Welcome to our second instalment of ‘Five Minutes With…’ our series that spends five minutes with the Jewish wedding industry’s top-ranking movers and shakers.
Last time, we were falling-off-our-chairs stunned to have the indescribably incredible Ron Ben Israel in our hot seat, and we’re having similar dizzies today because our guest is (and we can’t quite believe it) the absolutely MEGA international celebrity wedding planner and bestselling author Mindy Weiss!!!
Yes, the Mindy Weiss (the one from your bookshelves) is such a bright Jewish wedding industry superstar (as you can tell from our very gratuitous use of exclamation points) that she needs no introduction. But, just because someone doesn’t need an introduction, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve one!
Based out of Beverly Hills, Mindy Weiss, a member of the tribe, is a full-service event planner, who has successfully grown her brand to become a lifestyle expert with books, product lines and spokesperson partnerships.
Since Mindy started her career in party planning, more than twenty years ago, she has planned celebrations all over the world, and written three bestselling books. THREE! We mere mortals can only gape in awe.
We’re so honored and humbled to host Mindy on the STG pages, and we just know you’ll love her quickfire answers as much as we do.
5 Minutes with… Mindy Weiss
— Gucci’s Creative Director: Alessandro Michele
— Online shopping and buying vintage art
— Trying on my mom’s clothes and walking around in her high heels
IN THREE WORDS YOU’RE….
— Full of HEART
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN THE MOVIE OF YOUR LIFE?
— Sandra Bullock
AS A CHILD YOU WANTED TO BE?
— An interior designer. One year I changed my bedroom seven times!
CAREER PLAN B?
— Interior Designer
SECRET TO A HAPPY RELATIONSHIP?
YOUR BEST QUALITY?
— I’m nice to all
AND YOUR WORST?
— I trust everyone
LAST MEAL ON EARTH?
— Sushi! Oh, and french fries
DREAM DINNER PARTY GUESTS?
— Oprah, Michelle Obama, Jimmy and Molly Kimmel, and Anna Wintour
— James Taylor
— Brooke Shields and Andrà© Agassi’s Wedding
— Ellen Degeneres and Portia’s Wedding for so many reasons!
TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST?
— Go to Israel
WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?
— Saving enough money for my children
— Always give people a chance, and to always listen and learn
WHERE IS HOME?
— Los Angeles
— None….but I think George Clooney is hot
MOST EXTRAVAGANY PURCHASE?
— My Home
NIGHT IN OR NIGHT OUT?
— Night IN!!!!!!!
A weekend in Montecito, California
Watching the excitement on my granddaughter’s face when I come through the door at her house!
Thank you Mindy — we love everything about you, your weddings, your business, and that sparkling smile! Oh… and could we join you for sushi and french fries too?! #bestcombinationEVER
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