I am so proud to announce that, today, our magazine will be on store shelves at major retailers such as Walmart, Barnes & Noble, CVS, Walgreens, Publix, Wegmans, Target and more. (Check our store locator for the retailers nearest you.)
I started Love Inc. nine years ago to bring inclusivity to the wedding space, a space that was (and still is) notoriously heteronormative. Our wedding planning content comes with an inclusive lens, and is created with all couples in mind, no matter who they are or love.
I'm honored to have country music artist Brooke Eden as our cover star, and delve into her story of coming out in the typically conservative country music world as well as planning her upcoming wedding (this week!) with fiancée Hilary Hoover. In our cover story, Brooke dives into her journey of growing up in a religious family, her coming out story, and becoming her authentic self as a songwriter and, of course gives us a sneak peek at their wedding plans! We captured her and Hilary in gorgeous wedding designs (using exclusively LGBTQ+ designers) around her Florida hometown, specifically in locations where she may not have felt comfortable being her true self while growing up.
The Style section covers Spring 2023 trends from Bridal Fashion week and post-wedding alteration trends to allow newlyweds to wear their wedding attire after the wedding day. The planning section highlights how to make your wedding inclusive for all guests and old school wedding rules to break. The looks section covers gender-inclusive beauty brands, while the registry highlights hotel inspired products for your home. And so much more. We also spotlight eight real weddings in our Inspire section, including The Drew Barrymore Show‘s Ross Mathews' wedding to Wellinthon García (and yes, Drew was there … she was the flower girl!). Lastly, our Destination section shares LGBTQ+-friendly honeymoon spots including the ultimate North Fork itinerary, honeymoon-worthy cruise lines, and three Croatian destinations worth exploring.
As a lover of all things wedding and a fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, I decided to marry my two passions and create a resource where all couples can be equally represented. Armed with seven years in both print and online lifestyle journalism, I dove headfirst into this passion project in 2013 and Love Inc. was born.
I’m inspired every day by the couples that grace our pages, from the can’t-live-without-you grasps to the gentle sweeping away of a happy tear, the love that they so clearly have for each other is intoxicating, and drives me to create the best product possible … while enjoying every second of it.