12 episodes

Welcome to Wedded: The Wedding Planner Podcast. We are Tracy Taylor Ward and Shannon Leahy, wedding planners with a love for event design who work with clients all over the world. Tracy’s company, Tracy Taylor Ward Design, is based in NY and FL, and Shannon’s company, Shannon Leahy Events, is located in CA and MD. After a combined 20 years in the events industry, we’ve “wedded” our expertise to share with you everything we know about weddings and how to run a successful luxury event planning company. Whether you’re a wedding planner looking to elevate your client’s experience, or a bride or groom wondering how to hold a chic, seamless and exceptionally fun wedding, you’ve come to the right place! So grab your favorite pen and notebook, and take a seat. We can’t wait to help you level up your wedding!

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    • 5.0 • 62 Ratings

Welcome to Wedded: The Wedding Planner Podcast. We are Tracy Taylor Ward and Shannon Leahy, wedding planners with a love for event design who work with clients all over the world. Tracy’s company, Tracy Taylor Ward Design, is based in NY and FL, and Shannon’s company, Shannon Leahy Events, is located in CA and MD. After a combined 20 years in the events industry, we’ve “wedded” our expertise to share with you everything we know about weddings and how to run a successful luxury event planning company. Whether you’re a wedding planner looking to elevate your client’s experience, or a bride or groom wondering how to hold a chic, seamless and exceptionally fun wedding, you’ve come to the right place! So grab your favorite pen and notebook, and take a seat. We can’t wait to help you level up your wedding!

    How We Find the Best Wedding Vendors

    How We Find the Best Wedding Vendors

    Curious how to find wedding planners to work with as a vendor (and vice versa)? You’re in luck, Wedheads! We’re sharing our priceless tips on how to get your foot in the door, how to reach out, and how to make sure you’re a match. Plus, we’re weighing the pros and cons behind using your own name when naming your company!


    Discussed in This Episode:

    Engage Summits


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    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

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    www.WeddedShop.com

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    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

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    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 20 min
    Wedding Timelines: East vs. West Coast

    Wedding Timelines: East vs. West Coast

    This week, it’s a battle of the coasts. Are you Team West Coast Wedding Timeline or Team East Coast Wedding Timeline? (Did you even know they’re wildly different?!) We’re going head-to-head with cocktail reception food, first dance times, cake cutting traditions and more. Don’t miss it!



    Discussed in This Episode:

    Floor Planner (www.Floorplanner.com)

    Merri (www.Merri.com)


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    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

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    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 27 min
    In Conversation With Mindy Weiss: What it Takes to Grow a Thriving Company

    In Conversation With Mindy Weiss: What it Takes to Grow a Thriving Company

    The woman, the myth, the legend. Mindy Weiss tells us about writing her iconic wedding planning book, work from home struggles (hello, nosy neighbors), growing her event planning firm, and even reveals her worst personality trait! As she puts it, if her life were a Netflix show it would “definitely [be] a comedy.” Chock full of wisdom, this is an episode you do not want to miss!

    Discussed in This Episode:
    Mindy Weiss (http://www.mindyweiss.com/)
    The Wedding Book (https://shop.mindyweiss.com/collections/all/products/the-wedding-book-paperback)
    Mad About Weddings (https://madaboutweddings.com/)

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    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 33 min
    The 6 Types of Wedding Planners

    The 6 Types of Wedding Planners

    When you say you’re a wedding planner, that can mean SO many different things. In this
    episode, we’re breaking down the six main types of planners, from day-of coordinators to full service planners & designers. Let us help you decide your niche! Plus, score tips on how to beat the heat during summer weddings.

    Discussed in This Episode:
    - Aman Resorts (www.Aman.com)

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    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedS​hop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

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    Instagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:
    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: ​https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com Instagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: ​https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: ​https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 19 min
    How to Create an A+ Event Design Process

    How to Create an A+ Event Design Process

    Whether you start with a color scheme (like Tracy) or a mood board (like Shannon), if you’re providing design consulting services your design plan needs to start somewhere! On this week's episode of Wedded we are breaking down the entire process. Stay tuned to learn about everything from what type of photos to include and how many options to present, to how keywords can help you bring it all together!

    Discussed in This Episode:
    Wedded Podcast Episode 6, Tapping Into Your Couples’ Personal Style
    Pinterest.com

    Visit Our Website:
    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 23 min
    In Conversation with Jose Villa: What Wedding Photographers Wish All Planners Would Do

    In Conversation with Jose Villa: What Wedding Photographers Wish All Planners Would Do

    Join us as we sit down with Jose Villa, one of the most influential wedding photographers of our time! The mastermind that captured epic events like Justin and Hailey Bieber’s wedding talks how a great photog can elevate your wedding business, how to keep everything running on time and even best practices for a photo-worthy cake cutting.

    Discussed in This Episode:
    Jose Villa (www.JoseVilla.com)

    Visit Our Website:
    https://www.WeddedPodcast.com

    Grab Our Freebies And Planning Tools:
    www.WeddedShop.com

    Email Us All Of Your Questions and Comments:
    Questions@WeddedPodcast.com

    Find Us On Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddedpodcast

    Read About Our Hosts:

    Tracy Taylor Ward Design
    Website: https://www.TracyTaylorWard.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracytaylorward

    Shannon Leahy Events
    Website: https://www.ShannonLeahy.com
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/shannonleahyevents

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

jaimeecphitu ,

Not a planner but love this podcast!

I’m not a wedding planner but am a wedding photographer and have found so much insight on this podcast and have loved every episode I have listened to.

SNN765 ,

Fun & insightful listen with two of the industry’s best!

Such a great podcast with these two wonderful planners who are at the top of their game. Their chemistry as co-hosts is perfection. It’s honestly just fun to listen to them chat together! I love hearing the different approaches each have with their west coast vs east coast way of doing things, that’s always really fascinating to hear about. Each episode I’ve listened to has great insights and is super enjoyable!

Caleb Jordan Lee ,

What I’ve been waiting for!!

Tracy Taylor Ward & Shannon Leahy just created the most binge worthy podcast in the business!

I love the short-form episodes that somehow always leave you wanting more each week. Cheers to elevating everything you touch! ✨🥂

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