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Equal opportunities in tax and estate planning may provide an easier path for same-sex couples to plan for their financial future. But like many couples, first they need to solidify their understanding of the tax and estate planning landscape. more

Jun 14, 2017 10:35 AM Inform

Marriage Myth

Unite Virginia, LLC

According to the American Psychological Association, 90% of people marry by the age of 50, but 40-50% of marriages end in divorce. We’ve all heard these statistics, and same-sex couples aren’t immune to them, but somehow they have become normalized. more

Sep 9, 2016 9:15 AM Wedding

In a landmark decision, Colombia’s Constitutional Court has approved a bill that now allows same-sex couples to marry. The 6-3 ruling now makes Colombia the 20th country in the world to pass marriage equality. more

Apr 30, 2016 10:00 AM Blog

Cameron was just beginning to transition from female to male when Melanie met him. Though she spent her whole life dating cisgender men, Melanie began to feel a strong attraction towards Cameron. more

Apr 15, 2016 9:00 AM Wedding

As the week winds down, things are heating up in the capital of the Commonwealth. Not only is the weather getting warmer, but the city is gearing up for what is sure to be a gay old time this weekend with VA's first statewide LGBTQ wedding show! more

Apr 14, 2016 11:45 PM Blog

Same-sex marriages may be legalized, but there are many significant barriers to same-sex couples in the wedding industry. more

Apr 12, 2016 1:00 PM Connect

Wedding ceremonies can be fairly complex with lots of things happening seemingly all at once! To clear up some of the confusion, we've put together this basic timeline of events that outlines what happens & when during the typical wedding ceremony. more

Apr 11, 2016 9:20 AM Wedding

On February, 28th Freddie's Beach Bar hosted its first gay wedding! Jay Seligman and Jeff Davie tied the knot at their favorite LGBTQ establishment in front of friends, family and the community. Unite Virginia had a front row seat to the celebration! more

Mar 16, 2016 12:25 PM Wedding

To help you prepare for your big day, we've put together a must-have checklist of things to consider before you approach the alter. While this list is not exhaustive, it's a good blueprint as you begin to plan for your wedding. more

Mar 15, 2016 3:55 PM Wedding

Dustin & Eric

Tara Lilly Photography & Design | bridebook

Facebook helped bring Dustin and Eric together. Dustin even proposed to Eric by posting on his Facebook wall. Then, the couple had Roanoke's first traditional "non-traditional" wedding complete with mainstream vendors and "groomsmaids!" more

Mar 14, 2016 1:20 PM Wedding

So, you want something a little more personal than “‘til death do us part?” More and more couples are writing their own vows to replace traditional vows. No one expects you to write like Shakespeare, but you still want your words to be sincere. more

Mar 12, 2016 5:15 PM Wedding

Tony London & Tim Bostic

Tony London & Tim Bostic

My name is Tim Bostic, and I along with my husband Tony London were plaintiffs in the Virginia marriage equality case. Our fight for marriage equality started for a very simply reason. We love each other and wanted to get married like everyone else. more

Mar 12, 2016 9:10 AM Wedding

Scott and Tony Kiss

Scott Demharter & Tony Lewis

Our love story is unconventional and improbable. One minute, Tony was asking me to dance at a Richmond nightclub. The next, he was arriving to meet me at the alter by boat in his navy uniform in Norfolk. Then, the Supreme Court legitimized our love! more

Mar 11, 2016 4:55 PM Wedding

Sheena and Lissa

Richmond Weddings

Lissa and Sheena's Richmond wedding is like something out of a storybook. From a proposal under the Northern Lights to a gorgeous wedding at the Edgar Allen Poe Museum. Now, almost five years later, they are still learning from each other every day. more

Mar 10, 2016 4:40 PM Wedding

Once you have been invited to someone’s wedding, there are some basic etiquette rules that you should follow as a good friend and guest of the hosts. Here are some tips to avoid some of the biggest wedding etiquette faux pas. more

Mar 4, 2016 12:00 AM Wedding

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    Supreme Court decision celebration

    A crowd celebrates the Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision

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