Episode 45

How to Confidently Slay the Day as a Bride While Being Authentically You - with Dorian Johnson of the Bridal Architect

Hello and welcome to the show -the the weekly wedding planning podcast where you are set up for planning success, and aren't overwhelmed by planning stress. Here, you'll find the right tools and information so you can make the most informed decisions about your wedding day without second guessing if you did something right or wrong, saving you time, money and aggravation.

This is show number 45 and today we're discussing ways in which media and diet culture strip away your confidence and remove you from your authentic self. My guest shares ways you can confidently slay the day while staying true to yourself.

We discuss...

  • How little steps lead to big gains in confidence
  • The role fitness plays in increasing your confidence
  • How the lack of diversity in the wedding industry is stripping you of your confidence
  • How to confidently step into their role as a bride or groom even if they don't see themselves represented fully in mainstream media
  • so much more...

To learn more about Dorian and how you can work with him, you can find him on:

Instagram

or on his website

Dorian also wrote an INCREDIBLE article for Green Wedding Shoes on diversity in the wedding industry which you can read here. He is also a Girls Gone Strong (GGS) certified coach. GGS is a women-specific health and fitness program

Before we conclude...have you ever thought about live-streaming your wedding? It's SUPER easy to do using devices you already own and I've partnered with Lovestream to bring you a special discount code (WEDCONNECTHV10) to save you 10% off any package you purchase. To learn more about live-streaming, listen to episode 41 here

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

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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!