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You are cordially invited to Your I Do Crew: a wedding planning podcast. Wedding officiant Atonn Smeltzer and wedding photographer Lindsay Rozelle share their best wedding tips, craziest wedding horror stories, and interview local and national experts on trends, traditions, and more! So here's to love, laughter and happily ever after. Cheers!🥂 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/your-i-do-crew/support

Your I Do Crew: A Wedding Planning Podcast Your I Do Crew

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 17 Ratings

You are cordially invited to Your I Do Crew: a wedding planning podcast. Wedding officiant Atonn Smeltzer and wedding photographer Lindsay Rozelle share their best wedding tips, craziest wedding horror stories, and interview local and national experts on trends, traditions, and more! So here's to love, laughter and happily ever after. Cheers!🥂 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/your-i-do-crew/support

    How to Find LGBTQ+ Inclusive Vendors (Pride 2020), ft. Brittny Drye of Love Inc. Magazine

    How to Find LGBTQ+ Inclusive Vendors (Pride 2020), ft. Brittny Drye of Love Inc. Magazine

    132: Happy Pride, Crew! While the wedding industry has come a long way in the past few years, for those in the LGBTQ+ community, it can still be a difficult task to find inclusive, affirming, and like-minded wedding planners and vendors. That's where Brittny Drye comes in. Brittny is the editor of Love Inc. Magazine, the leading equality-minded wedding blog and print publication, She is here to help and guide us in ways that LGBTQ+ couples can find the right wedding vendors for them, by knowing what to look out for, and where to look - as well as some of the questions that couples should be asking their vendors!

    Brittny Drye is the founder and editor-in-chief of Love Inc., the leading equality-minded wedding blog and print publication. Her inclusive efforts have been celebrated by the New York Times, Forbes, The Advocate, OUT Magazine, Refinery29, NY Daily News, Cosmopolitan, and more. She is a founding editor of the Aisle Society and a member of the 2018-19 North American Advisory Board for the International Academy of Wedding & Events and a 2019 Knot Pro Educator. Forbes has touted her as “The Woman Lead the Way to a More Inclusive Wedding Industry". Officially on the rise as a leading disruptor in the event space, she's bringing the next generation of inclusive education to the special events industry.

    Website: http://loveincmag.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoveIncMag

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


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    • 34 min
    Don't let wedding planning ruin your marriage! With Ryan Kluttz of A Mindful Bride

    Don't let wedding planning ruin your marriage! With Ryan Kluttz of A Mindful Bride

    131: We're back! We had to take a short break, but Your I Do Crew has been diligently interviewing EVEN MORE experts! Today, we've got Ryan Kluttz, of A Mindful Bride. Ryan helps brides who are freaking out about the wedding to be able to reduce stress and shift focus to planning the EPIC love story that is their marriage.  We talked about how easy it is to lose sight of the important things during stressful times - like when you're planning a wedding! It can be hard to remember that the wedding is just the first step in the journey of a marriage, so it's vital to periodically reset your focus back on the long-term goals of building a healthy relationship and marriage. Ryan shared a number of strategies that can help any couple who is struggling during difficult times, to re-center themselves and remember what really matters.  

    She even created a free download for our listeners! Go to http://www.amindfulbride.co/youridocrew to download it today!

    Ryan is a former wedding stationer turned Bridal Empowerment Educator, she saw all of her brides stressed at some level and realized there was not enough focus put on the marriage in a lot of cases. She believes that marriage should be an adventure and not be the start of “settling down.” She’s been married for almost 13 years. She and her husband have 2 young daughters and a mini golden doodle puppy. Together, they have hopped around the country living their life how they want to.

    Website: www.amindfulbride.co 

    Instagram: @amindfulbride.co


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    • 43 min
    Could now be the perfect time for a Microwedding? With Keenda Sisouphanh (Events by Keenda)

    Could now be the perfect time for a Microwedding? With Keenda Sisouphanh (Events by Keenda)

    0130 - Everyone's wedding plans are changing right now, so is this the perfect time to re-imagine your perfect wedding? Since so many celebrations are being rescheduled or moved, due to COVID-19, now is an ideal time to re-evaluate the size and scope of your wedding, and to potentially opt for something a little more intimate.  After all, this is probably the only time where no-one will be angry about getting bumped from the guest list!  To help us out with this discussion, we brought in the charming Keenda Sisouphanh, a wedding planner and designer who specializes in intimate weddings and elopements. She is here to encourage couples to think about how they might want to amend their plans in light of the current pandemic. Keenda is the Creative Director of Events by Keenda, creating design-led intimate weddings for creative couples and wanderlust lovers around the world.

    She graduated with a BA(Hons) in Cultural and Media studies and went on to work at BBC London and Disruptive Films Elements before entering the world of events for the last 13 years. She has a background in education and not for profit organisations, having worked at several Royal colleges as well as overseeing events for private clients across the UK including hosting club nights at Mango Lounge Cocktail bar.

    You can find Events by Keenda featured in Mrs P&P, BLOVED, Coco Wedding Venues, Magpie wedding, Bridal Musings, Bespoke bride wedding blogs and in Your London Wedding Magazine. Keenda has also shared her expert tips as a guest blogger for Cutting Edge Brides, Wed Inspire and in Blushing Brides box. Her wedding planning business has also had a spotlight feature on Planning Redefined of whom she trained with.

    As a female entrepreneur, she founded Fempreneurs Offline and was featured in Anne Louise Magazine telling her story about how she started her wedding business and why she wants to build a community for fellow female entrepreneurs to follow their passion and dream job.

    As a Londoner, Keenda loves nothing more than to explore what the city has to offer. A self-confessed foodie, you will find her eating out a lot! Her hobbies include ballroom dancing, Argentine tango and acroyoga. She loves brunch, a good afternoon tea and gin o’clock and is definitely no stranger to karaoke.

    www.eventsbykeenda.com

    www.facebook.com/eventsbykeenda

    www.instagram.com/eventsbykeenda

    www.facebook.com/fempreneursofflinelondon

    www.instagram.com/fempreneurs_offline

    www.facebook.com/groups/savvyfempreneurstribe


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    • 37 min
    To order, or buy off-the-rack? Wedding dress expert Roberta Noronha (the Bridal Finery) helps you choose!

    To order, or buy off-the-rack? Wedding dress expert Roberta Noronha (the Bridal Finery) helps you choose!

    0129: Roberta Noronha is the Co-Owner of The Bridal Finery, a bridal shop just outside of Orlando FL, and she is bringing her incredible knowledge to the table, to share her experiences and knowledge both as a female business owner and an expert on wedding dresses!

    Roberta discovered her love of bridal fashion by creating custom looks for uniquely beautiful brides. Through her experience in the bridal industry, she understood how attractive it would be for a bride to have every couture designer under one roof. As Co-Owner of The Bridal Finery, she is able to grant her brides access to a one-of-a-kind designer gown, straight from the runway. By connecting with esteemed designers, she is able to select the highest quality gowns in couture bridal fashion for her brides. As a mother of two daughters, she believes that finding a wedding gown should be remarkable and memorable, and she is committed to giving an exceptional experience to every bride as if they were her own family.   Born in Brazil, Roberta keeps pace with international fashion, has a true appreciation for multicultural weddings, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. She is praised in the industry for her expert advice featured on Fox 35 News, as well as many other international publications. The Bridal Finery celebrates women in every shape, size, and height. Being a curvy woman herself, Roberta understands first hand the importance of carrying sizes 4 to 16. She humorously remembers her own challenges fitting into sample sizes in bridal.

    www.thebridalfinery.com

    www.facebook.com/thebridalfinery

    www.instagram.com/thebridalfinery

    #thebridalfinery #offtherack #weddingdress #weddinggown #couturebridal


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    • 33 min
    When Disaster Strikes - plan to succeed, no matter what happens; with Emily Sullivan (Emily Sullivan Events)

    When Disaster Strikes - plan to succeed, no matter what happens; with Emily Sullivan (Emily Sullivan Events)

    0128: Even when the world ISN'T in the midst of a global health crisis, there are still SO MANY things that can go wrong at a wedding! So how do you possibly plan for anything and everything that can go sideways? Well, your first step should be listening to our expert guest this week, wedding planner Emily Sullivan! Emily is the owner of Emily Sullivan Events, a boutique wedding and event-planning firm based in New Orleans, LA, that specializes in celebrations throughout the Southeast. With a passion for entertaining, she uses her intuition and attention to details to customize each and every wedding experience for her clients. 

    When it comes to surviving and thriving through disasters, Emily has the market cornered. In the past 15 years in the wedding industry, she has survived 2 hurricanes directly hitting her community (during wedding season!), and most recently she was even hospitalized for COVID-19! But her smart and savvy planning skills have brought her through every challenge, and she keeps thriving! There is no-one more qualified to show you the ropes of planning your way out of a disaster scenario!

    In addition to her wedding and planning expertise, Emily is a regular on-air personality in the region, as well as a sought-after national speaker, with recent and upcoming engagements including The Special Event, NACE, WeddingWire World, and Wedding MBA. She is inaugural chapter president for WIPA New Orleans. Emily has been recognized by several industry publications for her achievements and insight, including Brides, Country Living, The Knot, Southern Weddings, Style Me Pretty and Catersource.

    https://www.emilysullivanevents.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/EmilySullivanEvents/

    https://www.instagram.com/emilysullivanevents/

    https://www.intimateweddingsbyemily.com/

    Vendor Webinar - adding microweddings to your offering (May 6): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XipOKBERQASBr7dpf6Jhwg


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    • 32 min
    The New Normal - Weddings in a Post-Coronavirus World

    The New Normal - Weddings in a Post-Coronavirus World

    127: Uncertainty continues to swirl around the 2020 wedding season, as novel coronavirus numbers keep climbing around the world. Some communities have begun to talk about lifting the quarantine measures, which were put in place to stem the spread of infection, but what does that mean for weddings for the rest of the year? What kind of considerations need to be taken now, and for how long? Are these things that a couple is going to be able to do themselves, or is this the perfect time to hire a planner/coordinator? We talk about and answer all of these questions and more!

    #2020weddings #covid #covid-19 #coronavirus #SARS-CoV-2 #coronawedding 


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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Dust Bunny Mama ,

Thrifty Nifty and REAL!

I love this podcast, and especially this episode. The hosts have such a fun and friendly relationship making such a heavy subject (saving money and budget on your wedding) fun AND interesting. I was so intrigued I almost started taking notes but totally got distracted laughing at Anton’s making it rain comments 😂

Emily Shock ,

So much fun!

Lindsay and Atonn clearly love what they're doing - even as somebody who eloped and has no plans to get married again in the future (maybe a vow renewal though, stay tuned, Atonn ;) ), I love listening to their stories, tips, ideas, etc. A great listen!

A fellow wedding planner ,

So informative and fun!

I love listening to Atonn and Lindsay. As a fellow wedding vendor, I'm always learning and picking up new tips fromtheir show. With years of experience in the industry, they give listeners their honest opinions about what to do and what NOT to do when planning your wedding. They interview great guests and are just a pleasure to listen to. Thanks guys!

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