28 episodes

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

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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

    27: Engagement & Wedding Rings That Tell Your Story, with Design Director Kate of Taylor & Hart

    27: Engagement & Wedding Rings That Tell Your Story, with Design Director Kate of Taylor & Hart

    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 history, her favourite designs, ideas for how couples can personalise their rings, the effect of the pandemic, fun proposal anecdotes, replicas from our favourite Netflix shows, and so much more.  She was a joy to speak to and I hope you love the interview!

    There is a new collection on the horizon so make sure you head over to the Taylor & Hart Instagram profile and website to follow along. If you would like to connect with me, you can always find me on Instagram, on my website, and directly in my inbox by emailing valentina@thestarsinside.com - I would love to hear from you!
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    • 53 min
    26: What an Elopement Photographer Wants You to Know, with Katie of Run Away Together

    26: What an Elopement Photographer Wants You to Know, with Katie of Run Away Together

    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 experience is like for couples she works with, tips for finding your elopement photographer, and how to fill the day with meaningful moments if you’re eloping or having a smaller wedding. We also talk about the joys and challenges of destination weddings in new places.

    To find out more about her and her work, do head over to her Instagram profile or check out her lovely podcast. If you would like to connect with me, you can always find me on Instagram, on my website, and directly in my inbox by emailing valentina@thestarsinside.com - I would love to hear from you!
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    • 41 min
    25: Marriage, Mortgage, and Wedding Budgets, with Sarah Miller of Southern Vine & Co

    25: Marriage, Mortgage, and Wedding Budgets, with Sarah Miller of Southern Vine & Co

    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 today’s mini episode we talk about what marriage means to her, what it was like to support couples on the show as they navigate this decision, understanding your wedding budget and prioritising the things that mean the most to you, and how to elevate and personalise the wedding experience when on a budget. 

    To find out more about her and her work, do head over to her Instagram profile, her website, or check out Marriage or Mortgage on Netflix. If you would like to connect with me, you can always find me on Instagram, on my website, and directly in my inbox by emailing valentina@thestarsinside.com - I would love to hear from you!
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    • 32 min
    24: Adding Personal & Meaningful Touches to a Bridal Outfit, with Sash & Veil

    24: Adding Personal & Meaningful Touches to a Bridal Outfit, with Sash & Veil

    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 tips for brides out there currently shopping for their outfit. We explore some ideas on how to personalise bridal accessories in a meaningful way, in particular for brides wanting to pay tribute to a loved one who is no longer with them. For me, this really embodies how brides and grooms can tell their story in a completely unique way and I think it’s more important than ever to own, embrace, enjoy that celebration. 

    To find out more about her and her work, do head over to her Instagram profile, or over on her website. If you would like to connect with me, you can always find me on Instagram, on my website, and directly in my inbox by emailing valentina@thestarsinside.com - I would love to hear from you!
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    • 37 min
    23: Wedding Blog Submission Tips for Vendors and Couples, with Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting

    23: Wedding Blog Submission Tips for Vendors and Couples, with Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting

    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, and in particular what it means right now, during such challenging times. We dig into her advice for couples who are interested in having their wedding featured online, as well as her tips for wedding pros who want to use publications as a way of getting their work seen and attracting more couples their way. She talks to us about the most common mistakes she sees wedding pros making, and the key things to consider if you’re struggling to get your work accepted by your target publications. We also touch on why it’s still really important to include online features into the marketing strategy for your business, and how to do this positively and mindfully. 

    To find out more about her and her work, do head over to her Instagram profile, or over on the websites for OFD Consulting, Wedding Industry Speakers, and Submit My Wedding. If you would like to connect with me, you can always find me on Instagram, on my website, and directly in my inbox by emailing valentina@thestarsinside.com - I would love to hear from you!

    If you enjoyed this interview, make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out on any upcoming episodes – and if you could leave me a rating and a review that would be hugely appreciated too!

    • 53 min
    22: Connecting Vendors, Nearlyweds, and Guests in 2021, with Samie from Bustld

    22: Connecting Vendors, Nearlyweds, and Guests in 2021, with Samie from Bustld

    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 really enjoyed asking her about how business owners can work on strengthening their brand and continuing to inspire trust in the couples they serve - and on the other side of that, how couples choose who is trustworthy and reliable. We discuss her top tips for couples currently planning their wedding and booking their dream team, and the lessons we can take away from 2020. We finish off by chatting about virtual weddings, which is something she offers through her Love Stream platform, and ways that these broadcasted wedding days can still feel joyful, personal and momentous for those couples who choose to go down this road. To find out more about her and her work, do head over to her gorgeous Instagram profile, or over on Bustld, LoveStream, and her podcast too. If you would like to connect with me, you can always find me on Instagram, on my website, and directly in my inbox by emailing valentina@thestarsinside.com - I would love to hear from you!

    If you enjoyed this interview, make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out on any upcoming episodes – and if you could leave me a rating and a review that would be hugely appreciated too!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Sugar Plum Bakes ,

Wise and mindful words from Valentina Ring

I love listening to Valentina’s podcast. It’s full of useful nuggets of advice for people working in the wedding industry. For how to conduct your business and how to connect with fellow creatives. I simply love Valentina’s voice, it’s so calming and soothing. And as soon as I hear the opening intro, the music takes me to a place where I know I’m safe and able to relax and absorb Valentina’s wise and mindful advice

Monica - Dandelion ,

A lovely spot to hang out!

A fab podcast with great guests and insights for both couples and wedding pros. Thank you Val for creating such a wonderful space for both inspiration and connection! ❤️

Claire Do Monte ,

Love this Podcast

Valentina is so inspiring to listen to and always has fab guests. I highly recommend, this is a must podcast! ❤️❤️

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