Episode 53: Cut the Dress! (with Danielle Kaplowitz)

April 10, 2018

Pam and Brooke are joined by actress and voice over talent, Danielle Kaplowitz, to talk about her wedding planning highs and lows. This includes a surprise proposal, some invite list drama and a trip to the famous Say Yes To The Dress store - Kleinfeld!

The gals also tackle some confessionals, including a weird wedding delay, a veil mishap and a lively debate about wedding tattoos!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

- More info about Prince Harry possibly having the Spice Girls perform at his reception!

- More info about common folk attending Harry and Meghan's Wedding

- Danielle got married at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, CT

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Instant Pot: Quick and easy pressure cooker (Suggested by Pam)

Instant Pot Wine: A recipe for making homemade wine from Food N Service (Suggested by Pam)

Cool Playlist: New podcast about music for a specific life events, hosted by comedian Eliza Skinner (Suggested by Brooke)

Queer Eye: Netflix's reboot makes us smile, laugh and cry like babies (Suggested by Danielle)

 

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Episode 52: Three Weddings, Two Countries & One Bride (with Kelly Pickett)

April 3, 2018

Pam's pal and military gal, Kelly Pickett, joins the podcast to chat about weddings...including the year she was a bride THREE TIMES! After learning all about Kelly's whirlwind year of weddings, the gals dive into listeners' confessionals and tackle serious issues, like family finances...and not so serious issues, like garter tosses and crappy bridal suites. 

It's also revealed that Pam loves going to weddings so much that she once dragged her husband on a plane to attend a wedding across the country...TWO DAYS AFTER HAVING MAJOR SURGERY!

If you like weddings half as much as Pam does, you'll totally love this episode!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Check out some of Kelly's work at DVIDShub.net

If you want to get married at Disney, you can get more info at disneyweddings.com

The Slate.com advice column Brooke was talking about is Care and Feeding

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Glass Slipper Cocktail: A Cinderella-inspired drink from Live In Style (Suggested by Pam)

This Is: Max Martin: Spotify's playlist from the hit pop song writer and producer who we've decided is a bajillionare (Suggested by Brooke)

Crochet Videos on YouTube: A great way to learn (and re-learn) how to crochet (Suggested by Kelly)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

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Episode 51: Don’t Listen To Martha (with Courtney LaBree - Part 2)

March 27, 2018

Our hilarious night with Courtney LaBree continues! This time the gals tackle some listeners' confessionals. We chat about how to get out of being a bridesmaid, if it's okay to laugh if someone falls at a wedding, and how to handle an overzealous photographer...who's also a future in-law. 

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GUEST INFO:

Watch Storage Wars on A&E!

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Andrew Murray Vineyards: Southern California winery that is laid back and makes tasty wines! (Suggested by Pam)

One Day At A Time: Netflix's reboot of the classic sitcom. (Suggested by Brooke)

Huntington Botanical Gardens: An amazing collection of flowers, trees, cacti and plants from all over the world! (Suggested by Courtney)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

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Episode 50: Diamond Jubilee (with Courtney LaBree - Part 1)

March 20, 2018

Pam and Brooke are joined by Courtney LaBree, a funny gal who had a gorgeous Palm Springs wedding last year. She shares with the gals her hilarious and sweet proposal story, planning a super cool wedding in the desert, and what it's like to have her wedding featured in wedding blogs!

We dive so deep into Courtney's history with weddings that we had to break her recording into two parts! So stay tuned for Episode 51, when Courtney helps us answer some Confessionals! 

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Here's the Green Wedding Shoes feature of Courtney and Geoff's wedding. Be prepared to be in awe of how beautiful it is! 

Follow their photographer, Lauren Scotti on Instagram: @laurenscotti

Courtney and Geoff got married - and had their DIVE IN party!!! - at the Avalon Hotel in Palm Springs

Boldhouse was the event coordinating company for their wedding 

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Horchata Rum Cocktail: A sweet and spicy drink! (Suggested by Pam)

@Bodegacats_: Twitter account full of cute kitties hanging out in delis, bodegas and bars (Suggested by Brooke)

@dog_rates: Twitter account for any and all dog lovers (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

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Facebook

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

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Episode 49: Don’t Be A Pill (with Sara Tenenbein)

March 13, 2018

Fellow podcaster and co-founder of #Hashily Ever After, Sara Tenebein, joins Brooke and Pam to talk some shit about weddings. They chat about Prince Harry's wedding cheese cake, their favorite cheeses, cheesecake, and The Cheesecake Factory. Somehow they eventually stop talking about cheese and chat about weddings, including someone who made Freud's Oedipus complex the main topic of their wedding speech. (Yikes!)

The gals also tackle listeners' confessionals about Midwestern wedding bar crawls, inappropriate touching at a receptions, and the complexities of having a family member as your wedding photographer. 

If you like cheese, royal weddings or psychoanalytic theory - this episode is for you!

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SHOW NOTES:

Read all about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's cake made of cheese!

Here's a Youtube clip of the Seinfeld "Nip Slip" episode.

 

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GUEST INFO:

Want your own custom wedding hashtag? Check out Sara's company, #Hashily Ever After!

Follow #Hashily Ever After on Instagram: @hashilyeverafter

Check out Sara's podcast: The She Pod

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Guinness: Best Irish beer for St. Patrick's Day! (Suggested by Pam)

The Only Way Is Essex (aka: TOWIE): The UK reality tv show that is ridiculous but addicting! Wikipedia describes it as a show about "real people in modified situations, saying unscripted lines but in a structured way." 246 (!!!) episodes are available in the US on Hulu. (Suggested by Sara)

Queer Eye: The early 2000's reality show "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" has gotten a modern reboot! It'll definitely make you laugh, and probably make you cry. Available on Netflix. (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? 

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Episode 48: Handcrafted, Homemade & Heartfelt (with Julia Holmberg)

March 6, 2018
After becoming obsessed with the Instagram account @juliamakesadress, Brooke and Pam tracked down Julia Holmberg, the girl behind the dress-making photo journal! Julia joins the gals on the show and tells them all about her super romantic proposals (plural!) and how she got the crazy idea for making her own wedding dress...while teaching herself how to sew! If you like crafting (like Pam) or are just in awe of anyone who can sew a button (like Brooke), you'll love this episode!
 
We also check in on some listeners' confessionals, including stories about bridesmaids on a tight budget, a bride fed up with too many other events showing up near her wedding date, and wedding guest with a helpful PSA about wedding day footwear!
 
 
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GUEST INFO:
 
Follow Julia's dress making journey on Instagram: @juliamakesadress
 
 
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BRIDAL BREAK:
 
Artiste Winery: Great wine that includes beautiful artwork on their bottle labels! (Suggested by Pam)
 
Go With It: Currently Brooke's JAM! It's a great song about going with the flow - a mantra that anyone planning a wedding NEEDS! It's by Oliver and features one of Brooke's favorite bands, Chromeo! Check it out on Spotify or Soundcloud! (Suggested by Brooke)
 
Flight School!: Julia is learning to fly planes and swears it's the BEST stress reliever in the world! (Suggested by Julia)
 
Epsom Salts: Cheap and soothing way to add some luxury to your bath! (Suggested by Julia)
 
 
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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

 

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

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Episode 47: Is Sexy Back Your Wedding Song? (with Alex Freidin)

February 27, 2018

Pam and Brooke are joined by producer and pal Alex Freidin, who brings some GREAT wedding stories. He has a hilarious proposal story and an even funnier one about how he met his wife (spoiler: it involves back hair!). And his wedding planning unexpectedly included an ex-girlfriend! (Yikes!)

Alex also helps the gals with some listeners' confessionals about drunk DJs, crying at weddings, and a bride freaking out about how to include her hyper dog on her wedding day.

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SHOW NOTES:

If you are looking for assistance with your doggy on your big day, Furever & For Always can help with that in the Maryland, DC & Virginia area.

Ruth's Instagram: @ruthbaderginsbarkla

Here's another shameless plug for Pam's husband's Netflix show Shot In The Dark

 

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GUEST INFO:

Follow Alex on Snapchat: @alexnoe1

He's also on Instagram: @alexfreidin1

And watch Netflix...for reasons we will explain later. 

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Saarloos + Sons Winery: Cool winery with great wine. And if you visit there for a wine tasting, you'll get cupcakes! (Suggested by Pam)

The Little Book Of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living: A quick read to learn all about Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga), the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. Written by the Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. (Suggested by Brooke)

Ojai Rancho Inn: Cost efficient hotel in this tiny California vacation destination. (Suggested by Alex)

Ojai Valley Inn: Fancy resort for dropping serious dollars! (Suggested by Alex)

Snapchat: The silly and popular social media platform! (Suggested by Alex)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

www.weddingconfessionals.com

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Facebook

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

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Episode 46: Tiny Dress, Long Veil (with Cassandra McClure)

February 20, 2018

Pam and Brooke are joined by beauty expert and bride-to-be, Cassandra McClure to discuss the ins and outs of hair, makeup and styling for weddings. We also dive into Cassandra's hilarious and sweet story of how she met her fiancé and how wedding planning can be kinda stressful -  even for a well-connected wedding expert!

We also tackle some listeners' confessionals, including unexpected wedding Instagram drama, a wedding send off disaster, and a bride deciding if it's a good idea to keep the old school tradition of having your bachelorette party the night before the wedding!

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SHOW NOTES: 

Champagne Skirts are a thing! Here's a link with videos and pics! And now we really want to go to a party that has one, so let us know if you are gonna have one and we'll totally crash your event. ;)

 

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GUEST INFO:

Check out Cassandra's website - www.cassandramcclure.com - for more info about all of her beauty services. We're obviously a big fan of all the pics of flower crowns on the bachelorette page. ;)

You can also follow her on Instagram to get great beauty tips: @CassandraMcClure

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Buttery Finger: Sweet cocktail that tastes like a Butterfinger bar! YUM! (Suggested by Pam)

Watercourse Way Bath House: If you're in Palo Alto, check out this spa! (Suggested by Cassandra)

#throwbackthursday: Spotify's playlist that is updated every Thursday with a new songs from another era. (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? 

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Episode 45: The Godfather Is A Wedding Movie? (with Noah Schwartz - Part 2)

February 13, 2018

In Part 2 of our chat with Noah Schwartz, we answer listeners' questions and confessionals. And Noah has some extra questions, too! Topics include co-ed bachelor parties, wedding cake placement, how to make being an usher more exciting (spoiler: you can't) and Steve Martin??!!

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GUEST INFO:

Noah wants everyone to check out Journy - a travel and lifestyle app for Smart TVs and Roku. Follow them on Instagram, Twitter & YouTube!

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Big Mouth: Raunchy, hilarious animated series about puberty, produced by and starring Nick Kroll. Available on Netflix. (Brooke)

Dirty Shirley: A grown up twist on the kid-favorite drink, from Stir & Scribble. (Pam)

Sativa Marijuana: Legal in some states! (Noah)

How Did This Get Made?: Podcast that disects movies that are so bad they're good! (Noah)

 

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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? 

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Episode 44: Michael J Saves The Day (with Noah Schwartz - Part 1)

February 6, 2018

Pam's brother-in-law, Noah Schwartz, joins the gals to talk about his wedding...and somehow ends up telling a story about murdering lobsters and being fired from a summer job?!

We do actually cover wedding-related topics at some point, including a well-meaning but confusing proposal, traveling for weddings, and Noah choosing a mysterious wedding band that paid off in an unexpected way!

Stay tuned next episode for Part 2, when Noah helps us answer listeners' confessionals!

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SHOW NOTES:

A combined bachelor / bachelorette party can be called a "Jack & Jill," "Stag & Hen," or "Buck and Doe" party. #themoreyouknow

Sleep No More is still playing in New York if you want to check it out. (It's weird but cool!)

The book Noah was reading about the Brooklyn Bridge is called The Great Bridge by David McCullough.

If you're looking to get married near San Diego, check out the Scripps Institution where Noah and Jessie had their wedding! So pretty!

Brooke tried SO HARD to find Michael J and his band online but couldn't! That band will remain a mystery!

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

The Love Martini: A Valentine's Day cocktail with strawberries from Picture the Recipe.

Drunk History: Season 5 of this hit TV series is back on Comedy Central!

 

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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? 

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