Wedding innovator, Kathryn Hamm, is the President of GayWeddings.com, the leading online boutique and resource dedicated to serving same-sex couples. Since its founding in 1999, GayWeddings.com has supported thousands of same-sex couples and LGBT-friendly vendors. As an interactive planning resource, GayWeddings.com offers a community forum, free planning articles and “Wed Pages” for couples, and offers the most comprehensive wedding vendor directory available to same-sex couples, featuring more than 52,000 gay-friendly wedding pros.
Kathryn writes, speaks and consults about why same sex weddings are meaningful and why marriage matters and since 2005, she has managed day-to-day operations and the strategic vision for GayWeddings.com. With the help of her business partner — straight mother and company founder — Gretchen Hamm, Kathryn has developed a ground-breaking and unique wedding boutique for gay and lesbian couples.
Kathryn holds an M.S.W. from the Catholic University of America and an A.B. in Psychology from Princeton University. Prior to becoming the President of GayWeddings.com, Kathryn spent 10 years as an educator and school administrator in the Washington, D.C. area. Though she and her partner exchanged vows in a memorable ceremony on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1999, they are not yet legally married.
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