Raven-haired brides paired with Ken doll cutouts are no longer the visual norm for contemporary weddings. Indeed, the legalization of same-sex marriage has transformed modern marriage, but also the recognition of non-binary and gender-nonconforming couples. The change in visibility has been met by a growing demand for vendors and site owners who respect the diversity of the community. Fortunately, homosexuals are up to the occasion.
The marriage industry’s queering has meant a growing number of LGBTQ people represented, each more excited than the last to help people in relationships celebrate their intimate affairs with unyielding inclusiveness.
So say “yes” in style and keep it in the family with one of the following gay-owned businesses across the country:
Riley Glenn Photography | Austin, TX
Riley Glenn is a talented photographer who enjoys capturing the vulnerability, rejoicing and joy experienced on a big day. When taking a photo, the person taking photos of precious moments should be compassionate and ensure the subjects are comfortable, confident and relaxed. This is where Riley shines.
Amanda Summerlin Photography | Atlanta, Georgia
Amanda’s superpower is the ability to see the beauty of subjects as they are seen by their loved ones, which makes for exciting photographs. On a mission to photograph a wedding in every state, Amanda documents life’s special moments, putting couples at ease so they can feel free to be themselves and enjoy the bliss of the ceremonies.
Photography of the Rove coast | Seattle, WA
Alesha Brown of Rove Coast is an adventure-seeking photographer who focuses on understanding each couple’s story, including passions and trails. Brown is on a mission to make sure subjects feel supported.
Replogle Studios | Muncie, IN
Replogle Studios is a production company committed to revealing beautiful and truthful truths by creating photography that celebrates all genders, races, bodies, orientations, expressions and cultures. The founder, Rachel Replogle, is a graduate in video production and has a background in theater and film.
Modern Love Productions | Miami, Florida
Wife and wife team Osiris and Michele Harvey create elevated and artful videos that savor the joys of their wedding day. Between beautiful shots and thoughtful editing, clients have described their wedding images as “fun, intimate and brilliant.”
DJ / Entertainment / Music
DJ Keelez & Associates | Los Angelos, California
DJ Keelez is a woman-owned company consisting of DJ Keelez, DJ Danni, DJ AK and DJ Ash. The company specializes in high-energy features that get people dancing. In the realm of mood manifestation, the DJs at DJ Keelez customize musical selections to suit particular moods and aesthetics.
Cakes from Daniel Colonel | New York City
Daniel Colonel helps tell customer stories through big festive cakes. Colonel is inspired by flowers, places and the environment. The baker creates cakes adorned with unique elements and brought to life with personalized flavors.
Andrew Roby Events | washington d.c.
The owner of this eponymous boutique event management company, Andrew Roby Events, is a self-proclaimed event storyteller with a passion for romantic weddings and captivating events. Roby’s work has been seen on CNN, Fox and Wedding Wire.
A Monique affair | Oakland, California
Serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years, A Monique Affair owner Chanda (Eddens) Daniels helps inspire bold and powerful ideas that result in unique celebrations. Daniels specializes in luxury and is committed to delivering high fashion, high quality of living design experiences every time.
Rambling Rose Ranch | Austin, TX
Rambling Rose Ranch is the brainchild of artist and designer Morgan Daily Jackson. The venue is an inclusive space that invites customers to bring any vendor, no exceptions. The ranch has a mighty old oak tree, an outdoor arena, and expansive green spaces. Jackson specializes in transforming the outdoors into an extraordinary experience. Focusing on ambiance and atmosphere, they ensure that the couple have elegant and fun weddings.
John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering | Orlando Florida
John Michael Exquisite Weddings & Catering offers all-inclusive packages that leverage the owner’s skills as a planner and caterer. Food, staff, linens, beverage services, and setup are all part of the customizable experience enjoyed by spectators. The venue is environmentally conscious and the menus offer only fresh and tasty selections.
Bride’s Sweets | Miami, Florida
Christopher Plaza of The Bride Candy has been in the wedding industry for over a decade, creating timeless and romantic arrangements for couples. Plaza transitioned into floral design and event design after working as a wedding planner, creating inspired flower compilations.
EcoWilde Flower Co. | Forest Park, IL
EcoWilde is a sustainability-focused company owned and operated by lifelong nature lover and artist Emily Neumann. Neumann assembles iconic bridal bouquets, floral crowns, boutonnieres, bridesmaid boutiques, centerpieces, ceremony arches and more with excellent care. The wide range of designs enhance unique events.
Wildflowers | Seattle, WA
Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht is owner and creative director of Wild Bloom, a studio specializing in natural and enchanting arrangements. Griffith-VanderYacht’s rich eye design and floristic views have brought Wild Blossom to weddings around the world.
Makeup / Hairstyle
Jen More Color | Palm Desert, California
Jen Plus Color is a hair and makeup team that works its magic to bring out the inner beauty of whoever it serves. There is no single formula at Jen’s. Stylists collect personal stories from clients and use those stories to manifest tasteful and vibrant hair and makeup.
Simple + sensual | Brooklyn, New York
Sweet romantic hairstyles and natural makeup are Simple + Sultry’s specialties. Studio founder and artist Talia Margaret Leister creates looks that accentuate and enhance while being professional and dependable. All services are provided on site and performed with hygiene in mind.
Dresses / Outfit
Finch Kirrin | Brooklyn, New York
Kirrin Finch produces tailored, sharp looks that defy gender conformity. Garments are designed to be comfortable and confident, whether wearers wear the brand’s 100% Italian wool suits or casual button-ups.
Queera | Brooklyn, New York
Queera is not just a fashion item; it is a revolution that embraces and empowers. Curtis Cassell, founder and designer of Queera, creates energetic and intimate pieces for singular silhouettes.
HauteButch | Santa Rosa, California
HauteButch is a gender-neutral clothing line. Ethically made clothing is joyful, dignified and masculine-inspired. Tuxedo shirts, mixed media, waistcoats and signature suits are all on Haute Butch’s menu.
Limousines / Transportation
Kasper livery | washington d.c.
Donald B. Kasper is licensed and insured, offering point-to-point service through its luxury sedan service. Kasper’s Livery has been in operation for over 30 years.
Affordable City Car Company | Los Angeles, CA
Steven Baird, owner of Affordable Town Car Company, has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. Over the past decade, Baird has gone from driving a taxi to chartering customers in a Lincoln Town Car. Steven prides himself on his old fashioned customer service.
Invitations / Stationery
dash of pride | Tigard, OR
Jenna Szyluk founded Dash of Pride which celebrates inclusivity by crafting unique and exciting decors, invitations and favors that deviate from the norm. Their suite of items includes everything you need: save the dates, invitations, RSVP cards, virtual wedding guests, wedding t-shirts, engagement cards and more.
Gamos ring | Denver, CO
Gámos Ring designs lavish genderless rings that are visually appealing and distinctive. Personalized and personalized rings have optional engraving, and they are designed to meet the challenge of celebrating traditional and non-traditional couples and genders.
Automatic Gold | New York City automicgold.com
Automic Gold designs radical and wearable fine jewelry that is impressively reclaimed and recycled. The brand’s collection of wedding bands includes all sizes, is ethically made and is customizable. Styles include hammered, mirror, matte, shimmer, rainbow, and more.
Allen’s Whispered Wishes | Palm Springs, California
Allen’s Whispered Vows owner, Allen Bencomo, is a professional master celebrant who officiates personalized ceremonies. Couples have the opportunity to incorporate family traditions and rituals.
Reverend Running | Fort Wayne, TX
The current Reverend, Reverend Melissa Ashmore, is a wedding officiant, pastor and ordained Christian minister. Good Reverend has 20 years of experience and is LBBTQ-affirming.
Waning Moon Weddings by LaToya | New Orleans, LA
LaToya Papillion-Herr of Waning Moon is a top wedding celebrant who has married hundreds of couples since holding her first ceremony in 2015. Papillion-Herr focuses on injecting authenticity, fun and love in every sacred ceremony.
Casual Occasions by Carlton | Atlanta, Georgia
Boutique catering service, creating memorable moments by designing mouth-watering menus that capture the couples personal style. The Carlton team promises impeccable service and contemporary elegance.