Choosing Your Reflection

A podcast series on the sociology, psychology, and story of choosing a wedding outfit.

About the show

Welcome to Choosing Your Reflection, a series of discussions about the allure and mystery of what to wear on your special day. Through conversations with our diverse group of former brides and grooms, we aim to unravel the unique significance of the perfect wedding day outfit and its meaning to our subjects’ pasts, presents, and futures.

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Episodes

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    Make it Your Day

    December 2nd, 2020  |  38 mins 59 secs

    This week on Choosing Your Reflection we chat with fellow podcaster and host of Hit Me One More Time, David Luzader. David reflects on memories from his first wedding and what he'll do differently when he ties the knot with his current partner. Focusing on the emphasis given to the bride's outfit and offering an oft-overlooked perspective, David shares how he believes grooms should take the time to make their outfit a little special as well.

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    Your Fairy Bra Mother!

    November 25th, 2020  |  27 mins 47 secs

    Thanks for joining us this week on Choosing Your Reflection, where we talk to lingerie wizard Lori Kaplan. As founder of the Manhattan boutique Bra Tenders and longtime mentor to theater, film, television and luxury department store clientele in both comfort and style, Lori shares the wisdom and importance of the right fit for any woman’s comfort and confidence through their foundational clothing.

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    Surprised by Grace

    November 18th, 2020  |  41 mins 31 secs

    This week on Choosing Your Reflection our guest shares a story that would make Nicholas Sparks blush. Encountering challenges from the very beginning, Erin details how controversy helps strengthen the foundation for the life she’s built with her husband Mike. From expediting her engagement by over six months to repeatedly fielding concerns over a “non-traditional” dress, Erin shares how important family and faith are for her, her husband, and the life they share.

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    Dress Without Stress

    November 11th, 2020  |  24 mins 47 secs

    This week’s guest on Choosing your Reflection is international performer Alexandra Tarcu. From Canada, to Romania, to Iran, and to the Netherlands, Alexandra describes the difficulties of her international courtship while still finding ways to dance through life with her now-husband, Mo. While recounting trials and tribulations, Alexandra manages to share with us how a bridal dress selection can be surprisingly stress-free, especially when you outsource it!

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    Wedding Shakti: The Wedding Coach

    November 4th, 2020  |  28 mins 9 secs

    Welcome back to *Choosing your Reflection! This week we talk with wedding coach Shradha WTB. Shradha discusses with us the importance of awareness and accountability to one’s self while walking us through her process with brides- and grooms-to-be (stick around for a special offer). Finally, she shares how her F.A.I.T.H system helps provide mental clarity for what can sometimes be an extremely stressful experience.

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    Only in Australia

    October 28th, 2020  |  24 mins 5 secs

    Join us as we talk with Channing, a performer and sales professional who provides motivational speaking and character education for school children. She shares the story of accidentally finding her dress years before and how she had to “stalk” the designer halfway around the world to secure her perfect wedding day outfit.

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    '85 Cover Bride

    October 21st, 2020  |  19 mins 20 secs

    Marcy, a retired Western Pennsylvania native, shares the story of her whirlwind engagement to her best friend and the love of her life. When her mother surprised her with a stunning dress featured on the April 1985 Brides magazine cover, her Cinderella dream dress became a reality.

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    One Dress, Two Receptions

    October 14th, 2020  |  22 mins 25 secs

    This week Roz recounts how she planned her magical destination wedding while still staying within her budget, and how she was able to celebrate again in New Jersey when she returned home.

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    Just a Girl in a Wedding Dress

    October 7th, 2020  |  23 mins 18 secs

    This week we chat with Kristen, a bridal consultant at Castle Couture in Manalapan, New Jersey. Kristen talks to us not only about her own wedding dress experience but also about how she guides each of her brides on their individual journey to find the most expressive self garment for their special day.

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    Not That Same Girl

    September 30th, 2020  |  23 mins 26 secs

    A kindergarten teacher married for over 27 years shares the story of how her perfect wedding dress was just outside of her reach.

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    Blessed

    September 23rd, 2020  |  19 mins 16 secs

    A compliance trainer receives a surprise gift that enables her to purchase the wedding outfit she's dreamed of since childhood.

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    Let it Roll!

    September 16th, 2020  |  34 mins 21 secs

    Born in Australia, New York-based photographer Samm Blake has been named as among the Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo Magazine and her work has been featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings, C Magazine and more.

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    Be True To Yourself

    September 9th, 2020  |  25 mins 6 secs

    Psychologist Emily vanSonnenberg shares happiness strategies, not just for brides and grooms, but for everyone.

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    Stepping Into My Freedom

    September 2nd, 2020  |  26 mins

    A whirlwind engagement leads to an intimate wedding for Lexi and Josh as they begin their journey as husband and wife.

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    Confidence

    August 26th, 2020  |  21 mins 45 secs

    A New Jersey native turned Philly girl finds her dream dress in a beautiful tulle, lace, and beaded 1920s-esque gown.

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    Four Things

    August 19th, 2020  |  18 mins 15 secs

    A recently married engineer shares some practical advice for brides and grooms to be.