Advisory Panel

Bernadette Coveney Smith

14 Stories ✔ and the Gay Wedding Institute

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Bernadette Coveney Smith is the nation's leading same-sex wedding expert.  She plans beautiful LGBT weddings and trains wedding professionals around the globe about how to serve the same-sex wedding market with dignity and respect. In 2004, when gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, Bernadette started 14 Stories, the first business in the country to specialize in planning legal gay and lesbian weddings.  They have offices in New York and Boston but serve couples worldwide. 

14 Stories doesn't just plan innovative, distinctive weddings but also promote marriage equality and reduce homophobia in the wedding industry through our educational seminars for wedding professionals around the world. We are proud to be an NGLCC-certified LGBT owned enterprise. 14 Stories is also exclusive partners with the W Retreat and Spa in Vieques, Puerto Rico, providing an exceptional wedding planning experience for LGBT couples who choose to marry there.  

Bernadette wrote Gay Wedding Confidential, built a gay wedding planning app, and is the expert blogger on TheKnot.com and also the Huffington Post. She has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, in The New York Times and more and she regularly speaks about gay weddings around the country.  And recently, she launched a clothing line of suits and tuxedos for lesbian, trans and queer weddings.

When she's not working, she loves to travel, have long, leisurely amazing meals, and absolutely loves date nights!  She is also very active with the Family Equality Council.

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Event designer Kate Parker has quickly established herself in the wedding industry through her exquisite taste and outstanding attention to detail. Her reputation for perfection and easygoing manner is known throughout New England. Always striving to create the most innovative and expertly executed events is the trademark of Kate Parker Designs. She has designed and planned events for celebrities including Daphne Oz and Sam Huntington and political figures as well.

Kate’s work has been seen in many national and local publications such as Town & Country Weddings, Town & Country, Brides Magazine, Instyle Weddings, Elegant Bride, Bride and Bloom,Wedding Channel Magazine, Boston’s Elegant Wedding, La Bella Bride, New Hampshire Magazine Bride, Seacoast Bride, as well as many regional publications across the country.

With a unique background in opera performance and stage management, Kate Parker grew up in an entrepreneurial environment and learned the ins and outs of owning her own business. Today, Kate Parker Designs is a full wedding and event productions company built from talent, creativity, and a need to constantly reinvent the art of floral and event design.

Her most recent accomplishments include the creation and selling of Prepare to Wed, an online wedding resource and planning guide for engaged couples around the country. Kate lives on the Seacoast of New Hampshire with her son Zachary (ZP), and her chihuahua Louisa.

 

Founding Members

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Brian Adams has been photographing weddings in Florida, New England and worldwide since 2002. Since then, he has photographed more than 350 weddings in 17 states and 7 countries.

Brian travels more than 50,000 miles a year and constantly gleans inspiration from the people he meets, art deco and mid-century architecture, design (graphic, industrial, and interior) and cinema.

His work has been featured in People Magazine, Professional Photographer and Town & Country and has also been seen on Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, and Good Morning America. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts presented Brian with two awards for his photography in 2007 and in 2012.

Brian Joyce + Richard Streitler

Flourish Productions

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From the extravagant to the most intimate of events, Flourish is your team in Florida and beyond. Brian and Richard share a wealth of inspired creative talent, strong production experience and a commitment to excellence.

Together with their carefully chosen staff of seasoned design and production professionals, they offer you their incomparable ability to deliver a stress-free planning process and an exceptional event experience, guaranteed to impress even the most discriminating guests. Their imagination is matched only by the extraordinary level of service provided to  every client.

Schuyler Osborne

Perfect Sky Productions

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At Perfect Sky Productions we are committed to providing you with the most professionally produced and artistically created wedding film in Orlando. Our goal is to make this a perfect experience, catering to your style, personality and budget.

From your first contact with us to receiving your finished wedding film, this decision should be one of the easiest choices you have to make while planning your wedding. Our team has over 16 years of experience in film and video production in Orlando, making us a clear choice to trust in creating your wedding film. Let us bring cinematic beauty and an artisan approach to your wedding day.