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Heartfelt Weddings, San Francisco: Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Officiant

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Heartfelt Weddings

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:

Kathy and Larry Wilkerson, non-denominational ministers, have performed over 900 weddings in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past 15 years.
Throughout the years, we have whole-heartedly supported the right of same sex couples to marry. We celebrate with you the love which has brought you together and brings meaning to your life!

Whether you prefer a traditional ceremony and vows, or something more contemporary, we honor your wishes to create the wedding ceremony that reflects your individual personalities, your values, and your dreams.

Although located in Marin County, we travel throughout the SF Bay Area to accommodate your wedding location. Whether you are planning a large gathering of family and friends, or a small, intimate ceremony, your San Francisco wedding day is the most special day of your life, and the ceremony is the centerpiece of that day.

Let us help make your ceremony warm, personal, and perfect … for a memory that will last a lifetime!

See the Heartfelt Weddings Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the SF Bay Area

DJ Keelez, Los Angeles – Featured Lesbian Wedding Entertainer

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

DJ KeelezPeriodically 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:

DJ Keelez offers superior and affordable DJ/MC entertainment in the Greater Los Angeles area. With years of experience and high quality equipment, I am ready to make your wedding or civil ceremony a night you and your guests will never forget!
I discovered a love of music at an early age. Soon after that discovery, my love of music developed into an obsession of all things musical – that’s when I decided to learn how to DJ.

Since then I have been perfecting my skills and mastering the art of making people dance. I bring a “night club” style to your wedding reception which means that I mix new & classic hits together seamlessly; keeping the party going strong!

You’ll hear every genre represented, from some oldies to brand-new radio hits and all of your favorites in-between! I pride myself in being able to perfectly “read the dance floor” and play just the right song at just the right time.

I always give you a fair price that is within your budget, and will be there for you during the planning process to help you create the perfect agenda so there are no unexpected surprises. In addition, I will gracefully coordinate all of the evening’s events, making sure they run smoothly, so you and your guests can have a great time!

I am also an active member in the LGBT community, performing at night clubs, pride events and festivals all over California as well as multiple private events, weddings and civil ceremonies.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you!

See the DJ Keelez’s Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in AREA

Hey Mister DJ, Los Angeles – Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Hey Mister 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:

“DJs that PLEASE without the CHEESE”

We specialize in providing music for upscale wedding clients in the greater Los Angeles area that are passionate about music. All of our DJs have nightclub experience, as well as hundreds of weddings and corporate events. We are gay friendly and our ablity to read a crowd and adapt accordingly is second to none!

We will work with you and your partner directly to customize a playlist specifically for your wedding, so the music reflects your style and personality.

We have done many past events for the LGBT community, and travel all over Los Angeles but work mostly in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Palos Verdes, Pacific Palisades, Hollywood etc.

If you’re looking for great entertainment for your Los Angeles area wedding, give Hey Mister DJ a call!

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Los Angeles

First Unitarian Church, San Jose – Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Venue

Friday, April 1st, 2016

First Unitarian Church - San Jose

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 wedding experience at San Jose’s First Unitarian Church begins in our 121 year old Sanctuary where rows of wooden seats are arranged in a semicircle on both the main floor and the mezzanine. They face a stained-glass panel that flanks the graceful, triple-arched chancel.
Your wedding guests can gather in the Fireside Room for cocktails. At dinnertime, just swing open the French doors into Hattie Porter Hall, a spacious, high-ceiling dinner and dancing area.

For many couples, the dream starts with a big church wedding, preferably a place with lots of charm, a sense of history and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Well, dreams can come true, because the First Unitarian Church of San Jose is gay friendly, and offers all that and more, welcoming gay and lesbian couples tom get married in this beautiful, sacred space.

Built in 1891 and recently restored to its former glory, the venue’s Romanesque Revival architecture incorporates graceful domes, arched entryways, a sun-kissed stucco facade and some of the most beautiful stained-glass windows you’re likely to find anywhere.

Perhaps equally important, the church, with its long tradition of community outreach and social equality, welcomes all couples – regardless of religious affiliation or sexual orientation – to celebrate their union in its unique circular sanctuary.

As an added bonus, before and after the ceremony, members of the wedding party can retreat to the upstairs lounge to change clothes or to just relax.

Our Complete Wedding Experience Package includes:

  • Two hours of pre-planning and eight hours for rehearsal, decorating, the event and cleanup.
  • Your choice of rectangular tables for 135 guests or round tables for 88 guests.
  • Use of two kitchens to warm and assemble prepared food with access to an elevator to bring items from the main kitchen to the reception hall
  • Use of the upstairs lounge
  • Use of the Fireside Room for cocktails or for use as a buffet.
  • Validated parking in the Third and Fourth Street Garages.
  • If you’re looking for a church setting to marry your partner, please give us a call – we would love to work with you to create the perfect wedding day.

See the First Unitarian Church Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

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

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach – Gay Friendly Wedding Venue in Carlsbad, California

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach

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.

We want your wedding to be perfect, so let us help you make the day all the more memorable. Our experienced, professional and friendly staff will ensure the ultimate in food quality along with exquisite and flawless coordination of all the details of your wedding day. From seating to menu planning, music to cake decoration, down to the champagne toast, we want you to feel like a guest at your own reception.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in San Diego

Rhoda Draws A Crowd! San Francisco Wedding Artist

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Rhoda Draws A Crowd!

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.

Rhoda creates an acrylic painting on canvas that captures the essence of your wedding, while it is happening. The end result is an original work of art that you’ll cherish for years. Your guests will be amazed as the painting of your wedding comes to life before their very eyes. Rhoda brings a unique form of fine art entertainment to your very special day., Rhoda creates an acrylic painting on canvas that captures the essence of your wedding, while it is happening. The end result is an original work of art that you’ll cherish for years.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in 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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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Los Angeles