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 Avowed Podcast // Episode 12: Super Nova

The Avowed Podcast // Episode 12: Super Nova

Jasmine places a long distance call across the Atlantic Ocean to Nova Reid, the powerhouse woman behind award-winning UK wedding blog Nu Bride. Together they discuss creating an inclusive wedding industry, the effects of Brexit, lashing out when you feel overwhelmed with the wedding planning process, and why marriage isn't happily ever after... it's bloody hard work!

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The Avowed Podcast // Interactive Mini Episode: Art & Norm Mixdown

The Avowed Podcast // Interactive Mini Episode: Art & Norm Mixdown

A special interactive mini episode about relationship tools! Jasmine shares a nugget of relationship wisdom from jeweler Mariele Ivy, previously on episode eleven "A Touch of Stardust" and talks about contrasting personalities, and the tools we develop to relate to one another. Tell us about your own relationship tools at jasminerlilly.com/wise-words for a chance to appear on a future episode of The Avowed Podcast!

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The Bridechilla Podcast // Catalyst Wedding Magazine

The Bridechilla Podcast // Catalyst Wedding Magazine

The Bridechilla Podcast is hosted by comedian, author, and your virtual bridesmaid, Aleisha McCormack. Each week, Aleisha shares her tell-it-like-it-is view and unique take on wedding wisdom to help Bridechillas and Groomchillas ditch the pressures and obligations that we sometimes feel during the journey and have fun planning this awesome day. Interviewing the leading wedding bloggers, planners, and experts, The Bridechilla Podcast is all about empowering couples to plan the wedding that they want.

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The Avowed Podcast // Episode 11: Folie À Deux The Madness Of Two

The Avowed Podcast // Episode 11: Folie À Deux The Madness Of Two

Jasmine speaks with wedding planner Erica Greenwold, owner of Folie à Deux Events in North Carolina about humanitarian efforts in the wedding industry, creating a ceremony and reception that reflect your personal beliefs, and creating a totally rad wedding in 5 months on a five thousand dollar budget. Cover Photo by Ashley Posthuma

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The Avowed Podcast // Episode : The Hunt for Extraordinary Love

The Avowed Podcast // Episode : The Hunt for Extraordinary Love

Jasmine speaks with Nate Bailey, the vision and voice behind The Loveumentary Podcast, about navigating the emotional landscape of your partner, developing your marital skill set, and bypassing unnecessary wedding planning arguments with a unique rating system. 

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The Avowed Podcast // Episode 08: Here, There, and Everywhere

The Avowed Podcast // Episode 08: Here, There, and Everywhere

Jasmine is joined by Katie Stoltz, owner and creator of Venues & Vows, an online marketplace that connects people with a curated collection of privately owned homes, estates, farms, and ranches for their wedding or event. Together they tackle painfully awkward wedding day traditions, being a bridesmaid, invasive questioning from well meaning wedding guests, and why a wedding weekend will always outshine a wedding day.

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{un}convention profile // Meet the Host of the Bridechilla Podcast

{un}convention profile // Meet the Host of the Bridechilla Podcast

I sometimes see myself as a bit of a lone wolf in the wedding industry. I’m not a vendor, and I’m not really a wedding blogger (I don’t do styled shoots or talk about dresses). I’m an advice giver-er, a support person, and a virtual bridesmaid. I’m using a medium that is pretty new to a lot of people. I swear and say things that would probably make The Knot shudder. (One of the show’s mantras is "fuck chair covers.")

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The Avowed Podcast // Episode 06: Reaching Out

The Avowed Podcast // Episode 06: Reaching Out

Jasmine speaks with bride-to-be Hannah Easterly about splitting her wedding celebration up into three events, sharing your vows with an audience, allowing your wedding vendors some creative freedom, and choosing between a legally binding marriage or something less defined.

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The Avowed Podcast // Episode 04: This Glorious Mess

The Avowed Podcast // Episode 04: This Glorious Mess

The wildly in love photographers behind Kindred Wedding Co., Elle Wildhagen and Zach Domes, open up about rejoicing in the dark, messy moments of love, gendered narratives, silent discos, the evolving language of “we” and how familial sagas of love and divorce help shape our contemporary perspectives on love.

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The Avowed Podcast // Episode 03: A Tale of Two Weddings

The Avowed Podcast // Episode 03: A Tale of Two Weddings

In PART I of this two part episode Jasmine is joined by Gabby LaBarbara, an editorial assistant at Junebug Weddings. Together they expose the complex emotional landscape of planning a wedding as Gabby recounts her experience canceling her "first" wedding, processing her emotions, and starting all over with a smaller wedding that represents the unique love she shares with her fiancé Patrick.

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The Avowed Podcast // Episode 02: Boss Lady & The Princess Complex

The Avowed Podcast // Episode 02: Boss Lady & The Princess Complex

Join Jasmine in a no bullsh*t conversation with Lauren Caselli, owner and creator of Boss Lady Bash, as they discuss working in the cutthroat NYC wedding industry, creating a supportive space for female entrepreneurs, getting over "The Princess Complex," and speculate on marriage contract negotiations.

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The Avowed Podcast // Episode 01: The Times, They Are A Changin'

The Avowed Podcast // Episode 01: The Times, They Are A Changin'

Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to The Avowed Podcast! Host Jasmine Lilly is joined by Stacy Townsend of Townsend Collective, and Anna Boswell of Cast & Company to discuss everything from the wedding industry's rapid evolution to the difference between needing and wanting a wedding.

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