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Live Picture Studios: Wedding Plan Podcaster

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Live Picture Studios is a full service wedding company providing photography, videography, and DJ Services in the Tri-state area. This podcast is to help newly engaged couples navigate through the wedding planning stages by covering a wide range of topics from budgeting, planning, vendors, venues, how to not be stressed, and other couples experiences. Our mission is for couples to have a starting point to make better decisions during the wedding planning stages.
 
If you are a bride or groom searching for inside tips on how to make your dream wedding day come to life, you are in the right place! From the pros behind Bustld, we bring you the ultimate wedding planning podcast, Every Day I’m Bustlin’. Every other Tuesday, husband-wife team and co-founders, Ryan and Samie Roberts, sit down to laugh, chat, and guide you through all things wedding planning. All brides and all grooms planning a wedding can tag along to learn how to make all of the big and sm ...
 
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Here at Bustld, we see the wedding cocktail hour as the pre-party party! The couple has exchanged their vows and now its time for photos before transitioning to the wedding reception (a.k.a. the celebration).The cocktail hour sets the mood for the party so today we are taking a deep dive into the elements that make a successful cocktail hour. Wheth…
 
With an estimated 2.5 million weddings taking place in 2022, the most in one year since 1984, weighing your options is a must. Is a weekday wedding worth it or should you fight for a prime Saturday opening? Luckily, today we are joined by Kara Jones from Michelle Leo Events to discuss all things weekday weddings. Kara not only has had her hand in w…
 
Do you want your wedding day to be a million times easier? You have come to the right place! In today’s episode, we dive into creating the perfect wedding timeline ensuring that your day runs smoothly and nothing is missed. There are so many components that go into creating a wedding timeline… hair, makeup, first looks, getting dressed, photos, eve…
 
SEASON 2- On the Season 2 Finale of So You're Engaged, Now What?, Jean and Natasha chat with Sara Margulis, the CEO and co-founder of Honeyfund, a free honeymoon registry. Sara tells the backstory behind the creation of Honeyfund, and discusses the importance of being able to travel and have the Honeymoon of your dreams. Listen now! Check out the H…
 
SEASON TWO - This one's for the Vendors! On today's episode, Natasha & Jean chat with guest María Oliva of SMS Media. Maria is a Wedding Social Media Manager & Coach and discusses the importance of social media marketing and promotions, and goes into detail about the power of it! Listen now! Check out our website http://podcast.livepicturestudios.c…
 
Season 2 - Sure, you want to have a first look and photosession at two different locations, but do you really have the time for it? The timeline of your Wedding is arguably just as important as your Wedding event is. On today's episode Jean & Natasha are joined by Hooman Bahrani, the Founder and CEO of "Wedding Day Timeline", a who discusses the im…
 
The money conversation… No one wants to have it. The wedding planning process is stressful enough without having to think ahead to this, right? Luckily, we are joined by finance guru Alli Williams on this episode to talk all things money! Have questions about joint-accounts or where your money should be going after the wedding? Alli answers all of …
 
SEASON 2 - If you're looking to have the wedding of your dreams, but want to keep environment friendly options in mind, then tune in to today's episode! Natasha & Jean chat with Lowell George of The Nature Conservancy about the numerous ways you can be Eco-Conscious for your Wedding day! Check out our website http://podcast.livepicturestudios.com S…
 
Season 2- Are you considering a Destination Wedding but have a lot of questions and concerns about it? On today's episode, Jean and Natasha have the pleasure of talking to Freda Malcolm, The Director of Weddings and Honeymoons, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation. She discusses in great detail tips and important information to k…
 
Imagine this: you’ve asked your brother (or uncle or best friend) to officiate your wedding with no experience under his belt, but you know it will be special. WHAT DO YOU DO? Today, we share all of the advice on seemingly the most important part of your wedding: the ceremony and who is officiating it. Performing a ceremony is so much more than doi…
 
SEASON 2: “Do you want to combine incomes or stay separate”... “Do you want kids”...“When you have kids - what will happen with your career?” These are just some of the questions all couples should have before beginning your life with your partner, but often do these conversations happen? We’re kicking off the 2nd half of Season Two with Natasha & …
 
Wedding toasts can be awkward… like crawl-in-a-hole awkward. Through our many years of experience, we have heard the good, the bad, and the ugly of wedding toasts. That is why we are here to help you plan for the best possible scenario when it comes to giving wedding toasts, asking your VIPs and making it an enjoyable experience for everyone. If yo…
 
Picture this: it’s wedding season and you have nothing to wear. Fear not! In this episode, we are joined by the co-founders of Baltic Born, who started their company in 2016. Their love for fashion, social media and beautiful trends mixed with their hard work ethic and perseverance proved to be the perfect combination. Baltic Born shifted from fast…
 
Everyone knows that the marriage license is the most important contract of your wedding. What is the second most important, you ask? A vendor contract. This document holds a lot of weight for what goes right and what goes wrong on your wedding day. Not sure where to start with gathering vendors and choosing the right one with the right contract? Fe…
 
Planning a wedding is a tough task. Planning a destination wedding can seem like an insurmountable task. You’ve got some people saying that you need to hire locals to plan your wedding. Some say you need to plan every minute of your wedding experience. Does this all seem too extreme? Today we are joined by wedding planner Vanessa Smith of Mountain …
 
SEASON 2: So you're in a relationship and things feel a bit rocky... now what? They say communication is key, and Dr. Rachel Needle explains why! Jean and Natasha chat with Dr. Needle about how its important to talk about your needs & feelings in relationships! Check out our website http://podcast.livepicturestudios.com Subscribe and Listen on Appl…
 
It’s no surprise that in this day and age, we have seen many trends and wedding fads come and go. Today we talk all about venues and how they have changed over the years and where we see venue trends going in the future. In this episode, we divide traditional venues, DIY venues, and destination venues and offer pros and cons of each. We often see p…
 
SEASON 2: So you’re looking to move in together… now what? Do you rent for a while, then buy? Can I even afford buying? Natasha and Jean invite Loan Officer Natalie Salins on the show and she shares some key advice while discussing investment strategies and why its important to invest in yourself and your future! Check out our website http://podcas…
 
Probably one of the most underrated “big decisions” of the wedding planning experience is whether or not to have open seating. You have the divorced parents and the friends fighting... Is it worth making a whole wedding decision over? In today’s episode, we dive right into whether or not open seating is a must or a bust. With our experience in the …
 
SEASON 2: Just as important as finding your wedding dress is choosing how to style your hair. In this weeks episode, Natasha & Jean have "The Hair Goddess of NY", aka Christina Oliva, stop by and discuss the benefits & rewards of hair extensions and how they make you feel! Check out our website http://podcast.livepicturestudios.com Subscribe and Li…
 
SEASON 2: One of the most anticipated aspects of getting married - picking your Wedding Dress! On this weeks episode, Bri from LVD Bridal chats with Jean & Natasha about her shop in Nashville and provides fresh insight and advice on the wedding dress process. Visit LVD Bridal’s website here: https://lvdbridal.com/ Don't forget to subscribe on Apple…
 
SEASON 2: We are back for Season Two of "So You're Engaged, Now What?"!! In this Introduction episode, Natasha and Jean welcome us back to the world of planning a wedding and provide us a sneak peek of whats to come for this season! Don't forget to subscribe for updates on upcoming episodes! Check out our website http://podcast.livepicturestudios.c…
 
Wedding season is among us and today I am joined by Ruben Velazquez from RIU Hotels and Resorts as we discuss ever-so-dreamy destination weddings! If you are considering a destination wedding even a little, today’s episode is a must. Destination weddings can come with a lot of uncertainty or what-if’s, but have no fear! Having been in the business …
 
In the world that we live in today, COVID-19 can be a real threat to brides, grooms, and their VIP’s. Here at BUSTLD, we are dedicated to helping you make your wedding day one that is unforgettable. More than that, we are here to provide you with the best ways to keep your wedding safe and still fun. In today’s episode, we sit down and answer all o…
 
Thinking about having a food truck at your wedding? Today, the owners of Cousins Maine Lobster sit down with us to talk all about their journey as food truck vendors. As seen on Shark Tank, this duo has been in the business for 10 years and has food trucks stationed all across the country, If you want to know how to better personalize your wedding,…
 
Do you ever have those moments where you just wish you had thought something through just a little more? For me, it was the banquet chairs at my wedding. Does anyone other than me remember that? Probably not, but our job here at Every Day I’m Bustlin’ is to make sure that you don’t have the same wedding regret that we have. In this episode, Lauren …
 
Lions and tigers and bears … and dogs? Oh my!! Join us as we sit down and talk with celebrity dog and animal trainer, Nicole Ellis, about how to involve your favorite four-legged friend on your special day. Not sure how to involve them? Afraid your fluffy pal will get cold feet? Just want to make sure you get enough puppy practice and preparation f…
 
Bridesmaids and groomsmen… you love them but are they stressing you the heck out or are they helping your wedding day become all that you’ve dreamed of? In this episode, you’ll find out all the nitty gritty details about just that! Think how to choose who’s in your bridal party, how to set expectations for financial costs, how to communicate with y…
 
From Bachelor and Bachelorette contestant to happily married wedding dress designer, Desiree Hartsock Siegfried has had many experiences in the world of love. Desiree is now a mother of two, creator of Desiree Hartsock Bridal Line, author of The Road to Rose, and host of the Heart of Purpose podcast. On this episode, Desiree talks everything from h…
 
A great class of wine, paired with the perfect dish, is there anything better? No, but how do we figure out how to make that perfect pairing? Ian Cauble is one of only 269 Master Sommeliers in the world and the founder of SommSelect. From a harvest in Portugal to time spent in top restaurants, the beginning of Ian’s career helped hone the skills th…
 
Cousins? Kids? Plus ones? Parents friends? Long lost friend from high school? Building your guest list is the first step in planning a wedding...and it is not an easy one. In this episode, we share all of our best advice on creating your guest list, inviting people, not inviting people, and how to reduce the stress of those decisions. One of the mo…
 
Planning a wedding on a budget is not a simple task, but in this episode, we are joined by Jessica Bishop. Jessica is the founder of The Budget Savvy Bride, the #1 online resource to help couples across the world plan a beautiful wedding on a budget they can actually afford. She shares all of her tips and tricks to have a budget savvy wedding that …
 
The word for 2021 weddings seems to be intentionality. Couples have faced a lot of challenges over the past year, but it’s given couples the opportunity to plan the wedding they truly want instead of one they feel they need to have. Intimate weddings are one of the biggest wedding trends that have come out of this past year - and they are amazing, …
 
No one really goes into wedding planning hoping or planning to become a bride or groom-zilla, sometimes it happens without you realizing it. And sometimes, you may not even realize it. So, before it’s too late, we’re chatting with wedding expert Amber Anderson on how to avoid becoming “a zilla” and how to change things if you’ve accidentally hit th…
 
Rev. Clint Hufft is the host of the Wedding MBA Podcast and has been officiating weddings for almost 30 years. He has officiated several televised weddings -- remember Trista and Ryan’s wedding from the Bachelorette, that was him! We are so grateful to have him on the show today as we talk about all things wedding ceremonies. He focuses on how YOU …
 
Let’s talk online shopping for your wedding! It is becoming the preferred route for planning and purchasing wedding items. You can literally purchase anything online - from cake cutting sets to bridesmaid’s dresses and florals. We wanted to share the pros and cons of online shopping for your wedding as well as some of the best sites and resources t…
 
Laura Tremaine grew up in small town Oklahoma and moved to Los Angeles to work in film and production after graduating college. Through working with MTV and Paramount Studios, mommy blogs, and publishing her very own book, Laura has learned so much about how being willing to share and being open can change relationships. Laura addresses our need to…
 
So often in wedding planning, we get caught up in the little things. Today we are here to tell you that no one will notice those small details, except you, of course. We are giving you permission to sweep them under the rug if you don’t care about them either. We talk about all things guest experience in this podcast; from what your guests truly ca…
 
Shep Rose is a star on the hit Bravo show, Southern Charm and founder of his own coastal gear company, ShepGear. Shep grew up in the south surrounded by tradition and expectations her was expected to follow. Shep shares his story of how his expectations got him to where he is today and how he has learned to lower his expectations. Shep’s newly rele…
 
Sarah Miller is a wedding planner and star of the new Netflix series, Marriage or Mortgage, in which Sarah goes head-to-head with a local real estate agent to try and convince the couple to choose marriage over mortgage. Sarah fell in love with weddings after planning her own and her full-service wedding and event planning company, Southern Vine & …
 
Being single, dating, falling in love, getting married, becoming a parent. Wow that’s so much! Cameran Eubanks Wimberly chats with us about each of her experiences with these and her book about journeying through them, One Day You’ll Thank Me, so just a few things to talk about. Cameran joined reality TV 16 years ago on the cast of Real World San D…
 
We are celebrating our 100th episode of the show by bringing you the best of all the best of our past episodes! You will hear the most helpful (and more interesting!) clips from our top 10 episodes. From the first steps in wedding planning, tips on wedding gowns, best advice for live streaming your big day, and the literal icing on the cake. This i…
 
Most of us will be excited when the clock strikes midnight and we officially kick off 2021. While there are a lot of things we’d like to leave behind in 2020, 2021 still has a lot of unknowns for engaged couples. However, we do have the lessons we learned in 2020 and new trends to look forward to! To chat through some of those lessons learned and t…
 
Weddings may have been affected by COVID, but luckily engagement season has not! There are a lot of couples out there who are about to get engaged this holiday season, but what does all this lingering craziness mean for newly engaged couples? How should they begin to navigate being engaged during this time? Bustld Co-Founders Ryan & Samie Roberts s…
 
With the rise of micro weddings, guest lists are getting slashed. Livestreaming your wedding has become a popular option for couples as a way to still include everyone. We chatted a few weeks ago about the basics of live streaming but today we are thrilled to have Irene Tyndale, wedding planner extraordinaire (and LoveStream expert at this point!),…
 
]Small weddings, micro-weddings, elopements, virtual weddings – they are all here to stay for a while, like it or not. Which could mean that someone that was once physically invited to your wedding, no longer is. Do they still give a gift? That could mean someone attends your micro-wedding this year and your big wedding next year. Do they give a gi…
 
When it comes to wedding planning, to-do lists can become your best friend – or your worst nightmare if you don’t know how to create and manage them correctly. Luckily for you, we’ve got Desiree Adams, Ask the Planner Podcast host and award-winning planner on with us today to spill all the insider tips when it comes to to-do lists. Desiree owns a l…
 
We’ve all heard it before, and weddings have become no exception – do it for the ‘gram. Everyone is looking for that picture perfect moment to capture to share on Instagram. So, how can you make your wedding Instagram-worthy? Bustld Co-Founders Ryan & Samie Roberts share all the details in this week's episode.…
 
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