Get To Know Your Wedding Pro



A podcast focusing on wedding professionals around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Hear their stories and learn about why they joined the ever-growing and always fun wedding community!


  • Episode 141 (Jolly Sienda, Jolly Sienda Photography)

    16/06/2021 Duración: 43min

    Hear from Jolly Sienda of Jolly Sienda Photography. "Jolly is fascinated by people and their surroundings, whether on the streets of Seattle or the alleys of Delhi. Capturing the beauty of the natural world motivates her every day, whether shooting Dyes Inlet and the Olympic Mountains from the balcony of her home, crawling through the dusty maze of Antelope Canyon, or catching the perfect moment as the sun sets behind the windmills on Mykonos. Jolly’s passion for candid, spontaneous, romantic, and intimate portraiture truly comes out in her wedding photography. Be it a beach or ballroom, a woodland park or your home, Jolly works with you to tell your story."

  • Episode 140 (Andrea Parmalee, P5 Photography, LLC)

    26/05/2021 Duración: 45min

    Hear from Andrea Parmalee of P5 Photography, LLC. "We are a husband and wife team and have been providing wedding & portrait photography to our clients for over ten years. We strive to not only provide quality products, but also an unforgettable experience!"

  • Episode 139 (Mindy Ricks, FearfullyMade Makeup)

    12/05/2021 Duración: 38min

    Hear from Mindy Ricks, owner of FearfullyMade Makeup. "Boutique business owner, wife, mother and passionate worker! My goal isn’t to provide you with mediocre application when it comes to makeup. My goal is to give you an experience that will help you look and feel beautiful for your special event! I graduated from Vizio Makeup Academy so you can trust that I am an expert when it comes to skin care and makeup applications! You’re not getting someone from a big box store makeup counter, when you hire me you’re getting one on one experience, a personal consultant, personalized looks and more!"

  • Episode 138 (Sara and Cara, Seattle Tiny Wedding)

    28/04/2021 Duración: 45min

    Hear from Sara and Cara of Seattle Tiny Wedding. "A Micro wedding in the PNW. Seattle Tiny Weddings are the newest and most innovative way to get hitched. At a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional wedding you can focus on what’s most important. Leave behind all the hoop-la of a too big event and let the Wander Creative Team take over."

  • Episode 137 (Karin Webster, Blue Bonsai Printing)

    14/04/2021 Duración: 50min

    Hear from Karin Webster, owner of Blue Bonsai Printing. "Blue Bonsai Printing is a wedding stationery design company established in 2016 based in Woodburn, Oregon. From save the dates to invitations to thank you notes- I am with you every step of the way to create unique wedding stationery that conveys your vision for your wedding and shows your personality. Gasps of pleasure and "WOW!" factor is the goal- from you and from your guests."

  • Episode 136 (Lacey Larsen, Evergreen Weddings)

    24/03/2021 Duración: 56min

    Hear from Lacey Larsen, owner of Evergreen Weddings. "Planning and coordinating weddings was never my lifelong dream, but owning my own business was. At first it was a bakery, then a restaurant, then a piano studio, then a home decor boutique, and then I finally landed here. After planning & designing my own wedding, I was both utterly exhausted yet completely full of life, wanting to do it all over again [with the same husband, of course!]. When a good friend graciously allowed me to do a mock trial by coordinating their Big Day, I came out of it with a confirmed new love and a boatload of encouragement from people who were shocked that I hadn't been doing it for years already. The rest is history and here I am today - proud owner of Evergreen Weddings!"

  • Episode 135 (Ernesto Lara, Big Ern Productions)

    10/03/2021 Duración: 57min

    Hear from Ernesto Lara, of Big Ern Productions. "Ernesto Lara Jr aka “Big Ern” has been in the entertainment industry since 2000. He began his journey in music as a substitute karaoke host at a Washington State venue. He immediately fell in love with creating a fun atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. Over the next 10 years he continued to work a primary job and host karaoke/DJ. He then transitioned to only DJing and hosting karaoke as a career. Today, he specializes in DJing weddings, corporate events, bars, private & public events, charities, fundraisers, and school events for all occasions. Spreading joy and happiness is his passion."

  • Episode 134 (Jeff Evans, Amazement Productions)

    27/01/2021 Duración: 44min

    Hear from Jeff Evans of Amazement Productions. "From a simple birthday party to an elaborate corporate banquet, event planners have the same goal; to give their guests a great experience. How often do you hear anyone talk about the food, or the decorations, or the DJ for days or even weeks after an event? Not too often. But…performances by Amazement Productions routinely create “buzz” for a very long time after your event. Exactly the result you want."

  • Episode 133 (Christina and Ashley, It's Your Day Events)

    06/01/2021 Duración: 50min

    Hear from Christina and Ashley from It's Your Day Events. "We provide wedding planning, design, and coordination services, and what we do is at times difficult to picture because the services we offer are intangible. When you are scrolling through beautiful photos, with stunning flowers, and amazing cohesive design; the magic behind that is the planning, design, and coordination."

  • Episode 132 (Jackie Harbour, A Standard of Grace Events)

    16/12/2020 Duración: 48min

    Hear from Jackie Harbour, owner of A Standard of Grace Events. "Event planning is my passion. It enables me to use my organizational skills and attention to detail while taking stress away from folks who should be enjoying a memorable and special occasion. I pride myself in tackling each event with an even-keel attitude and positivity to keep my clients calm and confident and enjoying the anticipation and realization of their big day. I also love talking to people and having fun - so not only might you find me dancing along to your music on the side but I also treat my clients as family and hope we stay connected after your event is done. I want to get to know you, your friends & family because building these relationships will help me make sure your event is perfectly you."

  • Episode 131 (Gina Thresher, From the Ground Up Floral)

    09/12/2020 Duración: 46min

    Hear from Gina Thresher, owner of From the Ground Up Floral. "I was that DIY crazy bride, the one that doesn’t really notice she’s spending a fortune to ruin her nails and causing her family to panic when she doesn’t have the boutonnieres done at 3am the morning of the wedding. Cheesy as it sounds I gained two loves that day. I married my best friend, and gained a whole new addicting career. I was hooked. I took classes, got certifications. Nationally and internationally. I was featured and published. Going on ten+ years, I still love every aspect of my job. I now enjoy teaching, speaking, and social media-ing (ok, I forced that one). Most of all, I still adore weddings."

  • Episode 130 (Nathan Allan, Swantown Inn & Spa)

    25/11/2020 Duración: 48min

    Hear from Nathan Allan, co-owner of Swantown In & Spa. "The Swantown Inn & Spa, an Olympia Bed and Breakfast, is an 1887 Queen Anne/Eastlake Victorian Mansion listed on both the city and state historical registers. Although historic it features modern amenities such as room controlled heat and air conditioning, tesla and electric car charging, and great WiFi. Located in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of Olympia, Washington, the Inn can be your headquarters for exploring the Puget Sound region, or your refuge to escape from it all. Swantown Inn now features The Grand Victorian Ballroom, an intimate space that is available for special events, weddings, reunions, corporate meetings, board retreats, educational seminars and yoga retreats."

  • Episode 129 (Quyen Huynh, Song River Monroe)

    18/11/2020 Duración: 46min

    Hear from Quyen Huynh, co-owner of Song River Monroe. "Song River started as a vision of owner Quyen Huynh, who saw a way to transform this beautiful space and bring more vibrancy to the community of downtown Monroe. With the hope to build on and build up other women entrepreneurs, Quyen works with exceptional women to create a foundation for Song River."

  • Episode 128 (Carey Rayburn, Good Co Music)

    04/11/2020 Duración: 51min

    Hear from Carey Rayburn, bandleader of Good Co Music. "Seattle six-piece Good Co is the United States' first live Electro Swing Band. That new old sound, Electro Swing combines the era of illicit booze, jitterbugging flappers, and underground speakeasies with the funky beats and the electric sound of today's dance music. At Good Co performances it's quite common for such things as onstage dance parties, 20 foot-long conga lines, and crowd sing-alongs to spontaneously break out.”

  • Episode 127 (Jay Curry, DJ Jay Curry)

    28/10/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    Hear from Jay Curry, owner of DJ Jay Curry. "I'm a Seattle based Mobile DJ and this is my passion. I'm super thankful to finally share it with you all. I played my first wedding in 2013 and have since DJed and Emceed 20+ school dances, a handful of corporate events, and roughly 50 weddings all over the Puget Sound area. What I bring to the table is fun, energetic, professionalism that will take your event to the next level of enjoyment. Planning the entertainment for an event can seem like a daunting task; I make it easy and personal to you and your guests."

  • Episode 126 (Kevin Mikolajczak, Bellevue Lighting)

    21/10/2020 Duración: 41min

    Hear from Kevin Mikolajczak, co-owner of Bellevue Lighting. “With our combined design experience, we can do just about anything to fit your needs with extensive offerings in lighting, audio, video, and special effects. With years of experience in designing for events, performances, conferences, videos, and social gatherings, we can tackle any type of project you have in mind.”

  • Episode 125 (Rich Kaalaas, Rein Fire Ranch)

    14/10/2020 Duración: 54min

    Hear from Rich Kaalaas, owner of Rein Fire Ranch. "Nestled within the serene Sugarloaf Mountain Valley, and only 45 minutes from downtown Seattle and Tacoma, Rein Fire Ranch is a uniquely beautiful wedding and special event center. Whether you are looking to stage your own event, or a full service team to do it for you, at Rein Fire Ranch we strive to exceed your expectations."

  • Episode 124 (Kelsey Knutson, Gather + Grow)

    07/10/2020 Duración: 45min

    Hear from Kelsey Knutson of Gather + Grow. “You love your business but you’re struggling to catch a breath. I remember those days. Hustling multiple jobs, working late hours, and praying I'd have enough for rent. I’m here to tell you that you deserve better. So here’s your life raft, catch your breath because we’re going on a new adventure. And this time, you’re not doing it alone.”

  • Episode 123 (Cydney and Jason, Lavender Bouquet Photography)

    30/09/2020 Duración: 01h02min

    Hear from Cydney and Jason of Lavender Bouquet Photography. "As wedding photographers, we are not just capturing portraits–we are also photojournalists, commercial photographers, product photographers, stress relievers, candid-moment-capture and sometimes a wedding day coordinator: as wedding photographers, we are a lot of things. We are required to work smart, fast and intuitive and to minimize uncertainty. We’re responsible for the time that we have been given on your wedding day, the responsibility for every frame we capture, of the thousands that we capture at one event."

  • Episode 122 (Greg Lowder, Affairs to Remember)

    23/09/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    Hear from Greg Lowder, owner of Affairs to Remember. "I believe celebrations are all about love, laughter, and dancing, and it’s my passion to ensure your party is memorable from beginning to end. Collaborating with you, I carefully prepare for every detail and seamless transition, and together we create an incredible playlist that will keep your party bumpin’. Tell me the music you like, and I’ll put together sets that no one could ever sit for. Just enjoy yourself while I get your family on their feet, your guests bustin moves, and your best friends leaving it all the dance floor."

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