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Welcome to Project Engaged! This podcast is for fun-loving couples planning their non-traditional weddings!

We started out with a focus on wedding suppliers (Seasons 1 & 2) but from Season 3 onwards it's all about YOU - awesome couples planning their epic big day!

Project Engaged Eddy Mac + Aleks Mac

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Welcome to Project Engaged! This podcast is for fun-loving couples planning their non-traditional weddings!

We started out with a focus on wedding suppliers (Seasons 1 & 2) but from Season 3 onwards it's all about YOU - awesome couples planning their epic big day!

    Chatting all things Glasshaus with Georgia Callow

    Chatting all things Glasshaus with Georgia Callow

    We are pumped to be speaking to Georgia Callow, the Events and Hospitality Manager at the Glasshaus venues.
    We’ve spoken about Glasshaus often on the podcast because there is something truly magical about the venues. All three are in Richmond and are ideal if you want a venue that is fitted out with lush greenery. This is what you’d expect as Glasshaus is also a nursery.
    Today we chat to Georgia all about Glasshaus Outside, Glasshaus Inside and Glasshaus Brucke - what makes the venues unique and how they work.
    From a straight venue hire to full package including floristry, green styling and catering, there are so many options to choose from for these stunning venues.
    You can get loads of info - including pricing - on  the Glasshaus website: https://glasshaus.com.au/venue-hire-inner-city-melbourne/.
    We hope you enjoy our chat (we certainly did!).
    Read more on the One More Song website blog: https://onemoresong.com.au/venue-spotlight-glasshaus-inside-cremorne-melbourne/.
     
     

    • 41 min
    The truth about the MC role

    The truth about the MC role

    In this episode of Project Engaged Aleks and Eddy chat all about the MC role at a wedding.
    The truth is - it’s much more involved than you think!
    We share a bunch of intel from our experience on what really goes into MCing and some tips if you have a family member or friend taking on the role.
    Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to have a friend or family member MC your wedding is up to you! If you weigh the pros and cons carefully and choose someone who is up to the task, it can be a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your special day.
    Thanks for listening!
    Ed + Aleks xx

    • 46 min
    Balancing different music tastes at a wedding

    Balancing different music tastes at a wedding

    On this episode of Project Engaged, we chat all about how to balance the music tastes from our couples, their friends and family members at a wedding! It can be quite a complicated task at times!
    We talk about the types of questions we'll ask in the lead up and some of the things our couples should consider when crafting their music brief via our online questionnaire (we call it " the party brief").
    We also touch on how we work with the music brief on the night to ensure that we are best placed to please as many of your wedding guests as possible, while ensuing that we keep to your music brief and bring that party!
    Thanks so much for listening and, as always, feel free to get in touch with us with any questions you have or if you'd like us to touch upon any specific topics in this poddy!
    Ed + Aleks xx

    • 41 min
    All about our micro wedding concept, Little Love Gatherings

    All about our micro wedding concept, Little Love Gatherings

    On this bonus episode, we chat Little Love Gatherings, which is a micro wedding concept that we’ve worked on with two friends in the industry.
    If you haven’t seen our website or Instagram, Little Love Gatherings are micro wedding days where we host three back to back weddings with pretty much everything locked in for the couples so the stress of planning is taken away.
    Joining us for this chat we have Meleah from Lovegood Images (our photographer) and Amy Wood (our wedding planner).
    If you're interested in getting hitched with 28 (or more) of your closest friends and fam, check out our Instagram page @littlelovegatherings and our website www.littlelovegatherings.com.au.
     

    • 23 min
    S04, E01: Get Wed! Chatting to Wedshed founders (Amy and Mel)

    S04, E01: Get Wed! Chatting to Wedshed founders (Amy and Mel)

    We are kicking off season 4 with a bang!

    We’re so excited to chat to Melany McBride and Amy Parfett, the creators of Wedshed, which is an award winning online marketplace connecting engaged couples with unique venues and talented vendors.

    They’ve just launched a book, Get Wed -  a one-way pass to getting hitched with maximum vibes and minimum stress.

    The book is an incredibly practical guide offering so many useful tips for modern couples who want to do their day the right way.

    On this episode we chat to Amy and Melany about a number of hot wedding trends they predict for 2024 and beyond, from unique gift registries to micro weddings to the anti-DIY movement!


    Get your copy of Get Wed here.


    And check out our micro wedding offering Little Love Gatherings here!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Real couple: Rock star vibes in Collingwood (Laura + Stu)

    Real couple: Rock star vibes in Collingwood (Laura + Stu)

    In this week’s episode we chat to Laura and Stu, who got married in ultra cool and relaxed style on 8 April 2023. 
    They got hitched at the Vegas style chapel in Collingwood, Altar Electric, with their reception being held at Le Bon Ton down the road. Le Bon Ton is an American bar and smokehouse with a function space upstairs. The food is delicious and the atmosphere ripe for a party.
    Laura and Stu told us what they were after in their initial enquiry: “Definite party vibes! We have quite eclectic taste but plenty of old school soul, disco and Motown. A few selective pop-punk songs that we love and 80s classics”.
    DJ Aleks Mac played the tunes for their reception and was joined by our sax player Kenny. As is usually the case after a few bevvies at Altar Electric, the guests came into Le Bon Ton absolutely ready for a boogie!
    Laura and Stu share their laid back approach to wedding planning, why they DIDN'T do a first look, their fave moments on the day and some seriously helpful tips for all couples planning their non-traditional weddings!
    We hope you get a lot out of this episode, our last for this season. Thank you for your support. We'll be back for Season 4 later in the year!

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Vectorqueen268 ,

Cannot rate highly enough

This is a ‘must listen’ for all wedding vendors out there! Eddy and Aleks are so generous in sharing their knowledge, and fostering a collaborative environment among the wedding community. Keep up the great work!
Tim

Ayns83 ,

Thank You!

Thank you Eddy and Aleks! As a new/establishing celebrant your podcast is so helpful and really making me feel more confident to get my business started very soon. The episodes where you share your tips/processes are not only helping me through my assessment pieces and my own planning/tool development but I know I can come back and re-listen along the way to feel even more prepared to meet with prospects for the first time.
Keep up the amazing work and I agree, ‘No More Nutbush’ 😆

DJSierraJane ,

So informative

Eddy and Aleks are fantastic podcast hosts, I’ve learned so much from Project Engaged! Super informative, knowledgeable hosts and you can hear they have an absolute love and passion for what they do. Keep up the great work!

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