Love is Love Event at the W Ft Lauderdale Hotel

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.  More

Building Your Wedding Team

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Gay Wedding Tradition: Foundation Covenants/Sign-in Boards

I love ketubahs, Foundation Covenants and other sacred wedding texts.  I think they are elegant and can reflect the personality of the couple.  

Traditionally, the ketubah is signed by the couple, their rabbi/officiant and a few witnesses before the wedding.  The Foundation Covenant and Quaker Marriage Certificate are signed by the couple and their officiant during the ceremony, and by their guests witnessing the covenant, after the ceremony.  I love that this can substitute as a guest book.   More

Which Traditions to Keep?

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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

Weddings Unveiled Magazine Rejects Ad With Two Brides

If you're in the wedding industry, you may have caught the story floating around Facebook and Twitter about Anne Almasy, the wedding photographer from Atlanta who bought an ad in Weddings Unveiled magazine, only to have that ad rejected because it showed a photo of two brides. Not one bride. Not a bride and a groom. But two brides, marrying each other.   More

Todd and Scott's Wedding

Scott and Todd are always in motion.  With one house in New York but living between Atlanta and Chicago, our time together was limited so we packed their trips to New York City full of meetings to plan their big NYC gay wedding.  They chose to get married at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park because years ago when they first started dating, they had a memorable date at its former Rise bar.  The Ritz is a beautiful property with stunning views of the Statue of Liberty.  The ballroom is versatile and fun but we sought to transform it from a hotel ballroom into something truly special.  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

Two Days in Vermont

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Gay Weddings Should Never Be Boring

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