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The Wedding Biz features business-transforming conversations with event industry icons. The only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals, Andy Kushner offers an inside look into the wedding world for industry experts and bridal couples.

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

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 4.8, 90 Ratings

The Wedding Biz features business-transforming conversations with event industry icons. The only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding and events professionals, Andy Kushner offers an inside look into the wedding world for industry experts and bridal couples.

    ZAMEER KASSAM: Designing Fine Jewelry And Telling Love Stories

    ZAMEER KASSAM: Designing Fine Jewelry And Telling Love Stories

    Zameer Kassam is known for Infusing storytelling with personal history when designing jewelry. Listen as Andy and Zameer discuss the rings he designed for Hasan Minhaj, Ashley Judd, and Lupita Nyong’o. Zameer also talks about his background working in his immigrant family's jewelry business, why talking to people about their love stories was his favorite part, the passion that led him to design jewelry plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Zameer is the Founder and CEO of Zameer Kassam Fin

    • 47 min
    THE NEXT LEVEL: MICHAEL RANTISSI discusses PHILIP CARR, Event Architect and Stylist

    THE NEXT LEVEL: MICHAEL RANTISSI discusses PHILIP CARR, Event Architect and Stylist

    The menu for one of Philips events has to be an experience from the food perspective, the fragrance perspective, and total essence of the event. Andy welcomes Michael Rantissi to The Next Level. Michael is an award-winning chef of Kepos Street Kitchen and Kepos & Co out of Redfern, Australia.
    Philip is the owner of Philip Carr and Associates out of Sydney, Australia. Philip calls himself an event architect and stylist, completely transforming ordinary spaces into multi-layer theatrical environments, and tu

    • 18 min
    PHILIP CARR - Event Architect And Stylist

    PHILIP CARR - Event Architect And Stylist

    "You build an event; you don't decorate an event, that is diluting what it is to create an event." Listen, as Andy Kushner and his guest Philip Carr discuss why he calls himself an event architect and stylist, the events he produced for Nelson Mandela, President Clinton, and President Bush, his process with clients, and much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.

    • 48 min
    THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN discusses MATT PORTEOUS/Photographer: The Way He Sees The World

    THE NEXT LEVEL: JENNIFER STEIN discusses MATT PORTEOUS/Photographer: The Way He Sees The World

    Andy welcomes Jennifer Stein back to The Next Level. Jennifer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Destination I Do Magazine, which can be found at newsstands in all fifty states and twelve countries. She also publishes a daily blog, consults, custom publishes and has a podcast called CONFETTI.
    Matt is an award-winning photographer who has gained a world-class reputation for his exquisite documentary style photography. Matt is considered the Royal photographer for his work with the Cambridges. He helps

    • 22 min
    MATT PORTEOUS/Photographer: The Way He Sees The World

    MATT PORTEOUS/Photographer: The Way He Sees The World

    "I'm lucky now because I get to go to really beautiful places and photograph wonderful people." Listen, as Andy Kushner and his guest Matt Porteous discuss the small island he was born and raised on, when he became interested in photography, how the way he saw the world differed from other kids his age, his years surfing and taking pictures plus much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz
    Matt is an award-winning photographer who has gained a world-class reputation for his exquisite documentary sty

    • 44 min
    Forming An Event Coalition With Jeannette Tavares, Michelle Durpetti, Ali Phillips

    Forming An Event Coalition With Jeannette Tavares, Michelle Durpetti, Ali Phillips

    Andy’s guests today are three people who have been involved with forming and running coalitions to advocate on behalf of networks of hundreds of small businesses and contractors in the event industry during the pandemic. The one in Chicago is spearheaded by Michelle Durpetti, Ali Phillips, and Colin Pearson, and Jeannette Tavares formed the one in Washington DC.
    Michelle Durpetti is a Chicago based wedding planner, venue owner, and restaurateur with Michelle Durpetti Events. Ali Phillips is also a Chicag

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

JThater ,

Education and Inspiration!

This podcast has allowed us an up-close look at the stories and into the minds of the industry’s leading professionals in such a brilliant way. Andy’s thoughtful and well-planned interviews do a great job at getting straight to the important details, without adding in unnecessary fluff, which is key to us busy creative partners. Over the last year since first starting to listen to the podcast, The Wedding Biz has continued to be a source of education and inspiration, especially throughout the challenging months of Covid. The show has motivated me to stay positive to peruse my goals and build my brand. I am so thankful for Andy’s devotion to his craft and to the wedding & event industry. Andy, please keep doing what you do as your show has positively effected myself, as well as countless others, to follow our passion, to love what we do, and to love all of the amazing creative partners we get to work with!

uberelt ,

David interview from March

Comforting and insightful, unpretentious. So surreal to listen to it at the end of June when it was recorded in March.

emilymillar ,

Passion and Knowledge, Podcast Gold

Each interview that Andy conducts is filled with his apparent passion for the industry. He truly has a way of pulling from all angles while sitting down with the industries best of the best.

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