Dressing the Lesbian Bride and Bridegroom


The LGBT Wedding Survey Results are In


Ritz-Carlton in Naples Brings the Gay Wedding Institute in for Training

Shortly after marriage equality came to Florida, in January we had the honor of being invited down to Naples, Florida by the Ritz-Carlton for a private full-day certification course for their staff. What a beautiful property! We had an amazing, relaxing weekend enjoying the hotel, beach, spa and the restaurants on the property before we led the training on Monday.

The Ritz-Carlton staff is such an enthusiastic supporter of marriage equality and we're really thrilled they're going be even better advocates for their LGBT clients since they completed the training. Lydia Redmond who is Director of Weddings for the Ritz-Carlton sent us a message after the training, "I wanted to thank you for your time in Naples. The leads are starting to come in for same-sex weddings and our couples feedback are all so positive that we are ahead of the curve. We couldn't have done it without you!"

Thank you so much for inviting us to the Ritz-Carlton. We have now trained more Marriott and Ritz-Carlton employees than any other hotel chain. We love working with you and your properties!  More

Marriage Equality Comes to Alabama

As of one week ago, same-sex couples throughout the state of Alabama can finally get legally married. Alabama became the 37th state in the country to offer marriage equality for same-sex couples.  More

Food for Thought Catering in Chicago Receives Certification

Last Tuesday I spent the day at a venue called 19 East in Chicago. This venue is owned by Food for Thought catering and I was providing the GWI certification course to this wonderful Chicago catering company. Food for Thought sent all of their sales and marketing team to the course and we spent the day reviewing language and terminology, data, LGBT wedding trends, marketing information and much more.   More

Introducing GayDestinationWeddings.com

I'm proud to introduce GayDestinationWeddings.com.  Last summer, DestinationWeddings.com hired me to consult on the launch of GayDestinationWeddings.com, a wedding and honeymoon travel website.  In addition to consulting, I also trained about 65 of their sales agents, located all around the U.S. and Canada.  These agents work directly with same-sex couples on their wedding plans.    More

New Gay Wedding Institute Graduates - Colorado

This past Tuesday I led the Gay Wedding Institute full day workshop in Denver, which was then followed by the launch party for Colorado Gay Weddings and A Vote and a Vow.    More

Question: How Should I Handle Another Vendor That Refuses to Work on My Client's Same-Sex Wedding?

Question:  How should I handle another vendor that refuses to do the wedding when they find out it is a gay couple? How would you tell the couple?   More

Question: How Do I Find Officiants Who Perform Gay Weddings to Recommend to My Clients?

I have a bunch of questions that have come in from wedding professionals and I'll be answering a bunch in the coming weeks.  Here we go:  More

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