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Get to Know Your Wedding Pro®


A podcast focusing on wedding professionals around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Hear their stories and learn about why they joined the ever-growing and always fun wedding community! Check out to support the podcast!!

A podcast focusing on wedding professionals around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Hear their stories and learn about why they joined the ever-growing and always fun wedding community! Check out to support the podcast!!


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A podcast focusing on wedding professionals around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Hear their stories and learn about why they joined the ever-growing and always fun wedding community! Check out to support the podcast!!






Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 105 (Briana Nasman, Orting Manor)

Hear from Briana Nasman, owner of Orting Manor. “Here at Orting Manor, we have the perfect solution for your wedding day. We’re not like the other venues. Spend the whole weekend prepping for the biggest day of your life, and stay in our remodeled Victorian manor with our full weekend or all-inclusive packages. Elope with your closest family and friends with our micro weddings. Or, rent a Saturday, Sunday, or random Wednesday (?) for your wedding. The choice is yours.”...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 104 (Jessica Gardner, Elephants Catering & Events)

Hear from Jessica Gardner, catering event planner at Elephants Delicatessen. “When Elephants Delicatessen was founded, there were no specialty food stores in Portland – in fact, there were very few in the whole country. Elephants Delicatessen became a pioneer in gourmet innovations. We also brought an attention to quality and service previously unknown. Our Mission is to provide a fun, friendly, energetic, sensory food experience combined with exceptional quality and service.”...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 103 (Ben Meadow, Ben Meadow Music)

Hear from Ben Meadow, owner of Ben Meadow Music. “Ben Meadow is a DJ based in Seattle, WA. His love of a wide range of musical genres began at a very early age. When he started DJing in the middle 2000s, it just made sense for him to include songs from as many genres and eras as he could in one set. This approach has allowed him to take a huge variety of bookings and residencies over the years. From open format party rocking on the weekends, to chic lounge vibes on weeknights to eclectic...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 102 (Kate Gansneder, GSquared Weddings)

Hear from Kate Gansneder, co-owner of GSquared Weddings. “The sweetness of stolen kisses, roaring laughter, dancing flower girls, a gorgeous gown. Your best friends, your closest family, your forever just beginning. We’ll make sure you have them all. We know that each love story is filled with milestones big and small, and that you want as much of that to come through in your wedding photography as possible. We spend the time to get to know you as a couple and document your day with your...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 101 (Elisabeth Kramer, Elisabeth Kramer)

Hear from Elizabeth Kramer, day-of wedding coordinator. “I never planned to be a wedding planner. A friend asked me to help with her wedding and accidentally introduced me to a whole new career. I love what I do because it allows me to help people. I think all couples deserve to enjoy the weddings they’ve planned. I’m here to help you navigate the wacky world of wedding planning.


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 100 (Erika Peterson, PlanningSavvy)

Hear from Erika Peterson, co-owner of PlanningSavvy. “PlanningSavvy is a full service wedding and event planning company, located in the beautiful Seattle area. We offer an array of wedding packages, from simple Day-Of coordination to full service, "all the bells and whistles, arrive and not worry about a thing". With the added bonus of having a planning company of two, you are guaranteed the expertise of a team. We will work with your ideas and style to create an amazing celebration. If you...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 99 (Michelle Wight, Michelle Wight Makeup Artistry)

Hear from Michelle Wight, owner of Michelle Wight Makeup Artistry. “What sets me apart, I’m a collaborator. I know what I know but I also want you to feel like your most fabulous self. I’m not a one size fits all kind of girl, I love the beauty in unique, authentic experiences. As a professional Seattle based makeup artist, I’ve worked with hundreds of ladies to create the perfect look for their most memorable moments. The greatest reward is having clients that trust me with all their beauty...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 98 (Cindy Savage, Aisle Less Traveled)

Hear from Cindy Savage, owner of Aisle Less Traveled. “I’ve been planning live events since 1995, when I got hooked on the behind-the-scenes work that happens in live theatre. As a stage manager, I worked with all kinds of personalities to create unique experiences, handling every small detail without losing sight of the big picture. That’s the A game I’ll bring to your wedding. In 2011, I switched gears from theatre to weddings and focused on advocating for couples who are marginalized by...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 97 (Tasha Owen, Tasha Owen Photography)

Hear from Tasha Owen, owner of Tasha Owen Photography. “Wedding photography takes my breath away. You might think after over 25 years with a camera in my hand that magical feeling would disappear… nope… it hasn’t. The ability to capture a fleeting emotion is a humbling feeling. It is that awe I desire to bring to my photos, the spontaneity and joy of a timeliness moment.”


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 96 (Sarah Stair, Brick + Willow)

Hear from Sarah Stair, owner of Brick + Willow. “When I was 21, I opened a flower + gift shop in downtown Enumclaw, Washington. As I began to take on wedding clients as a florist, I learned more and more about the logistics behind the planning process itself. I was hooked. Suddenly, it all made sense – my love for organization, design, weddings, and bringing peace to others? It all added up to what my heart was made for. My main goal is always to allow my clients to be fully present on your...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 95 (Holly Stark, Hollywood Baked Goods)

Hear from Holly Stark, owner of Hollywood Baked Goods. “Hollywood Baked Goods is a bakery based out of Kirkland that specializes in custom baked goods for weddings, corporate events, baby showers, birthdays, bridal showers, and other special parties. Whether you’re ordering a dozen cupcakes, or a dessert spread consisting of cake pops, brownies, cookies and marshmallow squares, Hollywood Baked Goods will ensure your guests will be raving over each bite. Delivery available to the greater...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 94 (Kevin Wise, Events by Kdub)

Hear from Kevin Wise, owner of Events by Kdub. “Making your special day worry free by providing you the highest quality sound, MC and lighting system including cordless microphones, state of the art mixing board, custom music and more... Our goal is to give you the event you dream of. Let us handle all your entertainment needs!”


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 93 (Rebecca Grant, Twin Willow Gardens)

Hear from Rebecca Grant, owner of Twin Willow Gardens. “Welcome to Twin Willow Gardens. We invite you to share these enchanting gardens nestled in the country for your special day. Our property is one-of-a-kind and is the perfect place for a romantic forest garden wedding. Relish in the beauty of our hand-built, "Cedar Chapel," where your sacred vows will be exchanged. Follow our forest paths into gorgeous gardens, relax and unwind in our tented reception area and dance the night away on a...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 92 (Tiffany Penton, Sweet P Beauty)

Hear from Tiffany Penton, owner of Sweet P Beauty. “Sweet P Beauty specializes in bridal makeup + hair, lashes, waxing and skincare. We are a one stop shop for busy women looking to feel beautiful every day with an easy, fuss-free look. Personalizing each service for every client who walks through our door is our top priority. We are perfectionists at heart, making sure every lash, every wax, every makeup application, and everything in between is the absolute best.”...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 91 (Jenny GG, Jenny GG Photography)

Hear from Jenny GG, owner of Jenny GG Photography. “Hi, I’m Jenny. I’ve been photographing weddings in Seattle since 2008, as well as portraits for engagements, families, seniors & everything involving babies (fur babies too!) We'll make some exceptional imagery and have a ton of fun while we're at it.”


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 90 (Candi Block, Right Hearted Weddings)

Hear from Candi Block, owner of Right Hearted Weddings. “Leave FOMO and overwhelm behind. Narrow down your search for wedding vendors simply by swiping right or left. Plan your wedding in your free time. Swipe through images when you have a few minutes to spare. Planning together is more fun. Connect with your partner on the app to see combined results and vendor matches.”


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 89 (Kelsey Parker, Wandering Blooms Events)

Hear from Kelsey Parker, owner of Wandering Blooms Events. “With over 7 years in Event and Sales Management with experience from top companies such as Marriott and Big Brothers Big Sisters, a Bachelors of Science degree in Event and Hospitality Management with a Professional Event Planning Certificate from Texas A&M University, Kelsey has always had a passion for everything events. She created her business to share her love for events and design while giving her clients an unbeatable...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 88 (Kara Lewis, Inspired Radiance Beauty)

Hear from Kara Lewis, owner of Inspired Radiance Beauty. Kara Lewis is a hair and makeup specialist located in Puyallup, Wa. Focusing on weddings, portraits and senior sessions, she had over 6 years of professional experience working at over 200 events. “Hair and makeup are my passion; bringing out the best version of YOU is my specialty.”


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 87 (Crystal Genes, Crystal Genes Photography)

Hear from Crystal Genes, owner of Crystal Genes Photography. “In Summer, when I'm not shooting weddings, you can find me dressed in a silly costume playing kickball, splashing in a cold lake or river, camping with friends, drinking tequila soda on a patio, or record shopping with my beau. In Winter I hibernate. I've called Portland home since 2012. I left NC to travel around the USA for 4 months in search of a creative and inspiring environment, and found it here in the beautiful Pacific...


Get to Know Your Wedding Pro - Episode 86 (Anne Timss, Anne Timss Makeup and Hair)

Hear from Anne Timss, owner of Anne Timss Makeup and Hair. “I like to describe my style as 'Northwest Red Carpet' a perfect version of yourself with a little pop! My style of makeup is both camera ready but looks like you in person, just a little better. I specialize in weddings, adventure elopements and lifestyle commercial work, but I am happy to style you for a fun event or party as well.”