A natural educator, entrepreneur and public speaker, Kathryn Hamm joined her mother, Gretchen, in the family business in 2004 (then, operating as two boutiques — TwoBrides.com & TwoGrooms.com) and became a full partner and president in 2005. Since then, she has overseen the operations of the company and played an integral role in partnership development and acquisition of GayWeddings.com by WeddingWire, Inc., the global category leading company serving the $200 billion international wedding and events industry.
She is co-author of The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography (Amphoto Books, 2014), and she writes, speaks and consults nationally with wedding professionals and engaged couples about why same-sex weddings are meaningful and why marriage matters. Kathryn is the publisher of GayWeddings.com, an Education Expert for WeddingWire, and also writes for the Huffington Post, Wedding Aces and WeddingWireEDU.
Kathryn was raised in Dallas, Texas, and received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America. Prior to her work with GayWeddings.com, she worked for ten years at independent schools in the Washington DC area and was a member of the front office staff for the WUSA’s professional women’s soccer team, Washington Freedom.
Kathryn’s 1999 wedding to her partner, Amy, served as a catalyst for her mother’s inspiration for the business and, in 2013, after twenty years together, Kathryn and Amy got legally married in Washington DC with their young son serving as Best Man.
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