The Wedding Biz – 294: AMANDA HEARST & MICAELA ERLANGER: Gowns, Jewelry, Sustainability and a Fairytale Wedding

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Do you know how to have a responsibly sourced wedding? Listen, as Andy and his guests Amanda Hearst and Micaela Erlanger discuss their process of working together to style Amanda’s outfits and jewelry for her extended wedding weekend and the aspects of sustainability that were considered and incorporated. Amanda makes an exciting announcement at the end of the show about a new product line and so much more on this episode of The Wedding Biz.

Amanda is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Maison De Mode. She is also the Co-Founder of Well Beings. This next-gen movement brings attention and action to the interconnections between animal welfare and climate change. Amanda is also a contributing editor at Town & Country Magazine.

Micaela is a sought-after celebrity stylist and has been profiled by Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, and several other publications. The Hollywood reporter has repeatedly named her one of the “Most Powerful Stylists.” Her clientele includes Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong’o, Common, Shailene Woodley, and Diane Kruger. In 2019 Micaela launched her Bridal Styling business and is the author of “How to Accessorize: A Perfect Finish to Every Outfit.”

Listen, as Amanda shares how she met and started working with Micaela and her concept for sustainable outfits and accessories for her wedding weekend. Micaela shares details of the gowns Amanda wore for each event and her favorite look of the weekend. Additionally, Micaela speaks about the vegan shoes that Amanda wore with her wedding gown.

Amanda shares some recommendations for brides who want to have sustainable dresses and jewelry for their weddings. Both Amanda and Micaela speak about their new products; Amanda has designed a sustainable fashion jewelry line, and Micaela has a sustainably sourced engagement ring line through Forevermark. If you were wondering how to have an environmentally friendly wedding, you won’t want to miss this conversation.

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Show Highlights:

[02:26] Welcome to the show, Amanda and Micaela!

[03:20] Amanda speaks about how she met and started working with Micaela.

[04:51] Micaela shares how exciting it was to get the call to work with Amanda.

[06:08] Amanda discusses her concept for sustainable outfits for her wedding weekend.

[07:41] They share the experience collaborating with Oscar de la Renta’s designer.

[08:22] Amanda explains what sustainability is and the steps to creating all the looks.

[10:40] Amanda and Micaela share details on the attire and accessories Amanda wore throughout the wedding.

[13:14] Amanda speaks about her husband’s Norwegian heritage and how it was weaved into the design.

[14:53] Listen as Amanda describes what responsibly sourced diamonds are.

[16:39] They discuss the wedding day and the main gown and jewelry Amanda wore.

[18:17] Micaela shares that Amanda wore vegan shoes.

[19:07] Amanda describes her and her new husband walking through the castle doors to be announced and having her veil trimmed to be able to wear it all evening.

[21:24] Micaela talks about her favorite look for the evening.

[24:01] Amanda shares three recommendations for brides who want to have sustainable dresses.

[26:32] Micaela speaks about how the bridal companies produce to demand, so they are inherently sustainable.

[28:20] Amanda discusses her company Maison De Mode.

[29:52] Amanda shares the launch of her sustainable fashion jewelry designs.

[31:17] Micaela shares her line of engagement rings through Forevermark, which is a sustainable company.

[33:19] Thank you both for being on the show!

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