Choosing Your Reflection

Through weekly conversations with former brides and grooms, we unravel the significance of the perfect wedding day outfit and the stories of the relationships behind them.

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.

Episodes

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    The Leader in your Life

    January 20th, 2021  |  32 mins 59 secs

    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!

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    Warriors of Love

    January 13th, 2021  |  27 mins 44 secs

    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!

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    Multiplying Happiness

    January 6th, 2021  |  33 mins 24 secs

    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.

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    10 Days and Counting

    December 30th, 2020  |  34 mins 59 secs

    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!

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    Free Flowing

    December 23rd, 2020  |  30 mins 16 secs

    Today on Choosing Your Reflection we talk to Sarah, a new mom and cohost 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”.

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    The Maestro in White

    December 16th, 2020  |  32 mins

    This week on Choosing Your Reflection we speak with piano maestro Lincoln Noel. From the West End to The Duke’s Hall and countless weddings played over the years, Lincoln reflects on the wide array of dress he’s seen through the lens of a traveling musician. Our guest takes the time to explain to us how he reflects professionalism through his code of dress, always making sure there is a clear distinction between his work attire and the very special outfit he chose for his own wedding day.

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    The Tea Length Dress

    December 9th, 2020  |  24 mins 21 secs

    This week on Choosing Your Reflection we chat with 28-year marriage veteran Virginia. In this episode’s discussion Virginia recounts the pressures she faced in wanting to wear a non-traditional dress, and fondly recalls her final outfit, which was admittedly a sign of the times for the early 90’s. Reflecting back on her big day, Virginia realizes how her dress was an outward sign of her inner independent spirit on the day she said "I do!"

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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 on Choosing your Reflection we talk with Roz. A “Central” Jersey resident and government employee, Roz recounts how she had both a destination wedding and a reception at home to make sure all of the important people were included in her celebration. With both a vision and a budget, Roz explains how she managed to find an outfit for herself and her party that was both beautiful and practical.

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    Just a Girl in a Wedding Dress

    October 7th, 2020  |  23 mins 18 secs

    Welcome back to Choosing Your Reflection. 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. Check out Castle Couture on social media at @castlecouture and @castlecouturebridal.