The Stories of Our Team

Bernadette Smith, Executive Producer

Every day I am grateful for my family and the amazing couples that come into my life through 14 Stories. Being a great wedding planner is just as important to me as being a LGBTQ advocate and educator.

I love connecting with our couples and designing their wedding experiences. We regularly plan over wine or cocktails, laugh a lot and stay in touch after the wedding is over. I want this to be a fun experience for you, and if it’s fun for you, it’ll be fun for your guests.

I wrote a few books on wedding planning and I’ve been featured on the Today Show, CNN, in The New York Times and more and I regularly speak about LGBT weddings around the world.  When I’m not working, I love to travel. cook, play in my garden, make craft cocktails and have long, leisurely amazing meals! But enough about me - tell me about you!

VICTORIA SMITH, Associate Producer

14 Stories was my very first internship and I'm proud to now be an Associate Planner working with some incredible couples wherever our adventures take us. I’m great at creative problem solving and love to help our clients express their individuality through their events. In my career, I've launched the private events division of a culinary start up in NYC, developed cocktail lists and opened a beer garden in the Hudson Valley, managed several restaurants and directed numerous theatre productions. My theatrical background translated almost seamlessly to wedding planning.  

My passion for global culture and travel has taken me around the world and inspires my creativity. I’m always energized by good food, good wine, and most importantly, good company. In my free time, I drink English Breakfast tea with milk and honey and read anything I can get my hands on.