Wedding Industry & Couples’ Planning Seminars

Kathryn Hamm at Every Voice

“Kathryn is best in the business for preparing companies to best serve the LGBTQ community.”

– Thea Dodds, Authentic Eye Photography

“Truly the authority on weddings for same-sex couples.”

– Bob Witeck, Witeck Communications

Meg Baisden PhotpgraphyJoin us, the pioneering gay wedding experts of, at an upcoming gay wedding industry or gay wedding planning seminar or speaking engagement near you! If you would like to book us for your Wedding Expo, “Bridal Show,” Association Meeting or seek a private consultation, please contact us. Visit our Press Center to learn more about the story, its influence and the company president: educator, writer and wedding innovator Kathryn Hamm. For more information on Kathryn’s appearances for The New Art of Capturing Love book tour, please visit


“(Kathryn) superseded every speaker I have seen at Experience! for the past 3-4 years. Her demeanor and speaking ability were high level, which matched her expertise.”

– NACE (DFW Chapter) member



February 9-11 :: WeddingWireWorld 2016 (Washington, DC)
February 26-27 :: Association of Bridal Gown Specialists
March 18 :: SXSW (Austin, TX)
April 28-30 :: Bridal Show Producers International
May 17 ::  Same-Sex Couples: The Real Story (WeddingWireEDU)
May 27 :: Same-Sex Marriage 2.0 (Princeton University)
October 3-5:: Wedding MBA (Las Vegas, NV)
Oct 21 :: AdWeek DC (Washington, DC)


March 16-17 :: WeddingWireWorld 2015 (Washington DC)
April 23 :: Fundamentals of Posing Same-Sex Couples (online event)
May 19 :: WeddingWireEDU Webinar: The Same-Sex Marriage Evolution: From Niche to Modern Market (online)
September :: Wedding MBA (Las Vegas, NV)


February 27 :: Maret School ~ Washington, DC (private event)
May 6 (7:30 pm) :: Books Inc ~ San Francisco, CA (public event)
May 9 (7:00 pm) :: The Harvard Coop ~ Cambridge, MA (public event)
May 12 :: Behind the Shutter ~ St. Louis, MO (closed event, to air late May)
May 13 (7:00 pm) :: Left Bank Books ~ St. Louis, MO
May 21 ::  Marriott International, Inc ~ Webinar: LGBT Weddings (private event)
May 28 :: WeddingWire ~ Webinar for wedding professionals (details to follow)
June 1 :: Say I Do Wedding Expo ~ Washington, DC (book signing)
June 2 :: Books & Books ~ Coral Gables, FL (book talk and signing)
June 7 :: Wed We Can at Capital Pride ~ Pride march (join us!)
June 11 :: Martin’s Caterers ~ Greenbelt, MD (private event)
July 17 :: Tattered Cover Bookstore  ~ Denver, CO (public event).
August 11 :: WeddingWire World ~ Chicago, IL
September 16-18 :: Wedding MBA ~ Las Vegas, NV
November 12 :: WeddingWire World ~ SoCal (Long Beach) (Register to attend! Click for discount!)
December 10-11 :: The Coterie Retreat ~ Tampa, FL


Dec 3-6, 2013 – Inspire Smart Success. Palm Beach, FL
Nov. 21, 2013 – Severn School. Severn, MD
Nov. 19, 2013 – Smith School of Business, Univ. of MD
July 29, 2013 – WeddingWire World. Washington, DC
July 16, 2013 – NACE Experience! 2013 Conference. Chicago, IL
April 11-13, 2013 – Princeton University’s Every Voice Conference. Princeton, NJ
March 10-13, 2013 – Catersource Conference & Trade Show. Las Vegas, NV
January 29, 2013 – Editorial Meeting. Baltimore, MD


July 23, 2012 – WeddingWire World. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 8 am – 6 pm.

June 3, 2012 – Say I Do Wedding Expo. Hotel Palomar, Washington, DC. 1-4 pm.


July 5, 2011 – WeddingWire Webinar. Catering To The LGBT Wedding Market in NY
May 17, 2011 – WeddingWire Webinar. Catering To The LGBT Wedding Market
May 4, 2010 – Wedding Planning Panel, Washington DC. Everything You Want To Know About Planning A Gay Or Lesbian Wedding (But Didn’t Know Whom To Ask), sponsored by Main Event Caterers.
December 9, 2009 – Gay & Lesbian Wedding Planning Seminar. Arlington, VA.

“…some of the most knowledgeable experts on commitment ceremonies in the country.”

– Dallas Morning News


Kathryn is a dynamic, thoughtful, and innovative speaker and presenter. I most recently saw her at Wedding Wire World where she was addressing a group of wedding service professionals. Her topic was how this group could broaden their reach to same-sex couples. Her knowledge, energy and enthusiasm for the topic was evident. Throughout she was respectful of the controversy swirling around this issue, but she didn’t hold back. She not only addressed “newbies” to the LGBT world but also those of us who have been working with same-sex couples for years. She drew everyone in and all of us learned something. Her time was far too short and afterwards she was surrounded by people wanting to learn more. It’s always a pleasure to see Kathryn in action and to learn from her.” — AC Warden, Celebrant (July 25, 2012)


“I wanted to thank you for the webinar. I found it extremely helpful. I am excited about same sex marriage in NY, now I can marry my partner again. Being in a same sex relationship though, hadnt prepared me for marketing my services to my LGBT brothers and sisters, but your webinar did. This is why I had to write and say thank you.” – Enrique Castro, Jr., NY Wedding Officiant

See more testimonials or submit your own for Kathryn via LinkedIn.

“Live” Photo credit: Meg Baisden Photography