Bridal Bar Radio

Bridal Bar Radio

Episodes

  • Personalizing Your Wedding

    Jul 24, 2014 | 31 min
    In today’s episode we chat with wedding planner and designer, Xochitl Gonzalez from AAB Creates in NYC who shares with us how to design a wedding that’s uniquely personal and full of touches your friends will say are totally ‘you.’ Incorporating the five senses, you’ll learn how to design from top to bottom and inside out with her unique perspective, beginning with your venue selection and ending when the last lights go dark.
  • Designing Your Wedding Theme

    Jul 17, 2014 | 33 min
    In today’s episode we chat with celebrity wedding planner, Jeff Brown from BrownHOT Events who talks about how to style your wedding from start to finish. He’ll help you design your theme, keep in mind those little details and even dress your bar staff! Whether it’s a color palette or design concept you need, the creative mind of Jeff Brown will give you some great ideas for your visual presentation!
  • How to Plan Your Honeymoon

    Jul 3, 2014 | 34 min
    Today we chat with honeymoon and travel expert, Susan Moynihan, founder and editor at The Honeymoonist. She tells us what’s on her honeymoon bucket list, where to stay, what to do, how much to spend and even how to decide when the two of you differ on your dream vacations. Susan’s travel tips to getting the most bang for your buck and what not to skimp on are also in this packed episode on the road!
  • Engage!14 Special

    Jun 26, 2014 | 36 min
    Today we go on location to the beautiful Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, CO where the famed Engage!14 Conference takes place. 300+ of the top wedding professionals from around the world gather to share ideas and create magic for future couples to enjoy. We talk about having a mountain wedding in Colorado, what decor ideas came from the event, what’s next in wedding planning and what you can expect from your wedding dream teams after they leave Engage. A special thanks to our guests and some of the hosts of this incredible event, Aimee Monihan from Mountain Occasions, David Squires and Michael Roffino from DesignWorks Events by Dave and Mike, and Steven Holt from the Ritz Carlton...
  • Brides Magazine Live Wedding

    Jun 19, 2014 | 27 min
    Today we come to you from the set of a live streamed wedding produced by the team at Brides Magazine. We go to the St. Regis Monarch Beach where one lucky couple is given a million dollar wedding of their dreams, thanks to the voting American public. We chat with the bride and groom just after they say I do. We also hear from Brides Magazine editor-in-chief Keija Minor and the couple’s wedding planner, Brooke Keegan of Brooke Keegan Weddings & Events. Tune in to get all the excitement from this big day!
  • Getting Married at a Hotel or Resort

    Jun 12, 2014 | 36 min
    This week on Bridal Bar Radio we chat with resort wedding guru and Director of Group Sales at One&Only Palmilla Resort, Donald Akin. He teaches us what to expect when working with a hotel, the benefits of a resort wedding, ways to make the most out of your experience and stay, and what not to do on your big day.
  • Getting Married in Mexico

    Jun 5, 2014 | 39 min
    This week we give you the 411 on getting married in Mexico with destination wedding expert Kitzia Morales from Love Mexico and Donald Akin from the One&Only Palmilla Resort. From what to do in Cabo around your big day to how to make it legal when in the country, these experts share their tips, insights and ideas to saying I do in Mexico.
  • Getting Married in Italy

    May 29, 2014 | 30 min
    If you’re like Kim Kardashian and want to pack your bags and say I do in Italy then this episode is for you! We chat in studio with destination wedding expert and Italian wedding planner, Monica Balli who gives us tips to plan an Italian style wedding menu, get married legally in Italy and more! Lots of great ideas for any destination wedding couple.
  • Getting Married at an All-Inclusive Prop

    May 22, 2014 | 34 min
    If you're hosting a destination wedding, what are the pro's and con's of saying I do at an all-inclusive resort? Honeymoon included? Flowers and cake too? Hear from the Director of Romance at Sandals Resorts, Marsha-Ann Brown who tells us exactly what you need to know when considering a destination wedding package, an all-inclusive honeymoon, and a location in the Caribbean - where to go, what islands are hot, and how to make the most of the experience for your guests.
  • Menu Planning and Wedding Meals 102

    May 15, 2014 | 35 min
    In today’s episode we talk with Matt Antoun and Michelle Sussman of Modern Art Catering who talk wedding menu trends, tips for making your meal timeless and timely, what flavors and items are hot, hot, hot and great tips for your summer wedding menu.
  • Menu Planning and Wedding Meals 101

    May 8, 2014 | 34 min
    Menu Planning and Wedding Meals 101 In today’s episode we talk with Matt Antoun and Michelle Sussman of Modern Art Catering who give us the 411 on designing and planning your wedding menu. We take a look at how much you can expect to spend, what types of services are available to you, how to plan for a meal that’s right for you and hiring the perfect caterer. Tune in before you book your first meal as newlyweds!
  • Bridal Styling

    May 1, 2014 | 26 min
    In this episode we chat with bridal stylist, Maradee Wahl who teaches you how to shop for the perfect look on your big day. From shoes do’s and don’ts to wedding dresses and all the accessories out there, Maradee breaks down the art of shopping for what you’ll wear down the aisle.
  • Spring Bridal Fashion Week

    Apr 24, 2014 | 47 min
    Today we talk trends, new wedding dresses and all the details from the runways at bridal fashion week. Our guests are editor in chief of Brides Magazine Keija Monir, and bridal stylist Maradee Wahl who gives us an insider’s look at all the couture designers and their new collections.
  • Destination Wedding Ideas + Photography

    Apr 2, 2014 | 62 min
    Today we’ve got destination wedding photographer Laura Grier from Beautiful Day Photography and Wanderlust by Laura Grier in the studio to talk about creative ways to use your wedding photographer when going on location, how to make your engagement session all you, what great destination wedding hot spots are not to be missed and how to get the most out of your time with your photography team. If you’re hiring your photographer now or considering going away to say “I do,” then don’t miss this episode!
  • Bridal Beauty + Fitness

    Mar 27, 2014 | 69 min
    On today’s show we chat with Melody Ward and Quinn Smith of Club Pilates about ways to tone and shape up for your wedding day, depending on the look of your dress. We also connect with Dr. Alex Kaplan of Celebrity Laser Spa about other, more tech heavy ways to enhance your wedding day look. We give you 15 ways to prep for your big day beauty and share lots of products that can help you look your best on your wedding day.
  • Bridal Parties

    Mar 20, 2014 | 65 min
    On today’s episode we take a look at all you need to know when planning your wedding party - from etiquette and how much they should spend to creative ideas to ask your maids to be in your bridal party. We talk fashion trends with Ilana Stern of Weddington Way and chat with Charlotte Hale from Plum Pretty Sugar about ways to jazz up your getting ready photos with the gals in your life. From having a Man of Honor to the Best Man duties, today’s show is great not only for bride and groom but everyone involved in supporting those I do’s!
  • Eco-Chic Weddings & St. Patrick’s Day

    Mar 13, 2014 | 61 min
    Eco-Chic Weddings + St. Patrick’s Day I Do’s Today we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a guest all the way from OceanFM in Ireland, Shane Smyth who tells us about getting married on the emerald isle. Then we take a look at some fun Irish traditions to bring good luck for your wedding day before going another kind of green and giving you tips to making your wedding as eco-friendly as possible. Eco-couture designer Deborah Lindquist joins us to take eco fashion and we give you great resources to green your big day.
  • Shopping for Your Wedding Dress

    Mar 6, 2014 | 61 min
    Today on Bridal Bar Radio we get a special in-studio visit from reality TV star, Renee Strauss of Brides of Beverly Hills who shares her 30+ years of bridal experience with us. She’ll tell us how to shop smart for your wedding dress, what styles look good on what body types, when to shop and what to know before you buy. We’ll also hear about an amazing upcoming event in the Southern California area for couples looking for planning resources beyond the dress.
  • Wedding Ceremonies

    Feb 27, 2014 | 69 min
    In today's episode we help you plan your wedding ceremony - from creative ideas and vow writing to what it takes to legally wed. We chat in studio with celebrity officiant, JP Reynolds and talk to wedding planner Mary Sushinski from Occasions who helps us navigate interfaith weddings. This episode has everything you need to know to actually say I do!
  • Personalizing Your Wedding

    Feb 20, 2014 | 74 min
    On today's show we have two very special guests, the Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings, Darcy Miller joins us with her ideas for unique personal touches for your big day and Laura Hooper from Laura Hooper Calligraphy talks about infusing creative details into your paper goods. We talk about how to find your personal style, your couple inspiration and where you can surprise guests with one-of-a-kind touches. Oodles of ideas for decor, music and even menus in this episode!
  • The Romance Episode

    Feb 13, 2014 | 61 min
    Just in time for Valentine's Day, this episode covers topics ranging from how to make your ceremony more romantic to what to consider if you do want to wed around this lovers' holiday. We have two very special guests, Jessica Tom from HowAboutWe.com to talk about spicing up the planning process with out of the box dates and a little later, celebrity event designer and reality tv star, Kevin Lee from La Premier will share his ideas for designing a wedding with oodles of romantic touches. Plus, we'll share with you a few must-have products perfect for Valentine's Day, your honeymoon and beyond.
  • The Color Episode

    Feb 5, 2014 | 65 min
    On today's episode we dive deep with a look at what color trends are hot for 2014, how to pair palettes together and how to weave pops of color into your big day. Deciding on a color palette is an important choice and finding hues that you both love can be tricky, so we'll give you some tips there too! On the show is Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and their resident color expert who will share with us the new color of 2014 - Radiant Orchid. Also on the show is editor and founder of Style Unveiled, Heather Sharpe who gives us her take on this year's color trends. Tune in to hear how to design your look for your big day!
  • Winter Weddings

    Jan 31, 2014 | 73 min
    On today's episode we take a look at what it takes to pull of a perfectly winter white wedding! Complete with menu ideas to keep warm and cozy to big design details from the guru of event design, David Beahm, we cover all you need to know to say I do in the snow (or in the season). We also chat with Lindsay McConnell from the Aspen, CO resort, The Little Nell to tell us about hosting a mountain wedding in the winter. We've got ideas for your winter honeymoon, we dish about celebrity winter weddings and talk about all the new products for the season just in time for the holidays. Tune in to plan your seasonal fete with Bridal Bar Radio!
  • 2014 Wedding Trends

    Jan 23, 2014 | 59 min
    Today's special episode takes a look at what weddings this year will hold! From Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year to fashion and design trends, menu ideas and cake designs, we talk to the very best in the business about what they're seeing from trendsetting clients going into the new year. You'll hear about celebrity wedding invitations from Ellen Black at Lehr & Black, we'll dish on cake concepts with Leslie Maynor from Fantasy Frostings, you'll learn from catering expert Jami Pennings of Wolfgang Puck Catering, Terry Hall from Kleinfeld Bridal will talk fashion trends and Karen Tran will bring us floral design ideas for your 2014 wedding. This is one special not to be missed!
  • Wedding Photography + Videography Trends

    Jan 16, 2014 | 62 min
    Wedding Photography + Videography Trends and Hot Topics On today's episode we have a special guest in studio with us for the full hour of the show! Famed wedding photographer (and blogger), Jasmine Star joins us to share her thoughts on new photography trends, ways to make the most out of your experience with your photographer, creative ways to weave in your photos and other great wedding photography tips and must-do's! A little later in the show, Ryan Davis from Cloudless Weddings (videography) calls in to share his expertise and insights on hiring a wedding videographer and what you need to know. Tune in before you book your photo and video teams and get great ideas from these amazing expe...
  • Engage!13 Special

    Jan 10, 2014 | 64 min
    This week we take you on location to the swanky Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ where the best of the best of the wedding business has converged to learn, share, and inspire in order to improve our wedding businesses for brides and grooms like you. We take a look at the newest and hottest trends and products showcased at this special summit and we talk to some of the speakers and sponsors, all whom you know and love. Hosts Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce from Engaging Concepts share a bit about the experience, as do long time Engagees Ali Philips from Engaging Events by Ali and Brooke Keegan from Brooke Keegan Events. We chat with the product gurus from Tieks, Plum Pretty Sugar, ...
  • Planning 101

    Jan 2, 2014 | 75 min
    Planning 101: Congratulations on your engagement! It's that time of year again to get down to business and start planning your big day! Today's episode is all about getting started - what to do first, what to do next, where to look and what to look out for. We chat with celebrity wedding planner and author, Marcy Blum about finding your wedding planner and what to expect. Then we talk to Jeremy Schwartz from Squarespace about building your wedding website, one of the first things to check off your list. If you just got engaged, this episode is full of helping info for you!
  • All About the Groom

    Dec 12, 2013 | 66 min
    Today we talk to experts the guys can relate to. The editor of Well Groomed joins us to share his ideas for guys DIY, what to wear to stand out from the crowd and how to have a stress free planning experience. Sara Staggs from Tom James also joins us to give us the 411 on wedding fashion for grooms - what's hot, what's available to you and how to get the sleekest look possible. From engagement ring 101 to asking her father before you ask her, we've got the grooms covered from A to Z on today's episode.
  • Holiday Weekend Weddings

    Dec 4, 2013 | 61 min
    Today on Bridal Bar Radio we take a look at the pro's and con's to hosting a wedding over a holiday or holiday weekend. We chat with several experts - Emily Reifel from the famed Plaza Hotel shares her ideas to maximizing a hotel venue over a long weekend and the ladies of Ritzy Bee Events in Washington DC give us ideas for dressing up your holiday I do (just like they do for the White House). Tune in for all you need to know, what not to do, great ideas for different holidays and ways to maximize your time with loved ones. Happy Holidays!
  • Destination Weddings (Thanksgiving)

    Nov 28, 2013 | 55 min
    Pack your bags! Destination Weddings are in high demand and we've got you covered on the who, what, how, when and where. This week we explore saying I do to Costa Rica, what to consider when booking a destination wedding, and what hot new wedding hotels are opening. We also chat with destination wedding experts Aimee Monihan, owner of Tropical Occasions and editor-in-chief of Destination I Do Magazine, Jennifer Stein to get their tips and tricks of the trade.
  • Daily Bridal Buzz: Honeymoon Locations

    Nov 25, 2013 | 2 min
  • Daily Bridal Buzz: Glamping

    Nov 25, 2013 | 2 min
  • Daily Bridal Buzz: Compromise

    Nov 25, 2013 | 2 min
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  • Daily Bridal Buzz: Budget

    Nov 25, 2013 | 2 min
  • Engagement Rings, Proposals & the Party

    Nov 21, 2013 | 59 min
    Episode 13: Engagement Rings, Proposals, and the Engagement Party Today's episode covers everything from shopping for the perfect engagement ring to how to pop the question and celebrate when he or she says yes! We chat with proposal planner, Sarah Pease from Brilliant Event Planning to give us great ideas for a creative proposal and what to say when you ask. Later in the show the Editor-in-Chief of Brides Magazine, Keija Minor joins us to talk engagement ring trends, how to handle a situation if you don't love the look, and how to shop together! Then, once the engagement is complete we get into how to plan an engagement party, who hosts them and what you need to know before you begin to pla...
  • Honeymoon Planning

    Nov 14, 2013 | 66 min
    Today's episode takes a look at the best tools out there to help you plan your honeymoon. We talk to travel experts The Travel Siblings and all the way from Ireland, we have a special in-studio guest, Shane Smyth from OceanFM and the Bundoran Tourism Office who even helps us mix up an Irish cocktail. From where to go, when to plan, how much to spend, and new trends in celebrity honeymoons - we've got your romance travel covered in this one hour episode. Tune in and get ideas and advice to plan the perfect honeymoon!
  • Bridal Fashion Week Special

    Nov 7, 2013 | 64 min
    Today on Bridal Bar Radio we take a look at the new 2014 wedding dress trends hot off the runways. In this special we interview some of the country's biggest names in bridal couture - including Anne Barge, Amsale, Heidi Elnora and Hayley Paige. Tune in to hear straight from the designers' mouths what's hot for your big day dress.
  • Elopements and Intimate Weddings

    Oct 31, 2013 | 63 min
    Episode 10: Elopements and Intimate Weddings Today's episode takes a look at several celebrity couples who have said I do to a small big day, including Ricki Lake's Santa Barbara nuptials and Andy Samberg's Post Ranch Inn elopement. We chat with celebrity wedding planner, Julie Pryor of Pryor Events and the founder and author of Intimate Weddings and IntimateWeddings.com, Christina Friedrichsen who share their planning tips for you. From etiquette questions when not inviting guests to registering for gifts and great places for a destination elopement, we've even got package deals and steals - this episode is all about the intimate I do!
  • Fall Weddings

    Oct 23, 2013 | 56 min
    Today we take a look at the season specific fall wedding style. From the burnt colors of leaves to the flavorful menu options, we'll tell you how to design your day for the time of year and what to serve to entice your guests to stay until the wee hours of the morning. Our guests are Rebecca Crumbley, weddings photo director of The Knot Magazine and celebrity floral designer Amy Child Marella of The Hidden Garden who give us their insights for the perfect color palettes, great decor details and even holiday wedding etiquette. From football inspired groom's details to wrought iron wedding details if you love fall then you'll love this episode of Bridal Bar Radio.
  • The Art of Wedding Registry

    Oct 3, 2013 | 57 min
    Episode Eight: The Art of Wedding Registry Today's episode covers all your burning questions about your wedding registry. We speak to guests Amanda Allen from Newlywish and HGTV Design Star winner, Danielle Colding who share their expertise about how to select your gifts, merge your two styles, and find alternative goods when you've already got everything you need and want! We'll tell you what questions to ask before you buy, where to go to register, how much to expect your guests to spend and all the etiquette information you need to know to avoid a thank you faux pas.
  • Episode Seven: Southern Wedding Style

    Sep 26, 2013 | 63 min
    Episode Seven: Southern Wedding Style If you're looking for oodles of details for your big day, then look no further than the southern wedding style! Whether you're getting married below the Mason-Dixon line or not, the hospitality of the south, the wedding traditions of the region, and all their wedding day details can inspire you to be the best host or hostess for your family and friends come wedding day. Our guests include past bride and star of ABC's The Bachelorette, DeAnna Pappas, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Weddings Magazine, Lara Casey and celebrity wedding planner and Author, Tara Guerard of Soiree. Tune in to get menu tips for your comfort food style, decor and design ideas for a s...
  • Episode 6: Same Sex Weddings

    Sep 19, 2013 | 60 min
    Episode 6: Same Sex Weddings This show focuses on resources, ideas and new etiquette for same sex couples seeking to plan their dream wedding. In this episode you'll hear from Equally Wed Editor-in-Chief Kirsten Palladino who shares how to navigate the sometimes tricky waters of wedding planning. And a little later we chat with LGBT wedding planner Bernadette Coveney Smith who shares her ideas for designing a unique ceremony and how to plan for a destination wedding or honeymoon. Looking for LGBT wedding planning resources? Tune in - we're full of them!
  • Episode 5: New Wedding Technologies

    Sep 12, 2013 | 66 min
    Episode 5: New Wedding Technologies This week we take a look at the new apps, websites, and tools available to brides and grooms to help in the wedding planning process. These new technologies help to cut the stress, organize your details and inspire with ideas! From a website that writes your thank you notes for you to a discount on your own wedding website, the experts weigh in on their favorite new ideas and talk etiquette tips too. Editor at Large Anne Chertoff calls in to talk tech and the co-founder of Appy Couple gives us her ideas for engaging guests with your wedding day app. Tune in to tech out your wedding.
  • Wedding Dresses + Bridal Fashion Week

    Sep 5, 2013 | 56 min
    Episode Four: Wedding Dresses + Bridal Fashion Week With the new collections recently debuted by the couture bridal designers, we take a look at all of the new trends of the season, the hottest looks off the runway, and how to shop for that perfect wedding dress, regardless of your figure. TLC star and fashion expert Randy Fenoli tells us what he loved from the designers this season and famed bridal designer Lazaro joins us to talk about his latest looks.
  • Episode Three: Great Gatsby Era Weddings

    Aug 29, 2013 | 55 min
    After the release of the blockbuster feature film, The Great Gatsby, the trend of 1920's opulent weddings is back. This week we talk fabulous gilded age fashions, how to design your vintage wedding day and details you just can't live without. In studio is Hollywood hair and makeup artist Mariah Nicole of Mariah Nicole Makeup and Hair Artistry talking about how to get that 1920's glam beauty look. Also visiting with us is man of style, Mark Ingram of Mark Ingram Atelier in New York who shares his favorite looks and designers inspired by this day. Looking for great Gatsby-era gifts for your maids or men? We've got that too - tune in!
  • Episode Two: Planning A Spring Wedding

    Aug 22, 2013 | 52 min
    Episode Two: Planning A Spring Wedding Springtime is the perfect season to enjoy all the natural abundance Mother Nature offers for your big day. If you're considering a spring wedding date then take a listen to these ideas of decor, fresh menu options, signature springtime cocktails and even a few weather tips to get your through it. Wedding expert Eddie Zaratsian, founder of Tic Tock Couture Florals joins us to talk color and design trends and Inside Weddings Magazine editor Nicole Palacios talks about invitations, fashion and how to throw the perfect spring fete.
  • Destination Weddings

    Aug 15, 2013 | 54 min
    Pack your bags! Destination Weddings are in high demand and we've got you covered on the who, what, how, when and where. This week we explore saying I do to Costa Rica, what to consider when booking a destination wedding, and what hot new wedding hotels are opening. We also chat with destination wedding experts Aimee Monihan, owner of Tropical Occasions and editor-in-chief of Destination I Do Magazine, Jennifer Stein to get their tips and tricks of the trade.

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