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How To Plan A Wedding

Wedding Planning just got simple.

Learn from freshly wed couples and incredible wedding suppliers/professionals as they help you navigate and plan your celebration.

Guided by your host, Pete The Celebrant, we’ll learn about them, their experiences and advice on how to create your big day while avoiding common mistakes.

Here you can watch the podcast, read the transcript or listen to your hearts content. Enjoy.

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant

Meet Pete Hordern, aka Pete The Celebrant; a Melbourne Celebrant who is now your wedding sherpa. Hear the plan for future episodes, why Pete became a wedding celebrant and how he helps his couples.

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Wedding Photography

Meet Michael Briggs; Briggsy is a Melbourne/Yarra Valley Wedding Photographer, family man, joker, musician and genuine legend.
We cover how he became a photographer, the advice he has for couples and talk about surviving the current times of Covid. You can catch more of Briggsy on his own podcast ‘Chase This Light’. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

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Planning and Styling

Meet Paula Christie from The Small Things Co. where they event plan, style, design and hire everything you need for weddings.
In the episode, we discuss how they offer couples different packages, what areas couples should think about to start their planning and some small ideas that will make a big difference.

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Wedding Venues

Meet Anthea Hall from The Farm Yarra Valley where they accommodate your wedding ceremony and photos with multiple locations around their property, take care of your loved ones and dine you with the best beer, wines and food of your choosing.
In the episode, we discuss why couples choose their wedding venue, valuable wedding planning ideas and learn about their planner, Anthea, who makes it all possible (and is just amazing).

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Easy Weddings

Meet Darcy Burch, a wedding planner at Easy Weddings who joins us on the podcast. Darcy has had a huge amount of experience in the wedding industry as an event planner at some of Melbourne’s most popular venues and now helping couples put together their dream team of suppliers all across Australia. In the episode we discuss what Easy Weddings is and how her role helps couples plan their weddings, along with great advice for couples unsure how to plan during COVID.

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How To Get Married In Australia

Meet Sarah Aird, a Marriage Celebrant and trainer of Celebrants. We discuss how you legally get married in Australia, including a dive into marriage documents, what forms of ID you need, time frames and even name changes.

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Bridesmaids Dresses

Meet Aneta Pazeski, we discuss how her business Bridesmaids Dressing Room helps celebrate love by ‘cutting out the stress & find that perfect dress’. Aneta also provides some fantastic free resources for Brides currently planning.

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Prenups and Love

Meet Jane Libbis, a lawyer who specialises in Family Law at Umbrella Family Law. She helps people who are separating start their new life. We discuss legal options for couples including prenuptial agreements and how to set yourselves up for a successful marriage.

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Wedding Bands

Meet Hayley Barberis, the Victorian producer for The Baker Boys Band, who are available Australia-wide. The Baker Boys are a customisable 3 to 14 piece band specialising in high-energy music for weddings and pride themselves on filling dance floors.

We discuss the process of choosing the band and what live music truly brings to your wedding day. 

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COVID-Safe Weddings

Meet Darcy Burch, a wedding planner at Easy Weddings who joins us on the podcast. Darcy has had a huge amount of experience in the wedding industry as an event planner at some of Melbourne’s most popular venues and now helping couples put together their dream team of suppliers all across Australia.

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COVID Receptions + Unholy Matrimony

Meet Annie Molenaar, a Marriage Celebrant, celebrant mentor, MC, DJ, Singer and creator of Unholy Matrimony. Annie shares with us all about how Unholy Matrimony helps couples break through the stereotypical wedding styles of today. Then we discuss how she’s been helping couples during the COVID guidelines in QLD.

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COVID Weddings + Victoria Park QLD

Meet Jessie Newell, the event coordinator at Victoria Parks in Queensland. Jessie shares with us how she and her team have been helping couples celebrate their wedding amongst COVID guidelines in QLD. Then we discuss why couples choose VIC Parks as a wedding venue.

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Wedding Food + Catering

Meet Naomi Terese from Fat and Skinny Catering. Naomi shares with us how and why she began the business, the values that keep it running and what you can expect with them as your caterer from your first email and all the way to your wedding day.

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20/21 Wedding Industry Report

Meet Amy de Groot and Lucy Sherwood from Easy Weddings. Amy has been hosting the Easy Wedding webinars for suppliers and couples during COVID and Lucy’s role is helping couples plan their big day. They’ve come to give us a brief overview of the 2020/2021 Wedding Industry Report from the survey they conducted; explaining how couples and suppliers have been impacted this year.

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Choosing a Wedding Venue

Meet Colleen Haggarty from Showtime Event Group. Colleen is the producer for The Victorian Library and tells us all about that space and the many others that Showtime manage. She also shares with us some of the ways couples pick their venue and the answers to some common questions.

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Wrapping Up 2020

Meet your Wedding Guide, Peter Hordern/Pete The Celebrant, as he wraps up 2020. He begins with his experience of the year and the projects that came forth from the COVID abyss; being The Wedding Guide Podcast and Cheeezy Pete. We find out the leading episodes and give Thanks to all who came on the podcast and to all the listeners.

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Lessons From Planning a 4 Day Wedding

Alex was married in May 2021 and had a 4 day wedding with his beautiful bride. He shares with us all their lessons learnt from this huge planning accomplishment.

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