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Windsong Trio, Seattle: Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Entertainer

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Windsong Trio

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:

At Seattle’s Windsong Classical Trio, we perform the perfect music to help create extraordinary weddings. Voted “Best Ceremony Musicians” in Seattle Bride magazine’s Best Of 2006 – 2012 Polls, we love creating music that will make your wedding extraordinary – and joyful!

First started in 1980, our original trio has become increasingly popular for Seattle area weddings and celebrations – we provide a light, classical and contemporary background for a many diverse clients and occasions. We now include ten flute and string musicians, who would love to be a part of your wedding day.

Windsong’s talented musicians are carefully selected for their top-notch musicianship, their ability to work well in an ensemble, and for their commitment to the details that help make your wedding day a memorable success.

We love working with gay and lesbian couples to help them celebrate their wedding day.

See the Windsong Trio Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Joyful Joinings, Seattle, Washington – Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Joyful Joinings

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CONGRATULATIONS! You popped the big question and your partner said yes. You’ve got so much planned for your big gay wedding day – casual or formal, big or intimate – AND one of the last details left to deal with is finding and selecting a person to marry you! Look no further, Joyful Joinings is gay-friendly and here to guide and serve you!
At Joyful Joinings, we will work with you to create a wedding ceremony as unique as you and your love. We will talk with you about your personal love story, your beliefs and traditions, your shared interests, and your special requests.

In addition, we can offer ideas and suggestions that will give your ceremony that extra loving and unique touch. While we are nondenominational, we invite couples to incorporate their spiritual or cultural traditions into their wedding ceremony, if they wish. It’s your day, your way!

We specialize in gay and lesbian weddings – Your Dream + Our Inspiration = Magical Ceremonies. “Jeri” Costa, Jenny Ward, and Michelle Foust Vertner started the business when gay marriage was legalized last November. Knowing that Washington State law does not require churches, synagogues or mosques to conduct gay marriages, and there are still many institutions that remain intolerant, Joyful Joinings offers an accepting alternative that, while nondenominational, invites couples to incorporate their spiritual or cultural traditions into their wedding ceremony.

They can assure you that your ceremony will not be boring – they are passionate about providing unique, personalized services.

Jeri Costa and Jenny Ward are both credentialed as non-denominational officiates. When you meet them you’ll feel their kindness, generosity, leadership abilities, positive energy and their passion for life. You will be working with one of them on an intimate basis and their priority is to make you feel comfortable with them.

Michelle Foust Vertner’s role is the day-of -ceremony coordinator. Her intention is to handle all the “behind the scenes” elements to bring your wedding day together flawlessly and beautifully.

Costa is also a certified life coach and spiritual counselor and offers custom services as varied as pre-marriage coaching, ceremony and vow writing, and personalized name selection services utilizing numerology.

As a former Senator, she fought for equal rights for LGBT citizens, including your right to marry. Because the partners of Joyful Joinings have a multi-faceted history of social justice work, they have committed to donate 10 percent of Joyful Joinings’ earnings to anti-bullying programs.

Joyful Joinings knows some of you have waited many years to get legally married here in Washington state, and they are honored to be part of your joyous celebration. Whether you live here in Washington State or not, the Pacific Northwest offers a plethora of choices for venues all year long: urban, country, beach, woods, boats, simple or glam, big or small. You may opt for a “destination” wedding or love the intimacy of getting married at your home.

If the two of you are finally planning to tie the knot, we’d love to help you make it the day of your dreams. Give us a call at Joyful Joinings!

See the Joyful Joinings Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Dynamic Designs Jewelry, Seattle, Washington – Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Dynamic Designs Jewelry

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.

Established in 1984, Dynamic Designs Jewelry is Kirkland’s premier jeweler and a member of Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO). We provide our clients the best quality jewelry at affordable prices with personalized service.

Jeanette Betton, president and award-winning designer, has 30 years’ experience creating unique pieces of jewelry with special attention paid to her client’s lifestyle, personal taste and budget. She can work with your old gold and gemstones, re-purposing your un-worn jewelry into unique treasures. Voted 2009’s “Woman Business Owner of the Year” by Eastside Women in Business, Jeanette is a direct diamond importer and buyer, travelling to Antwerp, Belgium to hand select diamonds for clients direct from the source.

At Dynamic Designs Jewelry, we take special pride at being able to educate consumers about colored gems, diamonds and the contemporary options in metals. We also offer inspection, repair and appraisal services and our long-standing relationships with vendors means that we can typically fill special order requests quickly and affordably with a large variety to choose from.

We are available by appointment at our Kirkland, Washington showroom, giving the customer a personalized experience in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about our services or products, and whether you chose to shop on our website or visit our showroom, we are here to help you with all your jewelry needs.

At Dynamic Designs, our focus is on you! By listening to you, we can offer you a variety options that will result in the perfect jewelry for your special occasion. Our goal is to build a relationship with you and be the one you trust as ‘your personal jeweler’.

We are thrilled to support marriage equality for all couples!

See the Dynamic Designs Jewelry Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Steam Plant, Gay Friendly Spokane Wedding Caterer

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Steam Plant

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.

Looking for the perfect gay friendly Spokane wedding caterer or Spokane wedding venue? The Steam Plant offers a touch of nostalgia, combined with an industrial chic setting creates the perfect place for your wedding celebration. Our event spaces are perfect for appetizer, plated or buffet dinner parties and our hand-crafted beers, brewed on-site, complement any event. We are able to accommodate smaller ceremonies in our private rooms and, for those looking to go big, we can discuss use of the entire facility for your special day.

See the Steam Plant Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Wager Audio Services, Vancouver, Washington

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Wager Audio Services

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.

Wager Audio Services is a customer-focused, community-minded professional audio production company based in Vancouver, Washington – book us for your wedding or reception in Southern Washington state. We are proud allies of the LGBT community, and are thrilled to be able to provide our services to lesbian and gay weddings.

See the Wager Audio Services Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Embassy Suites Hotel Seattle North/Lynnwood, Washington

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Embassy Suites Hotel Seattle North/Lynnwood

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.

Welcome to the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, Washington, just 15 minutes north of Seattle – we proudly support marriage equality and the LGBT community. Our expert wedding planners can help you make all of your wedding day dreams come true! Whether you want to have a delicious reception dinner, an intimate wedding ceremony for close friends and family, or a grand reception, our flexible event space, atrium, and ballrooms provide the perfect spaces for your special event.

See the Embassy Suites Hotel Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Edmonds Conference Center, Edmonds, Washington

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Edmonds Conference Center

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.

Just minutes north of Seattle, in the seaside town of Edmonds, you’ll find the perfect place for your wedding ceremony – the Chrysanthemum Hall at the Edmonds Conference Center. We’re thrilled that gay and lesbian couples can now legally marry in Washington State – at the Edmonds Conference Center, we’re here to help make your wedding day perfect in every way!

See the Edmonds Conference Center Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Kim Davis – Let me show you what persecution looks like

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

KimDavisABClargeON US TV today (Sept. 22), the clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to ANY couple because she didn’t believe in same sex marriage has said what hurts her most about how she has been treated since she defied the Supreme Court ruling on marriage in June – being called ‘a hypocrite’.

Kim Davis of Rowan County, Kentucky, has been jailed, received a ‘Religious Liberty’ award for fighting ‘legal tyranny’, been called ‘the bravest woman in America‘ and compared to Abraham Lincoln by her lawyer. She has also been called a martyr and a victim of anti-Christian persecutionShe even admitted denying marriage licences to friends, and receiving death threats.

All because she believes in her Christian duty to break the oath she took as a US Government official to uphold the law, in a country whose constitution explicitly forbids the primacy of any religion. The First Amendment clearly states that the US government cannot make any law ‘respecting an establishment of religion.’ In the words of the Supreme Court, this generally means that the government can’t “pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another,” or otherwise become entangled in religious affairs.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Robinswood House, Bellevue, Washington

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Robinswood 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.

Welcome to the Robinswood House, one of Bellevue’s oldest pioneer homesteads, located in the Puget Sound area just across Lake Washington from Seattle. Our log house and cabana are nestled among secluded flower gardens, total 1,420 square feet of useable indoor space, and can accommodate up to 75 guests for smaller, more intimate ceremonies and receptions.

See the Robinswood House Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Mt Adams Lodge at the Flying L Ranch, Glenwood, Washington

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Mt Adams Lodge at the Flying L Ranch

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.

Welcome to the beautiful Mount Adams Lodge in the Cascades – we offer year-round bed & breakfast accommodations, spectacularly located at the base of Washington’s Mt. Adams. Our Cascade Mountain B&B is surrounded by ponderosa pines and the meadowland of the Glenwood Valley. We offer a beautiful eighty-acre ranch, less than two-hours by car from Portland, Oregon, 35 minutes north of the Hood River, and twenty minutes from Trout Lake, Washington.

See the Mt Adams Lodge at the Flying L Ranch Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Washington State