Month: June 2018

17: Top 5 Wedding Movies, and How They Relate to Real Weddings

This week, Megan brings on her husband Jason Gillikin, and they discuss the Top 5 Wedding Movies of All Time, and how they relate to real weddings that Megan has worked.

 

Top movie candidates include:

Wedding Crashers

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (fun fact, produced by Tom Hanks!)

Meet the Parents

27 Dresses

Bridesmaids (with the dreamy Jon Hamm)

The Princess Bride

Father of the Bride

The Wedding Planner (with its 15% Rotten Tomatoes score!)

My Best Friend’s Wedding

The Wedding Singer

Tune in to find out which is our #1 wedding movie of all time.

 

When he’s not watching movies or becoming super famous because of his podcast appearance, Jason Gillikin works in online marketing and podcast production.

 

Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal  

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

16: Wedding Planners and Venues Working Together in Harmony, with Nicole Smith of Vision Events

Nicole Smith, owner of wedding planning company Vision Events and former venue coordinator at The Sanderling Resort in the Outer Banks and the Marriott in Chapel Hill, comes on Weddings for Real to talk about how wedding planners and venues can work together in harmony.  Megan worked as a venue coordinator as well, so the two of them talked about several issues that come up that sometimes make the process much more difficult.

What makes a good wedding planner for a venue? What makes a venue coordinator’s job more difficult?  What do planners look for in a venue? What happens when a venue is over capacity?

These are some of the topics that Nicole and Megan discussed. And then Nicole talks about a crazy wedding story she experienced as a planner and how she really feels about sparkler exits.

 

Nicole Smith, Vision Events (Image by Pinehurst Photography)

 

Vision Events on the Web https://www.visioneventsnc.com/ Facebook: @visioneventsnc Instagram: @visioneventsnc

 

Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal   Megan was a guest last week on the HolderMESS Podcast. It was hilarious! Go listen below or anywhere you get podcasts!   http://marriedwithpodcastwiththeholdernessfamily.libsyn.com/holdermess-7-weddings-with-megan-gillikin Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/holdermess-the-holderness-family-podcast/id1378725018?mt=2

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

15: Wedding Expectations vs Reality, with Floral Designer Heather Miller of Eclectic Sage

Eclectic Sage’s Heather Miller comes on Weddings for Real today to talk about style, her wedding last year, The Royal Wedding, and the time a couple sued her over a color of a rose.

Our guest Heather Miller, owner of Eclectic Sage (photo by Tulle and Grace)

 

Heather’s description of “Coral”, as given to the judge. The couple argued that the flowers should not have been orange. 

 

Heather and Steven at their wedding (Photo by Amanda Dumouchelle Photography)

 

Eclectic Sage: http://www.eclecticsage.com/ Instagram: @eclecticsage   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal  

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.

14: How to Work Best with a Wedding Planner, with Elana Walker

Elana Walker has built up her empire in the Raleigh NC market. It started with her wedding planning company Elana Walker Events back in 2009, and has expanded to her inspiration blog Southern Noir Weddings, her Masterclass for wedding industry vendors, her month-of coordination company Carolina Fete, and she even co-authored a book…she really does it all. It seems like she never stops and always has ideas on how to improve and expand that empire.

Elana came on the show today to talk about how to work best with a wedding planner, and she provides some budget tips as well so you can get the most for your money.

Below is the book that Elana co-wrote, and here’s a link to buy.

 

And below are some images of Elana in action as well as a picture of her two kids 🙂

(image by Donnell Perry Photography)

(image by Ariel Perry Photography)

 

(image by Chronicles Photo)

 

(image by Chronicles Photo)

 

 

(image by Donnell Perry Photography)

Elana Walker Events: http://elanawalker.com/ Facebook: @elanawalkerevents Instagram: @elanawalkerevents twitter: @ElanaWEvents   Southern Noir Weddings: http://southernnoirweddings.com/ Pinterest: @southernnoirweddings Facebook: @southernnoirweddings Instagram: @southernnoirweddings

 

Carolina Fete: https://www.carolinafete.com/ Facebook: @carolinafete Instagram: @carolinafete

 

Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal  

Music for this episode by https://www.bensound.com.

The host of the show is Megan Gillikin, owner and lead consultant at A Southern Soiree Wedding and Event Planning.  She’s also available for wedding and hospitality business consulting and can be reached at megan@weddingsforreal.com.

Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Happy Hippo Digital.