This Week in Weddings

This Week in Weddings

This Week in Weddings is a support group for wedding industry entrepreneurs. Co-hosts Kimberly Rhodes, a wedding planner, and Annie Roche, an invitation designer, chat weekly with others in the wedding industry about the business of weddings.... Show More
April 29, 2020 81 min

With events not taking place throughout the country in the near future, wedding pros are being forced to take time off. But what are you doing during the down time to make it productive? In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with wedding planner Sara Bauleke, who is no stranger to taking sabbaticals. She shared with us in Episode 124 how and why taking a sabbatical can be transformative, and in this episode we're chatting about how this Covid-19 imposed break is so different. From giving yourself grace to brain dumping that neglected to-do list, we're chatting all about the ways we're getting through this challenging time in our lives and businesses.

About our guest:

Sara Bauleke, a wedding planner & designer, has been creating modern, fun filled weddings that are distinct reflections of her clients' personalities for over 15 years. A logistics expert who's also a creative, Sara brings a rare combination of skills and savvy to wedding production.

Sara is a West Coast native who, as the daughter of a minister has been surrounded by weddings her entire life. After relocating across the country, Sara founded Bella Notte in Washington, DC in 2004. Sara and her team are passionate about working with modern couples on creative, quirky, and fun weddings that are still stylish and sophisticated. 

Sara's work has been featured in countless magazines, including Martha Stewart Weddings, and Town and Country and Bella Notte has been named one of Washington's Best Wedding Planners by Washingtonian Magazine for over a decade straight. While they take pride in these accomplishments, they're most proud of their personalized approach with each couple, resulting in a wedding that truly represents their personal style, as well as a fabulous wedding celebration for all involved.

In this episode, listeners will hear about:

  • Sara's previous sabbatical experience and how this time is emotionally different
  • Why we should of lower our expectations for productivity during this time of crisis and cut ourselves some slack
  • The importance of writing down your backlog of to-dos
  • Choosing projects to work on based on how you're feeling in the moment
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