Jun 26, 2019
In this episode of The Next
Level, Andy Kushner and guest co-host, Andre Wells, discuss key
topics from this week’s interview with Mark Ingram. Andre is a
renowned event planner and designer known for creating high caliber
parties for his many high-profile clients.
On this episode of The Next
Level, Andy and Andre discuss the wonderful nuggets of wisdom Mark
Ingram provided in his interview. First off, Andre and Mark are
colleagues and friends in the industry. Andy and Andre discuss some
of the concepts Mark mentioned such as his belief in the art of
dressmaking and dressing other people, the need for dressers at the
event, and how each wedding gown should reflect the style and feel
of the venue.
Boutique owners, brides, and
bourgeoning bridal gown designers should all listen to his
interview and our discussion to learn how Mark’s experience and
tips shine in every aspect of the wedding day
- [01:31] Since Andre’s own interview, on The
Wedding Biz, he’s been honored by Biz Bash as one of the top 50
event designers in the US.
- [02:40] Andre and Andy chat about Mark Ingram,
being a good friend of Andre’s.
- [03:25] “Each gown is a work of art.” - Mark
Ingram, Andre shares how fitting this quote is to describe Mark’s
belief about the gowns he shows.
- [05:03] The pressure of finding “The gown” also
invades the event as a whole because everything
- [06:50] It is not an easy thing to dress
people. Andre chats about the gift a person must have to dress
- [08:03] The style of the wedding is determined
by the location, time of day, level of formality and this bleeds
through into the style of the dress.
- [09:14] Andre loves the idea of having a
dresser on site during the wedding to help with clothing mishaps.
An amazing tip from an expert in the industry.
- [10:36] Most planners and designers will have
an event kit or a tool bag with everything needed to fix little
- [11:22] Don’t forget about the
- [13:20] Mark made the point to embrace changes
in technology and Andre completely agrees. Stay youthful and accept
the younger generation’s knowledge.
- [14:56] Andre shares an insightful tip on not
giving over all of your social channels to your staff. Take
ownership of your brand and your social media voice.
The Wedding Biz Website
The Wedding Biz Instagram
The Wedding Biz Facebook
Mark Ingram Atelier
Mark Ingram Atelier
Mark Ingram Atelier on Instagram
Mark Ingram Atelier on Facebook
Mark Ingram Atelier on Twitter
Mark Ingram for Valentini on
Mark Ingram Official on
This Week’s Guest Co-Host
Wells on Instagram
Wells on Facebook
Andre’s interview on The Wedding Biz:
Andre Wells: Fashion-Forward Event Design &
LINKS & RESOURCES:
BizBash Top 50 Event Designers
2019: Andre Wells
Kushner Entertainment www.kushnerentertainment.com