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Interview with Dr. Ilona Shternfeld of Inner Glow Aesthetics MD

Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is the owner of Inner Glow Aesthetics MD, a medical spa in Avon, Connecticut. Dr. Ilona joins Regina and Cate to talk about how our looks do and don’t affect our mental state, feminism and aesthetic medicine, and why her original expertise as an eye surgeon helps put her clients’ anxieties to […]

June 25, 2021

Interview, Podcast, Tips & Advice, Vendors

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Interview with Yajaira Daniel of YD Beauty

Yajaira Daniel of YD Beauty is a makeup artist based out of Branford, Connecticut. Yajaira joins Regina and Cate to discuss what she’s learned in over a decade in the industry, why hair and makeup on a wedding all comes down to timing, and (as often comes up during this podcast) why it pays to […]

March 11, 2021

Makeup Artist, Podcast, Tips & Advice, Vendors

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Interview with Kristin Ferrarese of Fortuna’s Catering Co.

Kristin Ferrarese is the Executive Chef and Creative Director of Fortuna’s Catering Co. based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Kristin was the first caterer to come on the podcast, and she did not disappoint. We talked about so much in this interview, from kitchen fires to preparing dinner by moonlight to how COVID has fundamentally changed Fortuna […]

March 11, 2021

Catering, Podcast, Tips & Advice, Vendors

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Interview with Cate Barry of Cate Barry Photography

Cate Barry, owner of Cate Barry Photography and co-host of this podcast, is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of New Haven, Connecticut. This was part two of a special episode where we turned the tables on the interviewer, and to do this, we invited Paulo and Irsa of John Paulo Films back to […]

February 18, 2021

Photographers, Podcast, Tips & Advice, Vendors

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Interview with Regina Burrus of Weddings by Regina Marie

Regina Burrus, owner of Weddings by Regina Marie and co-host of this podcast, is a certified wedding planner and coordinator based out of Waterbury, Connecticut. This was a special episode where we turned the tables on the interviewer, and to do this, we invited Paulo and Irsa of John Paulo Films back to guest host […]

February 18, 2021

Event Planners, Podcast, Tips & Advice, Vendors

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Interview with Camp Laurelwood

Camp Laurelwood, in addition to its long history as a Jewish day camp, is also a wedding and event venue located in Madison, CT. (It also happens to be Cate’s dream wedding location!) Regina and Cate spoke with Camp Laurelwood’s Retreat Center Director Craig Barrows about wedding receptions that last all night, clients who have […]

December 23, 2020

Tips & Advice, Vendors, Venues

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Interview with Nine Five Photography

Nine Five Photography is a fine art wedding photography company based out of Waterbury, Connecticut. Owner Devon Valentin joins Regina and Cate to discuss what leads people to the wedding industry, shooting with film, and why second photographers are so important. Devon has owned and operated Nine Five Photography since 2013, and his love for […]

December 16, 2020

Photographers, Tips & Advice, Vendors

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Interview with The Social Butterflies

The Social Butterflies are wedding and event producers based in Boston, MA. Owners Valerie Francois and Paige Pasley join Regina and Cate to discuss what makes a good party, how their friendship led to an amazing business partnership, and what it takes to know your own worth. As their company’s name suggests, co-founders Valerie and […]

December 9, 2020

Ceremony, Event Planners, Tips & Advice, Vendors

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