By Jesse Perrin La Vancher

At Marriage Equality LLC, a division of Richmond Weddings and Unite Virginia, we are committed to celebrating love by hosting authentic and compelling events designed to educate and inspire the LGBTQ community and its allies.

You’ve marched, you’ve protested, you’ve fundraised for the right to wedded bliss. Now it’s your time to celebrate. We’ve come a long way in our fight for equality because everyone deserves to have the wedding they’ve always dreamed of.

When you and your partner talk about what your wedding will look like, the conversation probably ends with more questions than answers. How many LGBTQ couples find themselves with questions as to how to create their perfect day?

Engaged! is a resource to help all those in Virginia’s LGBTQ community plan that perfect day. We’ve gathered a talented selection of wedding industry experts to share their professional advice and insight into aspects of the big day that may seem daunting. We’ve got you covered in all aspects of everything wedding-related, from where to stage the ceremony and what to wear while gliding down the aisle to the benefits of bringing on a wedding planner for assistance and how to begin planning your lives together as a legally married couple.

By reaching out to the businesses found at our wedding show, rest assured that you and your partner will be embraced by business owners who are not only sensitive to but are wholeheartedly enthusiastic about meeting your LGBTQ-specific needs.

When? Sunday, April 17, 2016
1:00pm – 4:30pm

Where? Great Richmond Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom

How much? Find tickets HERE!

Who will be there?  Find a list of participating vendors HERE.

PLUS, we will be giving away a $250 gift card to Diamonds Direct!

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Plan a fabulous wedding with your spouse and make that day and the rest of your life together the stuff that dreams are made of.

Jesse Perrin La Vancher is the Managing Editor and Creative Director of Unite Virginia Magazine.  To learn more about Engaged! please visit