The Stars Inside: The Wedding Podcast

The Stars Inside: The Wedding Podcast

Real stories, honest advice, and heartfelt conversations aimed at mindfully bridging the gap between wedding vendors and engaged couples. Hosted by wedding and elopement planner Valentina from The Stars Inside, who promises to share with you inspirational interviews, solo shows, and that little bit of magic. @thestarsinside // thestarsinside.com

Episodes

May 14, 2021 53 min

Today’s interview is with the lovely Kate, who is Design Director over at Taylor & Hart - a fabulous company that specialises in bespoke engagement rings and wedding bands. She's seen T&H go from a small start-up to an established pioneer in this field, all while staying true to their love of innovation and the heartfelt, personal touch that they are so proud to put into every single ring they craft. We chat about her h...

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Today’s interview is with the lovely Katie of Run Away Together, a photographer based in Los Angeles who specialises in intimate weddings and elopements, does some stunning boudoir photography, AND hosts her own podcast too. She has such a great way of capturing emotions and joy, and I’m sure you’re going to love her approach to her work! We talk about her passion for travel and her journey into wedding photography, what the experi...

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Today we’re doing something a little bit different – we are going to be giving you a little preview of a brand new Netflix show called "Marriage or Mortgage", premiering on Monday March 10th.  This Nashville-based show follows engaged couples deciding between investing in a house or a wedding, and our guest today is actually the wedding planner who co-hosts the show, the lovely Sarah Miller of Southern Vine & Co. In tod...

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Today I have the joy of welcoming Heather from Sash & Veil, who designs and creates completely magical, bespoke bridal accessories. Her speciality is veils and capes, which her brides can customise in every way – and I love that she encourages her clients to weave their personality and story into the pieces she makes. We talk about her journey into the world of fashion and bridal, where her inspiration comes from, and her top t...

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Today I interview Meghan Ely from OFD Consulting, an award-winning publicist, speaker, and educator with over two decades of experience under her belt within the wedding industry. She very kindly puts on her PR and marketing hat to share her expertise about getting featured in blogs and magazines, both from the perspective of wedding suppliers and that of newlywed couples. We talk about what PR means for wedding business owners, an...

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Today I interview Samie, co-founder of Bustld, which is a US-based online platform which connects wedding vendors to engaged couples. With her experience as a wedding planner and as co-creator of this matching platform, Samie is uniquely placed to talk to us about what she feels is at the heart of a successful relationship between couples and wedding vendors. She also does a lot of work to vet suppliers for her directory, so I real...

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Pinterest has been an incredible tool for me through the years, as a bride-to-be and then as a business owner, and I'm really excited to spend some time today talking through my experiences with you. These tips and anecdotes are all about what has worked for me and for my couples, shared with the aim of inspiring you to get to know this platform and all the wonderful ways it can help you through your journey - whatever that jou...

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In this episode, I interview the fabulous Katie of The Vintage House That Could. Katie is a stylist, florist, and interior design visionary – whose brand and work is all about creating completely unique designs tailored around the couples and clients she supports. We talk about her journey to where she is today, her design process, her experience supporting couples with smaller weddings in 2020, her tips for couples who have postpo...

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In this episode, I interview Salsabil Morrison, photographer of weddings, people, and things – and all-round beautiful person. She is so humble, down to earth, and talented, and I’m so excited to share her interview with you. We talk about the beginnings of her passion for photography, what it was like to start and run a business while starting a family, and how she stays present in both professional and personal spheres, expending...

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In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Abigail from M&H Cake Company, a wonderful wedding cake designer. We’ve been friends and colleagues ever since a serendipitous encounter a few years ago, when both her and I were at the very beginning of our own business journeys. Her style of cakes is contemporary and crisp, with inspiration from botanical motifs and interior design, and I adore her! Together we discuss the ...

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In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Faye Cornhill, a wonderful wedding photographer and highly successful business coach. I'm delighted to chat with her today about her journey into wedding photography, podcasting, mentoring, and how she followed her intuition all the way to becoming the sought-after coach she is today. She touches on the habits that keep her motivated, positive, and mindful – and the recurring...

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This episode is all about styled shoots: what they are, how they can be helpful for couples planning their wedding, how wedding suppliers can run them in the most mindful and impactful way, and a round-up of tips and etiquette that I've learned over the course of the last three years. They have been the single most important tool for learning and growth for me as a business owner and wedding pro, so I love discussing the benefi...

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In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Vaani from Sugar Plum Cakes, a dear friend and immensely talented cake baker. I'm delighted to chat with her today about how her family and culture played a role in her journey into baking, how she developed confidence in her own creative style, the differences between wedding cake types, and some myth busting when it comes to her specialty, which is buttercream cakes. She ta...

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In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Liz from Blue Sky Flowers, a hugely talented and lovely florist based here in London. I'm delighted to chat with her today about her journey into the wedding industry and what she’s learned about her style over the decades she’s been flowering weddings, advice for new florists starting out, as well as tips for couples looking to create their dream wedding look. She busts myth...

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In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing my dear friend and colleague Storme Webster, who is a bridal hair and make-up artist I've had the joy of working with (and travelling with!) a number of times before. She is a calming, humble, joyful presence that I know so many brides are grateful for, and I'm delighted to chat with her today about her story, her business growth, and her advice. To find out more about he...

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In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Sundari Ferris, a multi-talented artist and storyteller whom I've admired for many years. We discuss the way her business grew in the wedding industry and how it evolved naturally out of it, her approach towards creativity and inspiration, as well as her ethos when it comes to honesty and vulnerability on social media. To find out more about her and her work, do head over to ...

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In this episode I interview real couple Charlie and Dan, a lovely engaged couple who will be having an intimate wedding in Tuscany in summer 2021. This is a particularly special interview for me as I will be joining these guys as their wedding coordinator on the day, which means I’ve had the joy of getting to know them a little bit already. Today we talk a bit about their wedding planning journey and the plot twists they had along ...

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In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Rubana from Crimson Letters, a dear friend, incredibly talented stationery designer, and all-round artist. We discuss the connection and relationships between business owners and clients, and how to tread that boundary between personal and professional. We're really honest about what authenticity means to us and how it played a part in the growth of our businesses. We then fi...

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For this very special episode, I'm joined by my wonderful husband James to reminisce about our proposal - how ten years together and five years planning went into THE most epic treasure hunt of all time! As we come up to our three year wedding anniversary, we reflect on how every proposal and every wedding is completely unique and perfect for the love story it tells. PLUS – cute bloopers at the end!

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In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Chenai, owner of ByChenai Events – a fabulous wedding planner colleague of mine and dear friend. Together, we discuss her journey into the world of weddings, the process of getting to know a couple at the beginning of their planning journey, myths about working with a wedding planner, why being real about budgets is so important, and how we match couples to their dream team of ve...

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