Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 090: Gretchen Culver Dares You to Make Your Life Better with Automation

For most of us, the biggest problem with automation is finding the time to set it up. 

That’s why it can help to switch your thinking from all or nothing to one thing at a time.

And today’s guest, who owns not one but three companies, encourages you to start by automating just one system in your business. She’s convinced that it will save you time, return the investment, and be what your clients want.

So, be sure to tune in for this podcast episode!

Gretchen Culver is the Owner and Creative Director of Rocket Science Events, a planning, design, and production company in Minneapolis. Additionally, she is the owner of two other companies that she began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Minne Weddings and Moon & Star Events. She previously co-founded The Small Wedding Society and is both an industry coach and national speaker.  She is further recognized for her award-winning work in Special Events’ “30 Under 40 to Watch” and BizBash’s “500 Most Influential Event Pros”. BRIDES and Martha Stewart Weddings also list her as a top planner.

In this episode, Gretchen talks about how automating even one aspect of your business will not only help you stay relevant in today’s market but also will free you up for better experiences and more opportunities. Plus, she shares the impact of connecting with industry peers and being herself.

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Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 073: Leah Weinberg Gets Candid About the Emotional Cost of Wedding Planning

Know the feeling of taking the blame, as a wedding planner, for something that wasn’t really your fault? Wondering how to combat the emotional overwhelm that’s sometimes par for the course? 

If so, then be sure to tune in for this podcast episode!

Leah Weinberg is the Owner and Creative Director of Color Pop Events. A former commercial real estate attorney, Leah has quickly become a wedding planning industry leader. She has been recognized in BizBash’s Top 500 Event Pros in the US as well as “25 Young Event Pros to Watch” by Special Events Magazine. She is also the author of The Wedding Roller Coaster, and her planning tips have been featured in publications such as Vogue, The New York Times, CNBC, and People.

In this episode, Leah talks about the emotional territory of wedding planning – for both couples and planners – and explains ways to navigate it. Additionally, she breaks down how to maximize the value of producing your own styled shoots.

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Life of a Planner

Timeline Genius | Olive & Belle

Happy Monday Timeline Geniuses!

It’s a new week, full of possibility and inspiration, and we have some beautiful bits of goodness for you from fellow Timeline Genius Olive & Belle Events.


Olive & Belle is a process-oriented wedding planning boutique, with a flare for authentic design. They don’t just dream up pretty things, they expertly and artfully execute the numbers and logistics for a seamless and beautiful event. They are your one-stop-shop for custom wedding planning, coordination, design, and peace of mind in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas.

From the team:

Our mission is to reduce stress and distraction, so you can enjoy your big day. With Olive & Belle, you always get personal service that puts your vision first to create a wedding that is uniquely you.

And Olive & Belle knows how to express uniqueness, as evidenced by this exciting styled shoot they sent over to us! They took inspiration from the four elements: fire, earth, water and wind. You’ll see each element cleverly represented and combined in the creative shots captured by Happy Day Media. The full list of talented vendors can be found at the bottom of this post.

Take a deep breath and dive into this dreamy pool:

























Thank you Olive & Belle for that captivating project! We love when our users share their work with us – we feel so lucky to be helping such talented professionals in an incredibly creative and exciting industry. Hats off to all the vendors involved:

Styling / Coordination – Olive & Belle Events –
Photography – Happy Day Media –
Gown – Second Summer Bride –
Flowers – ZuZu’s Petals –
Hair & Makeup – All Dolled Up –
Model – Natasha Aldridge – @natasha_aldridge (instagram)