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Ellwed Talks / Destination Wedding in Greece

Ellwed Talks / Destination Wedding in Greece

By Ellwed
Welcome to Ellwed Talks! The first podcast about your destination wedding in Greece, brought to you by the editor of Ellwed Magazine. Join Sanya and guests in learning and discussing all about weddings and Greek Culture! Through the series of interviews and talks, you will be able to get to know your suppliers and wedding pros! This podcast is for all brides and vendors who are planning a destination wedding in Greece. By sharing our insider knowledge, we will answer your questions and guide you through this process of planning your special day in Greece. Find out more at ellwed.com/podcast
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Ellwed Talks / Destination Wedding in Greece

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Ellwed Talks / Destination Wedding in Greece

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024 - Trends from the Editors - What Will be Popular in 2022 and Beyond with Brittny Drye
Trends from the Editors. What Will be Popular in 2022 and Beyond? Listen to this episode of Ellwed Talks Podcast, where we talk to Brittny Drye the Founder and Owner of Love Inc. Brittny is the founder and editor-in-chief of Love Inc., the leading equality-minded wedding blog and print publication. Her inclusive efforts have been celebrated by the New York Times, Forbes, The Advocate, OUT Magazine, Refinery29, NY Daily News, Cosmopolitan, and more. She is a founding editor of the Aisle Society and a member of the 2018-19 North American Advisory Board for the International Academy of Wedding & Events and in 2019 she was also the Knot Pro Educator. In this episode, you can get to know Brittny! We will talk about the Inclusive Wedding Market and Trends from the Editor’s point of view - What Will be Popular in 2022 and Beyond! Find Love Inc.: Website: http://loveincmag.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoveIncMag Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveincmag/ _______________________ Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding! ---------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: This episode is sponsored by Submit My Wedding Submit My Wedding is the first resource for engaged couples and newlyweds that walks them through the real wedding submission process. Submit My Wedding is the creation of wedding publicists OFD Consulting, who have submitted hundreds of real weddings to blogs and publications in the last decade. As a bonus, customers who purchase the real wedding submission bundle will be invited to ongoing office hours with the OFD publicity team. https://www.submitmywedding.com/ -----------------------------------------------------------------
45:11
October 26, 2021
023 - Marrying Design + Logistics with Your Planner to Bring Your Vision to Life with Gretchen Culver
Hello and Welcome to the third season of Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece! My name is Sanya, the founder of Ellwed magazine and I will be your host today. Join me in this new season where we talk with Gretchen Culver. Gretchen is the creative mind behind Minneapolis’ go-to design and planning firm, Rocket Science Events, but her business expertise don’t stop there. In 2020, she opened the doors to Minne Weddings, a brand that provides stylish and affordable micro-weddings, as a way to meet her clients’ evolving demands for small-but-significant celebrations. Her knack for identifying client pain points and solving problems has propelled Minne Weddings to the top of her market. Throughout her career, Gretchen’s community helped to lift her up for success and, with gratitude for the support, she remains committed to serving those around her. With almost two decades in the industry, Gretchen has learned countless lessons as an event entrepreneur and is dedicated to sharing those insights with event pros that are still early in their journey. Her affinity for empowering female entrepreneurs led her to launch Culver Creative, where she provides coaching and consulting services for creative professionals. She also serves as a Sage Coach for Be Sage Consulting, with a special focus on small weddings as a sustainable revenue stream. Named one of the “30 Under 40 to Watch” by Special Events and recognized as a top planner by BRIDES and Martha Stewart Weddings, Gretchen’s award-winning work has been featured in magazines, online, and on television. Find Gretchen:  Website: http://www.rocketscience.events/ https://weddingindustryspeakers.com/speaker/gretchen-culver/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rocketsciencewe Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rocketscience.events/ ---------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: This episode is sponsored by Submit My Wedding Submit My Wedding is the first resource for engaged couples and newlyweds that walks them through the real wedding submission process. Submit My Wedding is the creation of wedding publicists OFD Consulting, who have submitted hundreds of real weddings to blogs and publications in the last decade. As a bonus, customers who purchase the real wedding submission bundle will be invited to ongoing office hours with the OFD publicity team. https://www.submitmywedding.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding!
58:09
September 22, 2021
022 - How to use TikTok for planning your wedding with Rebecca Carpenter Photography
Join me in this new episode of Ellwed Talks with Rebecca Carpenter on how to use TikTok for planning your wedding Awarded one of the top 50 UK Wedding Photographers by Professional Photo Magazine, Rebecca prides herself on being one of the most personable, friendly and fun-loving wedding photographers around. Over the past couple of years, Rebecca has established herself as an expert in the business, mentoring fellow photographers and sharing her knowledge through various products, courses and masterclasses available in her online shop. Rebecca is a UK and destination wedding photographer who specialises in beautiful, romantic, editorial style wedding photography. With the background in fashion blogging, she is well versed in social media and content creation for her brand, whit hints of their everyday life. As a new #momboss, she is finding balance between motherhood, mentoring, travel and her photography business. In this episode you can get to know Rebecca and her story which led her to become a destination photographer. Her experience from the Santorini shoot, the advice she has for all visiting or getting married in Santorini and of course How to use TikTok for planning your wedding for brides and pros! Find Rebecca: @carpenterrific on TikTok @rebeccacarpenterphotography on Instagram  www.rebeccacarpenterphotography.com _______________________ SPONSOR:  It’s time to write your new story with Alchiemia. A curated Portfolio Building Workshop for destination wedding Photographers and Cinematographers. Curated by Kiss from Fleur, you will be able to capture real emotional story of romance, high-end fashion and bespoke Greece. Connect with like-minded creatives and discover the secret and raw Hellenic luxuries. Revive and enhance your brand with new conceptualised editorials at Alchimeia, the journey of changing one’s mind, heart or way of life. To join or find out more, go to alchimeiaworkshop.com  _______________________ Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding!
40:37
May 7, 2021
021 - About The Hard Truths of Setting a Wedding Budget with Leah Weinberg
Join me in this new episode where we talk with Leah Weinberg About The Hard Truths of Setting a Wedding Budget Leah Weinberg is the Owner & Creative Director of New York City-based wedding planning company Color Pop Events and author of the newly published book, The Wedding Roller Coaster. Celebrating seven years of business, Leah continues to leverage the organization skills, calm communication style, and ability to multi-task she initially developed as a commercial real estate lawyer in her previous career. Her colorful work and party planning tips have been published online and in print with Vogue, the New York Times, People, CNBC, Bravo, Martha Stewart, and The Knot, among others. Recently, Leah has been recognized as a 20 on the Rise winner by Honeybook and the Rising Tide Society, one of the 25 Young Event Pros to Watch by Special Events Magazine, and one of BizBash's Top 500 Event Pros in the US. A WeddingPro Educator with The Knot + WeddingWire since 2020, Leah travels throughout the country sharing insight with her peers regionally, as well as at national conferences such as ALT Summit, NACE Experience, and The Special Event. In this episode you can meet Leah and find out her career path and why she decided to write The Wedding Roller Coaster book. We dive deep into all important things on your wedding budget and where to even start!  Stick to the end and hear Leah’s advice! Get in touch with Leah:   Leah@colorpopevents.com www.colorpopevents.com I am @colorpopevents on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578883015?psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&ref_=chk_typ_imgToDp __________________________________________________________________ This episode is sponsored by Submit My Wedding Submit My Wedding is the first resource for engaged couples and newlyweds that walks them through the real wedding submission process. Submit My Wedding is the creation of wedding publicists OFD Consulting, who have submitted hundreds of real weddings to blogs and publications in the last decade. As a bonus, customers who purchase the real wedding submission bundle will be invited to ongoing office hours with the OFD publicity team. https://www.submitmywedding.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding!
33:20
April 7, 2021
020 - Planning Your Destination Wedding During Covid-19 in 2021/22 with RockPaperScissors Events
Join me in this new episode where we talk with Helena and Paraskevi from Rock Paper Scissors Events Helena and Paraskevi are the owners and driving force of their pride and passion, RockPaperScissors Events. A destination-planning agency, creating memorable experiences, boutique weddings and materializing event concepts since 2011! Their mission is to create meaningful lifetime memories for all their clients. With their long lasting experience they understand the intricacies of all types of events. From a corporate holiday party in the city, a business incentive trip or a beautiful ceremony on a Greek island. They believe that all types of combinations are possible, and nothing is too difficult! Is your wish to infuse traditional with modern or laid back with black tie for instance? Their trusted vendors will follow your vision for a bespoke experience. Their events are made for clients who understand entertaining, when done with intention, is an art form. Helena and Paraskevi fully embrace all forms of love! Culture and religion have no preconceptions and they take nothing for granted. Creating a bond with their clientele, sharing ideas, preferences, goals, priorities and forming recommendations is a vital part of their process. Featured in numerous blogs and magazines, in 2020 RockPaperScissors Events was voted by their peers in the industry as one of the best wedding planners in Greece. In this episode we will be talking about planning your destination wedding during Covid in 2021/22. You can meet Helena and Paraskevi, listen to their story and see what they are all about! Stick to the end and get all the valuable first hand advice for your wedding in Greece! Find RockPaperScissors Events: https://rpsevents.gr/ https://www.facebook.com/RockPaperScissorsEvents https://www.instagram.com/rockpaperscissorsevents/ _______________________ Thanks to Happily Ever Expo for sponsoring this episode. Despite all we had to overcome this year, I am most excited about the fact that we are living in the digital era when even the wedding expos are going virtual! Now you can literally join any Online Virtual Expo from around the world! Isn’t that exciting! And if you are a wedding pro, head over to Happily Ever Education, a virtual workshop for wedding professionals and learn from amazing experts from the industry! I will be teaching you all about submitting and getting featured and the mistakes I see as the editor to avoid! Get all the insider knowledge from me and many other experts and join with the code ELLWED21 for 21% off, as a symbol of continuing to move forward with 2021! Happily Ever Education will be available for only one month beginning on March 28th 2021! Sign up now! Go to happilyeverexpo.com that's happilyeverexpo.com ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding!
48:52
March 29, 2021
019 - A Guide to Intimate Eco-conscious Destination Weddings with Opi Kaur
In this episode of Ellwed Talks we talk about Intimate Eco-conscious Destination Weddings with Opi Kaur of Open the Door Events. This topic is very dear to my heart as I am a strong believer in minimizing our footprint wherever we can. I am glad to have this chant with Opi, the founder of Open the Door Events, a sustainable event designer based in Andalusia, Spain. Open the Door was founded in late 2014. Opi finds that her long lasting experience from other sectors like travelling, books, nature and people in her life are the important pillars of her brand. She creates intimate events in harmony with nature. Although, her style is laid-back, there is an effortless elegance that ties her work together. Every detail and vendor that goes into designing an eco-conscious wedding is thoughtfully considered to ensure their ethos of bringing stunning eco conscious events to life, is being honoured. They have been featured on international wedding blogs on numerous occasions such as: Green Wedding Shoes, Junebug Weddings, Bridal Musings, Rock my Wedding, Nouba, Martha Stewart, Together Journal, Festival Brides, White magazine and in 2020 they were also interviewed by Vogue on eco conscious weddings. In this episode we get to know Opi and her story of becoming a sustainable event designer. She will explain what it means to haven an eco-conscious wedding and where to start, in this guide to Intimate eco-conscious destination weddings. Find Opi of Open the Door Events:  WEBSITE www.openthedoorevents.net INSTAGRAM @openthedoorevents ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding!
45:48
February 15, 2021
018 - Things Everyone Forgets to Plan for Their Wedding Day with Renée Dalo
Welcome to the new season of Ellwed Talks! Join me in this new episode where we talk with Renée Dalo Among others, Renée is a Destination Wedding Planner and Designer of Moxie Bright Events Her background in professional musical theatre and fine-dining hospitality sets her apart from other planners in that she really plans for the whole event. - not only how it looks, but also how it feels. She focuses on the full guest experience as well. With over 12 years of experience under her belt, Renée turned her knowledge towards the advancement of the industry as a whole and launched her top-notch educational resources for event pros. In addition to her self-guided Wedding Management e-course, she is also the founder and host of the popular B2B podcast, Talk With Renée Dalo. Renée is a fan favorite on the speaker circuit, taking the stage at national and international conferences across the country, including Alt Summit, Wedding MBA, and Creative at Heart, among others. She is recognized across the industry, having earned a coveted spot on Honeybook’s 20 On The Rise list, and she contributes frequently to industry publications. She currently serves as the President of WIPA Southern California and has also held leadership roles in The Association of Bridal Consultants and The Rising Tide Society. In this episode you can get to know Renée and Her story. We dive deep into wedding planning and Things Everyone Forgets to Plan for their Wedding Day. Renée shares lots of valuable advice from her personal and professional experiences as a wedding planner! Find Renée: http://www.moxiebrightevents.com/ https://www.instagram.com/moxiebrightevents/ https://www.facebook.com/moxiebrightevent ---------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: This episode is sponsored by Submit My Wedding Submit My Wedding is the first resource for engaged couples and newlyweds that walks them through the real wedding submission process. Submit My Wedding is the creation of wedding publicists OFD Consulting, who have submitted hundreds of real weddings to blogs and publications in the last decade. As a bonus, customers who purchase the real wedding submission bundle will be invited to ongoing office hours with the OFD publicity team. https://www.submitmywedding.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding!
53:12
January 25, 2021
017 - Ellwed Talks with Greek Storytellers about Capturing Couple's True Emotions
Ellwed Talks with Dimos of Your White Moments about importance of true storytelling. Dimos is one part of Your White Moments. Together with Yiannis they are full-time wedding photographers and cinematographers, an up-and-coming brand based in the Northern Greece. As storytellers their main goal is to capture couple's special moments exactly the way they happened. In this way they achieve authentic look that fits to each couple. They believe that every story, every couple and every wedding is unique. They have been working in the fields of photography and cinematography for over 10 years. They created their new brand Your White Moments, which reflects their ideology, because they strongly believe that their images and films should always express couple's personalities and not their own ambitions. Your White Moments was featured in many online magazines such as Beloved Stories, Wedding Elopements, Bride Vogue, Together Journal and many more. In this episode we talk about their journey and how they approach each couple in order to achieve the best and always unique result. Stick to the end and find out the advice Dimos shares with all the brides looking to get married in Greece! You can get in touch with Your White Moments here:  www.yourwhitemoments.com https://www.instagram.com/yourwhitemoments/ ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding! ------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode is sponsored by ALCHIMEIA  portfolio building workshop retreat at Dexamens Seaside Hotel for all cinematographers and photographers who need to revive their portfolios and add luxury Greece to the list of their destinations. If you are a pro, join us!   And now let's get started!
33:12
January 6, 2021
016 - How Planning, Coordination & Event Management Can Help Creating a Seamless Wedding Day with Renée Sabo
In this episode of Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece! join Sanya, the founder of Ellwed magazine in this new episode where we talk with Renée Sabo Renée is a Boston based destination wedding planner. She is the owner and lead wedding consultant of Urban Soirée, an award-winning company delivering elevated and romantic celebrations through full-service wedding planning and design for couples on the East Coast and destinations worldwide. Urban Soirée® has earned numerous accolades, including being named as the Best of Boston® 2020 - Best IRL Wedding Planner by Boston Magazine. Renée was also recognized as ILEA Boston’s Top Planner in 2019 and has ranked in WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards for three consecutive years since opening her doors. Among others, she’s also a Podcast Host of *The Confetti Hour for wedding professionals and President of INTERNATIONAL LIVE EVENTS ASSOCIATION of BOSTON In her spare time, you can often find her sipping on bubbly & oysters with friends, exploring the charm of New England, or traveling to far-flung destinations seeking out new cultures and design inspirations. In this episode, you can get to know Renée and her story! We dive deep in Planning, Coordination, Design and Event Management and How These Steps can help you create a Seamless Wedding Day. Find Renée Website - www.urban-soiree.com Facebook - Urban-Soiree / theconfettihour Instagram - urban_soiree / theconfettihour Pinterest - urbansoireebos ---------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: This episode is sponsored by Submit My Wedding Submit My Wedding is the first resource for engaged couples and newlyweds that walks them through the real wedding submission process. Submit My Wedding is the creation of wedding publicists OFD Consulting, who have submitted hundreds of real weddings to blogs and publications in the last decade. As a bonus, customers who purchase the real wedding submission bundle will be invited to ongoing office hours with the OFD publicity team. https://www.submitmywedding.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding!
49:51
December 20, 2020
015 - Ellwed Talks with Stationery Designer Jordan of A Good Day About Branding for Your Wedding Day
In this new episode, we talk with Jordan Kentris About Branding for Your Wedding  Jordan is the founder and owner of A Good Day, a boutique design firm that creates one-of-a-kind stationery, establishing unique brands for each and every event. A user experience (UX) designer, Jordan regularly works with creatives on digital projects to ensure they are capturing their brand's essence. He loves utilizing unconventional materials because he believes that touch can play a key role in a guest’s experience. Jordan has been designing stationery for almost 6 years and has been in the advertising space for over 13, working with major brands like Pepsi, Visa, Toyota, and Mercedes. His wedding designs have been featured in Ruffled, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, WedLuxe and many more. In this episode, meet Jordan and learn all about branding for your wedding day! Stick to the end to hear his experience with a big Greek destination wedding and his advice for your wedding in Greece! You can find Jordan:  Website - https://www.agooddayinc.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/agooddayinc Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/agooddayinc/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/agooddayinc/_created/ ---------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR:  This episode is sponsored by Submit My Wedding Submit My Wedding is the first resource for engaged couples and newlyweds that walks them through the real wedding submission process. Submit My Wedding is the creation of wedding publicists OFD Consulting, who have submitted hundreds of real weddings to blogs and publications in the last decade. As a bonus, customers who purchase the real wedding submission bundle will be invited to ongoing office hours with the OFD publicity team. https://www.submitmywedding.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding!
48:34
November 27, 2020
014 - Ellwed Talks with Anthi of MIXMIX Sound and Light About the Importance of Good Sound and Lighting at Your Wedding
In this episode of Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece, we talk with Anthi Moraloglou Anthi is one part of “Husband and wife” family run business MIXMIX Sound and Light. A company that rents sound and light equipment for all kinds of events. Their company follows all the latest trends in technology when it comes to their equipment in order to make sure to provide everything needed for an excellent outcome. They both love getting to know the couples that they work with, to understand their wedding party wishes and making their dream come true. Anthi started her career in the retail industry where she developed a customer-centric approach at everything that she does. Owning her own store for more than 10 years has made her an extremely organised person with an eye for details. This experience has proven to be been very helpful in her new career path with approaching the bride-to-be and helping with details in organising their perfect wedding reception. In this episode you can get to know Anthi of MIXMIX Sound and Light and why you should consider hiring a sound and light expert for your wedding! Stick to the end and find out how important is to have a well-balanced sound and light which can make or break your event! Find MIXMIX Sound and Light:  www.mixmix.gr https://www.facebook.com/mixmix.sound.light.planning/ https://www.instagram.com/mixmix_sound_and_light/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCphazr8SXF5vbp25urDdpzw?disable_polymer=true ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding!
38:37
November 12, 2020
013 - Ellwed Talks with Sarah Hatjipavlis Wedding Celebrant of Grecian Ceremonies
Welcome to the new episode of Ellwed Talks where we dive into destination wedding planning with Sarah Hatjipavlis. A wedding Celebrant of Grecian Ceremonies Like from a movie Sheryl Valentine, Sarah came to Greece for her holidays and never left! Here, she created a life for herself and her family. After many years of working in different sectors, she started in the wedding industry as a wedding celebrant, travelling all over Greece. In this episode you can get to know Sarah, her work and her story. We touch on some important things which are part of your wedding planning process. We also talk about the ultimate guide on how to get married in Greece, which she prepared for us. And we hope it will help you plan your dream wedding!  You can find the full guide on our Ellwed blog. https://ellwed.com/the-ultimate-guide-on-how-to-get-married-in-greece/ You can find Sarah:  www.grecianceremonies.gr www.facebook.com/grecianceremonies/ www.instagram.com/grecianceremonies/ www.pinterest.com/Grecianceremonies/ www.youtube.com/channel/UCUR_3axVTbvKWe4d3P9EJ9Q ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding! Now, let’s get started!
46:16
October 26, 2020
012 - Ellwed Talks with Meghan Ely Wedding PR Publicist and Expert Speaker from OFD Consulting
Hello and Welcome to Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece! My name is Sanya, the founder of Ellwed magazine and I will be your host today. Join me in this new episode where we talk with Meghan Ely from OFD Consulting Meghan is an Award-winning Wedding Publicist and Wedding Industry Speaker She comes from the PR and Marketing world, but after her experience in the event industry, she became an expert on everything which has to do with weddings and events. As a director of events and a day-of coordinator, Meghan created mutually beneficial relationships with local and international vendors. That is when she started focusing on her niche of the wedding publicist and PR manager. She started her own brand OFD Consulting, a niche marketing group, offering specific and comprehensive services to small businesses specializing in the wedding industry. As the national Vice-President for the Wedding International Professionals Association and the 2017 chair of the NACE conference education committee, Meghan is a sought-after speaker and educator. Featured on many podcasts, summits, congresses and workshops such as Engage, Wedding MBA, WIPA and many more. Her articles were featured in multiple local and international publications from Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings Harper’s Bazaar, The Knot, The Huffington Post and so on. Among other, she is a WeddingWire Education Expert as well as a regular contributor to Wedding Planner Magazine, Wedding Business Magazine, The International Trend Report, Honeybook, Catersource and SpecialEvents.com. In this episode, we dive deep into Meghan’s story and her beginnings. We talk about what is trending in the world of weddings, why you should submit your wedding or styled shoot for publication and how she can help you do this! Stick to the end to hear her advice for all brides to be! You can find Meghan  https://ofdconsulting.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ofdconsulting/ Find the Submission guides here:  https://www.submitmywedding.com/ Download the International Wedding Trend Report https://www.weddingacademyglobal.com/trend-report/ ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding! ------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode is sponsored by ALCHIMEIA  portfolio building workshop retreat at Dexamens Seaside Hotel for all cinematographers and photographers who need to revive their portfolios and add luxury Greece to the list of their destinations. If you are a pro, join us!  
58:23
September 25, 2020
011 - Ellwed Talks with Anna Jill a Boutique Wedding Stylist and Planner of Kiss from Fleur
Welcome to Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece! My name is Sanya, the founder of Ellwed magazine and I will be your host today. Join me in this new episode where we talk with Anna-Jill of Kiss from Fleur Coming from the Fashion world with love for weddings and romance, Anna brings a unique style and vision of each event or project she undertakes. Her work is appreciated by many professionals from wedding and fashion industry. From designing styled shoots and lookbooks for bridal designers to full brand styling, and wedding planning. Anna understands the importance of preserving the essence throughout any creative project. Her shoots and weddings were featured in many magazines and blogs such as Brides, Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Lane, White Mag, Style Me Pretty, Ellwed and many more. She strives to deliver the utmost quality to any project she takes on to ensure the best possible outcome. As a trend setter, her vision and sense of style is fashion led with the subtle hints of love and romance. In this interview you can meet Anna, and get to know her vision behind her projects. Stick to the end to learn some things you did not know about her and what she thinks is important and coming up after this pandemic! Find Anna at  https://www.instagram.com/kissfromfleur https://www.kissfromfleur.de See more about Alchimeia Workshop https://www.kissfromfleur.de/alchimeia https://www.kissfromfleur.de/investment ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding! ------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode is sponsored by ALCHIMEIA  portfolio building workshop retreat at Dexamens Seaside Hotel for all cinematographers and photographers who need to revive their portfolios and add luxury Greece to the list of their destinations. If you are a pro, join us!  
42:41
September 3, 2020
010 - Ellwed Talks with Valentina Ring an Elopement Planner of The Stars Inside
You are listening to Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece! My name is Sanya, the founder of Ellwed magazine and I will be your host today. Join me in this new episode where we talk with Valentina Ring of The Stars Inside Valentina is a Destination Wedding Planner and stylist based in London who loves working with couples all over the world! She offers a comprehensive, international planning and design service, specialising in soulful elopements and unique, distinctive, intimate weddings. Celebrations that feel like home, no matter the size. She prides herself in curating experiences that are heartfelt and authentic, where every detail is considered. She is just as confident supporting couples with the logistical problem solving side as with their creative design which gives her a very comprehensive and holistic approach to wedding planning. Valentina is a strong believer in creating meaningful experiences, but also encourages her brides and grooms to be playful and to think outside the box in ways that are most personal to them. She was featured in many of the world’s best wedding blogs, and even more excitingly, had her work published in print as well. She has contributed many expert advice pieces or expert opinion posts to many blogs and magazines. But mostly, Valentia wants to continue growing her brand while connecting with talented suppliers worldwide. In this episode you can meet Valentina where she shares her unique inspirational story with us and what led her to become a destination wedding planner! We will also talk about Destination Weddings & Planning Tips for all couples. Find Valentina https://thestarsinside.com  https://thestarsinside.com/podcast https://www.instagram.com/thestarsinside https://www.facebook.com/thestarsinside https://www.pinterest.co.uk/thestarsinside ____________________________ Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding! ------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode is sponsored by ALCHIMEIA  portfolio building workshop retreat at Dexamens Seaside Hotel for all cinematographers and photographers who need to revive their portfolios and add luxury Greece to the list of their destinations. If you are a pro, join us!  
49:38
July 30, 2020
009 - Ellwed Talks with Jaclyn a Real Bride from USA who Planned her Destination Wedding Week in Greece
Welcome to the new episode of Ellwed Talks this time with a real bride from the USA, Jaclyn Trahanas, where we talk about her destination wedding week in Greece. Jaclyn will share her destination planning experience from overseas! Learn all about this Greek American wedding that happened on the island of Skyros and why there! Find out all about the wedding week this couple decided to organize for their guests and all the special Greek, American, old and new traditions for good luck that they decided to implement. In this episode you will learn about their wedding parties, dinners, activities, and special moments. Such as the father daughter first look, arrival of the couple on a boat and how a Greek singer Dimitris Basis sent a special note to the groom, who is one of his biggest fans! This bride went over and beyond to make this wedding week the most memorable for their guests, and she is sharing it all with us on Ellwed Talks! Stick to the end and hear her tips and what really helped her to plan her destination wedding in Greece all the way from New York! See their wedding website: https://jaclyntrahanas.wixsite.com/mysite Wedding Week Teaser  https://vimeo.com/359740829 Wedding Day Video  https://vimeo.com/362480030 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding! ------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode is sponsored by Dexamens Seaside Hotel Escape to the edges of Peloponnese and discover Dexamenes. A luxury seaside resort by the Ionian coast offering a boutique venue experience. Few minutes from the famous mythological Ancient Olympia, this post-war winery, was transformed into a barefoot luxury Eco-conscious resort on one of the most unspoiled stretches of coastline in the western Peloponnese. Have you ever stayed in a wine tank? Visit dexamenes.com or call +30 697 252 1806 If you are a pro, join us!  
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July 16, 2020
008 - Ellwed Talks with Dimitra Grigorea Teacher and Planner of The Event Operator
Welcome to Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece! My name is Sanya, the founder of Ellwed magazine and I will be your host today. Join me in this new episode where we talk with Dimitra Grigorea Dimitra is an event planner at DplanV and the founder of The Event Operator, a B2B service for event planners. She is also a teacher of event management for Hospitality & Tourism Masters degree at the Metropolitan College in Athens. She lives between London and Athens and she started her career in production management in the arts and theatre industry. The curiosity led her to the hospitality and tourism where she fell in love with the world of weddings and events. Her articles on the current situation were published on many local news sites and her interview in Ellwed issue No.12! Meet Dimitra in this episode and learn all about wedding and event planning and how she can help at your event! We also talk about the current situation in Greece. Stick to the end to get some of the best advice on how to start planning! Find Dimitra at  https://www.theventoperator.com/ @the_event_operator or  https://deplanv.com/ ____________________________ Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding! ------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode is sponsored by ALCHIMEIA at Dexamens Seaside Hotel  If you are a pro, join us!   We are excited to invite you to ALCHIMEIA, our first curated Portfolio Building Workshop for destination wedding Photographers and Cinematographers. Curated by Kiss from Fleur, you will be able to capture real emotional story of romance, high-end fashion and bespoke Greece. Let's connect on this ultimate Portfolio Building Retreat with like-minded creatives and discover the secret luxuries of Peloponnese together, You will be able to revive and enhance your brand with your new conceptualised editorials. It’s time to write your new story! So, join us at ALCHIMEIA, the journey of changing one’s mind, heart or way of life, this October 14-16, at Dexamenes seaside hotel in Greece! Find our more at bit.ly/ALCHIMEIA or contact anna @ kissfromfleur.de
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June 30, 2020
007 - Ellwed Talks with Claire Salisbury Wedding Planner of Lefkas Weddings
Join me in this new episode where we talk with Claire Salisbury the Wedding planner and owner of Lefkas Weddings. Claire has been working in Greece for over ten years. Starting in the tourism industry where she worked for luxury Tour Operators like Greek Island Club and Travelux. Before starting her own wedding planning business in Greece, she also got some experience in women’s fashion and styling while living in the UK. She specialises on planning destination weddings on the Ionian coast. She offers in depth knowledge of locations where she lived and worked. That is how, she can really suggest the most suitable places for each couple based on their wishes and can incorporate the location details they would love. Her styled shoots were featured in Wedding Ideas Magazine and in various wedding blogs as well as on the cover of Ellwed magazine. In this episode we talk all about the different wedding ceremonies that are possible in Greece, the paperwork required and the rise of surprise destination proposals in Greece! Tune in, meet Claire and find it all out in this episode! Find Claire: www.lefkasweddings.com IG @lefkasweddings ____________________________ Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag Share this episode on your social media channels and help future brides with planning their destination wedding!  ------------------------------------------------------------------- This episode is sponsored by Dexamens Seaside Hotel Escape to the edges of Peloponnese and discover Dexamenes. A luxury seaside resort by the Ionian coast offering a boutique venue experience. Few minutes from the famous mythological Ancient Olympia, this post-war winery, was transformed into a barefoot luxury Eco-conscious resort on one of the most unspoiled stretches of coastline in the western Peloponnese. Have you ever stayed in a wine tank? Visit dexamenes.com or call +30 697 252 1806 If you are a pro, join us!  
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June 17, 2020
005 - Ellwed Talks with Alexis, the Real #CoronaBride form Australia Planning her Destination Wedding
Find out how Covid-19 affected Alexis and Gabriel's wedding in Greece and how this bride handled the situation! Welcome to yet another episode of Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece! My name is Sanya, the founder of Ellwed magazine and I will be your host today. Join me in today’s interview with a real bride from Australia who is planning her wedding week in Greece on her own during the Covid-19 crisis! Alexis and Gabriel also endured the consequences of this global pandemic, which has affected the whole world! But most of all, destination weddings and events industry! By now however, thing might be moving forward after the coronavirus impact in your country or not! Greece is currently preparing to open the summer season to few select countries, but things are not over yet. Therefore, we spoke to our gorgeous bride Alexis, who had to deal with the postponement of her own wedding as well! And I am so excited to that she is sharing her amazing story with us! In this episode, Alexis will share with us her tips about how and why she planned their destination wedding in Greece by herself all the way from Australia and why the postponement to the next year was the best decision for them! So let’s get started! The Wedding Website: https://www.alexisgabriel.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------ Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Leave us a voice message at Anchor.fm/ellwed Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag
53:36
June 1, 2020
Ellwed Talks with Irene Kyranis International Chanel Makeup and Beauty Expert Offering Diversity #4
Welcome to Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece!  Join me in today’s interview with Irene Kyranis, a Professional Makeup Artist & Bridal Expert offering on-site luxury bridal services for destination weddings in Greece and beyond. Irene has been creating makeup magic for over 18 years. She has successfully established herself as an international destination wedding makeup artist and bridal expert with her client list spanning through Europe and North America. She offers luxury customized bridal services for all ethnicities from the Exotic Maldives to the jet set Greek islands. With over 500 weddings under her belt she continues to deliver first class results. Being Greek/Canadian, with extensive experience working and living in a multi-cultural country such as Canada, has provided her with the knowledge to perfect her craft when it comes to brides of different ethnicities. Her path led her to work for many leading luxury brands and her high-level professionalism and success, resulted in the opportunity to work with celebrated fashion designers such as Zac Posen, & Oscar de la Renta, just to name a few. Recruited by Chanel while working for Charlotte Tilbury London, in Toronto, Irene specializes in offering brides of colour the confidence to feel that they are in the best hands when it comes to their bridal makeup. Her niche as a makeup artist for destination weddings in Greece is embracing diversity, which we will be covering in this podcast. So let’s hear Irene’s advice and her story. In this episode we talk with Irene about makeup for different skin tones and all about weddings in Greece!  Find Irene:  irenekyranis.com instagram.com/bridalmakeupgreece -------------------------------------------------------------- This episode is sponsored by Dexamens Seaside Hotel Escape to the edges of Peloponnese and discover Dexamenes. A luxury seaside resort by the Ionian coast offering a boutique venue experience. Few minutes from the famous mythological Ancient Olympia, this post-war winery, was transformed into a barefoot luxury Eco-conscious resort on one of the most unspoiled stretches of coastline in the western Peloponnese. Have you ever stayed in a wine tank? Visit dexamenes.com or call +30 697 252 1806 If you are a pro, join us!   We are excited to invite you to ALCHIMEIA, our first curated Portfolio Building Workshop for destination wedding Photographers and Cinematographers. Curated by Kiss from Fleur, you will be able to capture real emotional story of romance, high-end fashion and bespoke Greece. Let's connect on this ultimate Portfolio Building Retreat with like-minded creatives and discover the secret luxuries of Peloponnese together, You will be able to revive and enhance your brand with your new conceptualised editorials. It’s time to write your new story! So, join us at ALCHIMEIA, the journey of changing one’s mind, heart or way of life, this October 14-16, at Dexamenes seaside hotel in Greece! Find our more at bit.ly/ALCHIMEIA or contact anna @ kissfromfleur.de ------------------------------------------------------------ Read more on ellwed.com/podcast Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Leave us a voice message at Anchor.fm/ellwed Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag
48:60
May 24, 2020
Ellwed Talks with Elizabeth Cass-Kanti a Wedding Celebrant from Greece #3
Welcome to Ellwed Talks – the first podcast about destination weddings in Greece!   Join me in today’s interview with Elizabeth Cass-Kanti, a Wedding Celebrant who writes, creates and performs wedding ceremonies for couples all over Greece. Originally from the UK, Elisabeth found her passion as a wedding celebrant after working in tourism and property management on the island of Rhodes where she lives today. In 2015 her life path led her to meet a friend who introduced her to this career, where Elisabeth trained with the fellowship of professional celebrants. With over 5 years of experience in working as a Celebrant and conducting wedding ceremonies all over Greece, she considers each one of her wedding ceremonies a unique accomplishment in itself! In addition to that Elisabeth prides herself to have a ninja like ability to really ‘get’ the couple, what makes them tick as a couple and more importantly, what makes them firmly believe that they will continue in the absolute knowing that they are ‘right’ for each other. She loves to incorporate Greek wedding traditions in a secular way into the ceremonies. She especially enjoys working with multicultural couples as there are always so many cultural and symbolic elements to explore and potentially weave into the ceremony.  In this episode we talk about those traditions, tips on best locations and what a celebrant can do for your wedding in Greece! Let’s get started! Get in touch  Elisabeth Website: www.weddingcelebrantgreece.com  instagram.com/weddingcelebrantingreece  facebook.com/weddingcelebrantgreece  -------------------------------------------------------------- This episode is sponsored by Dexamens Seaside Hotel  Escape to the edges of Peloponnese and discover Dexamenes. A luxury seaside resort by the Ionian coast offering a boutique venue experience. Few minutes from the famous mythological Ancient Olympia, this post-war winery, was transformed into a barefoot luxury Eco-conscious resort on one of the most unspoiled stretches of coastline in the western Peloponnese. Have you ever stayed in a wine tank? Visit dexamenes.com or call +30 697 252 1806  If you are a pro, join us!   We are excited to invite you to ALCHIMEIA, our first curated Portfolio Building Workshop for destination wedding Photographers and Cinematographers. Curated by Kiss from Fleur, you will be able to capture real emotional story of romance, high-end fashion and bespoke Greece. Let's connect on this ultimate Portfolio Building Retreat with like-minded creatives and discover the secret luxuries of Peloponnese together, You will be able to revive and enhance your brand with your new conceptualised editorials. It’s time to write your new story! So, join us at ALCHIMEIA, the journey of changing one’s mind, heart or way of life, this October 14-16, at Dexamenes seaside hotel in Greece! Find our more at bit.ly/ALCHIMEIA or contact anna @ kissfromfleur.de  ------------------------------------------------------------ Read more on ellwed.com/podcast   Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine   Leave us a voice message at Anchor.fm/ellwed   Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag
56:23
May 18, 2020
Ellwed Talks with Anna Wilson of Greek Dream Planners about Planning your Wedding in Greece #2
Join me, the founder of Ellwed in this new episode where we talk with Anna Wilson from Greek Dream Planners. Anna is a Greek destination wedding planner, living in the UK with over 15 years of experience in the Tourism and Event planning industry all over Greece.  She got her diploma in wedding planning in 2015 and since her weddings have been featured in many magazines such as BRIDES, DESTINATION WEDDING & HONEYMOON, PERFECT WEDDING, ULTIMATE WEDDING magazine and also ELLWED. As well as wedding blogs such as LA BRIDE Australia, Confetti, UKWPA and many more.  Anna takes a “less is more” approach to planning her couple’s weddings, making sure the priority is them two and their love for each other, creating an unforgettable event for them and their loved ones. She loves to create effortlessly stylish, elegant, celebrations that truly represent each couple. She embodies the joy and happiness that she sees in her couples and creates a wedding day that is perfect and unique only to them. As cheesy as it may sounds, she loves to create for her couples the “happily ever after”.  In this episode, Anna will share some tips on helping out all busy brides from around the world to plan their dream minimalistic luxurious wedding in Greece.  Find Anna at greekdreamplanners.com  Facebook @greekdreamplanners  Instagram @greekdreamplanners  Destination Wedding Planning Workshop for Brides and inspiring Planners from Anna and Sanya  https://page.co/46E2R Check out Anna's course about how to Write Your Own Wedding Vows   Other business courses by Anna Wilson Greek Wedding Planner Course  12 Steps To Fully Booked & Unstoppable  Course for Greek Wedding Planners Read more on ellwed.com/podcast  Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine  Leave us a voice message at Anchor.fm/ellwed  Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag
38:44
May 4, 2020
Ellwed Talks with Kimon Destination Wedding Photographer / #01
Meet Kimon, destination wedding photographer in this episode of Ellwed Talks Kimon Kaketsis is a European based wedding, elopement and love photographer. Kimon is known for capturing sensational, emotional and truly authentic love images. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a Master of Arts in Communication & Cultural Theory. With over 10 years working as a freelance photograph, he gained lots of insider knowledge and experience and is sharing some with us! He is bases on Greek Islands but loves to travel and capturing couples all over the world.  Find out more about Kimon in this interview! I really excited so let’s get started! Find Kimon  kimonkaketsis.ca Instagram: @kimon We are excited to invite you to ALCHIMEIA, our first curated Portfolio Building Workshop for destination wedding Photographers and Cinematographers. Curated by Kiss from Fleur, you will be able to capture real emotional story of romance, high-end fashion and bespoke Greece. Let's connect on this ultimate Portfolio Building Retreat with like-minded creatives and discover the secret luxuries of Peloponnese together, You will be able to revive and enhance your brand with your new conceptualised editorials. It’s time to write your new story! So, join us at ALCHIMEIA, the journey of changing one’s mind, heart or way of life, this October 14-16th, at Dexamenes seaside hotel in Greece! Find our more at bit.ly/ALCHIMEIA or contact anna@kissfromfleur.de Read more on ellwed.com/podcast  Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Leave us a voice message at Anchor.fm/ellwed Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag
59:40
April 24, 2020
Ellwed Talks Intro
The introduction to Ellwed Talks podcast about Destination Weddings in Greece Kalimera from Greece! My name is Sanya and I am the founder and editor of Ellwed magazine! I will also be your host at Ellwed Talks. Join me, the founder and editor of Ellwed magazine, in learning and discussing all about weddings and Greek Culture. I wanted to share a little bit of my story before you dive into the Ellwed Talks podcast BTW I am really excited about this podcast and to be able to share with you all the stories from Greece! So, let me introduce myself in this first opening episode! You can find more information and how to become our guest on our website and all the episodes at ellwed.com/podcast  Get the Ellwed magazine at ellwed.com/magazine Leave us a voice message at Anchor.fm/ellwed Follow Ellwed on socials for instant stylish inspiration from Greece at @ellwedmag
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April 24, 2020
Welcome to Ellwed Talks
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April 24, 2020