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    Gay Vanity Wedding Show This Sunday Promises to Be a Magical, Inspirational Event

    vanity2By Fred Sullivan
    and Jaime Botello

    (Editor’s Note: Members of the San Francisco Bay Times team, including weddings columnist and officiant Reverend Elizabeth River and publisher Dr. Betty Sullivan, will be at this event on Sunday. We loved last year’s show and are happy to participate again this year. Come and join us during this historic year when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule, by the end of June, on nationwide marriage equality.)

    Now that we have gone from just a few states where LGBTQ couples could get married to landmark court decisions in favor of marriage equality, Gay Vanity Wedding Show is here to guide you through the planning process for your own perfect day. We are passionate about our work and in sharing our expertise with you. We also celebrate the prominent wedding professionals who will be coming together for this gay and lesbian wedding extravaganza.

    vanityThe show will highlight products and services to complement a variety of tastes. Come meet, be informed and inspired by top wedding professionals who are experts on flowers, jewelry, photography/videography, officiating, stationary, reception venues, catering, baking/cakes/desserts, fashion, formal & travel wear, entertainment, event planning, intimacy enhancements, dance lessons, gifts, decorating, transportation and travel. Our wedding vendors are all focused on couples’ happily ever after.

    vanity5A highlight of the event will be a live LGBT Wedding Fashion show, with emcee Joel Riddell. Joel is the Clear Channel Media & Entertainment food, wine and travel expert. The fashion show starts at 10am and lasts until 1pm, so be sure to come early as you won’t want to miss it! It will showcase the latest bride and groom fashions, hair up-do’s, wedding day make-up, opulent floral designs and so much more.

    Throughout the day, there will be live music from popular bands such as The Klipptones and Magnolia Jazz Band. DJs will also be spinning tunes. All attendees will receive one of our coveted gift bags with goodies supplied by the exhibitors.

    vanity3Because LGBT couples face particular considerations when it comes to finances, taxes, inheritance, real estate, medical issues and adoptions, our vendors will be willing to answer and instruct couples on legal, property, family, medical and financial concerns. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and it sets the stage for what’s to come. Proper planning is essential.

    The wedding show itself makes for a memorable, magical day for couples. (Straight couples are invited too.) We want to inspire your own unique dreams, which can become reality. We are having an amazing time preparing this special event, and we love the excitement and romance of weddings.

    vanity4So please come and touch the gowns, taste the wedding cakes, smell the flowers, try on the make-up and taste creative food and drinks. See you soon!

    Fred Sullivan and Jaime Botello are the founders of the Gay Vanity Wedding Show and Sullivan Botello Events, LLC. For more information, please visit