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

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

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

Free Gay Wedding Giveaway

We are proud to be partnering with GayDestinationWeddings.com on a FREE wedding giveaway! They are giving away a 5 night stay at the Avila Hotel in Curacao (wedding package included) and we are giving away a 2 piece suit from our Fourteen collection. Check out the details and enter to win this amazing giveaway.   More

GayDestinationWeddings.com Launches

Some of you many know that I provide consulting to those in the worldwide wedding industry about same-sex weddings with a goal of creating a much more inclusive industry.  As part of that, I work with some companies on this goal.  More

Gay Weddings at the National Cathedral

I grew up Catholic, and I'll never forget what happened the first time I went to Mass after I came out. I was home from college for Thanksgiving and the priest stood at the front of the church and told the parishioners not to let their children attend an upcoming workshop on HIV prevention put on by the high school because it "condoned homosexuality." I walked out and never went back (except for some weddings and funerals), and it's been nearly 20 years.   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

Photos from Tim and Ben's Wedding at the Boston Exchange Conference Center

Tim and Ben hired us to plan a preppy, slightly nautical wedding for them.  We settled on the Exchange Conference Center right on Boston Harbor for the location and a blue and white, wave theme.  Check out the gorgeous end result!  More

Two Days in Vermont

Stowe Mountain Lodge  More

Gay Weddings at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park

I really want to give a shout-out to the fabulous Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, in lower Manhattan. This property is certainly gorgeous, with views of the Hudson and Lady Liberty. But beyond that, I am consistently blown away by their impeccable service. It really is a great spot for a fabulous and quintessential New York gay wedding, large or small.  More