Episode 26: The Best Man & The Bad Speech (with Jeffrey R. Daniels)

September 19, 2017

Buckle up, gals and guys - this episode is a wild ride through the world of weddings!  TV director - and more importantly, Pam's husband!! - Jeffrey R. Daniels finally makes an appearance as a guest on the podcast!!!

The gals thought they were going to grill him on how he prepared for his wedding proposal to Pam, but instead got engrossed by Jeff's hilarious story about his best man speech that ended up being a total trainwreck. They also discuss the time Brooke inadvertently crashed a wedding reception and Pam's current situation - accidentally getting invited to a celebrity wedding!

Jeff and the gals also read listeners' confessionals about smelly reception halls, the difficulties in getting stuck with unenthusiastic bridesmaids, and the danger in smushing wedding cake on an unsuspecting new bride.

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GUEST INFO:

Jeff's new series, Shot In The Dark, will be available on Netflix in November 2017.

 

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Robin Hood - Stock trading app (Jeff)

Pumpkin Spiced Latte - The Starbucks seasonal drink is back! (Pam)

@seasonalvibes - Twitter account that obsesses about all things fall...until December (Brooke)

G.L.O.W. - Netflix comedy about women wrestlers (Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook

 

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Have a wild wedding story to tell us?  Need some help with your wedding drama?  Contact us!

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Episode 25: Matching Suits & JV Squads (with Adam Michael Rose)

September 12, 2017

Guest from Episode 3, Adam Michael Rose, is back to give Pam & Brooke a wedding planning update! They discuss the stress of finding the right food for the reception - including the ongoing hot topic: food trucks! And Adam admits he's still struggling with cutting people from the invite list.

They also help a groom feel confidnet in his suit choices and dive into a confessional written DURING a wedding day crisis!

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SHOW NOTES:

Adam is getting his custom wedding day suit from Indochino.

The restaurant / catering company Adam ended up choosing for his wedding is Stonefire Grill.

The funny ladies who host The Great British Baking Show are Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc.

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GUEST INFO:

If you are in need of a dialect coach - Adam can help!

Follow Adam on Instagram @amraccents

He's also on Twitter @amraccents

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Great British Baking Show - British series on Netflix (Adam)

Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere - 80s painting series now on Netflix (Adam) 

Saint Archer Brewing Company - Great beers for football season (Pam)

The Daily - 15 minute news podcast from the New York Times (Brooke)

The Newsworthy with Erica Mandy - 10 minute daily news recap podcast (Brooke)

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook

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Have a crazy story to tell?  Need some advice?  Contact us!

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663 (That's 434-WED-CONF)

Write us: https://weddingconfessionals.com/tell-us-your-secret/

We promise to never reveal any names to protect the innocent...and annoyed. Your secret's safe with us!

 

 

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Episode 24: Solid Flower Girl, Decent Bridesmaid (with Heather Woodward)

September 5, 2017

Brooke and Pam chat with actress and comedy gal, Heather Woodward, about all the ups and downs in planning her upcoming wedding. They also help a stressed out bride deal with her own mom-zilla! Then the gals try to figure out how they would handle wedding guests accidentially getting charged for drinks during an open bar. (One option is to hop on the bar and start spraying everyone with champage!)

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SHOW NOTES:

Pippa Middleton Book Confusion! We recorded this episode before our summer break, so Brooke's rant about Pippa's book - though still very real - is not in chronological order with the other podcast episodes.  But don't worry, Brooke now has that damn book and is trying to figure out how to determine if it sucks or not.  Stay tuned!

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GUEST INFO:

Heather Woodward performs with Rococo at UCB all the damn time! Go see em!  

She's also in a great series called Elite Daily Show on Go90.com.  Go watch it!

And when you're done with that, watch the Betch Sketch Show from AwesomeTV.

And don't miss Heather in Funny Or Die's Women Who Didn't Love Wonder Woman Support Group.

And follow Heather on Instagram @woodwardheather

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Bib & Tucker Bourbon - Smooth and sweet hard liquor (Pam)

Wi Spa - Korean Day Spa in LA (Heather)

Natch Beaut - Beauty podcast hosted by the hilarious Jackie Johnson (Brooke)

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

Twitter

Facebook

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Have a crazy story you want to tell us?

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663 (That's 434-WED-CONF)

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Episode 23: Wedding Trends That Only Vogue Wants You To Avoid

August 29, 2017

Brooke and Pam dive into a Vogue article titled "14 Wedding Trends to Avoid in 2017"...and pretty much hate every piece of advice the magazine dishes out.  They stick up for all the ALLEGEDLY tacky brides and grooms that are cool with flower crowns, casual shoes and boho-themed events.

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SHOW NOTES:

14 Weddings Trends to Avoid in 2017 - by Vogue

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Ali Wong: Baby Cobra - Netflix comedy special (Brooke)

Piña Colada - Drink up the summer while you can! (Pam)

 

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Episode 22: Surprise Wedding

August 23, 2017

Pam & Brooke chat about a wedding that was a surprise for the BRIDE!  Surprising to probably no one, the idea of having this kind of wedding was Brooke's worst nightmare. 

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SHOW NOTES:

Surprise Wedding for the Bride - article from Buzzfeed

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

@Popculturediedin2009 - Instagram account obsessed with all the crazy things celebrities did in the early 2000s. (Suggested by Brooke)

Pam's Pink Lady - Easy cocktail of Vodka and Pink Lemonade (Suggested by Pam)

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HAVE A CRAZY WEDDING STORY? NEED SOME WEDDING ADVICE? TELL US ALL ABOUT IT!

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We promise to never reveal any of the names to protect the innocent...and the annoyed.  Your secret is safe with us!

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Episode 21: Nightmare Weddings & Middleton Sisters

August 15, 2017

Pam & Brooke are in the middle of their summer break!  But they still made time to record an episode of them taking silly online wedding quizes.  They also figure out that Brooke thinks no matter how fast your marriage ends, you get to keep all the presents! 

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SHOW NOTES:

Design Your Nightmare Wedding And We'll Tell You Which Netflix Show To Binge Watch - From Buzzfeed

Are You A Kate Or Are You A Pippa - From Pure Wow

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Relatively Healthy - Funny, informative podcast about health (Brooke)

French 75 - Champange cocktail (Pam) 

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HAVE A CRAZY WEDDING STORY? NEED SOME WEDDING ADVICE? TELL US ALL ABOUT IT!

Email us at weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us at 434-933-2663

Click here to write us with no contact info needed!

We promise to never reveal any of the names to protect the innocent...and the annoyed.  Your secret is safe with us!

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Episode 20: Top 20 Songs To Ban From Your Wedding Reception

August 9, 2017

What are the songs most likely to be banned from a wedding reception?  The statistical junkies over at Five Thirty Eight surveyed a group of wedding DJs to find out, and the results have Brooke & Pam asking a lot of questions!  

 

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Show Notes:

Want to see all 50 songs?  Check out Five Thirty Eight's article, The Ultimate Playlist Of Banned Wedding Songs.

 

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Bridal Breaks:

Canella Bellini - Premixed brunch beverage (Pam)

Baby-Sitters Club Club - Funny podcast about the Baby-Sitters Club book series from the 80s (Brooke)

 

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Wedding Confessionals Links:

 

www.weddingconfessionals.com

 

 

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Twitter

 

 

Facebook

 

 

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Episode 19: Dear Michael (with Michael Bourret - Part 2)

July 26, 2017

After learning all about guest Michael Bourret's wedding in "Episode 18: Dance Like You're 12," we dive into listeners' confessionals and questions!  We discuss shady venue owners, dude bro wedding gifts and how to pick party favors that don't suck.

 

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Guest Plugs & Info:

Michael's pretty pictures of fancy cocktails (and no people) can be found on Instragram: @michaelbourret

Michael's hot takes on publishing and politics are all on Twitter: @michaelbourret

 

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Show Notes:

Brooke's party favor included donating to the National Arbor Day Foundation.  If you want to donate too, here's a link!

 

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Bridal Break:

Pabst Blue Ribbon - aka: PBR - Cheap Beer (Pam)

Golden Road Wulf Pup Session IPA - Fancy alternative to drinking PBR (Michael) 

The Golden Girls - 80s sitcom now available on Hulu (Micahel)

Anne With an E - Gritty Canadian series based on the book Anne of Green Gables, now available in the US on Netflix (Brooke)

 

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Wedding Confessionals Links:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Episode 18: Dance Like You’re 12 (with Michael Bourret - Pt 1)

July 17, 2017

Join Brooke and Pam as they explore how their guest - literary agent, Michael Bourret - ended up with a ring on his left hand, despite his political views against the institute of marriage.  They also discuss terrible trips to the dentist, why the first season of Survivor can lead to romance, and how Brooke, though not invited, bulldozed her way into attending Michael's wedding.  

This interview was so in depth that it took up the whole hour!  So stay tuned next week for Part 2 when we let Michael - and all of his controversial opinions - tackle on your wedding confessionals and questions!

 

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Guest Info/Plugs:

You can find pictures of Michael's food and cocktails on Instagram. @michaelbourret

Wanna learn more about Michael's hot takes on politics? Follow him on Twitter! @MichaelBourret

 

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Show notes:

- If you're crazy like Brooke and want to buy an x-ray blanket, it can be yours for about $80!

- We found some more reasonable looking weighted blankets for anxiety - here.

- Pippa's book did sell in the US...and it tanked.

- The Abbey is a bar in West Hollywood.  It's also now the setting for a Reality TV show on E! called What Happens At The Abbey!

- Sammy Sweetheart from the Jersey Shore has a podcast - Just Sayin.  It actually seems pretty fun!

- We can't link to the Dew Drop Inn where Michael spent all of his money on Long Island Iced Teas because it doesn't exist anymore. :(

- Want a great bagel with mediocre cream cheese?! Try Bagels On The Square!

 

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Bridal Break Info:

- Dear Sugars - advice podcast with Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed (Brooke)

- Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Sangria (Pam)

 

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Wedding Confessionals Links:
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Episode 17: Plugs, Plugs & More Plugs (with Jessica Maillard)

July 11, 2017
Jessica Maillard - casting director, pal, and wife to Episode 5's Brian Maillard - joins Pam & Brooke to give us even more insight into her wedding.  This includes family drama, a pants mix up and one rouge member of the bridal party.
 
The gals also talk about marrying the bad boy, opinionated grooms and one stubborn grandma.  They also get into multiple heated debates about Staten Island and Pnina Tornai bridal gowns.
 
 
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GUEST INFO/PLUGS:
 
*Prepare yourselves! Jessica plugs A LOT OF SHIT in this episode!
 
- Check out some of the shows Jessica's worked on in the past:
 
 
 
- Jessica got married at the Cicada Club in Downtown Los Angeles.  Not only is it a wedding venue, it's also a jazzy night club with dinner and dancing! Let's all go there and reenact the "Slippery Little Suckers" scene from Pretty Woman!
 
 
- Cafe Pinot was where Jessica had her rehearsal dinner.  Let's all go there and reenact the "You made a big mistake! Big! Huge!" scene from Pretty Woman!  (Clearly, Brooke wrote these show notes after having a glass of wine.  LOL!)
 
 
- The Biltmore Hotel was where Jessica stayed during her wedding.  Let's all go there and reenact the "Bubble bath while singing along to Prince" scene from Pretty Woman! (Who let Brooke have a second glass?!!)
 
 
- Looking for a wedding photographer in the LA area?  Check out The Grovers, a husband and wife team that shot Jessica's wedding! (Brooke ran out of Pretty Woman jokes.  Sorry!)
 
 
- Jessica stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai.  And as you expected, it's FUCKING GORGEOUS!
 
 
- If you're going to Kauai, you should check out tubing down the sugar cane tunnels!  This looks so damn fun!
 
 
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BRIDAL BREAK INFO:
 
 
Chocolate Martini - Dessert in a martini glass! (Pam)
 
Scrabble - Analog option for fun (Jessica)
 
Younger - TV Show & Digital option for fun - available on TV Land & Hulu (Jessica)
 
McMansion Hell - Snarky & educational website about architecture (Brooke)
 
 
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Wedding Confessionals Links:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a crazy story you want to tell us?
 
 
Call us: 434-933-2663 (That's 434-WED-CONF)
 
 
 
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