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Choosing Your Reflection
23 minutes | 8 days ago
White Gown, Blue Suit - April Stephens
Married during college to an Army serviceman and an eventual mother of four, blogger April Stephens recounts her wedding dress decision and how her "going away" outfit suited the entrance into her new life as an Army wife. April also delves into what it means to lose a garment filled with happy memories.Special Guest: April Stephens.
29 minutes | 15 days ago
Looking Back - Michael Fiore - NuView Weddings
This week on Choosing Your Reflection we are "Looking Back" with Michael Fiore, editor and co-founder of NuView Productions, a wedding and special event videography company. Michael shares how his epilepsy makes documenting necessary for life and how he turned that need into a passion to visually document the magic of life's moments that lead up to a couple's big day. Special Guest: Michael Fiore.
28 minutes | 23 days ago
The Butterfly Effect - Crystal Wilson
This week on Choosing Your Reflection we speak to business owner, wife, and mother of two Crystal Wilson. Crystal explains how she transformed as a person, starting when she met her husband at just 12 years old to accidentally finding her perfect wedding dress before being engaged. Featuring iconic butterfly sleeves and monarchs in her bouquet that represented a relative in spirit, Crystal transformed from being a mother before walking down the aisle to becoming a female entrepreneur after!Special Guest: Crystal Wilson.
32 minutes | a month ago
With Love from Mayberry - Joe and Amy Zalescik
Thanks for tuning in to our conversation on Choosing Your Reflection with this week’s guests, Joe and Amy Zalescik. Our guests take us through their musical chairs "meet-cute" and the intricacies of planning a wedding while up against a global pandemic. Nothing if not determined, Joe and Amy walk us through making it all work and some tips and tricks to live streaming your special day!Special Guests: Amy Zalescik and Joe Zalescik.
49 minutes | a month ago
What You Wear Matters - Brandi Sea Heft-Kniffen
This week on Choosing Your Reflection we talk with graphic designer and fellow podcaster, host of Design Speaks, Brandi Sea. Brandi shares how selective presentation and creativity fuel her everyday fashion choices and the outfits that defined her three wedding events. With a refreshing take on what it means to search for that special outfit and the relationships of artist and storyteller, Brandi talks about how looking “timeless” may be less important than viewing a dress as a time capsule in the evolution of one’s self expression.Special Guest: Brandi Sea Heft-Kniffin.
35 minutes | a month ago
Top Hats & Converse Shoes - Taylor Stilwell
Welcome back to Choosing Your Reflection with this week’s guest and comedic author Taylor Stillwell. Taylor walks us through her two trips down the aisle and her life’s journey in between, during which she formed her new nuclear family. For her second and surprise wedding, Taylor tells how she managed to convince her wife to help plan their outfits without her even knowing it!Special Guest: Taylor Stilwell.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Romance in Lace - Carole Foster
Welcome back to Choosing Your Reflection! This week we take a trip back to a time when cinched waists, poodle skirts, and cardigans were in vogue. Our host’s grandmother Carole shares the story of her whirlwind romance with her late husband Richard. Just as she recognized perfection in her future spouse, when she saw her dress in a magazine she knew it was meant to be hers. Join us as we hear her tell her tale of romance with the love of her life!Special Guest: Carole Foster.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
A Regal Riegel Wedding - Liz Riegel
Welcome back to another new episode of Choosing Your Reflection with this week’s guest Liz Riegel. With strong preferences for a traditional aesthetic, Liz recounts how she was able to focus earlier in life on her career, and how there was little internal fuss about her “proper” wedding style. Through our conversation, Liz reflects back on how her first trip to the bridal shop helped her realize how her life was transitioning into its next stage. A fun conversation with a traditional yet "chill" bride who fashioned a dress fit for a monarch!Special Guest: Liz Riegel.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Finding Balance through the Power of Story - Michael Kass
This week on Choosing Your Reflection we have author, coach, and storyteller Michael Kass. Michael recounts how the wedding ritual is a complex and beautiful human ancient process, and describes how couples can tap into a higher awareness to make that process less stressful. Special Guest: Michael Kass.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
The Curvy Bride - Michelle Files
Welcome to another week with us on Choosing Your Reflection, where we interview Michelle Files, owner of The Curvy Bride bridal boutique. Michelle shares how hurdles in her own journey to find her wedding dress helped fuel her entrepreneurial drive in opening New Jersey’s first plus-size bridal shop. Emphasizing the comfort and inclusion that she didn’t feel in her own search, Michelle takes us through the doors and into the fitting rooms of the customized bridal experience she offers in her shop.Special Guest: Michelle Files.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Who's Going To Do The Dishes? - Crystal Lutz Welsh
Welcome back to another episode of Choosing Your Reflection, where we share a discussion with Pennsylvania native Crystal. In a gentle tale of two cities, Crystal describes how she met her husband Bill just after moving from one end of the state to the other. Pragmatic with a dry wit, Crystal shares how a pastor's simple question of “Who’s gonna do the dishes?” sheds light on how to successfully navigate the journey of marriage.Special Guest: Crystal Lutz Welsh.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Trust Your Inner Voice - Dr. Lindsey Elmore
This week on Choosing Your Reflection we are excited to have Dr. Lindsey Elmore, advocate and pioneer in female health and wellness. By sharing stories in which she was challenged to “trust her inner voice” Dr. Elmore recounts her own personal experiences with the wedding process and how she uses them to help others achieve a better understanding internally. Emphasizing growth through change, Lindsey shows ways in which tough decisions can be the best ones through the potential and possibility of the yet unexplored.Special Guest: Dr. Lindsey Elmore.
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Eagles, Parrots, Doves & Owls
Welcome back to Choosing Your Reflection where this week’s guest explains personality types with a unique emphasis on the aviary. Public speaker and behavioral expert Merrick Rosenberg breaks down how most people tend to have a dominant personality style in addition to a combination of four bird archetypes. While teaching us the distinct attributes of each bird type, Merrick details how birds of a feather rarely flock together, as evidenced by his parrot personality finding love with his owl opposite! Special Guest: Merrick Rosenberg.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Traveling the World Together
On this special episode of Choosing Your Reflection, we’re asking our audience to imagine what their perfect honeymoon or special celebration excursion would be. Helping us craft our visions and make them a reality is this week’s guest Monica Irauzqui, vice-president of YAMPU Tours. From New York, to Peru, and then Sicily in one year (and married not long after), Monica recounts the wanderlust she shares with her husband and how her experience of the world helps tailor unique experiences for newlyweds, almost weds, and everyone outside and in between!Special Guest: Monica Irauzqui.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
Reflecting our Values
This week on Choosing Your Reflection we meet Allison Tomlinson who, with the communal help of her family and friends, created a greenery-soaked wedding. From flower crowns and overflowing bouquets to secret photos in hidden nooks of nature, Allison recounts how she had an iconic day that truly reflected the positive fruits of enclothed cognition and the values she and her husband Matt hold dear.Special Guest: Allison Tomlinson.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
The Leader in your Life
This week we have actress, author, musician, and coach Gwenno Dafydd. Taking equal parts inspiration from the venue she needed to be wed at, her love of the sea, and her ever-playful personality, Gwenno was able to craft a siren’s outfit that was truly one of a kind for her wedding. In addition to her already extensive resume, Gwenno prides herself on being a unique leadership coach to brides, grooms and a whole range of parties for the big day!Special Guest: Gwenno Dafydd.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Warriors of Love
Join us this week as we sit down with musical performers HannaH and Chef Bliss, a.k.a. the duo HannaH's Field. HannaH reveals how she wrote Bliss a surprise song, Warriors of Love, and sang it to him as part of their wedding vows, while in the idyllic setting of Peoples State Forest. Stay tuned for the end of the episode where HannaH sings Warriors of Love in the duo's quintessential "Modern Hippie Rasta Folk" style!Special Guest: HannaH's Field.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Welcome to an especially educational and inspirational episode of Choosing Your Reflection. This week we chat with relationship specialist MD Ansar Ali. An individual with traditional religious roots and a progressive, inclusive mind, Ansar was tasked with the delicate challenge of marrying someone outside of his family’s Muslim faith. Through a combination of honoring his family’s customs, honoring the love for his wife, and trusting that the people most important to him would help make concessions for his happiness, Ansar shares with us the same tenets and beliefs in love he imbues all of his clients.Special Guest: MD Ansar Ali.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
10 Days and Counting
Welcome to this week’s discussion with fellow podcasters Stephen and Lee Preston on Choosing Your Reflection. A second marriage for both of them, the happy couple decided time was of the essence and tied the knot just 10 days after they met online! While they acknowledge their courtship was extremely unorthodox and wouldn’t suggest it to others, the pair have turned their whirlwind romance into 8 blissful years of marriage and a successful podcast, 10 Days and Counting!Special Guest: Stephen and Lee Preston.
30 minutes | 5 months ago
Today on Choosing Your Reflection we talk to Sarah, a new mom and co-host of Hiking Thru Life with her partner on the airwaves and in life, Andy. Sharing a love for a comfortable vibe and the great outdoors, Sarah and her partner tailored their wedding as a love letter to nature. Though she had a few simple aims for her own dress, Sarah walks us through why she told her bridesmaids “no rules”.Special Guest: Sarah Kermode.
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