Episode 93: Lost Bridesmaids & Unexpected Expenses (with Amanda Walker - Part 2)

January 15, 2019

After talking about the Wedding Trends of 2019 in last week's episode, Amanda sticks around to help the gals answer some listeners' submitted confessionals.  

Topics include: budgets, makeup, strippers, shoes...and the Green Bay Packers?

If you like financial advice or midwestern NFL teams, this episode is for you! 

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Amanda Walker first appeared on our podcast in Episode 64: Diary Of A Wedding Planner.

Brooke did some research, and she thinks the cousin from Confessional #2 ALLEGEDLY hooked up with Don Daney from the Green Bay Packers.

We found a Hapar's Bazaar article with info and pics about Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's weddings.

 

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GUEST INFO:

You can learn more about Amanda's wedding and event planning at the Salt & Sparrow website.

Follow Salt & Sparrow on Instagram: @salt_and_sparrow

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

 

Pomegranate Sorbet Champagne: A frozen treat from TheCookieRookie.com (Suggested by Pam)

Detachable Shower Head: Treat Yourself! (Suggested by Amanda)

Party For One: Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen had created another bop! (Suggested by Brooke)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: From the folks who brought you Riverdale, here's a spooky and dark TV Series based on the comic book character Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Available on Netflix. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

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

 

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Episode 92: Wedding Trends of 2019 (with Amanda Walker - Part 1)

January 8, 2019

Wedding planner, Amanda Walker, joins the gals to talk about all of the new wedding trends of 2019! She teaches us all about on what's in, what's out, and how virtual reality is changing wedding planning! And somehow we also end up taking about the song Baby Shark?!!

We chatted so much about trends that we pushed the confessionals until the next episode.

If you like wedding trends or songs that get stuck in your head all day, this episode is for you!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Amanda Walker first appeared on our podcast in Episode 64: Diary Of A Wedding Planner.

If you haven't heard of Baby Shark before and you are willing to have this song stuck in your head all day, click here to listen.

 

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GUEST INFO:

You can learn more about Amanda's wedding and event planning at the Salt & Sparrow website.

Follow Salt & Sparrow on Instagram: @salt_and_sparrow

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Grapefruit Ginger Fizz: A low carb/Keto-friendly cocktail from MyLifeCookbook.com. (Suggested by Pam)

Derry Girls: Netflix comedy about teens growing up in Londonderry during the Northern Ireland Conflict. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

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Pinterest

 

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

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

 

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Episode 91: Happy New Year!

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! And congrats to all you newly engaged brides and grooms!

Brooke and Pam are celebrating the beginning of 2019 with a mini episode! Enjoy!

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Red Wine Hot Cocoa: A chocolatey yummy drink from Vinepair.com (Suggested by Pam)

Kennections: Weekly trivia game created by famous Jeopardy contestant Ken Jennings. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

Facebook

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Pinterest

 

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

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

 

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Episode 90: A Merry Mini Episode

December 25, 2018

It's Christmas Day! Our gift to you is this Mini Episode. 

Merry Christmas!

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BRIDAL BREAK:

It's A Grinch Drink: A festive cocktail from shugarysweets.com (Suggested by Pam)

 

It’s Britney Bitch: A fun and informative podcast about the life and work of Britney Spears, hosted by fans/journalists T Kyle & Bradley Stern. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

Facebook

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

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

 

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Episode 89: Escalator Proposals & Helpful Hecklers (with Nancy Jordan)

December 18, 2018

Nancy Jordan, dancer and art department coordinator for film and TV, joins Brooke and Pam to talk about weddings! She tells the gals all about meeting her husband while studying at Juilliard, proposing on a Macy's escalator, and planning her own wedding...though she had never been to one before!

Topics also include observant hecklers, wedding receptions in underground clubs, and white suits from the 70s!

We also answer listeners' confessionals about choosing the right Maid of Honor, asking for money to pay for additional guests, and a Bridesmaid who invited her baby to a black tie wedding!

If you like department store romance or disco formal wear, this episode is for you!

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Holly Jolly Punch: A fruity and spicy drink that's party size, from the Cocktail Project. (Suggested by Pam)

Pajama Movie Night! Stay in and watch an old movie! (Suggested by Nancy)

Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction: Humorous and in-depth book all about YA novels, by Gabrielle Moss. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

 

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

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

 

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Episode 88: Chuppahs & Hoopas (with Nancy)

December 11, 2018

Brooke's neighbor Nancy stops by to tell the gals all about her wedding. Details include: a long distance romance that caused her to upgrade her cell phone's data plan, finding a dress that doesn't make her feel like a cupcake, and an interesting pronunciation of the word "chuppah."

We also dive into listeners' submitted confessionals about holding RSVP-related grudges, the rules for late gifting wedding presents, and how to include step-parents into a ceremony without it feeling weird or forced.

If you like unlimited texting plans or step-dad awkwardness, this episode is for you!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Nancy's cake (which she had to keep making bigger and bigger!) was from Hansen's Cakes in Tarzana, CA.

Nancy got her dress from Della Curva, a shop in Tarzana, CA that specializes in wedding gowns for curvy brides.

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Manhattan: Classic cocktail made with bourbon or whiskey. (Suggested by Pam)

Go to the movies! (Suggested by Nancy)

Letter Joy: Gift service that delivers one historic letter to your mailbox every week. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

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

 

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Episode 87: Shadows & Secrets (with Julia Holmberg - Part 2)

December 4, 2018

Our fun night with Julia Holberg continues! We tackle listeners' Confessionals about a copycat bride, a loudly opinionated mother-in-law and a bridesmaid with a big secret!

If you like mouthy moms or confidential information, this episode is for you!

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GUEST INFO:

Check out Julia’s dress making journey on Instagram: @juliamakesadress 

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Julia first told us all about her DIY wedding projects in Episode 48: Handcrafted, Homemade & Heartfelt

 

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Melted Snowman Martini: Fun and seasonal cocktail from Eat Drink & Be Cozy! (Suggested by Pam)

Hawaiian Haupia Pudding: Easy and tasty coconut treat! (Suggested by Julia)

Bodyguard: UK's hit TV series is intense, smart, and now on Netflix in the US! (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

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Pinterest

 

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

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

 

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Episode 86: DIY Wedding Update! (with Julia Holmberg - Part 1)

November 27, 2018

Remember that bride Julia Holmberg who was making her own wedding dress, and her bridesmaids dresses, and a ton of other DIY creations?! Well, she got married this summer and is now back to tell Brooke and Pam all about it!

She opens up about making bouquets at 2am the night before the wedding, ugly crying down the aisle, and the wedding day traffic jam that was unexpectedly a good thing. In fact, Julia had so many fun stories to share that we broke up this recording into two episode! Stay tuned next week to hear Part 2 of our night with Julia!

If you like DIY projects or follow up stories, this episode is for you!

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GUEST INFO:

Check out Julia’s dress making journey on Instagram: @juliamakesadress 

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Julia first told us all about her DIY wedding projects in Episode 48: Handcrafted, Homemade & Heartfelt

Julia got married at the Hines Hills Campus in Cuyahoga National Park

Sinsational Desserts made Julia's wedding cake

Fisher's Cafe & Pub is the restaurant Julia recommended - in Peninsula, Ohio

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

His Royal Dogness, Guy The Beagle: Cute picture book about Meghan Markle's dog. (Suggested by Brooke)

La Poire Bliss: Pear vodka cocktail! (Suggested by Pam)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

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

 

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Episode 85: Thanksgiving Mini Episode!

November 20, 2018

It's Thanksgiving week, so Brooke and Pam are taking a break from recording a traditional episode of the podcast. This week they're focusing on one thing they're very thankful for: Buzzfeed Wedding Quizzes!!

If you like shorter podcast episodes or online surveys, this episode is for you!

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SHOW NOTES:

The Buzzfeed Quiz that Pam and Brooke took is called Can You Guess How Popular These Wedding Trends Are?

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Thanksgiving Cider: A holiday cocktail with pumpkin and apple flavors, from Mix That Drink. (Suggested by Pam)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Netflix movie based on the bestselling novel about WWII, books, romance and a small English town. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

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Pinterest

 

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

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

 

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Episode 84: Wedding Confessionals Continued #1

November 13, 2018

Brooke and Pam have been asking for listeners who sent in Confessionals before to send follow up info about what happened after they were given advice on the podcast. And thankfully they have responded with more details...and drama!

Sit back and enjoy an entire episode dedicated to just catching up on Confessionals from the past.

If you like sequels or "Where Are They Now?" shows, this episode is for you!

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Foxen Winery: SoCal Winery that is a fun place to visit! (Suggested by Pam)

"Here I Am": Duet by Dolly Parton & Sia, for the Dumplin' motion picture soundtrack (Suggested by Brooke)

Dumplin' (Book): YA about a Texas teen and her small town's beauty pageant, written by  Julie Murphy (Suggested by Brooke)

Dumplin' (Movie): Netflix film based on the book, out on Dec 7th! (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

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Have a story to tell us? Need some advice about your own wedding drama? 

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

Call us: 434-933-2663

Click here to send us a message with no personal information needed!

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

 

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