Happy New Year from 14 Stories!

It's been a truly incredible year for marriage equality (and for our business!)  Here are some things we are grateful for and excited about from 2012, in no particular order:  More

Jason and Dimitri's New York City Gay Wedding

The week of Hurricane Sandy was one of my most professionally challenging weeks.  We had worked very hard for six months on an extraordinary New York City gay wedding for two amazing men, Jason and Dimitri.  We were in the home stretch, the last week of the wedding, when we all heard that Hurricane Sandy was going to be serious business.  More

Gay Weddings in New York Weddings Magazine

We were honored to be featured in New York Magazine's wedding issue once again, this time sharing some gay wedding etiquette and data from the Gay Wedding Institute.  A few of our couples were also interviewed!  Check out the story below!  More

Job Opening at GayDestinationWeddings

We are consulting on the launch of what will be an incredible new website, www.GayDestinationWeddings.com, created by the world's destination wedding leader, www.DestinationWeddings.com.  DestinationWeddings.com has worked with many same-sex couples over the years but their new dedicated site will have fully Gay Wedding Institute-trained agents assisting LGBT couples on their weddings at very inclusive resorts around the world.  More

New State Budget Forces Price Increase for Massachusetts Elopements

As you may know, in Massachusetts, there is a 3 day waiting period to pick up a marriage license.  For example, if you apply on a Tuesday, it won't be available til that Friday.  Part of our services in Massachusetts are taking couples to court to petition a judge for a waiver of the 3 day waiting period.  More

Thoughts on Proposition 1 in North Carolina

Yesterday, the Proposition 1 ballot initiative passed in North Carolina.  I can honestly say that I was in tears.  Our company has worked with dozens of couples from North Carolina over the years, including one of our 5/15/12 weddings and one of our 5/19/12 weddings.  Two couples this month, from (yet another) state which treats them as second-class citizens.    More

Workshops for Engaged LGBT Couples in the NYC Area

It's engagement season - and if you are planning your gay wedding in the New York City area and looking for some expert advice, you are in luck!  I'm participating in a couple of panel discussions soon as well as leading a solo workshop. All of these are designed to empower you to plan yourself a great gay wedding!  More

14 Stories Certified as an LGBTE

We are thrilled to announce that 14 Stories has been certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as an LGBT-owned enterprise.  We are only one of two event planning companies in the entire United States to receive the certification.    More

Gay Wedding Institute Certified Professionals

Some of you may know that I frequently travel around the world and lead workshops on gay weddings for those in the wedding industry who are seeking to better understand the LGBT wedding market.  My goal is to provide all same-sex couples, no matter where they live, with access to wedding professionals who really want to treat them with respect.    More

Our Experience with Second Parent Adoption (and Why It's Important)

Those who follow me on Twitter know that my wife Jen and I just completed the second parent adoption process for our son, Patrick.  He was born on Oct. 31, 2010.  More