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The Wedding Biz features business-transforming conversations with event industry icons. The only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals, Andy Kushner offers an inside look into the wedding world for industry experts and bridal couples.

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The Wedding Biz features business-transforming conversations with event industry icons. The only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals, Andy Kushner offers an inside look into the wedding world for industry experts and bridal couples.

    Episode 273 ALEX LE ROUX - Designing Musical Entertainment In An Extraordinary Way

    Episode 273 ALEX LE ROUX - Designing Musical Entertainment In An Extraordinary Way

    "If you don't have a star in the band, you are a cover band." Listen as Andy Kushner and his guest Alex Le Roux discuss what he looks for when auditioning musicians and singers, what makes a band extraordinary, and why he keeps the same musicians together for every event plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Alex is the Founder and CEO of ALR Music based in London. Alex and his team of music and wedding specialists provide entertainment for over 450 luxury events around the world each year. Wi

    • 47 min
    Episode 272 A Conversation with: Simon T. Bailey

    Episode 272 A Conversation with: Simon T. Bailey

    This is a second appearance with Simon T. Bailey. His is a very popular Speaker, author and leader of the “brilliance movement" – helping more than 1 million people find their brilliance, shift their thinking and produce sustainable results. According to The Speakers Experts, Simon is one of America’s top ten most booked corporate and association speakers. In 2015 Simon was inducted into the prestigious National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. Speaker magazine cited Simon as one of the top 25 “ho

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    Episode 271 NATALIE DENYSE - Building A Strong Brand To Weather The Storm

    Episode 271 NATALIE DENYSE - Building A Strong Brand To Weather The Storm

    "The best-laid PR & marketing strategies are rooted in intent and purpose." Listen as Andy Kushner and his guest Natalie Denyse discuss essential building blocks of a strong PR and marketing strategy, how to create a culture for your brand, and rethinking your brand message plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Natalie is the founder of In Good Company Public Relations, a boutique PR and marketing firm servicing distinguished brands in the wedding, events, and hospitality

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    Episode 270 MICHAEL UNCAPHER discusses LISA VORCE- The Intangible Soul Of An Event

    Episode 270 MICHAEL UNCAPHER discusses LISA VORCE- The Intangible Soul Of An Event

    Listen as Andy Kushner and Michael Uncapher discuss Lisa's winding road to the event industry, how she taps into the “intangible soul” for an event, how important she feels lighting is to any event, plus much more on this episode of The Next Level.
    Michael is the Co-Owner and Managing Director with Mark's Garden out of Los Angeles. Mark's Garden has crafted floral designs for the Academy Awards Governor's Ball for the past twenty-six years, plus television Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, top-level civic events and a long list of celebrity weddings including Pink, Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Simpson to name a few. 
    Lisa is a world-renown celebrity event planner, receiving accolades from Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Brides, BizBash, Martha Stewart, and many more. She planned events for Kobe Bryant and produced some of the most iconic celebrations, including the weddings of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and Kate Upton and Justin Verlander. 
    Listen, as Andy and Michael chat about Lisa's unique perspective on finding the intangible soul of an event, how important lighting is for an event, and Lisa's preference for natural light. Michael shares how important Instagram is for showcasing your work and why he sometimes takes the unique approach of taking a picture with his phone at an event to see how his creations will look on Instagram, what a great idea!
    Also, Andy has launched a new podcast network called The Wedding Biz Network, in which he produces podcasts for other people in the event industry, with Sean Low being its first member. Sean's show, The Business Of Being Creative, comes out every Tuesday and stay tuned for more new show announcements coming soon.
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    Show Highlights:
    [01:22] Welcome back to the show, Michael! [03:20] Michael shares his background and how he got into the event industry. [04:39] Michael speaks about how hard it can be for a florist to find the “intangible soul” as Lisa does. [06:50] Michael agrees with Lisa on how important lighting is for an event. [08:03] Natural light, which looks most like candlelight, is the look Lisa likes most. [09:07] Have you ever had an instance when you have shown up to an event, and the lighting wasn't what you would have wanted for your floral designs? [11:04] Michael speaks about how important it is to use Instagram to showcase your designs. [13:00] Michael discusses the fact that Lisa designs websites for her clients’ destination weddings. [14:09] Lisa and her team feel like they know the guests before they get there because they are interacting with them through the website. [15:41] Michael, thank you so much for being on the show!   
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    Episode 269 LISA VORCE - The Intangible Soul Of An Event

    Episode 269 LISA VORCE - The Intangible Soul Of An Event

    "My proudest moments aren't only about design. They are about how my clients feel when they see and experience the design." Listen as Andy and his guest Lisa Vorce discuss Lisa's love of celebrations, what inspired her to leave corporate America to launch her own business and much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Lisa is a world-renown celebrity event planner, receiving accolades from Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Brides, BizBash, and Martha Stewart, to name a few. She planned several events for Kobe Bry

    • 44 min
    Episode 268 Alan Shukovsky: Protocols for Running Events During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Episode 268 Alan Shukovsky: Protocols for Running Events During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Alan Shukovsky is located in NYC and is the Executive Director of Event Sales & Marketing for the Glasshouses, two new venues in NYC. He is a member of a Manhattan-based task force for events and catering in NYC. The task force is made up of 30 plus of some of the most prominent properties and local event professionals in the City. Their purpose was essentially to collaborate and create a system of protocols, checks and balances, for running events during and after the Covid-19 pandemic and for both event p

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