To change or not change?

In this episode, we explore the issues surrounding whether you should change or not change your surname. I share an insightful article by Soraya Kishtwari that she wrote for HuffPost. The original article can be read here- and I share TWO Top Fives this episode- the Top 5 Reasons TO change your name and the Top 5 Reasons NOT to change your name. The Wedding Wombat was always designed to challenge stereotypes and question traditions and this episode does just that!

If you are planning your wedding, feel free to contact me to be your Celebrant, MC or just for some advice or support- I’m here for you!
Call Margie on 0424 041212.
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Ingrid Galloway, Kahyangan

Kahyangan is Heaven for Couples

Ingrid Galloway has been working in the Spa industry since 1999, mainly in 5 star hotels in Sydney, Australia and for her private clients. Her various roles have included spa therapist, manager, trainer and business owner. She loves what she does and often her past clients have praised her for giving them “the best treatment ever”, even though they have experienced many treatments from around the world.

Because of her passion in serving couples, she also became a Relationship Coach in 2009. She now helps stressed and busy women (and couples) to enhance their intimacy, and to look after themselves better. She has a holistic approach and healing touch in looking after her clients. She is also a very good listener, and recommends what clients need in order to maintain their well-being, that makes them receive more than they expect.

Visit: or

Phone: 0413161616


First Bridal Fair Since Covid 19- Everyone Likes Choice

First Bridal Fair Since Covid 19- Everyone Likes Choice

In this episode of the Wedding Wombat, we chat with Caroline Long, the Senior Sales & Function Coordinator for Hunter Valley Gardens, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens and Harrigan’s Hunter Valley! Caroline is also organising the Hunter Valley Gardens Bridal Fair on Sunday 23rd, August 2020 from 10am- 2pm. This will be one of the FIRST Bridal Fairs since Covid-19 reared its ugly head and a chance for couples to come meet the region’s finest wedding vendors!

Wedding Fairs are all about choice and for the first time ever, this fair is being held simultaneously across the three venues. Each have their own unique feel and attributes and are worth checking out.

Listen in for more information and a great chat with the lovely Caroline. Come to the Wedding Fair and make sure to say hi! I’ll be meeting couples in the Shiraz room at the Mercure.

Here’s all the details:

Wedding Fair 2020

23 August, 2020

Boasting three incredible wedding venues and the Hunter’s best wedding suppliers this is a day not to be missed!

Combining resources for the first time, Hunter Valley Gardens, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens and Harrigan’s Hunter Valley will be presenting a wedding fair like no other. Showcasing a combined total of 8 ceremony locations, 6 reception venues and endless photography options this will be a day not to be missed.

Plus, we will have an extensive selection of hand picked wedding suppliers that will show you the perfect options for your special day.

Special Offer

Book a reception at one of our three stunning locations at the Wedding Fair to receive a free ceremony valued up to $850.

Or book a ceremony on the day and receive a free round of sparkling wine for your guests.

This offer is only valid if you book on the day of the Wedding Fair. Deposit must be paid within 14 days. Minimum 60 guests for reception. T&C’s apply.

Lucky Door Prizes!

Hunter Valley Gardens, offers an array of photography options amongst our ten internationally themed display Gardens and we will be giving away three photography packages worth $450 as lucky door prizes.

Included with each package is a buggy to assist you with reaching each and every corner of our oasis, ensuring you capture an array of stunning images.*

Three individual prize draws will take place at 1.30pm. One draw at each of our three wedding venues on display.

Tickets are $5 online or $10 at the door.

Contact Caroline for more info & visit the websites-

2090 Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW 2320
T +61 02 4998 2000
E-mail :

Raunchy or Vanilla… you choose.

In this episode of The Wedding Wombat, we explore another fun idea for a hen’s party- an exploration of sex toys and body care products with the girls at a Pure Romance party with Jessica. Jessie is a fun, understanding woman who puts everyone at ease and helps women feel open to discuss and explore their sexuality and sensuality in a safe space. Jessie loves running parties for Hen’s parties as they are always full of giggles and the bride walks away with lots of goodies to spice up their soon-to-be newly married life!

Here’s how you can contact Jessica:

Phone: 0413633612

Request to join her private Facebook group at Please note this group is for women only. Let her know you heard about it through this podcast.

Carly Morrison from Psychic Dreaming

I’m Dreaming of a Psychic Hen’s Night

In this episode of The Wedding Wombat, we chat with Carly Morrison from Psychic Dreaming. Carly is based in Melbourne and offers unique services for special parties- especially when groups of women come together to celebrate. Carly is a gifted Tarot reader, Grand Reiki Master and uses the Singing Bowls and Meditation techniques to give individuals and groups a special and unique experience. What a different idea for a Hen’s party!

Here are Carly’s contact details:

Phone: 0422 463 746

Eat ME: Catering for weddings and parties!

Today we are talking about catering with the fabulous Amanda Suffell from Eat ME Catering.

Paella, hen’s parties and so much more- on The Wedding Wombat!

The Eat ME team offers basic catering options to the whole kit and kaboodle event planning services. They can create an event your guests will be talking about for years.
Eat ME specialise in small group catering options including intimate 3-course dinners to degustation dinners with wine matching!!

Offering amazing ideas for hen’s parties with cocktail classes and able to cater for the most beautiful weddings.

Here’s how you can contact Eat ME Catering:
Call 0421 502 299

My Wedding Wish

Making Wedding Wishes Come True

In this episode of the Wedding Wombat, we chat with the Founder and CEO of My Wedding Wish, Lynette Maguire. We learn about how My Wedding Wish began and about Lynette’s passion for making wedding wishes come true for couples affected by a terminal illness.

My Wedding Wish is a registered national charity that has been gifting weddings to the terminally ill around Australia since 2013.

Generous My Wedding Wish suppliers and community fundraising efforts are able to ensure that our couples can have a care and burden-free celebration without the stress of organisational challenges, time issues and limiting budgets.

Metamorphis Ceremonies is proud to be a supplier for My Wedding Wish, helping to make wedding wishes come true.

Here’s some ways to contact or learn more about My Wedding Wish and find out how you can help:


Check their Facebook page for updates at

Email Lynette at

Phone Lynette on 0400 595 679

Covid Couples Catch Up

Welcome friends to another episode of The Wedding Wombat!

I thought in this episode I’d catch you up on how the weddings went for the couples I interviewed about their Coronavirus weddings.

Yes, there was a register for names and yes, there was sanitiser on tap and yes there were elbows of congratulations but there was so much more- and I’m going to tell all- today on The Wedding Wombat.

Find out how Destinee and Ben’s wedding went from Episode 11 and how Cat and Jono fared from Episode 13. I’ll share about Sally and Kiel as well in this episode and give you a flavour of unique individualised ceremonies during these Covid 19 times.

Contact Leonie from Don’t Blink! Photography via email at or call Leonie directly on 0484607574. The Don’t Blink website is at

Contact Margie directly on phone- 0424041212, email – or via Messenger through the facebook page Metamorphis Ceremonies can also be found on Instagram at

Thanks to Braeden Osland for editing the wedding wombat podcast.

13 Ways to Remember Loved Ones at Weddings

In this episode, we are talking about ways to remember loved ones who have died in meaningful ways on your wedding day.

In my work as a Celebrant, this is a conversation I have with lots of my couples as we choose what elements are most meaningful for them.

So in this episode, I’m going to share my Top Thirteen Ways to remember and honour those who have died in special and personalised ways on your wedding day!

Contact details for Conscious Clay:

Here’s the link to Etsy to get you started looking at charms and memorial accessories too:

Here’s my details if you want a creative and understanding Celebrant:
Phone: 0424 041212

Paying It Forward

Pay It Forward

Earlier this year, a remarkable woman named Karen Maree Nelson started a Facebook group called “Pay It Forward Bridal and Sell” and you can visit the group here:

The group was created to help those who are affected by financial constraints caused by the recent virus, illness or environmental impact due to natural disaster. Members can seek assistance and members are welcome to gift anything to do with weddings or have an item which they are happy to sell at a discounted price and have approval by Admin. Wedding vendors are also welcome to assist the community who have been affected by difficult circumstances.

The group has been established with values of Honesty and integrity, Compassion and empathy and Generosity.

We speak to an active member of the group, Sandra Kaneshakarnar from DM Bridal Wear and Alterations in Sydney. Visit her facebook page at