Episode 96: We’re Back! Sort Of!

February 19, 2019

Brooke and Pam are back with an update about the show and some confessionals! They also somehow get on the subjects of Marie Kondo and furry jackets.

If you like adventurous outerwear or tidying up, this episode is for you!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

The episode Brooke laid on the floor and talked about the Royal Wedding is Episode 59: The Royal Wedding Recap (with Brittany Welsh)

The episode where a listener wrote in to tell us about her cousin sleeping with a Green Bay Packer is Episode 93: Lost Bridesmaids & Unexpected Expenses (with Amanda Walker – Part 2)

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo: Netflix reality show about learning how to let go of the clutter! (Suggested by Brooke & Pam)

Sex Education: British series about a teen boy becoming a sex therapist for his fellow high schoolers. Available on Netflix. (Suggested by Brooke)

And here's the Bustle article about Sex Education's unique style.

The Linda: Cherry Whiskey & Ginger Ale. If you're looking for a cherry whiskey, try Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry (Suggested by Pam)

Pen15: Hulu's new series about what it's like to be an awkward 13 year old girl in 2000. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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

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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 95: Wedding Trends Only Vogue Wants You To Avoid: 2019 Edition!

January 29, 2019

Pam and Brooke have started an annual tradition: Freaking out about Vogue's annual article about wedding trends!

This year Pam and Brooke defend monograms, plexiglass, and flower crowns (again!) after Vogue Magazine declares them all tacky! They also figure out what the hell Wedding Cake Projection Mapping is. (Spoiler: they love it!)

If you like annual traditions or podcasters yelling at magazines, this episode is for you!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

If you want to read the article along with us, it's Vogue's 37 Wedding Trend Mistakes to Avoid in 2019.

If you want to listen to last years episode about Vogue, check out Episode 23: Wedding Trends Only Vogue Wants You To Avoid

We kept talking about our wedding planner pal Amanda Walker. To hear more about her takes on the Wedding Trends of 2019, check out Episode 92!

Good news! Google Maps has upgraded the Grand Canyon to 4.6 stars now! But still WTF?!!!

This is what Paper Fringe looks like.

Here are some pictures of Blue and White Chinoiserie. (Please don't ask us to pronounce it.)

Here's a video of Wedding Cake Projection Mapping - which we just learned about AND ALREADY LOVE!!

Check out Lin Manuel Miranda’s Amazing Wedding Skit!

LMM’s EGOT Status:
Emmy: 2014
Grammy: 2009, 2016, 2018
Oscar: Not yet!
Tony: 2008, 2016

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Super Sunday Bunch Bowl of Freedom: A great party-sized punch just in time for the Super Bowl! From Liquor.com. (Suggested by Pam)

@round_boys: Twitter account dedicated to cute round shaped animals! (Suggested by Brooke)

Back-To-Back Chef: Celebrities learn how to make fun recipies using only verbal commands from Bon Appetit Chefs. Available on YouTube. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

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WEDDING CONFESSIONALS LINKS:

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

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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 94:Dartboards & Wedding Dogs (with Christopher Shelley)

January 22, 2019

Christopher Shelley, professional officiant and author of The Best Ceremony Ever, joins the gals to talk about weddings!

He tells us all about his wedding (which involved dartboards!), why he became an officiant, and how he has helped over 300 couples create ceremonies that are personal and not boring!

We also tackled some listeners' submitted confessionals. Topics include: trying to please a bride with expensive taste, a groom too shy for a videographer, and sneaky ways to include your puppy on your wedding day...even though the venue says NO PETS ALLOWED!

If you like creative ceremonies or wedding day doggy capers, this episode is for you!

 

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GUEST INFO:

You can find more info about Christopher Shelley at his company's website: Illuminating Ceremonies.

Check out Christopher's book - Best Ceremony Ever: How to Make the Serious Wedding Stuff Unique! Now Excuslively in Barnes and Noble. Available everywhere on February 12, 2019.

Follow Christopher on Instagram: @illuminatingceremonies

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Alamos Malbec: Tasty red wine from Argentina (Suggested by Pam) 

Ax Throwing: There are clubs that competitively throw axes...for fun! If you're in NYC, check out Kick Axe for more info! (Suggested by Christopher)

Impractical Jokers: A TV show where friends make each other laugh with pranks! Airing on Tru TV. (Suggested by Christopher)

Sit Stay Sketch: Instagram account of custom ink drawings of dogs, created by past Wedding Confessionals guest Beth Morrell. You can also get your own custom dog drawing at the Sit Stay Sketch Etsy Shop! (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 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:

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

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

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

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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:

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

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

Email us: weddingconfessionals@gmail.com

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

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

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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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