Angelena Swords Brocato has been photographing weddings in New Orleans and around the world for more than a decade. Her behind-the-scenes experience with real couples and all possible wedding day scenarios as well as her own wedding day experience has made her an expert in the field of weddings. This is the show where you'll get tips, guidance & real conversations from a variety of experts on all things wedding planning, marriage, relationships, food/cocktail, wellness and more. You’ll be inspired, calmed and empowered to build your best life alongside your partner! Wedding planning can be FUN. Your wedding CAN be a reflection of you as a couple. Discover ways to stay on budget, stay organized, avoid family drama, create the marriage you want and so much more! Angelena along with exceptional guests and experts can help you gain a fresh perspective, all you have to do is believe in the power of changing the lens. You can expect full episodes every Tuesday & mini episodes every Thursday.
16. Shanece Marie - Thriving & Surviving in Life & Health
Angelena talks with Shanece about her Covid-era micro-wedding in Austin, Tx that has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and how the "small does not mean lacking" mentality will lead to gratitude rich experiences. They also discuss Shanece's ...
15. Abigail Gullo - Cocktail Talk!
Abigail Deirdre Gullo was a performer and teacher before she combined both with her love of classic cocktails in those heady days at the turn of the 21st Century in New York City. After working at The Beagle and Fort Defiance she moved to New Orleans to run bar programs with Sobou and the award-winning Compere Lapin where she became the first Heaven Hill Bartender of the year and won best Hotel Bar Program in the United States at the Spirited Awards.
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14. Kelly Boudreaux - Free to Be Power Yoga
In this episode Ang & Kelly discuss the power of physical movement & it's effect on the brain & body. Kelly dives into breathing through stress & anxiety as a way of holistic healing & how yoga & exercise isn't only a passion. ...
13. Adrienne Brink - Uncommon Camellia
In this episode Adrienne & Angelena discuss how to create a lasting experience for couples, families & guests. Adrienne dives into what is DIY-able & which tasks/services you should leave to a vendor. They discuss budget, wedding day design, planning during a pandemic & so much more!
12. Allison Odhner at Bach to Basic - Bachelorette Party Planning
Allison is the Founder of Bach to Basic, an all inclusive bachelor and bachelorette party planning business. As a former corporate and nonprofit event planner, Allison has grounded herself in the event industry, with over 10 years experience planning everything from friends' wedding experiences to fundraisers to elaborate galas. Bach to Basic was created in 2016 and has been growing exponentially ever since with features in Brides, Cosmopolitan, Bloomberg, The NY Times and more!
11. Ang & Lyle's 20th Anniversary!
In this episode Lyle & Angelena talk about their 20th anniversary plans or a completely wonderful lack thereof. They dive into the true joys of marriage, what makes their marriage work & the hard times that have taught them some of their...
I absolutely love listening to you and your husband. My husband and I will be celebrating our 37th anniversary this year. Yes marriage is a process every day. You have to be able to lean on each other at all the things that life throws at you. But it comes back to those vows we take as a couple. Love Love Your Podcast !!
Amazing Couple ❤️
P.S. Happy Anniversary ‼️
Listen, Learn, Love!
Angelena’s experience, can-do attitude, and perspective in the wedding industry & beyond make this podcast a MUST! It’s the perfect advice for a bride, groom, or anyone going through any stage post marriage. Enjoy!!
We all need Angelena by our side.
If there was one wise and funny and encouraging voice I could have by my side while I planned my wedding, my business, my family, or my life - it’s Angelena’s. I’m lucky she’s bottling up her spark into a podcast so I *can* have her with me!