Equally Wed | The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding


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By and large, most wedding books in the market are still centered around one bride and one groom. And yet, the advent of full marriage equality in the United States has made a new, polished wedding planning book dedicated to guiding LGBTQ couples both timely and essential. Kirsten Ott Palladino fills that need with this definitive book to inspire couples everywhere who are seeking a meaningful, personal ceremony and a momentous beginning to legally married life.

Equally Wed brings author Palladino's expertise as the cofounder and editorial director of the world's leading equality-minded online resource for LGBTQ wedding planning to the page. Palladino walks readers through every step of the notoriously costly and arduous planning process with wisdom and accessibility. From how to incorporate hot trends among LGBTQ couples to advice on how to incorporate children into a ceremony to more serious hurdles like dealing with homophobia among family members and hiring equality-minded wedding pros, Equally Wed has it all. The author importantly includes an accurate picture of wedding budgets for couples from all backgrounds, and shares her invaluable insider tips for making the most of each vendor; she also addresses fashion advice specific for LGBTQ readers, such as suiting up a masculine person or attending fittings as a butch lesbian or a transgender woman. And best of all, she does it with the celebratory, joyful approach that all couples deserve.

With a beautiful 2-color package, a total absence of heteronormative terms and assumptions, and a wealth of advice on every wedding-related topic imaginable, Equally Wed is the go-to LGBTQ wedding guide just as every couple is finally free to wed.

Kirsten Ott Palladino is an award-winning editor and writer. She's the co-founder and editorial director of equallywed.com, the world's leading digital LGBTQ+ wedding website and directory of equality-minded wedding pros, and the author of the wedding planning book for LGBTQ+ couples, EQUALLY WED. 

She's the creator of the term equality-minded weddings and the founder of the Wedding Equality Alliance (weddingequalityalliance.com). 

Palladino has been profiled on CNN and in The New York Times. Her work has appeared in Entrepreneur, ARTNews magazine, Art & Antiques, The Knot, Executive Traveler, the Huffington Post, and more. As an expert on weddings, especially for same-sex, trans and queer couples, Palladino is frequently interviewed for quotes, information and trends by media outlets such as The Los Angeles Times, NPR, MSN, ABC, The New York Times, CNN, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Washington Post, Associated Press, The Advocate magazine, Curve magazine and more.

She was recognized as one of Glamour magazine's Hometown Heroes for 2015. Palladino lives in Atlanta with her wife and children.

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