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Hey you! I'm Candice. I've owned my wedding planning and design business, Jubilee Events, for 12 years. I'm a 2x published author, podcast host, and your proud mentor.

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Our first guest on The Power in Purpose Podcast, Beth Lindsay Chapman, is a POWERHOUSE in the wedding and bridal industry. Seriously, she is THE expert as it relates to the bridal stylist and bridal store arm of the wedding industry. She’s been the owner of The White Dress by the shore in Clinton, Connecticut for over 15 years. She left a highly lucrative VP position at a 1 BILLION DOLLAR fashion empire (where she was in charge of 40 million dollars) to start her business— which has grown to 7-figures. Why? We learn that and a whole lot more in today’s interview. Here are some highlights:


  • What prompted Beth to walk away from her high 6-figure salary to open her own bridal store business — and what the rewards were
  • The process she took to becoming a bridal store business owner and how it was over 5 years in the making!
  • How she noticed a problem in the bridal industry and decided to solve it — and how you can too
  • Why you need a business plan and how her business plan helped her grow her 7-figure business
  • What her first day was like when she opened her store (hint: it was kind of a hot mess — but in a good way!)
  • The lesson she learned in starting no matter the circumstance, and how you can get started too
  • How being multi-passionate led her to open a second business
  • The struggle she faced when she considered selling her store and how a life coach helped her
  • How she chose to navigate an oversaturated market, choosing to LEAD rather than LEAVE
  • How she juggles 2 companies that are tied together, but separate concepts
  • What it means to be a catalyst for change and how you should be one
  • Why community is important
  • Why EXPERIENCE matters
  • Who inspires her with their purpose (hint: it's Mary Marantz!)


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Candice also talks about the biggest lesson she learned in creating this podcast episode, along with some further thoughts about choosing to LEAD rather than LEAVE.


Ways to Connect with Beth Chapman

Instagram: @TheWhiteDress, @BethChapmanStyling, @TheWhiteDressSociety

Facebook: @TheWhiteDressbytheshore, @BethChapmanStyling, @TheWhiteDressSociety

Her Store: The White Dress by the shore

Her Styling & Consulting: Beth Chapman Styling

Interested in receiving the discount you heard about on her educational video series for bridal store owners?

Check out THE SERIES 2.0!

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My team and I have worked with hundreds of clients all over the world, from New York City to Fiji, Vermont to Costa Rica, celebrating moments that matter in our clients' lives. I've worked with high-end clients since I started my business, producing events in excess of $1,000,000.

I owned my wedding planning and design business, Jubilee Events, for 12 years before I sold it.

I know what it takes to run a successful wedding industry business.

I also know how hard it is to be profitable in this industry. I've experienced many of the aches, pains and challenges you're facing right now.

I want you to succeed in your business. In fact, I teach wedding industry entrepreneurs because I want others to have the same level of success I've been so fortunate to have.

My passion for this industry is rooted in helping business owners, like you, build a profitable business with purpose.

That is the heart behind every webinar I teach, every instagram post I share, every course I create and every podcast episode I produce.

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