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CHECK OUT Modern Brides & Modern Grooms by NYC based psychotherapist Mark O'Connell.  The book mixes genres--LGBT, wedding guide, relationship therapeutic, memoir--but it is mostly a post-DOMA book about how we are all more alike than we are different. Mark speaks as a married gay man, and also includes perspectives from many other relationships as well.  Insightful, fun, lighthearted!

How to make any wedding liberating, brave, and sexy.

Mod Brides and Grooms 1This post-DOMA book is for any couple—same or opposite sex—seeking a personalized wedding that dignifies the relationship and the individual self. No “new normal” here—this guide emboldens you to harness your unique, brazen, queer truth; to be creative; and to plan your wedding your way.

Every fiancé faces the question: How do I become something new without losing myself? Using his own story—from how he and his husband connected via MTV’s The Real World to the real world of their marriage—author Mark O’Connell reflects on conflicts that arrive during wedding transitions, as well as various other transitions throughout your lives.

As a psychotherapist, O’Connell offers ideas to bridge relational gaps with your partner, family, and friends. As a professional actor, he also offers insight into the ways your wedding is a theatrical production: how this can help you to conceptualize the event, consolidate your efforts, and increase creative collaboration as a couple. This will serve you not only on the day, but also for the rest of your time together.

Whether we’re straight, gay, or other, weddings inspire us to carve out more fun, freedom, recognition, life-space, love-space, and connubial space than we’ve ever had before.

Find it on Amazon!  Great gift for yourself, your fiancee, or your newly engaged friends!


MTV contacted us here at RainbowWeddingNetwork, to ask for our help with a casting call.  They are working on a new project about a family that has a parent who is transgender or transitioning. The producers are hoping to depict an honest, unique and respectful experience by showing the love and laughter of one family.

If you're interested, check out the links below!


Before-the-Bells-DJ-Shelly-Oct-10Our good friend DJ Shelly, with Michelle Lee Entertainment, is spotlighted in this rockin' article from PGN!  Check it out for great tips on choosing your own wedding deejay... and for info about discounts offered in the Philly area for fabulous services from Shelly!

PGN writer Jen Colletta met DJ Shelly at our recent LGBT Wedding Expo in Bucks County... And soon enough, our tour of 'Same Love, Same Rights'® LGBT Wedding Expos will be returning to the area (March 15, 2015) and you may have the chance to meet Shelly and her crew in person!

For more info on the Expo, visit - see you on the dance floor!