Tales from Behind the Veil

Tales from Behind the Veil

A creative entrepreneur and designer, Host Patrice Catan is bringing you her over 40 years of experience in weddings and events as a gown designer, bridal salon owner, planner and crafts pro to help you create the wedding day of your dreams.


February 23, 2023 37 min

In this episode, Judie Ulberg, Director of Sales at Eve of Milady, joins host Patrice Catan to discuss her history with the legendary designer, what additional things brides should be considering with the dress search, and why working with an experienced professional is important. Judie also shares her bridal gown advice: how sizing works, deciding on the silhouette, and whether or not to go sheer.


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Brenda Kucinski, owner of Socially Artistic, discusses the do’s and don’ts when planning your wedding, and why hiring a wedding planner can actually save you money in the long run. Brenda and host Patrice Catan also share their stories from the trenches, including N’SYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick’s wedding, and the time they got too close to a cliff!

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Designer Ivonne Dome offers her insight and expertise on the design of Mother of the Bride, Bridesmaid and After 6 attire. Ivonne has become known for her unique treatments of intricate beading, elaborate embroidery, and flattering placement of pleats, and shares how those details can elevate your look. She and host Patrice Catan also discuss how to handle delicate situations with your Mother of the Bride/Groom and Bridesmaids, and...

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Host Patrice Catan joins producer Leah Haslage to share her expert advice on what you need to do as soon as you get engaged (spoiler alert: act fast!), and where to spend your money based on what’s important to you. Patrice talks about the importance of “creating the painting” that will make your wedding day all that you want it to be, as well as budgeting, planning, and knowing who is on your “team.” 

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Iconic celebrity wedding and event planner, bridal fashion designer, author, and professional speaker, David Tutera, discusses his rise in the industry and his new memoir “A Journey to Joy.” David and host Patrice Catan also share their tips on how to have the best wedding, even on a budget! 

David Tutera has been hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, creative talents, and outstanding reputation have made him tremendously s...

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Host Patrice Catan and Designer Jimme Huang discuss selecting your vision and how to "tell the story" for the day with the dress you choose. Jimme also shares how he went from designing prom and pageant dresses to bridal, and what he thinks are the trends for 2023-2024. 

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About Jimme Huang:

Jimme started designing formal gowns in 2011, tailoring prom & pageant dresses. He launched his first bridal...

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Bridal and crafting industry legend, and host of Tales From Behind the Veil, Patrice Catan shares her stories from working with designers in New York while building her brand, to which celebrity wedding was her favorite to plan. (Hint: it may be a famous boy band member...)

Patrice also discusses the importance of DIY, why she’s come out of retirement (a few times!), and what has been her most rewarding moment in her 40+ year ca...

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November 17, 2022 1 min

A creative entrepreneur and designer, Host Patrice Catan is bringing you her over 40 years of experience in weddings and events as a gown designer, bridal salon owner, planner and crafts pro to help you create the wedding day of your dreams. Subscribe now to get new episodes automatically!

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