Wedding Therapy Podcast

Wedding Therapy Podcast

By Wedding Therapy
We believe that wedding planning is more than just logistics and pretty flowers. We are here to start the conversation on the hard stuff. Family dynamics. Money. Therapy.
Transforming relationships one wedding at a time.
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Episode 14: Music, Love, and Weddings with Mercy & the Heartbeats
This week we chat with the adorable Jaque and Kyle of the wedding band Mercy & the Heartbeats. Not only are they apart of a badass wedding band in Northern CA, but they just got married. During covid. In a backyard- face masks and all! Their original wedding plans may have been derailed, but their love story and wedding tale are such an inspiration. We hope you all enjoy! You can connect with them here: https://www.mercyandtheheartbeats.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mercyandtheheartbeats/ And check out their new podcast! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mercy-the-manz/id1494871697
1:09:19
August 10, 2020
Episode 13: Anxiety Part 2: Marriage & Anxiety
We're back this week with Kristen to chat more about anxiety, but specifically in the realm of marriage and communicating with your partner on anxiety. 
40:55
July 27, 2020
Episode 13: Dealing With Anxiety Pt. 1
This week we talk to MFT and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Kristen McNeely about anxiety. What it is. What it is not. What's happening to our brains and bodies during panic attacks and she shares some incredible tools to help overcome intense anxiety and panic.  Some resources we discuss in the episode are: Rewire Your Anxious Brain by Catherine M Pittman, PhD The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
46:13
July 13, 2020
Episode 12: Boundaries with Debbie Oberto
We're back with counselor, Debbie Oberto to chat about boundaries. Why they are important, and how they protect us and others emotionally and mentally. We loved chatting with Debbie so much on tools for anxiety that this was the natural segway to go deeper with boundaries!
28:52
June 29, 2020
Episode 11: Stephanie & Vic's Covid Wedding Story
A day late - but worth the wait! So sorry friends, I have been under the weather with a major head cold and just now getting this week's episode up. But let me tell you, Stephanie & Vic's story is so worth the wait. They were set to have the New York wedding the end of August and obviously those plans changed due to covid-19. Hear their honest and raw emotions about their planning decisions and how they are trying to make the best of it and pivot with a new plan. They are so sweet and we hope you find their story inspiring!
51:22
June 16, 2020
Episode 10: Anxiety vs Fear and How to Handle Them
This week we were supposed to release part 2 of a series with Debbie. The topic was boundaries. But to be perfectly honest... the world is in a dark and scary place and we felt that this episode should come out first. There is a lot of anxiety going around. About covid, about racism, black people being murdered, county wide curfews, protests all over the nation. There is A LOT of anxiety going around. We are so grateful for Dr. Allen Berger and his wise words. And we hope this episode helps explain your anxiety as well as helps you navigate through it.  Dr Berger's  Website - https://abphd.com/ You can check out his books here - https://abphd.com/product-category/books/ Dr. Berger's zoom group he references - code: 330-149-513-375986
47:31
June 1, 2020
Episode 9: Tools for Trauma with Debbie Oberto
This week we are bringing you an episode we recorded before the quarantine started. We were able to talk to a counselor about all things therapy and how it pertains to the different traumas in our lives - and we felt that it was fitting during these crazy times. As Debbie says, "trauma disconnects us" and we need to be connected now more than ever. We hope you enjoy it and keep an eye out for the part 2 of this episode all about boundaries!
47:51
May 18, 2020
Episode 8: Minisode 2 (Quarantine Edition)
This week we share your wedding while in quarantine stories. We hear from couples who elope during the pandemic, couples are struggle with what to do next, and vendors who are making the best out of a horrible situation. We are so inspired by everyone! If your wedding or your wedding business has been affected by covid -we want to hear your stories! Email us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com We're all in this together!
32:20
May 4, 2020
Episode 7: Our First Quarantine Episode
This week we finally figured out remote recording and decided it was time to break the silence and just chat about this crazy time where we are living in a pandemic.  We hope you feel a little less along in all of this. And know that we have missed you guys!!
40:10
April 27, 2020
Episode 6: A Quarantine Meditation
Hey guys! Soooo we're in the middle of a pandemic... and we didn't feel like putting out our regular scheduled content made sense during a world wide virus crises. So we teamed up with Katie Rotolo of Set Intentions to bring you this free resource! Skip to the 7:30min mark to jump right into the meditation for when you want to re-listen and utilize this grounding resource during these uncertain times.  Katie also has 10+ years experience in the entertainment industry and is the founder of Paper Ball Pictures. This work led her to finding balance, stillness, connection to self and the planet, and create programming that brings mindful tools to often chaotic to film environments. For more information and to book a session with her visit set-intentions.com or email hello@set-intentions.com. Follow her online for more mindfulness: @setintentions @katierotolo on Instagram and @setintentions on Facebook!
42:16
April 13, 2020
Episode 5: Florals & Budgeting with Petal
This week we chat with florist and business owner, Centia Batz on her floral business and how it's evolved over the years and her best tips for being smart with your money when working with a florist for your wedding!
55:09
March 9, 2020
An Elopement Story with The Noths
This week we breakdown the myth that Elopements mean "something went wrong" with an incredible couple, Alyssa and Greg! They eloped and it's the best thing that ever happened to them. They share their experience, they why, and why they have zero regrets! In the Episode, Alyssa and Greg mentioned that they used an elopement service in DC to help with all the paperwork/legal aspects. We did some digging and found a similar service in Los Angeles for anyone who is based out here! http://www.samedaymarriage.com/index.html
40:47
February 24, 2020
Episode 3: Destination Weddings with MarieSam Sanchez
This week we have wedding photographer and travel agent MarieSam dishing on alllll the reasons why she loves destination weddings and her best advice for couples planning one. 
55:28
February 10, 2020
Episode 2: Couples Therapy with Cara & Raul
This week, we thought we would bring back Cara from one of our popular episodes of Season 1 and this time she brought her hubs Raul! These two are so real and raw and talk about how therapy really changed their marriage and their lives post baby. To keep up with Cara and Raul you can find them on Instagram here @carasays @rauldoes there have great accounts where they share about their real life, their adorable sun, and everything they are up to! To reach out to us directly, you can follow us at @weddingtherapypodcast and email us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
36:43
January 27, 2020
Episode 1: Minisode 1
WE'RE BAAAAAAACK! To launch our Season 2, we check in and update you guys on all that's happened since our finale and share some hilarious wedding stories with you! If you have a story that you think would be a good fit for our minisodes - submit it to us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
37:43
January 13, 2020
Episode 38: Season 1 Finale
ONE YEAR! One year of amazing episodes, growth, learning, and laughing along the way! We hope you have had as much fun as we have! Hope you enjoy this recap of our favorite moments and memories from season 1!  We'll be back with Season 2 in mid January of 2020! To stay up to date with us in the meantime you can follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weddingtherapypodcast/ or on our Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WeddingTherapyPodcast/
35:01
October 28, 2019
Episode 37: A Free Guided Meditation For Stress & Anxiety
You guys. This episode is 100% FOR YOU.  A free 15min guided meditation designed for you to save, bookmark, download and re-listen to whenever you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or all of the above during the wedding planning process.  We're taking a couple months off as we wrap up 2019 and we're so excited for 2020, but we didn't want to leave you hanging! So this episode is designed for you to come back to and re-listen to as often as needed as a resource specifically designed with you in mind featuring one of our favorites, Kasey Drier. To learn more about Kasey's work, check out her  site here - 
19:25
October 21, 2019
Episode 36: Martin of Waveform Events
Not sure wedding DJs? Who to hire? What they actually do? How to go about planning your wedding day alongside your DJ? We brought in expert and business owner, Martin Douglass Felipe of Waveform Events to chat with us all about wedding music, wedding planning, and wedding DJs!  He has so much wisdom and great advice, we hope you enjoy our chat this week! To follow along with Martin and Waveform you can check out their site here - http://www.waveformevents.com/ And follow them on social media here - https://www.instagram.com/waveform_events/
1:06:00
October 14, 2019
Episode 35: Rehearsal Dinners
This week we are breaking down Rehearsal dinners! What are they? Who do you invite? And who pays for it? All the tips and tricks here! If you have questions for us shoot us an email at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
33:22
October 7, 2019
Episode 34: Simply Adri Photography
This week we sit down with the lovely Adri (pronounced AU-dr-ey!) of Simply Adri Photography and she shares her journey as a photographer in the Cancun area as well as her transition to Los Angeles. She is such a joy and shares some tips for brides planning their big day! We hope you enjoy! To follow Adri you can view her website or her instagram here! https://simplyadriphotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/simplyadriphoto/
38:48
September 30, 2019
Episode 33: To First Look Or Not To First Look
That is the question! Whether you've been on the fence for months or you're just trying to figure out What even IS a first look in the first place? This week Meghan and Emilee break down the pros and cons, taking different scenarios to heart, and sharing why they are each a fan of one over the other. We hope you enjoy! To read Emilee's blog post on the subject click here: http://www.tastefultatters.com/to-do-a-first-look-or-not To join the conversation on the Facebook Group click here: https://www.facebook.com/WeddingTherapyPodcast
42:45
September 23, 2019
Episode 32: Minisode #6
It's another minisode! This week we laugh about a wedding full of doubles, the bride's dad's cell phone going off during the ceremony and a whole hotel flooding! If you'd like to submit your funny wedding story send it to us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
22:14
September 9, 2019
Episode 31: All Things Florals with Lark Farnum Design
This week we sit down with Pinky of Lark Farnum Design and chat all things wedding florals. You get an inside look at what it is like to be a floral artist, what their job is really like and we get to hear some fun wedding stories along the way.  Pinky also shares her favorite trends in wedding florals and we all share what our favorite flower is! To learn more about Pinky's business you can follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/larkfarnumdesign/ or on her website at http://www.larkfarnum.com/
1:20:12
August 26, 2019
Episode 30: Dealing With Death of a Loved One
You guys asked... we resisted... but we finally decided it was time to chat about a topic that's not all sunshine, roses, and hilarity. It's real life, and you guys had questions! We're talking about planning a wedding while also wanting to honor a past family member or friend. We hope you guys find value in tough topics like this!
46:42
August 19, 2019
Episode 29: Rainy of Circa Rentals
This week we sit down and chat with Rainy of Circa Rentals all about her business, how she got started in her business and what sets you apart as a trendsetter in this industry.  Follow her at @circarentals and https://www.circavintagerentals.com/
53:28
August 12, 2019
Episode 28: Minisode #5
We're hoping to keep you laughing all week with this new minisode! From Florida swamp ceremonies to Shrek soundtracks and the classic drunk guest cheering on the bride... mid vows. We promise, this minisode will take the edge off from wedding planning or just a plain stressful week.  If you have a hilarious wedding story - send them to us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com!
24:50
August 5, 2019
Episode 27: Making Your Wedding Day Personal
Making your wedding day personal, can often time feel overwhelming and just adding more stress on top of ALL the other things you need to do for your big day. With Instagram and Pinterest, it's impossible to not feel the pressure to make your wedding an ultimate personal creative showstopper. In today's episode we break down all the ways you can and should add some personality and the areas where you def don't have to go overboard! To learn more and get shoppable links to make your wedding day personal, Emilee put together a supplemental blog post to help you out! You can view it here: http://www.tastefultatters.com/making-your-wedding-day-personal
1:00:58
July 29, 2019
Episode 26: Avoiding Bridezilla Status
We're baaaaaaack! Did you miss us? We sure missed you! We're kicking off the week with a bit of a touchy subject - Bridezillas. We've all heard of them. Maybe you've met one in real life. We're here to discuss what's fact and what's fiction and how to avoid the pitfalls of turning into one yourself. We hope you guys like it! Join the conversation over at our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/WeddingTherapyPodcast/
46:57
July 22, 2019
Episode 25: An Education on Toasting with JP Reynolds
We brought JP back to chat allll about how to give an incredible toast... at a wedding, or any other function. We share our best and worst toasting experiences and we hear all about JP's dad's toast that almost ruined his brothers wedding day! Don't miss his article in the Huffpost on toasting as well - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-give-a-toast-that-will-be-remembered-for-all_b_592d1efbe4b08861ed0ccbae If you have a hilarious toast story - send it to us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
58:49
July 8, 2019
Episode 24: Wedding Guest Etiquette
This week Meghan and Emilee discuss all those tricky questions that have guests stumped... should you wear heels? Is it really not okay to wear white to a wedding? NO! It's not okay. Don't worry we discuss everything from rsvps, plus ones, to using cell phones during the ceremony and everything in between!  We'd like to keep the conversation going - join us on our FB page - https://www.facebook.com/WeddingTherapyPodcast
1:19:55
June 24, 2019
Episode 23: Minisode #4
This week Meghan and Emilee catch up on life and what they've been up to, and read your hilarious wedding stories! To have your funny wedding story featured, email it to us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
33:03
June 17, 2019
Episode 22: Couple's Corner with Chloe & Brian
This week we chat with married couple, Chloe & Brian Pastore as we discuss their wedding planning journey. How they navigated an interfaith ceremony and all the different family dynamics that come along with wedding planning! They chat about the importance of hiring a wedding planning, putting trust in your vendors, and how to deal with difficult vendors. They have so much insight having gone through the whole process and just now celebrating their one year anniversary! 
1:23:29
June 10, 2019
Episode 21: Pain & Peace Cycles
We're talking again with Whitney McGillicuddy this week all about pain and peace cycles. Why we react the way we do in conflict. Where we find our sense of self. And where our anxieties come from.  This week we want to get interactive with you all! We're posting some documents that Whitney shares on our Facebook and Instagram - so join the conversation with us here: https://www.facebook.com/WeddingTherapyPodcast and here: https://www.instagram.com/weddingtherapypodcast
1:00:52
June 3, 2019
Episode 20: Love Languages with AMFT, Whitney McGillicuddy
Episode 20 is here friends and we are doing a deep dive on LOVE LANGUAGES! Marriage and family therapist, Whitney McGullicuddy breaks down what love languages are, how we form them, how they change, and the ways and which we can practice them in a healthy way in our relationships. We had so much fun learning and chatting with her and we hope you do too! If you'd like to take the love language test you can do so here: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/ You can purchase the book, take the test, and learn more about the app all on this site! If you have questions for us at all, you can email us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
59:01
May 27, 2019
Episode 19: Allen Berger Pt. 2
This week we are back with Allen Berger, Phd to talk all things Marriage 101. Our chat with him last week was just TOO good, we needed to give you guys more! We hope you love this dialogue all about marriage, communication, mature love, and realistic expectations.  If you would love to learn more about Allen & his practice, or snag a copy of his book, head over to his website HERE: https://abphd.com/  If you have questions for us or if you'd like to submit your own wedding story for our minisode you can contact us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
46:36
May 20, 2019
Episode 18: Psychologist Allen Berger Pt. 1
This week we had the incredible honor to sit down with PhD Psychologist, Allen Berger. We loved talking to him so much we had to break it up into a 2 part series. This week we talk all about relationships. The different dynamics within mature and immature love and so much in between. Allen shares his wisdom from his many years as a professional in this arena, he is also a published author, speaker, husband, and father. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Berger or grab a copy of his book (we've read it - it's so good!) be sure to head to his website HERE If you have questions about this episode or want to connect more on some of the topics we cover, feel free to reach out to us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com or join the conversation on our Facebook Page
56:10
May 13, 2019
Episode 17: Wedding Vows with JP Reynolds
This week we talk all about your wedding vows, with wedding officiant and "vow expert" JP Reynolds. JP was such a pleasure to chat with ALLL about wedding vows... we loved our talk so much we sort of accidentally naturally went into another topic and realized we need to do a part 2! So, we apologize for the random cut off towards the end - but we really wanted to dedicate that topic to a whole other episode.  If you want to learn more about JP and his role as a coach, teacher, and officiant - check out his website HERE We also mention JP's book on writing vows pretty much throughout the episode, so if you'd like to snag a copy for yourself, you can do so HERE! Follow JP on Instagram If you have any follow up questions or hilarious wedding stories, send them our way to weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
1:04:22
May 6, 2019
Episode 16: Wedding Dress History with Ilana Winter
This week do we have a treat for YOU! Whether you're planning a wedding, or it's the last thing on your mind... this one is sure to be fascinating. We brought on Ilana Winter who is a Fashion & Visual Culture Scholar to talk all about the historical and socio economical history of the wedding dress! We learn soooo much and we hope you do too! Ilana gave us some great resources during our chat so we wanted to make sure you got those as well: The Books she referenced! Cinderella Dreams: The Allure of the Lavish Wedding Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness -The author's IG handle is @aestheticsofjoy and is definitely a fun one to follow. All Dressed in White: The Irresistible Rise of the American Wedding Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History Her Huffington Post article The Art History timeline published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Faux Fiance Instagram accounts she recommends: @lohobride @aestheticsofjoy @nyucostumestudies @documenting_fashion @cortanabrides
1:32:32
April 22, 2019
Episode 15: Minisode #3
This week we read YOUR stories of REAL wedding blunders... we hear stories of grooms falling asleep during their own ceremony, groom's getting pooped on in the middle of their ceremony by a bird overheard, and so many more that will have you doubled over laughing... or crazy laughing to yourself in your car so much so that you get weird looks from the cars next to you - and it will be SO. WORTH. IT. We  hope these stories bring a smile to your face and remind you what matters most when you're in the midst of planning your own wedding! To submit your own story - send us an email at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
42:24
April 15, 2019
Episode 14: Drama Free Bridal Parties
For this week's episode, Emilee and Meghan went to YOU guys for our inspiration. We took to Instagram and asked you guys what were the hardest parts about being bridesmaids and where the biggest source of drama stems from - from YOUR own experiences. From there - we just break down some strategies and tips from our experiences as professionals as well as our own experiences from being bridesmaids (and brides) ourselves. We discuss ways the Bride can alleviate much of the drama... and tried and true rules for Bridesmaids themselves to have a wonderful drama free bridal party experience! Download the FREE DOWNLOAD Emilee made for you guys HERE! Follow along the conversation on our Facebook HERE! Submit your own crazy wedding stories to us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
1:13:52
April 8, 2019
Episode 13: Money Talk Meets Real Talk with Cat
This week we talk all about wedding budgets, communication with your partner & families, and expectations... for your wedding day.. and your life. We were so lucky to have OC Wedding Planner Cat Nguyen join us for this week's episode! If you'd like to learn more about her, follow along on her journey, hit her up for a coffee date, you can find her at @meandcplusthree Don't forget to subscribe to Wedding Therapy Podcast and if you like what you hear - leave us a review!! You can also find our community chatting all things wedding over on our Facebook & Group Therapy Page 
1:24:15
April 1, 2019
Episode 12: Dee From No Worries Events & The Importance of Mental Health
We are BACK!!!! And this week we talk all about the importance of mental health, from the vendor perspective. Dee opens up and shares all about her journey to becoming a wedding planner.. and a mother, and the postpartum depression she experienced after giving birth to her son.  We also share loads of laughs over our love for true crime, and movies.. most of which Emilee hasn't seen! Whether you're a wedding planner, photographer, florist... or any other vendor - we talk about the highs and lows and the very real emotions we ALL have felt at one time or another as a wedding professional. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we do! Dee is launching a new series called Wedding Planner Support Group and you can learn more and sign up Here! And you can follow Dee on instagram HERE and her website HERE! 
1:19:57
March 25, 2019
Episode 11: Real Wedding Planning Story with Ashley & Mitch
This week we chat with real couple,  Ashley and Mitch and all about how they lost their wedding venue in the Malibu fires... and a host of other wedding planning stories that will have you hanging on every word. Seemingly straight out of a movie, there are many laughs and a dramatic turn of events, and the sweetest moments between the love birds!
1:09:47
March 11, 2019
Episode 10: Minisode #2
Are you all ready for another week of YOUR wedding stories? We sure are! This week we discuss a face plant into a wedding cake, a stouffers lasagna served for dinner at a wedding, and so much more! To submit your own wedding story - email us at weddingtherapypodcast@gmail.com
35:04
March 4, 2019
Episode 9: Featuring Margaux of Harmony Creative Studio
This week with sit down with Wedding Planner & Designer Margaux Fraise, owner of Harmony Creative. She shares all about her own wedding planning experience, her relationship with her husband, her business, her battle and victory over breast cancer and some fun new projects she just launched this year! Be sure to follow all that Margaux is doing at: @harmonycreative @mxfraise And don't miss her FREE Resource to download: bit.ly/HCSfirststeps
1:15:06
February 25, 2019
Episode 8: All Things Therapy with Kelsey Larson
This week we chat with a full blown licensed MFT... which we learned is called a LMFT (you're in the "know" now too - you're welcome). We talk all about her wedding planning process and how her job has equipped her to handle certain relational, but guys - she's just like all of us - she still has some wedding stress! She does give some incredible advice to all brides out there, that quite frankly - we ALL could benefit from!
1:13:54
February 18, 2019
Episode 7: An Interview with Emilee of Tasteful Tatters
This week's episode is ALL about wedding planning! What a Wedding Planner actually does. How hiring a wedding planning can save you loads of stress, and everything in between! Emilee shares about her strategic process to help guide couples through wedding planning and there are loads of laughs along the way. If you want to learn more about Tasteful Tatters, you can check out her website at http://www.tastefultatters.com/
1:19:31
February 11, 2019
Episode 6: Self Care with Kasey Dreier
This week we chat it up with Kasey Dreier and discuss all things self care - and what self care is NOT. Kasey sheds light on how to set boundaries, identify stress in your life, and so much more! Whether you are a bride, a wedding vendor, or literally just a HUMAN - this episode is for you! For more info on Kasey and her work with individuals, check out www.kaseydreier.com
1:19:06
February 4, 2019
Episode 5: Our First Minisode of Your Real Wedding Stories
This is the first "minisode" where Emilee and Meghan read your hilariously funny REAL wedding stories!
38:44
January 28, 2019
Episode 4: An Interview with Meghan Christine Photography
This week we share stories from all our holiday adventures and Emilee interviews Meghan to share all about wedding photography - why it's important, what you should budget for it, how to find a photographer that's right for you... Oh, and we also go on tangents like the power of names, our own families, and our our besties have the same name! 
1:09:40
January 21, 2019
Episode 3: Your Parent's Marriage
This week we take a deep dive into your parent's relationship/marriage and how it can affect you and big decisions surrounding your wedding day. We give tangible tips on how to manage this for wedding planning and just for life in general
51:23
January 9, 2019
Episode 2: The Stigma of Couples Therapy with Cara Carrillo
For Episode 2 we brought on friend, Cara Carrillo to share her story with couples therapy and how it transformed her life and marriage.
57:53
January 9, 2019
Episode 1: Introductions
Helping people navigate relationships and conflict throughout the wedding planning process and beyond. This Episodes is just a quick intro about who we are, what we're about, and what we hope to accomplish with this podcast. Hope you enjoy!
23:26
January 9, 2019