About One Love
Known as more of a fancy planning party than a standard wedding show, One Love provides a fun and fabulous way for couples to organize their big day and plan their life together. One Love Wedding Showcase was launched in 2012 in Seattle, Washington, with a goal of celebrating love for all. The event offers couples a friendly, warm-hearted and open environment to find new trends and fresh ideas, get their questions answered, and trust that they will be treated with respect and professionalism during this exciting time. The monumental event embraces same-sex couples and highlights every detail of a wedding, including beautiful wedding décor, fun trends and traditions, and exquisite products and services. Today four successful showcases have been completed, with more than 175 experts and sponsors attending the show, representing over 25 life categories. Couples have found help with every aspect of creating a life together – from planning a wedding, to legal and financial support, real estate expertise, and much more.
“It is important for couples to feel equally celebrated and respected while they make their plans to spend their lives together,” said founder and producer Jenny Harding, owner of New Chapter Weddings. “The vendors in this showcase are hand-selected based on involvement in the community, price range, and unique style.”
Thousands of couples have benefitted from not only the showcase, but from the rich content on the One Love social media pages – visit their Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest sites for inspiration! The showcase has been warmly embraced by the Pacific Northwest and beyond and has been covered by both local and national media.
Last year One Love welcomed more than 1,000 attendees and featured more than 100 award-winning, northwest wedding experts. One Love 2016 also boasted an interactive Style Lounge, signature cocktails, multiple tastings, excellent giveaways and other treats. Over the years guests have witnessed two surprise wedding proposals and a 50-person flash mob celebrating LOVE.
The 2017 Showcase will take place on Sunday, February 19, at the Fremont Foundry.
“My partner and I were blown away by the One Love Wedding Showcase. We were able to connect with florists, bakeries, and DJs that we know support us, and now we are even more excited for our wedding next year.”
Alex Davis, March 2015
Save the Date! The 2018 Showcase will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Venue information and event details will be posted as we get closer to the event.
The 2017 Showcase took place Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Fremont Foundry Events. One Love is the premier West Coast wedding showcase that celebrates ALL couples in love. What’s better than an afternoon party to plan your wedding with the best and brightest in the industry?! Grab a cocktail and make the rounds meeting the most elite and talented Northwest experts, venues, caterers and more. This one of a kind event fosters a friendly and fun environment for partners to get questions answered, and be inspired. Couples can trust they will be treated with respect and professionalism during this exciting time. The 2017 showcase was another exceptional event, featuring businesses that provided couples with quality goods and services for every aspect of planning a life together. Guests experienced the famous interactive style lounge, exciting giveaways, multiple tastings, swag bags for everyone, and as always, a few fun surprises.
“I love doing the One Love Wedding Showcase! My business celebrates love for everyone, and we have a great time planning beautiful weddings with all couples. We’ve had such a great response from attendees.”
Samantha Lawrence, owner of Chromatique Salon, One Love Expert 2014-2016
Shellie Hart joined us to emcee the 2017 Showcase!
Shellie Hart is a long-time and Seattle’s leading Midday Radio Air-Personality and is widely known in the Northwest. She’s also known for her work as the On-Court Entertainment Emcee for Seattle’s 2X WNBA Championship Team the SEATTLE STORM. In 2016, Shellie was crowned ALCYONE The Queen of Seafair.
A Seattle native who takes pride in audience engagement and lends her services to several local community centers, charity events, galas and auctions.
Some charities that Shellie supports include: LLS ‘Man & Woman of the Year’ (NW Chapter Leukemia & Lymphoma Society), PAWS, NW Hope & Healing, Powerful Schools and Walk With Friendship. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital where she’s a weekly participant in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually.
More recently, she produced the up-coming short documentary, ‘Chad’s Legacy: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness‘ for the Chad’s Legacy Project.
“Being a sponsor for the One Love wedding show was so much more than just meeting wedding couples. The show is an ideal combination of sophistication and edge. The client demographic was right up our alley – fun, engaging, and excited to have a wedding that is tailored to them. These couples are looking to bring their “Fun Game” hard, and we just love them! Working with the One Love team is a great experience; they make everything seamless!”
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, One Love Sponsor 2014-2015