Denise McCumstie, Margie's Mum

From my Mum to Yours xx

This episode is our special Mother’s Day edition where we talk about being Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom with my Mum! I surprise my Mum with my first visit since Covid-19 changed everything and after we tearfully resisted the desire to wrap each other in a loving cuddle, we got down to chatting about the duties and thoughts about traditions and modern day takes on being the proud Mother. I love my Mum and in this episode I get to share her with you. If you are getting married, this is the perfect episode to recommend to your Mum.

Destinee, Covid 19 Bride

Covid 19 Couple

This episode we meet Destinee who has brought her wedding to Ben forward to be a Covid 19 bride! Before you think she is bonkers, you should listen to this episode to hear about her plans and why they are getting married at the end of May.

If you are tossing up what to do, here is one approach to consider! Destinee and I had a great chat with quite a few giggles along the way- hope you enjoy it too.

If you’d like more information about having a Covid 19 style wedding, I’m happy to chat.

Call me today on 0424041212.
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Rhiannon Hurtz from Leogate Estate Wines

Elegance for your Fairytale in the Vineyards

Rustic not your style? Want the elegant fairytale complete with dancing under a chandelier? Incredible food, award winning wine, beautiful view and Style with a capital S!

This episode, we speak with Rhiannon Hurtz, the Wedding and Events Manager at Leogate Estate Wines in Pokolbin. Rhiannon is passionate about her role and I was privileged to work closely with Rhiannon again recently with a wedding I was Celebrant and MC for. At every stage, Rhiannon ensured the wedding was smooth and efficient and went out of her way to ensure the evening was special for the couple.

I love providing a space for incredible vendors to showcase their offering to couples and Leogate is one I’m excited to share.

Visit Leogate Estate in person at 1693 Broke Road, Pokolbin.
Visit them online at or on facebook at and on instagram at
To receive a copy of Leogate’s package options or to discuss your needs further please contact Rhiannon by emailing or calling (02) 4998 7499.

Sonia Kotse from Bridal Delights Aus

Puzzled about uniting lives?

This episode we talk with the lovely Sonia from Bridal Delights Aus and we discuss unique ways to include family members in your ceremony. This episode is jam packed with ideas and practical solutions especially for blending families.

Make sure you listen to the whole episode because there is also a special announcement- exciting news!

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Phone: 0424041212
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Maddison James from Divine Hair & Beauty, Redhead

Just Mad for Make Up!


Today we chat with Maddison from Divine Hair & Beauty in Redhead about makeup, colour correction, lashes, timing and so much more! Maddie is really generous with her information about brands and what is current. Maddison is a glowing glamour puss, a talented Make Up Artist but is friendly and approachable too.

Maddison recommended an app- check it out, it is called “Insight Timer”.

Want to get in touch with the talented team at Divine Hair & Beauty, Redhead? Here’s how…

Phone: (02) 4942 6333
Visit: 31 Seascape Drive, Redhead
Website: Coming soon!

Jodie James from Divine Hair & Beauty, Redhead

Brides Care for Divine Hair


In this episode we meet the wonderful Jodie from Divine Hair and Beauty in Redhead. Jodie and Maddison are a mother daughter team and in today’s episode we chat all things hair with Jodie and in our next episode it is all about makeup and beauty with Maddison. Jodie has been a trainer for hairdressers and has many years of experience on the tools. She has now created the most beautiful space for brides and their tribes to prepare with a relaxed sense of fun as they get divine hair done for their weddings!

Want to get in touch with the talented team at Divine Hair & Beauty, Redhead? Here’s how…

Phone: (02) 4942 6333
Visit: 31 Seascape Drive, Redhead
Website: Coming soon!

Laurie Skovgaard from 3L Photography

Focus on Capturing Memories, Moments and Love

This episode we chat with Laurie Skovgaard, Owner and Creative force behind 3L Photography. 3L Photography is a boutique studio specialising in wedding and portraiture across Newcastle , Port Stephens & the Hunter Valley. NSW. We discussed the trends in wedding photography and had a good chat about planning out the timeline for your day. Laurie shares lots of tips, tricks and amazing advice for prospective couples.

3L Photography offers a personalised service to wedding clients who are looking for that something a little bit unique. By focusing on small to medium sized wedding celebrations across the Hunter Valley, the vital component of personal service is guaranteed.

3L Photography has an online custom wedding package tool. Their D.I.Y package creation  allows you to select the products and service you desire and nothing you don’t. Laurie believes that “no two weddings are the same”, and so her D.I.Y selection system allows your package to be as unique as you are.

3L is located in Glendale, NSW and Laurie can be contacted on 0410531074. 


Twitter: 3lphotography1

Margie McCumstie on creating vows that wow

How to have Vows that Wow!

This time on the Wedding Wombat, we are looking at how to put the Wow in your vows! The Wedding Wombat is presented by Newcastle/ Hunter based celebrant Margie McCumstie from Metamorphis Ceremonies. 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 – or via Messenger through her facebook page Metamorphis Ceremonies can also be found on Instagram at

This episode we look at what vows are legal? What is possible? How long should they be? How do couples write their vows? There will be tips and tricks and ideas to help you create vows that wow!

Verity Mansfield Coaching and Mentoring

I’ll say I do when I’m me and you’re you

In this special Valentine’s Day edition, we meet Verity Mansfield, Relationship Coach and extraordinary woman with a powerful message about love, sex, romance and marriage. We talk about how to make your relationship juicy and your marriage even juicier!

8 years ago Verity found herself collapsed on the bottom of the shower floor, hoping the noise of the thundering water would drown out her gut-wrenching hysterical sobbing, so her kids wouldn’t hear her fall apart. She didn’t feel broken. She felt destroyed. Her marriage was falling apart. The kids were not getting the best of their mother. Her workplace was sucking the life out of her. She felt disappointed, disconnected and dead inside. Something had to give or Verity0 was going to explode. So she hit the ‘red’ button. You know the one they say only to hit in an emergency? Verity walked out of her marriage, out of an international fashion career and without looking back plunged into the darkness of the unknown with two toddlers, a mortgage and $136 cash.

In that moment, Verity broke the “good girls rules” and chose a life of integrity and authenticity.  With the wisdom of hindsight and a successful career as a Relationship Coach, Verity shares from a real place to inspire everyone listening in this episode to enjoy juicy relationships- with yourself, with others and whether you choose marriage… or not.

Verity can be stalked on facebook at or join her private group at or stalk Verity on Instagram at or check out her website complete with freebies at
Verity can be reached via messenger on Facebook or via email at

Verity produces a podcast with Ashleigh Rae called Good Girls Don’t Podcast and it is always a great listen! Listen in here:

Books mentioned:
“How to Love: Who best to love and How best to love” by Gordon Livingston MD
“The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate” by Gary Chapman.

Jenny Wilson from Shazzam in Toronto, getting the wedding dress of your dreams

Say yes to the dress of your dreams!

This episode we chat with Jenny Wilson, Manager of Shazzam in Toronto, NSW. We discussed the trends in wedding fashion and style for both brides and their bridal parties too. Shazzam is well known in the Lake Macquarie and Hunter regions for their massive range and unparalleled selection of bridal gowns and bridal party attire and accessories. They have over 40 years experience and are regarded highly for their personalized, professional and skilled service in assisting couples in finding their dream wedding fashion. Jenny shares about our top Aussie designers and has lots of advice for prospective brides.

Shazzam is located at 48 The Boulevarde, Toronto.
Phone Jenny and her team on (02) 4959 1236