Kirsten Palladino is a world-renowned expert in the field of LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

Kirsten Palladino

Kirsten Palladino (she/her) is an award-winning wedding and hospitality consultant, editor, writer, speaker and DEI educator, as well as the author of the first gender-neutral wedding planning book for LGBTQ+ couples, EQUALLY WED​: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PLANNING YOUR LGBTQ+ WEDDING ​(Seal Press). She’s the co-founder and editorial director of Equally Wed, the world’s leading digital LGBTQ+ wedding magazine, as well as the creator of Equally Wed Pro’s LGBTQ+ weddings certification course. Palladino has been profiled on CNN, NPR and Forbes and in The New York Times.

Her work has appeared in Washington Post, Entrepreneur magazine, ARTNews magazine, Art & Antiques magazine, The Knot, Executive Traveler magazine, Huffington Post, and more. She was recognized as one of Glamour magazine's Hometown Heroes for 2015, and is one of the elite few WeddingPro Educators for The Knot Worldwide. She serves as the DEI director for WIPA — Atlanta and as an advisor to the Fellowship for Change, an initiative by WeddingPro to support wedding professionals from historically unrepresented backgrounds.

Palladino is a sought-after speaker, having shared her expertise on stages from Engage! Luxury Wedding Summits, Professional Photographers of America's Imaging USA conference, LGBTQ+ Wedding Council, the Bridal Masterclass, Toss the Bouquet and WIPA to NACE, Catersource, Rising Tide’s Tuesdays Together to the Booked Summit, Wedding Summit Series, Aisle Planner’s Aisle Academy, the White Dress Society Retreat, and many corporate workshops and training sessions.

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