The Newlywed Game is Casting - and Seeking Same-Sex Couples!

GSN’s HIT SHOW “THE NEWLYWED GAME,” is looking for new contestants, including same-sex newlyweds!

You and your spouse could have the chance to possibly win prizes including a second honeymoon!

If interested, please e-mail CastingNewlyweds@gmail.com with the following information:
  • Full Name of both spouses (must be married less than 2 years)
  • Phone number 
  • E-mail Address 
  • Wedding Date 
  • City/State 
  • Recent photo of you and your spouse 
Once they get your email they'll send you a detailed application.

Dinner Party Style Gay Weddings

A lot of the same-sex weddings we plan are dinner party style - that is, little to no dancing, with a real focus on the food, beverage, conversation and elegant ambiance.  These weddings are so intimate, and while there's always an extraordinary, formal meal, the atmosphere remains so casual and upbeat because the group is small, mostly knows each other and there's no pressure at all.  Everyone can just be themselves and have a good time.  Doesn't that sound great?

With these weddings, the ceremony is typically short and sweet, with  most guests standing around.  The ceremony is important, the most important part, but a formal ceremony doesn't always lend itself to the atmosphere these couples are trying to create.

We created a beautiful wedding just like this on the Cape last September.  The photos will be published in a magazine so we can't give too much away but here's a little teaser...


Photo by Jag Studios

Thompson Island Wedding - Before and After

Here's another series of amazing before and after wedding transformation shots, this time from our wedding on Thompson Island.  Our primary decor elements were LED votive candles (in pillars on the dock, hanging from trees, and hanging from the pavilion), an abundance of flowers, including tons of petals, and of course, those amazing linens and place settings you see in the photos.  Pretty amazing transformation...



Professional photos by Katje Hempel.  Flowers by Spruce Floral. Lighting by Boston Uplights. Rentals by Be Our Guest.

Real Gay Wedding - Boston Public Library

Tim and Mark live in California and when they decided to get married, same-sex marriage was not legal in their home state.  It was important to these grooms to bring their guests and their story to a place where their relationship was equal so they chose to marry in Massachusetts and hired 14 Stories to make it happen.  After a full day of visiting Boston's most unique wedding venues with us, they settled on the Boston Public Library as the perfect place to tell their story.

With the library in mind, together we developed a design theme that revolved around stories and books.  You'll see some of those details in the images below - even the table names were named after book genres (romance, mystery, etc).  We also worked with an illustration of a wolf and a fox, adorably drawn to represent each groom.  You'll see lots of that artwork in the details below, even in the wedding favors (the journals).

The wedding brought together the grooms' nearest and dearest who gathered here in Boston to pay tribute to two amazing gentlemen.  Enjoy the beautiful photos by Kat Hempel.  











Walden Pond Wedding

Shannon and Mandy came all the way from the Bay area to marry at Walden Pond after booking our Destiny Platinum package.  Two teachers, they chose Walden Pond specifically because of their love of Thoreau and other transcendentalist writers of his time. 

Kristin Korpos was the photographer.  Janet married them.  It was a perfect day for these two brides.  



Chatham Gay Wedding

Beautiful photos from last Saturday's mini wedding on Lighthouse Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts.  These brides came here from Michigan for a small wedding with 10 guests.  They booked our Destiny Silver package, which was customized for them.  Photos by Doreen Birdsell.





Congrats to the newlyweds Jessica and Nida!

Gay Wedding Confidential Now Available for Purchase



It's been over a year in the making but my first book Gay Wedding Confidential is now available for sale on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.  I can't believe it!  I wrote it and published it myself and am so proud to bring my years of experience as America's first gay wedding planner to print!

Your Gay Wedding in a Church or Chapel

There is something in the air this week.  I had a wedding this past Saturday at Old South Church and heard from three other couples just this week, also interested in a church ceremony.  That's pretty unusual for me as most of my clients prefer secular ceremonies, but I'm really psyched because I absolutely love a church wedding.

Jen and I grew up Catholic and the sense of ritual and tradition that goes along with the ceremony is something that deeply resonates with both of us...

Here's an amateur photo from Saturday's wedding of the Boston Gay Men's Chorus warming up at Old South.  Why or why not would you want to have your same-sex wedding ceremony in a church?

14 Stories on TheKnot!

I believe I've neglected to tell my faithful readers of this blog that TheKnot.com invited me to be the blogger for their gay wedding website, Gay.Weddings.com.  For the past few weeks I've been blogging over there in addition to here and I'll be keeping up this blog.  This is a big honor for 14 Stories.  As the first company in the country to specialize in gay wedding planning, it's great to be acknowledged as gay wedding experts by the #1 wedding website in the world, TheKnot.com!

Thanks for all your support and please follow me over on Gay.Weddings.com
and comments on those posts as well! 

A Real Gay Wedding at The Red Inn

Earlier this year we were hired on four months notice to fully plan a fabulous gay wedding at The Red Inn in Provincetown.  Our clients Paula and Gail chose an ocean theme because they love to sail and The Red Inn is legendary for its spectacular views.  Check out the beautiful photos below by Julia Cumes.