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20: How to Give a Great Wedding Speech, with Comedian Freddy Valoy

Comedian Freddy Valoy came on the show to talk about how to give a great and memorable wedding speech. Together, he and Megan came up with the following tips: 1. Don’t Drink (Too Much).  2. Remember, Everyone is Rooting for You.  3. Don’t Bring Up Your Phone 4. Keep it Short. Under 4 minutes. 5….

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19: Celebrity Weddings, Reality TV, and an Amazing Marriage Streak: Filmmakers Chris and Toni Wheaton from Heart Stone Films

Filmmakers Chris and Toni Wheaton from Heart Stone Films and Portico Pictures are on the show today! They talked about how they became business owners (and married) at 22 and 23 years old, their incredible marriage “streak”, learning to fight, filming Dale Earnhardt Jr and Emily Maynard’s weddings, being starstruck by Danica Patrick (they’re available for…

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18: Craziest Wedding Stories – Best of the Podcast So Far

Happy 4th of July! In today’s episode, we replay some of the best and craziest stories from the first three months of the podcast so far! You’ll hear stories from: Photographer Ginny Corbett (Episode 7, Instagram Stories and Wedding Photography Style) Videographer Phil McInnis (Episode 5, Why You Need a Wedding Video) Photographer Katherine Miles Jones…

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17: Top 5 Wedding Movies, and How They Relate to Real Weddings

This week, Megan brings on her husband Jason Gillikin, and they discuss the Top 5 Wedding Movies of All Time, and how they relate to real weddings that Megan has worked. Top movie candidates include: Wedding Crashers My Big Fat Greek Wedding (fun fact, produced by Tom Hanks!) Meet the Parents 27 Dresses Bridesmaids (with…

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16: Wedding Planners and Venues Working Together in Harmony, with Nicole Smith of Vision Events

Nicole Smith, owner of wedding planning company Vision Events and former venue coordinator at The Sanderling Resort in the Outer Banks and the Marriott in Chapel Hill, comes on Weddings for Real to talk about how wedding planners and venues can work together in harmony.  Megan worked as a venue coordinator as well, so the…

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15: Wedding Expectations vs Reality, with Floral Designer Heather Miller of Eclectic Sage

Eclectic Sage’s Heather Miller comes on Weddings for Real today to talk about style, her wedding last year, The Royal Wedding, and the time a couple sued her over a color of a rose. Our guest Heather Miller, owner of Eclectic Sage (photo by Tulle and Grace) Heather’s description of “Coral”, as given to the…

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14: How to Work Best with a Wedding Planner, with Elana Walker

Elana Walker has built up her empire in the Raleigh NC market. It started with her wedding planning company Elana Walker Events back in 2009, and has expanded to her inspiration blog Southern Noir Weddings, her Masterclass for wedding industry vendors, her month-of coordination company Carolina Fete, and she even co-authored a book…she really does…

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13: Sister Entrepreneurs Courtney and Dana on Building a Wedding Venue

Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell are sisters and serial entrepreneurs in the Raleigh wedding industry.  In this show, you’ll get a sense of what that means to really be an entrepreneur.  Courtney and Dana were willing to sell everything and go for it, knowing that their visions for their businesses would work. Courtney and Dana…

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12: Writing the Book of Wedding Stories with Wedding Photographer James Walters

James Walters of Walters and Walters Photography has been in the wedding industry for 16 years, and he has some crazy stories to tell.  So he did! In 2013 he came out with the book, Accessory to Marriage: A Chronicle of Outrageousness from My Life as a Wedding Photographer. In today’s episode, James talks about…

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11: Top 5 Destination Wedding Tips with Photographer Mikkel Paige

Mikkel Paige is a wedding photographer and travel blogger, and she came on the show to give her Top 5 Destination Wedding Tips! They are: Destination Weddings can be Stressful! If you’re getting married and you need to be in control, a destination wedding may not be for you, because there is so much you…

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