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David Stark: Creativity in Design, Creativity in Business

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 Stark holds in high regard. David has produced events for noteworthy celebrities like Glenn Close and Brad Pitt, organizations like Saturday Night live, the Whitney Museum, and the Metropolitan Opera, has 5 books published, and the list goes on in similar fashion.

Phillip Van Nostrand: Photography & Designing Your Lifestyle

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 grew up in a Christian family with good clean fun all around him, despite the influence of a “hippy commune.” Starting off his career path as part of the church, he eventually found a new devotion to photography when he fell in love with traveling.

Kimi Werner: Trusting Your Inner Voice

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 discovery and the sea to inspire others and travel the world. Why is Andy releasing this episode on The Wedding Biz?  Because it’s a very touching and courageous story, and ultimately deeply inspiring. Kimi’s story is about something all of us creatives, in the event industry, can resonate with, which is to fully trust our inner yearnings and choose how we want to express ourselves and how we want to experience this world in which we live.

Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht: Maintaining Balance Within The Adventure

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 does just that, but also excels in her industry planning and designing weddings and events worldwide. Working with top vendors such as caterer Paula LeDuc, she is always seeking projects that expose her to new challenges.  

Robert Fountain: Forging Your Own Path

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 feeling, in fact, he’s been redesigning his spaces since he was young.

Paula LeDuc: Fine Catering, Design, Emotion and Relationships

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 before they decide on their career. Today’s guest grew up always being creative, as her father was an engineer, building things. If you asked her then, she would not have an idea she would be where she is today

Kelly McLeskey & Nancy Liu Chin – Oh So Inspired

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 their own right, Kelly in planning and Design with her own company, Savvy Event. Nancy, a floral designer with her company, Nancy Liu Chin Designs.

Andre Maier: Photography from the Heart

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, such as molecular biology and organic chemistry, all the while his creative side was calling. Eventually, he transitioned to photojournalism and found that he was really good at it, and more importantly, it fed his soul.

Jennifer Zabinski: High-Touch Planning

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 cool under pressure, great with communication and always looks out for the vendors while honoring the clients.

Ceci Johnson: Designing Stationery, Lifestyle and Business

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 business from the ground up. Ceci of New York is an artist and designer of not only invitations and stationery but art and branding materials as well. Ceci tells stories of her client’s life in her design of invitations and stationery, and about being in the business of happiness.

Ines and Veronica Di Santo: Bridal Couture Brilliance

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 designer. We learn how Ines grew up with the deep creative passion to having her business now.  

Pablo Oliveira: Combining Business Savvy with Impeccable Design

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, the name of Pablo’s company, is growing internationally. From royal weddings to inaugural balls, Nuage Designs has been dressing the tables of some of the most prestigious events globally including Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding.

Preston Bailey: Part 2 Interview

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, his success and what he’s planning as his next act!

Abby + Tait Larson: Saving Style Me Pretty

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 into the home of Abby & Tait Larson to learn more about their story, and the oh so popular wedding resource: Style Me Pretty.

Bryan Rafanelli: Part 1 – Telling Clients’ Stories Through Event Design

Bryan Rafanelli: Part 1 – 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 realized the careers his family had chosen were not for him, he didn’t let it stop him. Today, you’ll hear the story of forging a completely new path and struggling, but being determined enough to succeed at the highest levels, as told by the amazing Bryan Rafanelli!

Cindy Novotny: Mastering Motivation

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 as we need to be and just need someone to motivate us to reach our potential.

Cindy Novotny is with us today, and she’s here to give some of her signature “straight talk” advice. Listen in and find out why you should embrace public speaking, set goals, and stay focused on what you want out of your life.

Norma Cohen: Building A Thriving Business Within A Community

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 on her own for her friends when she was only 12 years old. Later, she became the youngest female, at 16, on an Executive Board of Directors of the community center. And at 18 she opened her own business, Party Expressions. Listen in to find out why, after several attempts to leave the business, she just couldn’t keep away for long.

Julie Sabatino: The Stylish Bride

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 committing their lives to one another.

Julie Sabatino is here to take some of that stress off. Julie the original wedding fashion stylist and founder of The Stylish Bride.

Michele Hodges: Building A Successful Referral Based Business

Michele Hodges: Building A Successful Referral Based Business

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Christian Oth: Innovative Wedding Photojournalism

Christian Oth: Innovative Wedding Photojournalism

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Chef Roy Yamaguchi: Cuisine, Culture & Community

Chef Roy Yamaguchi: Cuisine, Culture & Community

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Mindy Weiss: Setting the Standard

Mindy Weiss: Setting the Standard

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Mark Held: A Lifetime Of Floral Innovation

Mark Held: A Lifetime Of Floral Innovation

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Preston Bailey: Designer for the Ages, Part 1

Preston Bailey: Designer for the Ages, Part 1

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Stephanie Bradshaw: Dynamically Branding Your Business & Events

Stephanie Bradshaw: Dynamically Branding Your Business & Events

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

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

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Harmony Walton: The Bridal Bar and Jet Fete

Harmony Walton: The Bridal Bar and Jet Fete

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David Tutera: Finding True Success in Self Reinvention

David Tutera: Finding True Success in Self Reinvention

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Lisa Gooder, Brides Magazine: The Passion of Storytelling

Lisa Gooder, Brides Magazine: The Passion of Storytelling

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Jose Villa: Redefining Success with Fine Art Wedding Photography

Jose Villa: Redefining Success with Fine Art Wedding Photography

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

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

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Peter Callahan: Embracing Creativity to Lead an Inspired Life

Peter Callahan: Embracing Creativity to Lead an Inspired Life

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Eddie Zaratsian: Experiential Events to Delight the Senses

Eddie Zaratsian: Experiential Events to Delight the Senses

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Sean Low: The Business of Being Creative

Sean Low: The Business of Being Creative

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Nikki Khan: Creating Exquisite South Asian Weddings

Nikki Khan: Creating Exquisite South Asian Weddings

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Pauline Parry: The Masterful Orchestration of Good Gracious Events

Pauline Parry: The Masterful Orchestration of Good Gracious Events

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Wombi Rose: Shark Tank, LovePop & Inspiration

Wombi Rose: Shark Tank, LovePop & Inspiration

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Debbie Geller: Creating Legacy Clients

Debbie Geller: Creating Legacy Clients

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Edgar Zamora: Transformer of Spaces

Edgar Zamora: Transformer of Spaces

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Claudia Hanlin: From Bride to Wedding Planner

Claudia Hanlin: From Bride to Wedding Planner

Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume Claudia Hanlin: From Bride to Wedding Planner iTunesLeave a ReviewDownloadGoogle PlayShare Clammr ItListen in a New WindowSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS Today, we welcome Claudia Hanlin of the...