Welcome! Today’s broad is Bernadette Smith, a pioneer in the LGBT community. She found a niche in the marketplace and created a business that has become the country’s first boutique event firm specializing in legal LGBT weddings. Her company, 14 Stories, launched in 2004 as same-sex marriage first became legal in MA. Her Gay Wedding Institute trains other wedding professionals from all over the world. From her position as America’s #1 Gay Wedding Planner, Bernadette focuses on the advocacy element of her company, providing a great, supportive experience for couples.
Bernadette shares the following about her company, currently based in Chicago:
Bernadette also discusses her motivation and inspiration, the greatest being her 4-1/2-year-old son, Patrick. She also uses a vision board, affirmations, books, and apps to keep her focused and organized for balance in her life. Listen in as she discusses her vision for the future of 14 Stories!
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