LGBTQ Destination Weddings in Puerto Rico

My partner, Heather, and I just returned from a wonderful stay at La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We were excited to check out this resort because one of their employees, Nidymar Boscano, recently became Gay Wedding Institute certified and we knew that San Juan specifically and Puerto Rico, in general, need tourism support. We wanted to give back to an island that we feel is being neglected by our government.  More

LGBT Destination Weddings in Puerto Vallarta

This month, my partner and I visited the Almar Luxury Suite Resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We knew that PV was a very popular gay destination, but neither of us had been before despite having traveled to many other parts of Mexico. We didn't quite know what to expect but we were greeted at the airport and brought to this spectacular property with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean from every suite. Almar is a straight-friendly LGBT resort, and this was also our first time staying at such a place. As an LGBT resort we were greeted with rainbow cookies and guava juice at check-in. The rainbow cookies were an adorable touch.   More

Destination Weddings Insights in Passport Magazine

We were honored with our friends at Passport Magazine asked us to share our insights on destination weddings for their current gay destination weddings issue. We love planning destination weddings as it's a unique way to show off the diversity of our world and all of the exciting places that we can travel. Some of our favorite destinations (as you can see in the article) include Puerto Rico, the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao and of course, Provincetown, Massachusetts where we've worked many times. Ptown may not seem like a destination but for many people it sure is and it remains one of the most popular places for gay and lesbian couples to get married. Couples may also consider Mexico as the all-inclusive resorts of Riviera Maya are very LGBT-friendly, and Puerto Vallarta has been a top gay tourist destination for decades.

Wherever you want to go for your destination wedding, 14 Stories can take you there. We always have our passport ready and our unique expertise not only in destination wedding planning but also in places where LGBT couples can safely travel, provides you with the best combination of peace of mind and logistical expertise. Check out the article below for some additional insights.   More

A Private Home in Provincetown

Jillian and Emily hired us to plan a very special wedding at Jillian's mom's home in Provincetown's west end. Planning a wedding at any private home brings many logistical challenges, considerations like parking, tents and restrooms. Planning a wedding at a private home in Provincetown for 70 guests is even more complicated with details like tenting a limited amount of dock space and figuring out seating for everyone. But the home was impeccable and stunning, providing amazing views of the bay.  More

A Wedding at the Red Inn

Steven and Richard, who live in Los Angeles, hired us to plan four days of parties in Provincetown, Massachusetts as part of their wedding celebration. The 100 guests joined us from all over the world beginning on Thursday for welcome reception at the Harbor Lounge, followed by a clambake at Crown and Anchor on Friday, and then the wedding itself on Saturday at The Red Inn, and finally a closing brunch at Victor's on Sunday.   More

A Wedding in the Pines

Chris and Jeff live in Manhattan but hired us to plan a three day wedding celebration at one of their favorite places in the world: the Fire Island Pines. Planning a wedding in Fire Island is no easy feat, especially considering that there are no roads and no cars! Every rental item, every guest and every vendor had to come over to the island by ferry or freight. Planning a wedding in the Pines truly requires having a great team and knowing all the right people to call, but is so worth it. The views, nature elements and sense of community are unrivaled.  More

Travel Guide: The W Hotel in Ft Lauderdale, Florida

One of my favorite hotels in Florida is the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. I've stayed at this property a number of times but my favorite experience was certainly staying in their WOW Suite (of course!). My two bedroom, two bath suite had an enormous Atlantic-front wrapraround terrace on which I was very tempted to throw a party. The views are absolutely incredible and the terrace was larger than my New York City apartment.   More

Travel Guide: The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Florida

In January we were invited by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Naples, Florida to train their staff on same-sex weddings. While we were down there doing the training we were also treated to a stay at the hotel and were able to experience the finest of what the Ritz-Carlton has to offer, including their exceptional spa, pool, beach, restaurants and club level.   More

Travel Guide: The W Hotel in Vieques

As you may know, 14 Stories offers an exclusive wedding planning experience for same-sex couples at the W Hotel in Viques, Puerto Rico. Our package with them includes plenty of wedding planning hours to ensure your wedding at this extraordinary property goes off without a hitch. The W property is chic, contemporary and offers just a touch of beach-glam. Its soaring ocean views from nearly every corner of the property will remind your guests that they are on vacation and allow them to relax and enjoy their whole weekend experience with you.   More

Travel Guide: The Breakers in Palm Beach

We stayed in the Imperial Suite at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Florida and had an amazing experience at this property. The Breakers is a historic, Italian-Renaissance hotel located on Palm Beach with sweeping views of the Atlantic. It's one of the most extraordinary hotels in the entire country.   More