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Andy Kushner offers an inside look behind-the-scenes of the wedding and event world for both industry experts and bridal couples by featuring in-depth and transformative conversations with event industry icons. The Wedding Biz is also the only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals. As the host, Andy interviews the most prolific thought leaders and talent, taking you behind the curtain and revealing their personality, character, passions, and secrets to their success. Andy’s powerful, yet casual and comfortable interview style gives you access to the authentic story each of these incredible industry leaders has to share. The Wedding Biz podcast is your opportunity to really get to know the amazing personalities that endlessly elevate the world of weddings and special events.

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

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Andy Kushner offers an inside look behind-the-scenes of the wedding and event world for both industry experts and bridal couples by featuring in-depth and transformative conversations with event industry icons. The Wedding Biz is also the only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals. As the host, Andy interviews the most prolific thought leaders and talent, taking you behind the curtain and revealing their personality, character, passions, and secrets to their success. Andy’s powerful, yet casual and comfortable interview style gives you access to the authentic story each of these incredible industry leaders has to share. The Wedding Biz podcast is your opportunity to really get to know the amazing personalities that endlessly elevate the world of weddings and special events.

    DANA BOWLING - Finding Your Voice on Clubhouse and Being a Great Moderator

    DANA BOWLING - Finding Your Voice on Clubhouse and Being a Great Moderator

    I met Dana on Clubhouse and was really impressed by the ease and style with which she conducts herself as a moderator and speaker in various rooms. She is completely comfortable in her skin and exudes an inviting confidence.
    Dana Bowling is a business and motivational coach helping women gain confidence, take action, and show up & stand out on Instagram and Clubhouse. As a former Casting Director in LA, Dana has discovered talent for Disney, Nickelodeon, ABC, MTV, FOX and more. A mom to two young energetic

    • 31 min
    JEN VAZQUEZ AND MORGAN CHILDS - Getting Familiar with Clubhouse

    JEN VAZQUEZ AND MORGAN CHILDS - Getting Familiar with Clubhouse

    What do you know about Clubhouse? Listen as Andy and his guests, Jen Vazquez and Morgan Childs, discuss the basics of Clubhouse, what it is, why we should care about it and how we can best use it for our businesses, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Jen is a Marketing Strategist specializing in Pinterest and a destination wedding and branding photographer. Morgan founded Moana Events and Bella Destination Events and then created another element by adding Modern Elopement. Morgan has been c

    • 48 min
    Matt Porteous/Photographer - Following Our Hearts Post-Covid

    Matt Porteous/Photographer - Following Our Hearts Post-Covid

    Matt is an award-winning photographer who has gained a world-class reputation for his exquisite documentary style photography. He is considered the Royal Photographer for his work with the Cambridges. Matt also helps change-makers make a difference and shoots on behalf of Ocean Culture Life, a global community of storytellers, photographers, filmmakers, and environmentalists whose lives have been shaped by the sea.
    Andy and Matt talk about how the experience of the pandemic has helped them to see

    • 25 min
    ROUNDTABLE WITH CARRIE GOLDBERG, RISHI PATEL, CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI, AND AUGUSTA COLE

    ROUNDTABLE WITH CARRIE GOLDBERG, RISHI PATEL, CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI, AND AUGUSTA COLE

    "We've all just lived a year of uncertainty." Listen as Andy, and his roundtable guests Rishi Patel the CEO of HMR Designs, Carrie Goldberg the Travel and Weddings Director at Harper's Bazaar, Christina Matteucci the Executive Director of David Beahm Destinations, and Augusta Cole primary Planner and Designer with Augusta Cole Weddings and Events discuss what they have learned from going through the Covid pandemic and how it's changed them personally and with their businesses. They also talk ab

    • 37 min
    THE NEXT LEVEL: LIVE EVENTS COALITION - The Latest Efforts

    THE NEXT LEVEL: LIVE EVENTS COALITION - The Latest Efforts

    Today's episode with various members of the LEC, which stands for Live Event Coalition, in order to discuss the mission of the organization, what's in the latest relief bill, what is being worked on for the upcoming May recovery bill, what the organization advocates for, and how we can support it.
    Guests include:
    Dwayne Thomas - Chairperson for Government Affairs, Live Events Coalition and President Live Events Industry of Oregon and his company is Greenlight Creative.
    John Garberson - Creative Direct

    • 26 min
    TARA FAY & BRUCE RUSSELL - Staying Positive, Looking Forward and Giving Back

    TARA FAY & BRUCE RUSSELL - Staying Positive, Looking Forward and Giving Back

    Listen as Andy and his guests, Tara Fay and Bruce Russell, discuss how they have handled the past year both personally and professionally, what they see happening in 2021, and the new online business they launched, plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Tara is the owner of Tara Fay Events, based in Dublin, Ireland. She has produced some of the most high-profile events and weddings in Ireland, Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean. Tara has won several event industry awards, was

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

StoryOfEve ,

Podcast of the Year!

I listen to tons of podcasts in lots of genres, and although there are many 'interview-style' podcasts out there, few are jam-packed with as many takeaways as The Wedding Biz. I only discovered it towards the end of 2019 and I've been quickly working my way through the back catalogue. Andy has such a great interview style and provides so much value to everyone working in the wedding industry. As a photographer/film-maker, I've taken away so much.
Definitely my podcast of the year.

Fen Bolodeoku,MonAnnie cakes ,

An amazing resource

I am so glad to have come across The Wedding Biz podcasts. The interviews are incredible. It is so hepful and encouraging to hear the stories of the wedding industries' best. I have picked up so many pearls of wisdom.

I would highly recommend this to anyone in the wedding industry. Thank you so much Andy for such a fabulous resource.

Carl Lindquist ,

The Wedding Biz

Great podcast!

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