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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!

2979 Big Texas Valley Rd NW, Rome, GA, USA

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.

27 Renoir Drive, Osterville, MA, USA

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).

FAQs

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.

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2205 N Shawnee Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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

911 Thousand Oaks Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, USA

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.

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11441 Allerton Park Drive, Las Vegas, NV, USA

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.

Equally Wed Pro LGBTQ+ Inclusive CertifiedAndrea Eppolito has dedicated her life to redefining what it means to celebrate life, luxury, and above all else…love, in the city of Las Vegas.

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.

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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.

 

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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!

1521 Bergen Street 408 Brooklyn, NY 11213

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: VogueMartha Stewart WeddingsBridesRefinery29Marie ClaireStyle Me Pretty100 Layer CakeRuffled and many more.

Chelsea, New York, NY, United States

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.”

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