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James Pearson

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Music To Match Your Setting – Cayli and Simon’s Wedding Planning Story

Alternatively, listen to Sounds Like A Wedding Podcast…

Join us, Selda, Derek and James, as we explore Wedding Music that crosses oceans. Discover the mysterious “stairway to heaven” at Gantheaume Point in Broome, Western Australia and listen to Cayli and Simon’s beautifully romantic Wedding Story. We talk about how Cayli’s vision for her Wedding Day became the hook of her Bespoke Wedding Song and why this ultimately held such special meaning for the Wedding Guests that couldn’t travel half way across the world to attend the Wedding. This is Music to match your Setting!

Also, on this week’s “Wedding Pop or Not” we pitch Bruno Mars “Marry You” against Depeche Mode “In Your Room”. Wedding Pop or Not? You get to decide!

And don’t forget that you can hang out with us for your chance to win a FREE Wedding Song Customisation for you, a loved one (or if you’re a Wedding Supplier, for one of your lovely Couples!)

Join us – https://www.facebook.com/groups/soundslikeawedding

See you there! Selda, Derek & James xxx

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0 In Wedding Industry Mental Health

Wedding Industry Mental Health – Enquiry > Keen > Crickets

Wedding Industry Mental Health - Enquiry > Keen > Crickets

So we’ve all been there at some point – that amazing Couple get in touch, you check your diary – you’re available!!! They seem really, really keen… and then… well, crickets!

You don’t hear another word.

And it hurts!!

Worse, it makes a dent in your mental health and mental wellbeing.

This comes as no surprise really! After all, that’s when that inner voice starts to question everything about you – am I good enough? Is someone else better than me? Did they go to them? Am I too expensive? Do I deserve to be doing this?

And so on and so on. It’s a self destructive cycle that’s hardwired into our very DNA.

It helps to understand WHY this is happening! Here we go… Continue Reading →

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How Music Fills Space – Greg and Steve’s Wedding Planning Story

Alternatively, listen to Sounds Like A Wedding Podcast…

Join us, Selda, Derek and James, as we share some amazing details about Greg and Steve’s Wedding Planning Story. Like how Greg and Steve spent years waiting for the MOST amazing date for their Wedding… Delaying getting married to stamp that extra special date on their love story for all time… Well these days we’re no strangers to delays and moving dates, but here’s a story of how the date became a new date, then the new date became a song, and then the song became something else entirely 🙂

Plus, discover how songs transform the meaning of these and other unforgettable moments and how lyrics in a Wedding Song have recorded this special moment in their unique love story.

Also, on this week’s “Wedding Pop or Not” we pitch Ascension Of The Watchers “Ghost Heart” against Madonna “Like A Virgin”. Wedding Pop or Not? You get to decide!

And don’t forget that you can hang out with us for your chance to win a FREE Wedding Song Customisation for you, a loved one (or if you’re a Wedding Supplier, for one of your lovely Couples!)

Join us – https://www.facebook.com/groups/soundslikeawedding

See you there! Selda, Derek & James xxx

#soundslikeawedding
#weddingpopornot
#weddingindustrymentalhealth

0 In Wedding Industry Mental Health

Wedding Industry Mental Health – You’re Not Alone!

Wedding Industry Mental Health - You're Not Alone

It’s pretty tough out there sometimes… am I right? The Wedding Industry with it’s seasons, peaks and troughs and completely unpredictable work load can play havoc with our mental health at the best of times. For most of us, let’s be honest, it’s hard work just keeping the buzz going.

And perhaps the irony is, the Wedding Industry requires us to be buzzing, switched on, fired up! It thrives on our creativity and our passion. But it takes so much from us in the process.

That’s OK! That’s what we signed up for!

But beneath the shiny surface of social media posts, stunning styled shoots and glossy magazine articles lie the real human beings that need to sustain all that energy and enthusiasm throughout a largely unpredictable lifestyle. A lifestyle that in itself, is actually incredibly difficult to balance around family and friends.

I’d like to introduce you to Wedding Industry Mental Health – an initiative by Wedding Espresso to give you a safe space to explore your frustrations, your emotional rollercoasters and your current state of mind. Continue Reading →

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How Life Shapes Music – Joe and Honor’s Wedding Planning Story

Alternatively, listen to Sounds Like A Wedding Podcast…

Join us, Selda, Derek and James, as we share some amazing details about Joe and Honor’s Wedding Planning Story. Like how they almost got trapped in Spain right after their proposal, or how Joe put Honor to the test before he proposed!

Plus, discover how these amazing little anecdotes and unforgettable moments became lyrics in a Wedding Song written about their unique love story.

Also, on this week’s “Wedding Pop or Not” we pitch Hideki Naganuma “The Concept of Love” against U2 “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”. Wedding Pop or Not? You get to decide!

And don’t forget that you can hang out with us for your chance to win a FREE Wedding Song Customisation for you, a loved one (or if you’re a Wedding Supplier, for one of your lovely Couples!)

Join us – https://www.facebook.com/groups/soundslikeawedding

See you there! Selda, Derek & James xxx

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#weddingpopornot
#weddingindustrymentalhealth

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Tailoring Talk with Roberto Revilla

Tailoring Talk Wedding Podcast with Roberto Revilla London

I’m delighted to share this amazing episode of Roberto Revilla’s “Tailoring Talk” Podcast with you…

Honestly, we had an absolute ball with this!!!!

Join us as we discuss all things Weddings, past, present and future…

In addition to crisps, chocolates, The Shining and our latest fictional Wedding Business ideas like “Splendulous Weddings”…

It’s ALL happening in this fantastic Wedding Industry chat with Wedding Tennis Star, Roberto!

Oh and hey! If you have any spare cake, Roberto is your go to guy!

​We’d also really appreciate any shares, forwards, social shares or mentions you can muster – as you know, Wedding Espresso is a group effort and we’re all here to help each other!

Thank you!

0 In Wedding Tennis

Wedding Tennis – Roberto Revilla Bespoke Menswear London vs Rachel Mattia from Bake A Shoe

Bespoke Menswear vs Wedding Accessories!

Roberto Revilla Bespoke Menswear London vs Rachel Mattia from Bake A Shoe

Who wins? You get to decide!

Join the Tournament and cast your vote here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/weddingtennis

The world’s first (probably) Online Wedding WebShow. A funny and lighthearted contest of wit pitching Wedding Supplier against Wedding Supplier in the crucible of quips. YOU decide who wins each round as you cast your votes to crown the world’s greatest Wedding Tennis Player!

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Diana Indries from Better Topics Couples Card Game

What truly lies at the heart of all great relationships? It’s communication!

But in our hectic lives today we seldom allow the time to really sit down with our partners and truly listen.

Experts in the field of psychology can explain the difference between hearing and listening, and all too often we find ourselves falling victim to the former and completely misinterpreting the latter. That is, we hear the words that our partner is saying, but we pass it through our own internal filter to reach an understanding. And it’s often wrong.

So good communication needs practice. Enter Diana from Better Topics, creator of an amazing new card game for couples designed to reconnect and engage communication in a fun way.  It’s the perfect complimentary experience for planning a Wedding right now.

Hear Diana explain the rich history and vision for how communication through play is changing lives for the better.

Game on!

Our theme music comes from Songs to Say I Do, here to write you the perfect wedding song. Check out songwriters Selda & Derek and their work at songstosayido.com

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