Podcast

EPISODE 9: The Reality of Reality Television

Featuring Bronwen Weber, of Frosted Art Bakery & Studio, this episode of This Week in Weddings discusses the experience of being on a reality competition program. About our guest:  Bronwen Weber, Executive Chef of Frosted Art Bakery & Studio in Dallas, Texas, started her 26 year career in a small bakery in Acton, Ontario. She has spent…

Read More

EPISODE 8: Getting your Business in Financial Order

Featuring Michelle Loretta, of Sage Wedding Pros, this episode of This Week in Weddings discusses the basics of financial management for wedding businesses, including tips for staying ahead of your bookkeeping and accounting tasks. About our guest: Michelle Loretta is a consultant for wedding and event professionals and founder of Sage Wedding Pros. She blends…

Read More

EPISODE 7: Meditation and Mindset Work for the Wedding Industry

Featuring Rev. Laura Cannon, a wedding officiant and meditation instructor, this episode of This Week in Weddings discusses the hows and whys of using mediation and mindset work for entrepreneurs. About our guest:  Laura started her first business at 19 and is a true serial entrepreneur.  She is the founder and CEO of Ceremony Officiants, one of…

Read More

EPISODE 6: Vendor Relations – Getting on a Venue’s Good Side

Featuring Katy Taylor, Director of Event Sales at the Four Seasons Dallas, this episode of This Week in Weddings dives into best practices for working with a venue as a wedding vendor. From building a relationship to communication, Katy shares her tips for working successfully with an event venue. About our guest:  Katy Taylor is the Director of…

Read More

EPISODE 5: A Bride’s Perspective

Featuring Lindsay Fleming, a past wedding client of co-hosts Kimberly Rhodes and Annie Roche, this episode of This Week in Weddings explores a bride’s perspective after planning a wedding. Lindsay shares her experience working with vendors and provides vendors with valuable insight about the process from a bride’s view. About our guest:  Lindsay Fleming is an…

Read More

EPISODE 4: Getting Your Business Noticed Without Paying a Dime

Featuring Meghan Ely, owner of wedding PR and marketing agency OFD Consulting, this episode of This Week in Weddings explores public relations strategies for the wedding industry. From Real Wedding submissions to being identified as an expert in the media, Meghan Ely shares her top tips for getting noticed in the media through means other than…

Read More

EPISODE 3: Get Your Client Contracts In Order

Featuring attorney Betsy Butwin of Bernick Lifson, this episode of This Week in Weddings explores the do’s and don’ts of client contracts. From the must-have clauses to the biggest mistakes wedding entrepreneurs make, Betsy Butwin shares her tips for protecting yourself and your business interests through a well written contract. About our guest:  Betsy Butwin is…

Read More

EPISODE 2: Navigating the Same-Sex Wedding Market

Featuring Bernadette Smith, founder and president of 14 Stories and the Gay Wedding Institute, this episode of This Week in Weddings dives into the world of same-sex weddings and tips wedding entrepreneurs need to know about working with LGBT couples. About our guest:  Bernadette Smith’s life work is to ensure that same-sex couples, no matter where…

Read More

EPISODE 1: How to Run a Wedding Business Without Neglecting Your Kids

Featuring floral designer Debby Jewesson, owner of Dallas, Texas-based Branching Out Events, this episode of This Week in Weddings dives into the challenges of running a wedding business as a parent. A mother of two, Debby shares her journey as well as tips for surviving entrepreneurship and parenthood. About our guest:  Debby Jewesson is the Owner…

Read More

EPISODE 0: Welcome to the Podcast

Welcome to This Week in Weddings, a support group for wedding industry entrepreneurs. Through their weekly podcast, co-hosts Kimberly Rhodes and Annie Roche interview guests both in and out of the wedding industry to learn about bettering their businesses while maintaining their sanity. In this casual, introductory podcast, listeners will: Meet co-host Annie Roche, owner…

Read More