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Tasteful Cakes, Los Angeles – Featured Gay Wedding Vendor

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Tasteful Cakes

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding:

When my parents, Theresa and Cornelio Escobedo, and I created Tasteful Cakes, we had many hopes in mind, but all boiled down to one idea: to take care of our family, and friends, in the long term. Our needs, and thus goals, then, are no different now: to live free, to be happy in the lives we create, to be acknowledged and seen for ourselves, and to be loved. As a gay man, I am acutely aware of how eminent these needs are and how difficult it can be to really feel them. We opened with this idea and the journey continues to be dedicated to this effort.

The way that we produce and sell our cakes and pastries follows along the same: our customers are just like us, human beings, working hard to thrive in the same world. We have worked hard to become the name in high-end desserts in Southern California and hope that this adds to the level of value our clients receive in the products.

What has changed as we have grown is that idea of taking care of our own has expanded to include our larger communities. When we first opened the doors, we had a lot of support from our closest connections, we described the feeling as it “takes a village” to raise a bakery! And that is true every single day! It takes a lot of love, support, and hard work to keep a business alive! And this village just keeps getting bigger! Thus we make it our goal to give back as much as we can pay that effort forward and make the world a little sweeter! We have made a special point to focus much of this giving on the LGBT Community, as ours is a community in need of much love and kindness from anyone who can see us as more than just rainbow wallets!

We want to create a world where we don’t settle for tolerance but see celebration of each other! We intend to see that happen one interaction, one wedding, at a time! Your wedding is a very important part of making things better for all of us! Your joy, happiness, commitment, and love are the reason for all of this work! We want your experience of planning your special day to be as wonderful as possible! To that end, we will make sure that you have a great time tasting and creating your wedding cake!

Our promise is amazing looking, however elegant or extravagant, and amazing tasting, regardless the combination of flavors! Everything we do is custom and our goal is offer our clients the best experience and most spectacular product possible, period. We deliver almost anywhere, and for the experience, we are worth the drive to taste and enjoy! Whether you get your cake from Tasteful Cakes, or another source, I sincerely hope that you have a beautiful and exciting time planning and enjoying your very special day!

Eddie Surman, Owner, Tasteful Cakes, Inc.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Los Angeles

Minister Deb Weddings, San Diego – Featured Gay Wedding Officiant

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Minister Deb

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding:

My name is Minister Deb and I have been officiating traditional and LGBT wedding ceremonies for over 12 years.

Before same-sex marriage was legal I officiated ‘commitment ceremonies’ for same sex couples who wanted to participate in a ceremony that had all of the components of a legal marriage. While performing these commitment ceremonies our visibility exploded as gay and lesbians fought for equal rights to legally wed. I lobbied, protested and spoke out for legalizing same-sex weddings for many years. Finally the Supreme Court gave all citizens the right to marry the person they love on June 26, 2015.

Since 2002 I have officiated over 250 weddings and I do this as a service to the LGBT community and to spread ‘loving kindness’ throughout our communities. Love has conquered our enemies and now they are our allies.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in San Diego

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Vine Hill House, Sebastopol, California

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Vine Hill House

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Guesthouse and event facility in the Russian River Valley Wine Country of Sonoma County. Vine Hill House is the private event site and guest house of O’Connell Vineyards and Apple Orchard Estate located in the Russian River Valley wine region of Sonoma County, California. Situated on a gentle knoll, surrounded by lovely lawns and flower gardens, it overlooks hundreds of acres of world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards and heirloom organic apple orchards.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the SF Bay Area

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Gerry Rothschild Band, Los Angeles, California

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Gerry Rothschild Band

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

The Gerry Rothschild Band provides all the music for your special occasion with skill and style. From jazz to rock, ceremony to dance we’ll play what you want to hear. Winner of the “Knot” Magazines Best of Wedding two years in a row. Around the corner or around the world, we’ve got your music.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Rainbow Wedding Company, Palm Springs

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Rainbow Wedding Company

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Destination services include:

  • Wedding Officiant Services

  • All Legal Documents
  • – Marriage License (coming soon) or Domestic Partnership
  • – Delivered to you at your location
  • Notary Services
  • Photographer
  • Flowers
  • Wedding Cake

We come to your hotel, to your home, to your office, anywhere you need us. We coordinate everything. Let us do the work for you. Relax and enjoy your day.

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on Purple Unions Here

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Featured Lesbian Wedding Vendor: Simple Blessings, San Mateo, California

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

simple-blessingstnPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

At Simple Blessings, we love working with gay and lesbian couples – whether you want to tie the knot, jump the broomstick, smash a glass, or even dance down the isle and have your puppy bring the rings (well, maybe not all those things in one ceremony, but, we could try…) – I can help you plan the perfect wedding ceremony.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: All Ears DJ, San Francisco, California

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

All Ears DJ

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

All Ears DJ serves the San Francisco Bay Area with exceptionally tasteful DJs and musicians for weddings, corporate events and clubs., It’s ok to admit that you’re scared of wedding DJs. Here is the good news: it does not have to be that way. All Ears DJ will rock your wedding party with music that exudes good taste.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the SF Bay Area

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: California Events, Los Angeles, California

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

California EventsPeriodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

At California Events, we can help you plan the perfect wedding day in the Greater Los Angeles area. In the past 32 years, Laurie has planned weddings in mansions, in hot air balloons, on ocean view bluffs, and private estates. “She is creative, organized, honest, always keeps your vision in mind — and passes on her discounts to you. She also has that rare ability to make a challenging event seem effortless.” Themed events a specialty.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: A Little To The Left Greetings, Los Angeles, California

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

A Little To The Left Greetings

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

A Little To The Left Greetings was started by Sandi Timberlake, the mother of a gay son and PFLAG member, in 2008. After griping for over 15 years about not being able to find a tasteful card to send to her son and son-in-law on their anniversary and holidays, she realized that she could not be the only mom out there with the same problem. She kept saying “I could make better cards myself.” Finally her son said, “Mom, why don’t you just do it?” So she did.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in California

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Caprice Strings, San Diego, California

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Caprice Strings - San Diego

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Caprice Strings provides elegant wedding entertainment, including beautiful strings (violin, viola, and cello) blended into a trio ensemble. Caprice Strings has more than twenty years of experience, and we have an extensive repertoire including baroque, classical and contemporary works – from Bach to Mozart to Gershwin and The Beatles.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in California