Weddings For Real

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Sinopsis

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

Episodios

  • 36: The wedding where everything went wrong, but it was still the best day: The Shakedown's Nash Roberts and Beth Quinton

    07/11/2018 Duración: 48min

    Nash Roberts is the lead singer and guitarist of The Shakedown Band in North Carolina, which plays a lot of weddings. So Nash has seen some craziness. But nothing could have prepared him or his bride Beth Quinton for what was going to happen on their wedding day, which happened to be the weekend of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.  Nash and Beth talk all about the wedding, then Nash shares some tips for wedding planners in working with a band, what songs he loves to play, and what happens when a guest wants to get up on stage.   Beth and Nash First Look (wedding images by Graham Terhune)     Nash and Beth had 11 bridesmaids and 11 groomsmen!         The Shakedown Band - Don't give them a "Bandwich"   The Shakedown Band   Oh and here's that video of the NC State - Notre Dame game during the hurricane:     The Shakedown Band on Social Media: Facebook: @theband.shakedown twitter: @shakedownbandnc YouTube: The Shakedown   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddings

  • WWD 8: Instagram Marketing Follow-Up and More of Megan's Instagram No-No List

    03/11/2018 Duración: 20min

    Weekend Wine Down 8! Megan and Jason follow up on this week's episode on Next-Level Instagram with Tyler J McCall, and Megan shares more of her Instagram no-no list, which is: Do NOT follow/unfollow! Do NOT crop a professional photograph! Do NOT use bots! Do NOT forget to tag the vendors! Do NOT post photos you had nothing to do with! We hope you enjoy, and have a great weekend!   Weddings for Real will be at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro NC for their open house on Sunday November 4th from 4-7PM. Tickets are available at https://foresthall.eventbrite.com. We hope to see you there, and maybe we'll ask you some questions! The host of Weddings for Real 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 Earfluence.

  • 35: Next Level Instagram for Wedding Professionals with Tyler J McCall

    31/10/2018 Duración: 51min

    Tyler J McCall is a social media strategist and coach...actually that's selling him way short...Tyler is THE Instagram Guru, and he comes on to share some of his Instagram tips and tricks for wedding vendors!   Hear his advice on Instagram Stories versus your feed, sharing too much on Instagram, how to attract the right clients through client onboarding AND client offboarding, and the concept of relational capital. It's fabulous, he's fabulous, and you won't want to miss it!   You can find Tyler at TylerJMcCall.com, the Follower to Fan Society, and The IG Advantage Facebook Group.       Tyler McCall on Social Media: Instagram: @tylerjmccall   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal   Weddings for Real will be at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro NC for their open house on Sunday November 4th from 4-7PM. Tickets are available at https://foresthall.eventbrite.com. We hope to see you there, and maybe we'll ask you some questio

  • WWD 7: Rocky Horror at Booth Theatre in Cary Review & Yes, the Cat Story

    28/10/2018 Duración: 18min

    Megan and Jason just came back from the Rocky Horror Show at Booth Theatre in Cary NC, and it was amazing!   Plus Megan shares her "dead cat as a groomsman story"! Last week we had Katie and David from Overlook Barn, and next week we have Instagram guru Tyler McCall.   Have a great weekend everyone! Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Earfluence.

  • 34: On Top of Beech Mountain: Overlook Barn Owners Katie Elder and David Schumann

    24/10/2018 Duración: 47min

    The Overlook Barn on Beech Mountain (North Carolina) is an absolutely stunning wedding venue both inside and out, with views for miles and so many options inside. But just four years ago, it was a run down storage shed. That is until Katie Elder and David Schumann got engaged and decided to buy the property, turn it into a venue for their own wedding, then make it one of the most sought after venues in North Carolina! Listen in to hear about how Katie and David met, all about the history of the barn, their wedding, what it's meant to the town, and what it means to them to run a venue. And check out these incredible before and after photos! Overlook Barn Before and After   Overlook Barn Before and After   Overlook Barn Before and After, Bridal Suite   Katie and David with Katie's 105-year-old Grandma (wedding photos by Michelle Lyerly Photography)   Katie and David's Wedding Ceremony at Overlook Barn on top of Beech Mountain     Can you imagine this reveal when they saw this for the first time? So gorge

  • 33: Kim and Penn Holderness on Tips for a Healthy Marriage and How to be a Great Guest at a Wedding

    17/10/2018 Duración: 01h05min

    Kim and Penn Holderness are known for their viral videos on YouTube where they sing and dance, sometimes in their Christmas Jammies. But Kim and Penn are much more than what you see in the videos. They are a dynamic, hilarious, and down-to-earth couple who came on the show today to talk about how they met, their engagement, their wedding, tips for a healthy marriage, and how to be a great guest at a wedding.  We find out, what advice would Kim and Penn give themselves, about marriage, on their wedding day 13 years ago? Kim and Penn Holderness That's Jason as a seat while his brother was about to take off the garter Megan was on the Holdermess Podcast a couple months ago. You can listen to that here:     The Holderness Family on Social Media: Instagram: @theholdernessfamily Facebook: @theholdernessfamily YouTube: @VisitTheGreenroom twitter: @KimDHolderness Podcast: http://marriedwithpodcastwiththeholdernessfamily.libsyn.com/   Go see Penn as Riff-Raff in the Rocky Horror Show in Cary NC on October 26th a

  • Weekend Wine Down 6: Advice to our 20-year-old selves, plus a preview of the Holderness episode

    14/10/2018 Duración: 16min

    Megan and Jason give advice to their 20-year-old selves, Megan on kissing frogs and Jason on traveling more. Coming up on Wednesday's episode, Megan talks to the hilarious and wide-open Kim and Penn Holderness on what marriage advice they would give themselves on their wedding day, plus how to be a great guest at a wedding.   Don't forget, we have a seminar coming up at The Umstead Hotel in Cary NC on Monday, October 22nd, for a Brunch and Learn from 9:30AM-12PM. Here are some of the details, and you can sign up with Eventbrite. We can't wait to see you there! What you can expect from this intimate seminar:   An Insider’s Guide to Social Media Strategy & Etiquette, SEO Tips and Tricks, and Generating More Legit Inquiries!   The Social Media Strategy: • Breaking down Instagram components and how to maximize use of them for your business • How to build the right following and continue a steady growth of followers/future clients • Social Media Vendor Etiquette and how this translates into real life referral

  • 32: Day-Of Wedding Coordination with Erin McCauley with Chestnut and Vine

    10/10/2018 Duración: 43min

    Day-Of Wedding Coordination, sometimes called month-of wedding coordination, can actually be more difficult than full-service planning - or at least it can be more confusing. Wedding planners, and really anyone in the events industry, tend to be people pleasers.  So when couples ask for more than what's in the contract, it's a wedding planners natural inclination to say yes. But when you're only contracted for the logistics of the day, how do you eliminate that scope creep?  Erin McCauley from Chestnut and Vine Day-Of Wedding Coordination came on to talk to Megan about her business, which she started three and a half years ago, her wedding four years ago, why she chose to market herself as a day-of wedding coordinator, how she defines her role, and what's next for her company! Erin with one of her lovely brides (photo by Brian Mullins)   Erin McCauley on the day-of (photo by Brian Mullins) Chestnut and Vine on Social Media: Instagram: @ChestnutAndVineWeddings Facebook: @ChestnutAndVineWeddings   Weddings fo

  • Weekend Wine Down 5: Purple Feet, Throwing Lettuce, and It's Epsom with an M

    07/10/2018 Duración: 10min

    In this weekend wine down, Megan just got back from a wedding, so she talked about that - why she has purple feet, and did the best man really throw a head of lettuce at the groom during his speech?  Plus unpacking the amazing experience that was interviewing Van Eure and Kelly Joslin from the Angus Barn. Next week, we have Erin McCauley from Chestnut and Vine Day-Of Wedding Coordination on the show, so be sure to check that out! And here's the information you need on our seminars! The first one is an online marketing seminar. It's at The Umstead Hotel in Cary NC on Monday, October 22nd, for a Brunch and Learn from 9:30AM-12PM. Here are some of the details, and you can sign up with Eventbrite. We can't wait to see you there! What you can expect from this intimate seminar:   An Insider’s Guide to Social Media Strategy & Etiquette, SEO Tips and Tricks, and Generating More Legit Inquiries!   The Social Media Strategy: • Breaking down Instagram components and how to maximize use of them for your business •

  • 31B: Angus Barn Events Coordinator Kelly Joslin on Weddings at Both Bay 7 and the Pavilion

    04/10/2018 Duración: 30min

    Angus Barn events coordinator Kelly Joslin came on the show to talk about what happened when the Angus Barn took over ownership of Bay 7 in Durham in 2013, some fun hilarious stories of both tours and weddings, and what makes the Angus Barn so special.  Kelly started at the Barn 18 years ago as a waitress and has grown into an amazing lead wedding coordinator at the Pavilion, which the Angus Barn built in 2008.    If you haven't already, be sure to check out part 1 of the Angus Barn podcast this week where owner Van Eure came on to tell the history of the restaurant and their commitment to servicing the customer.   It's been an amazing week here!         Events Coordinator at the Angus Barn, Kelly Joslin   Angus Barn on Social Media: Instagram: @angusbarn Facebook: @angusbarn twitter: @angusbarn   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal   And here's the information you need on our seminars! The first one is an online marketing semi

  • 31A: Van Eure on the Angus Barn History, Commitment to Service, and Opening the Wedding Pavilion

    02/10/2018 Duración: 52min

    The Angus Barn Way, their commitment to unparalleled service, is legendary in the local hospitality industry. The owner of the Angus Barn, Van Eure, sat down with Megan to talk about the history of the Barn (her father opened it in the middle of nowhere in 1960), empowering employees to make sure the customer experience is second to none, why she vowed never to do weddings again (never say never), and building the Pavilion for weddings back in 2008. Such an amazing institution and presence in Raleigh, and we're so excited to share this episode with you! The Angus Barn     Van Eure with her father Thad Eure Megan and Van after recording in the Wine Cellar Angus Barn on Social Media: Instagram: @angusbarn Facebook: @angusbarn twitter: @angusbarn   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal   And here's the information you need on our seminars! The first one is an online marketing seminar. It's at The Umstead Hotel in Cary NC on Monday

  • Weekend Wine Down 4: Not Sharing the "Dead Cat as a Groomsman" Story Yet

    01/10/2018 Duración: 11min

    In this weekend wine down, we talk about the new intro where Megan mentions a dead cat as a groomsman. It's true, and we'll share it...when we get to 60 reviews on Apple Podcasts. We also talk about our seminars on October 22nd, and the guests coming up in the next several weeks. Be sure to check out the podcast this week where we release 2 episodes with the Angus Barn Restaurant in Raleigh NC! And here's the information you need on our seminars! The first one is an online marketing seminar. It's at The Umstead Hotel in Cary NC on Monday, October 22nd, for a Brunch and Learn from 9:30AM-12PM. Here are some of the details, and you can sign up with Eventbrite. We can't wait to see you there! What you can expect from this intimate seminar:   An Insider’s Guide to Social Media Strategy & Etiquette, SEO Tips and Tricks, and Generating More Legit Inquiries!   The Social Media Strategy: • Breaking down Instagram components and how to maximize use of them for your business • How to build the right following and

  • 30: Alan Berg, Wedding Education Guru, on His New Book, "Why Don't They Call Me?"

    26/09/2018 Duración: 47min

    Alan Berg, Certified Public Speaker, Global Speaking Fellow (one of 31 people in the world to have that distinction), Wedding Industry Sales and Education Guru, Wedding Wire Consultant, and 4-time Book Writer, comes on the show today to talk about his new book, "Why Don't They Call Me? 8 Tips for Converting Wedding & Event Inquiries into Sales"!  Alan gives his 8 tips and tells YOU the wedding vendor why you're not booking as many weddings as you could. Alan's Websites and Social Media: Website: https://alanberg.com/ Books: http://GetAlansBooks.com/ Facebook: @AlanBergSpeaker twitter: @alanberg Instagram: @alanberg     Alan Berg, Certified Public Speaker, Episode 30 of Weddings for Real   Alan Berg and Joe Bunn, who was on Episode 2 of Weddings for Real   Alan Berg Always Takes a Selfie When He Speaks   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal   Also, at the top of the show, Megan mentioned 3 seminars! The first one is an onli

  • Weekend Wine Down 3: Stoned Speed, The Big Fake Wedding, and Alan Berg The Speakingest Speaker

    22/09/2018 Duración: 14min

    Thanks for listening! On this Weekend Wine Down, Megan and Jason talked about 2 seminars coming up on October 22nd, what happens when you play a podcast on half speed, attending The Big Fake Wedding in Raleigh, last week's episode with Becca Atchison, and next week with Alan Berg.  We hope you enjoy! Below are the seminar images with links: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brunch-learn-instagram-millennials-marketing-your-wedding-business-tickets-50302613471?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventname_text   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planning-for-success-tips-for-elevating-your-wedding-planning-business-tickets-50543994448?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventname_text   Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Earfluence.

  • 29: Becca Atchison on Percentage Based Pricing and Bringing on a Business Partner

    19/09/2018 Duración: 54min

    Full Service Wedding Planning Company Rebecca Rose Events founder, owner, and creative director Becca Atchison comes on the show to talk about how and why her pricing model is different than almost everyone else in the wedding planning industry, why she decided to bring a partner into her company, what she's most proud of (not being named top planner by Southern Living Magazine or a Planner to Follow by Martha Stewart Weddings, which she was), and that time her company was sued by a client. In addition to being a wedding planner and creative director, Becca is passionate about coaching and consulting, and you can find information about that on her education page on her website, https://www.rebeccaroseevents.com/education. Becca will also be speaking at The School of Styling in July. Clearly she has a lot going on (plus she's a mom with baby 2 on the way soon!), so we appreciate her coming to visit! Becca Atchison on the Job (Image by Jake and Heather Photography) Becca Atchison, Rebecca Rose Events and Rebe

  • Weekend Wine Down 2: Hurricane Florence and the Instagram No-No List

    16/09/2018 Duración: 12min

    Megan and Jason talk about what a weird week that was because of the Hurricane, and the new seminar Brunch and Learn: Instagram, Millennials, and How to Market Your Wedding Business, coming October 22nd at The Umstead.  Listen to the episode for a discount code!  As part of that seminar, Megan will share her Instagram No-No list, and she gives a preview of it in this Weekend Wine Down today. If you want to sign up for the seminar, it's 9:30AM 10/22, and you can see more information here!   Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Earfluence.

  • 28: Inside the Bridal Suite with Makeup Artist Michelle Clark

    12/09/2018 Duración: 48min

    Makeup Artist and all-around hilarious and amazing person Michelle Clark came on the show today, not so much to talk about makeup - although we get to that in the lightning round - but more so about what goes on in the bridal suite before the wedding. The makeup artist and the hair stylist are usually the first vendors in the room, so they see the dynamic between the bride and her tribe first-hand. Usually it's a fun festive atmosphere, but sometimes, it can get a little tense.   Michelle Clark in her new office! (image by LiveView Studios)   Michelle and Megan on Recording Day   Makeup Artist Michelle Clark in Action       Makeup Artist Michelle Clark on Social Media: Facebook: @karenmichelleclark Instagram: @kmichelleclark twitter: @kmichelleclark   Weddings for Real on Social Media: Instagram: @weddingsforreal Facebook: @weddingsforreal twitter: @weddingsforreal   If you're a vendor, go get Honeybook! At A Southern Soiree, we’ve been using Honeybook since February 2015. I think we were one of their very

  • Weekend Wine Down: Cookie Dough, Beer, and What Happened This Week

    08/09/2018 Duración: 10min

    Happy Weekend!  It was a big week here, and Megan and Jason talked about it.  We had our "Instagram, Millennials, and How to Market Your Wedding Business" seminar, and we're already planning another one for next month! Give us feedback if you get a chance - what do you think of this format? In addition to the regular episodes of course! Weddings for Real is edited and produced by Jason Gillikin for Earfluence.

  • 27: Moms and Daughters Planning a Wedding Together in Peace, with Megan's Mom

    05/09/2018 Duración: 43min

    I brought my mom onto my podcast, and you'll hear all about our arguments from my wedding, which included cake, videography, photography, and invitations. And believe it or not, we both admit that the other one was right! Today’s show is all about how moms and daughters can plan a wedding together in peace. As you probably know, the wedding tradition still is that the bride’s parents pay for the wedding, and with so much money invested, there’s going to be some tension – and even some arguing - between brides and moms. Usually when I’m planning a wedding, either the mom or the daughter are my primary contact. And they don’t always get along – sometimes they openly argue right in front of me and it can be pretty tense.  I get it, wedding planning can be stressful, and I had a few arguments with my mom too when I was getting married.   But whose wedding is it really? Let’s say the parents are paying for the entire wedding – does the mom get to make all of the decisions? What if those decisions aren’t what the d

  • 26: Felicia and Max Trujillo on Changing Careers, Entrepreneurship, and the NC Food Scene

    29/08/2018 Duración: 56min

    Max Trujillo and Felicia Perry Trujillo are a power couple in the North Carolina Food Scene, even though they've only been in Raleigh for less than five years. When they moved from Los Angeles, Max became the general manager of Midtown Grille in North Hills, and Felicia had a 10-year wedding photography business. But Max was working 70-hour weeks that weren't great for family life, and Felicia was starting to get burnout from weddings, so they both decided to make a change. Felicia started Food Seen, a niche photography, videography, social media, and web design company for the Food and Linen industries. Go check them out, they do incredible work! And later, Max (with his co-host Matthew Weiss) started the NC F&B Podcast (North Carolina Food & Beverage), where he gets to talk to local chefs, sommeliers, and other experts in the food and beverage industry. That show now has 111 episodes, which is an amazing accomplishment! On the show, we talk about how they changed careers, crazy stories from their we

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