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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Keep it Light

    August 12th, 2020  |  24 mins 28 secs

    A high school math teacher who loves practical jokes shares stories about how his courtship, shopping for his wedding outfit, and wedding day nervousness turned into a fun-filled wedding celebration with his lovely wife Ashley.

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    Meant To Be Yours

    August 4th, 2020  |  20 mins 7 secs

    A graphic designer shares the lesson she learned from her mother about faith and finding the important things in life.

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    Tradition and the Trailblazer

    July 29th, 2020  |  35 mins 24 secs

    A free-spirited bride shares the details of her traditional Muslim ceremony and how she shared her culture with her college friends in her home country of Pakistan.

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    July 22nd, 2020  |  14 mins 42 secs

    This is a story of how collaboration can lead to confidence and personal growth, and how superstitions can feel very real.

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    Sentimental Dress

    July 15th, 2020  |  14 mins 48 secs

    Darrah's journey to find the perfect outfit ended up with learning what's most important in life -- family.

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    Royal Blue Celebration

    July 8th, 2020  |  21 mins 47 secs

    Cooper shares the story of how he chose the perfect outfit for his big day and the turn of events that added some unexpected surprises along the way.

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    Vegas and the Bride

    July 1st, 2020  |  34 mins 38 secs

    A bride from New Jersey shares the story of a destination wedding to Las Vegas filled with more than its share of surprises.