Scouting the Field - Great Venues in NYC for a Gay Wedding

We were thrilled to be asked by Next Magazine to give the rundown of some amazing locations in New York City for gay weddings.  Gay wedding planning in New York is super fun in the right venue...check out this article to read more about my top picks.  More

Civil Unions are Legal in Colorado

Family Equality Night at the Pier Fundraiser

If you know me, you know that one of my favorite LGBT organizations is the Family Equality Council.  I'm Vice Chair of their annual New York City fundraiser, Night at the Pier.  Yesterday, this year's event raised nearly $800,000 for this amazing organization which advocates for equal treatment of all families.  Here's a photo from Monday night with Jen and Edie Windsor, of The United States v Windsor.  It was an amazing and inspiring night and I'm honored to be part of such a fabulous organization!  More

Rhode Island Legalizes Gay Marriage

As you know, our company was founded in New England and we still have a Boston office.  We are proud that now, all 7 New England states support marriage equality!  Welcome, Rhode Island - we can't wait to start planning some amazing Newport gay and lesbian weddings. Newport is one of the most beautiful and charming cities in the U.S. and has some absolutely beautiful wedding venues, such as Bel Mer.  Bring on the Newport gay weddings!  We can't wait.  Congratulations to the LGBT couples of Rhode Island.  More

How to Plan a Gay Wedding

The Financial Times did a little profile on me recently - check it out below with the accompanying story   More

SCOTUS and Same-Sex Marriage

Many of you are probably on the edge of your seat this week as the U.S. Supreme Court hears two marriage equality cases, one affecting Proposition 8 in California which banned marriage equality there, and the other affecting the horrific DOMA law signed by President Clinton in 1996.    More

Michael and Erik Elope in NY

Michael and Erik came to us from Michigan with a small group of friends and family.  The booked the Destiny Mini package and we set a NYC elopement date for late February.  Given the unpredictable weather this time of year, we upgraded the package to include a small indoor ceremony at a boutique hotel (with gorgeous rooftop terrace).   When Michael and Erik arrived in NYC, Rhen met them and helped them pick up their marriage license (and gave them an impromptu tour!)  More

Crafting the Perfect Toast for a Same-Sex Wedding

My friend Fiona posted to Facebook this morning that she's been asked to give a toast on Saturday at her friend's gay wedding. She was looking for words of wisdom and inspiration.  She asked questions like "What do you think love is?" and "What would you say at a marriage toast?"  More

Gorgeous Invitations by Ladyfingers Letterpress

We work very hard to cultivate a curated list of wedding professionals with whom to partner.  Among other things, we expect them to deliver innovative work in a timely, professional manner, and be strong supporters of LGBT rights.  Ladyfingers Letterpress is one of our favorite companies.  This Rhode Island-based company is owned by a married lesbian couple who consistently go above and beyond for our clients.  When the boxes arrived on Saturday with invitations for two of our upcoming weddings, I was totally blown away.  They even sourced leather pouches, painted the edges and printed on it for a truly spectacular result.    More

LGBT Weddings and Travel in Iceland

I shared a bottle of wine yesterday with my new friends Eva Marie, Birna and Hannes from Pink Iceland.  They are three friends (Eva and Birna are a couple) who started a business promoting LGBT travel and wedding planning in Iceland, where same-sex marriage is legal.  Little did they know that straight couples would be calling them, too, because they are the best at what they do!  More