You’ll never have to ask if you belong, because with A Monique Affair, weddings belong to everyone! A Monique Affair has been making a statement at weddings since 1999. Serving the greater San Francisco bay area, including the Napa Wine Country. A Monique Affair combines industry skill with imagination to bring to life the most daring design ideas. Chanda (Eddens) Daniels, creative director and founder of the company, brings over 20 years of planning and design experience. Her passion for events provides her service with a strong element of professionalism. A Monique Affair has offered specialized services catering to the LGBTQ community since starting out in 1999. Being a member of the community herself, Chanda understands firsthand the needs of this unique niche market. A Monique Affair strives to deliver a good experience on all levels, taking into account your creative partners (vendors), your guests and most importantly, you.
There is a magic that happens on a wedding day. Everyone is more beautiful, colors are brighter, smiles are bigger. It is one of my greatest pleasures in life to be able to capture a couple’s wedding and keep their memories alive.
I’m so happy to be a part of and be able to serve the LGBTQ+ community. Love is Love is Love.
Events by GS is a wedding planning company operating out of San Francisco, California. Owner Luciana Guerrero-Shibatsuji is an experienced event coordinator who specializes in planning LGBT+ celebrations of all shapes and sizes across the globe. With a client-focused approach and meticulous attention to detail, she tailors every wedding to match the unique vision of every client she works with.
Events by GS is available to plan weddings throughout the US and beyond. Luciana has learned that every celebration is one of a kind, and she will tailor her services to fit your distinct needs, desires, and budget. Whether you require full planning or just assistance with any last-minute issues, she will put every detail in place for an unforgettable experience. Her services include:
- Full planning
- Partial planning
- Day-of coordination
- Event design
- To-do lists
- Guestlist creation
Love Does Not Discriminate & neither do we!
A Dream To Remember is an event design and party planning company. We create stunning weddings, formal events, and floral design. We provide over the top events that are breathtaking! Our clients love how we provide them with a luxurious experience and have a keen eye to details that will leave you and your guest with a jaw-dropping experience!
We specialize in weddings, formal event design and décor, and corporate events. We are a proud supporter of Marriage Equality and plan weddings for all couples.
We service the Greater Houston area but are available to travel.
What has made our events magical over the last 10 years, is our ability to listen to you and create an experience based on your personality and style. Events and weddings will always be about you. We give you the meticulous attention to detail you deserve. You don’t compete for our attention, but we certainly compete with vendors and venues to ensure you get the absolute best. It’s a no stress type of relationship.
Whether it’s a conference, a LGBTQ+ wedding or a charitable fundraiser, we pride ourselves on building experiences that are surrounded by the love we have for you. We believe that you are our family and we want to give you the royal treatment with custom made services to fit your needs.
We are a boutique event management company which means we limit the amount of clients we take on each year to eliminate being overburden and decreasing our quality of service to you. What does this mean? We produce no more than two weddings each month and no more than 6 corporate or social events each month. This ensures you have quality service and adequate attention to your events. There is never anything more important to us than your event or wedding! Each of our previous clients can tell you how much they appreciate this style of service.
Twisted Aisle Weddings is a team of kickass documentary wedding photographers who capture all the raw emotions, ‘imperfect’ moments, sideways glances, belly laughs, and quiet moments that make up a wedding day, tell the story of your relationships and the life you’ve built together.
Our approach is fun, colorful, informal and, we’ll be honest, a little silly too. Our team documents everything with an eye for the raw, weird, sweet, humorous, honest moments but also keeps on the lookout for the opportunity to make some really beautiful images happen without spending a bunch of time away from your guests.
So if you like the idea of candid moments over posed ones, having a little guidance when you’re feeling super awkward in front of the camera, and a team who’s actually invested in you and your community, go check out our website for more information (and photos!)
LGBTQ+ owned, a little bit punk rock, a little bit nerdy, 100% committed to social justice.
All Bodies. All Genders. All Loves.
Wedding and Celebration Planning for Everyone!
We plan spectacular, personal, memorable, unique, intimate, joyful, fabulous weddings and events, and we’d love to plan yours. Our goal is to make sure you have everything you need so that you can feel like honored guests at your own wedding. We work primarily with LGBTQ+ couples, and we’re here to give you the best day ever!
Hi! I’m Maddie, a queer storyteller in love with the real, raw, honest and messy. I’m a Portland, Oregon based weddings and lifestyle photographer striving to photograph your day exactly as it felt. I have a documentary approach with a fine art feel, and I’ve been photographing people in love for eight years now. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself, inclusion, equity and justice are at the center of my business. All people and bodies are welcome, and all love is worth documenting.
Because so many of the weddings and elopements I work with are nontraditional, I create a custom package for everyone I work with. That said, I love a big traditional wedding just as much as an intimate backyard wedding or city hall elopement. The easiest way to get started is to shoot me a message! We’ll talk about your budget, your hopes and dreams and what you’re most excited for, and I’ll share some more of my work with you and answer any questions you might have.
While I’m based in the Pacific Northwest, I love to travel — so don’t hesitate to reach out regardless of your location!
Lead Planner Ambyr D’Amato (she/her) specializes in LGBTQ+, multicultural, and multi relationship weddings and has a knack for bringing delight and ease into the wedding planning experience. Weddings by Ambyr offers an intentional approach to wedding planning, creating meaningful and connected time together not only on the big day, but every step along the way. Your values, pronouns, and chosen family are respected here!
Alternative Wedding Planning For Independent, Feminist & LGBTQ+ People
SEATTLE, ST. LOUIS, AND BEYOND
Hi, I’m Cindy, your queer feminist wedding planner. I help independent, feminist, and LGBTQ+ couples like you plan meaningful weddings without losing your sanity or blowing your budget. I’m based in Seattle (my new town) and St. Louis (my hometown) – but I love to travel so much that it’s included for the entire continental US in all of my packages!
I offer a wide range of wedding planning services from wedding planning subscriptions for DIY-ers to my signature wedding management package to full-service, start-to-finish wedding planning and design, plus a la carte options you can mix and match. If you want to plan with me, I’ve got something that will fit your needs and your budget. And with modern technology, I’m a mostly virtual wedding planner – so we can work together no matter where you (or your wedding) are located.
If you are looking for a wedding planner who gets you, who supports whatever your wedding vision is, and who uses your pronouns correctly – that’s me. So shoot me an email, let’s chat and see if we like each other, and then let’s get planning a wedding day that truly reflects the two of you!
Full service LGBTQ+ planner located in North Georgia. Specializing in destination and Vacation style weddings. Owner of The Farm Rome Ga venue, The Tillman Hangar Venue, & The Sweet Bar Bakery.
Photobooths, Rentals and More!
Dazzle your guests with the details. From lavish to cozy or themed to classic, Chain of Events Rentals has the something extra that will make your wedding a once in a lifetime experience. Specializing in handmade and custom items as well as interactive photo booths , a Chain of Events’ rental gives your special day something unique without any hassle on your end. Most importantly, you can have it all without breaking the budget. We are here to help our couples navigate the wedding process from beginning to end with our rentals, coordination packages, and customization options! We know every couple has a different vision for their event, so let us take the time to get to know you to make sure your day is as perfect as you deserve it to be!
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Built on the fundamental belief that passion is contagious, Mia Valenzuela, owner of Mia’s Martini, has developed a love for service and for people that is recognizably unique. Our team shares in this passion; not only offering a set of skills behind the bar, but a love for human connection and a commitment to creating an exceptional experience for people no matter the task, setting, or event.
We also know all the fuss these days about being a true mixologist, but it doesn’t take a refined palate to identify a good cocktail. We know pre-made margaritas get the job done, but who wants to choke down a drink when you can sip on a masterpiece?! In other words, we like hand-crafted cocktails, freshly muddled fruits, veggies, and spices, and good quality liquor and liqueurs. We know how to make a note-worthy cocktail, but most importantly we want to curate a bar selection that has YOU written all over it. We won’t limit you to the standard selections, we will take your hand and woo your palate by guiding you through choosing or creating cocktails that fit YOUR likes, preferences, and budget!
epic love demands epic stationery
If you’re the detail-obsessed other half of a loving couple or a party host with #pinterestgoals, then friend, we may just be a match made in wedding-planning heaven. As your stationery concierge, I’m here to guide you through more than what fonts and colors to choose. I’m here to guide you through your event-visioning process with ease, essential stationery lingo, and nothing but good vibes.
’ll dream side-by-side with you and your soulmate to create a personalized invitation design that has your one-of-a-kind love story and vision written all over it. And because I know it’s stressful trying to keep track of all the wedding things, my full-service boutique offers done-for-you printing, assembling, addressing and mailing.
NO STRESS. JUST HELL YASSSS.
HEY! I’m Liv Lyszyk (pronounced LY-zick, blame it on my Polish and Ukrainian roots) and I am a 20-something wedding and portrait photographer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Most days you can find me watching The Office on Netflix for the millionth time, wearing floral leggings (I don’t do zippers), and eating too much sushi. I spend my time fighting for equity in the interest of all marginalized groups. I am always looking for my next travel adventure whether that be to a new town on lake Michigan, or half way around the world, I want to see it all.
My photography style is moody, romantic, and genuine. I’m not going to make you look like you are at 80’s prom, because if you are like me, you really want to see those authentic moments. The ones where grandpa Jim is tearing up watching you dance, or where your child sneaks a kiss on your head. I am not a traditional photographer in that I know one size doesn’t fit all couples. I get so excited when couples decide to go against the grain and unapologetically do what they want. Whatever it may be, I want it to be uniquely yours.
Liv Lyszyk Photography is a proud queer female-owned business!
You’re getting married! Congratulations! I’m a queer wedding photographer based on Cape Cod and I would be thrilled to work with you! I have over a decade of award-winning experience as a professional photojournalist and I have been in business as Salty Broad Studios for two years. As a member of the LGBT community, I understand how exciting and comforting it is to work with vendors who are “part of the family.” Not only will you be supporting a business certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, but you will feel at ease knowing that you are working with an experienced professional that will deliver the highest quality pictures and customer service.
With Salty Broad Studios you will get creative, moment-driven pictures that tell your wedding day story. Leading up to the wedding, I deliver superior communication. I answer emails, texts and phone calls as soon as I receive them. On your wedding day, you will receive friendly, down-to-earth service! I strongly believe that your photo session should be fun! We should be laughing and enjoying the day! After the wedding, you will receive a sneak peek right away so you can share your joy with your friends and family and your complete final edit will be delivered within 30 days.
So, let’s chat! I love hearing about how my couples met! My wife and I met at Girls Pint Out, a ladies beer club, and had our first kiss on Cinco de Mayo, which is now our wedding anniversary. (yes, we had a Cinco de Mayo wedding).
How long have you been shooting weddings?
I have been working as a photojournalist since 2005 and I started shooting weddings in 2007.
How would you describe your style?
As a photojournalist, my emphasis is on capturing candid moments and making you feel comfortable. My goal is to capture pictures that reflect who you are as a couple. As part of my photojournalistic approach, I also believe that portraits and family formals should be an integral part of your collection. I urge my clients to set aside time on their wedding day for family formals and a private portrait session after the ceremony. Ultimately, how you spend your time on your wedding day is entirely up to you but investing in quality photography will provide lasting, tangible memories for your entire lives.
How many photos will I receive? How do you edit your photos? What’s the turnaround?
Generally, most couples receive over 600 edited images from their wedding day but it depends on how many hours you book. I pledge to digitally deliver those images to you 1 month after your wedding date. With your permission, I often post a sneak peek gallery on the Salty Broad Instagram page. I edit the best photos and weed out redundancies. You deserve to have only the best! I also believe in clean post-production practices. I am not going to disguise your natural beauty with trendy filters.
Do you ever use an assistant or second shooter?
I usually work alone, but it depends on the wedding. If there are many locations and hundreds of guests, I will likely bring on a second shooter.
Do you cover weddings off-Cape?
Yes, I book weddings any where in New England and beyond. If travel beyond a 60-mile radius is necessary, a travel fee will be assessed. If your wedding requires an overnight stay, the cost of the accommodations will be added to the package price.
If you are planning a destination wedding, count me in! I love to travel will and would be happy to be part of the festivities. For pricing info, check out my premium packages (Chapoquoit, Dowses and Race Point). Travel and overnight stays can be included in the package price in place of second shooter and/or an engagement shoot. Let’s talk to make sure the package price point works for your occasion!
What if it rains?
I am prepared for anything and everything. I always travel with a portable strobe kit and several flash units. If the weather brings us indoors, I have plenty of lighting devices to make you and your guests look great.
What kind of cameras do you use?
I use professional level Nikon camera equipment with a wide variety of lenses and lighting.
Who does your printing?
I use White House Custom Colour, a premier photo finishing lab trusted by industry professionals around the world. I highly recommend ordering printed products through my site for the sake of investing in quality and posterity. I keep my print prices reasonable because I am passionate about excellent presentation and accessibility.
What do you require for booking?
The signing of a contract and a 35% deposit.
I’m a travel photographer based out of Oklahoma but willing to travel to you to tell your story (anywhere, really). I’m a trained classical musician and music educator but picked up a camera in the early 2000’s (olde) and started with plants, flowers, and landscapes. I’ve since started snapping love stories and creative portraits.
A LITTLE ABOUT MY PERSONALITY….
I’m an adventurer // I’m a daydreamer // I love puns
I’m an optimist // I’m a coffee lover
I wear bow ties // I’m an animal lover // I LOVE to travel
I don’t sit still // I snort when I laugh // I love to meet new people
A LITTLE ABOUT MY LIFE….
I’m married to my best friend, Austin. He keeps me centered and grounded, mostly. I would love to help people who identify as LGBTQ+ to celebrate their love story authentically.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IN SESSIONS…
symmetry // pops of bold colors // minimalism // authenticity // unposed moments // laughter // adventures // food // pets // intimacy // belly laughs // jokes
You’re in love.
And you’re looking for a wedding photographer who just GETS you.
Hi, I’m Jessica Hunt, and I’m so happy to tell you you’ve come to the right place.
You’re not looking for generic wedding photos. You want breathtaking images that truly represent you, your partner, and your unique love story.
After photographing weddings for 8 years, I can tell you that the secret to genuine, gorgeous wedding photography is building a great relationship between you and your wedding photographer long before you say “I do.”
That’s what I’m passionate about. I’ll make sure we’re totally comfortable together before the big day so you can be who you truly are in front of my lens and receive photos that represent the real you.
I picked up my first camera at 16 years old and quickly fell in love with being behind the camera and capturing the moments of those I loved the most. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography from Columbia College in 2014. In 2015 I started my business, Jessica Hunt Photography, with just a dream and a used Canon camera
Today, I serve a wide array of couples throughout the Southeast and all over the world during one of the most significant experiences of their life: their wedding day. I am deeply passionate about helping lovers connect on a deeper level with each other and creating imagery that highlights the diversity of every love story, no matter who or how they love.
To me this job and industry is so much more than just pretty things, lovely rings, blush roses and navy suits. It’s about humans, the human experience, and how we all share in it. Being a wedding photographer is a passion and calling to create beautiful images while enhancing the lives of those I photograph and the lives of those who see my photographs.
Sound like your kind of wedding photographer? Reach out and let’s chat about your love story!
Hello, my name is Amanda and I make neat pictures of nice people. I’m a super-gay Atlanta-based adventure and lifestyle wedding photographer who loves to travel, and I won’t charge you any travel fees if you’re getting married in the continental US. That’s right, I travel for free. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer who will tell your story and celebrate your relationships in whatever awesome, non-traditional, beautiful and/or badass way you want, head over to my website and send me an email so we can start getting to know each other.
Kristie Smith is a world-class harpist who specializes in playing live music for wedding ceremonies in Las Vegas. Her elegant harp playing is a memory that wedding couples and their guests will always treasure. Kristie is thrilled and honored to make beautiful harp music at one of the most special occasions of people’s lives.
LGBTQ+ and Feminist Wedding Photographer
Since falling in love with the wedding industry and the couples I’m able to serve, I’ve noticed a big shift in experience for my LGBTQ+ clients and a number of couples who are ready to take the gendered and patriarchal nonsense out of their big day. As a queer, fat and tattooed photog, I know how the industry experience differs for many people and I want to be part of the inclusivity and love that weddings are all about.
I’m all about validation, treating people right, and making sure you walk away from your wedding with no detail left behind. Memories are often all we’re left with, and being able to preserve yours is important to me.
Born on Long Island, Andrea spent her teenage years moving between New York and Los Angeles. She relocated to Las Vegas in 1994, where she attended UNLV and earned a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality. After working with resorts, restaurants, and nightlife venues throughout the city, Andrea opened her wedding planning and event design business in 2011.
Andrea is renowned for bending the universe to her will (so to speak) and, in doing so, creating events that are both timely and timeless. She believes in lush, romantic details and offers an over the top interpretation of a client’s world view. As such, Andrea is sought after by couples and corporation from around the globe who care deeply about production, transformation, and the art of story telling.
Andrea’s first book, which showcases the beautiful weddings she has produced in Las Vegas, will be released in the fall of 2019. The book is a love letter to her city, and cements Las Vegas as a legitimate choice for couples planning opulent destination weddings.
Andrea is the founder of Wedding Editorialist. Based on the belief that every love story deserves to be told, Andrea and her team help couples and companies create custom magazines and advertorial marketing pieces.
Andrea travels the globe as a keynote speaker, encouraging businesses to tell better stories, operate with an intentional compass, and attract their ideal clientele. Her weekly podcast allows her discuss the struggles and successes of our industry, while her consulting and mentoring business focuses on developing sales and marketing strategies.
Called “vibrant, chic, and impeccably organized”, Andrea is a voracious reader who devours business books, biographies, true crime, and romance novels. She loves doing anything with her husband, cooking at home for their kids, and traveling as a family.
Luxury Wedding Planner and Event Designer Andrea Eppolito is LGBTQ+ Inclusive Certified.
Hey!! I’m Sydney and I own Sydney Marie Photography based out of the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
As a wedding photographer I’m all about creating a custom experience just for you and your fiance! I am here to help you from the moment you contact me, all the way up to the day I deliver your photos. I’ll be there with you throughout the whole day; crying during your ceremony and dancing on the dance floor with you throughout the night, all while capturing every moment. From photography/planning questions, recommendations, lighting, posing and more, I got you and I am here to give your the piece of mind that you’re in good hands.
I know when to be a fly on the wall and let things happen naturally but also when to keep things running smoothly by giving you direction. From the moment we start talking, I will be completely transparent and real with you. You’re getting the cat obsessed, craft beer loving Whovian that I am but you’re also getting the professional and confident photographer that your family will love. I know exactly what it takes to document all the moments of your day and I always give 120% to make it happen.
Check out my website to learn more and reach out today!
Jove Meyer Events is a full service wedding planning and design company that specializes in creating personalized weddings that are a reflection of each couples unique style, personality and relationship. Jove and his team believe in a relaxed approach when guiding couples through the planning and design process, creating a fun and stress-free experience. Jove Meyer Events is known for collaborating with some of the best vendors around to create fresh, beautiful and one of a kind weddings!
Jove is a passionate advocate for marriage equality. He co-taught the first LGBT wedding webinar in partnership with The Knot and has spoken about the truths of same-sex wedding planning at The Knot Workshops throughout the country. Being a proud gay man Jove understands the complexities and sensitivities of wedding planning with same-sex couples.
Jove Meyer Events was born after Jove planned and designed his best friend’s wedding in the summer of 2008 and loved every minute of it. In the years since, The Knot has called him a Wedding Wizard and listed him as one of the top 100 wedding pros! He has also won the Couples Choice Award from WeddingWire year after year. Jove’s work has been featured in magazines and blogs worldwide: Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Refinery29, Marie Claire, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled and many more.
Cocktail Caterers specializes in Cocktail Parties, Extended Cocktail Parties, Stations, Small Plates and Beautiful Tablescape Buffets.
We create menus tailored to reflect your personal taste and style which are influenced by our travels from around the World.
We use hand-picked local products, both prepared and served by a friendly and professional staff.
Our goal is to impress you and your guests so we continue to build and ongoing successful relationship.
Cocktail Caterers is a LGBT-Certified Business.
ABOUT THE CHEF
Kurt Kretzschmar enjoys creating dishes like the ones he grew up eating. Foods made from the best and freshest ingredients available. Growing up surrounded by immigrants really instilled the importance of cooking with passion. It didn’t matter if it was Christmas dinner or a Sunday dinner. All of the meals felt special and he learned that the food didn’t have to be fancy or have 20 components; it just had to be made with great ingredients and love.
Always having a love of food, Kurt enrolled in Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he honed his skills and learned the disciplines of the Culinary Arts and Food Service Management.
After graduating he worked on Long Island at a prestigious country club where he developed his catering creativity by making elaborate table displays, elegant hors d’oeuvres and beautiful platters. After leaving the country club he headed to Europe to travel and experience foods from all over Europe.
“One of the most influential moments in my culinary life was an experience I had while staying with family friends in San Mango, Italy. My friend’s Aunt was making dinner for about 20 guests and I was watching her make a Putenesca Sauce and handmade Pappardelle. Almost every ingredient in the sauce came from their land.It was the most intense, wonderful flavors I had ever experienced. To this day it is like the Holy Grail of fresh flavors that I chase daily.”
Because of his experiences in Europe, especially in San Mango, Kurt realized the importance of buying local, fresh ingredients. “At Cocktail Caterers we believe in supporting local businesses and purchasing locally grown and raised products. We tailor all of our menus based on our client’s tastes and style and then combine them with local, seasonal ingredient and add an International flavor based on our travels and experiences”.
Cocktail Caterers was opened in 2007 by Kurt and his partner Michael Watts. They bring the best of both worlds to ensure their clients equally enjoy the “front of house” and “back of house” experiences. Their goal is to create a customized menu, attentive staffing and a personalized attention to detail. Their biggest compliment is hearing that their clients “taste passion” and feel the comfort of having “friends taking care of the food and logistics.”