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Millennium Hotel – Gay Friendly Buffalo Wedding Venue

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Millennium Hotel Buffalo

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The Millennium Hotel in Buffalo offers 301 Recently renovated beautiful Guests Rooms, including 2 Deluxe Suites; enclosed Tropical Courtyard and 10,000 square feet of ballroom space.

It’s the perfect setting for your Buffalo wedding day.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Western New York

Heartfelt Weddings, San Francisco: Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Officiant

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Heartfelt Weddings

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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!

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the SF Bay Area

Feel The Touch of Aloha LLC – Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Officiant

Monday, April 4th, 2016

big-island

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Officiant Aunty performs a unique Hawaiian style wedding. Aunty provides a lei exchange ceremony (customary in Hawaiian weddings). Sand ceremony, and other elements from Mother Nature. Please E-Mail Aunty.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in AREA

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

Friday, April 1st, 2016

First Unitarian Church - San Jose

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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.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Minister Deb Weddings, San Diego – Featured Gay Wedding Officiant

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Minister Deb

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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

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!

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Washington State

Sage Inn & Lounge, Provincetown: Featured Lesbian Wedding Vendor

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Sage Inn & Lounge

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The new Sage Inn & Lounge is an intimate wedding venue for couples who want to showcase their individual values and distinct styles. Our talented team of experienced wedding professionals will work with you seamlessly to create a turnkey experience that embraces equality, celebrates life and showcases your personal creativity.

Whether it’s crafting a signature cocktail that is all your own using herbs from our private garden, a cake that will look and taste better than you ever imagined created by our in-house pastry chef, a standout dinner made from local ingredients, or providing a cozy home away from home for your guests in our award-winning Inn, Sage is Provincetown’s premiere wedding venue.

At Sage Inn & Lounge, you can host your ceremony, reception or rehearsal dinner in our over 1,800 square feet of private indoor function space or relaxing herb garden.We offer 4 event spaces for receptions, rehearsal dinners and intimate weddings, from the Mediera Room for up to 125 people to our private garden that’s ideal for ceremonies for up to 15.

Since the late 1700’s, our location has been making history and that tradition remains today. Home to Provincetown’s very first hotel, the Pilgrim House, which hosted many an infamous visitor, including the likes of Henry David Thoreau, today Sage Inn & Lounge continues to celebrate and support the arts. Following a lengthy renovation that included a new 125-seat first floor function space, lounge, commercial kitchen and redesigned rooms, the Inn & Lounge opened for business in 2012. Over the last year, Sage and its carefully assembled team of experienced chefs, mixologists and hotel staff have quickly become a leading destination for inventive cuisine, cocktails and accommodations.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Provincetown

Same Love, Better Wedding – Lesbian Owned New York City Wedding Planner

Saturday, January 30th, 2016
Same Love, Better Wedding

LeviStolovePhotography.com

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Same Love, Better Wedding is NYC’s premiere LGBTQ wedding and event planning company. Run by LGBTQ people for LGBTQ people, SLBW will make your dream wedding a reality. We specialize in gay weddings and events in the NYC area, and in gay destination weddings in Italy. If a romantic Italian destination wedding is what you desire, we can take you to the most stunning corners of Italy, where we already have a team in place to make sure that your wedding is a success. So sit back, relax, and let us do the work! , Same Love, Better Wedding (SLBW) is the quintessential, same sex, luxury wedding planning company. Brought to you by Gioia Grabos and her team of dedicated, passionate global citizens, SLBW will create the gay wedding of your dreams.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in New York City

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Tuscan Pledges, Florence, Italy

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Tuscan Pledges, Florence, Italy

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If you find the need to rejoice a change in life, and to share the celebration with others, regardless of gender, religious, secular, or nondenominational background. If you wish to mark rites of passage and express the glory of living, you will discover that, held in Tuscany, your ceremony will mean so much more. Jo and her team will celebrate and help you create personalized ceremonies such as weddings; vow renewals; commitment ceremonies; baby welcomings.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Italy

Ancient Hawaiian Weddings, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Ancient Hawaiian Weddings

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We have been arranging traditional Hawaiian style ceremonies on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui since 1995 to bring you a part of the island not many will be able to experience. Our Hawaiian Chanters, conch shell blowers, kahili bearers, dancers and musicians will enhance every ceremony with their special gift of Aloha. We offer ceremony sites from remote beaches and cliffs, private gardens and estates, surfboards, sailboats and outrigger canoes.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Maui