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WII 059: Emily Sullivan Shares the Optimal Software Setup for Wedding Planners

Wanna discover the optimal set of software to power your wedding planning business? Wanna hear an industry expert reveal her secrets and systems for working at peak efficiency?

If so, then this podcast is for you!

Emily Sullivan is the owner of Emily Sullivan Events (ESE), a boutique wedding and event-planning firm based in New Orleans, and Intimate Weddings by Emily, a division of ESE that specializes in intimate weddings and elopements. Recently included on the Biz Bash List of 500 most influential event professionals in the United States, she is a sought-after national speaker as well as the inaugural chapter president for WIPA New Orleans.

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WII 058: Laurie Hartwell Reveals 5 Secrets to a Wedding Planner’s Success

When it comes to the success of your business, your mindset matters as much as your strategy. That’s why we’re sitting down in Episode 58 with Laurie Hartwell to talk about the values and outlook that will make you a successful and fulfilled wedding planner!

Laurie Hartwell is the founder and CEO of The Bridal Society, the world’s largest membership of certified wedding planners and venue professionals. Having nearly 30 years of experience in the wedding industry as an award-winning planner, educator, and mentor, Laurie now shares the principles that have meaningfully guided her success.

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WII 057: Renee Dalo Helps You Earn Thousands of Dollars with New Lines of Revenue

What if you could earn thousands of extra dollars by creating new lines of revenue?

Wouldn’t it be great to have other sources of income during times when wedding planning is slow?

If you answered “yes,” then this podcast episode is for you!

Renee Dalo is an educator, national speaker, and the founder of Moxie Bright Events, a boutique wedding planning company based in Los Angeles. She hosts two successful podcasts: Rock Your Wedding Biz and Talk with Renee Dalo. And she’s a nationally recognized Wedding Biz Educator who teaches online courses, provides coaching, and leads mastermind groups for wedding industry pros.

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WII 056: David Beahm & Christina Matteucci Reveal the Top 3 Factors for Their Success

 

Today, we’re so excited to share with you the 56th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with world-renowned event and floral designer David Beahm and his incredibly talented right hand, Christina Matteucci.

David is the founder of David Beahm Experiences, an iconic NYC event design firm responsible for producing elevated events around the world—including acclaimed weddings for Hollywood’s elite (like Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas) and coveted corporate affairs for brands like Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Perrier-Jouet (to name a few). David often takes to the stage as a motivational speaker—and he also earns praise as a part-time flower farmer at Thistle Dew Farm in PA, where his home-grown blooms go from farm to tablescape.

As the 18-year executive director of destination weddings for David Beahm experiences, Christina is a special event guru responsible for executing some of the world’s most acclaimed overseas events. She has also shared her unparalleled industry insight as a TEDx speaker.

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WII 055: Danit Zamir Shares an Insider’s Perspective of the Wed-Tech World

Today, we’re so excited to share with you the 55th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with the insightful Danit Zamir, a successful wedding technology business owner and entrepreneur.

Danit is the founder and CEO of Bloomerent, a floral design discovery and market share platform that allows couples to find a florist and share their wedding flowers with another local event — helping couples save money and reduce floral waste. Danit founded Bloomerent in 2014 as a result of the frustration she had with the high cost and wastefulness of her own wedding flowers. She has since grown the company into a well-recognized wedding tech brand that operates in 29 states with boots on the ground in each location.

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WII 054: Grit & Grace Owners Share Actionable Steps to Shift to a Quality-Over-Quantity Business Model

Today, we’re so excited to share with you the 54th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider  podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with two incredibly experienced wedding industry pros: Laura Ritchie and Christie Yerks.

Laura is the owner and principal event designer at Grit & Grace, a Washington D.C. based full-service event design and styling firm. As a speaker at Planner Suite Conference, she’s no stranger to taking to the stage to share her incredible industry experience with fellow pros. With a stellar background in project management and consulting, Christie Yerks works side-by-side with Laura as a co-owner of Grit & Grace. Together, they’ve produced stunning work that’s been featured in Bazaar, Modern Luxury Weddings, and Martha Stewart Weddings (to name a few).

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WII 053: Kristin Binford Empowers Planners with an In-Depth Look at the Wedding Venue Market

Today, we’re excited to share with you the 53rd episode of our Wedding Industry Insider  podcast.  For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with the incredibly knowledgeable Kristin Binford—a successful wedding venue owner and coach who consults for venue owners across the country.

Kristin is the owner and managing partner of Haue Valley, a St. Louis wedding venue that currently books over 100 weddings per year. As the owner of her own venue-consulting business, Kristin helps venue owners scale, strategize, and ensure sustainable success. She also brings her in-depth industry insight to new and prospective venue owners via her Facebook Group: Building & Running a Profitable Wedding Venue.

As a successful venue owner, Kristin is passionate about sharing all she’s learned with both seasoned and brand-new venue owners who are hoping to run a successful, profitable venue. In this interview, she deep-dives into the dynamics of the wedding-venue market and helps planners and vendors understand the right—and wrong—way to build beneficial relationships and seek referrals from venues and venue owners.

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WII 052: Jen Taylor Helps You Automate and Streamline Your Wedding Business

Today, we’re excited to share with you the 52nd episode of our Wedding Industry Insider  podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with Jen Taylor—an award-winning wedding planner and business consultant who designs and produces stunning celebrations in the Pacific Northwest, Maui, and beyond.

Jen is the founder of Taylor’d Events Group, an awarded destination wedding and event planning firm based in Seattle that includes four additional planners. A speaker at NACE and owner of Jen Taylor Consulting—Jen shares the insights and expertise she’s developed building her wedding business both on stage and off.

After 15 years spent growing Taylor’d Events, Jen has an eye for automation and some seriously smart systems in place. She also shares important strategies for making sure you have the systems, people and technologies in place to execute workflows at a high level.

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WII 051: Preeti Vasudeva Helps You Prepare Your Business for the Unexpected

Today, I’m excited to share with you the 51st episode of our Wedding Industry Insider  podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege to sit down with Preeti Vasudeva—an award-winning wedding planner who’s been known to produce elaborate events for an array of high-profile clientele.

Preeti is the owner of Preeti Exclusive Events, a boutique event planning and design company that services both domestic and international locations and specializes in South Asian Fusion weddings. Preeti is also the co-founder of Styckie, a local DC event-planning app that’s slated to launch nationwide this year. She also volunteers her time as a member of the board of directors for the New York chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding.

After going through a divorce, being diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, and losing a best friend to cancer in the span of only a few short years—Preeti is no stranger to overcoming adversity. 

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