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S3, EP6: Celebrant, cake-maker, MC – oh my! The talented Zee Scott!

CategoriesWedding suppliers.Wedding tips.
13 Dec, 2022

On this episode of Project Engaged, We’re super excited to be chatting to a wedding supplier with many talents. Zee Scott is a celebrant, MC and cake maker, and all round legend!

She’s got an unmatched energy and we’re always excited when we get to work with her on a wedding. She’s always up for a boogie, which we obviously love!

Here’s what some of her clients say about her:

“Zee was one of the absolute highlights of our wedding.  We had so much fun planning the ceremony with her and couldn’t have been happier with the result on the day. So many friends and family commented on how fantastic she was. Hot tip – she also makes a great MC and having her do both the ceremony and reception made everything seamless!”

“We had the best day ever with Zee being our celebrant and baker! Everyone had a good old belly laugh with the personal touches to our story and commented on how amazing she was as a person and a gem in her field! If I were to get married again, I would 100% get Zee to do it all over again!”

We chat about the process of making her VERY stylish retro buttercream cakes, her celebranting style and why you should book a professional MC for your wedding. Oh, and her experience of being on Bake Off!

Check out Zee here.


Full episode transcription

Eddy: And we’re back for another episode. The Macs are back, the max are back. Did you have to think about that? Kind of paused a little bit.

Aleks: I know, I know. It’s been a long day already anyway, and it’s only 11:40 a.m. so we’re doing our little roundup, aren’t we, of last week?

Eddy: Yes. So let’s do our weekend wrap up. Wait for it. Wow, there it is.

Aleks: Wrap up I thought was roundup. All right.

Eddy: Is it rap? Hmm. It’s one of them anyway. Well, I. Weekend wrap up, there’s two w’s, so I figured.

Aleks: So before we get into gigs, we went to a very special party last.

Eddy: Yeah, I mean, I throw that into the bag of the weekend wrap up. Even though it was last Wednesday.

Aleks: It was on Wednesday. And it was basically a. Well, I don’t like to call it Christmas party. There’s nothing christmasy about it. It was an ending organised by humble gatherings, which is a group of photographers and they do lots of things with other photographers. But it was sort of opened up, wasn’t it, to.

Eddy: Yes. Other vendors, celebrants, DJ’s, musicians.

Aleks: Yeah. And how would you explain what the party was like?

Eddy: It was an experience.

Aleks: Experience. Very good.

Eddy: Yes, yes. So one of our colleagues, Daniel Toop. Shout out to Daniel Toop, the rump shaker. He was deejaying.

Aleks: What a legend.

Eddy: Yeah, yeah. He does it every year.

Aleks: I know, yeah.

Eddy: That was a banging party before the sort of the commercial party side of it kicked off. There was. How can I explain it? More of a. Like an artistic installation with some synthesisers and things like that going on.

Aleks Yep, yep. And it was in a really interesting space, which is kind of a circular room, echo chamber, sort of cultish cultural cultures. It was a cultish vibe. Let’s not dance around it. But it was fun and it was interesting and it was creative, so. Yeah. And everyone was dressed in. What was the theme? Neon.

Eddy: Neon. Yeah. So there was epic. Yeah, there was an epic crowd. So many huge, larger than life personalities. As you would expect.

Zee: As you would.

Aleks: Yes.

Eddy: From a vendor do. And it was really fun.

Aleks: It was really fun. And when the lights, you know, went off, everyone was glowing in the dark. There’s someone had a. I think Megan Brown had a whip. That was.

Eddy: The party was lit.

Aleks: It was literally lit. Also shout out to, I think it’s Ollie Sansim’s business, the arborists who provided a glow in the dark hupa. I think it’s pretty amazing.

Eddy: Yeah. Very, very cool.

Aleks: But the thing that I took away was obviously. It’s always so much fun when wedding vendors get together. I mean, I’ve never seen a group of people who have a better time.

Eddy: They party hard.

Aleks: They party hard like everyone’s, you know, I think because we dedicate our lives to giving other people the best day of their lives. So then when it comes to party time for us, we just go large.

Eddy: Yeah. And it’s just great to catch up and just see people let loose, because when we do catch up with, you know, celebrants, photographers, etcetera, we’re generally working.

Aleks: That’s right.

Eddy: So. And it’s amazing to catch up with these people and be on jobs with friendlies, so to speak. But when you’re out in a social context where there is no work involved, it’s just fantastic.

Aleks: It’s awesome. Yeah. I mean, they’re our peers, our colleagues, and just. What a great bunch of people. Seriously. Just creative.

Eddy: Such a life.

Aleks: Passionate. Yeah. Loads and loads of fun. Let’s talk gigs. So what did you have last week?

Eddy: Okay, so I had two events last weekend. One of them was a corporate event for a law firm, Russell Kennedy. That was at luminaire. That was a really fun, fun time. Really nice.

Aleks: They’re good bunch of people.

Eddy: Yeah, a bunch of people. You can tell that everyone really enjoyed working there. Some corporate functions. You can tell that people perhaps don’t enjoy working there as much. But no, it was really good. Lots of. Lots of nineties and sprinkler eighties tunes and some EDM Dancey, Calvin Harris y sort of stuff. So really, really fun. Then I had a day off on Saturday, which was nice. And then Sunday I was back at Rupert.

Aleks: Oh, you keep hogging all the Rupert gigs. Come on, mate.

Eddy: So that was really, really good. Just the clients were just so lovely. All of their friends and family were just so lovely. Just such a pleasant experience. And it was a Sunday night wedding, so I went in there thinking, okay, so are we going to get a dance? Like a roaring dance? And thankfully we did. People were up for a party, which is great earlier finish than sort of usual. So 10:00 p.m. finish. So that probably helped in getting people dancing a little bit earlier on.

Aleks: Yep.

Eddy: But, yeah, just. Just a great night.

Aleks: Yeah. And you had a nice little handwritten note from the couple.

Eddy: Oh, it was so lovely.

Aleks: With a seal on it. Like a wax seal.

Eddy: I know.

Aleks: Very nice. I love it. I love the little personal touches.

Eddy: Yeah, it was really nice.

Aleks: I had two as well. I had a wedding in Fitzroy for a lovely couple bit older, in their forties. So nice. Just the nicest people. And they had their wedding postponed, like, I think by a year. It’s been a long time coming. Really good there. The speeches. The speeches were something else. The best man sort of went a bit wild, went rogue. Hilarious. And I was mcing, actually. I should mention there are a couple of changes and things, but it was all good. Look, really lots of love in the room. They liked a bit of, you know, older stuff in terms of music. And the bride did enjoy some old school R and B, which her girlfriends got involved in, so that was fun. And they gave me a box of Ferrero shares. The end, which is gone.

Eddy: It’s gone.

Aleks: It’s only been a few days, but, um, they’re actually my favourite chocolates. Future couples, just note. Oh, I also accept wine, champagne and any other boost.

Eddy: And Bailey’s.

Aleks: And Bailey’s, which is going to be mentioning on today’s episode. And the other one was an outdoor marquee wedding at Kangaroo ground. Lots of mozzies, but I had insect repellent. No, that one was awesome. I was joined by Kenny on Saxe and it was just such a vibe, like, so much house music just went off, you know, their dance full starter song was Lola’s theme.

Eddy: It looked fun. The stories that you did on Instagram look really fun.

Aleks: Really fun. Really high energy. And it was like one of those three day glamping sort of affairs. So they were partying? I think they were partying.

Eddy: Now, the sore heads on like Monday, Tuesday, I think.

Aleks: Well, I wrapped up like 12:15 and they were still like, yeah, well, there was a.

Eddy: There was a DJ that started after you, like a friend of theirs.

Aleks: Their friend of theirs played well, he said. He claimed he’s gonna play some heavy bangers. Heavy bangers.

Eddy: What did he start?

Aleks: Oh, he’s gonna do some deep techno. He started with let’s get loud and then valerie.

Eddy: So, I mean, they are bangers in their own right, but I’m with you. I would have thought it would have been like tech house or deep house.

Aleks: Deep house or something dirty hip hop. I don’t know what I was thinking, but it was not what I expected. But I’m glad I didn’t play any of those tunes. It was very, like, as I said, it was very house heavy disco and edm. So it kind of worked out well.

Eddy: Nice.

Aleks: Everyone was very drunk by that point.

Eddy: Well, sounds like a nice weekend. And we’ve both got busy weeks this week and we’ll do our wrap ups obviously in the next episode.

Aleks: Yeah.

Eddy: But for today, you are in for a treat. That’s like a double meaning.

Aleks: Yes. Cakes. Yeah. We’re speaking to someone very special, someone we absolutely adore and who does a lot of things and just keeps adding strings to the bottom. It’s pretty impressive, actually. So, yeah. Enjoy today’s episode.

Eddy: Enjoy.

Eddy: Welcome to Project Engaged, a podcast for fun loving couples planning their non traditional wedding.

Aleks: We’re wedding DJs Aleks and Eddy Mac from Melbourne. We run a business called One More Song, and our tagline is No More Nutbush.

Eddy: In this podcast, we’ll share our wedding experiences and chat to some of our past couples.

Aleks: We’ll also interview bold wedding suppliers who share our philosophy of your wedding being a celebration of you as a couple and one epic party.

Eddy: Let’s get into today’s episode. Welcome to today’s episode of Project Engaged.

Aleks: Woo.

Eddy: Woo. We are super excited to be chatting to a wedding supplier with many, many talents. Zee Scott is a celebrant, mc and cake maker and all round legend.

Aleks: She’s got an unmatched energy and we’re always excited when we get to work with her on a wedding. She’s always up for a boogie, too, which we obviously love.

Eddy: So here’s what some of her clients say about her. Zee was one of the absolute highlights of our wedding. We had so much fun planning the ceremony with her and couldn’t have been happier with the result on the day. So many friends and family commented on how fantastic she was. Hot tip. She also makes a great mc and having her do both the ceremony and reception made everything seamless.

Aleks: I love that. Here’s another one. We had the best day ever with Zee being our celebrant and baker. Everyone had a good old belly laugh with the personal touches to our story and commented on how amazing she was as a person and a gem in her field. If I were to get married again, I would 100% get Zee to do it all over again. Geez.

Eddy: So let’s give it up for our special guest, Zee. Welcome.

Zee: Yay. Oh, my goodness. Those words were like, perfect. Are they actual reviews or did you just make that up?

Aleks: No, it’s made it up.

Eddy: They’re the real deal. They are the real deal.

Aleks: I actually think it’s obviously, it’s very easy for us to just pluck the reviews and then have that as our intro, but it’s kind of nice, I think, you know, if you don’t read them all the time, if you don’t wake up every day and read your Google reviews. It’s very nice to look back and go, wow, you know, that’s.

Eddy: Give yourself a pat on the back.

Aleks: I’m good.

Zee: Yeah, I was like, listen, I was listening to that going like, oh, my gosh, is that me?

Eddy: Yes. Yes, it is. Oh, and how have you been?

Zee: Oh, really kicking in there. Okay.

Eddy: Serious, serious time.

Zee: Calming down, getting ready for Christmas. I’ve got a bottle of Bailey’s with my name on just staring at me right now. And I like to. Just, when I have. When I open that, that is what says it’s Christmas. Holiday starts here.

Aleks: For some people, it’s the jingle bells. For you, it’s the. That crack of the bailey’s bottle.

Zee: Crack of the Bailey.

Aleks: Yeah.

Eddy: I know which one I’d prefer.

Aleks: What do you, what do you drink with Bailey’s? Just ice on the rock.

Zee: Just, just the Bailey? Yeah, on the rock.

Aleks: Straight from the bottle.

Zee: Nice and cold. Straight from the bottle. It’s like a milkshake. I’ll tell you a story one day about my mama who uses, who does, who says that she doesn’t drink alcohol, but she uses alcohol as milk in her coffee and.

Aleks: Oh, I would get along with your mum.

Eddy: Sounds a bit like an irish coffee in a way.

Zee: Yeah, well, you know, jamaican Irish, we’re all the same. But she will hate that I’ve told you that, because she’s absolutely. She does not drink alcohol. Me and my sister are like, mum, you do realise that both uses alcohol.

Aleks: I mean, it’s just cream and sugar. So I kind of take her side on this. I love that. I love that. All right, well, let’s get straight into it because we’ve got, obviously so much to cover with your many, many talents. As we mentioned, you’re a celebrant, you’re an MC, you’re a cake maker. I’m sure there’s a gazillion other things that we missed as well. So let’s start with your story of how you actually got into weddings.

Zee: Yeah, well, to be honest, I think my story is quite similar to other people in the wedding industry, especially celebrants. And just that about nine years ago, I went into a very mediocre wedding and it was the wedding of one of my partner’s friends. And I remember just sitting there throughout the ceremony and just going, what is this? So dry. So dry. And every time the celebrant said the couple’s names, he looked at his, like, script and it was almost like he was just double checking that he got the name right. Every time and it was just really weird. So, anyway, during the ceremony, I mean, I was trying to be discreet, but my partner doesn’t really have good hearing, I don’t think. So. I just kept saying, what is this job? And he was like, huh? I was like, what is that job? Is that, like, a proper job? And he was like, yeah, it’s a celebrant. I was, like, sitting there, and I just sort of switched off by the end of it and just googled when they were doing the signing, I was like, how to become a celebrant. And by the end of the night, like, I was signed up on an online celebrants course. And then nine months later, I passed the course, and then my application was accepted by the attorney general’s department, and bam. I had my first wedding, like, two a muck later.

Aleks: Geez. You don’t muck around.

Eddy: You don’t muck around.

Zee: Don’t muck around.

Eddy: So that’s quite funny. So does this happen to you in other circumstances? If you’re, I don’t know, if you’re watching a surgery, it’s like, they’re not doing that right. Become a surgeon as well.

Zee: How do you think I do so much and know so much? If I was to go through, like, a list of all the things that I’m actually qualified for, you’d be like, seriously? People go like, how do you fit all that in? Like, mate, I sleep 4 hours a night. There’s never going to be not enough time.

Eddy: That’s the secret.

Zee: Yeah. I often, like, if I’m really interested in something, I think sometimes with my. I’ve got a very hyperactive mind, and I’ll look at things and I’ll go like, oh, I really. That looks really interesting. I want to learn more about it. And then before I know it, I’ve, like, dug down a little rabbit hole, and then I’m on a course, and then I’m qualified.

Aleks: This is not a bad thing.

Eddy: No, this is great.

Aleks: And. And what about, what about the baking side? Have you always been a baker?

Zee: Yes. So my mum was a. Well, she’s. She was a baker, and she’s also, like, a menu developer cook at a school. She’s retired now, but I remember sort of most weekends or most Fridays after school, she’d be baking cakes and decorating, and then she became a royal icing teacher. So doing, like, piped things, old school. Royal icing cakes that take, like, a wedding cake would have taken, like, seven days a minimum to create. And mom’s not a very good person. She doesn’t want you to have it. Doesn’t want to have you in the kitchen. She’s a bit like me. Like, if I’m doing something, do not come in the kitchen. But then there’d be me, like, sort of running around a nine year old, trying to, like, see what she’s doing. And I think one day she realised that I was actually genuinely interested in piping and not just interested in eating the icing like my sister. So she handed me these, like, rich tea biscuits, the driest biscuits of. It’s like old people biscuits, I call them. And then with a bowl of royal icing and my own set of piping bags and tips, and that was it. I just got hooked on piping. But then I also got hooked on sort of baking and I wanted to know, again, falling down a rabbit hole, I was like, I’ve got to make this vanilla cake and I’ve got to make it perfect and I want it to be my own recipes. I just would make vanilla cakes all the time.

Zee: And now the vanilla cake recipe that I use is the one that I created when I was ten years old and I’ve never changed it because. Because it’s perfect.

Aleks: Do you remember that time, Ed, I tried to make you a birthday cake and I tried to pipe it. Maybe I’ll put a photo on the block.

Eddy: I think I might have blocked that out.

Aleks: And I even. I even tried to like. And, like, I don’t bake. And I tried to make. I had made two cakes, remember, and there was cream on the inside, but it kind of. They were quite flat.

Eddy: Back up.

Aleks: Yeah, they were both quite flat. Anyway, well, maybe I’ll include a sad photo, but for those who haven’t seen Zee’s cake, I mean, you can’t. Cakes, you can’t miss them. They’re the vintage, very trendy, piping, retro. Is that right? Retro? Yeah.

Zee: Yeah, I guess so. Look, I’m gonna be a bit of a stickler here and say that there are two types of cakes at the moment that are floating around. One is the retro ice cake and that is the one that you see where a lot of people do. There’s lots of bright colours and a lot of big designs in terms of how. What size the tips are. I mean, look, this is very technical when it comes to baking and decorating, but. And then you get sort of the other side, which I call the vintage ones, which are the ones like mine, where, like, I want to use the smallest tip possible. And what I mean by that is like if you’re piping a straight line. Some people might use what we call a tip number six, which is a big round tip. But I like to go down to like a double zero, which is a really small hole and get a really intricate. As intricate as I can with buttercream. So vintage, retro, slightly different, but kind.

Aleks: Of the same, but yeah. But yours is better, clearly.

Eddy: Yeah.

Aleks: Let’s up to taste. Wow. So you still use the same recipes when you’re ten years old. That’s amazing.

Eddy: That’s so cool.

Zee: Yeah, well, and that’s the thing for me. Like, I know that there are lots of other flavours, people want to start creating these amazing flavours and stuff, but I’m really old school and everything about me is old school. Like, I like a good vanilla cake and a good chocolate cake and. And that’s about it. I don’t want to mess with things I like. I only eat vanilla ice cream when I have to. I don’t like ice cream.

Aleks: Me too.

Eddy: I’m the same. I am the same. Yes.

Aleks: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Eddy: It’s the best flavour.

Zee: I don’t want like the cheapest vanilla. I want good, good vanilla.

Eddy: Top shelf. Top shelf vanilla.

Zee: Top shelf stuff.

Eddy: Yeah.

Aleks: All I can think about, all I’m thinking about is just dessert now.

Eddy: I’m just thinking about the rainbow paddle pops.

Aleks: Oh, yeah.

Eddy: Only vanilla. I didn’t realise that till I was 30. My what?

Aleks: Yeah, it’s really, um. It’s one of those things that you don’t realise until you’re older and it’s just. It’s sort of. Isn’t it like that? All the colours of the rainbow and it’s just vanilla.

Eddy: Yeah.

Aleks: How did we not.

Eddy: How do we not catch that earlier?

Zee: Anyway, I don’t even know what you’re talking about.

Eddy: Oh, it’s very Aussie ice cream paddle pop. It’s. Yeah, it’s just a.

Aleks: You know the paddle pops. What?

Eddy: It’s like a lion paddlepop or something. I don’t know.

Aleks: It’s like this ice cream and it’s just all rainbow coloured. It’s the same with, um.

Eddy: But it’s just a vanilla.

Aleks: But it’s not the same with like ice cream cake. It’s like rainbow but it’s actually just vanilla flavour, just food colouring.

Zee: I’ve never had an ice cream cake, by the way.

Aleks: No, I mean you controversial. It’s a bit low end for you. Yeah.

Eddy: That’s not top shelf enough. That’s bottom shelf. Oh, dear.

Zee: Anyway, I’ll find out and I’ll let you know.

Eddy: Thank you. Thank you so much. So, sticking with cake making for. For now. How does the cake making process work in the context of a wedding? So, say, take us through what happens once a couple inquires with you.

Zee: So, for me, my process is slightly different to, I think, most other cake bakers who do wedding cakes. I don’t, I can’t and I won’t sketch my cakes. If I did, they’d look like just scribble and I’d probably get turned down. To be honest, I’m not very good at drawing and. And also, it doesn’t go with my creative process. For me, I don’t know what anyone’s cake is going to look like until it’s sat in front of me and ready to go. And that is probably one of the most important parts of my creative process, being able to have clients that say, we’ve seen what you do, we want you just to be you. Create something. Yeah, yeah. I hate. I hate an Inspo pic. I hate a, you know, because I think a lot of people don’t. When they send you an Inspo pic, they don’t actually mean it as inspo. What they’re really saying is, we want you to make this.

Eddy: Yeah, yeah.

Zee: I think the whole inspiration got a bit lost when social media came about because everyone just kind of. Now you look at things and you go inspired by them. You’re like, no, it’s not inspired by, it’s a direct copy. So, yeah, so I don’t like an Inspo pic because I don’t people to have any ideas in their mind about what they’re gonna get because I don’t know myself until I start decorating the cake. So, yeah, clients who are happy to sort of let me be me are my favourite. I don’t normally, I don’t actually make many cakes in a year, purely because again, I have so many streams in my brain that for me, it’s more of a creative outlet as opposed to, I need to make cakes for my business, I just like to create. So a couple contacts me, we go through, which ideally about sort of twelve months before is ideal because it means I can put it in the calendar and know it’s coming up and then they let me know where the venue is and things like that. And, you know, sometimes the venue can make a difference to what cake I might suggest they make. Because travelling 2 hours with a three tier wedding cake is not.

Eddy: Stressful.

Aleks: I get stressed out, honestly, I get stressed out whenever anyone handles the cake. I’m like, oh, yeah.

Zee: Oh, I’m very much. I kind of hand it over and then just pray for you.

Aleks: Well, that’s it. Your job is to get it. To get it safely to the venue. And whatever happens after that is not your problem.

Eddy: Right? Yeah.

Zee: I’m like, whoops.

Aleks: Oh, man.

Zee: But, yeah, that makes a difference as well, you know? And also, like, time of year, like, I joke, but last Saturday, I wasn’t last Saturday. Or was that before? I had to deliver a three tier wedding cake in 36 degree heat at an hour and 40 minutes. And, yeah, there was a lot of praying on the way there and, yeah, really cool, with aircon blasting in the car for the whole time, and then you just kind of hope for the best. What can you do?

Eddy: Oh, because you kind of. You’d be kind of hoping for some straight highways and not too many windy roads on it. In a situation like that, you do.

Zee: Check the route on the way. And I’m terrible at looking at those because I’m always like, even when I leave my house for a wedding, you know, if I go to the same venue twice in a month, every time I leave, before I leave, I say to my partner, because he’s australian, and I say to him, which. Which road am I going on? And he’s like, just look at giga maps. I’m like, yeah, I know, but I just want to know, am I going on the tallah or the colder or which freeway? And he’s like, you’re going? And I’m like, okay, which way is that one? And he’s like, for goodness sake, just.

Aleks: Look at the map.

Eddy: No, I understand that because sometimes I’m even sort of halfway to a venue. I’m like, is this the right direction? And it’s good to actually look at a map and go, okay, I’m going east. So as long as I’m started going east, that’s fine.

Aleks: Oh, stressful.

Zee: I’m not good at those kind of directions. So that’s why he needs to say to me, you’re going towards the airport or you’re going past that holes on the corner there.

Eddy: Yes, I know the one.

Zee: Oh, I love that.

Aleks: So there’s. Yeah, there’s obviously a lot to consider with the cake. And what about in terms of. You mentioned the venues, obviously the location of the venue, the season, etcetera. Is there anything else that you sort of have to take into consideration that couples might not be aware of?

Zee: So dietary requirements and things like that. So, for example, my kitchen is a nut free kitchen because I’m allergic to nuts. I don’t know if I advertise that enough to people, but people who find me with that in mind, always so grateful because a lot of kitchens, you know, they’ll say, we won’t use it here, we’ll wipe it down. I’m like, well, I can’t have them in my kitchen full stop. So, yeah, if you’ve got a nut allergy, I’m good, you know, and then also when it comes to sort of vegan friendly and things like that, so my whole family are all vegans. I’m the only meat eater, which is probably why I look the other side of the world to them. And so I always, like, my mum obviously, will always say to me, you know, here’s some great recipes, or here’s a tip for this and tip for that. And over the years, I’ve just always made sure that all of the cakes, which again, is one of the reasons why I like things to be nice and simple, any cake or any filling, any icing that you choose with me, can be made regular or vegan friendly. Direct swap, lemon curd, everything and tastes. I’ve been told over the years you couldn’t taste the difference. You can’t taste the difference, which is, you know, a great sort of feedback when it comes to something like that. But there are things that I’ve spent a lot of time on to make sure that you can’t taste the difference because I want to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy, you know, as much as they can. If they want cake, then you should, everyone should be able to have it.

Aleks: What about the DJ, though? What about the DJ? Because the DJ doesn’t often get cake and I’m upset about it.

Zee: Disrespectful, isn’t it? Do you handle.

Eddy: I’d love to have a ride.

Aleks: I think that should be one of our new year break activities, is to write a rider.

Eddy: Let’s become debating, mate.

Zee: I’m not being funny, but also just do it and see what happens. You just need to put things out there and then you get surprised when people go, yeah, sure, that’s fine. And you’re like, oh, now, what else.

Aleks: Have I been missing out on this whole time?

Eddy: Exactly right. And just on the vegan order, are they growing in popularity z or is it sort of half and half still?

Zee: Oh, no, they’re definitely growing in popularity. And I think as well, where vegan food has evolved so much, people are now just going, actually, we’ve only got like eight vegan friendly, you know, people who need vegan cake. But we’ll just do the whole thing vegan because, you know, especially when people come and they’ll might come and taste, do a tasting session at the studio, you know, they’ll just go, oh, we’ll just do the whole thing vegan. It doesn’t. I can’t taste the difference. And again, that’s like the utmost place. But I think that’s. Yeah. Things are evolving so much that we’re getting to a point where you never know, like, pretty much everything might be vegan. I remember when a friend took me to what’s that chain called? The burger chain, lord of the five. And I. This burger I, like finished, blasted off, as we say, probably in the UK, blacks it out. And I was like, ah, that was delicious. And he was like, yeah, it’s a whole vegan place. I was like, the whole thing is vegan. Yeah, yeah. I was like, wow. And, you know, I think that’s how most things are going now, which is great.

Eddy: Yeah, you know, I agree. And I was the same with Lord of the fries. Didn’t realise that they were vegan till maybe two or three years ago.

Aleks: But you never had the burger. Did you have the burger?

Eddy: Uh, I can’t remember. It would have been no.

Aleks: Drunken night.

Eddy: Drunken night. Well, who knows? Who knows what it was?

Zee: Well, I mean, the drunken bit would probably add to why I didn’t know.

Eddy: Yeah, right there with you.

Aleks: Yeah, I don’t think. I don’t think I’ve ordered Lord of the fries sober, that’s for sure. Let’s put it that way.

Eddy: I don’t think anyone has.

Aleks: And look, just, just before we sort of get onto your other wedding duties, can you tell us how long, on average, it would take you to actually make the cake? Obviously not, considering all the other stuff that goes into the process.

Zee: Oh, I don’t know. Oh, I’m like a little powerhouse once I get started, I don’t stop. So, like, I’ll do the. Make the cakes. We won’t include the time for actually baking the cakes, but to decorate it from start to finish. Let’s say for a free tier wedding cake. It’ll probably take me about an hour, Max.

Eddy: Wow. I would not have thought that.

Zee: I think the thing is, you know, I think, again, it comes down to me not following a sketch or anything. I think if you’ve got a sketch, you’ve got to then go. Okay, now what did I put there? Okay, now I’ve got to get that I’ve got to get that. Whereas for me, I just kind of open up. I’ve got, like, about a hundred piping tips that are all different shapes and produce different outcomes. And I just literally look at this cake and then I go, right, okay, I’m going to start with that one. I’ll just start piping, then I’ll just twist and take off and put a different one on. And then it’s just, I go into, like, a trance, you know, and then just start piping until I’m. Until I’m done.

Aleks: I love that it’s, you know, you don’t know what you’re gonna get, which I love because it’s such a creative outcome and so, you know, unique to the couple. That’s awesome.

Zee: But, like, they do get some input. Like, couples will say, like, at the wedding that I did last weekend, my lovely bride, she said, oh, I don’t want too much piping, just a bit, you know, so some people will go, put as much buttercream as you can on it, like, until it looks like it’s gonna fall off. And I’m like, yes, the car. I’m like, as long as it falls off when it’s on display and not when it’s in my hands. Okay. And also, like, colours, people will send me, like, their wedding invites or if they’ve got a wedding palette, like colours and things like that. They’ll send me all of that and then just go, yeah, go wild.

Aleks: Oh, beautiful.

Eddy: Oh, that’s so good.

Aleks: I think it’s an important styling element when you have a cake that looks like the ones that Z makes. Now you were mouthing something to me.

Eddy: Yeah, I was just wondering if we were allowed to talk about your brush with television. Television famesy.

Aleks: She might have had multiple that we don’t know.

Eddy: Well, the one that I’m thinking of. Are we allowed to talk about Bake off?

Zee: Yeah, sure. It was. It’s weird. It’s like, look, I’ll be honest about it. It was a difficult time for me, and it, like, I don’t really talk about it as much, but not because I don’t want to. There’s no really laughs about it. Yes. Bake off. I received an email one time, this was, like years ago, it feels like now. And somebody said, oh, got great cakes. You should totally apply for bake off. And it had a link to this application link. And I was like, oh, this is weird. So anyway, I didn’t post on the link because I don’t click any links until I do. Some investigations. So I start doing this deep dive and looking for the sims, and I find out that this person is, like, one of the casting people, you know?

Eddy: Wow.

Zee: So I was like, okay, cool. So I put the application sort of, as I wrote the application, I laughed my head off because I was like, this is not going to happen, but I’m just going to do it. Then I get this email back going, you know, you need to come along for an audition. I was like, oh, okay, cool. So anyway, everything works out. I get on the show, and. But then I start having these doubts because I was on Mat leave.. I just had my sambal. Not just. He was, like, two years old, and everything was still a bit sort of. I was like, I wasn’t ready. I don’t think I’m ready. Why have I done this? But then I also have this other part of my head where it’s like, you have to see this through now because you’ve put it in and they’ve accepted you. And I’m like, okay, cool. Anyway, leaving, we have, everyone has to fly to Sydney, and you stay in this. Like, you know, all the contestants stay in this apartment block. And as I’m at the airport, I’m just crying my eyes out because I don’t want to leave my son, but I can’t drop out now. And I just start to feel like this is the worst decision I could make. And then I got there, and it was like, I don’t know, know.

Zee: I’m not, I’m not a religious person, but I feel like this lightning bolt happened. And on the first day of shooting where we were just doing marketing things, I got sunstroke. Of all the people in the cast, this person who looked like they belong on a summer island got sunstroke in winter. And at the end of the day, just could not stop being sick. Like, the whole, it was like, right on the bus back to the apartment or through the night, they had to do a, they had to call out a doctor to come and see me because I was just like, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t drink. There was nothing I could do. And this doctor was literally just like, you should be going home. Like, it’s like food poisoning. Like, you cannot do anything, you know? And I was like, no, no, I’m gonna do this show. I’ve got to do this thing. And I remember going in the next day and just, I still hadn’t eaten or drunk anything, and I must have looked terrible, but I was just like, no, it’s fine. We’re going to do this thing. And everyone else, when we started filming, they all had water under their desk, and I had, like, you know, electrolytes, you know, just trying to basically help me keep standing. And I was just vomiting between shoots and all this kind of stuff. My brain, I just kind of went, I don’t want to be here. And this is a sign that I should not be here. And I remember when it got to, um. I think. I think my first cake was kind of mediocre because the first week was cakes.

Zee: Obviously, the cake was mediocre. And then my, the blind test where you don’t know what you’re doing and you just kind of go in was quite good. And then the final one was one that I just kind of went, oh, my gosh, I cannot stand. I can’t do anything. So I just kind of threw it all together knowing that I’d be voted home. And I was just like, yeah, I’ve got to. This is, this is not the right time. I want to go home. And I just threw it together and, yeah. And then when they said, oh, they announced he’s going home, I think everyone else was shocked. But I don’t think if you ever watch the episode, you might see my face just kind of go. It was almost like relief. And I was just like, oh, my gosh. Thank goodness. I just want to go home.

Aleks: You’re like the happiest person.

Zee: Yeah. Everyone does these, like, leaving chat, and they always film me leaving jacks, and at my leaving Jack, I was just like, I’m forward to go home. I don’t think they even showed it in the.

Aleks: We so have to watch this now. Oh, wow. What an experience.

Eddy: Yeah. And look, thank you for sharing. Um, yeah, that was, that was quite the experience.

Aleks: Yeah. I can’t believe you stayed on. No, I wasn’t. I should have cut this bit out.

Zee: No, keep it in. I think it’s important as well for people to know because I’ve got other friends who have been on reality tv shows and stuff, and, you know, we obviously, I think a lot of people are drawn into these shows and go, oh, my God, this is like real life. And it’s like, let’s be real. It’s not. No, it’s reality tv because they will pick and choose, you know, what needs to be shown. And this is not if a reality tv show came on tomorrow that I wanted to be on. I mean, there’s probably more than one at the moment that I still want to be on. I would still go for it, because. Because that’s who I am, you know? But, you know, I just think that there’s got to. People just need to realise there’s an element of, you know, it’s not 100% real. Right.

Eddy: Yeah. Well, Aleks and I are quite aware my sister’s been on a couple of different reality tv shows in her life. And, you know the stories that she tells of the producers trying to get a rise out of some of the contestants. She was on a show with. With her husband. Now husband. He’s the most relaxed, chill guy out there. And the producers were always trying to create a situation where he’d flip out, but he never did. We can’t get a rise out of this guy.

Aleks: Let’s not get into the details because we don’t know what the agreement was. Let’s move on.

Eddy: Well, no, I’m not mentioning the name of the show or any name. So we’re all good.

Aleks: It’s just a little podcast.

Zee: Yeah, I think that was the same for me. That’s it. I think it was. Yeah. I just didn’t know. I just didn’t have the reaction or the feelings that wouldn’t be had yet.

Eddy: It’s all about ratings in the end. So, you know.

Aleks: We planted this whole story, so more people listen to the podcast. So, you know, we know all about ratings. You heard it here first, the insider Goss.

Eddy: Okay, let’s get back on track. So, Zee, we’ve discussed cakes, so let’s have a chat about your other wedding duties. So, how would you describe your celebrant and mc style?

Zee: Oh, man, I think I’m very much. What you see is what you get. Like, exactly how you hear me talking here and how I am is how I am when I’m a celebrate and mc. And I think that’s really important when it comes to those roles, because people will choose you for you. All celebrants do the same thing, right? When it comes to sort of legal paperwork and all of that. We all have to do that. We all know what we have to do, and that’s all part of job. However, it’s you that the couples book, as opposed to, oh, we just. Some people will just go for what they need, but people will just go for personality and who you are. And I’m quite, you know, I’m sure, Huntley, people can hear. I’m quite fun, but I’m also. I have, like, an upbeat, I’m organised. I know kind of how to. I like to say that I take people on a roller coaster throughout the ceremony, there’s bits when they’ll laugh. There are bits when I want them to cry. There’s bits when, you know, I’m very manipulative when it comes to that kind of thing as well, but that comes from maybe, you know, a trained, a trained actor. That’s who I am, and that’s how I love to write stories. And that’s, again, part of the reason why I became a celebrant is because I love writing stories and I love telling stories. And when it comes to writing a story about these two people, it’s just, you know, it’s everything I want to do.

Zee: And so I think that brings the extra joy into it and that gives the extra passion and, you know, the want to need to be there and. Yeah, that’s what sort of backs me up in who I am. Yeah.

Aleks: Yeah. And couples obviously see who you are and what your style is like, and they’re just attracted to you and your personality and that’s it, really.

Zee: Yeah. And I don’t think there’s anyone over the years, so I’ve been doing this for nearly nine years now, and I don’t think there’s anyone over the years who’s come to me and said, oh, you know, we would really like to put in a religious prayer or do you know something that is so. Something that’s not me? I like to think they kind of know what they get in before they look at me or before they ask for a chat. And then after that, it’s just sort of just gelling with me as a person. And if that works, then we move forward.

Aleks: Yeah, yeah, that’s some strong marketing and brand stuff from you there. And what I love as well about your instagram is every single caption relates to song lyrics.

Eddy: Yes, I was going to mention that, actually.

Zee: I don’t know. I love music. Like, I don’t know, I don’t know how to explain it to people. Like, there’s every moment that I can remember in my life, I will always remember what song was playing or in my head. I create little songs. Like, if something’s happening when I’m outside and I go, oh, that’s cute. And then, like, a really cute song will start playing in my head and then I’ll link it to that moment and I’ll be like, yeah, like, oh, it’s cute. And lyrics. Some lyrics. Just, I sort of remember song lyrics. I don’t know what it is, but I can hear a song, like, once or twice, and then I’ll know the lyrics, and I’ll just start singing it, like, the next time. I don’t know. I really don’t know what it is, but I just love song lyrics. And so, years ago, a few years ago, I sort of wrote a caption, and then I thought of a song lyric to go with it, and I just added to it. And then since that day, I just continued. And then people started messaging and saying, oh, we. Oh, I know that song. And then somebody messaged me and said, one of my favourite things to do is, whenever you post a picture with a caption, I then try and work out what the song was and then became a bit of a game. And then I was like, oh, people are actually, like, taking notes. So then I just kept doing it.

Zee: And, yeah, years later, here I am, still thinking of songs.

Eddy: It’s pretty amazing that every single post has those lyrics. Do you. Do you struggle at times to come up with them on certain posts, or does it just come naturally?

Zee: I work backwards when it comes to the song lyrics. I usually have, like, if I’m in the car or if I’m singing a song or whatever, and I’ll write down song lyrics that I go, oh, that could make. I could talk about that or do that, or, like, for example, I posted I think it was a cake yesterday, and the couple that I married are both journalists. And then I was listening to a Spice Girl song, and then I was like, headlines. Yeah. And then it said something about news, and I was like, yeah, journalist, news headline. Boom. Done. And that’s kind of how it works.

Aleks: Yeah, it’s amazing. Why didn’t we do that, Ed?

Eddy: We can’t do it.

Aleks: I know we can’t. Zee.

Eddy: Zee’s legal team will be at us.

Aleks: I know. See, I feel like you’re either gonna become a wedding DJ or you’re gonna release an album soon or something.

Zee: Oh, mate. I do like mixtape Mondays, which they never fall on a Monday because I always forget. So I make myself laugh that sometimes I release it on a Wednesday, but the graphics still say mixtape Monday.

Eddy: And I’m like, nobody knows what day it is these days.

Aleks: Anyways, the algorithm. The algorithm does not show things in chronological order, so don’t worry about it. Now, let’s talk about. Go on.

Zee: Yeah, I was gonna say, one day, I would like to be a dj, so back up. Watch out, guys.

Eddy: As soon as join your team, I’ll let you know when I’m close to retirement. So you can just. You can just swoop on in.

Aleks: You might have to grow a be.

Zee: Though I’ve been singing my own songs, I’d be too busy singing along. And they’d be like, oh, sorry, was that the next track song?

Eddy: That’s all right. Just put a bit of reverb on your voice. That could be your point of difference.

Aleks: It’ll be very niche. They’ll be like, they’ll come to you. They’re like, we want a cake. You’ll be like, I’m not showing you what the cake looks like. They’re like, we want some music. You’d be like, I’ll play whatever and sing whatever the hell I want.

Zee: And you’re gonna dance.

Eddy: That sounds good.

Aleks: It’s a nice little niche.

Zee: Yeah, I like that.

Aleks: Well, we, so I think we, oh, we book z. She’s just doing everything at the wedding. We don’t know what she’s doing. Just let her deal with it.

Eddy: Just enjoy.

Aleks: It’s gonna be creative. Oh, dear. Um, you have to come up with a new package now. Everything, you can do it all. So let’s, let’s talk about em. Seem, because I think we’ve both seen you in action.

Eddy: Yes.

Aleks: And it is wonderful. Now, we are always, always, always. I know we’re not the only vendors. Always keen on couples booking, you know, a profession, a professional MC, whether it’s one of us or they’re celebrant, we always encourage it because, oh, dear. Friend. Friends can be some friends.

Eddy: Some friends are great, but yeah, you know, some aren’t and they’ll disappear or they’ll get.

Aleks: It’s a lot of pressure, you know, it’s a lot of pressure and I think it gets to people sometimes, you know, not most people are afraid of public, public speaking. Don’t like it.

Eddy: Understandable.

Aleks: And they also want to have a drink and relax, of course. So talk to us about the emceeing side of things. So you know, when a couple book you to be or MC as well, what does that kind of involve? Over and above the ceremony?

Zee: Yeah. So MC and, yeah, great. And I think always, like you said, always book a professional if you can, if you can, if you can afford to. And if it fits in with your day, it just means that there’s, for your guests one, yes, they can relax, but there’s one person for them to focus on. And when it comes to me being celibate and then going straight into MC, I start to build that rapport from the moment I arrive with your guests. And, you know, constantly remind, not constantly, but reminding them that, you know, they’ll just have to listen out for me or look out for me. I’m going to be there for the end of the formalities. If you’re not sure where you are, what’s happening, come and ask me. I’ve got you, but I’ll use, you know, so they know that there’s this one person. And also I think they feel a bit more sort of relaxed in sort of enjoying the ceremony in a weird way because they are sat there knowing that I’m not just in and out, like, yeah, you know, I’m not just coming to do this thing and then I see you later, I’m gonna be there. And I always make a joke about being the first person on the dance floor, and usually I am, and that’s so good. And they get that vibe. You get to build that vibe. So if you want the ceremony that goes off with a bang and then, you know, your dance floor is going to get, you know, you want it to go wild, you want it to go off, that is what. If you want that from your celibate, that is what some of your Mc. Sorry, that is what I’m there to do. And obviously bonus, like you said, knowing you guys or whoever’s deejaying, you know, I get to have going, what’s the first song? What’s going to be the dance floor banger? Already in my head, I’m like, yeah, I’ve got a dance move for that one. Good to go.

Eddy: It’s a bit like the lyrics, you know, I know that. I know that dance moves.

Zee: So, yes, I think that’s the most important thing. And like you said, a lot of people are not sure about sort of speaking in public and things like that. And there’s one thing. You can have your timesheet, you can have your schedule, and you can go in and you say, right, I’ve got to introduce the speeches at 04:00 but you’re not ready for Uncle Jack and his heckle. That’s where I come in. Like, I’m used to somebody shouting out some, catching on to that and having a quick and witty response. Yeah, that kind of banter that you can have, you know, and I think that’s where a professional sort of, you know, kicks in, is being ready for all the other things that happen. But also, there’s been times when I’ve been at venues where, you know, the schedule has just gone completely blown out for whatever reason, whether it’s that we start only late because the guests are late and it’s been able, you know, I’ve had been at venues where back of house. I like to call it back of house. Just in a separate area where it’s been me, the photographer and whoever’s the venue manager and the chef sort of going. Right, okay, we need to rejig this. What time is the food coming out? Okay, that’s fine. I can. Speeches there. I can do that. And that can all happen on the fly. Just making sure that, you know, it’s going to run okay. But you know nothing about that because you’re, yes, busy and guests are busy having a good time, but we’re making sure everything still happens.

Eddy: Yeah. And I think you sort of nailed that because that flexibility in a wedding reception, wedding ceremony, etcetera, that if you do invite someone as a friend to do the emceeing, they’re very rigid and they’re like, well, this has to happen this time. And often we find that they’ll go rogue and they’ll just jump on the mic without telling anyone. Photographers, DJ, whatever. What’s happening? That’s time for the first day dance and nobody’s ready for it.

Zee: Photographer comes running in with food hanging out.

Eddy: Exactly.

Zee: It’s like, yeah, you’ve got a. Oh, no, you got a again as well, with vendors. Like I always say to people, we do talk to each other, don’t. We’re not strangers.

Eddy: Siloed.

Zee: You know, sometimes I’ll, like, you know, check in with the photographer beforehand and just be like, hey, they said they’re doing sunset photos at eight. Do we think it’s more going to be like a 745? Disappear and come and they’ll be like, yeah, 08:00 is not set, obviously, it’s sunset. So, yeah, things like that. Just once you’ve chosen your team, then you’ve got to kind of just trust your team from there. Like, we’ve got it, I think.

Aleks: Yeah. And I think with the MC stuff, I think the role isn’t really understood. So when you do, as you mentioned, Ed, like, when you do get a friend to do it, even if they’re, like, really good at public, public speaking, really organised, they have their notes and everything, there’s so much more to it. Like, it’s the behind the scenes running around, going to cheque, that people are ready for speeches. You know, you can’t just announce speeches and people aren’t ready. So when I’m emceeing these days, I do like a two minute to five minute warning for people as well, to grab a drink, etcetera. All these little things that really require coordination and communication between everyone who’s involved. But really, I mean, to ask a friend to do that is, you know.

Eddy: It’s a big ask. It’s a big ask, yeah.

Zee: And especially as a guest who you’re saying, oh, come and enjoy yourself, but also don’t enjoy yourself too.

Aleks: We have a job for you, but also be sober. Don’t drink too much.

Eddy: Yeah, exactly. Have fun. But strings attached.

Aleks: Big strings attached.

Zee: Yeah.

Eddy: Huge.

Aleks: Yeah. We can’t. We can’t say enough about booking. And you’ve got that peace of mind. You pay someone to do a job properly, it’ll get done properly.

Eddy: Yeah. I also love, like, going back to what you said initially, being the celebrant and then being the emcee. Everybody knows that you’re a point of authority. You’re the person that they can go to. And there’s a nice sense of continuity throughout the entire day as well.

Zee: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. And it’s. Yeah, it’s so much easier to get the crowd quiet when I celebrate because they go down at the front and be like, oh, my. Casey’s gonna.

Aleks: It is a. It’s a bit weird, isn’t it? Like, once people have had a few drinks, I often joke on the mic, I’m like, okay, I sound like a school teacher now. I’m like, shush, everybody. Shh, everybody, please be quiet. Like, when they’re really rowdy, you’re like, what am I doing?

Eddy: You almost have to bargain with them sometimes, somehow. This is my last announcement.

Aleks: Go get your drink and then we’ll do it. Yeah, yeah. Very funny. It’s very odd. Awesome. And look, you mentioned briefly earlier your studio, but it’s definitely worth talking about. So we went recently to the launch opening. Yeah.

Eddy: Hello. The box opening. Yeah, yeah.

Aleks: Of your hq, which is not too far from us, and you share it with Sarah from baggy hangings and a few others, which you might want to mention. Tell us what else you do in that space other than just kind of using it as an office space.

Zee: Yeah. When I first jumped on, I really wanted to. I had this vision of creating an elopement space that was slightly different to anything else. I wanted to do micro weddings, but really small. So my space can handle up to six people. That’s the couple and four guests. They come and I had the idea that I wanted a very packaged deal. There’s not many celebrants who, like me, who can do the cake, but also can do a bit of catering and offer liquor as well. And being able to have this small, intimate wedding in this one space where you don’t have to go anywhere, but you just deal with one person. I marry you, you come along, you can order a cake, you can have some bubbles, you can have a little lunch if you want to. And that was the vision that I had for the space. And so when Sarah first sort of pulled me in, she said, like, if you come on now, it’s just getting built and you can design and have in there whatever you need and. Yeah. Just being able to come into a space that I’ve thought about and thought about the future of and made sure that everything was in here that I needed, it’s just been. It’s been a great sort of. It’s been lovely. It’s been really nice. And I really look forward to being able to do all the things that I want to do in here, but also. Yeah. Like cake decorating classes and things like that.

Zee: I want it to be a bit multi purpose space, but small, intimate is.

Aleks: Yeah, yeah. And you definitely nailed that. I didn’t realise that you got. You actually had input into how it would be built as well. That’s awesome.

Zee: Yeah. And that was what really. Sort of really pulled me in, is. Yeah. I was just like, well, I’m gonna need this, and I’m gonna need this. And it was like, yep, anything you want. Just say what you need and we can get it fitted. And I was like, yeah, okay, look, I could have gone a lot further. I could have got a lot more carried away. Gold. Nine karat gold taps or something. I kept it.

Aleks: There’s always time, you know, become really intricate. Look like palace.

Eddy: Going to some sort of temple or something.

Zee: You know, it’s not necessary, but it looks good, so that’s what matters, right?

Aleks: Absolutely.

Zee: And.

Aleks: And you’re. The packages that you mentioned, because I know you’re. You’re very good. You have all your prices on the website.

Eddy: Oh, hello.

Aleks: That deserves.

Eddy: That deserves a clap. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Zee: Look, I’m just. For me, look, this is gonna sound probably a little bit terrible, but I hate having to. Hate talking to people more than I need to. That’s not meant to come out in that way.

Aleks: No. I’m sure everyone planning their wedding to listen to this gets it.

Eddy: Yes.

Zee: I just mean in the sense there’s no point in you coming to me and saying, I love what you do. I want to, you know, and then I turn around and say, well, here’s my prices. And then you go, and there’s nothing. Just ghost me. Like, it’s my time and it’s wasting your time. So I like being upfront and just sort of go, this is how much things are. You can come and have a chat to me and see if you like me. If you like me and you’re happy with my prices, good. We can. We can move forward, but. Yeah, and I think as well, you know, couples, when they are planning a wedding stuff, to me, I think that’s important because, yeah, if I was planning a wedding and I’m trying to, like, find the prices or whatever, it’s. Yeah, and you don’t always want to talk about money either. You just kind of want to go, oh, yeah, that’s. That’s above my budget. Without sort of going, hey, yeah, yeah.

Eddy: No, totally get it. I wish more vendors did have their pricing on the websites. But, you know, maybe we’ll get there.

Aleks: Yeah, definitely. So, yeah, so you’ve got all your. You’ve got the mini elopement packages on there as well? The new packages?

Zee: Yeah, yeah, they’re all on there. And I’ve actually just updated them even more simpler because I got. I was like, I can get carried away at things and I’m like, oh, let’s do this, do this. And we can add on this. And what about if you’re brought in by a llama? No, take it back a step.

Eddy: I like the llama option. Come on.

Aleks: Yeah.

Zee: Imagine a llama coming through the industrial lot.

Eddy: Nobody’s gonna expect it.

Zee: Like, they’ll know it. They’ll know it’s us. We’re like the most colourful.

Aleks: I think they’ll be like all those. Those people.

Zee: Yeah.

Eddy: Oh, yeah, the llama guys.

Aleks: Yeah, we know where the llamas are going. So your website is zeescott.com dot something.

Zee: My motto is kiss. Keep it simple, sugar. I’ve always said that to my sister growing up, and I’m like, oh, my God.

Aleks: I was told it was keep it simple. Stupid.

Eddy: God, I like the sugar boot.

Aleks: Yeah, sugar’s a bit nice.

Zee: I’ve never. I’ve never heard that.

Aleks: Bloody rude Australians, aren’t they?

Zee: I look at someone’s nicked mine and twisted it.

Eddy: Yeah, no, I think. I think we’re a fan of yours more than ours.

Aleks: Made it a bit more bitter. Lovely. Well, I think. Yeah, I think we. Well, our listeners would have definitely gotten a good taste of what Zee’s like.

Eddy: Oh, and your Instagram handle, Zee.

Zee: It’s Zee Scott with two underscores. And I had to add the underscores because I didn’t realise there were so many bloomin z scots in the world.

Aleks: There’s only one in our eyes.

Zee: Exactly.

Eddy: Exactly.

Zee: I feel like Zee Scott is like, Zee Scott. Underscore. Underscore is like, side eye. Side eye. Like. That’s very me. True.

Eddy: Yeah. Okay. Yeah, I can see that. I can see that. Well, we do have one. One final question for you, zone. And this, you know, it’s a tricky question to answer. It’s one we always ask every guest on the podcast. What song will get you on the dance floor?

Zee: Oh, my gosh. No. This is like the worst question ever. I’m not sure why you asked this question. It’s the worst because someone like me, who’s just like, I will literally dance to a truck backing up in the courtyard, you know, sleeping. It’s. You know, it’s really hard because, yeah, I’ve got such an eclectic taste in music, and there’s not one really one song, but if I had to choose one genre, it would be anything Motown.

Eddy: Nice. Yes.

Zee: Maybe a Jackson five. Dancing the robot. Dancing, dancing.

Eddy: Dancing machine.

Aleks: Dancing machine. That is an epic.

Zee: It’s actually.

Eddy: You know what’s funny? See, when you said Jackson five, that is the first. I’m not kidding. That’s the first song that started playing in my head.

Aleks: Yeah.

Zee: It’s so undulated, like I like an ABC or something. And I’m like, man, that track is just. Oh, it’s so good.

Eddy: Yeah.

Zee: So, yeah. Anything from Motown. But also, you know, you’d get me up to a bit of any. Nwa, Whitney, Abba, Kylie, Jlo. I could. Anything. I just. Whatever.

Eddy: Yes. Yeah. Well, that was a good answer. You. Yeah. And the truck backing up, too. That’s just sort of a side option, I suppose.

Aleks: We’re dancing in our seats. It works. It works. Dancing machine is good. Actually. I’ve been playing that a lot and it is very underrated.

Eddy: People like it. Yeah.

Zee: I’m glad you’ve got it going out there. Good. Good move.

Aleks: I’ll bust it out. When. When we’re working together next.

Zee: I’ll make sure to play whenever we’re together next. If you put that one on, I guarantee to be up there doing my robot.

Aleks: I’m pretty sure you’d be up there anyway, but. Okay. Amazing. Well, thank you so much for your time, Zee.

Eddy: Thank you.

Aleks: It’s been a. It’s been a banger of an episode.

Eddy: It’s been a blast.

Zee: Thank you.

Aleks: And we hope that you enjoy your bottle of Bailey’s over a day or two.

Zee: A few more days. Just a few more days. To go.

Eddy: Hold out, hold out lady up to Christmas.

Aleks: We’ll chat to you soon. Thanks again.

Zee: Thank you.

Eddy: Thanks Zee.

Aleks: Bye. Thanks for tuning in. If you’re enjoying project engaged, please hit the subscribe button on your fave podcast app.

Eddy: You can also follow us on Instagram, @projectengaged, and @onemoresongdjs.

Aleks: We’ll see you next time. And until then, have fun out there.

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