Gay Weddings 101 Seminar in Chicago on July 22 at NuptEquality Wedding Expo

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On Saturday, July 22, 2006, Catalyst Ranch, a creative meeting and event space in Chicago’s West Loop, will launch the first ever NuptEquality Fashion Showcase to help benefit Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of civil rights for the LGBT community.
Known for its unique design, Catalyst Ranch provides a welcoming alternative venue for same-sex nuptial celebrations. Since launching the Wedding division in fall 2004, Catalyst Ranch has become known as the “hip-happening-simply-most-fun” space for parties, weddings and celebrations in the country.
The primary event for the evening, the fashion showcase, will offer the exquisite designs of Dame Couture and Elda de la Rosa who will unveil their original nuptial couture designed for same sex couples. With the emphasis on glamour and style, these designers will provide unique collections with vintage design components that lend themselves perfectly to the unique Catalyst Ranch environment.
The Ranch will partner with a number of creative vendors including chefs and premier caterers, planners, photographers, wineries, jewelers, stationers, patisserie vendors. The Kimpton Hotels, Burnham, Monaco and Allegro will be the featured hotel group.
Gay, the leading online boutique dedicated to providing resources for same-sex couples who seek to affirm their life-long partnerships, will be a featured key vendor offering its consultation services and its popular planning seminar, Gay Wedddings 101.
Details for the time and registration details for the planning seminar will be announced soon!
“We’ve been touched by the stories of some same-sex couples who’ve approached other venues here in the city for a nuptial celebration and had a negative experience,” says Bobbie Soeder, Explorer-Matchmaker (VP of Sales and Marketing for Catalyst Ranch). ”Though we hadn’t primarily target marketed to same-sex commitment ceremonies, they found us, and we’re proud to offer our venue as a welcoming, perfect environment for all celebrations,” says Soeder.
The 2006 NuptEquality Fashion Showcase will be held Saturday, July 22, 2006.
Catalyst Ranch
656 W. Randolph Street, 3W
Chicago, IL 60661
7:00-11:00 pm
Dressy/Cocktail attire, please.
Tickets are $30 each. Bring a friend or partner and each of your tickets will be only $25.
Food and Wine tastings provided.
Contact Catalyst Ranch for reservations at 312-207-1710.

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