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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.

    AMANDA HEARST & MICAELA ERLANGER: Gowns, Jewelry, Sustainability and a Fairytale Wedding

    AMANDA HEARST & MICAELA ERLANGER: Gowns, Jewelry, Sustainability and a Fairytale Wedding

    Do you know how to have a responsibly sourced wedding? Listen, as Andy and his guests Amanda Hearst and Micaela Erlanger discuss their process of working together to style Amanda's outfits and jewelry for her extended wedding weekend and the aspects of sustainability that were considered and incorporated. Amanda makes an exciting announcement at the end of the show about a new product line and so much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.

    • 34 min
    THE NEXT LEVEL: SOFIA CROKOS discusses LEWIS MILLER The “Banksy of Floral Design”

    THE NEXT LEVEL: SOFIA CROKOS discusses LEWIS MILLER The “Banksy of Floral Design”

    Andy's guest co-host today is Sofia Crokos. Sofia is a planner/designer based out of Hamptons, New York City. She has also partnered with The Heritage Collection behind four exclusive private properties in Europe. Listen as they discuss the flower flashes Lewis he does to give back and creatively challenge himself. He also discusses his process with his clients, and much more on this episode of The Next Level.
    Lewis Miller is a floral designer and founder of Lewis Miller Design out of New York City. His cl

    • 18 min
    LEWIS MILLER - The “Banksy of Floral Design”

    LEWIS MILLER - The “Banksy of Floral Design”

    "Before I know what flowers I'm going to use, I need to know what backdrop I'm going to create to show off those flowers." Listen, as Andy and his guest Lewis Miller discuss how he came to be in New York City, his process with clients, how he gets inspired for his designs, how he has been able to maneuver through the pandemic, and so much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Lewis is a floral designer and founder of Lewis Miller Design out of New York City. His client list includes

    • 48 min
    A Conversation With: CINDY NOVOTNY

    A Conversation With: CINDY NOVOTNY

    "When life gets tough, it takes guts to keep going." Andy is excited to have Cindy Novotny back on the show. Cindy is the founder of Master Connections Associates, an internationally renowned leader in sales, leadership, and customer service. The Association of Talent Development has recognized her as one of the nine most powerful and innovative speakers. Cindy is also the author of the book Living with No Balance and Loving it.

    • 28 min
    A Conversation with: LAURIE ARONS

    A Conversation with: LAURIE ARONS

    Andy has Laurie Arons on the show today to talk about how she is handling the pandemic personally and professionally, some events she has been lucky enough to have, and how she has stayed connected with her clients that rescheduled their events for next year, and much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.
    Since founding Laurie Arons Special Events in 1994, Laurie has been featured in numerous magazine publications and was listed in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the top pl

    • 25 min
    ABI MATESUN discusses ZAINAB ALSALIH/Carousel Events: One of Dubai’s Leading Women Entrepreneurs

    ABI MATESUN discusses ZAINAB ALSALIH/Carousel Events: One of Dubai’s Leading Women Entrepreneurs

    "It's not about how a wedding looks; it's about how it feels." Andy’s guest co-host today is Abi Matesun, Founder and CEO of Malekfoto Films and Malekfoto Weddings. Abi is a two time Emmy winning cinematographer, filmmaker, photographer, public speaker, and two time Telly Award winner. Listen as they discuss how Zainab honed her skill set as a child, the advantages of traveling to many countries and cultures, and much more on this episode of The Next Level.
    Zainab Alsalih is the Founder and Creative Dire

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

SpacePirateTomatoBride ,

Encouraging

I am sincerely thankful for this podcast. I stumbled upon it last winter and listening to the interviews gave me huge portion of courage to launch my own bridal design business this year. It was a beautiful resource and the show is nicely paced and enjoyable to listen to. I will continue to listen and recommend this show to anyone and everyone who’s interested in business.

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.

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