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The Busy Bride 101 Podcast: Wedding Planning Tips for the Bride on the Go, offers quick and easy wedding planning tips and advice to streamline your next steps to create the wedding of your dreams.

Your host, Lisa G McMillan, owner and founder of Exquisite Events and Consulting, offers inspired techniques to bring you closer to sorting through the list of details and guides you in determining what questions to ask wedding vendors.

Busy Bride 101 Lisa McMillan

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The Busy Bride 101 Podcast: Wedding Planning Tips for the Bride on the Go, offers quick and easy wedding planning tips and advice to streamline your next steps to create the wedding of your dreams.

Your host, Lisa G McMillan, owner and founder of Exquisite Events and Consulting, offers inspired techniques to bring you closer to sorting through the list of details and guides you in determining what questions to ask wedding vendors.

    Wedding Catering Advice Seasoned With Love and Experience

    Wedding Catering Advice Seasoned With Love and Experience

    Nestled in the heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina you will find one of the best wedding caterers around. Chef Kim Lloyd, owner and operator of Celine and Company knows how to serve up some of the tastiest cuisine for your wedding or special occasion. 
    In this episode, Chef Kim lists the 5 must have appetizers to select for the cocktail hour and how she incorporates your culinary wishes in each delicious bite. If there is a family recipe that you would like to showcase during your event she wants to know more about it and will invite you into her kitchen to collaborate on the cooking process. There's nothing like being "hands-on" to ensure the flavors and presentation are how you envisioned for your guests.
    From cooking offsite on a breathtaking mountain top to on premises at her 6,000 square feet historic building, Chef Kim with over 25 years of experience and her talented staff leads the helm in combining the right ingredients for a perfect match. 
    LINKS and RESOURCES:
    Website Celine and Company
    Instagram Celine and Company Catering
    Address: 49 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801
    Email: kim@celineandcompany.com
    Website: Exquisite Events and Consulting 
    Instagram: Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Podcast: Busy Bride 101:Wedding Planning Tips For The Bride On the Go
    Email: lisagmcmillan@msn.com
    Phone: 704-578-1974

    • 17 min
    Looking Through The Lens With Corey Johnson

    Looking Through The Lens With Corey Johnson

    Corey Johnson of Corey Johnson Studios brings calm and encouragement during chaotic moments at your wedding as he photographs you and your loved ones. It takes a critical eye to know instinctively when and how to craft lifetime memories and he is an expert in pulling all of the aspects together flawlessly. 
    One would never suspect that Corey is legally blind when viewing his images or seeing him in action. The camera lens sharpens his gaze while taking photographs and the end result is simply, AMAZING!  Listen as Corey explains how he uses his unique ability to produce timeless images. Plus, check out his tips for your wedding or special event.
    LINKS:
    COREY JOHNSON CONTACT INFO:
    Website: https://coreyjohnsonstudios.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coreyjohnsonstudios/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coreyjohnsonstudios
    LISA G. MCMILLAN CONTACT INFO:
    Website: Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Instagram: Busy Bride 101: Wedding Planning Tips For The Bride On the Go
    Phone: 704-578-1974
    Email: lisagmcmillan@msn.com
     

    • 21 min
    Luxurious Skincare Tips For Every Bride

    Luxurious Skincare Tips For Every Bride

    Your skincare routine may very well be one of the most carefully thought out steps to a healthy and clean glow on your wedding day. Long gone are the days of purchasing products randomly or selecting  them without any forethought. So many of today's products are fragrance free, hypoallergenic, cruelty free, and paraben free and they should be considered high priority in your beauty bag. 
    You deserve better and Brittany Gray of Fancy Face Inc with headquarters in Canada shares tips for every bride to consider leading up to the wedding day and beyond. Her company has just launched a new skincare line which includes "Poetry in Potion Serum " and "Daydream Rosewater Cream" to include in your daily regimen.
    Every artist starts with a clean canvas, why not allow your skin to be the canvas of glowing beauty on your wedding day and everyday.  
    Links:
    Website Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Instagram Busy Bride 101
    Brittany Gray
    Website Fancy Face Inc
    Instagram Fancy Face Inc
    Facebook Fancy Face Inc

    • 21 min
    Hair and Makeup Secrets To Looking Radiantly Beautiful On Your Wedding Day

    Hair and Makeup Secrets To Looking Radiantly Beautiful On Your Wedding Day

    Hair and Makeup Secrets To Looking Radiantly Beautiful On Your Wedding Day
    When it’s time to select your makeup artist and hair stylist for your wedding, hire someone with impeccable experience and photos of their previous work. Search for your team soon during the wedding planning process as you will need to schedule a trial run with their services. The best is booked early and often, so don’t hesitate in seeking the best makeup and hair vendors in the area.
    Wendy Morris, owner, and lead makeup artist of Blush Asheville has a team of professionals experienced in creating a natural and realistic look and not like someone else. Listen to some of the tips she provides to making you look amazing.
    “Always Remember, Your Wedding Is For The Two Of You!”
    Links:
    Guest Speaker: Wendy Morris
    Website: Blush Asheville
    Instagram: blushasheville
    Host: Lisa G. McMillan
    Website: Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Follow Busy Bride 101: Wedding Planning Tips For The Bride On The Go
    Instagram: busybride101
    YouTube Channel: Busy Bride 101
    Podcast: Busy Bride 101
    Contact Lisa!
    lisagmcmillan@msn.com
    Phone: 704-578-1974
     

    • 23 min
    The Sweet Tooth Dilemma

    The Sweet Tooth Dilemma

    Welcome to Busy Bride 101: Wedding Planning Tips For The Bride On The Go! 
    If you’re vacillating about the type of dessert to serve your guests at your wedding, Mandy at 50/Fifty: The Art of the Dessert has a multitude of options to choose for your special occasion.  From specialty cakes and pies to elaborate dessert displays filled with cookies, truffles, or even an armadillo red velvet cake. You’re sure to find a delicious bite to satisfy your sweet craving.
    To keep up with us and learn more tips, follow us on Instagram and on our YouTube Channel at Busy Bride 101
    Subscribe to get notified of new episodes and to share with your friends.
    Always remember, Your wedding is for the two of you!
    Links:
    50/Fifty: The Art of Dessert
    Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Busy Bride 101
    Contact Lisa!
    lisagmcmillan@msn.com
    Phone: 704-578-1974

    • 19 min
    Savvy Advice To Plan An Authentic Wedding Despite A Pandemic with Mary Bell Events

    Savvy Advice To Plan An Authentic Wedding Despite A Pandemic with Mary Bell Events

    Mary Bell, owner and principal wedding planner at Mary Bell Events is an accomplished wedding professional. Her extended knowledge in producing and designing luxury weddings has led to her success as one of the most sought after destination wedding planners. Her service areas include but not limited to the Carolinas and Florida regardless if your event is set amongst a grand castle or perched near the waves along the coast, she's has you covered. 
    Her clients are immediately welcomed by her confident demeanor and positive attitude. During the pandemic couples are searching for a professional who is able to pivot as guidelines associated with the pandemic are ever changing. Check out her advice in this episode.
    Mary and her staff have a solid processes in place to make your wedding a dream come true. Listen and learn. You're sure to be impressed with her approach to planning weddings.
    LINKS
    Mary Bell Events
    Exquisite Events and Consulting
    Busy Bride 101
    CONTACT LISA!
    Email: lisagmcmillan@msn.com
    Phone: 704-578-1974
     
     
     
     

    • 17 min

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