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Jove Meyer & Inclusivity Education

This week we are chatting with Jove Meyer of Jove Meyer Events! Jove Meyer Events is a boutique wedding planning & design firm for couples who dare to be different, powered by partnerships with fellow small businesses. They prioritize working with the best in the industry, and collaborating with businesses owned & operated by women, people of color, & queer people. They specialize in creative, personalized weddings that are a reflection of each couple’s unique style, personality, & relationship. Jove believes in a relaxed approach when guiding the planning & design process, creating a fun & stress-free experience with as much champagne or tequila as possible.

Jove Meyer Events was born after Jove planned and designed his best friend’s wedding in the summer of 2008 & loved every minute of it. In the years since he has been named one of the Top Wedding Planners in the world by Harper’s Bazaar. The Knot has called him a Wedding Wizard & listed him as one of the top 100 wedding pros! Us Weekly has named him a wedding guru & Brides has listed him as a top planner in America. He has also won the Couples Choice Award from WeddingWire & BizBash has listed him as top 500 event pros in the country. Jove & his work has been featured in magazines and blogs worldwide: The New York Times, Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Refinery29, Marie Claire, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled & many more.

Jove Meyer is the host of the popular podcast Weddings-ish with Jove! He is the creator of the “Totes Getting Married” tote bag & the founder of the NYC Planners Dining Club – a group of wedding planners who gather to connect, dine & experience new vendors. Jove is also a regular event expert on The Rachael Ray Show! In addition to planning and designing, Jove speaks around the world to educate and inspire fellow event professionals.

Jove is a passionate advocate for marriage equality & inclusivity. He co-taught the first LGBT+ wedding webinar in partnership with The Knot and speaks about attracting and working with queer couples & running an inclusive company worldwide on stages including The Knot Workshops, Engage Summits, Destination Wedding Planners Congress, & many others. Jove is also the creator of the Ally Pledge, a pledge for inclusivity & diversity in the events industry which we happily signed on the day it was released! Jove hopes that the pledge will set the tone that as an industry we chose love, above hate!

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