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Weddings for Real

By Megan Gillikin

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Real Wedding Vendors. Real Wedding Stories. Hosted by Megan Gillikin with A Southern Soiree.

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Real Wedding Vendors. Real Wedding Stories. Hosted by Megan Gillikin with A Southern Soiree.

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iTunes Ratings

71 Ratings
Average Ratings
69
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Top 10 Episode of Weddings for Real

Rank #1: 11: Top 5 Destination Wedding Tips with Photographer Mikkel Paige

May 16 2018
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Wedding Photographer and World Traveler Mikkel Paige comes on the show to talk about her top 5 destination wedding tips! 1. Don't Stress 2. Review Your Contracts 3. Wear Sunscreen 4. Review the Laws of Your Destination 5. What's the Weather Then Megan talks about her experiences with destination weddings, specifically at Bald Head Island, and then Mikkel gets the lightning round questions!

Rank #2: 10: Honeyfund CEO Sara Margulis on Her Wedding, Shark Tank, Target, Millennials, and Budget Hacks

May 09 2018
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Shark Tank Winner Sara Margulis comes on the show to talk about her wedding to her Honeyfund partner Josh Margulis (5:50) and how they met (4:45), how they came up with the business idea for Honeyfund (2:30), the company's big break of being on Martha Stewart Weddings (11:30), the Something Wonderful Platform (14:15), the new partnership with Target (16:50), millennials (18:00), and some amazing vacations and excursions that they've taken (23:00).

Rank #3: 9: Wedding Photographer Katherine Miles Jones on Moving her Business from NYC and Putting Clients at Ease

May 02 2018
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Artist, Photographer, and Potato Enthusiast Katherine Miles Jones brings her amazing NPR voice to the show to talk about her career start in New York City (2:15), shooting her first wedding (8:15), a breathtaking engagement shoot in NYC (14:40), her transition to NC (17:00), her wedding (19:30), the community of vendors in Raleigh (28:15), making clients feel comfortable (31:45), how she recharges (36:15), and crazy wedding stories (45:40).

Rank #4: 8: Two Roosters Ice Cream Owner Jared Plummer on Weddings and his Explosion onto the Triangle Food Scene

Apr 25 2018
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Jared talks about his start (3:00), the special meaning of the name Two Roosters (5:40), how he grew from the food truck (7:45), to adding the Durham Bulls stand (13:00), to adding the store (20:00), and what’s next (46:30).  He also discussed his crazy opening of the store (20:30), some of the guest flavors that may or may not have worked out (24:00), which flavors are the fan favorites (26:30), and his entry into the wedding market (29:30).

Rank #5: 7: Instagram Stories and Wedding Photography Style with Ginny Corbett

Apr 18 2018
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Ginny Corbett, hilarious and amazing wedding photographer in Raleigh NC, comes on the show to talk about how she dominates instagram stories (2:30) and getting clients who already know her (8:45), what's missing in weddings today (9:40), two of the most incredibly ridiculous wedding stories of all time (13:30), wedding photography style (21:35), and her guilty pleasures (lightning round, 26:35).

Rank #6: 6: Top 10 Wedding Planning Mistakes with Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair

Apr 11 2018
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Amanda Scott with A Swanky Affair sat down with Megan to talk about the Top Ten wedding planning mistakes couples make. Both Megan and Amanda are wedding planners in the Triangle area and have seen just about every mistake possible. In going over them, they get to share some of their OMG stories from both the planning process and the wedding day.

Rank #7: 1: Wedding Planning Behind the Scenes with Grace Beason from Grace Leisure Events

Apr 04 2018
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Grace Beason talks about her career start at The Knot (3:30), planning her first weddings with her mentor Marcy Blum (5:45), how she got business pre -social media (8:30), the types of assistants and couples she wants to work with (11:15), how weddings have evolved over the years (20:00), what should change about weddings (24:30), being a mom while running a business (36:45), advice for breaking into the wedding industry (42:00), and how weddings might not be quite as glamorous as everyone thinks.

Rank #8: 2: How to Hustle and Grow Your Wedding Business with Joe Bunn from Bunn DJ Company

Apr 04 2018
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Joe Bunn on his start as a teenage DJ and being THE party DJ at UNC (4:15), expanding to other cities (8:30), guys that have worked out for him (10:30) and some that haven’t (15:15), what it takes to run a multi-DJ business (22:15), some of the crazy stories he has from over the years, who he got star-struck by at a recent wedding (20:30), and why you need to work with professional vendors (27:15).

Rank #9: 3: Wedding Marketing in 2018 with Jenna Parks from Southern Bride and Groom Magazine

Apr 04 2018
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Jenna Parks from Southern Bride and Groom Magazine of the Triangle on how her mom started the company (2:45) and how she came on to take it to the next level (5:00),what differentiates SB&G from other wedding magazines (7:45), instagram strategy and etiquette (11:15), styled shoots (20:30), the reliability of reviews (29:00), and marketing strategy for wedding vendors – where should you as a vendor spend not only your money but your time as well.

Rank #10: 4: Stories from a 3rd Generation Florist: Cydney English with The English Garden

Apr 04 2018
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Cydney English from The English Garden talks about her life growing up with her dad and grandma as florists (3:00), what it was like in the early days of starting her business (5:30), memorable messages by people who send flowers (10:00), traditions and trends in the wedding industry (15:00), making your wedding personal to you (18:30), advice for new florists, and what she thinks about competition (33:30).