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Episode 103: Mini Donut Dilemmas & Covid-era Bachelorette Parties (with Lauren Lillie)

Episode 103: Mini Donut Dilemmas & Covid-era Bachelorette Parties (with Lauren Lillie)

October 19, 2021

Lauren Lillie returns to tell Pam and Brooke all about her 2019 wedding! She discusses getting rejected from bars while in her wedding gown, security around her mini donuts, and the triggering effect of the question "So you're all set then?" 

Then the gals dive into listeners submitted confessionals about Covid-era bachelorette party stresses, Boomers who hate on hairy armpits and more!

If you're into not shaving or pastry policing, this episode is for you!

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GUEST INFO:

You can follow Lauren on Instragram @laurenalillie

 

Lauren's wedding vendors who she highly recommends are:

Venue: Fig House - https://www.fighousela.com

Coordinator: Kelly Demaray from Demaray Events - https://www.demarayevents.com

Photography: Joel and Justyna -  https://joelandjustyna.com

Florist: The Little Branch - https://www.thelittlebranch.com

Wedding Cake: Berolina Bakery - https://www.berolinabakery.com

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Corpse Reviver: Spooky gin sour cocktail from A Couple Cooks

Hacks: Comedy about two female comedians from different generations. Streaming on HBO Max.

This Is A Robbery: Docuseries about an unsolved Boston-area art heist. Streaming on Netflix.

 

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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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Logo by David Kantrowitz

Theme song by Andy Schrier

 

 

 

Episode 102: Rogue Cousins & Delayed Honeymoons (with Amanda Walker - Part 2)

Episode 102: Rogue Cousins & Delayed Honeymoons (with Amanda Walker - Part 2)

October 12, 2021

Pam and Brooke's night with wedding planner Amanda Walker continues! 

They dive into confessionals about a family photo shoot gone wrong, a pushy dad trying to bulldoze his way down the aisle, and a honeymoon gift that may not exist anymore.

If you like confusing vacation planning or overwhelming fathers, this episode is for you!

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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

And follow Amanda's lifestyle brand: @rootedfarmandgardens

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Sunburn Cocktail: A fruity drink to help you hold on to the tiny bit of summer that's left. Created by the Hey Wanderer Blog.

The Big Leap: Scripted drama about a dance competition reality tv show. On Hulu and Fox.

Big Flower Fight: Amateur floral arrangement competition show. Available on Netflix. 

Full Bloom: Professional florist competition show. Available on HBO Max.

 

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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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Theme song by Andy Schrier

 

Episode 101: Wedding Planning in 2021 (with Amanda Walker - Part 1)

Episode 101: Wedding Planning in 2021 (with Amanda Walker - Part 1)

October 5, 2021

Wedding planner, Amanda Walker, is back! She joins Brooke and Pam to discuss what 2020 looked like as a wedding pro, and what brides and grooms should expect in planning for their big day in 2021 or 2022. Topics include: flower trends, the upside of smaller weddings and brides struggling to fit into dresses they bought in 2019.

If you like delayed event planning or post-pandemic wardrobe issues, this episode is for you! 

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SHOW NOTES:

Amanda Walker has been in the following episodes:

Episode 63: Diary of a Wedding Coordinator

Episode 92: Wedding Trends of 2019

Episode 93: Lost Bridesmaids & Unexpected Expenses

 

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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:

Honey Pumpkin Whiskey Smash: A fall-festive drink with mint, from Hunger Thirst Play (Suggested by Pam)

We Need To Talk About Britney: A podcast perfect for Britney Spears fans who need a break from the super depressing Hulu & Netflix documentaries. Host Jen Zaborowski and guests discuss and celebrate all the great parts of Britney - the singer, artist, performer and person. (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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Theme song by Andy Schrier

 

Episode 100: Twitter Jokes & Corgi Updates

Episode 100: Twitter Jokes & Corgi Updates

September 28, 2021

Pam and Brooke continue to go through their backlog of confessionals, including a bride who's trying to figure out who will walk her down the aisle and an update from another bride trying to sneak her corgi puppy into her wedding.

They also discuss a fun couple who only wore their wedding gown and suit for their entire honeymoon!

If you like carry-on only luggage or party crashing puppies, this episode is for you!

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SHOW NOTES:

Here's the TMZ article we read about the couple who kept on their wedding attire for their entire honeymoon.

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Any Berry Shrub: Basic shrub instructions from Bon Appétit Magazine (Suggested by Brooke)

Strawberry Shrub Cocktail: Yummy gin drink from A Beautiful Plate (Suggested by Brooke)

The White Lotus: Dark comedy streaming on HBO Max (Suggested by Pam)

Stupid Video Tristan And Pam Thought Was Funny: Here's the video that cracked up Tristan and Pam (Suggested by Tristan and Pam)

 

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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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Logo by David Kantrowitz

Theme song by Andy Schrier

Episode 99: Difficult Mothers & Secret Exes

Episode 99: Difficult Mothers & Secret Exes

September 21, 2021

Brooke and Pam are back again to dig into more confessionals! They tackle topics about mothers who aren't easy to please and exes who are keeping secrets.

They also discuss some creative ways for couples who've had to reschedule their weddings to celebrate their original wedding dates.

If you like grumpy mothers or Covid-era wedding delays, this episode is for you!

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SHOW NOTES:

The article we read was "5 Ways To Celebrate Your Original Wedding Date" from Southern Bride.

 

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Berry Wine Slushies: A frozen treat, perfect for the end of summer! Created by diethood.com. (Suggested by Pam)

 

Murder, She Wrote: An 80s murder mystery TV series that is oddly soothing. Available on Amazon Prime. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

Pink Pony Club: A sweet stripper song that will make you shake your booty (clothing optional). By Chappell Roan. (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

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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Theme song by Andy Schrier

 

 

 

Episode 98: Catching Up On Confessionals!

Episode 98: Catching Up On Confessionals!

September 14, 2021

Brooke and Pam are finally diving into their pile of confessionals. They help listeners with their questions about temperamental fathers, inexperienced bridesmaids and an unexpected custom dress. They also give some sneaky advice about how to have a mostly childless ceremony...that may be breaking labor laws. 

 

If you like mystery gowns or shady child labor practices, this episode is for you!

 

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Tequila Mockingbird: A spicy watermelon cocktail from Liquor.com. (Suggested by Pam)

 

Mythic Quest: Workplace comedy set in a video gaming company. Available on Apple TV. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

Love Island (UK): Silly romantic game show, staring hot Britts in swim suits. Also, it's the ONLY Love Island worth watching (according to Brooke). Available on Hulu in the US, ITV in the UK. (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

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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Theme song by Andy Schrier

Episode 97: We‘re Back! For Real This Time!

Episode 97: We‘re Back! For Real This Time!

September 14, 2021

Pam and Brooke are FINALLY back with an update on what they've been doing since February 2019. They also share some fun Bridal Breaks!

If you like reuniting with old friends, this episode is for you!

 

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BRIDAL BREAKS:

Wedding Cake Martini: A frothy white drink as sweet as it's name, created by Indulgy.com. (Suggested by Pam)

 

Lupin: Two seasons of this adventurous French caper are available on Netflix. (Suggested by Brooke)

 

Family Karma: Sweet and funny reality TV show about Indian-American families living in Miami. Streaming on the Bravo app and on Peacock. (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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Theme song by Andy Schrier

 

Episode 96: We‘re Back! Sort Of!

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? 

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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Theme song by Andy Schrier

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

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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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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Theme song by Andy Schrier

Episode 94:Dartboards & Wedding Dogs (with Christopher Shelley)

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

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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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Theme song by Andy Schrier

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