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:

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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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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 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

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 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

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 83: The Amazing Technicolor Dream Wedding Song (with Ben Siemon)

November 6, 2018

Ben Siemon, writer and actor (and Brooke's favorite person on Twitter!), joins the podcast to tell the gals all about eloping in Australia, just months after same-sex marriage was legalized in the country. Details include a politely confused photographer, feeling kinda like a celebrity...and dead kangaroos?!!

They also answer listeners confessionals about reception seating dilemmas, planning wedding details before getting engaged, and monitoring out of control guests. 

If you like seating charts or exotic animals, this episode is for you!

 

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GUEST INFO:

Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenjaminJS

Watch Ben as Brody (AKA: Grocery Store Clerk With Half An Eyelid) on CW's Crazy Ex Girlfriend

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Cinnamon Roll Shooters: A mix of Fireball and cream soda. Yum! (Suggested by Pam)

Making It: Quiet and friendly crafting competition show, hosted by Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman. It originally aired on NBC, but is now available on Hulu! (Suggested by Ben)

Chris Evans As Golden Retrievers: Hilarious Twitter account that just compared Chris Evans photos to pictures of doggies. If you like hot men and/or cute dogs, check it out! (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 82: Groomzillas! (with Dan Gill)

October 30, 2018

Dan Gill, host of the Groomzillas Podcast, joins Pam and Brooke to talk all about his own wedding, including getting hilarious portraits done with his fiancé at JC Penny.

They also dive into some listeners submitted confessionals about annoying family requests, Friday night weddings, and inviting (or not inviting) fringy friends.

If you like department store pictures or weeknight celebrations, this episode is for you!

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GUEST INFO:

Check out Dan's wedding podcast, Groomzillas!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Be like Dan, and treat yourself to a steak at the old school LA restaurant, The Dresden.

Dan served Bludso's BBQ at his reception.

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Zombie Brain Shot: A super gross looking Halloween-themed shot, from Homemade Hooplah. (Suggested by Pam)

Adam Rippon Riffs On - Celebrity Rosé: The Olympic ice skater gives his hilarious takes on rosé wines created by celebrities. Available on YouTube, created by Cosmopolitan. (Suggested by Brooke)

"Tilted" by Christine & The Queens: Fantastic song and choreography by a French pop star (Suggested by Brooke)

People Just Do Nothing: British mockumentary series that focuses on young, aspiring DJs and MCs. Available on Netflix. (Suggested by Dan)

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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 81: Belgian Beers & Bridal Bugs (with Julie Fishman)

October 23, 2018

Julie Fishman, co-host of the First Timers Podcast, joins Pam and Brooke to tell us all about her wedding - including ruining her own proposal (twice!) and injuring herself 3 days before walking down the aisle!

We also answer some listeners confessionals about a reception brawl, a Maid of Honor dropping the ball, and a father who REALLY overshared during his wedding speech.

If you like brides in band-aids or dads who don't understand what TMI means, this episode is for you!

 

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GUEST INFO:

Check out Julie's humorous parenting podcast, First Timers.

Julie's brewery is Brouwerij West. Find their Belgian-inspired beers in stores, or visit their brewery/tasting room in San Pedro, CA!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Julie's podcasting partner, Angie Greenup, was a guest on our show too! Here's a link! Episode 73: Heat Waves & Doggy Buffers (with Angie Greenup)

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Brouwerij West Beers: Belgian-inspired beers from Julie's brewery! We tried the Saison Extra, Dog Ate My Homework, and Alligator IPA. (Suggested by Pam)

Dosist: A marijuana vape that tells you the precise dosage of weed you're smoking.  It's the pot of the future! (Suggested by Julie)

Ponies Doing Musicals: A YouTube video of live-action My Little Ponies lip syncing to Broadway musicals. It's bizarre...and amazing? (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 80: No Ring, No Bring (with Korie Steward)

October 16, 2018

Pam and Brooke are joined by Korie Steward, one of the brides on TLC's I Want THAT Wedding! She shares great stories about planning her wedding, including when she bought a plane ticket for her bridal gown!

The gals also answer some listeners submitted confessionals. Topics include movie quotes in wedding vows, a parent who wants her kids to take over a bridal suite, and a DJ who's mix felt like a melancholy hoedown.

If you like crazy kids or sad line dancing, this episode is for you!

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GUEST INFO:

Click here to watch Korie on TLC's I Want THAT Wedding. She's in Episode 2: Champagne Dreams or a Budget Buffet.

You can listen and follow Korie's huband, Mac Fame, on Spotify, TwitterInstagram.

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SHOW NOTES:

Korie and Chris got married at The Bell Tower on 34th in Houston, TX.

Korie used and LOVED David's Bridal Wedding Dress Preservation Kit

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Caramel Apple Moonshine: Perfect apple cider cocktail, from Taylor Bradford. (Suggested by Pam)

Naked Wine: Wine club that delivers to your home! (Suggested by Korie)

Mezcalita: Mezcal cocktail that's sweet and spicy, from Cookie & Kate! (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 79: Cut Cake & Fighting Aunts (with Lauren Lillie - Part 2)

October 9, 2018

Our fun night with Lauren Lillie continues! We tackle some listeners submitted confessionals about a snarky sister, a pushy friend who want to be a bridesmaid, and an overbearing mom who disinvites relatives she's feuding with!

If you like aggressive or snarky relatives, this episode is for you!

 

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SHOW NOTES:

Here's the Great British Bake Off Princess Cake Recipe

 

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BRIDAL BREAK:

Maddalena Rosé: Yummy wine from from Paso Robles region of California (Suggested by Pam)

To All The Boys I Loved Before: Netflix teen romcom based off of the popular YA novel (Suggested by Brooke)

Next Gen: Animated movie on Netflix about a rebellious teen girl who forms a friendship with a combat robot (Suggested by Lauren)

 

 

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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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