Avid Bookshop welcomes hometown hero Kirsten Ott Palladino for her book Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding on Saturday, June 24, from 6:30 to 7:30pm at our Prince Ave. bookshop location. The event is free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Equally Wed brings author Kirsten Ott Palladino's expertise as the founder and editorial director of the world's leading online resource for LGBTQ wedding planning to the page. Palladino walks readers through every step of the notoriously costly and arduous planning process with wisdom and accessibility. From how to incorporate hot trends among LGBTQ couples to advice on how to incorporate children into a ceremony to more serious hurdles like dealing with homophobia among family members, Equally Wed has it all. The author importantly includes an accurate picture of wedding budgets for couples from all backgrounds, and shares her invaluable insider tips for making the most of each vendor; she also addresses fashion advice specific for LGBTQ readers, such as suiting up a transmasculine person or attending fittings as a butch lesbian or a transgender woman. And best of all, she does it with the celebratory, joyful approach that all couples deserve.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kirsten Palladino (Kirsten Ott before marriage) moved to Athens with her family in 1984 and enrolled in first grade at Barnett Shoals Elementary School. She also attended Hilsman Middle School and Cedar Shoals High School. She completed her senior year of high school at Madison County High School, where she graduated in 1996. She attended the University of Georgia majoring in English from 1999 to 2001. She moved to Atlanta for more journalism internship opportunities, and graduated with a bachelor's of art in English at Kennesaw State University in 2003.
Kirsten Ott Palladino is an award-winning editor and writer. She's the cofounder and editorial director of equallywed.com, the world's leading digital LGBTQ wedding magazine. She blogs about trauma recovery atforagedwellness.com. Palladino has been profiled on CNN and in the New York Times. Her work has appeared in Entrepreneur, Artnews Magazine, Art & Antiques, The Knot, Executive Traveler, the Huffington Post, and more. She was recognized as one of Glamour magazine's Hometown Heroes for 2015.