The Enthusiasts Guide from “Yes” to “I Do”

Host Leah Longbrake is pulling back the veil to bring you honest advice and creative ideas from those in the wedding industry. From the Engagement to the Honeymoon, get all the details you need from wedding and event experts on how to make it your best day ever!

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How to Navigate Vendor Contracts with Attorney Kunbi Odubogun

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Attorney and business owner Kunbi Odubogun breaks down what you definitely need to make sure is in the documents before you sign your name.
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Harpist Courtney Kania Young's Advice for Hiring Musicians

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Harpist Courtney Kania Young shares with us her personal experience performing for weddings, what to look for when selecting live musicians.
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Real Bride Callie Meredith: Planning Her Wedding During the Pandemic, and Being a Military Spouse

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Real Bride and Host of Call to Marriage podcast, Callie Meredith, shares her story of being a military spouse planning her wedding during the pandemic.
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Five Things Wedding Vendors Think You Should Know with Wedding Planner Megan Gillikin

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Megan Gillikin, Owner and Industry Consultant at A Southern Soiree, shares with us her top 5 tips on what wedding vendors think you should know.
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DJ and Band Advice From "The Bearded DJ" Eric Smith

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CLE Music Group DJ Eric Smith, a.k.a The Bearded DJ, shares his advice on how to select your DJ or band for your wedding.
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DIY Do's and Don'ts with Wedding Planner and YouTuber Jamie Wolfer

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Wedding planner and YouTuber Jamie Wolfer discusses what you should spend your time and money on when it comes to DIY-ing for your big day.
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The Importance of Good Tailoring- Alterations Advice with Sara Rothan

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Garment Engineer Sara Rothan has constructed dresses for brides and celebrities over the past 15 years, and is sharing her alterations secrets!
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Real Bride Bianca Wulwick: How She Planned Her Dream Las Vegas Wedding and Elopement Advice

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Real Bride and host of the podcast 'Please Don’t Kick Me Out', Bianca Wulwick, shares how she made her dream of having a Las Vegas elopement come true.
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Real Bride Barbara Stitzer: Prejudice in Planning Led to Creating an Inclusive Magazine

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Barbara Stitzer, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Northeast Ohio Weddings Magazine, discusses the discrimination she faced with her interfaith marriage.
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#LoveIsLove- The Importance of Inclusivity and Equality-Minded Wedding Pros with Love Inc.'s Brittny Drye

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Brittny Drye, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc., shares with us why it was important for her to create a truly inclusive publication.
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The Best Weddings in Movies and TV with Christina Jeurling Birro, Host of Pop Culture Confidential

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Christina Jeurling Birro, host of the podcast Pop Culture Confidential, shares stories of the making of some of her favorite wedding movies and tv shows.
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Photos Last Forever! How to Choose Your Wedding Photographer

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Angela Bartunek, owner of Aster + Olive Photography, shares her advice on what to look for when choosing your photographer.
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Live Streaming Your Wedding

Weddings Unveiled with Leah Longbake | S:Livestreaming Your Wedding with Julie Albaugh of Wedding Market News
Julie Albaugh, the founder of Wedding Market News and Julie’s Photography, shares her tips on live streaming your wedding.
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Wedding Planner and YouTuber Jamie Wolfer Shares What Guests Actually Care About (and What They Don't!)

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Wedding planner and YouTuber Jamie Wolfer shares with us how you can save money (and your sanity!) by not purchasing things guests don’t care about..
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The Mobile Bridal Styling Studio and Supporting Indie Designers

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Annie McGinty of Ivory & Ash Bridal Styling Studio discusses why her mobile bridal styling studio is perfect for dress shopping during pandemic.
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Money-Saving Tips with Jessica Bishop, Founder of The Budget Savvy Bride

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Jessica Bishop, Founder of The Budget Savvy Bride, shares with us her top tips for saving money when planning your wedding.
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Let's Eat! Catering Advice from Tricia Coyne of Coyne Catering

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Tricia Coyne, owner of Coyne Catering, shares her sage advice on all the details you need to consider for your wedding reception meal.
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Real Bride LeeAnn Sommers: Second Times A Charm and The Importance of Authenticity

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Real Bride and Radio Personality LeeAnn Sommers discusses her journey twice down the aisle, and the importance of authenticity.
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Real Bride Stefanie Paganini: Her Journey Planning a Destination Wedding

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Real Bride Stefanie Paganini shares her journey from an unexpected proposal to an oceanside destination wedding.
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All the Parties: Planning Your Engagement Party, Bridal Showers and Bachelor/Bachelorette

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Jeffra Trumpower, Senior Creative Director at WeddingWire, shares her advice on how to plan and enjoy all of the parties leading up to your big day.
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Wedding Guest Style with Hollywood Stylist Joseph Katz

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Hollywood Stylist and Host of the new podcast The Katz Walk, Joseph Katz, explains what all of the different dress codes we come across really mean.
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Wedding Etiquette Advice with Jeffra Trumpower, Senior Creative Director at WeddingWire

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Jeffra Trumpower, Senior Creative Director at WeddingWire, shares her advice on how to best deal with dilemmas that may arise.
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Save the Date! Invitation Advice with Esther Lee, Senior Editor at The Knot

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Esther Lee, Senior Editor at The Knot, breaks down how to choose your invitation style, and when you should send them out to your guests.
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Bridal Market- What's Trending in Bridal for 2021

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Rebecca Somnitz, owner of Something White Bridal, is back to give us the details on what she saw from designers collections at this year's Bridal Market.
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Groom and Groomsmen Style Tips with Hollywood Stylist Joseph Katz

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Hollywood fashion expert Joe Katz shares his expertise on groom and groomsmen style. From the bowtie to the boots, Joe gives his honest advice!
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Real Bride Nicole Fill: Experiencing Weddings In Every Aspect and How She Handled It

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Real Bride Nicole Fill shares her experience being in multiple weddings, and how she handled being a part of more than one wedding in less than a a year.
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You Look Marvelous! Bridal Hair & Beauty Tips From Stylist Taylor Roby

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Stylist Taylor Roby shares her honest tips and tricks for having your best hair on your big day!
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Real Bride Ashley Luu Conrad: Celebrating the Big Day Despite Covid-19

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Real bride Ashley Luu Conrad shares with us her experience planning her September 2020 wedding during Covid-19 and the California wildfires.
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Let Them Eat Cake! How to Budget and Select the Perfect Desserts

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Courtney Bonning, owner of Terrapin Bakery, shares with us the many layers involved in choosing your wedding cake and desserts.
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Real Couple: Blending of Cultures, Families & The Cleveland Cavaliers

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Real couple Nikita and Carl Manteau share how they celebrated their day merging Hindu and American traditions, and incorporating the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Kat Williams of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine: Having Confidence and Making Your Day Uniquely Yours

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Kat Williams, founder of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine and The Confidence Club podcast, shares how couples can find ways to make their day uniquely theirs.
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Why Are Flowers So Expensive?! How to Select Your Floral Arrangements and Budget Accordingly

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Mary Simmons, owner of Persephone Floral Atelier, breaks down what contributes to the cost of your floral arrangements and how to budget accordingly.
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Real Bride Deanna Fuerst: Making the Decision to Post-Pone Wedding Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Real Bride Deanna "Dee" Fuerst shares her experience in planning her August 2020 wedding only to have to postpone it a year due to the pandemic.
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Completing Your Look: Bridal Accessory Inspiration

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Rebecca Somnitz, owner of Something White Bridal, shares her advice on how to complete your wedding day look.
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How Do I Know It's the One? Choosing Your Dream Wedding Dress (or Jumpsuit!)

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Clara DeLisio, Co-Owner of Galleria Gowns, shares her do's and don'ts when shopping for the big day, and what the trends will be for 2021-2022.
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Where Do I Begin?! What to Do and Where to Start Once You're Engaged

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Melanie Tindell, owner of Oak + Honey Event Planning Co., shares her advice on when you really should begin to start planning the big day.
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Introducing: Weddings Unveiled with Leah Longbrake

Weddings Unveiled with Leah Longbake
Host Leah Longbrake is pulling back the veil to bring you honest advice and creative ideas from those in the wedding industry. From the Engagement to the Honeymoon, get all the details you need from wedding and event experts on how to make it your best day ever!
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