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Ohio Marriage Ruling May Be Stayed
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 02:23
Ohio Marriage Ruling May Be Stayed

A federal judge is considering staying his recent ruling that same-sex marriage be recognized in the state.

Patrick + Arive: Celebrating 10 Years Together
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:31
Patrick + Arive: Celebrating 10 Years Together

Patrick and Arive recently celebrated 10 years of love together.

Sarah + Kelly: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Denver
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:43
Sarah + Kelly: A Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Denver

Kelly and Sarah had a lovely rustic wedding in Denver!

It's Not All About the Dress: Wedding Lingerie for the Feminine Bride
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:46
It's Not All About the Dress: Wedding Lingerie for the Feminine Bride

Your wedding isn't all about the dress—you want to feel fabulous underneath it, as well!

Feeling Visible: Filing Taxes Together as a Married Lesbian Couple Should
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 11:17
Feeling Visible: Filing Taxes Together as a Married Lesbian Couple Should

It’s tax day, and I’m feeling visible, which is a pretty damn spectacular feeling for someone who has felt invisible in her country for the past five years of being married to the woman I love.

Same-Sex Couple is the First to be Married in UK Church
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:29
Same-Sex Couple is the First to be Married in UK Church

A UK couple becomes the first to legally marry in a UK church.

Become a Preferred Local Vendor Today
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014 02:18
Become a Preferred Local Vendor Today

equallywed.com is the nation’s premier same-sex wedding magazine. We invite you to become a preferred local vendor today!

Ohio Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Other States
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014 16:47
Ohio Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed in Other States

A federal judge has ruled that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state.

Eric + Nick: A Romantic Rhode Island Engagement
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014 15:50
Eric + Nick: A Romantic Rhode Island Engagement

Eric and Nick planned an entire day for their engagement photos, starting with their favorite coffee shop and ending with a piano serenade in the park!

Mignonette Bridal Featuring Alyssa Kristin Bridal
Published: Monday, 14 April 2014 13:53
Mignonette Bridal Featuring Alyssa Kristin Bridal

Chicago-based Mignoette Bridal is offering a new collection by designer Alyssa Kristin, and these gowns are to die for.

Expert advice from Peter Callahan, the creator of the mini-menu



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New York caterer Peter Callahan is well known for his creative, bite-sized menus. He has catered large corporate events (Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is one of his clients) as well as intimate cocktail parties and, of course, weddings. His new book, Bite by Bite, is filled with 100 recipes of some of his most popular dishes, including pigs-in-a-blanket two ways and caprese tea sandwiches. A great cookbook for entertaining at home; you may want to add it to your registry.

We asked Peter to share some tips for couples who are interviewing prospective caterers for their wedding. Here’s what he had to say:

EW: What’s the most important question a couple should ask when meeting with a caterer?

PC:
Couples should ask each prospective caterer the following three questions:
•  Why should they hire that caterer?
•  What does the caterer do differently than other caterers?
•  What is their fee?

EW: Is there one must-serve item that every couple should have on their wedding menu, either for cocktail hour, the reception meal or dessert?
PC:
Passed hors d'oeuvres, they are the most fun and popular part of the meal.

*I always suggest pigs-in-a-blanket with a Gulden’s mustard. They are everyone’s favorite.—Anne

EW: When a bride shops for her wedding dress she should keep her location in mind. What should a couple keep in mind when planning their wedding menu?
PC:
The season it is held in because food should be reflective of the season.

EW: While a couple will hire a caterer months before their wedding at what point do they have to finalize the menu?
PC:
A menu should be finalized one month before the reception, but be open to last minute ideas from the caterer; maybe they have a new idea after the menu was sent that is great.

EW: What’s your favorite way to surprise or entertain guests with food at an event?
PC:
Show your guests something they have never seen before that is delicious.

EW: If someone wants to try some recipes in your new book, Bite by Bite, which would you say are the simplest that even the novice chef couldn’t mess up?
PC:
Watermelon lollipops are super easy, plus the mini burgers with the short cut for how to make a mini bun from a store-bought bun are super easy and have high impact.

Anne Chertoff is the author of The Wedding Organizer available at russellandhazel.com
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Always Among Friends: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Always Among Friends: St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014 00:56

Many consider the island of St. John to be the jewel in the Caribbean crown. Affluent and tranquil, this tiny tropical paradise is only 13 miles long and four miles wide.

Glaciers, Humpbacks and Bears, Oh My: Honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise
Glaciers, Humpbacks and Bears, Oh My: Honeymoon on an Alaskan Cruise
Published: Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:11

Cruises serving the LGBT community have long been popular, but gay-friendly traveling options are widening as cruise lines increasingly welcome same-sex couples. 

Pocono Mountains Retreat: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Pocono Mountains Retreat: Mount Airy Casino Resort
Published: Tuesday, 30 April 2013 05:00

Mount Airy Casino Resort offers a picturesque honeymoon and wedding destination to gay, lesbian and allied couples alike.

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Our Families Don't Know We're Queer or Our Gender Identification and We're Getting Married
Our Families Don't Know We're Queer or Our Gender Identification and We're Getting Married
Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2014 05:00

As we approach our engagement party where our families will meet our partner for the first time, as well as each other, we are feeling really nervous that they will be uncomfortable and confused.