Weddings for Real

Episodes of the Weddings for Real Podcast

89: Shared Values and Different Personalities: Building an A-Team with Aneesa Glines

Aneesa Glines can best be described as a force of nature with a huge smile and even bigger laugh, whose kind nature is matched by her business drive and desire to grow professionally.  She’s the owner and lead consultant of Harmony Weddings and Events, the owner of Forest Hall at Chatham Mills, AND the owner…

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88: A Kick in the Pants from Cindy Novotny, The Radical Mentor

Cindy Novotny has been called “The Radical Mentor” for good reason. She is a no-nonsense, call-it-like-it-is, whether-you-want-to-hear-it-or-not speaker and hospitality consultant. Today she comes on the show to talk about her upcoming book, The Secret to My Stamina, and her previous work, Living with No Balance and Loving It. Cindy has run her consulting business…

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87: The Power of Enneagram: How to Grow Professionally and Personally by Knowing Your Number, with Joanna Kenney

If you’re anything like Megan, 2019 has been all about personal and professional growth – how to be a better boss, friend, partner, and mom. And one of the most fascinating ways that she has found to analyze how she can improve overall is the Enneagram personality assessment. So on today’s show, Megan talks to…

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86: Does Working With a Wedding Planner Make Your Job More Difficult? Danielle Pasternak from the Put A Ring On It Podcast Has Opinions

If you’re a member of the Rising Tide Society Facebook Group, you might have seen a post (since deleted) a few months ago from a photographer who said that when a wedding planner is involved, it makes other wedding vendors’ jobs more difficult and it messes up the flow of a wedding day. From his…

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85: What My Children Have Taught ME About Business, with Single Dad Jose Rolon

Jose Rolon is the lead wedding planner at Jose Rolon Events in New York City.  Jose is a single father of 3 children, a 6 year-old and 5 year-old twins, and today he shares such incredible insight into how his children have helped him grow his business in this touching, funny, and emotional episode. Jose Rolon…

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84: Brand Building Through Mentorship, with 42 North’s Francie Dorman and Britt Cole

Among other incredible accolades, Francie Dorman and Britt Cole of 42 North Weddings in New England have been named one of the top planning companies by Brides Magazine in 2019. With their success, they wanted to mentor up-and-coming wedding planners in the New England area. And so they founded a completely separate brand to do…

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83: On the Couples’ Therapy Couch with Christian Charette, Part 2: Tips for Better Communication

Megan and Jason went onto the couples’ therapy couch and got some amazing advice from their own therapist, Christian Charette from Couple Forward in Raleigh NC. This episode is part two of a two-parter. Last week, Christian shared what roadblocks in a relationship can lead to tension.  This week, it’s all about tips for better…

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82: On the Couples’ Therapy Couch with Christian Charette, Part 1: Roadblocks in Relationships

Megan and Jason went onto the couples’ therapy couch and got some amazing advice from their own therapist, Christian Charette from Couple Forward in Raleigh NC. This episode is a two-parter, and today Christian shares what roadblocks in a relationship can lead to tension.  So let’s get uncomfortable and learn how we can be better…

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81: Creating a Cozy Courtship with Your Clients, with Alisha Chadee

Alisha Chadee is the co-owner of Events by Whim Event Planning in Toronto Ontario, and she comes on the show today to talk about how to make your clients feel like they’re the only ones you’re working with.  It takes strategic time management and boundaries, and Alisha gives some amazing tips! At the top of…

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80: Time to Stop Neglecting Pinterest, with The Bridal Theory’s Amanda Writesman

Amanda Writesman is screaming from the rooftop that – if you’re a wedding vendor – you need to get your Pinterest game back on point!  Will you listen to her?  If you want an easy way to put content out there that you already have, with the purpose of driving couples to your website, in…

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