The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 8: Friends "The One with Ross's Wedding" with Lucy Baber

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 8: Friends "The One with Ross's Wedding" with Lucy Baber

In this episode, Jen sits down with family photographer Lucy Baber to discuss the ill-fated wedding of Ross and Emily on Friends. If there is one thing to remember, friends, it's that you should NEVER feel pressured to go through with a wedding if your spouse-to-be says someone else's name at the altar. Like, seriously, feel free to just WALK AWAY.

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 7: Rachel Getting Married with Diana Ascarrunz

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 7: Rachel Getting Married with Diana Ascarrunz

This week, Jen is joined by Austin, Texas, photographer Diana Ascarrunz to review the 2008 film, Rachel Getting Married. This movie proves that even joyous occasions like weddings aren't without emotional baggage and family drama, but in fact can sometimes amplify those emotions and make for a more stressful situation for everyone, especially if the wedding is also the first time you are reuniting with your family after a period in rehab. This film showcases a gorgeous, diverse, and musical backyard wedding, but it's not without bumps along the way.

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 6: Sex and the City 2 with Renee Dalo

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 6: Sex and the City 2 with Renee Dalo

This week, Jen and guest Renee Dalo of Moxie Bright Events review Sex and the City 2: The Movie, where Stanford Blatch and Anthony Marentino tie the knot at a Connecticut inn with the help of Liza Minnelli. Unfortunately, the women of Sex and the City share a lot of problematic commentary and weird stereotypical gender roles get applied to this same-sex union. The whole movie tries to develop a well-intentioned theme of everyone's right to make their own rules in their marriage, but all those good intentions get lost due to bad writing and the movie's incredibly offensive UAE vacation storyline. And in case you were wondering, yes there are more swans.

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 5: Gilmore Girls "Kill Me Now" with Amy Shackelford

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 5: Gilmore Girls "Kill Me Now" with Amy Shackelford

In this week's episode, Jen sits down with feminist Brooklyn wedding planner Amy Shackelford of Modern Rebel and Co. to review Season 1, Episode 3 of Gilmore Girls "Kill Me Now" where the Independence Inn is host to a double wedding where twin brides marry twin grooms. They talk their love of Gilmore Girls, mother daughter relationships as they relate to weddings, and the unfortunate ableism, homophobia, and white feminism that exists throughout the show. But most importantly, they talk about Amy's fear of swans and her love of Shania Twain.

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 4: Jenny's Wedding with Bethany Frazier

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 4: Jenny's Wedding with Bethany Frazier

In this episode, Jen is joined by Maven Made owner, Bethany Frazier, as they review the 2015 movie Jenny's Wedding where Katherine Heigl and Alexis Bledel pretend to be lesbians and make the worst movie known to man. Jen & Bethany both watched it so that you don't have to. Instead you should go watch Buffy. Like, really, why aren't you watching Buffy??

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 3: I Dream of NeNe with Allison Davis

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 3: I Dream of NeNe with Allison Davis

In this third episode of The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast, Jen and wedding planner Allison Davis review the 2013 8-episode Bravo TV series, I Dream of NeNe. They talk about The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the stereotype of the "sassy black woman," the stigma of mental health care in the black community, prenups, vajazzling, what it really takes to put on a celebrity wedding, and that time Jen had an unfortunate nip slip. 45 is also mentioned, but don't worry, his name has been bleeped out for your comfort.

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 2: When In Rome with Liv Lyszyk

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 2: When In Rome with Liv Lyszyk

WARNING: This episode discusses stalking and sexual harassment

In this second episode of The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast, Jen and photographer Liv Lyszyk review the 2010 Kristen Bell rom com, When In Rome, where Kristen Bell accidentally finds herself at the middle of a love spell where Dax Sheppard, Will Arnett, Danny DeVito, and Jon Heder become obsessed with her, and frankly, it's gross. A love story gets squeezed in there somewhere, and we try to remember we LOVE Kristen Bell all the way through.

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 1: My Best Friend's Wedding w/ Kevin Lowery and Erika Swift

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 1: My Best Friend's Wedding w/ Kevin Lowery and Erika Swift

In this first episode of The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast, Jen Siomacco is joined by special guests Kevin Lowery and Erika Swift to take a critical eye to the wedding movie classic My Best Friend's Wedding. They discuss Julia Roberts' questionable tactics, the lobster restaurant flash mob scene, the issues with the gay best friend trope, the magic that is Rupert Everett, and so much more. 

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