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Sharing our wedding experiences, knowledge & insight with you. Our hope is to educate & inspire engaged couples during their wedding planning.

Be Engaged and Inspired Podcast Kia Martinson

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Sharing our wedding experiences, knowledge & insight with you. Our hope is to educate & inspire engaged couples during their wedding planning.

    What is a sequel wedding?

    What is a sequel wedding?

    Welcome to the Be Engaged and Inspired Wedding Podcast. Firstly, the life of a wedding runner is discussed then we ask the question of what is a sequel wedding?Above all, planning a wedding isn’t easy. So, Be Engaged and Inspired hosts DJ Sam and Kia, share their expertise and wedding planning knowledge. Moreover, to help you navigate those tricky waters of life and relationship. Most importantly, explaining how to plan a wedding and leave you feeling inspired.In This EpisodeIn this episode, we have a bit of nepotism. Thus, we must fully disclose that our guest is Kia’s son, Kelker. On weekends he works with Engaged Connecticut as a wedding runner. Yes, he’s the one, in the background, doing all the odd jobs that keep the wedding running smoothly. Consequently, a wedding runner helps to park cars, prompts the entertainment that the ceremony is ready to start, or moves the ceremony chairs to storage after the ceremony to stocking up the booze for the bartenders. Finally, Kelker explains why it’s so important to have a wedding runner.In The Second HalfFurthermore, we answer the question of what is a sequel wedding. The sequel wedding simply refers to a couple hosting several sequential ceremonies/celebrations. However, this is not a new concept.Therefore, due to Covid restrictions, the marriage ceremony may only have close family and friends, with a larger guest list invited to a second ceremony, followed by a still larger reception.Subscribe to our RSS and get your podcast FIRST, or listen and stream online wherever you get podcasts. After that, rate and review. Also, do you have a question or comment? Then contact us at engagedct@gmail.com.Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEasyEventPlanning.comWedding Tip Wednesday on the Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEMERGE Cosmetics – 10% OFF Coupon code: EBi10Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored in part byHere To The Moon Travel & Destination Weddings UnlimitedProduced By Atmosphere Productions in association with Engaged CTHosts: Kia and DJ SamMusic: “Kia & DJ Sam’s Tune” by Marty QGuest: Kelker Martinson from Engaged CTPhoto credit: Aleksandr Verbetsky PhotographyCopyright © 2021 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved. The Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is monetized. Therefore, the content and affiliate links come from various platforms and may change. However, it doesn’t cost the user anything when clicked on. Moreover, it allows Atmosphere Productions LLC and Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast to earn commission, and fund the site. Most importantly, our aim is to provide a service to the wedding community, couples, wedding planners and other wedding professionals.

    • 33 min
    Honeymoon Travel Tips

    Honeymoon Travel Tips

    Welcome to another episode of Be Engaged and Inspired. Firstly, we have a special guest host, as Heidi Hanson joins us. Also, our guest is Michele Dreiding from Here To The Moon Travel and Destination Weddings Unlimited.Above all, planning a wedding isn’t easy. So, Be Engaged and Inspired hosts DJ Sam and Kia, share their expertise and wedding planning knowledge. Moreover, to help you navigate those tricky waters of life and relationship. Most importantly, explaining how to plan a wedding and leave you feeling inspired.In This EpisodeSo, in this episode, Michele Dreiding from Here To The Moon Travel and Destination Weddings Unlimited joins us to talk about honeymoon travel.Most importantly, as we edge out of the CoronaVirus Pandemic and vaccines are widely available, what will honeymoon travel look like?In fact, Michele stresses that knowing travel requirements will be essential. Moreover, knowing when and if you need to take a Covid-19 test or if you’ll need to show proof of vaccination, will be paramount.Furthermore, the basics of international travel, like having a current passport and visas, is also discussed.Subscribe to our RSS and get your podcast FIRST, or listen and stream online wherever you get podcasts. After that, rate and review. Also, do you have a question or comment? Then contact us at engagedct@gmail.com.Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEasyEventPlanning.comWedding Tip Wednesday on the Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEMERGE Cosmetics – 10% OFF Coupon code: EBi10Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored in part byHere To The Moon Travel & Destination Weddings UnlimitedBe Engaged and Inspired Wedding Podcast Episode 121: Honeymoon Travel TipsProduced By Atmosphere Productions in association with Engaged CTHosts: Kia and DJ SamMusic: “Kia & DJ Sam’s Tune” by Marty QGuest: Michele Dreiding from Here To The Moon Travel & Destination Weddings UnlimitedCopyright © 2021 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved. The Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is monetized. Therefore, the content and affiliate links come from various platforms and may change. However, it doesn’t cost the user anything when clicked on. Moreover, it allows Atmosphere Productions LLC and Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast to earn commission, and fund the site. Most importantly, our aim is to provide a service to the wedding community, couples, wedding planners and other wedding professionals.==========

    • 26 min
    Elopement Wedding

    Elopement Wedding

    Firstly, welcome to another episode of Be Engaged and Inspired as we meet Allie Dearie from Allie Dearie Photography as we discuss her specialty, an Elopement Wedding.Above all, planning a wedding isn’t easy. So, Be Engaged and Inspired hosts DJ Sam and Kia, share their expertise and wedding planning knowledge. Moreover, to help you navigate those tricky waters of life and relationship. Most importantly, explaining how to plan a wedding and leave you feeling inspired.So, in this episode, Allie Dearie from Allie Dearie Photography joins us as we talk about her specialty photography service of an Elopement Wedding.Most importantly, Allie creates photographs that show not only the beauty of the destination but the genuine love that each couple shares. In fact, Allie has done Elopements in a national park, on a mountain, by a lake, on a client’s favorite beach.Also, we talk about how to prepare for your elopement and what questions to ask your photographer. Finally, Allie explains that you need a photographer who can capture genuine emotions and real, candid moments from every part of the day.Subscribe to our RSS and get your podcast FIRST, or listen and stream online wherever you get podcasts. After that, rate and review. Also, do you have a question or comment? Then contact us at engagedct@gmail.com.Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEasyEventPlanning.comWedding Tip Wednesday on the Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEMERGE Cosmetics – 10% OFF Coupon code: EBi10Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored in part byHere To The Moon Travel & Destination Weddings Unlimited

    • 23 min
    Your Last Impression – Wedding Exit Ideas

    Your Last Impression – Wedding Exit Ideas

    Firstly, welcome to another episode of Be Engaged and Inspired as we discuss wedding exit ideas and how to leave a lasting impression.Above all, planning a wedding isn’t easy. So, Be Engaged and Inspired hosts DJ Sam and Kia, share their expertise and wedding planning knowledge. Moreover, to help you navigate those tricky waters of life and relationship. Most importantly, explaining how to plan a wedding and leave you feeling inspired.In This Episode So, in this episode, from streamers to sparklers, we’ve collected some of the wow-worthy exit ideas that can work for you. Actually, we mention the tradition of throwing rice, but we do NOT recommend this idea. Furthermore, the idea of “Send-off Wish Lanterns” (small hot air balloons made of paper, with an opening at the bottom, where a small fire burns) is strictly forbidden in CT.Alternatively, ideas for your exit could include “Spreading The Hearts”, simply get some beautiful and colorful heart-shaped paper cut-outs along with colorful confetti. Mix both of them and let your wedding guests spread the hearts everywhere when you make the grand exit.Also, glow necklaces handed out to your guests, who then form a colorful arch for you to walk through, make an amazing exit photo. As a matter of fact, you can do the same thing using sparklers.Subscribe to our RSS and get your podcast FIRST, or listen and stream online wherever you get podcasts. After that, rate and review. Also, do you have a question or comment? Then contact us at engagedct@gmail.com.Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEasyEventPlanning.comWedding Tip Wednesday on the Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEMERGE Cosmetics – 10% OFF Coupon code: EBi10Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored in part byHere To The Moon Travel & Destination Weddings UnlimitedBe Engaged and Inspired Wedding Podcast Episode 119: Wedding Exit Ideas. Produced By Atmosphere Productions in association with Engaged CT Hosts: Kia and DJ Sam Music: “Kia & DJ Sam’s Tune” by Marty Q Photo Credit: Hubert & Alka PhotographyCopyright © 2021 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved. The Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is monetized. Therefore, the content and affiliate links come from various platforms and may change. However, it doesn’t cost the user anything when clicked on. Moreover, it allows Atmosphere Productions LLC and Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast to earn commission, and fund the site. Most importantly, our aim is to provide a service to the wedding community, couples, wedding planners and other wedding professionals.

    • 26 min
    Introducing EMERGE Cosmetics

    Introducing EMERGE Cosmetics

    Welcome to Be Engaged and Inspired wedding podcast. So, in this week’s episode, we interview Lauren Simpson from EMERGE Cosmetics on her new product launch.Above all, planning a wedding isn’t easy. So, Be Engaged and Inspired hosts DJ Sam and Kia, share their expertise and wedding planning knowledge. Moreover, to help you navigate those tricky waters of life and relationship. Most importantly, explaining how to plan a wedding and leave you feeling inspired.In This EpisodeIn this episode, Lauren Simpson introduces her new cosmetics line, EMERGE Cosmetics. This is a carefully curated line of lip products that wear well, feel comfortable on the lips, and suit all skin tones. Moreover, all 16 lipsticks and lip glosses are cruelty-free and gluten-free and most are vegan.Above all, EMERGE Cosmetics is a line of luxurious lipsticks and lip glosses created with the intention of empowerment and coming into who you truly are – strong, beautiful, confident.Also, originally scheduled for April of 2020, the pandemic stalled the release of the EMERGE cosmetics line. Therefore, Lauren continued to work diligently behind the scenes to ensure EMERGE could shine when the time was right… and that time is now!Finally, a special offer for all our listeners: use the Be Engaged and Inspired Wedding Podcast coupon code EBi10 at shopEMERGEcosmetics.com, for an instant 10% discount.Subscribe to our RSS and get your podcast FIRST, or listen and stream online wherever you get podcasts. After that, rate and review. Also, do you have a question or comment? Then contact us at engagedct@gmail.com.Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEasyEventPlanning.comWedding Tip Wednesday on the Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEMERGE Cosmetics – 10% OFF Coupon code: EBi10The Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored in part byHere To The Moon Travel & Destination Weddings UnlimitedBe Engaged and Inspired Wedding Podcast Episode 118: Introducing EMERGE Cosmetics.Produced By Atmosphere Productions in association with Engaged CTHosts: Kia and DJ SamMusic: “Kia & DJ Sam’s Tune” by Marty QGuest: Lauren Simpson from EMERGE CosmeticsCopyright © 2021 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved. The Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is monetized. Therefore, the content and affiliate links come from various platforms and may change. However, it doesn’t cost the user anything when clicked on. Moreover, it allows Atmosphere Productions LLC and Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast to earn commission, and fund the site. Most importantly, our aim is to provide a service to the wedding community, couples, wedding planners and other wedding professionals.==========

    • 31 min
    On-site wedding planner or day of coordinator

    On-site wedding planner or day of coordinator

    Firstly, welcome to Be Engaged and Inspired with an interesting topic of wedding planners. Which do your choose? On-site wedding planner or day-of coordinator? Or both!Above all, planning a wedding isn’t easy. So, Be Engaged and Inspired hosts DJ Sam and Kia, share their expertise and wedding planning knowledge. Moreover, to help you navigate those tricky waters of life and relationship. Most importantly, explaining how to plan a wedding and leave you feeling inspired.So, in this episode, should you have both, an on-site wedding planner and a day-of coordinator? In fact, Kia explains and breaks down the differences between the two.In short, a day of coordinator starts working with you about four to eight weeks before your wedding day. What is more, their role is to touch base with vendors, review signed contracts, confirm details, create detailed timelines and floor plans. Also, to do a final walkthrough of both the ceremony and reception venues, manages the rehearsal, and oversees everything on the wedding day. On the other hand, an on-site coordinator works for the venue or facility. Therefore, they can help a couple with the decisions being made concerning the venue itself like menu selection, floor plans, venue timelines, and payments.Finally, join us for another installment of wedding professional, Keith Alan’s, insightful “The Keith Alan Minute”.Subscribe to our RSS and get your podcast FIRST, or listen and stream online wherever you get podcasts. After that, rate and review. Also, do you have a question or comment? Then contact us at engagedct@gmail.com.Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEasyEventPlanning.comWedding Tip Wednesday on the Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is sponsored byEMERGE Cosmetics – 10% OFF Coupon code: EBi10Be Engaged and Inspired Wedding Podcast Episode 117: Wedding Planners: On-Site vs Day-of Coordinator.Produced By Atmosphere Productions in association with Engaged CTHosts: Kia and DJ SamMusic: “Kia & DJ Sam’s Tune” by Marty QCopyright © 2021 Atmosphere Productions™ LLC All Rights Reserved. The Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast is monetized. Therefore, the content and affiliate links come from various platforms and may change. However, it doesn’t cost the user anything when clicked on. Moreover, it allows Atmosphere Productions LLC and Be Engaged And Inspired Wedding Podcast to earn commission, and fund the site. Most importantly, our aim is to provide a service to the wedding community, couples, wedding planners and other wedding professionals.==========

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

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Making Wedding Planning Easy & Fun!

Love listening to Kia and DJ Sam! Their energetic demeanor and interviews with plenty of quality vendors help make wedding planning easy and fun! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great wedding podcast.

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Fun, Informative, upbeat! An Easy enjoyable listen for anyone planning a wedding in CT!

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