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Thursday, January 29, 2015

One Love Kicks Off Its 4th Year

New Chapter Weddings & Events will host the fourth annual One Love Wedding Showcase Sunday, February 22, 2015, from 12 noon–5 p.m. at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. GSBA has been a very proud sponsor of this event since its inception.
Known as more of a cocktail party-style planning event than a standard wedding show, One Love provides a fun and fabulous way for couples to organize their big day. One Love was launched in 2012 to celebrate ALL couples in love and has since become one of the premier wedding showcases on the West coast.
“Being connected both in the wedding industry and in the LGBT community, I was inspired by the stories I’d hear about couples that visited a venue or cake shop to plan for their wedding and be turned away, or spoken to inappropriately because they were not 'bride and groom'. There were also gay-owned and allied businesses who had already been servicing the LGBT community long before the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2012," says event organizer Jenny Harding. "These business owners wanted a way to connect directly with same-sex couples to have the opportunity to work with them, celebrate with them, and continue to promote equality for all couples.  The One Love Wedding Show was the perfect match connecting our LGBTQ and allied businesses with our LGBTQ and allied couples.”
The event offers couples a friendly, warm-hearted and open environment to find new trends and fresh ideas, get their questions answered, and trust that they’ll be treated with respect and professionalism during this exciting time.
This year, One Love will feature more than 100 award-winning, northwest wedding experts. These handpicked companies represent 25 wedding and life categories and will provide couples with top-of-the-line goods and services for every aspect of planning a future together – from wedding details to legal and financial support, real estate and more.  Many of the participating experts are GSBA members. Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes, Goldmine Design, Herban Feast, FunFrames Photo Booth, Sheraton Hotel Seattle, FOODZ Catering, Malcolm Smith Photography, the Space Needle, Clearwater Casino, Eagle Home Mortgage and ReinfireRanch are some of the amazing member vendors who have been participating in the show all four years since its conception in 2012.
One Love 2015 also boasts an interactive Style Lounge, signature cocktails, multiple tastings, excellent giveaways and other treats. The show is emceed by Shellie Hart, and amazing prizes and wedding products/services are given away every half hour during the show as a part of a raffle which benefits the GSBA Scholarship Fund.  Over the years guests have witnessed two surprise wedding proposals and a 50 person flash mob celebrating LOVE.
See the complete vendor list and show details at!

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