GayWeddings in The News!

 The Huffington Post. Here’s Why Same-Sex Weddings Are Looking Different Than Ever (June 2016) 

 Put a Ring On It Podcast. Reinterpreting Weddings with Kathryn Hamm (Feb. 2016) 

 Stay Hilton. Go Out. Modern Manners: Here come the brides and grooms! (Sept, 2015)

Vegas, Inc. Can same-sex marriage revive Las Vegas’ wedding industry? (Sept 7, 2015)

The Washington Post.  The gay-wedding industry goes mainstream (June 8, 2015)

The Washington Post. Civilities: When two brides marry, why does one wear pants and the other a dress? (May   26, 2015).

Book More Brides. 5 Common Mistakes In Marketing To Same-Sex Couples. (May 7, 2015).

The Washington Post. What straight couples can learn from gay weddings. (April 29, 2015).

Washington Business Journal. Businesses make the case for same-sex marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court. (April 28, 2015).

International Business Times. Gay Wedding Economic Impact: Wedding Industry Embraces LGBT Ceremonies Amid ‘anti-LGBT’ Laws. (April 8, 2015).

Business of Fashion. The Same-Sex Wedding Opportunity. (April 1, 2015).

Book More Brides. 5 Things You Don’t Know About Same-Sex Marriage That Can Hurt Your Business. (February 4, 2015).

OutRVA. Marriage Equality and the Virginia Wedding Industry. (January 22, 2015).

The Washington Post. What To Expect When You’re Invited To Your First Same-Sex Wedding (December 5, 2014).

The Huffington Post. Redefining Wedding Traditions? Yes. Redefining Marriage? No. (October 24, 2014).

InTheCapital. How Two Local Businesses Have Been Positively Impacted By the Rise of Same-Sex Marriage. (October 21, 2014).

WGN Radio. Capturing Love with Kathryn Hamm. (October 19, 2014).

The Special Event. Preparing Your Business For Same-Sex Weddings. (October 14, 2014).

Freedom to Marry. 100,000 Wedding Professionals Support Marriages Between Same-Sex Couples. (October 14, 2014).

Arlington Magazine. Here Come The Brides. (Nov/Dec 2014).

WUSA9. Same-sex marriage in Virginia means big business. (October 7, 2014).

The Huffington Post. The Joys of Being Gay Then And Today. (September 23, 2014).

Rangefinder Magazine. Posing Same-Sex Couples Thoughtfully and Creatively. (Sept 2014).

Scene4Magazine. Visibles/Invisibles: Gay Pride Before The Hour and Right Now. (Sept 2014).

Hey, Bride! – LGBT-friendly planning tool: a podcast with Kathryn Hamm. (August 28, 2014).

Windy City Times. Head Talks About New Book. (August 20, 2014).

San Francisco Chronicle. Three New Wedding Planning Books For Same-Sex Couples. (August 10, 2014).

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. Book Report: The New Art of Capturing Love. (June 27, 2014). Hot List. New Art of Capturing Love makes Top 10 weekly highlights list. (June 6, 2014).

Behind The Shutter with Sal Cincotta. Episode 6: Same-sex marriage. (June 4, 2014).

WeddingWire Press Center. Award-Winning Industry Conference, WeddingWire World, Embarks On Multi-City Tour. (May 28, 2014).

Capitol Romance. Book Review: The New Art of Capturing Love. (May 23, 2014).

PennLive: Patriot News. Gay Marriage In Pennsylvania and What It Means For The Wedding Industry and State’s Economy. (May 23, 2014).

BuzzFeed. Brides Seeing Brides For The First Time On Their Wedding Day. (May 15, 2014).

Wedding Planner Magazine. Is Your Business Gay-Friendly? (May 9, 2014).

Broke Ass Bride. Ask Heather: A Same-Sex Couple Wants to Get Married, But They Live in Denver. (May 2, 2014)

Jet. A New Book for LGBT Wedding Photography. (May 2, 2014)

Illuminate: Tips, Tricks & Bright Ideas for the Wedding Professional. The New Art of Capturing Love: A Review. (April 28, 2014)

Huffington Post Live. Gay Couples Report Higher Levels of Happiness. (April 22, 2014)

Freedom to Marry. Q & A: Wedding experts discuss the art and impact of ‘Capturing Love’ between same-sex couples. (April 8, 2014)

Chicago Tribune. Planners meet demands of same-sex weddings. (March 25, 2014)

Wedding Planner Magazine (Vol. 4, Issue 1). Landmark Cultural and Political Changes Lead to Emerging Market in Wedding Industry. (March 2014)

Business Interviews. Kathryn Hamm. (February 3, 2014) Syndicate: Columnist, Connie Schultz. Every wedding should be gay. (October 16, 2013)

New York Times. Free to Marry, Not Bound by Rituals. (Sepetember 14, 2013)

Twin Cities.Gay marriage is legal, but wedding industry stuck in old traditions. (August 1, 2013)

Washington Business Report with Rebecca Cooper. (July 21, 2013)

the knot blog. Gay Weddings From The Knot Is Out Now. (June 24, 2013)

Equality Radio. Gay Weddings. (June 13, 2013)

Event Solutions Magazine. Emerging Business Trends. (Spring 2013).

Las Vegas Sun. Las Vegas Wedding Businesses: We’d Love To See Gay Marriage Legalized. (March 25, 2013).

ABC News. Capturing Love: Gay Weddings Don’t Fit The Straight Mold. (Feburary 13, 2013). Local Company Guides Same-Sex Couples Down the Aisle in Maryland. (November 20, 2012).

The Washington Post. After historic vote, a happier challenge: Wedding plans. (November 11, 2012).

WUSA 9 News. Same-sex marriage legalized in maryland. (Air dates: November 9 & 12, 2012).

ABC7 News. Couples start planning after Maryland voters approve marriage equality. (November 8, 2012).

Poughkeepsie Journal. Options Many for Gay Weddings. (October 21, 2012). Top 10 Wedding Websites for Gay Couples: #1 – (August 23, 2012).

CNBC. When Businesses Take A Stand On Gay Marriage. (August 7, 2012).

Slate. I, Mark, Take You, Mark… (August 2, 2012).

Wedding IQ, Recap: WeddingWire World – Patrick Henry, Amy Wilkins & Kathryn Hamm. (July 25, 2012).

WeddingWire ProBlog, WeddingWire + Celebrated Wed We Can at DC’s Capital Pride Parade. (June 14, 2012).

Fenuxe, Cakes Gone Gay. (June 14, 2012).

CNN, Same-sex Couples Find Their Stride On Wedding Day. (June 1, 2012).

Chicago Talks, Gay Wedding Industry Changes as Fight for Equality Goes Federal. (April 29, 2012).

Collingswood Patch, The Impact of Same-Sex Marriage in Collingswood. (Feb 27, 2012).

The Huffington Post, Gay Engagement: Which Etiquette Rules Apply. (Dec 8, 2011).

getmarried magazine, Same Sex Bliss. (Dec, 2011).

Kansas City Star, Gays Are Gaining A Larger Presence In Advertising. (October 15, 2011).

Be You, Be Bold, Same Sex Wedding Planning Made Easy. (September 1, 2011).

LA Times, Gay Couples Wed Legally in New York. (July 24, 2011).

New York Daily News, Same-sex Nuptials Could Boost New York Economy, Tourism to Tune of $400 Million A Year.(July 25, 2011).

MarketWatch, Gay Marriage Could Be Economic Boon For New York. (July 22, 2011).

LA Times, Gay Weddings Are Her Niche. (July 22, 2011).

Newsweek, A Gay Wedding Album. (July 18, 2011).

Fairfield County Business Journal, Welcoming gay weddings. (July 11, 2011).

CNN Money, Gay Weddings Mean Big Business. (June 28, 2011).

done brilliantly, Editor Interview Series: Featuring (April 7, 2011).

Capital Business, Going Legal and Getting More Business? (March 18, 2011).

2BoomerBabes Radio Hour, Happy Valentine’s Day! (Feb. 12, 2011).

Frontiers, The Kiss That Counts: Catie Curtis now pronounces you… (Feb. 1, 2011).

CNBC & Yahoo! Finance, Top Songwriter To Officiate Gay & Lesbian Weddings, (Dec. 7, 2010).

Voice of America News, Same Sex Weddings Are Big Business In Nation’s Capital, (April 30, 2010).

The Washington Post, Gay Marriages Expected To Create Wedding-Related Jobs in D.C., (March 10, 2010).

DC Magazine, by Modern Luxury, The Wedding Gift: DC Has A Few Million Reasons To Support Marriage Equality, (March/April 2010).

The Washington Post, For Local Event Planner, A Perfect Match (March 7, 2010).

Washington Business Tonight, Gay Wedding Business (live, March 5, 2010).

ABC 7 News / WJLA, D.C.-Area Wedding Industry to Profit from Same-Sex Marriages (March 3, 2010).

The Washington Post, Waiting To Wed Where It Matters (October 11, 2009).

The Examiner, How the LGBT Business Community Uses New Media: (October 28, 2009).

So You’re EnGAYged, Featured Vendor Profile (August, 2009)

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Metro Weekly, Nuptial Know-How (May 7, 2009).

The New York Times, A Red Carpet For Gay Weddings (April 11, 2008).


In Syndication

Follow Kathryn’s Column on The Huffington Post and WeddingWireEDU (for wedding professionals).


More press results continued below…

Praise For Our Services

Winner!’s Voters’ Choice 99 Most Inspirational Wedding Websites in the World (2012).

Recipient of WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Award (2011). 

Dallas Voice, Dallas’ Gretchen Hamm Among Human Rights Campaign’s ‘Mothers of the Year’ (May 6, 2011). 

Gretchen Hamm, celebrated as a Human Rights Campaign Action Hero (2005). “a virtual mother of the bride to lesbians everywhere” and one of 2005’s “lesbian wedding essentials,” Curve Magazine.

Recipient for 7 consecutive years of the Carlson Craft Social Division Award recognizing exemplary dealer excellence (2005 – 2011).


Other Media Results

The New Art of Capturing Love: The Art of Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography by Kathryn Hamm & Thea Dodds (May 2014)

The Complete Guide to Gay & Lesbian Weddings by KC David and the Experts at (June 2005)

TrendHunter Magazine (April 22, 2007) 

HRC’s Equally Speaking program (March 15, 2006)


Anti-Bride Etiquette Guide, By Gerin, C. & Hughes, K. (2005)


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