Kathryn Hamm

Gay and lesbian wedding pioneer

Wedding innovator, Kathryn Hamm, is the President of, the leading online boutique and resource dedicated to serving same-sex couples since 1999. Since its founding, has supported thousands of same-sex couples and LGBT-friendly vendors, and Kathryn has shared her expert perspective with media outlets, such as the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, Reuters, BuzzFeed, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News, USA Today, The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Times and more. As an interactive planning resource, 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 100,000 LGBT-friendly wedding pros.

Kathryn is also an Education Expert for WeddingWire and is the co-author of the groundbreaking book, "The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography." She writes and speaks about why same-sex weddings are meaningful and why marriage matters; she consults with engaged couples (gay and straight alike) with her special brand of wedding counseling; and she has led workshops for couples and wedding professionals across the U.S.

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, Kathryn spent 10 years as an educator and school administrator in the Washington, D.C. area. Recently, after 21 years together, she and her wife got legally married in Washington DC in 2013.