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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 355 ALEYA HARRIS - Creating An Effective Brand Story

5/5/2021
Aleya Harris is the owner of Flourish Marketing & The Social Media Pantry. With 13+ years of marketing experience, she helps business owners get more clients. I actually met her on Clubhouse, while listening to a room the was moderating, and was very impressed by her knowledge. Today, we discuss how to create an effective brand story. SUPPORTING THE WEDDING BIZ Become a patron and support Andy and the show: For as little as $6 per month, or $0.75 per episode, are you willing to support...

Duration:00:27:40

Episode 354 DEWI KURNIADI - Creating Ethereal Beauty with Cake Design

5/3/2021
"I believe this job is the practice of love." Listen as Andy and his guest, Dewi Kurniadi, have a truly inspirational conversation about creating and running her business, her personal journey before making the leap into being an entrepreneur, what it took to make a major geographical move, dealing with immense challenges, and forging her own path, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Dewi is the Founder of Sweet Bloom Cakes, an extremely popular and successful Sydney-based...

Duration:00:35:38

Episode 353 THE NEXT LEVEL: Sean Low Discusses HOLLY CHAPPLE - Working The Big Vision

4/28/2021
Today's guest co-host, for The Next Level, 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. Check out Sean's podcast, on The Wedding Biz Network, The Business Of Being Creative at https://theweddingbiznetwork.com/portfolio-posts/the-business-of-being-creative/. We are discussing Holly Chapple's...

Duration:00:14:44

Episode 352 HOLLY CHAPPLE - Working The Big Vision

4/26/2021
"Because the vision, ideas, and concepts that I come up with are new and leading in the industry I'm going places others haven't yet been, and that's been amazing." Listen as Andy and his guest, Holly Chapple, discuss how Holly is more of a big vision person and how she implements those visions. We talk about her virtual teachings, her latest favorite design aesthetic, her process with clients, how she handles her social media, and how she balances raising a large family with being an...

Duration:00:44:57

Episode 351 REVISIT: DAVID BEAHM: Risk & Synchronicity

4/21/2021
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. 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...

Duration:01:02:56

Episode 350 ARUN BABLANI - Creating Luxurious South Asian Weddings

4/19/2021
"Keep doing what you are doing, but work extremely hard at it. You have to work from the heart." Listen as Andy and his guests, Arun Bablani, discuss at what age his interest in event planning became clear and his decision to make it his career. They also talk about what motivated him to start his own company, his courage and his belief that anything worth having doesn't come easy, and when he began to specializ in South Asian weddings, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding...

Duration:00:40:53

Episode 349 DANA BOWLING - Finding Your Voice on Clubhouse and Being a Great Moderator

4/14/2021
I met Dana on Clubhouse and was really impressed by the ease and style with which she conducts herself as a moderator and speaker in various rooms. She is completely comfortable in her skin and exudes an inviting confidence. Dana Bowling is a business and motivational coach helping women gain confidence, take action, and show up & stand out on Instagram and Clubhouse. As a former Casting Director in LA, Dana has discovered talent for Disney, Nickelodeon, ABC, MTV, FOX and more. A mom to two...

Duration:00:31:41

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