In this episode, Andy talks with with Rick and Chris about what initially inspired them to do event design and production, how they keep their inspirational wellsprings replenished, and the joys and challenges of being partners in business and in life.Continue reading
Bryan Rafanelli’s exquisite sense of style, attention to detail and ability to transform clients’ visions into unforgettable celebrations have made him a go-to planner for the nation’s most exclusive and high-profile events. Andy talks with Bryan about how he became a world-class events designer, and they discuss the business of creativity and the creativity of business.Continue reading
Matthew Robbins generously shares his process for creating events that resonate, and how he connects with clients to make that happen. We also talk about balancing work and personal lives, which gets especially interesting (and rewarding!) when your professional and life partner is the same person.Continue reading
David Beahm, world-class wedding designer and planner, known for his inventive work and trademark lavish flower creations, has designed countless weddings for society, high profile and discerning clients, including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, as well as a host of celebrity and Fortune 500 corporate events.
I had fun and fascinating conversation with David at his beautiful farm, “Thistle Dew Farm” in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, where—when not producing world-class events—he stays grounded by keeping his hands in the dirt growing wildflowers, production flowers, herbs and vegetables.
In this episode, we learn a lot about David and how got there from here—his early days as a teacher, his deep background in music and musical theater, and the leaps of faith that enabled little and big synchronicities alike.