Like any book we curate here at benton buckley books, they're not without their own ups and downs, but we were determined to have "Love Is Love" be published and hit the shelves of bookstores everywhere. It's full title "Love Is Love: Ideas & Inspirations: The LGBTQ+ Wedding Book" is as much a personal passion project for everyone here, as it is a necessary one for the marketplace. This ground-breaking book will be the first of its kind, the very first same-sex wedding coffee table book to hit retail stores – long overdue.
This 204-page book includes more than 200 color photographs of real-life same-sex wedding celebrations from across the United States. All the LGBTQ+ friendly wedding professionals share inspiring stories, ideas, and creativity for couples on their big day, but also demonstrate that love is an equal right for all and meant to be celebrated. For all the wedding professionals listed in this book, find them on our "talent" page here.
Elizabeth Schwartz, one of the nation's best-known advocates for the legal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, graciously provided an important historical perspective for readers in an emotionally powerful foreword. Liz's foreword beautifully articulates the long and hard-fought journey for equal marriage rights. She recently authored her very own book, "Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage: Gay and Otherwise". An excerpt from her book is also featured within the pages of "Love Is Love".
"Before I Do" is available for purchase on her website here.
Lead writer for "Love Is Love" Lauren Castelli was a recent guest on the podcast Little Red Wagon . Lauren discusses working on the book and its own importance to her. Check out a clip of it below: