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The Wedding Biz features business-transforming conversations with event industry icons. The only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals, Andy Kushner offers an inside look into the wedding world for industry experts and bridal couples.

The Wedding Biz features business-transforming conversations with event industry icons. The only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals, Andy Kushner offers an inside look into the wedding world for industry experts and bridal couples.

Location:

United States

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The Wedding Biz features business-transforming conversations with event industry icons. The only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals, Andy Kushner offers an inside look into the wedding world for industry experts and bridal couples.

Language:

English

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Episodes

Episode 325 THE NEXT LEVEL: VALERIE GERNHAUSER discusses MATTHEW MYHRUM, Event Visualization & Communicating Design

1/20/2021
Andy welcomes Valerie Gernhauser back to The Next Level. Valerie is the Owner, Planner, and Designer with Sapphire Events working worldwide out of New Orleans. Listen as they discuss Matthew Myhrum's definition of what he does and the events Valerie has worked on with Matthew, plus much more. Matthew is the Founder of Matthew Myhrum Event Visualization, where they provide concept renderings, design drawings, and production design services for event professionals. Matthew shares that they...

Duration:00:18:47

Episode 324 MATTHEW MYHRUM/Rendering Artist - Event Visualization & Communicating Design

1/18/2021
"Design is about making things either work properly or better and to bring purpose and direction to chaos." Listen as Andy and his guest Matthew Myhrum discuss his company, what they do, and how he got interested in creative visualization. Matthew also speaks about his background in set and video design for theater and working with Preston Bailey, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Matthew is the Founder of Matthew Myhrum Event Visualization, where they provide concept...

Duration:00:47:19

Episode 323 THE NEXT LEVEL: SEAN LOW discusses MARIANNE BENNETT, Scoring Music To Tell A Story

1/13/2021
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 Marianne Bennett, the Founder and CEO of Element Music, a highly successful music and entertainment company in the event industry out of New York City. Sean speaks about Marianne's...

Duration:00:15:28

Episode 322 MARIANNE BENNETT: Scoring Music To Tell A Story

1/11/2021
"I love creating an amazing soundtrack for a ceremony." Listen as Andy and his guest Marianne Bennett, the Founder, and CEO of Element Music, a very successful music and entertainment company in the event industry out of New York City, discusses why she believes that music should be scored to tell a story, how someone at the top of the industry handles her business and brings creativity to what she does plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Marianne shares how she gets to...

Duration:00:53:18

Episode 321 PRESTON BAILEY’S Big Announcement!

1/6/2021
Andy is excited for this special episode with floral and event designer Preston Bailey. Listen as they discuss how Preston is handling the pandemic both personally and professionally, what he's learned about himself, and how he's using the slow down to further his path both personally and in the industry. Preston also has a big announcement he is sharing with us, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Preston shares how he is handling the pandemic and what he has learned...

Duration:00:22:23

Episode 320 Andy’s Reflections on 2020 with Jennifer Stein

1/4/2021
Are you ready for something a little different? Andy is being interviewed by his good friend Jennifer Stein, the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Destination I Do Magazine. Listen, as Andy gets a little personal and allows us to see a side of him that maybe we've never seen before as they discuss the craziness that was the year 2020, what he wants to change in the future and the plans he has for 2021 all on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Andy shares how the pandemic has affected his...

Duration:00:38:26

Episode 319 REVISIT: Ines and Veronica Di Santo: Bridal Couture Brilliance

12/30/2020
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:00:46:53

Episode 318 TONY CRESPO/FMI Farms: Innovative National Floral Wholesaler

12/28/2020
"If you see an opportunity, even if you don't succeed, it's a learning process. There is no such thing as failure." Listen as Andy and his guest Tony Crespo discuss him being a drummer for a Salsa band for fourteen years, his grandfather growing roses in Ecuador, and how that shaped what he does today, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Tony is the Co-Founder of FMI Farms, a national floral wholesaler that innovatively offers a web-based marketplace for florists and event...

Duration:00:39:25

Episode 317 THE NEXT LEVEL: CARRIE GOLDBERG discusses ALEX FITZGIBBONS, Orchestrating The Life And Soul Of A Wedding

12/23/2020
Andy welcomes Carrie Goldberg back to The Next Level. Carrie is the Digital Travel & Weddings Editor at Harpers Bazaar, where she oversees all things bridal, weddings, and travel for HarpersBazaar.com. Listen as they discuss how who has the most input in weddings has changed, why Alex doesn't advertise and how he maintains his client's privacy by taking people's phones at high-profile events, plus much more. Alex is the Managing Director of Fait Accompli out of London, which organizes,...

Duration:00:21:13

Episode 316 ALEX FITZGIBBONS: Orchestrating The Life And Soul Of A Wedding

12/21/2020
"Our interests are totally aligned with our clients, to make sure their wedding is the best it can possibly be." Listen as Andy and his guest Alex Fitzgibbon discuss how he got involved in the event industry, his journey to Fait Accompli, why he feels his work there is about finding and expressing the life and soul of weddings he orchestrates, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Alex is the Managing Director of Fait Accompli out of London, which organizes plans and designs...

Duration:00:43:24

Episode 315 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN discusses MAJEDA & SEWAR BISHARAT/MY Event Design: Turning Vision Into Reality

12/16/2020
Andy welcomes Jennifer Stein back to The Next Level. Jennifer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Destination I Do Magazine, which can be found at newsstands in all fifty states and twelve countries. She also publishes a daily blog, consults, custom publishes, and has a podcast called CONFETTI. Majeda Bisharat and Sewar of MY Event Design, based in Jordan, cover events across the Middle East and Europe. MY Event Design is a full-fledged luxury event design, planning, and management...

Duration:00:18:12

Episode 314 MAJEDA & SEWAR BISHARAT/MY Event Design: Turning Vision Into Reality

12/14/2020
"Majeda's vision has no boundaries, so why should we as a company?" Listen as Andy and his guests Majeda & Sewar Bisharat with MY Event Design, based in Amman Jordan and working all over the world, discuss Majeda's passion for fashion and the transition to event design and how Sewar wanted to get experience in the corporate world before she joined her mother's company plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. MY Event Design is a full-fledged luxury event design, planning, and...

Duration:00:41:02

Episode 313 THE NEXT LEVEL: JULIE SAVAGE discusses CALEB JORDAN LEE, Filmmaker Extraordinaire!

12/9/2020
Andy's guest co-host today is Julie Savage. Julie is the Founder and Creative Director of Strawberry Milk Events, who has planned and designed celebrations worldwide. Listen as they discuss how impressive it was that Caleb launched his business at 16 and filmed 40 weddings his first year, and his insights into developing relationships with his creative partners, plus much more on this episode of The Next Level. Caleb is a brilliant filmmaker and the owner of East West Production, a...

Duration:00:19:24

Episode 312 CALEB JORDAN LEE - Filmmaker Extraordinaire!

12/7/2020
"I resonate with the client that wants to make you a part of their family throughout the wedding weekend." Listen as Andy and his guest Caleb Jordan Lee discuss his early passion for travel and filmmaking, Caleb starting his LLC at sixteen and why he decided to film weddings, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Caleb is a brilliant filmmaker and the owner of East West Production, a full-service event filmmaking company with award-winning coverage. Caleb's work has been...

Duration:00:43:47

Episode 311 THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN discusses MORGAN CHILDS, Micro-Weddings Are Here To Stay

12/2/2020
Andy's guest co-host today is Jennifer Stein, the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Destination I Do Magazine, which can be found in newsstands in all 50 states and 12 countries. She also has a wonderful daily online blog, consults, and custom publishes. Listen as they discuss Morgan's view on elopement weddings, smaller events, and whether that trend will continue going forward, plus much more on this episode of The Next Level. Morgan first began by founding Moana Events and Belle...

Duration:00:18:59

Episode 310 MORGAN CHILDS: Micro-Weddings Are Here To Stay

11/30/2020
"It isn't about creating a less than wedding; it's just about a different format." Listen as Andy and his guest Morgan Childs discuss her growing up in Kauai, how she got into the event industry, and how to make it through the pandemic and beyond, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz. Morgan first began by founding Moana Events and Bella Destination Events and then created another element by adding Modern Elopement, for which she is the CEO and Creative Director. Morgan has...

Duration:00:32:11

Episode 309 REVISIT: DAVID MONN PART 2: Acumen in the Business of Events

11/25/2020
In this episode of the Wedding Biz, Andy brings back David Monn for part 2 of their conversation. David's clients include social leaders from around the world. He is known for events like The Met’s Costume Institute Gala, and the 100th Anniversary of the Plaza Hotel, to name a few. He is also a contributing editor to Departures Magazine and has been featured in numerous luxury and lifestyle publications. Listen as David breaks down how he planned the Met’s Gala, how he used the senses,...

Duration:00:54:03

Episode 308 REVISIT: DAVID MONN PART 1: Aligning the Senses To Create The Ultimate Event

11/23/2020
Join David Monn and Andy as they travel down memory lane to discover the events and steps that led David to develop a unique sense of design in the event industry. Join Andy and David as they travel down memory lane to discover the events and steps that led him to develop a unique sense of design in the event industry. David’s unique ability to align the senses to create the most effective event tapestry is what sets him apart from his fellow planners and designers. David’s fascinating...

Duration:01:15:58

Episode 307 A Conversation With DAVID BEAHM & CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI

11/18/2020
"I believe there are no better problem solvers in the world than special event professionals." Andy is excited to have David Beahm and Christina Matteucci back on the show. David is a popular event designer based in New York City, working worldwide, and Christina is crucial to David's business as she is his Executive Director. Both have been on the show multiple times and are informative and enjoyable each and every time. "We are all on different ships in the same storm." David and...

Duration:00:28:38

Episode 306 MONTE DURHAM - Service with Passion and Grace

11/16/2020
“The biggest success for me with dealing with clients is that I have never forgotten that I am the hired help.” Andy has Monte Durham as his guest on this episode of The Wedding Biz with the audio portion of a video interview he conducted on Zoom for the WeddingMBA Conference that just occurred. Andy first interviewed Monte back in April on episode 250, and it’s a pleasure to have him back for a follow-up interview. Monte is a hugely successful fashion expert and one of the stars of TLC’s...

Duration:00:29:58