Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 130 – Kristin Banta on Design, Point of View, and Taking Risks

In a market saturated with wedding planners and designers, how can you stand out and land your dream clients?

According to Kristin Banta, it’s your point of view. This is your intrinsic way of seeing the world that makes your contributions and work unique.

Kristin Banta is the CEO and Creative Director of Kristin Banta Events. She has served high-end wedding clients, Hollywood elite, and renowned companies to create events that are immersive and unforgettable experiences.

We are extra excited to talk with Kristin, because she was our second guest ever on Wedding Industry Insider exactly 7 years ago. And as the landscape of wedding planning has changed, her insight is more valuable than ever.

Kristin is a master of design, so this is a must-listen if you want to offer full design as part of your planning services. But even if that’s not your niche, she’s got great encouragement and advice to make sure your point of view shines through your work.

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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)