When the Blue Ridge Pride Center asked Oh, Henry Events to assist with the first LGBT Wedding Expo in WNC, we jumped at the opportunity. Building and organizing conferences is a passion because we love managing large scale event logistics. After a few planning meetings the concept came to life. We decided that the event could be more than just an average expo and the Three Pillars of Impact concept was born. We set out to entertain, educate, and build community. It was an honor to create a safe space in the community for LGBT friendly vendors and couples to get the information they need to help them plan their dream wedding.
After a day of speakers and presentations, vendor exhibitions, and real wedding between Erin + Mary, The Paper Crowns entertained a packed ballroom at the DoubleTree Asheville.
The event gathered a bit of press, also. The Expo was a chance to celebrate how far we've come. Legislation like HB2 reminds us there is still work to do to ensure we can all equally celebrate love.