Short Speeches, Big Impact

Short Speeches, Big Impact

On this episode of The Wedding Wombat, we chat with Eddie Rice about his newly released book “Short Speeches, Big Impact” and get the best tips and tricks to help parents, bridal parties and couples navigate the reception speeches with ease!
Grab your pen and paper because this episode is practical and supportive or better yet, grab a copy of Eddie’s book which is a veritable goldmine for anyone giving a toast anywhere- including weddings!

Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Toast-Short-Speeches-Big-Impact-ebook/dp/B09VQTW746

Visit Eddie on his site: https://www.ricespeechwriting.com

Need a kickass celebrant and/or MC? Call Margie on 0424041212.

Or visit http://www.metamorphis.com.au  

https://www.facebook.com/MetamorphisCeremonies  

https://www.linkedin.com/company/metamorphis-ceremonies

Geeky & Gorgeous!

Geeky & Gorgeous!

In this episode of The Wedding Wombat, we explore options for unique weddings with a geeky bent! Yes, that’s right if you love Star Wars, Dr Who or a Trekkie, this is the episode for you! Or maybe you love your Joss Whedon or are a fantasy fiend- there is something for every geek in this episode… and if I miss your particular passion, let me know and I’ll include options in a follow up episode.
I share some of my favourite readings and quotes for including in your wedding to add extra personalisation.
As you may know, I’m a celebrant with Metamorphis Ceremonies and I specialise in personalised ceremonies and my favourite compliment after a wedding is “Oh! It was SO THEM!!!!”
Enjoy this episode and contact me if you want me to flick you a copy of any of these readings.
Contact me these ways-
Phone me on 0424041212
Email me at margie@metamorphis.com.au
Visit or DM me through http://www.metamorphis.com.au

 https://www.facebook.com/MetamorphisCeremonies

The Relationship Circle

The Relationship Circle

This special Valentine’s episode of the Wedding Wombat is all about relationships. All relationships have times when they are HOT and times when they are NOT… so in this episode, we talk about how to have healthy relationships- even during the wedding planning process and how to make sure your marriage is happy and loving.

Margie McCumstie from Metamorphis Ceremonies talks with Beck Thompson. Beck is an award-winning Dating & Relationship Coach, number 1 international best-selling author and the owner and founder of The Relationship Circle – a no BS relationship coaching that digs deep, gets to the truth and supports you in creating new behaviours and patterns that reenergise and revitalise your relationship as well as create resilience – reconnecting strong bonds that make you feel whole again.
Working with individuals or couples, Beck supports you to uncover the real issues and find strategies to reconnect and build relationship resilience. She can help you find your way to a more loving, compassionate relationship that remains true through any of life’s storms.
Drawing on over 10 years in counselling, social work and life coaching, Beck’s no nonsense, deep approach seeks to understand what’s happening for you and your partner now.   Beck works with you to identify the issues and change behavior patterns for each person in a compassionate and loving way which allows you to find your way back to each other.  With honesty, openness and support, Beck will help you reestablish strong bonds that can endure life’s challenges.

To reach Beck please go to www.therelationshipcircle.com

www.facebook.com/therelationshipcircle

www.instagram.com/the_relationship_circle

Shedding for the Wedding? featuring Stel Coombe-Heath

Shedding for the Wedding?

To shed before you wed…. or not?

This month we discuss the pressure to lose weight to fit a dress on the day and our podcast guest is the fabulous Stel Coombe-Heath from Wholesome Lifestyle Project. Stel is a binge eating and emotional eating recovery specialist and  the #1 authority in helping busy women stop binge eating. She is on a mission to help a million women have a better relationship with food and their body. Stel struggled with a disordered relationship with food and her body for over 13 years, battling two eating disorders, body dysmorphia and emotional eating. She is now passionate about a future where women and young girls are no longer ashamed of their bodies. Stel is a compassionate and resilient woman with an important message to share.
Here’s how you can contact Stel, join her communities, buy her book or participate in her workshop:
Buy her book here- https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09HFXWZKW
Join her workshop- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/compassionate-eating-movement-mindset-workshop-tickets-231026485437
Follow on Insta- https://www.instagram.com/wholesomelifestyleproject/
Join the facebook community- https://www.facebook.com/groups/crushyourhealthgoals

This month’s Wedding Wombat Wisdom comes from an amazing article by Kelsey Miller called “8 Ways To Be A Body Positive, No-BS Bride”. Here’s the link to read the entire article (it is great)- https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/04/151007/brides-body-image-wedding-dress

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/

Big thanks to Braeden Osland from Braeden Osland Music for editing the Wedding Wombat podcast each month. Braden is a talented music composer and can be contacted via his website- https://www.braedenoslandmusic.com.au/ or via his facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/braedenoslandmusic

I acknowledge that this podcast has been produced on the traditional country of the Awabakal people and pay respect to all Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.
I extend my respect to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander listeners. I am honoured to acknowledge that this podcast has been created on Aboriginal land and recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of our First Nation’s people.

Top Five of 2020 and 2021

Hello my friends and welcome to another episode of The Wedding Wombat and the last one for the year 2021!

It has been another tough year for everyone planning their weddings and equally for all of us working in the wedding industry!

In this episode, we are looking back at the last two years and counting down the Top 5 most popular episodes and some of the wisdom from each.

To work this out, I looked at all the listener stats and downloads and divided each by the number of months to make it fair. We have had some great episodes and really interesting guests… which episodes do you think will be in the Top 5? You might be surprised. I know I was…

Enjoy this episode and have a wonderful Christmas and a safe new year. Let’s hope 2022 that is easier for weddings.

Here’s the links to my playlist with all 25 entry songs-
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5yykWiU14oFbwcM1o3AAAN?si=z-BGWdS-Tr-Fh8ZEqrHnaA

Here’s the link to my playlist with all 10 exit 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 from Braeden Osland Music for editing the wedding wombat podcast. Braeden can be contacted via https://www.braedenoslandmusic.com.au or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/braedenoslandmusic

Married. Now what? The Nuts and Bolts of Name Change and Insurance.

Welcome back after lockdown and restrictions! Weddings are back and so are we! This is a bumper episode with not one, but two great guests!
This episode we speak to the charismatic Wayne Lennan. Wayne is a specialist in advising, creating and servicing Risk Insurance Programmes (Life Insurance, Income Protection, Keyman Insurance, Partnership Protection) for individuals, families and businesses. He is the owner of Insurance for Living located in Newcastle but servicing people Australia wide. Wayne says “I believe that my clients and their families should be able to live with the peace of mind knowing that they will be looked after financially in the event of illness, accident or death. I see myself as their personal financial life saver…”
Wayne can be contacted on 0412494243 or 02 49256125 and email him at
wayne@insuranceforliving.com.au
. Visit his website at https://www.insuranceforliving.com.au.
We also speak to the fabulous Genevieve Dennis from Easy Name Change. Gen has some interesting stats and information about changing your name and explains how her business helps couples do it… stress free! Did you know the typical bride has an average of 22 organisations to change names with? And most companies require the same repetitive information, completed on various forms, all sent to different addresses? That’s where Easy Name Change comes in!

Easy Name Change are a technology company that streamlines the process of creating custom personalised notifications for over 2,000 organisations around the world. Just select your companies and provide some brief personal information, then they’ll provide customised paperwork ready for you to sign and send. Where the customer doesn’t yet have their new name sorted they also provide the necessary forms and explain the process.

Easy Name Change quickly grew to offer personalised kits in the UK, Canada and New Zealand. In 2012 Easy Name Change launched in the USA. All programming and development is done in house and they employ a team of research assistants to keep global databases up to date.

Geneivieve can be emailed at  gen@easynamechange.com  and her website is very helpful- visit https://www.easynamechange.com/au/

As always, I’m available for assistance, enquiries, feedback and bookings. Call 0424041212 or email margie@metamorphis.com.au. Visit http://www.metamophis.com.au or join the fun on the Metamorphis Ceremonies facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/MetamorphisCeremonies

Thanks for listening and being part of the Wedding Wombat community!

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