Dear Bride Podcast

Dear Bride Podcast

By Janelle Brooke Photography
If you are a couple struggling with this whole wedding planning thing you are in the right place … but this podcast is going to go a lot deeper then just wedding planning advice- it's going to give you support, community and insight (and hopefully some belly laughs too because we certainly have a lot of funny stories to share!)
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Episode Seven: Unplugged Weddings

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Episode 10: Postponing your wedding during a global pandemic
If you are planning your wedding for Spring 2020 you have a lot more to worry about then RSVP’s, gown fittings and choice of favors … welcome the Corona Virus. These unprecedented times are causing everyone’s lives to turn upside down. Today we are joined by Samantha & Alex, JBP couple planning their wedding for 2020. They are here to tell the story of how their wedding plans were affected by the coronavirus. We are all feeling the effects of how this crisis has affected health, employment, and activities, however, for couples planning their wedding, COVID-19 has caused cancelations, postponements, financial losses, and a huge damper for these 2020 celebrations. The global crisis may have disrupted Samantha & Alex’s wedding plans, but they are standing strong amongst the chaos and are here to share their positive mindset & insight on how they got over this huge speed bump! Right now we need community more then ever and if you are an engaged couple riding out this storm know that you are not alone.
35:28
March 23, 2020
Episode 9: Making the Cut - A Guest List Story
Former Bride Christina Trudden is talking to us about one of the more political and sometimes, dare I say…cringey aspects of wedding planning: Making your guest list. It's easy to start brainstorming about how you picture your perfect wedding day to be, however, until you know what your headcount is you are at a bit of a standstill. Sometimes this seemingly simple task of listing friends and family can snowball quickly and today we are going to discuss a few ways to manage that number and the fallout that can occur when people don’t make the cut.
19:59
March 23, 2020
Episode Eight: De-Stress The Dress: A Message to the Curvy Bride
Today’s guest is Curinne Polizzi, the owner of Ivory & Main, New York’s first plus-size bridal boutique. As a plus size bride, the struggle is REAL! Curinne decided to open her shop to make a difference in the curvy bridal experience, because ordering online is NOT an option for the most important dress purchase of your life.
34:11
August 28, 2019
Episode Seven: Unplugged Weddings
Today we are discussing a very hot topic in the world of weddings: Unplugged Ceremonies! If you are getting married, it's time to think about how to handle aisle-jumping guests who can sabotage your wedding photos. We know this is a tough topic, but we strongly feel that in the age of smart phones & social media, it is crucial (and we will even say necessary) to choose an unplugged ceremony for your big day! 
22:27
August 7, 2019
Episode Six: Up In Flames: A Wedding Story
Today’s guest is Jackie Coffin, a former bride from 2011. Jackie has a wedding story that will blow your mind! She shares with us the message that no matter what goes wrong on your wedding day, just remember, you are marrying your soulmate and that’s all that matters!
17:39
July 24, 2019
Episode Five: How I Saved $50,000 On My Wedding
Today’s guest is former bride & Emmy Award winning producer, Tara Fogarty, who is here to share with us her how she worked her magic to save 50K on her wedding celebration! {insert shocked emoji here!}
25:52
July 3, 2019
Episode Four: Engagement Sessions Are Everything
Today’s guest is Valerie Mazarowski, a former JBP bride from 2010. She is here to share with you why an engagement session is a MUST! And why it’s okay to end a vendor relationship when things aren’t working out.
27:12
June 5, 2019
Episode Three: Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Spouse Before Marriage
Today’s guest is Justine Carino, former JBP bride and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Being experienced in couple’s counseling, Justine shares with us the most important things to discuss with your hubby before you say “I Do!”
31:37
May 1, 2019
Episode Two: Meet Terrie
Meet Terrie- the other half of Janelle Brooke Photography. Hear all about her creative journey from her beginnings as a musician, falling in love with wedding photography, and finding the career of her dreams.
09:34
April 17, 2019
Episode One: Meet Janelle
Today is all about intros! Meet Janelle Brooke, one of the Co-Founders of Janelle Brooke Photography. Listen to Janelle tell her story from her beginnings as a musical theater actress, starting JBP at her parents' dining room table and watching it flourish into a successful wedding & family photography business in under 10 years. 
14:10
April 10, 2019