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Grab your fork and knife, and take a seat at our table as we dish on all things weddings. You’ll hear stories and tips from real couples and wedding pros about life, love and entrepreneurship. Let’s dish! The Wedding Dish is a casual, conversation-style podcast featuring stories and tips from real couples and wedding pros.
 
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The pandemic threw a lot of us for a loop in the wedding industry, but it gave this couple the opportunity to celebrate in the way that they truly wanted — small, intimate, personal, and at home. We both think we really lucked out by having a pandemic wedding. Neither of us had any interest in planning and our parents both had a lot of requests. It…
 
Planning a surprise proposal? This episode is for you! From locations to best practices to tips and tricks — Chris Ferenzi Photography is sharing all of his best practices. Need your dish fix? Visit theweddingdishpodcast.com and check us out on Instagram @theweddingdishpodcast! Get premium content and support The Wedding Dish by joining our Patreon…
 
Wondering how to choose the best color scheme for your wedding? What about budgeting so you can have the wedding day of your dreams without breaking the bank? Maybe you need a wedding checklist, but don't know where to find the best one for you (hint: you can find that at patreon.com/theweddingdish *wink wink*)In this episode, Sara answers listener…
 
Christine and Steve met in college; Steve was hooked right away, but Christine thought he was a little "much". Fast forward to after graduation when they moved to LA to anchor on a popular news network, got engaged in a surprising way, and started a family. This episode is part one of this hilarious couples' story. You can find Christine @thechrist…
 
Top Episode! This destination wedding photographer is located in Bermuda, but photographs all over the world. And, she's from the DC area (which, if you don't know, is where The Wedding Dish is located)! Find out all about how her island life inspired her to open a destination photography business and what a destination wedding entails. Visit thewe…
 
Top Episode! We dish with a #coronawedding couple; after their destination wedding in the groom's hometown of Tulum, Mexico, was cancelled in May 2020, this couple decided to head to the courthouse in downtown LA with their newly adopted senior (super cute!) puggle and elope. The photos are fantastic, filled with love and happiness. Visit theweddin…
 
Top Episode! In marketing, video is king. If you're scrolling on social media, video stops you in your tracks. If someone is looking for a wedding vendor, they're going to watch the videos on your website. Why? Because they want to know you! And, video is a great way to build the know-like-trust factor. We're dishing with Tara Garwood, CEO of Banne…
 
When you're a loud laugher and get married in the mountains, it echoes. When you marry into a boisterous family, your wedding can be heard around the world. Sara is joined by the ladies behind Laughing with Gingers; Producer Liz tells the story of how she met, fell in love with, and married guest co-host Kristina's brother (that's a mouthful, huh?)…
 
Get your hands out of everyone else's wallet and don't price your services or products based on what other people are doing; don't watch what everyone else seems to be doing and try to imitate them, just hoping it works for you; and remember that your clientele has never planned a wedding before, so step back from the curse of knowledge and educate…
 
Planning a wedding can bring up a lot of emotions — for everyone. Getting the support you need in order to engage with your engagement, manage expectations (yours and others), and move forward with excitement! Planning your wedding - and your marriage! - should feel fun, not frustrating. Sara is joined by Jacquelyn Burt, the woman behind First Look…
 
Having a unique first dance song or music that means something to you and your guests can really set the tone for your wedding day.⁠⁠Sara is joined by Shawn of Bash Entertainment for Season 4 Episode ⁠12: You Don't Have to go the Traditional Route with Music⁠⁠⁠We dish about an Elvis impersonator officiant who sang the first song, a groom who entere…
 
Have you ever thought about how lighting, the height of the centerpieces, combining live music with a DJ, and captioning your music might enhance your guest experience (and yours)? What about scheduled a 45-minute nap into your wedding day? Outside the box thinking can make your wedding day more enjoyable than you ever imagined! In this episode of …
 
How do we learn about different cultures and customs? Ask! Millen, a wedding and event planner in the Washington DC area, shares her experience growing up as an Eritrean woman in the United States and the importance of culture and tradition in wedding celebrations. Transcripts and show notes are available at The Wedding Dish. Don't forget to follow…
 
An elegant Star Wars wedding might seem hard to pull off. Now, imagine incorporating Filipino wedding traditions — and it came together PERFECTLY. When Chad took Johanna to Comicon for their first date, she knew what she was in for — and she was all in. And when their guests received their save the dates, they knew they were in for a real treat. An…
 
Excluding LGBTQ+ Couples - or any Couples - Shouldn't be a Thing. In 2019, one of the major global wedding expos neglected to showcase LGBTQ+ or diverse couples in their styled shoots, according to this week's guest, who was attending for the first (and last) time. Not only that, but the list of presentations didn't include anything about inclusivi…
 
Your friends and family are wildly invested in your wedding day, but they may not know the best way to support you. Kara O'Brien Ghassabeh, the woman behind Kara Maureen Bridal Coaching, joins us to dish about how to handle stress and anxiety during the wedding planning process without burning bridges. Weddings are amazing celebrations of love and …
 
The ladies of Lucy Black Entertainment will have you pumped up for the dance party! As female entrepreneurs in a male-dominated part of the wedding industry, they stay on the cutting edge, dedicate their time to making sure every event is perfect, and only work with the most talented, wonderful musicians all over the world. As the country opens bac…
 
Taylor de la Fuente of Lemon Tree Editorial joins The Wedding Dish again - this time with her new husband, David, to dish about their wedding in Charleston, SC. While planning their wedding, Taylor and David moved from DC to Texas, having no idea that the pandemic was about to hit and rock every part of their plans. Because they got married in Sout…
 
Setting unrealistic expectations and crazy dieting should be a thing of the past. With the body positivity movement, you'd think it's old news. But, it's still very much the case for most people. Katelyn Parsons is on a mission to change that. Sara is joined by guest co-host Taylor de la Fuente of Lemon Tree Editorial. As always, transcripts and sh…
 
The ladies dish with Sahar Masarati, CEO of Sugar Alkymi. Sahar shares her journey and how she creates edible art for each couple. Hear how having a unique style makes you stand out. Sara is joined by guest co-host Taylor de la Fuente of Lemon Tree Editorial. Don't forget to follow, rate, and review The Wedding Dish on your preferred podcast platfo…
 
Neela shares her journey as a business owner in the wedding industry, her own wedding plans (spoiler: she's getting married somewhere crazy cool), and her work to support others during the planning process. On today's episode, Sara is joined by guest co-host Taylor de la Fuente of Lemon Tree Editorial. The ladies dish with Neela, CEO of Asaadi Grap…
 
An LA transplant who was married in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, near where she grew up. Lexie shares how she created her own wedding tradition for the ceremony, carefully included her protective dog (who Sara thinks looks like a certain famous dragon), and DIYed everything to save money and still created a gorgeous event. Lexie Smith is also the…
 
This destination wedding photographer is located in Bermuda, but photographs all over the world. And, she's from the DC area! Find out all about how her island life inspired her to open a destination photography business and what a destination wedding entails. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review The Wedding Dish on your preferred podcast pl…
 
We're hosting a bit of a "relaxed fit" episode this week. We're dishing with Maddie, the CEO of Living with Pickles, best known for their Instagram "Farmily" — but that's just a small piece of the magical things this mixed human-animal household does to make the world a happier place. Want a pig to come to your wedding or crash your Zoom call? Pick…
 
If you're a wedding professional — or business professional of any kind, really — you need video, especially now. Tara Garwood, CEO of Banner Day Films, walks us through the types of videos your business needs for marketing purposes. If you're an entrepreneur looking to hire a videographer, she walks you through the information you need in order to…
 
On this week's episode, we dish with a #coronawedding couple; after their destination wedding in the groom's hometown was cancelled in May 2020, this couple decided to head to the courthouse with their newly adopted senior (super cute!) puggle and elope. And, the photos are fantastic! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review The Wedding Dish on …
 
On this week's episode, we dish about honeymoon planning — from yurts in Patagonia to horseback riding in Tuscany to beaches and more! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review The Wedding Dish on your preferred podcast platform and follow us on Instagram @theweddingdishpodcast. Want to be part of the show? Visit www.theweddingdishpodcast.com…
 
A collaborative space for wedding professionals, couples, and the community. A Wedding Loft has everything from studio space to office space to a podcasting studio — and even event space! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review The Wedding Dish on your preferred podcast platform and follow us on Instagram @theweddingdishpodcast. Want to be part…
 
"Mawwiage. Mawwiage is wat bwings us togeder today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam wifin a dream… And wuv, twue wuv, will fowwow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv—" Don't worry, Buttercup, you'll get all the details about planning a wedding (aka weekend glamping retreat) during the time of corona. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and…
 
Choosing the right DJ for your big day is more important than you might think. Find someone who doesn't just *get* your vision; make sure they LOVE your vibe. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review The Wedding Dish on your preferred podcast platform and follow us on Instagram @theweddingdishpodcast. Want to be part of the show? Visit www.thewe…
 
To quote Sara's neighbor, even if you're not a dog person, EVERYONE is a puppy person! Couples invite adoptable puppies to their wedding in lieu of flowers. Holy cuteness, Batman! Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review The Wedding Dish on your preferred podcast platform and follow us on Instagram @theweddingdishpodcast. Want to be part of the …
 
This week, Sara and Steph answer listeners' questions about canceling weddings because of COVID-19, how to keep the element of surprise when you know the proposal is coming, how much is too much to ask of your guests, and whether or not gifts are appropriate when you're planning a destination wedding. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.…
 
Last year, Sara photographed Marni Bromberg and Jon Mervis' beautiful backyard wedding. Hear about their ellaborate engagement planned to a T by Jon, wedding planning — including compromises, challenges, and how they overcame these — their favorite memories, the many traditions they incorporated in their wedding day, and so so so much more! We love…
 
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