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Wedding and event planning is a big undertaking and new for most people.



The listener will benefit from hearing discussions by experienced event professionals. Real situations and issues are addressed and guidance provided.



Education is important. An informed buyer makes good decisions when planning their wedding or special event.



Our purpose: To provide the listener with fundamental concepts to assist them in the creative process of designing, planning and producing their wedding or special event.



In addition to increasing creativity and enjoyment for those new to planning special events it is our intention to help raise the standard of service provided by wedding and event professionals through informative and often entertaining discussion :-)

Wedding & Event Podcas‪t‬ Eric Zimmermann & Tobey Dodge

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Wedding and event planning is a big undertaking and new for most people.



The listener will benefit from hearing discussions by experienced event professionals. Real situations and issues are addressed and guidance provided.



Education is important. An informed buyer makes good decisions when planning their wedding or special event.



Our purpose: To provide the listener with fundamental concepts to assist them in the creative process of designing, planning and producing their wedding or special event.



In addition to increasing creativity and enjoyment for those new to planning special events it is our intention to help raise the standard of service provided by wedding and event professionals through informative and often entertaining discussion :-)

    Plan Design Coordinate Part 1. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 72.

    Plan Design Coordinate Part 1. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 72.

    Beautiful Wedding @ Fullerton Arboretum



     



    Wedding Planning, Wedding Design and Wedding Coordination are very creative activities. These concepts work together and are presented here in a suggested sequence. Having the pieces of the puzzle, it is easier for one to see the bigger picture.

    Encarta Dictionary Excerpts:

     

    Plan:

    (Verb) Work out how to do something. To workout in advance and in some detail how something is to be done or organized. To make arrangements to do something. Derivation: from Latin plantare “to push in the ground with the foot” “to plant”.



     

    Design:

    (Verb) 1. Create Detailed Plan of Something. 2. Plan and Make Something. To plan and make something in a skillful or artistic way. Derivation (see Designate): From Latin designare "to mark out" from signum "mark".



    We're talking Wedding Design; decorate. Have fun with this!



     

    Coordinate:

    (Verb) Organize Something Complex. To organize a complex enterprise in which numerous people are involved and bring their contributions together to form a unified whole. Derivation: From Latin co " jointly, together" plus ordinare "to set in order".



    An itinerary sketch is a planning tool that also helps with wedding coordination. In fact there isn’t a single part of a wedding celebration that isn’t impacted by a well written itinerary. For more about this please see: The Itinerary SKETCH by Elegant Music.



     



    These concepts work together and are presented here in a suggested sequence. Having the pieces of the puzzle, it is easier for one to see the bigger picture.



     

    Understandably, these concepts could be new to most couples, and are provided to help one  become familiar with the functions of services necessary for the success of any event.

    And now please enjoy Plan Design Coordinate Part 1. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 72.

    Note: Budgeting is certainly part of wedding planning. To help you get some idea of how much things cost and become familiar with Elegant Music services, please submit your name and email address to get your free copy of: Price Guide - Planning Your Wedding Budget by Elegant Music. 







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    • 21 min
    2 Successful Parties. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 71

    2 Successful Parties. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 71

    Throwing a party is a creative yet simple activity:



    Invite people you like…



    Provide food and music you like…



    Combine and mix gently.



    I think the reward for a host is knowing that their guests are having a good time.



    In addition to being a DJ and Master of Ceremonies I am also a Pianist and lead a number of ensembles in performances throughout Southern California.



    In this episode I relay a story of playing piano for 2 different holiday parties and the common thread that bound them.



    The first was a spirited gathering involving the entire neighborhood of the Venice Canal Historic District complete with a flotilla of decorated boats that cruised up and down the canals.







    The second was a Christmas house party; an open house. Neighbors and friends were coming and going. At any given time there were about 75 guests in the house. The kitchen was the focal point for food in a very large room with tall ceilings where the grand piano was.







     

    Party Success

    The hosts of both parties thoroughly enjoyed creating their party making sure their guests had everything they needed.



    It might have been that hiring a caterer with service staff would have made the task of throwing these parties easier for the hosts. Though they worked hard to see to every detail, it was evident that their parties were a success and they had fun.



    And now please enjoy 2 Successful Parties. Wedding and Event Podcast Episode 71.



    Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music 323-270-3650



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    • 9 min
    Anniversary Celebration. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 70

    Anniversary Celebration. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 70

    Wedding Anniversary Breakfast - Eggs Benedict & Potato Pancakes. Happy Anniversary Sheila and Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music 626-797-1795



     

    "Though just one day, a wedding establishes an ideal to strive for in everyday living."

    I wrote that, I like saying it. It is indeed something my wife Sheila and I strive for.





    Anniversary Celebration Sheila and Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music 626-797-1795

    Recently we celebrated our wedding anniversary.

    Eggs Benedict & Potato Pancakes for breakfast - Horseback Riding in Topanga Canyon - A walk on the beach,  and Dinner at Inn of the 7th Ray.





    Sheila & Eric Zimmermann's wedding anniversary celebration.

    No doubt about it, food was an integral part of our celebration.

    Music greatly contributed to our celebration as did the location.

    Elegant Music has performed at the Inn of the 7th Ray since the 90s.





    Elegant Music 626-797-1795 provides Live Music - DJ Dance Music - Master of Ceremonies @ Inn of the Seventh Ray, Topanga, CA.

    Over an amazing dinner we talked about the weddings and events we had performed for at that location.

    All of these aspects came together for us, and along with our memories, shaped our perfect day.





    Tobey Dodge and Eric Zimmermann talk about Eric and Sheila's wedding anniversary celebration.

    And now please enjoy, "Anniversary Celebration.” Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 70.

    Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music 323-270-3650



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    • 6 min
    Covid Wedding Triumph! Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 69

    Covid Wedding Triumph! Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 69

    Since March 2020 there have been a number of successful weddings and events I have personally presided over.  At each event attendees were mindful to create a safe environment.

    Simply, common sense prevailed and everyone had a good time and no one got sick. See the following posts of successful weddings and events:

     



    See: Elegant Music Summer Concert June 28, 2020



     



    See: Beautiful Wedding @ Rancho Las Lomas



     



    See:  Beautiful Backyard Wedding San Marino



     



    See: Autumn Dinner Party with the Elegant Music Jazz Trio



     





    Christine and Hubert's Wedding



    See: Villa del Sol d'Oro Wedding Triumph!



    Though planned and executed under unusual circumstances everything went right aboutChristine and Hubert's wedding.

    As you listen, Christine reveals factors that were key to the success of her wedding.

    You can view a copy of her wedding itinerary in this episode on the Wedding & Event Podcast website.

    And now please enjoy Covid Wedding Triumph! Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 69.

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    PS: Please note that a standard wedding schedule: Ceremony, Cocktail Hour and Wedding Reception usually occurs in a six hour block of time. To see a standard wedding itinerary sketch please see: A Full Evening Of Entertainment.  Below please find Christine's Wedding Ceremony and Reception Itinerary. To be in compliance with current restrictions it was necessary to conduct this wedding in 2 hours.

    • 28 min
    Events, Creativity, Problem Solving. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 68

    Events, Creativity, Problem Solving. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 68

    "Events, Creativity, Problem Solving" Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 68 "Necessity is the mother of invention."



    There’s an old saying by Greek Philosopher Plato that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Though he said it in Greek I think the concept is easy to understand. 



    Here is another quote with similar meaning, “If you want the house cleaned up, just throw a party. Miraculously, the house gets cleaned up just before guests arrive;" at least this is the way it works at my house. 



    Earlier this year I decided to have a neighborhood block party in my front yard. 



    My wife Sheila pointed out that we couldn’t possibly have a party with our font lawn looking the way it did. So, I fixed my front lawn sprinklers and let nature do the rest. 



    The result, a green front lawn and a successful Party which by the way turned into a neighborhood Concert featuring Motion Picture Themes performed by the Elegant Music Quartet. You are welcome to checkout the link to this event in this Episode on WeddingandEventPodcast.com.



    Elegant Music Quartet with special guests perform motion picture themes. 626-797-1795



    See program of what we performed and pictures: Elegant Music Summer Concert 2020



    Pushing through barriers & overcoming obstacles is part of event planning & event coordination.  One way or the other, creativity gets the job done.



    And now please enjoy, “Events, Creativity, Problem Solving” Wedding and event podcast episode 68



    Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann Elegant Music 626-797-1795



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    • 15 min
    Etiquette & Natural Interaction. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 67.

    Etiquette & Natural Interaction. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 67.

    Beautiful Backyard Wedding by Elegant Music 626-797-1795 www.elegantmusic.com



    Traditionally weddings are the joining of 2 families. At a family gathering conventional etiquette would include shaking hands, an embrace, a kiss on the cheek. However, current health protocol as reported forbids such contact. 



    But please rest assured, this too will pass at which time it will be okay to freely express our selves. Understandably this serious subject of necessary restrictions imposed on one’s guests can be upsetting to say the least. 







    In this talk Tobey and I address natural interaction in sometimes humorous terms.  And now please enjoy Etiquette & Natural Interaction. Wedding & Event Podcast Episode 67. 



     



     

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Brumpbm ,

Very informative

Very good information. I am glad I just found this podcast as we are planning our wedding now for next year. I may even give Eric a call to pick his brain for some fresh ideas. Thanks for making this podcast.

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