The Wedding Whisperer Podcast

Sarah Burton

All things Lexington, Kentucky weddings by Sarah Burton, owner and wedding concierge with Simply Love Studio. read less
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Vitamin IV Therapies
Jun 5 2024
Vitamin IV Therapies
Vitamin IV therapies, are part of a popular health and wellness trend spreading across the region. I sat down with Jon Hurley, Founder of Renew Hydration, based in Lexington, Kentucky to learn more about the pros, cons, side effects and cost of IV Therapies. Renew Hydration is First Responder and Physician Owned. They provide clean, professional on demand IV services when you need it, and where you need it. 00:00: Introduction to Vitamin IV therapies00:55: How Jon got started in this business02:05: How did Vitamin IV therapies start and take off?02:57: What exactly are hydration IV therapies and how do they work?03:29: Who can benefit from these therapies?04:30: How long does the process take?05:02: What is the most popular option people choose?06:19: Pre-scheduling your appointments07:02: Preparing to try hydration therapy for your wedding08:29: Jon’s thoughts on using the service for the wedding party09:18: Renew Hydration giveaway gifts for the bride and groom09:33: A good time to get hydration IV on your wedding day10:41: How Renew Hydration can help “take back your day”12:16: Two things Renew Hydration can’t give you12:36: Safety and doctor’s approval by the Renew Hydration team prior to treatment12:54: Treatment recommendations for allergies and sinus issues13:41: Is the treatment safe for all ages?14:31: Pricing for Renew Hydration services16:07: Memberships for repeat IV treatments17:52: What should you look for in an IV therapy service outside of Lexington?19:16: How do you help those who are afraid of needles?20:45: What are your Lipo B and Lipo C options to target fat loss?23:40: Fixing the root of the problem is what Renew Hydration is all about25:38: The best way to reach Renew Hydration to learn more or schedule Connect with Renew Hydration: Website: https://renewhydrationky.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hydrationrenew/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hydrationrenew Telephone: 859-488-6731   Connect with Sarah: Website:  www.simplylovestudio.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplylovestudio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplylovestudio Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SimplyLoveLex/   How to work together: If you’re a bride or couple in the Lexington, Kentucky area who feels overwhelmed when it comes to preparing for your wedding, Simply Love Studio is here for you! Simply Love Studio is a free resource for couples at any stage of their wedding planning process and is funded by Lexington’s most preferred wedding vendors. Make an appointment in person or online with me, Sarah, today with my link!
Wedding Stationery with Wild Joy Studios
May 8 2024
Wedding Stationery with Wild Joy Studios
Have you ever wondered what a save the date is? Or when you’re supposed to send your wedding invitations out? Do you actually need both? How do your guests RSVP? We also discuss some general tips for better chances of your stationery actually making it to your guest’s mailboxes. And, of course we discuss pricing and budget for DIY, digital options, using a chain or a custom stationer like Allison.  01:09: Meet Alison of Wild Joy Studios!01:56: What Allison loves about wedding stationary03:22: Is it stationary or stationery?04:19: What a basic invitation suite includes05:43: Types of wedding stationery: Save the Date08:40: Types of wedding stationery: Will you be my bridesmaid cards08:52: Types of wedding stationery: Rehearsal dinner invites09:41: Using rehearsal invites to indicate plus one for your wedding party10:27: Types of wedding stationery: The Wedding Invitation11:20: How much time to give for preparing the wedding invitation?12:40: What does the wedding invitation include?15:21: Inside the invitation suite: The RSVP card16:19: Inside the invitation suite: Hotel & information cards17:06: Outer and Inner envelopes18:50: How to efficiently address invitations21:16: Types of wedding stationery: Thank You Notes22:31: Wedding maps23:21: Watercolor venue drawings25:19: Alternative custom guestbook designs27:16: Using wax seals29:03: Mailing invitations with wax seals30:02: Printing methods: Gold foil and letterpress31:35  Allison’s suggestion for where to include your wedding website32:33: Custom stationery prices33:54: Digital invitation options35:23: Paper to use for printing your invitations at home36:03: How many invitations to order according to your guest count36:38: Ordering stationery from a small business versus online (Minted/Zola)38:24: Key takeaways about sending your invitations39:39: Making extra wax seals40:58: The price of digital designs for stationery Connect with Allison at Wild Joy Studios: Website:  https://www.wildjoystudios.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildjoystudios Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wild.Joy.Studios Telephone: 704-402-3391 Connect with Sarah: Website:  www.simplylovestudio.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplylovestudio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplylovestudio Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SimplyLoveLex/
Wedding Cakes and Dessert Bars with Sweets By Cindy
Apr 24 2024
Wedding Cakes and Dessert Bars with Sweets By Cindy
Cindy Nevius took the Danville, KY area by storm in 2012 when she opened Sweets By Cindy in Junction City, selling over 1200 cupcakes on her first day open! With almost a dozen employees now her bakery is open Tuesday – Saturday for walk ins and makes special occasion cakes by pre-order. Over the past two years Cindy has watched couples transition from traditional weddings into dessert bars on the wedding day. Dessert bars often consist of cookies, brownies, cheese bars, cupcakes, bourbon balls and more. Many couples initially want to do this because they think it will be more affordable, but is it really?  Listen to learn more about: 00:39: How Sarah met Cindy02:59: Cindy’s background and how she got started baking04:07: About opening her shop in Junction City06:38: Sarah’s personal favorite cake flavor by Cindy07:06: Cindy’s most popular cake flavors08:20: Optional add-ins for cake flavors08:54: When is the Sweets by Cindy’s bakery open?09:28: How have trends in wedding cakes changed over the years?10:34: Serving your wedding cake (so people have a chance to enjoy it!)11:20: The reason dessert bars have become popular (probably)11:34: Dessert bar options12:35: How many dessert bar options do you recommend?13:45: Are most of your dessert options chocolate flavored?14:30: Does an outdoor venue have an effect on the desserts you serve?15:06: Cindy’s wedding cake pricing15:29: Could we say that dessert bars are cheaper than having a wedding cake?18:00: All about having stands for your desserts19:51: The tasting process and consultations with Cindy23:30: Locations Cindy services and delivery and set up fees29:58: Visiting Cindy’s storefront30:57: Scooby Scraps – cups sold with cake layers from cake extras31:49: Gluten-free options32:23: How much buttercream does Cindy go through in a week?33:21: Other dessert options at Sweets by Cindy37:06: Expect new desserts at Sweets by Cindy37:53: Find Cindy’s flavors on Facebook and Instagram38:09: The best way to contact Cindy   Connect with Cindy at Sweets by Cindy: Website: https://sweetsbycindyky.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetsbycindy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SweetsByCindy/ Telephone: 859-583-3176   Connect with Sarah: Website:  www.simplylovestudio.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplylovestudio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplylovestudio Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SimplyLoveLex/   How to work together: If you’re a bride or couple in the Lexington, Kentucky area who feels overwhelmed when it comes to preparing for your wedding, Simply Love Studio is here for you! Simply Love Studio is a free resource for couples at any stage of their wedding planning process and is funded by Lexington’s most preferred wedding vendors. Make an appointment in person or online with me, Sarah, today with my link!
Top Honeymoon Destinations of 2024
Mar 13 2024
Top Honeymoon Destinations of 2024
Jessie Ladipo, Chief Romance Officer with Trips to Cherish, shares the benefits of working with a travel agent for your honeymoon and what fees associated with working with a travel agent. Over the past few years people have been using their days off and traveling more, which means you need to book your travel much sooner than ever before. Are Tuesdays really the best time to book flights? Hear Jessie’s thoughts on this and her top 5 most popular honeymoon destinations of 2024.   Listen to learn more about: 00:15: Introduction to Jessie Ladipo, of Trips to Cherish00:56: Benefits of working with a travel agent2:25: How do fees work when using a travel agent?4:21: Has the cost of traveling increased since the pandemic?5:06: Jessie talks about preparing passports and visas7:52: Jessie’s recommendations for honeymoons inside the United States9:21: How Jessie can help a couple narrow down honeymoon choices10:54: What’s the average length of a honeymoon?11:57: Jessie debunks travel hacking myths13:46: Should you use a third party website to book travel?16:38: Honeymoon destination options with the most bang for your buck17:54: Where are couples from who book with Trips to Cherish?19:37: When will couples need to apply for European visas coming up in 2025?20:07: What are the most popular destinations for 2024 so far?21:18: Sarah suggests to follow Trips to Cherish on social media for great travel info21:56: Advice for couples booking a honeymoon in 202424:28: What are some beach destinations that Kentucky couples can reach quickly by plane?26:02: Trips to Cherish also offers bookings for Bachelor and Bachelorette parties27:26: Jessie shares her thoughts on booking Airbnb’s31:54: Jessie offers a final piece of advice for couples planning their honeymoon   Resources: Listen to Jessie’s previous episode on the podcast: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-yf2v6-13c0c5f   Connect with Jessie at Trips to Cherish: Website:  www.tripstocherish.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tripstocherish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tripstocherish/ Telephone: 859-309-6229   Connect with Sarah: Website:  www.simplylovestudio.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplylovestudio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplylovestudio Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SimplyLoveLex/   How to work together: If you’re a bride or couple in the Lexington, Kentucky area who feels overwhelmed when it comes to preparing for your wedding, Simply Love Studio is here for you! Simply Love Studio is a free resource for couples at any stage of their wedding planning process and is funded by Lexington’s most preferred wedding vendors. Make an appointment in person or online with me, Sarah, today with my link!
Wedding Festivities at 21c Museum Hotel
Feb 28 2024
Wedding Festivities at 21c Museum Hotel
21c Museum Hotel Lexington is an 88-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, cultural center and home to Lockbox restaurant, located in Downtown Lexington, KY. Hear from Jason Thompson, Director of Marketing & Sales and Holly Hampton, Event Sales Manager, about all they have to offer for wedding related festivities in their historic property and learn more about the iconic blue penguin.     Listen to learn more about: 1:47: History of the iconic blue penguin4:19: Holly describes the space at 21c7:18: Bar options for weddings at the hotel9:22: Holly, Jason, and Sarah discuss catering at the hotel13:41: How does 21c handle tastings?16:04: Starting prices for catering17:42: Suite options for getting ready19:53: Room blocks at 21c vs another hotel, like The Hilton21:17: Do couples need to prepay for their rooms?21:57: Holly, Jason, and Sarah talk about when Bravo’s Lisa Vanderpump stayed at 21c23:25: Using 21c for bridal luncheons, bridal showers, dinners, or brunches25:32: 21c serves as a great backdrop for photos27:45: Guest parking options29:47: Art transitions at the hotel31:01: Setting up a tour to see the property32:22: Upcoming events at 21c Museum Hotel33:53: Sarah shares more about the penguins at 21c Museum Hotel   Connect with 21c Museum Hotel: Website:  21cmuseumhotels.com/lexington/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/21chotels/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/21cLexington/ Telephone: 859-899-6812   Connect with Sarah: Website:  www.simplylovestudio.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplylovestudio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplylovestudio Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SimplyLoveLex/   How to work together: If you’re a bride or couple in the Lexington, Kentucky area who feels overwhelmed when it comes to preparing for your wedding, Simply Love Studio is here for you! Simply Love Studio is a free resource for couples at any stage of their wedding planning process and is funded by Lexington’s most preferred wedding vendors. Make an appointment in person or online with me, Sarah, today with my link!
Weddings at Chenault Vineyards
Feb 14 2024
Weddings at Chenault Vineyards
Located on around 500 acres of beautiful Kentucky countryside, Chenault Vineyards is nestled just 30 minutes south of Lexington among the beautiful hills of Richmond, Kentucky. Stacie Settle, Assistant General Manager and Director of Weddings shares details about their beautiful ceremony site with breathtaking views and two indoor reception venues. In addition to their venue space they offer wine tastings, winery tours, live music and fun events. Listen to learn more about: 1:22: Stacie’s experience with coordinating weddings2:54: The history of Chenault Vineyards4:18: Chenault’s most popular wines5:12: Can you tour Chenault Vineyards?6:15: Stacie discusses how long Chenault has been doing weddings.7:33: What are Chenault’s ceremony options and indoor venue options?9:43: Are wedding tents allowed to be put up on the property?10:44: Upgrades to the property, including a new bridal suite 11:56: Is outside alcohol allowed at a vineyard?13:11: Does Chenault allow outside catering services?13:52: Pricing for Chenault Vineyard venue and combinations15:58: Nearby hotels and Airbnb’s for out of town guests18:25: Does Chenault have an open vendor policy?19:52: Wedding coordination services22:20: Average budget of weddings at Chenault23:05: What are the most popular months for weddings at Chenault?23:55: Rehearsal dinners at Chenault25:47: Events at Chenault Vineyards   Connect with Chenault Vineyards: Website:  www.chenaultvineyards.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chenaultvineyards Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chenaultvineyards Telephone: 859-328-7773   Connect with Sarah: Website:  www.simplylovestudio.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplylovestudio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplylovestudio Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SimplyLoveLex/   How to work together: If you’re a bride or couple in the Lexington, Kentucky area who feels overwhelmed when it comes to preparing for your wedding, Simply Love Studio is here for you! Simply Love Studio is a free resource for couples at any stage of their wedding planning process and is funded by Lexington’s most preferred wedding vendors. Make an appointment in person or online with me, Sarah, today with my link!