Purple Unions is a labor of love for us. We’re Scott & Mark, a gay couple who met in 1992 and legally married in 2008.
When we started Purple Unions in 2003, we never dreamed marriage equality would come in our lifetimes. Now that it has, we want to help others find welcoming, friendly and supportive wedding vendors to plan your day together.
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Black Walnut Point Inn is a private estate located at the end of a 58-acre bird sanctuary. One of three gay owned and operated businesses on Tilghman Island, the seclusion and charm of the 1840’s house makes for the most unique wedding venues on the eastern shore.
The Lake String Quartet has more than 25 years of experience providing elegant music for special events in the Twin Cities Metro Area and greater Minnesota. We customize music to your occasion. Our repertoire is the largest in the Upper Midwest. In addition to the classical repertoire we offer a broad range of Jewish, Scandinavian, Irish and popular music.
About Purple Unions:
We started our original site, Purple Roofs, in 1998 with a simple concept – build an extensive, updated directory of gay, lesbian, and gay friendly bed and breakfasts.
PurpleRoofs.com is now one of the most popular gay and lesbian travel directories on the web, leading Out Traveler magazine to call us “a superb directory”, and ranking us over Orbitz and Expedia for ease of use and great features.
We started Purple Unions in 2003, just as the marriage equality movement was taking off in the United States. We hoped to one day marry each other, and we wanted to create a gay friendly directory where gay and lesbian couples could plan their own wedding day with the help of supportive wedding vendors of all types.
In November, 2008, we were finally married (for the second time, after the state Supreme Court nixed our 2004 wedding) – and even though it rained throughout the ceremony, it was the perfect day. In fact, our favorite wedding photo was taken under an umbrella in the rain!
If you’re planning get married, congratulations! We wish you a beautiful, memorable day.
–Scott & Mark
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