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Andy Kushner offers an inside look behind-the-scenes of the wedding and event world for both industry experts and bridal couples by featuring in-depth and transformative conversations with event industry icons. The Wedding Biz is also the only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals. As the host, Andy interviews the most prolific thought leaders and talent, taking you behind the curtain and revealing their personality, character, passions, and secrets to their success. Andy’s powerful, yet casual and comfortable interview style gives you access to the authentic story each of these incredible industry leaders has to share. The Wedding Biz podcast is your opportunity to really get to know the amazing personalities that endlessly elevate the world of weddings and special events.

Andy Kushner offers an inside look behind-the-scenes of the wedding and event world for both industry experts and bridal couples by featuring in-depth and transformative conversations with event industry icons. The Wedding Biz is also the only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals. As the host, Andy interviews the most prolific thought leaders and talent, taking you behind the curtain and revealing their personality, character, passions, and secrets to their success. Andy’s powerful, yet casual and comfortable interview style gives you access to the authentic story each of these incredible industry leaders has to share. The Wedding Biz podcast is your opportunity to really get to know the amazing personalities that endlessly elevate the world of weddings and special events.

Location:

United States

Description:

Andy Kushner offers an inside look behind-the-scenes of the wedding and event world for both industry experts and bridal couples by featuring in-depth and transformative conversations with event industry icons. The Wedding Biz is also the only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals. As the host, Andy interviews the most prolific thought leaders and talent, taking you behind the curtain and revealing their personality, character, passions, and secrets to their success. Andy’s powerful, yet casual and comfortable interview style gives you access to the authentic story each of these incredible industry leaders has to share. The Wedding Biz podcast is your opportunity to really get to know the amazing personalities that endlessly elevate the world of weddings and special events.

Language:

English

Contact:

3016465151


Episodes

Episode 348 JEN VAZQUEZ AND MORGAN CHILDS - Getting Familiar with Clubhouse

4/12/2021
What do you know about Clubhouse? Listen as Andy and his guests, Jen Vazquez and Morgan Childs, discuss the basics of Clubhouse, what it is, why we should care about it and how we can best use it for our businesses, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Jen is a Marketing Strategist specializing in Pinterest and a destination wedding and branding photographer. Morgan founded Moana Events and Bella Destination Events and then created another element by adding Modern Elopement....

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 347 Matt Porteous/Photographer - Following Our Hearts Post-Covid

4/7/2021
Matt is an award-winning photographer who has gained a world-class reputation for his exquisite documentary style photography. He is considered the Royal Photographer for his work with the Cambridges. Matt also helps change-makers make a difference and shoots on behalf of Ocean Culture Life, a global community of storytellers, photographers, filmmakers, and environmentalists whose lives have been shaped by the sea. Andy and Matt talk about how the experience of the pandemic has helped...

Duration:00:25:02

Episode 346 ROUNDTABLE WITH CARRIE GOLDBERG, RISHI PATEL, CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI, AND AUGUSTA COLE

4/5/2021
"We've all just lived a year of uncertainty." Listen as Andy, and his roundtable guests Rishi Patel the CEO of HMR Designs, Carrie Goldberg the Travel and Weddings Director at Harper's Bazaar, Christina Matteucci the Executive Director of David Beahm Destinations, and Augusta Cole primary Planner and Designer with Augusta Cole Weddings and Events discuss what they have learned from going through the Covid pandemic and how it's changed them personally and with their businesses. They also talk...

Duration:00:37:42

Episode 345 THE NEXT LEVEL: LIVE EVENTS COALITION - The Latest Efforts

3/31/2021
Today's episode with various members of the LEC, which stands for Live Event Coalition, in order to discuss the mission of the organization, what's in the latest relief bill, what is being worked on for the upcoming May recovery bill, what the organization advocates for, and how we can support it. Guests include: Dwayne Thomas - Chairperson for Government Affairs, Live Events Coalition and President Live Events Industry of Oregon and his company is Greenlight Creative. John Garberson -...

Duration:00:26:53

Episode 344 TARA FAY & BRUCE RUSSELL - Staying Positive, Looking Forward and Giving Back

3/29/2021
Listen as Andy and his guests, Tara Fay and Bruce Russell, discuss how they have handled the past year both personally and professionally, what they see happening in 2021, and the new online business they launched, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Tara is the owner of Tara Fay Events, based in Dublin, Ireland. She has produced some of the most high-profile events and weddings in Ireland, Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean. Tara has won several event industry...

Duration:00:26:24

Episode 343 THE NEXT LEVEL: Sean Low Discusses BENTLEY MEEKER - Lighting Design That Speaks on a Physiological and Spiritual Level

3/24/2021
"Light creates the environment, the environment creates the mood, and the mood creates the experience." - Bentley Meeker Today's guest co-host, to discuss Bentley Meeker's interview from Monday, is Sean Low. Sean’s consulting firm, The Business of Being Creative is focused on providing practical advice to those in the business of being creative. Sean’s client list includes the who’s who of the wedding industry and design community. And Sean has a podcast on The Wedding Biz Network, called...

Duration:00:15:17

Episode 342 BENTLEY MEEKER - Lighting Design That Speaks on a Physiological and Spiritual Level

3/22/2021
"Light creates the environment, the environment creates the mood, and the mood creates the experience." Listen as Andy and his guest Bentley Meeker have a discussion about light that Andy guarantees you have never heard before, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Bentley is a New York City-based contemporary artist and lighting designer. He is the President of his own company Bentley Meeker Lighting and Staging Inc., specializing in lighting, audio-video staging, and...

Duration:00:52:39

Episode 341 THE NEXT LEVEL: Kurt Macher discusses RICHARD EAGLETON/McQueens Flowers - Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste

3/17/2021
Richard is the CEO of McQueens Flowers, the internationally renowned luxury floral design brand and flower school. Founded in London's east end in 2001 with customers in Mexico, the United States, Japan, France, Korea, Kuwait, Singapore, Hong Kong, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain, and Australia. They have provided flowers for Vanity Fair's Oscars afterparty for the last twenty-five years and were the floral design partner for the All England Lawn Tennis Club's Wimbledon Champions Ball and...

Duration:00:14:31

Episode 340 RICHARD EAGLETON/McQueens Flowers - Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste

3/15/2021
"The power of flowers to lift our spirits shouldn't be underestimated." Listen as Andy and his guest Richard Eagleton discuss the power of flowers, social prescribing, and how he feels that mental health and well-being will be the greatest human global challenge arising from the pandemic, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Richard is the CEO of McQueens Flowers, the internationally renowned luxury floral design brand and flower school. Founded in London's east end in 2001...

Duration:00:40:25

Episode 339 THE NEXT LEVEL: LAUREN DICKENS discusses LISA ZACHERY - Embodying True Passion in Stationery

3/10/2021
Andy welcomes Lauren Dickens to the show as his guest co-host for today's episode. Lauren is the Founder and lead planner and designer with Elle Audrey, a luxury planning and design company based in NYC and their tag line is "distinctively designed with you in mind." Lisa is the CEO and Creative Director of Papered Wonders. As stationers, they design, create and produce exquisite wedding stationery that represents the love and passion shared by the couple. All of their designs are unique...

Duration:00:16:11

Episode 338 LISA ZACHERY - Embodying True Passion in Stationery

3/8/2021
"Imagine your dreams on paper, imagine being able to embody true passion in stationery." Listen as Andy and his guest Lisa Zachery discuss the meaning behind this quote, her passion for stationery, her belief that invitations set the tone for the event you are having, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Lisa is the CEO and Creative Director of Papered Wonders. As stationers, they design, create and produce exquisite wedding stationery that represents the love and passion...

Duration:00:34:23

Episode 337 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses IRA LEVY - Tastefully Using Technology to Create Lighting Designs

3/3/2021
Andy welcomes Sean Low back to the show. Sean is the owner of the consulting firm The Business of Being Creative, which focuses on providing practical advice to those in the business of being creative. He also has a podcast on The Wedding Biz Network called The Business of Being Creative. Listen as they discuss Ira Levy, the Creative Director of Levy NYC Design & Production, a full-service design and production company focused on lighting, sound, and video for events, architecture, and...

Duration:00:14:24

Episode 336 IRA LEVY - Tastefully Using Technology to Create Lighting Designs

3/1/2021
"Light starts in the ceiling and ends in the floor, and there is nothing in between." Listen as Andy and his guest Ira Levy discuss his journey from pre-med to concerts, lighting design, and entertainment, why he uses the term architainment, his process when working with clients, designers, and planners, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Ira is the Creative Director of Levy NYC Design & Production, a full-service design and production company focused on lighting, sound,...

Duration:00:37:01

Episode 335 A Conversation With: VALERIE ROMANOFF

2/24/2021
"Music is a force and power tool for our well being." Valerie Romanoff, founder of Starlight Music, is Andy's guest on the show today. Valerie was on episode 24 of The Wedding Biz back in October 2017 and has had quite a pivot since. So, Andy wanted to have her on the show to catch up and find out what she has been doing. Listen as Valerie shares why she uses the terms “still,” “chill,” and “thrill” when discussing the different segments of life, how the vibrations of music can shift...

Duration:00:27:58

Episode 334 REVISIT: DAVID TUTERA - Finding True Success in Self Reinvention

2/22/2021
This is a revisit of Andy’s popular interview of David Tutera from May of 2018 with a new introduction. Show Highlights:

Duration:00:49:17

Episode 333 THE NEXT LEVEL: LAURIE ARONS discusses ERICH MCVEY/Combining Documentary and Fine Art Style Photography

2/17/2021
Andy welcomes Laurie Arons back to The Next Level. Laurie is with Laurie Arons Special Events. She has been featured in numerous magazine publications and was listed in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the top planners worldwide. Listen as they discuss how Erich got his start in photography and how important he feels it is to keep his passion for the art without getting lost in the business side, plus much more. Erich McVey is a wedding, portrait, and editorial...

Duration:00:16:47

Episode 332 ERICH MCVEY - Combining Documentary and Fine Art Style Photography

2/15/2021
"What I strive to do for every couple I shoot is to deliver variety, quality, and consistency throughout." Listen as Andy and his guest Erich McVey discuss a variety of topics, including how he got started in photography and what he means by combining documentary and fine art styles when he shoots weddings plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Erich is a wedding, portrait, and editorial film photographer with a love for medium format cameras, natural light, and incredible...

Duration:00:47:56

Episode 331 THE NEXT LEVEL: PHIL VAN NOSTRAND discusses JOSH SPIEGEL/Using Social Media to Create Business During the Pandemic

2/10/2021
Andy welcomes Phil Van Nostrand back to The Next Level. Phil is based out of New York and Los Angeles. Phil photographs weddings, commercial, and lifestyle projects and is an expert at capturing bright cinematic lifestyle imagery. Listen as they discuss Josh Spiegel, the Creative Director and President of Birch Event Design, a high-end decor, production, and floral company. Phil speaks about a support group of industry professionals that Josh is a part of during the shutdown and how he...

Duration:00:18:17

Episode 330 JOSH SPIEGEL/Birch Event Design - Using Social Media to Create Business During the Pandemic

2/8/2021
On this episode of The Wedding Biz Andy is talking to Josh Spiegel, the Creative Director and President of Birch Event Design, a high-end decor, production, and floral company located out of the New York City area. Josh has had a lot of business during the pandemic and shares the story of how he is accomplishing that feat. Josh also talks sincerely about many issues, especially how he is dealing with things now and how he feels the event industry might be different once it fully comes...

Duration:00:40:46

Episode 329 A Conversation With: TARA GUERARD

2/3/2021
"Our industry will come back in a really good way." Andy welcomes Tara Guerard back to the show. Listen as they discuss the events she's designed since the pandemic and how they kept everyone safe. Tara also speaks about what she had done to keep busy and how guests will have to show proof of vaccination before they are allowed at her 2021 events, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Tara is the owner of the event planning company called Tara Guerard Soiree, a full-service...

Duration:00:26:13