While we're not convinced gay weddings and straight weddings are all that different (is the cake gay too? what about the flowers?) we're happy to hear that Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has made available the 1848 Borough Hall for the LGBT Wedding Expo, presented by the Brooklyn Community Pride Center.
The expo will include over 75 vendors, including caterers, hoteliers, florists, DJs, venue managers, representatives from dress and tuxedo shops, and LGBT-friendly lawyers (so you can make sure that pre-nup is wrapped up tight). There will be a fashion show and plenty of food and drink. Markowitz, who is offering the Borough Hall gratis (it would normally cost $10,000 for the day) announced that he is "thrilled that Brooklyn... will be holding the first ever major expo of its kind in New York City." This sounds like a win-win-win situation to us - vendors can meet prospective clients, engaged couples get to shop around, and Brooklyn gets some great publicity. Admission is to the event is free, and the $300 each vendor pays for a spot benefits a capital campaign to purchase a brownstone for the Brooklyn Community Pride Center.
The event runs from 10am to 6pm this Sunday, January 15. If you're in the area and planning a wedding (or just want to sample lots of cake) be sure to stop by.