Join Ross from Ross Willsher Photography and Heidi from Glorious by Heidi for fortnightly wedding-related chat that gives a voice to underrepresented and unseen couples in the wedding industry.
We chat to real couples and industry experts about their lived experience in relation to a number of important topics such as LGBTQ+ inclusion, racial diversity, and ageism in the wedding industry.
By providing a platform for people to share their stories, we hope to inspire change in the industry and help couples from all backgrounds and of all demographics to feel empowered to plan the wedding they deserve.
Subscribe and listen to Ross, Heidi and some wonderful guests share all the wedding related knowledge you need.
Our wedding recipe for the cosmic kitchen
Heidi met the wonderful Betti and Afnan when they were modelling on a styled weding shoot she was part of. When Heidi chatted with them and found out about their wedding plans and spiritual journey she knew they would make brilliant podcast guests.
In this deeply insightful epsiode, Betti and Afnan discuss sprituality, manifesting their relationship and plans for their Bali wedding with their head Shaman.
A great listen, which will really open up your mind to new ways of thinking and being.
Betti & Afnan (Wild Flower Couple) www.instagram.com/wildflowercouple
Making weddings more accessible for all
This week Ross is joined by Kathryn Palmer-Skilling, a Humanist celebrant who is passionate about making weddings more acessible.
Kathryn chats about her own experience of planning a wedding as a bride with additional access requirements, and shares tips on how couples, businesses and the wedding industry as a whole can create more accessible weddings that welcome and celebrate all abilities.
You can find out more about Kathyrn by visiting her instagram or wesbite (details below).
Planning our 'blended family' wedding
One thing we don't see celebrated enough, are second and third-time around weddings. These can be just as beautiful and meaningful as first time weddings, so we thought it high time we address this topic.
In today's episode, we chat with Ellie & Eddie who very openly and honestly talk about planning their wedding day with their belnded family of 5 children clearly at the forefront. It's a conversation filled with both laughter and poignancy, and one we are very grateful to this lovely couple for sharing.
Planning Our City Wedding
City weddings are nothing new, but rarely do we hear tips and adivce tailored specifically to couples planning a wedding in an urban setting.
There are endless reasons why city weddings are a great idea but also quite a few considerations to bear in mind before planning your favourite city.
In this episode we chat with Keely & Bryony about their Manchester wedding and their advice is invaluable!
Ross Willsher Photography https://rosswillsherphotography.co.uk
Glorious By Heidi https://www.gloriousbyheidi.com
Great examples of inclusive practice
We often chat with couples who have really struggled to find inclusive suppliers to help them on their wedding planning journey. However, we know that there are lots of wonderful wedding professionals working hard to make all couples feel celebrated and seen.
In this epoisde we share examples of great inclusive practice in the wedding industry and discuss ways of ensuring all you wonderful couples have the weding experience you deserve.
The incredible wedding suppliers featured in this episode are well worth a follow on social media and can be found via the links below.
EllaBella - Wedding Planner
Mark Caffrey - Celebrant
Freckles & Flowers - Florist
Hawthorne & Ivory - Wedding Stationery
Fifi's Cakery - Wedding Cakes
Laura Baker Productions - Wedding Videographer
Caleigh - Celebrant
Tiny Sarah's Cakes - Wedding Cakes
Kathryn Palmer-Skillings - Celebrant
Michelle Taylor - Funky Celebrant
North & Flower - Florist
Erica Stacey - Bridal Couture
Emerald Orchid - Wedding Planner
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How I felt as a bride in her 50s
We chatted to wedding celebrant Juliette (@Juliettebythesea) on the last series of the podcast, when she shared her frustrations at planning her wedding as an older bride-to-be. She's now tied the knot and so we wanted to invite her back to ask how it went and to see if - and how - she overcame some of the obstacles she encoutered as a bride-to-be in her 50s.
Over the course of the conversation, Juliette and Ross (Heidi was away for this one), discuss mental health, represeantation, feeling celebrated and sticking to your values.
If you love what Juliette has to say you can follow her by visiting https://www.instagram.com/juliettebythesea/
Such a lovely podcast - whether you’re a bride-to-be or not, the passion that Heidi and Ross have for their work absolutely shines through. A highly recommended listen!
Pod cast was excellent! How to get that newly-we’d Gloa
I throughly enjoyed taking part in the pod cast with Ross, how to have a wedding as individual as you are.
Recording with Ross was great and it really was a privilege as a makeup artist in the wedding industry to take part. The whole series of the pod cast is so fun and informative, targeted at brides and Grooms planning their wedding! Simply excellent in every way and a definite 5 starts ⭐️
Great wedding podcast
Rather than following the usual format of trend based inspiration, this is a great range of different topics from respected industry professionals for couples that want to have their wedding their way and not just follow the crowd. Well done Ross!