Wine pairs nicely with good friends

Wine pairs nicely with good friends

In this episode, we chat with Julie Newman from award winning business Hunter Valley Tours, who run affordable and accessible tours in the Hunter Valley… and so much more!

We had a few audio technical issues with this episode but persevere- especially if you are planning a pre-wedding event in the Hunter Valley or need transport on your wedding day.

Visit them at https://www.hvtours.com.au/
Phone Julie on 0456737888 or email to enquire about booking availabilities and pricing at info@hvtours.com.au

Top 10 Ceremony Exit Songs

Top 10 Ceremony Exit Songs

In 2020, one of the most popular and listened to episodes was my 25 entry songs worth considering. So many of you loved the collection of entry songs and reached out wanting a follow up episode of exit songs… so here it is!

Here’s the link to my playlist with all 25 songs-
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/73yoQixTUgiBNRmYVsvQ3L?si=38oaTuLkRMWLG7Xh7zbExQ

Contact Margie directly on phone- 0424041212, email – margie@metamorphis.com.au or via Messenger through the facebook page www.facebook.com/MetamorphisCeremonies. Metamorphis Ceremonies can also be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/metamorphis_ceremonies/

Thanks to Braeden Osland for editing the wedding wombat podcast.

Top Five Budget Friendly Wedding Favours (Under $2)

Top Five Budget Friendly Wedding Favours (Under $2)

 

In this short but sweet episode of the Wedding Wombat, we are exploring options for bonbonierre or wedding favours for the budget conscious bride. Is it possible to have a special little gift for your guests without breaking the budget? My answer is yes!

And each of the Top 5 come in UNDER $2!

Here’s the links mentioned in the show-

http://www.wholesaleweddingsuperstore.com.au

https://www.weddingstar.com.au

https://www.kmart.com.au

https://www.theweddingemporium.com.au

https:///www.myweddingwish.org/

http://metamorphis.com.au/making-wedding-wishes-come-true/

A Hidden Gem- Micro Weddings at North Arm Cove

A Hidden Gem- Micro Weddings at North Arm Cove

Hello and welcome to the first episode back in 2021 after a well earned break! So much has happened since we last chatted and we will get into that in today’s show. Plus, we talk with 3 wedding vendors who have joined with me to create something rather special- today’s episode has some big ideas about micro weddings.

We made it 2021 and things look to be improving. Trump is gone and covid 19 seems to be on the decline. Dancing is allowed again and wedding restrictions are being lightened. We still can’t have overseas guests but things are getting easier.

And my news? Well, my book BeLoved has been released and become an Amazon best seller and at the launch party, my long term partner proposed, so now I’m a fiancée too! Ah, the joys of planning, hey?!

Like so many of you, I’m thinking a smaller, more intimate wedding might be the way to go. And today on the Wedding Wombat, we chat with a unique and special venue that has just opened it’s doors for micro weddings and offering packages that include accommodation, photography, celebrant and catering if needed. If you haven’t chosen your venue yet, this episode is going to uncover an absolute gem!

The gorgeous photos were taken by Deb Carr and here is a link to her profile piece about the venue- https://www.northcoastnswlifestyle.com.au/post/north-arm-cove-airbnb-5-bedroom-home?fbclid=IwAR1CybiM7jYOtTC1xfeS5Rsx-45ysrk-uk8YH_ch6r0_OhTAls_afIW9bTQ

Contact Adrienne Francis for details on micro wedding packages-
adrienne@adriennejfrancis.com
Phone: 0409985299

The vendors joining together to make your micro wedding special are:

Isabella Francis from Bella Franxis Media. Check out Bella’s work on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/bellafranxismedia/?hl=en

Amanda Suffell from Eat ME Catering. Visit them on Facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/eatMECateringprivatechef
or at
https://www.eatmecatering.com.au/?fbclid=IwAR2-Rjo51W6NIfVSQvv8WVSWYHVxAmiaQ508_G8SBs-nQ_JfvgZaOrF1B8E

and Margie McCumstie from Metamorphis Ceremonies. Visit Margie on Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/MetamorphisCeremonies
or at
http://www.metamophis.com.au

Celebrating National Celebrants Day!

Celebrating National Celebrants Day!

We celebrated National Celebrant’s Day in the Newcastle are with a fancy breakfast with guest speakers and networking, prizes and lots of fun! It was a great chance to catch up and celebrate our work and passion for what we do after such a hard year.

In this episode, I catch up with a few of my Celebrant friends for a chat and we give advice for couples for their big day! Thanks Fiona, Rhonda and Jeremy- you guys rock!

Today, Tomorrow and Always

Today, Tomorrow and Always

In this episode, we chat with Allison Ockenden from Today, Tomorrow and Always. Allison is a DNA artisan and creates jewellery, wedding rings, memorial objects… and so much more!

Today Tomorrow & Always was officially launched on September 18, 2018 by accredited artisan and mother of four, Allison Ockenden. After experiencing the loss of her fiancé, Allison founded Today Tomorrow & Always in his honour – letting him live on in her heart and hands as she crafts each precious and entirely unique keepsake.

Motivated by her four beautiful children (and one furbaby), Today Tomorrow & Always was created with the vision of helping others celebrate life, love and loss. Cherishing births, relationships and marriages as well as commemorating the life of lost loved ones by creating memories you can hold and admire. ​

Allison’s goal is to create a priceless mementos to represent any memory you have from times throughout your life, because life holds so many precious moments that deserve to be re lived again and again.

Visit their website at https://www.todaytomorrowalways.com.au/
Check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TodayTomorrowAlwaysDNA or join their group at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/417292008813147/?ref=share
Here they are on Insta: https://www.facebook.com/groups/417292008813147/?ref=share

Want to buy Margie’s book or meet her at an event? Details to come!

Speeches. The Scariest Part of a Wedding?

Speeches. The Scariest Part of a Wedding?

In this episode, we explore something that scares a lot of people- Public Speaking! Speeches are a part of most wedding receptions, but they can seem pretty scary! They don’t have to be.

Host of the Wedding Wombat, Celebrant and MC, Margie gives some easy to follow tips to make wedding speeches a breeze!

Margie is an award winning Celebrant, MC and Speaker and loves her role, being passionate about celebrating love in meaningful, memorable and magical ways! Contact Margie directly on phone- 0424041212, email – margie@metamorphis.com.au or via Messenger through her facebook page www.facebook.com/MetamorphisCeremonies. Metamorphis Ceremonies can also be found on Instagram at www.instagram.com/metamorphis_ceremonies/

Margie McCumstie from Metamorphis Ceremonies hosts The Wedding Wombat

Do We Need A Rehearsal?

Wedding Rehearsals. Are they really necessary?

Well, yes. And no.

In this episode of The Wedding Wombat, we look at rehearsals and help couples work out if they need one or not.

Looking for a unique celebrant who will help you feel relaxed and comfortable so you can enjoy your special day?

Contact Margie from Metamorphis Ceremonies today.
Phone: 0424041212
Web: http://www.metamorphis.com.au
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MetamorphisCeremonies
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/metamorphis_ceremonies/
Email: margie@metamorphis.com.au

Smash the Patriarchy!

In this episode of The Wedding Wombat, we look at traditions in the lead up to a wedding and whether we need to consider their patriarchal influences. Keep, embrace, question or smash the patriarchy? Your choice- but whatever you choose, this is an important conversation to have and consider.

We mostly focus on heterosexual couples in this episode as same-sex couples already navigate these questions to suit them already, whilst straight couples have tradition and expectation to potentially rebel against or adjust to be real for them!

As always, we love your feedback and reviews. Share this podcast so we can help as many couples planning their big day!

Margie from Metamorphis Ceremonies can be contacted on 0424041212 or email margie@metamorphis.com.au.

Taste Me with a Gem on the Coast

Taste Me with a Gem on the Coast

In this episode, we chat with Gillian Hollingsworth from Taste Me Creative Catering and reveal a gem on the Central Coast. The Wedding Wombat loves discovering special services and venues- especially if they aren’t as well known. Gillian does all the catering and functions at The Lakes Surf Lifesaving Club in Budgewoi and rarely does any advertising because it is a special place shared by word of mouth. Well, the secret is out today on The Wedding Wombat!

Here’s how you can get in touch with Gillian:

Phone:  0413 151 000

Web: https://tasteme.com.au/
Email: info@tasteme.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TasteMeCreativeCatering

Lakes Surf Life Saving Club Functions
Located at  Budgewoi Road, Budgewoi
Web: https://www.thelakesslsc.com.au/function-room
Email: yum@mastercatering.net.au

We also mentioned:

Christian’s Patisserie
Located at 17 Thornton Ave Newcastle, NSW
Web: https://christianspatisserie.com.au/
Phone: (02) 4967 3446

Shane’s Seafood
Located at 8/17 Laycock St, Carey Bay, NSW
Web: https://www.shanesseafood.com.au/
Phone: (02) 4950 4973

Pukara Oils
Web: https://www.pukaraestate.com.au/