One of my favorite hotels in the country is the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On February 4, I was invited to visit the hotel and facilitate a one hour training for the catering sales staff, the general manager, and other team members. The training covered all aspects of same-sex weddings, to ensure this hotel is totally equipped to be great advocates for the LGBT clients, and understand the latest trends in same-sex weddings. The team was very enthusiastic and excited, and I love this beautiful property. It's going to be a great destination for same-sex couples.
The next day the hotel was one of the sponsors of the Love is Love event, hosted by the Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. This event featured Lance Bass and his husband Michael as ambassadors, while I was an ambassador representing the W Hotel. About 100 same-sex couples married that day in a beautiful sunrise ceremony. Although the ceremony was supposed to be on the beach, the threat of rain brought us indoors. It was still a beautiful morning, regardless. It's always a pleasure being around same-sex couples who are finally waiting for the right to legally marry. What an honor to be there that day, and represent the W Hotel as an ambassador. Thanks to the W for being a great advocate of marriage equality, and for inviting me to participate in this wonderful event.