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THE NEXT LEVEL: Jennifer Zabinski: High-Touch Planning

10/15/2018
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In this episode, Andy and Melissa discuss Andy's interview with Jennifer Zabinski, of JZ Events. Jennifer's interview presented so many tangible takeaways for other Designers, so listen in and learn the biggest takeaways from this episode. In this episode, Andy and Melissa discuss: Make sure if you haven't already listened to Jennifer's show, you can listen here.

Duration:00:18:17

Jennifer Zabinski: High-Touch Planning

10/15/2018
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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. About Jennifer: Jennifer Zabinski is all about the details. She tailors every event to the couple, adding stylish elements and engaging all the senses in the process. She's also the queen of logistics—her weddings are mini-productions with every...

Duration:00:57:02

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

10/8/2018
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On today's show, Andy has Sean Low joining as a guest co-host. Today's episode focuses on all of the nuggets that can be extracted from Ceci Johnson's interview. Ceci has an incredibly creative business, so Sean is able to offer some insights on the creative business side. Sean Low is the Founder of The Business of Being Creative. In this episode, Andy and Sean also discuss: Previous Episodes Mentioned: Colin Cowie Preston Bailey Julie Sabatino Connect with Sean Low

Duration:00:18:31

Ceci Johnson: Designing Stationery, Lifestyle and Business

10/8/2018
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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. Show Highlights: A little on Ceci’s background growing upSome lessons Ceci learned from her fatherHow...

Duration:01:02:03

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

10/1/2018
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On today's show, Andy and Melissa are joined by Julie Sabatino of The Stylish Bride podcast on The Wedding Biz Network. Today's discussion centers on Ines and Veronica DiSanto's show. In this episode, Andy, Melissa and Julie discuss: If you haven't listened to the entire interview with Ines and Veronica, you can find it here.

Duration:00:15:56

Ines and Veronica Di Santo: Bridal Couture Brilliance

10/1/2018
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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. Show Highlights: Where the passion got ignitedInes tells her incredible and unique story about growing up including her traumatic move from Buenos Aires to TorontoInes’s biggest dream in her life was to have a daughter and she is the passion of Ines’s lifeInes first wedding dress she made...

Duration:00:47:39

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

9/24/2018
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In today's episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and Melissa join forces to discuss all of the amazing insights from Pablo Oliveira's episode. Pablo has a unique niche in the wedding industry and he's managed to rise to the very top of his game and he works with many high profile clients. Andy and Melissa also discuss: If you haven't listened to Pablo's full interview, you can do it here.

Duration:00:14:40

Pablo Oliveira: Combining Business Savvy with Impeccable Design

9/24/2018
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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. Pablo grew up in Brazil, and with no history of design or events in his family, becoming who he is today appears to have been a total accident....

Duration:00:46:09

THE NEXT LEVEL: Preston Bailey: Part 2 Interview

9/17/2018
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In this episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and Melissa are focused on the most impactful parts of Preston Bailey's second interview with Andy. Preston has been in the wedding business almost 40 years, so he has a tremendous amount of knowledge to share. In this episode Andy and Melissa also discuss: If you haven't listened to Preston's full interview yet, you can find that here.

Duration:00:18:43

Preston Bailey - Part 2 Interview

9/17/2018
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On today’s show, we get to hear from Preston Bailey with a brand new conversation to follow up from the first time we had him on the show. Preston was named one of the best wedding designers in the world by Vogue Magazine. Preston’s client roster includes celebrities, royal families, CEO’s and athletes. He has created a number of art installations which are featured across the world with showcases in NY, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Taiwan, Macao, and London. Preston has a table top linen...

Duration:00:38:20

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

9/10/2018
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In this episode of THE NEXT LEVEL, Andy and Melissa are breaking down lessons learned from Abby and Tait Larsen of Style Me Pretty. Abby and Tait have had a journey that most bloggers will never experience - being bought by AOL and eventually on the chopping block, but given the chance to take their business back and make it better than ever. Today Andy and Melissa discuss: Don't forget that next week we have the amazing Preston Bailey back for a second interview - and it's even more...

Duration:00:16:59

Abby + Tait Larson: Saving Style Me Pretty

9/10/2018
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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. They started when the the blogging world was fresh, and not nearly as creative. You will learn how they both started this amazing business that has grown with them and the industry-including details on how they’ve reacquired Style Me Pretty! Show...

Duration:01:20:42

THE NEXT LEVEL: Bryan Rafanelli: Part 1 - Telling Clients’ Stories Through Event Design

9/3/2018
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Today's episode of THE NEXT LEVEL is a very special one! For the first time in TNL history, we have a guest co-host. Since Melissa Fancy is on vacation, Andy has the incredibly smart and insightful Sean Low as his guest co-host today. Sean is the founder and President of The Business of Being Creative. Sean is also a previous guest on the Wedding Biz, so if you have not listened to that show yet, you can listen here. Andy and Sean also discuss: In case you haven't listened to Bryan's full...

Duration:00:15:19

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

9/3/2018
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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! Bryan Rafanelli of Rafanelli events grew up in Rhode Island with an Italian family and was taught to be his own...

Duration:00:52:13

THE NEXT LEVEL: Cindy Novotny: Mastering Motivation

8/27/2018
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Buckle your seat belts because this episode of THE NEXT LEVEL is quite a ride. Andy and Melissa dig deeper into the amazing interview with Cindy Novotny and this show is full of actionable items. Andy and Melissa give some practical advice about how they have implemented some of Cindy's strategies. Andy and Melissa also discuss: If you haven't listened to Cindy's full episode, you can catch that here.

Duration:00:18:06

Cindy Novotny: Mastering Motivation

8/27/2018
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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. Show Highlights: Why you should speak more often at public...

Duration:00:54:10

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

8/20/2018
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In today's episode, Andy and Melissa dig into the interview with Norma Cohen. If you haven't listened to Norma's full interview, you definitely should go back and listen. Norma is a very unique planner. She's been working in her community since she was a child and she's spent years building those relationships that have been the bulk of her business! Listen as Andy and Melissa also discuss: Other episodes mentioned: Preston Bailey

Duration:00:16:49

Norma Cohen: Building A Thriving Business Within A Community

8/20/2018
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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. Show Highlights: The first time lighting...

Duration:00:42:09

THE NEXT LEVEL: Julie Sabatino: The Stylish Bride

8/13/2018
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This episode of THE NEXT LEVEL is all about brides! Well, actually Julie Sabatino is all about brides and as the creator of The Stylish Bride, she performs a valuable service for brides. Julie's entire business model is based on providing a much-needed service for brides during a stressful time. Learn how she's made herself an invaluable part of any wedding! In this episode, Andy and Melissa discuss: Previous episodes mentioned: Mindy Weiss Sylvia Weinstock

Duration:00:17:55

Julie Sabatino: The Stylish Bride

8/13/2018
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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. However, there’s one person everyone is going to be looking at all night—the bride. Selecting the right dress is one of the most stressful decisions in the whole process, as any bride will tell you. Julie Sabatino is here to take some of that stress off. Julie the original wedding fashion stylist and founder of The Stylish Bride Listen in...

Duration:00:47:32