Episode 7

Overcoming Negative Body Image to Gain Confidence in Your Wedding Dress - With Shafonne Myers of Pretty Pear Bride

Welcome to the Step-by-Step Wedding Prep Podcast - The weekly show where we teach you everything you need to know to plan your wedding like a pro! 

On today's episode, we have plus-size bridal expert, Shafonne Myers. She is the owner of Pretty Pear Bride, a plus-size bridal magazine; host of the Pretty Pear Life - a podcast for curvey, confident plus-size women; and a self-love and body positivity coach.

If you've ever looked in the mirror and see all your "imperfections" instead of your amazing, beautiful, self - this is the episode you need to listen to!

Shafonne and I discuss...

  • How to feel confident in your own skin and tips and strategies to help you do that
  • How your wedding dress can't mask these "imperfections"...you need to wear your dress, your dress doesn't wear you
  • The number one trigger that most brides don't know about that can send them into a self-hate spiral
  • How mirror work and ridding your environment of "toxic" triggers can lead to self-love
  • The comparison-itis trap so many brides fall victim to
  • So much more

I also ask Shafonne 5 Fun Questions at the end...learn about her interesting early career, the most amazing family dinners, and her ultimate goal -which she puts out in the universe on today's show.

To learn more about Shafonne and the Pretty Pear Bride, you can find her at:


IG @prettypearbride

FB @ Pretty Pear Bride

Podcast - Pretty Pear Life

As always, we'd love to hear from you

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Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

About the Podcast

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!