Happy New Year

Happy new year, friends and colleagues!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.  This post is a little late because our holidays were kind of hectic...between both of us getting horrible colds and Jen's grandma passing away, we have been fairly unplugged. As always, we start the new year highlighting 14 things that were exciting about LGBTQ rights, marriage equality and our company in 2013. Enjoy the list below and we look forward to hearing from you to celebrate this new year!  More

A Beautiful Gay Wedding at the State Room

I really really really love the work we get to do and the wonderful clients we meet. Lee and Tom are a perfect example, a very well matched couple, equally nerdy and equally funny. Their wedding had a little bit of geek for everyone - the science geek, the computer geek, the board game geek, the SciFi geek...it was such a beautiful, extremely personalized wedding and we couldn't be more proud to have produced it. This awesome gay wedding was at Boston's State Room, one of the most beautiful venues in the city.  More

Win a Free Trip to Cancun

Our friends over at GayDestinationWeddings.com are sponsoring a free trip to Cancun.  See below for more details - you can win a 5 night stay + a $1500 credit to LoveandPride.com.  You can enter the contest at this link More

New York City Gay Wedding Packages

Our New York City elopement packages continue to be a big hit with Rhen at the helm.  In the past few months, we've worked with some great couples from Texas and Michigan to create extraordinary mini weddings.  More

New Lesbian Wedding Planning Book

My second book, The Lesbian Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning, is now on sale! Check it out!  More

14 Stories and the W Retreat and Spa in Vieques

We have some very exciting news that we've been working on for months.  The press release pretty much says it all, but the short story is that 14 Stories and the W Retreat and Spa in Vieques Island (Puerto Rico) are announcing a special same-sex wedding planning partnership.  It thrills me to be partners with the W, especially since Starwood Hotels is consistently a great ally to the LGBT community.  Keep reading for more details.  More

The Dinner Party Style Wedding

(Note: this is a vintage blog post resurrected because we're seeing a lot of these now that DOMA is gone!)  More

Speaking to Wedding Professionals in Mexico

It's no secret that I love planning same-sex weddings.  But I also love making the wedding industry a more inclusive place for same-sex couples, and I do this through my trainings and speeches.  I'm fortunate have a global audience, and just in the past year, have spoken in Mexico four times.  Mexico is one of my favorite places because I love the culture and natural beauty, the warmth of the people, the food, the beaches, and of course the tequila.  By and large, Mexico is a very gay-friendly country and Jen and I really enjoy our trips there, whether for work or pleasure.    More

Huffington Post LIVE on Gay Wedding Planning 101

I was thrilled to be invited to participate in the Huffington Post LIVE segment on Gay Wedding Planning 101.  It was so much fun!  Check out the video below to watch the segment.  Also check out the websites of the other panelists:  Rony Tenenbaum Jeweler, Kathryn Hamm from GayWeddings.com, Billy and Pat the awesome gay vloggers, and Rev Paul More

14 Stories in the Advocate Magazine

When I first came out in 1994 and discovered The Advocate Magazine, it was like unveiling a brand new world.  Here was a glossy print publication full of stories with people that were part of what I learned was now my "community." I started my wedding planning business 10 years later, and now, almost 10 years after that, my business is FINALLY in The Advocate Magazine.  I'm thrilled.  Check out the story:  You Just Said Yes, Now What?  We are in the section on wedding planners.  More