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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.

The Wedding Biz - Behind the Scenes of the Wedding Business Andy Kushner

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

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.

    ZAMEER KASSAM: Designing Fine Jewelry And Telling Love Stories

    ZAMEER KASSAM: Designing Fine Jewelry And Telling Love Stories

    Zameer Kassam is known for Infusing storytelling with personal history when designing jewelry. Listen as Andy and Zameer discuss the rings he designed for Hasan Minhaj, Ashley Judd, and Lupita Nyong’o. Zameer also talks about his background working in his immigrant family's jewelry business, why talking to people about their love stories was his favorite part, the passion that led him to design jewelry plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Zameer is the Founder and CEO of Zameer Kassam Fin

    • 47 min
    THE NEXT LEVEL: MICHAEL RANTISSI discusses PHILIP CARR, Event Architect and Stylist

    THE NEXT LEVEL: MICHAEL RANTISSI discusses PHILIP CARR, Event Architect and Stylist

    The menu for one of Philips events has to be an experience from the food perspective, the fragrance perspective, and total essence of the event. Andy welcomes Michael Rantissi to The Next Level. Michael is an award-winning chef of Kepos Street Kitchen and Kepos & Co out of Redfern, Australia.
    Philip is the owner of Philip Carr and Associates out of Sydney, Australia. Philip calls himself an event architect and stylist, completely transforming ordinary spaces into multi-layer theatrical environments, and tu

    • 18 min
    PHILIP CARR - Event Architect And Stylist

    PHILIP CARR - Event Architect And Stylist

    "You build an event; you don't decorate an event, that is diluting what it is to create an event." Listen, as Andy Kushner and his guest Philip Carr discuss why he calls himself an event architect and stylist, the events he produced for Nelson Mandela, President Clinton, and President Bush, his process with clients, and much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.

    • 48 min
    THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN discusses MATT PORTEOUS/Photographer: The Way He Sees The World

    THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN discusses MATT PORTEOUS/Photographer: The Way He Sees The World

    Andy welcomes Jennifer Stein back to The Next Level. Jennifer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Destination I Do Magazine, which can be found at newsstands in all fifty states and twelve countries. She also publishes a daily blog, consults, custom publishes and has a podcast called CONFETTI.
    Matt is an award-winning photographer who has gained a world-class reputation for his exquisite documentary style photography. Matt is considered the Royal photographer for his work with the Cambridges. He helps

    • 22 min
    MATT PORTEOUS/Photographer: The Way He Sees The World

    MATT PORTEOUS/Photographer: The Way He Sees The World

    "I'm lucky now because I get to go to really beautiful places and photograph wonderful people." Listen, as Andy Kushner and his guest Matt Porteous discuss the small island he was born and raised on, when he became interested in photography, how the way he saw the world differed from other kids his age, his years surfing and taking pictures plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz
    Matt is an award-winning photographer who has gained a world-class reputation for his exquisite documentary sty

    • 44 min
    Forming An Event Coalition With Jeannette Tavares, Michelle Durpetti, Ali Phillips

    Forming An Event Coalition With Jeannette Tavares, Michelle Durpetti, Ali Phillips

    Andy’s guests today are three people who have been involved with forming and running coalitions to advocate on behalf of networks of hundreds of small businesses and contractors in the event industry during the pandemic. The one in Chicago is spearheaded by Michelle Durpetti, Ali Phillips, and Colin Pearson, and Jeannette Tavares formed the one in Washington DC.
    Michelle Durpetti is a Chicago based wedding planner, venue owner, and restaurateur with Michelle Durpetti Events. Ali Phillips is also a Chicag

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Kaleidoscope Weddings ,

Love It!

Just started listening to this podcast a few days ago, and as someone just starting out in the wedding planning industry, this is exactly what I needed! Andy is so down-to-earth, really knows how to converse with his guests, he’s super personable.
Clearly, he has put a lot of time and effort into his work, and has spoken to so many icons in the business! Amazing work Andy, thank you!! ✨

Grrr :@ ,

Great Interviewer and interviewees!

The commentary between Andy and his guests is always flawless and so smooth - you can tell he works in audio ;)

I always appreciate his conversational lead to keep his guest’s words flowing and keep his listeners on our feet for more!

Likewise, unlike some other podcast hosts that try to take the limelight at any moment, Andy keeps his ego in check at all times and gives his guests the proper treatment and time to share their thoughts.

I look forward to his podcasts every week, and makes driving/treadmilling so much more enjoyable and productive haha

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Invitations

Ellen weldon is such a professional in the stationery industry and i really learned alot from the interview

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