Travel & Weddings Director, Harpers Bazaar

Andy is very excited to welcome Carrie Goldberg. She is the Digital Travel & Weddings Editor at Harpers Bazaar where ...
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Episode 187 THE NEXT LEVEL: VALERIE GERNHAUSER Discusses CARRIE GOLDBERG - Travel & Weddings Director, Harpers Bazaar

Episode 187 THE NEXT LEVEL: VALERIE GERNHAUSER Discusses CARRIE GOLDBERG – Travel & Weddings Director, Harpers Bazaar

Today on The Next Level, Andy Kushner is speaking with Valerie Gernhouser, Owner of Sapphire Events. She also created Sapphire ...
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Episode 188 CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI, Creating The Ultimate Collaborative Relationship Between #1s And Their #2’s

Episode 188 CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI, Creating The Ultimate Collaborative Relationship Between #1s And Their #2’s

Welcome to the Wedding Biz Christina Matteucci, the Executive Director at David Beahm Experiences. Christina is on the show to ...
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Episode 189 THE NEXT LEVEL: AUGUSTA COLE Discusses CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI - The Executive Director at David Beahm Experiences

Episode 189 THE NEXT LEVEL: AUGUSTA COLE Discusses CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI – The Executive Director at David Beahm Experiences

Today on The Next Level, Andy Kushner is speaking with Augusta Cole, Executive Director to Lynn Easton, of Easton Events, ...
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Episode 19 Valerie Gernhauser: Empowering Wedding Planners

Episode 19 Valerie Gernhauser: Empowering Wedding Planners

Valerie Gernhauser is no stranger to unfortunate circumstances. The timing of her professional career landed amidst Hurricane Katrina, the financial ...
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Episode 190 MICHAEL CERBELLI: The Hot List and the Ultimate in Event Creation

Episode 190 MICHAEL CERBELLI: The Hot List and the Ultimate in Event Creation

The Wedding Biz welcomes Michael Cerbelli, a paragon in the events industry for over 42 years. He is the creator ...
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Episode 191 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses MICHAEL CERBELLI - The Hot List and the Ultimate in Event Creation

Episode 191 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses MICHAEL CERBELLI – The Hot List and the Ultimate in Event Creation

The Next Level welcomes Sean Low, Founder, and President of The Business of Being Creative LLC, which focuses on providing ...
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Episode 192 DAVID MONN PART 2: Acumen in the Business of Events

Episode 192 DAVID MONN PART 2: Acumen in the Business of Events

In this episode of the Wedding Biz, Andy brings back David Monn for part 2 of their conversation. David's clients ...
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Episode 193 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses DAVID MONN - Acumen in the Business of Events.

Episode 193 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses DAVID MONN – Acumen in the Business of Events.

Andy is speaking with Sean Low on this episode of The Next Level. Sean is the Founder and of The ...
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Episode 194 GREG FINCK/Photographer:  The Leap to Professional Fulfillment

Episode 194 GREG FINCK/Photographer: The Leap to Professional Fulfillment

Andy is excited to be speaking with Greg Finck on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Greg is a brilliant ...
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Episode 195 THE NEXT LEVEL: LAURIE ARONS Discusses GREG FINCK - The Leap to Professional Fulfillment

Episode 195 THE NEXT LEVEL: LAURIE ARONS Discusses GREG FINCK – The Leap to Professional Fulfillment

The Next Level welcomes Laurie Arons to the show! Laurie has been mentioned in numerous magazine publications and was listed ...
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Episode 196 VANESSA KRECKEL: Brand Development To Set You Apart

Episode 196 VANESSA KRECKEL: Brand Development To Set You Apart

The Wedding Biz is excited to have Vanessa Kreckel on the show. Vanessa is the Owner and Creative Director of ...
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Episode 197 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses VANESSA KRECKEL - Brand Development to Set you Apart.

Episode 197 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses VANESSA KRECKEL – Brand Development to Set you Apart.

Andy welcomes Sean Low to this episode of The Next Level! Sean is the Founder and President of The Business ...
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Episode 198 AUDREY NERACOULIS: Emotional Photography And Authenticity In Business

Episode 198 AUDREY NERACOULIS: Emotional Photography And Authenticity In Business

Audrey Neracoulis, Welcome to The Wedding Biz! Audrey is a film photographer based in Paris and is known for her ...
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Episode 199 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN Discusses AUDREY NERACOULIS - Emotional Photography And Authenticity In Business

Episode 199 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN Discusses AUDREY NERACOULIS – Emotional Photography And Authenticity In Business

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy is with Jennifer Stein. Jennifer is the Co-Founder and Editor in Chief ...
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Episode 2 Sylvia Weinstock: The Queen of Cakes

Episode 2 Sylvia Weinstock: The Queen of Cakes

Sylvia Weinstock reinvented the tradition of the wedding cake. In this episode I talk with Sylvia about her amazing life ...
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Episode 20 Tara Guérard: Wedding Designer with a Southern Flair

Episode 20 Tara Guérard: Wedding Designer with a Southern Flair

[coolcastplayer id="23"] Southern charm and Tara Guérard are synonymous with each other. Add weddings to the mix, and you’ve got ...
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Episode 200 LE REVE FILMS: Fine Art Wedding Films Plus Networking and Social Media Tips!

Episode 200 LE REVE FILMS: Fine Art Wedding Films Plus Networking and Social Media Tips!

Lindsey and Cherish Conklin, who make up the team of Le Reve Films, are Andy’s guests on this episode of ...
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Episode 201 THE NEXT LEVEL: JULIE NOVACK Discusses LE REVE FILMS - Fine Art Wedding Films Plus Networking and Social Media Tips!

Episode 201 THE NEXT LEVEL: JULIE NOVACK Discusses LE REVE FILMS – Fine Art Wedding Films Plus Networking and Social Media Tips!

Andy has Julie Novack as his guest co-host today on The Next Level. Julie is the CEO and Co-Founder of ...
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Episode 202 RACHEL BIRTHISTLE: The Lake Como Wedding Planner and Creating a Wedding with Contrasting Events

Episode 202 RACHEL BIRTHISTLE: The Lake Como Wedding Planner and Creating a Wedding with Contrasting Events

Andy welcomes Rachel Birthistle to The Wedding Biz. Rachel is the Owner and CEO of The Lake Como Wedding Planner ...
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Episode 203 THE NEXT LEVEL: KIANA UNDERWOOD Discusses RACHEL BIRTHISTLE - The Lake Como Wedding Planner and Creating a Wedding with Contrasting Events

Episode 203 THE NEXT LEVEL: KIANA UNDERWOOD Discusses RACHEL BIRTHISTLE – The Lake Como Wedding Planner and Creating a Wedding with Contrasting Events

The Next Level welcomes Kiana Underwood! Kiana is the founder of Tulipina, an internationally renowned floral design studio that specializes ...
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Episode 204 JOE GOLDBLATT: Event Industry Pioneer and Founder, ILEA & CSEP Program

Episode 204 JOE GOLDBLATT: Event Industry Pioneer and Founder, ILEA & CSEP Program

The Wedding Biz welcomes Joe Goldblatt to the show. Joe is a true pioneer and icon of the event industry; ...
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Episode 205 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN Discusses JOE GOLDBLATT - Event Industry Pioneer and Founder, ILEA & CSEP Program

Episode 205 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN Discusses JOE GOLDBLATT – Event Industry Pioneer and Founder, ILEA & CSEP Program

Jennifer Stein, welcome back to The Next Level! Jennifer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Destination I Do Magazine, which ...
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Episode 206 ROBERT SHERMAN/Washington Talent: Delivering Happiness One Event at a Time and Forming A Partnership

Episode 206 ROBERT SHERMAN/Washington Talent: Delivering Happiness One Event at a Time and Forming A Partnership

In this episode of The Wedding Biz, Andy is speaking with Robert Sherman. Robert is the owner of Washington Talent, ...
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Episode 207 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses ROBERT SHERMAN/Washington Talent - Creating Happiness One Event at a Time and Forming A Partnership

Episode 207 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW Discusses ROBERT SHERMAN/Washington Talent – Creating Happiness One Event at a Time and Forming A Partnership

The Next Level welcomes back Sean Low. Sean’s company, The Business of Being Creative, focuses on providing practical advice to ...
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Episode 208 MICAELA ERLANGER/Celebrity Stylist: Bringing Styling Into The Spotlight

Episode 208 MICAELA ERLANGER/Celebrity Stylist: Bringing Styling Into The Spotlight

Andy is speaking with Micaela Erlanger on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Micaela is a celebrity stylist based out ...
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Episode 209 THE NEXT LEVEL: CARRIE GOLDBERG discusses MICAELA ERLANGER/Celebrity Stylist: Bringing Styling Into The Spotlight

Episode 209 THE NEXT LEVEL: CARRIE GOLDBERG discusses MICAELA ERLANGER/Celebrity Stylist: Bringing Styling Into The Spotlight

The Next Level welcomes back Carrie Goldberg. Carrie is the Travel and Wedding Director at Harpers Bazaar. She oversees all ...
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Episode 21 Rodney Bailey: Capturing Genuine Moments

Episode 21 Rodney Bailey: Capturing Genuine Moments

[coolcastplayer id="25"] Rodney Bailey bought his first camera at 12 years old, saving up all his money from a summer ...
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Episode 210 ADAM SCHAEUBLE - Using Instagram to Grow Your Audience

Episode 210 ADAM SCHAEUBLE – Using Instagram to Grow Your Audience

In this episode, Andy is speaking with Adam Schaeuble. Adam is the host of the top-ranked podcast, The Million Pound ...
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Episode 211 THE NEXT LEVEL: SHANNON LEAHY discusses ADAM SCHAEUBLE - Using Instagram to Grow Your Audience

Episode 211 THE NEXT LEVEL: SHANNON LEAHY discusses ADAM SCHAEUBLE – Using Instagram to Grow Your Audience

The Next Level welcomes Shannon Leahy to the show. Shannon is the owner of Shannon Leahy Events, based out of ...
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Episode 212 RIME ARODAKY & GREG FINCK - Bridal House For Rebel Goddesses

Episode 212 RIME ARODAKY & GREG FINCK – Bridal House For Rebel Goddesses

In this episode of The Wedding Biz, Andy is speaking with Rime Arodaky & Greg Finck. Rime is a brilliant ...
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Episode 213 THE NEXT LEVEL: CARRIE GOLDBERG discusses RIME ARODAKY & GREG FINCK - Bridal House For Rebel Goddesses

Episode 213 THE NEXT LEVEL: CARRIE GOLDBERG discusses RIME ARODAKY & GREG FINCK – Bridal House For Rebel Goddesses

Andy is speaking with Carrie Goldberg on this episode of The Next Level. Carrie is the Travel and Weddings Director ...
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Episode 214 ENGAGE TAKEAWAYS with RISHI PATEL, CARRIE GOLDBERG, and CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI

Episode 214 ENGAGE TAKEAWAYS with RISHI PATEL, CARRIE GOLDBERG, and CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI

This episode of The Wedding Biz is Andy’s first roundtable event held on the last day of Engage at Nizuc, ...
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Episode 215 CLANE GESSEL/Photographer: Capturing The Essence of Clients And Creating Fine Art

Episode 215 CLANE GESSEL/Photographer: Capturing The Essence of Clients And Creating Fine Art

Andy is excited to welcome Clane Gessel to this episode of The Wedding Biz. Clane is an award-winning international photographer ...
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Episode 216 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses CLANE GESSEL/Photographer: Capturing The Essence of Clients And Creating Fine Art

Episode 216 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses CLANE GESSEL/Photographer: Capturing The Essence of Clients And Creating Fine Art

Andy welcomes Sean Low to this episode of The Next Level. Sean’s company, The Business of Being Creative, focuses on ...
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Episode 217 JOHN EMMANUEL - Australia’s Premier Floral Designer

Episode 217 JOHN EMMANUEL – Australia’s Premier Floral Designer

In today’s episode of The Wedding Biz, Andy is excited to welcome John Emmanuel. John is the premier floral designer ...
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Episode 218 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses JOHN EMMANUEL - Australia’s Premier Floral Designer

Episode 218 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses JOHN EMMANUEL – Australia’s Premier Floral Designer

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy welcomes back Sean Low. Sean’s consulting firm, The Business of Being Creative, ...
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Episode 219 MICHELLE RAGO PART 2 - Producing Events While Expecting the Unexpected

Episode 219 MICHELLE RAGO PART 2 – Producing Events While Expecting the Unexpected

Andy is happy to welcome Michelle Rago back for a second episode of The Wedding Biz. Michelle is a destination ...
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Episode 22 Preston Bailey: Designer for the Ages

Episode 22 Preston Bailey: Designer for the Ages

The year is 1980. The place is New York City. And the person is Preston Bailey, who at the time ...
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Episode 220 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN discusses MICHELLE RAGO - Producing Events While Expecting The Unexpected

Episode 220 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN discusses MICHELLE RAGO – Producing Events While Expecting The Unexpected

Andy welcomes Jennifer Stein back to The Next Level. Jennifer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Destination I Do Magazine, ...
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Episode 221 ALEJANDRA POUPEL - International Events with a Theatrical Flair

Episode 221 ALEJANDRA POUPEL – International Events with a Theatrical Flair

Creating events for international clientele is Alejandra Poupel’s realm of expertise. Alejandra is the owner of Alejandra Poupel Events based ...
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Episode 222 THE NEXT LEVEL: GREG FINCK discusses ALEJANDRA POUPEL - International Events With a Theatrical Flair

Episode 222 THE NEXT LEVEL: GREG FINCK discusses ALEJANDRA POUPEL – International Events With a Theatrical Flair

Greg Finck is Andy’s guest on this episode of The Next Level. Greg is a wonderful and brilliant photographer, based ...
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Episode 223 BRIDELUX PANEL with  SYLVIA WEINSTOCK, CECI JOHNSON, and CHRISTIAN OTH

Episode 223 BRIDELUX PANEL with SYLVIA WEINSTOCK, CECI JOHNSON, and CHRISTIAN OTH

Andy recently attended the Bridelux Conference in New York City. He was asked to select a panel of professionals to ...
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Episode 224 BRUCE RUSSELL - The Winding Road to Becoming an Elite Planner/Designer

Episode 224 BRUCE RUSSELL – The Winding Road to Becoming an Elite Planner/Designer

“An event is theatrical, and it’s more than just a wedding or an event; it brings people together.” This is ...
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Episode 225 THE NEXT LEVEL: TARA FAY discusses BRUCE RUSSELL - The Winding Road to Becoming an Elite Planner/Designer

Episode 225 THE NEXT LEVEL: TARA FAY discusses BRUCE RUSSELL – The Winding Road to Becoming an Elite Planner/Designer

Tara Fay and Andy discuss Bruce Russell in this episode of The Next Level. Tara is a brilliant planner and ...
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Episode 226 TARA FAY - Ireland’s First Wedding & Event Planner/Designer

Episode 226 TARA FAY – Ireland’s First Wedding & Event Planner/Designer

“You have to be open to listening because you are never going to pick something up; otherwise.” Tara Fay has ...
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Episode 227 THE NEXT LEVEL: BRUCE RUSSELL discusses TARA FAY - Ireland First Wedding and Event Planner/Designer

Episode 227 THE NEXT LEVEL: BRUCE RUSSELL discusses TARA FAY – Ireland First Wedding and Event Planner/Designer

Listen to Andy and Bruce Russell as they discuss Tara Fay and her interview with Andy last Monday. Bruce is ...
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Episode 228 JOSE VILLA/Part 1: Redefining Success with Fine Art Photography

Episode 228 JOSE VILLA/Part 1: Redefining Success with Fine Art Photography

Jose Villa is a fine art wedding photographer known for crafting vibrant, fine art images that are as unique as ...
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Episode 229 THE NEXT LEVEL: RACHEL BIRTHISTLE discusses JOSE VILLA/Part 1 - Redefining Success With Fine Art Photography

Episode 229 THE NEXT LEVEL: RACHEL BIRTHISTLE discusses JOSE VILLA/Part 1 – Redefining Success With Fine Art Photography

Do you prefer to take photographs digitally or with film? Listen as Andy and Rachel discuss Jose Villa and why ...
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Episode 23 Lynn Easton: Destination Weddings with a Classic Touch

Episode 23 Lynn Easton: Destination Weddings with a Classic Touch

[coolcastplayer id="27"] Lynn Easton is a busy woman. Between managing her destination wedding design business Easton Events and growing her ...
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Episode 230 Evoke Design and Creative/Jeannette Tavares & Jodi Moraru: Thriving In A Partnership

Episode 230 Evoke Design and Creative/Jeannette Tavares & Jodi Moraru: Thriving In A Partnership

Have you ever looked at an event from a thirty thousand foot view, so you could see the big picture? ...
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Episode 231 THE NEXT LEVEL: ROBERT SHERMAN discusses EVOKE DESIGN and CREATIVE/Jeannette Tavares & Jodi Moraru: Thriving In A Partnership

Episode 231 THE NEXT LEVEL: ROBERT SHERMAN discusses EVOKE DESIGN and CREATIVE/Jeannette Tavares & Jodi Moraru: Thriving In A Partnership

When does it make sense to change the dynamics of a company? Listen, as Andy and Robert Sherman discuss how ...
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Episode 232 SONAL SHAH - Planning South Asian Weddings With a Theatrical Flair

Episode 232 SONAL SHAH – Planning South Asian Weddings With a Theatrical Flair

"I don't design; I plan events and manage the timelines." Listen in as Andy and his guest Sonal Shah discuss ...
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Episode 233 THE NEXT LEVEL: ANDRE MAIER discusses SONAL SHAH - Planning South Asian Weddings With a Theatrical Flair

Episode 233 THE NEXT LEVEL: ANDRE MAIER discusses SONAL SHAH – Planning South Asian Weddings With a Theatrical Flair

If you want your weddings to have theatrical productions, listen as Andy and Andre discuss Sonal Shah and her ability ...
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Episode 234 Online Crisis Communication And The Coronavirus

Episode 234 Online Crisis Communication And The Coronavirus

Christie Osborne is FEMA-certified in Social Media Crisis Communication and I was fortunate to get some time with her while ...
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Episode 235 JOSE VILLA: Wedding Photography At Its Finest

Episode 235 JOSE VILLA: Wedding Photography At Its Finest

Andy and Jose hopped on the line, Friday March 13th, to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus on the event ...
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Episode 236 THE NEXT LEVEL: LYNN EASTON discusses JOSE VILLA Part 2 - Wedding Photography At Its Finest

Episode 236 THE NEXT LEVEL: LYNN EASTON discusses JOSE VILLA Part 2 – Wedding Photography At Its Finest

Do you know how digital photos typically look different from pictures taken using film? Listen as Andy and Lynn discuss ...
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Episode 237 BRETT CULP: Realigning Your Heart & Soul During The Pandemic

Episode 237 BRETT CULP: Realigning Your Heart & Soul During The Pandemic

Today's episode is a special one about dealing with the impact of the Coronavirus though it's timeless in that it ...
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Episode 238 DAVID BEAHM: A Personal Response to the Coronavirus

Episode 238 DAVID BEAHM: A Personal Response to the Coronavirus

We are all having our own reaction to the current crisis. David shares his way of getting through the myriad ...
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Episode 239 KATIE KRIMITSOS: Benefits of Meditation During the Coronavirus Crisis

Episode 239 KATIE KRIMITSOS: Benefits of Meditation During the Coronavirus Crisis

This is a bonus episode to help us all through this difficult time. The interview can benefit everyone though Katie ...
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Episode 24 Valerie Romanoff: Personalized Event Entertainment

Episode 24 Valerie Romanoff: Personalized Event Entertainment

[coolcastplayer id="28"] Valerie Romanoff has had music in her veins since she was a little girl of two years old ...
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Episode 240 ROBBINS OTOYA: Loving What They Do and Doing it Together

Episode 240 ROBBINS OTOYA: Loving What They Do and Doing it Together

“It’s not about producing a New York wedding in Provence; it’s about producing a Provence wedding in Provence with New ...
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Episode 241 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses ROBBINS OTOYA - Loving What They Do And Doing It Together

Episode 241 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses ROBBINS OTOYA – Loving What They Do And Doing It Together

Seeing locations through color and shapes is a unique way to design events. Listen as Andy and Sean Low discuss ...
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Episode 242 DAVID STARK: Dealing With The Impact Of The Pandemic

Episode 242 DAVID STARK: Dealing With The Impact Of The Pandemic

This is a bonus episode featuring my conversation with David Stark, a renowned NYC-based event producer and designer whose team ...
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Episode 243 SOFIA CROKOS - Connecting With Clients And The Beauty Around Her

Episode 243 SOFIA CROKOS – Connecting With Clients And The Beauty Around Her

“I love fashion, and I appreciate everything beautiful because I love to surround myself in beauty” Listen in as Andy ...
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Episode 244 THE NEXT LEVEL: LEWIS MILLER discusses SOFIA CROKOS - Connecting With Clients And The Beauty Around Her

Episode 244 THE NEXT LEVEL: LEWIS MILLER discusses SOFIA CROKOS – Connecting With Clients And The Beauty Around Her

Listen as Andy and Lewis discuss Sofia Crokos and her love of fashion and beauty. Lewis Miller is the founder ...
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Episode 245 NORMA COHEN Part 2 -  Creating Positive Energy While Planning Elaborate Events

Episode 245 NORMA COHEN Part 2 – Creating Positive Energy While Planning Elaborate Events

“Growing is my daily goal, and I live every day to be better.” Listen in as Andy and his guest, ...
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Episode 246 THE NEXT LEVEL: DARREN OLARSCH discusses NORMA COHEN Part 2 - Creating Positive Energy While Planning Elaborate Events

Episode 246 THE NEXT LEVEL: DARREN OLARSCH discusses NORMA COHEN Part 2 – Creating Positive Energy While Planning Elaborate Events

“If you don’t have lighting, you can’t see the beauty you’ve created.” Listen as Andy and Darren discuss Norma Cohen, ...
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Episode 247 BRYAN RAFANELLI - Always Having a Plan B

Episode 247 BRYAN RAFANELLI – Always Having a Plan B

“What would you do if you lost everyone and everything in your life and then got it all back again?” ...
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Episode 248 SEAN LOW - Your Voice Matters

Episode 248 SEAN LOW – Your Voice Matters

In this stand-alone episode of TNL, Andy and his guest, Sean Low, discuss how the pandemic is affecting the event ...
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Episode 249 JORDAN KAHN- Bringing Events Alive With Music

Episode 249 JORDAN KAHN- Bringing Events Alive With Music

"A lot of musicians and bands make the performance about themselves; we make our performances about our clients and their ...
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Episode 25 Jes Gordon: Bringing Personality to Every Event

Episode 25 Jes Gordon: Bringing Personality to Every Event

[coolcastplayer id="29"] How do you truly entertain without boundaries? Just ask event designer, producer, and planner Jes Gordon. Designing and ...
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Episode 250 MONTE DURHAM - Star with TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta

Episode 250 MONTE DURHAM – Star with TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta

Have you heard an excellent rag to riches story lately? Listen to Andy and his guest, Monte Durham, discuss how ...
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Episode 251 THE NEXT LEVEL: NAYRI KALAYJIAN discusses MONTE DURHAM - Star with TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta

Episode 251 THE NEXT LEVEL: NAYRI KALAYJIAN discusses MONTE DURHAM – Star with TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta

Picking a wedding dress is hard, and you need an expert to make sure you look and feel your best ...
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Episode 252 WENDY EL-KHOURY: Wedded Wonderland & Growing an Extensive Business In 7 Years.

Episode 252 WENDY EL-KHOURY: Wedded Wonderland & Growing an Extensive Business In 7 Years.

Wouldn't it be great to be able to go to a website you already follow for celebrity news and beauty ...
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Episode 253 THE NEXT LEVEL: JOHN EMMANUEL discusses WENDY EL-KHOURY - Wedded Wonderland & Growing an Extensive Business in 7 years

Episode 253 THE NEXT LEVEL: JOHN EMMANUEL discusses WENDY EL-KHOURY – Wedded Wonderland & Growing an Extensive Business in 7 years

Do you have a strong brand identity? Listen, as Andy and John discuss Wendy El-Khoury, her insights into a brand ...
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Episode 254 STEVE KEMBLE: America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru

Episode 254 STEVE KEMBLE: America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru

How about a jungle-themed corporate event with elephant rides? Listen to Andy and his guest Steve Kemble, who is known ...
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Episode 255 THE NEXT LEVEL: JULIE NOVACK discusses STEVE KEMBLE, America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru

Episode 255 THE NEXT LEVEL: JULIE NOVACK discusses STEVE KEMBLE, America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru

Andy has Julie Novack as his guest co-host today on The Next Level. Listen as they speak about Steve Kemble, ...
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Episode 256 BILL BAKER: Storytelling to Persuade, Influence and Inspire

Episode 256 BILL BAKER: Storytelling to Persuade, Influence and Inspire

When you hear a story, does it engage your brain? Listen as Andy and his guest Bill Baker discuss how ...
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Episode 257 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses BILL BAKER,  Storytelling to Persuade, Influence, and Inspire

Episode 257 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses BILL BAKER, Storytelling to Persuade, Influence, and Inspire

Could you be more productive with honing your storytelling techniques? Listen as Andy and Sean Low discuss Bill's insights into ...
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Episode 258 MEGHAN ELY: PR, Getting Published And More!

Episode 258 MEGHAN ELY: PR, Getting Published And More!

“Advertising says hey I’m great, PR is when somebody else says you are great.” Listen as Andy and his guest ...
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Episode 259 MICAELA ERLANGER/Celebrity Stylist: Wedding Gowns And Fashion Design During The Pandemic

Episode 259 MICAELA ERLANGER/Celebrity Stylist: Wedding Gowns And Fashion Design During The Pandemic

"Bridal is inherently timeless." Listen as Andy and his guest Micaela Erlanger discuss what she means by this and how ...
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Episode 26 Kristin Banta: Upending Wedding Traditions

Episode 26 Kristin Banta: Upending Wedding Traditions

Just because something is tradition doesn’t mean you can’t play by your own rules. For Kristin Banta, that’s the name ...
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Episode 260 A Conversation with: Phil Van Nostrand

Episode 260 A Conversation with: Phil Van Nostrand

This is the first of a series of conversations, called "A Conversation with," beginning with photographer Phil Van Nostrand. Phil ...
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Episode 261 NEILLIE BUTLER: Delivering A Bride’s Vision & More!

Episode 261 NEILLIE BUTLER: Delivering A Bride’s Vision & More!

"As planners, we need our clients to trust us." Listen as Andy and his guest Nellie Butler discuss why she ...
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Episode 262 THE NEXT LEVEL: HEATH ALAN RAY discusses NEILLIE BUTLER, Delivering a Bride’s Vision & More

Episode 262 THE NEXT LEVEL: HEATH ALAN RAY discusses NEILLIE BUTLER, Delivering a Bride’s Vision & More

Listen, as Andy and Heath Alan Ray discuss Neillie's insights into having different streams of income under one umbrella, how ...
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Episode 263 DIANE KHOURY: Australia’s Premier Event Planner & Designer

Episode 263 DIANE KHOURY: Australia’s Premier Event Planner & Designer

Have you ever heard of a bride planning her own wedding with 500 guests and with no experience in planning ...
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Episode 264 THE NEXT LEVEL: JOHN EMMANUEL discusses DIANE KHOURY, Australia’s Premier Event Planner & Designer

Episode 264 THE NEXT LEVEL: JOHN EMMANUEL discusses DIANE KHOURY, Australia’s Premier Event Planner & Designer

"Diane has impeccable taste and style, she is a style queen" Andy and John Emmanuel discuss Diane's social media following, ...
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Episode 265 PRESTON BAILEY: Racial Injustice, A Conversation

Episode 265 PRESTON BAILEY: Racial Injustice, A Conversation

I wanted to give floral designer Preston Bailey a platform to share his thoughts, given what is currently going on ...
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Episode 266 KATHI SHARPE-ROSS: Author of Re:Invent Your Life! What Are You Waiting For?

Episode 266 KATHI SHARPE-ROSS: Author of Re:Invent Your Life! What Are You Waiting For?

"Reinvention is a personal intervention with yourself." Listen as Andy, and his guest Kathi Sharpe-Ross discuss her book Re:Invent Your ...
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Episode 267 A Conversation With: Colin Cowie

Episode 267 A Conversation With: Colin Cowie

I recently started a series, coming out from time to time called "A Conversation With," which will feature general conversations ...
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Episode 268 Alan Shukovsky: Protocols for Running Events During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Episode 268 Alan Shukovsky: Protocols for Running Events During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Alan Shukovsky is located in NYC and is the Executive Director of Event Sales & Marketing for Glasshouses, which has new ...
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Episode 269 LISA VORCE - The Intangible Soul Of An Event

Episode 269 LISA VORCE – The Intangible Soul Of An Event

"My proudest moments aren't only about design. They are about how my clients feel when they see and experience the ...
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Episode 27 Angela Desveaux: Editor-in-Chief of WedLuxe Media

Episode 27 Angela Desveaux: Editor-in-Chief of WedLuxe Media

Angela Desveaux is the founder, publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of WedLuxe Media, which includes her print and online magazines, a trendsetting ...
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Episode 270  MICHAEL UNCAPHER discusses LISA VORCE- The Intangible Soul Of An Event

Episode 270 MICHAEL UNCAPHER discusses LISA VORCE- The Intangible Soul Of An Event

Listen as Andy Kushner and Michael Uncapher discuss Lisa's winding road to the event industry, how she taps into the ...
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Episode 271 NATALIE DENYSE - Building A Strong Brand To Weather The Storm

Episode 271 NATALIE DENYSE – Building A Strong Brand To Weather The Storm

"The best-laid PR & marketing strategies are rooted in intent and purpose." Listen as Andy Kushner and his guest Natalie ...
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Episode 272 A Conversation with: Simon T. Bailey

Episode 272 A Conversation with: Simon T. Bailey

This is a second appearance with Simon T. Bailey. His is a very popular Speaker, author and leader of the ...
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Episode 273 ALEX LE ROUX - Designing Musical Entertainment In An Extraordinary Way

Episode 273 ALEX LE ROUX – Designing Musical Entertainment In An Extraordinary Way

"If you don't have a star in the band, you are a cover band." Listen as Andy Kushner and his ...
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Episode 28 Michelle Rago: Weddings Around the Globe

Episode 28 Michelle Rago: Weddings Around the Globe

[coolcastplayer id="32"] Michelle Rago has always had wanderlust flowing through her veins. It’s what has inspired her to build her ...
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Episode 29 Darcy Miller: Martha Stewart Weddings & Self-Made Designer

Episode 29 Darcy Miller: Martha Stewart Weddings & Self-Made Designer

[coolcastplayer id="33"] Darcy Miller has always had creative inspirations around her. From growing up with creatively inclined parents, to creating ...
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Episode 3 David Beahm: Risk & Synchronicity

Episode 3 David Beahm: Risk & Synchronicity

David Beahm, world-class wedding designer and planner, known for his inventive work and trademark lavish flower creations, has designed countless ...
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Episode 30 The Travel Siblings: Experiential Destination Travel

Episode 30 The Travel Siblings: Experiential Destination Travel

[coolcastplayer id="34"] When you think of experiencing personalized and experiential destination weddings, you most likely need to be thinking of ...
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Episode 31 David Merrell: Businessman to Award Winning Event Planner

Episode 31 David Merrell: Businessman to Award Winning Event Planner

[coolcastplayer id="35"] As Owner, CEO and Creative Director of AOO Events of Los Angeles since 1989, David Merrell has seen ...
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Episode 32 Sharon Sacks: The Magic of Making Memories

Episode 32 Sharon Sacks: The Magic of Making Memories

[coolcastplayer id="36"] Sharon Sacks is the epitome of a multi-tasking go-getter! Early in her career she caught her first big ...
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Episode 33 Claudia Hanlin: From Bride to Wedding Planner

Episode 33 Claudia Hanlin: From Bride to Wedding Planner

[coolcastplayer id="37"] Today, we welcome Claudia Hanlin of the Wedding Library! Claudia has an extensive resume behind her as a ...
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Episode 34 Edgar Zamora: Transformer of Spaces

Episode 34 Edgar Zamora: Transformer of Spaces

[coolcastplayer id="38"] Edgar Zamora is the founder and lead designer of the highly acclaimed Revelry Event Designers, the industry’s go-to ...
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Episode 35 The Knot, Carley Roney & Anja Winikka: Empowering Employees + Building Innovation Into the DNA of Your Business

Episode 35 The Knot, Carley Roney & Anja Winikka: Empowering Employees + Building Innovation Into the DNA of Your Business

[coolcastplayer id="39"] These days, The Knot is largely synonymous with planning a modern wedding. It is often the first resource ...
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Episode 36 Mindy Rice of Mindy Rice Design: Creating Feelings Instead of Just Events

Episode 36 Mindy Rice of Mindy Rice Design: Creating Feelings Instead of Just Events

When we think about wedding and event floral designs, our imagination is often limited to bouquets and centerpieces. Today, I ...
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Episode 37 Debbie Geller: Creating Legacy Clients

Episode 37 Debbie Geller: Creating Legacy Clients

[coolcastplayer id="41"] It takes a certain level of skill, a problem-solving attitude, and more than a dash of creativity to ...
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Episode 38 Wombi Rose: Shark Tank, LovePop & Inspiration

Episode 38 Wombi Rose: Shark Tank, LovePop & Inspiration

When it comes to luxury weddings and events, every detail can become a work of art. Today, I am talking ...
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Episode 39 Pauline Parry: The Masterful Orchestration of Good Gracious Events

Episode 39 Pauline Parry: The Masterful Orchestration of Good Gracious Events

Wedding planning, production, and design seem to require a bit of tenacity. To make it in the wedding and event ...
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Episode 4 Matthew Robbins: Creative Process and Connecting with Couples

Episode 4 Matthew Robbins: Creative Process and Connecting with Couples

Matthew Robbins generously shares his process for creating events that resonate, and how he connects with clients to make that ...
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Episode 40 Nikki Khan: Creating Exquisite South Asian Weddings

Episode 40 Nikki Khan: Creating Exquisite South Asian Weddings

So far on the Wedding Biz, we have had multiple perspectives on planning and executing traditional Western weddings. Therefore, I ...
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Episode 41 Sean Low: The Business of Being Creative

Episode 41 Sean Low: The Business of Being Creative

When innate creativity and business collide, the world benefits from the amazing products and services those businesses provide. Creative businesses ...
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Episode 42 Equally Wed: Kirsten & Maria’s Revolutionary Online Guide to Planning an LGBTQ+ Wedding

Episode 42 Equally Wed: Kirsten & Maria’s Revolutionary Online Guide to Planning an LGBTQ+ Wedding

Kirsten Ott Palladino & Maria Palladino are co-founders of Equally Wed, an online wedding magazine celebrating love and weddings in ...
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Episode 43 Eddie Zaratsian: Experiential Events to Delight the Senses

Episode 43 Eddie Zaratsian: Experiential Events to Delight the Senses

If you’ve never had the joy of working with a designer who absolutely lives to utterly delight their client, then ...
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Episode 44 Ian Prosser: Internationally Acclaimed Floral Designer with an Elite Clientele

Episode 44 Ian Prosser: Internationally Acclaimed Floral Designer with an Elite Clientele

At 15 years old, Ian Prosser’s love of floral design began when he took an elderly woman in his community ...
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Episode 45 Troy Williams: Fearlessly Paving His Own Path to Celebrity Event Planner Success

Episode 45 Troy Williams: Fearlessly Paving His Own Path to Celebrity Event Planner Success

Troy Williams is a successful event designer, planner and lifestyle influencer, but his success didn’t happen overnight. It took years ...
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Episode 46 Simon T. Bailey: How To Harness Your Brilliance and Turbo Charge Your Business

Episode 46 Simon T. Bailey: How To Harness Your Brilliance and Turbo Charge Your Business

Simon T. Bailey is no stranger to success, even though he’s quite familiar with failure. At a young age, Simon ...
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Episode 47 Peter Callahan: Embracing Creativity to Lead an Inspired Life

Episode 47 Peter Callahan: Embracing Creativity to Lead an Inspired Life

Peter Callahan almost didn’t become a world-famous caterer. Growing up around successful finance businessmen, he felt as if that was his ...
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Episode 48 Ron Ben-Israel: Answering the Call of Creativity with Couture Cakes

Episode 48 Ron Ben-Israel: Answering the Call of Creativity with Couture Cakes

To Ron Ben-Israel, a cake is far more than a cake. It’s equal to a performance. And if anyone knows ...
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Episode 49 Jose Villa: Redefining Success with Fine Art Wedding Photography

Episode 49 Jose Villa: Redefining Success with Fine Art Wedding Photography

Initially, Jose’s parents were nervous about him becoming a photographer. As recent US immigrants, they didn’t think his dreams of ...
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Episode 5 Bryan Rafanelli: Telling Clients’ Stories Through Event Design

Episode 5 Bryan Rafanelli: Telling Clients’ Stories Through Event Design

Bryan Rafanelli’s exquisite sense of style, attention to detail and ability to transform clients’ visions into unforgettable celebrations have made ...
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Episode 50 Rayshun Lamarr: The Voice Finalist Who Honed His Talents as a Wedding Entertainer

Episode 50 Rayshun Lamarr: The Voice Finalist Who Honed His Talents as a Wedding Entertainer

Rayshun Lamarr has officially put his voice in the arena-- it’s where he’s always known he wants it to be ...
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Episode 51 Lisa Gooder, Brides Magazine: The Passion of Storytelling

Episode 51 Lisa Gooder, Brides Magazine: The Passion of Storytelling

Lisa Gooder was always passionate about telling stories. No matter the workplace-- from artifact appraisals to digital media, to Lisa, ...
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Episode 53 David Tutera: Finding True Success in Self Reinvention

Episode 53 David Tutera: Finding True Success in Self Reinvention

If you’ve heard of David Tutera, you know he’s done it all.  He’s a leading expert in the wedding and ...
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Episode 55 The Star-Studded Anniversary Show: Celebrating One Year of The Wedding Biz

Episode 55 The Star-Studded Anniversary Show: Celebrating One Year of The Wedding Biz

It hardly seems possible that today’s show is a celebration of the One Year Anniversary of The Wedding Biz podcast! ...
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Episode 56 Harmony Walton: The Bridal Bar and Jet Fete

Episode 56 Harmony Walton: The Bridal Bar and Jet Fete

It takes but a moment to see that Harmony Walton’s path to success had everything to do with how she ...
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Episode 58 ENCORE: Rebecca Grinnals & Kathryn Arce, Engaging Concepts

Episode 58 ENCORE: Rebecca Grinnals & Kathryn Arce, Engaging Concepts

Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce are powerhouse team is the force behind the wedding and honeymoon industry consulting firm Engaging ...
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Episode 58 Kevin Lee, Celebrity Event Designer: Dedication and Finding the Flair

Episode 58 Kevin Lee, Celebrity Event Designer: Dedication and Finding the Flair

Kevin Lee loves living a glamorous lifestyle, and he’s proved time and time again, he’s willing to work for it ...
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Episode 6 Edwin McCain: His Hit Wedding Songs

Episode 6 Edwin McCain: His Hit Wedding Songs

This week, Andy talks with the artist behind three enormously-popular wedding songs—Edwin McCain. His songs "I'll Be" and "I Could ...
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Episode 61 Tara Dowburd, Makeup Therapy: "Achieving Success in the Client Experience"

Episode 61 Tara Dowburd, Makeup Therapy: “Achieving Success in the Client Experience”

Tara Dowburd has always known that creativity needs to be at the center of her career. She’s an artist. What ...
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Episode 63 ENCORE: Edwin McCain: Creative Hit Wedding Songs

Episode 63 ENCORE: Edwin McCain: Creative Hit Wedding Songs

This week, Andy talks with the artist behind three enormously-popular wedding songs—Edwin McCain. His hit songs “I’ll Be” and “I ...
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Episode 64 Stephanie Bradshaw: Dynamically Branding Your Business & Events

Episode 64 Stephanie Bradshaw: Dynamically Branding Your Business & Events

Stephanie Bradshaw has more than just impeccable taste, she has a knack for project management and has a very diverse ...
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Episode 65 THE NEXT LEVEL: Stephanie Bradshaw: Dynamically Branding Your Business & Events

Episode 65 THE NEXT LEVEL: Stephanie Bradshaw: Dynamically Branding Your Business & Events

Today, Melissa and Andy are recording this episode of TNL from the Engage! Conference in Banff, Canada! Listen in as ...
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Episode 66 Preston Bailey: Designer for the Ages, Part 1

Episode 66 Preston Bailey: Designer for the Ages, Part 1

The year is 1980. The place is New York City. And the person is Preston Bailey, who at the time ...
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Episode 67 THE NEXT LEVEL: Preston Bailey: Designer for the Ages, Part 1

Episode 67 THE NEXT LEVEL: Preston Bailey: Designer for the Ages, Part 1

Andy and Melissa take a second listen to Preston Bailey's interview about his design process. There's so much that can ...
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Episode 68 Mark Held: A Lifetime Of Floral Innovation

Episode 68 Mark Held: A Lifetime Of Floral Innovation

Mark Held didn’t originally see himself as a florist. His first arrangement-- a project assigned to him at summer camp ...
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Episode 69 THE NEXT LEVEL: Mark Held: A Lifetime Of Floral Innovation

Episode 69 THE NEXT LEVEL: Mark Held: A Lifetime Of Floral Innovation

Considering the incredible success Mark Held has had by focusing on doing one thing - flowers - and doing them ...
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Episode 7 Rick Davis & Christopher Vazquez: Event Magic

Episode 7 Rick Davis & Christopher Vazquez: Event Magic

In this episode, Andy talks with with Rick and Chris about what initially inspired them to do event design and ...
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Episode 70 Mindy Weiss: Setting the Standard

Episode 70 Mindy Weiss: Setting the Standard

Mindy Weiss is a force in the high-end wedding and event planning business. Since her early beginnings, she has delighted ...
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Episode 71 THE NEXT LEVEL: Mindy Weiss: Setting the Standard

Episode 71 THE NEXT LEVEL: Mindy Weiss: Setting the Standard

In this episode of The Next Level, Andy and Melissa unpack all the lessons and strategies that Mindy Weiss shared ...
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Episode 72 Chef Roy Yamaguchi: Cuisine, Culture & Community

Episode 72 Chef Roy Yamaguchi: Cuisine, Culture & Community

On today’s episode, Andy shares with us the honor of sitting down with renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi, as he shares ...
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Episode 73 THE NEXT LEVEL: Roy Yamaguchi: Cuisine, Culture & Community

Episode 73 THE NEXT LEVEL: Roy Yamaguchi: Cuisine, Culture & Community

In today's episode, Andy and Melissa dive a little deeper into Chef Roy Yamaguchi's interview on The Wedding Biz. Roy ...
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Episode 74 Christian Oth: Innovative Wedding Photojournalism

Episode 74 Christian Oth: Innovative Wedding Photojournalism

As any Creative knows, getting started can be a challenge. Christian Oth is no stranger to the effort that goes ...
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Episode 75 THE NEXT LEVEL: Christian Oth: Innovative Wedding Photojournalism

Episode 75 THE NEXT LEVEL: Christian Oth: Innovative Wedding Photojournalism

We know it isn't just luck that separates the most successful entrepreneurs in our industry from the rest of the ...
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Episode 76 Michele Hodges: Building A Successful Referral Based Business

Episode 76 Michele Hodges: Building A Successful Referral Based Business

The way the world runs today, it often feels as if it's impossible to make it in the Wedding Business ...
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Episode 77 THE NEXT LEVEL: Michele Hodges: Building A Successful Referral Based Business

Episode 77 THE NEXT LEVEL: Michele Hodges: Building A Successful Referral Based Business

In this episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and Melissa unpack all of the lessons from Michele Hodges show. Michele ...
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Episode 78 Julie Sabatino: The Stylish Bride

Episode 78 Julie Sabatino: The Stylish Bride

On the most important day of a couple’s life, family and friends gather to share a moment with two people ...
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Episode 79 THE NEXT LEVEL: Julie Sabatino: The Stylish Bride

Episode 79 THE NEXT LEVEL: Julie Sabatino: The Stylish Bride

This episode of THE NEXT LEVEL is all about brides! Well, actually Julie Sabatino is all about brides and as ...
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Episode 8 Bill Spinner: Director of Sales & Catering at The Pierre New York

Episode 8 Bill Spinner: Director of Sales & Catering at The Pierre New York

An icon of the hospitality industry, Bill Spinner was literally born into it—as a young man, he first learned what it means ...
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Episode 80 Norma Cohen: Building A Thriving Business Within A Community

Episode 80 Norma Cohen: Building A Thriving Business Within A Community

If there’s anyone who knows all the ins and outs of party planning, it’s Norma Cohen. Norma started planning parties ...
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Episode 81 THE NEXT LEVEL: Norma Cohen: Building A Thriving Business Within A Community

Episode 81 THE NEXT LEVEL: Norma Cohen: Building A Thriving Business Within A Community

In today's episode, Andy and Melissa dig into the interview with Norma Cohen. If you haven't listened to Norma's full ...
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Episode 82 Cindy Novotny: Mastering Motivation

Episode 82 Cindy Novotny: Mastering Motivation

As anyone knows, sometimes we need a little motivation, a push in the right direction. Maybe we’re not as focused ...
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Episode 83 THE NEXT LEVEL: Cindy Novotny: Mastering Motivation

Episode 83 THE NEXT LEVEL: Cindy Novotny: Mastering Motivation

Buckle your seat belts because this episode of THE NEXT LEVEL is quite a ride. Andy and Melissa dig deeper ...
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Episode 84 Bryan Rafanelli: REVISIT - Telling Clients’ Stories Through Event Design

Episode 84 Bryan Rafanelli: REVISIT – Telling Clients’ Stories Through Event Design

If you’ve ever felt family pressure to pursue a certain career, then you can relate to today’s guest. When he ...
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Episode 85 THE NEXT LEVEL with Sean Low Discussing Bryan Rafanelli and Telling Clients’ Stories Through Event Design

Episode 85 THE NEXT LEVEL with Sean Low Discussing Bryan Rafanelli and Telling Clients’ Stories Through Event Design

Today's episode of THE NEXT LEVEL is a very special one! For the first time in TNL history, we have ...
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Episode 86 Abby + Tait Larson: Saving Style Me Pretty

Episode 86 Abby + Tait Larson: Saving Style Me Pretty

To get the full scoop on one of the hottest topics in the world of wedding inspiration, we are invited ...
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Episode 87 THE NEXT LEVEL: Abby + Tait Larson: Saving Style Me Pretty

Episode 87 THE NEXT LEVEL: Abby + Tait Larson: Saving Style Me Pretty

In this episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and Melissa are breaking down lessons learned from Abby and Tait Larsen ...
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Episode 88 Preston Bailey: Part 2 Interview

Episode 88 Preston Bailey: Part 2 Interview

We're so excited to have Preston Bailey as a returning guest today. We take a deep dive into Preston's business, ...
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Episode 89 THE NEXT LEVEL: Preston Bailey: Part 2 Interview

Episode 89 THE NEXT LEVEL: Preston Bailey: Part 2 Interview

In this episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and Melissa are focused on the most impactful parts of Preston Bailey's ...
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Episode 9 Andy Marcus: A Life in Wedding Photography

Episode 9 Andy Marcus: A Life in Wedding Photography

As the second of three generations to uphold the Fred Marcus Studio brand, Andy Marcus has grown into his status ...
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Episode 90 Pablo Oliveira: Combining Business Savvy with Impeccable Design

Episode 90 Pablo Oliveira: Combining Business Savvy with Impeccable Design

Pablo Oliveira’s work is so elegant and sophisticated, his portfolio images alone are a feast for the eyes. Nuage Designs, ...
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Episode 91 THE NEXT LEVEL: Pablo Oliveira: Combining Business Savvy with Impeccable Design

Episode 91 THE NEXT LEVEL: Pablo Oliveira: Combining Business Savvy with Impeccable Design

In today's episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and Melissa join forces to discuss all of the amazing insights from ...
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Episode 92 Ines and Veronica Di Santo: Bridal Couture Brilliance

Episode 92 Ines and Veronica Di Santo: Bridal Couture Brilliance

On today’s show we hear from Ines and Veronica of Ines Di Santo, a bridal and evening gown couture dress ...
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Episode 93 THE NEXT LEVEL: Ines and Veronica Di Santo: Bridal Couture Brilliance

Episode 93 THE NEXT LEVEL: Ines and Veronica Di Santo: Bridal Couture Brilliance

On today's show, Andy and Melissa are joined by Julie Sabatino of The Stylish Bride podcast on The Wedding Biz ...
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Episode 94 Ceci Johnson: Designing Stationery, Lifestyle and Business

Episode 94 Ceci Johnson: Designing Stationery, Lifestyle and Business

This episode features Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York. We have the privilege to listen to how Ceci built her ...
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Episode 95 THE NEXT LEVEL: Ceci Johnson: Designing Stationery, Lifestyle and Business

Episode 95 THE NEXT LEVEL: Ceci Johnson: Designing Stationery, Lifestyle and Business

On today's show, Andy has Sean Low joining as a guest co-host. Today's episode focuses on all of the nuggets ...
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Episode 96 Jennifer Zabinski: High-Touch Planning

Episode 96 Jennifer Zabinski: High-Touch Planning

This week’s episode features  Jennifer Zabinski of JZ Events. Jennifer is a dedicated and talented wedding planner, known for being ...
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Episode 97 THE NEXT LEVEL: Jennifer Zabinski: High-Touch Planning

Episode 97 THE NEXT LEVEL: Jennifer Zabinski: High-Touch Planning

In this episode, Andy and Melissa discuss Andy's interview with Jennifer Zabinski, of JZ Events. Jennifer's interview presented so many ...
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Episode 98 Andre Maier: Photography from the Heart

Episode 98 Andre Maier: Photography from the Heart

Have you ever felt stifled by the exactness and predictability of your chosen career? Today’s guest spent years studying science, ...
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Episode 99 THE NEXT LEVEL: Andrè Maier: Photography from the Heart

Episode 99 THE NEXT LEVEL: Andrè Maier: Photography from the Heart

In this episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and Melissa come together to dive into Andrè Maier's interview. Andrè is ...
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Welcome from Andy Kushner

Welcome from Andy Kushner

A welcome to the podcast, from creator and host Andy Kushner ...
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