The next hour, Kate, Jason and myself took the floor, educating vendors on the LGBTQIAP spectrum, using inclusive language, marketing their business as an equality-minded creative and more. We also sat down with each attendee and reviewed their contracts, website and social media presence, guiding them on ways to make them more inclusive. Their eagerness to learn made me realize that we're truly seeing a shift in the way that wedding pros communicate with their clients — and these folks will be leading the way. The energy was high, excitement permeated through the air and everyone left ready to evolve their business.
Jove Meyer Events created the schoolhouse-chic design, using props from Patina Rentals and enlisting in the talented Amy Tidwell to help us bring our lesson to life with chalkboard art. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Luckily, Alexis June Weddings was there to capture it, and we wanted to feature the gorgeous imagery to only share our excitement and encourage you to participate in the next one but because there are so many swoon-worthy details that are sure to spike inspiration for your own events. (And stay tuned … Kiss the Bride Films captured it on video, which we'll be sharing in an additional post!)
Congratulations to our first Halls of Ivy graduating class!!
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.