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Two Photographers for Two Brides

Monday, April 4th, 2016

I learn something new every wedding, but same-sex weddings have offered me some creative twists in my wedding planning education. The first time I had a lesbian wedding with two diva brides, I learned the hard way.

With a bride and a groom, there’s no competition for the photographers – the groom only wants to be in as many pictures as the bride puts him in. He’s not looking to have a lens in his face while he’s dressing. But when you have a same-sex wedding with two brides wearing wedding gowns — or even two brides who are divas in their own right — you need more than one camera shooting in two places at the same time.

Check out my blog in Pridezillas that explains my experience and my logic behind this recommendation. Learn from my mistakes, don’t repeat them.

Happy wedding planning from Sandy Malone Weddings & Events!

Sandy Malone is the owner of Sandy Malone Weddings & Events, a full-service traditional home and destination wedding planning company, and Do-It-Yourself wedding planning consulting service for DIY brides and grooms. Sandy is the star of TLC’s reality show “Wedding Island,” about her destination wedding planning company Weddings in Vieques. She is an internationally syndicated wedding blogger for The Huffington Post and BRIDES, as well as a reality-TV blogger for Monsters and Critics.

Sandy’s new book “How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do-It-Yourself Tips from an Experienced Professional,” was published in March of 2016, and is available everywhere books are sold. Her podcast “Wedding Reality Check with Sandy Malone” is posted twice weekly on iHeartRadio. Sandy Pink Dressnew

 

Sage Inn & Lounge, Provincetown: Featured Lesbian Wedding Vendor

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Sage Inn & Lounge

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 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.

See the Sage Inn & Lounge Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Provincetown

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.

See the Gerry Rothschild Band Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Los Angeles

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Ring in Love, Takoma Park, Maryland

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Ring in Love

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.

Let’s get married in Marry-land! Lesbian minister – part of the Maryland community for over 25 years – is ready to assist you in making your dream wedding come true. My job is to make your day easy and effortless and provide all you need for your perfect ceremony. Spiritual or secular. All faith traditions honored.

See the Ring in Love Expanded Listing
on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Maryland

Featured Gay Wedding Vendor: Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort

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 Hawaiian Island of Maui is 48 miles long and 26 miles across, a total of 729 square miles of tropical beauty. Imagine your wedding on a long sandy beach in your choice of white, black or red sand. Maui’s got it. How about lush tropical rainforests as a backdrop to your “I do”? Or a video of the ceremony in the middle of a rolling green pasture? The dryland forests with many different species of plants including the bamboo forest and spectacular rocky cliffs can also be a wonderful place for your special moment.

See the Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Maui, Hawaii

Logistics of Planning a Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony – Sandy Malone’s Blog in BRIDES

Friday, September 11th, 2015
Mr. and Mr. David and Garrett Egland-Rock's recessional. Love this pic - it made "Best Real Wedding" pics in The Huffington Post!

Mr. and Mr. David and Garrett Egland-Rock’s recessional. Love this pic – it made “Best Real Wedding” pics in The Huffington Post!

Are you planning your own same-sex wedding? There’s no absolute rule book so your best bet is to trust your gut or look for advice like you’ll find in my blog today in BRIDES about how to actually set up and execute a gay or lesbian wedding ceremony. Where does everybody sit and how do you enter? Don’t struggle until you’ve read all my suggestions and ideas!

Click here to check out my blog!

Until next time, happy wedding planning from Sandy Malone Weddings & Events!

Sandy

Sandy Malone is the owner of Sandy Malone Weddings & Events, a full-service traditional home and destination wedding planning company, and Do-It-Yourself wedding planning consulting service for DIY brides and grooms. Sandy is the star of TLC’s reality show “Wedding Island,” about her destination wedding planning company Weddings in Vieques. She is an internationally syndicated wedding blogger for The Huffington Post and BRIDES, as well as a reality-TV blogger for Monsters and Critics.

Sandy’s book “How to Plan Your Own Destination Wedding: Do-It-Yourself Tips from an Experienced Professional,” will be released on March 1st, but is available online for pre-orders now where books are sold.

Sandy and her team (including her husband Bill, a retired SWAT team commander) have planned and executed almost 500 weddings in the United States and the Caribbean. Sandy is a veteran event planner from Washington, DC, with years of experience planning large and small weddings, press conference, and corporate and political events. She has planned countless events on Vieques Island, beginning with her own wedding back in 2004.  Since that time, her professional staff has executed large and small weddings of all styles, including elopements, vow renewals and fabulously posh events at multi-million dollar waterfront villas. She has also planned family reunions, destination baby showers, corporate retreats and a variety of other events for clients from all over the United States and Canada. She is considered the “Queen of Gay Wediquette” and has been rated “Five Rainbows” by her happy gay clients!

Featured Lesbian Wedding Vendor: Colorado Commitments, Denver, Colorado

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Colorado Commitments

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 Colorado Commitments – we’ve been planning lesbian and gay weddings in Denver and Boulder County, Colorado since 2001, and have overseen hundreds of Denver area weddings and commitment ceremonies since that time. We’re proud to welcome diversity, including interfaith, multi-cultural, and same-sex couples.

See the Colorado Commitments Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Colorado

Featured Gay Wedding Vendor: David Gordon Photography, New York, New York

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

David Gordon Photography

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.

Don’t settle for boring straight wedding photography. (pun intended 🙂 I’ve been shooting events for over twenty years, but like most other photographers no doubt, same sex weddings have always been a relatively small part of my business. It certainly hasn’t been for lack of interest on my part. As a gay male and photographer in New York City, I’m absolutely thrilled about the legalization of gay marriage in New York, and look forward to photographing lots of NY same sex weddings for couples who have been waiting a long time for this to come about.

See the David Gordon Photography Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in New York

Featured Lesbian Wedding Photographers: Swope’s Mountain Photography, Jackson, Wyoming

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Linda & Linda

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.

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Jackson, WY, USA. We are Team Linda – Linda Swope & Linda Marquis. Call our style “flattering photojournalism.” With 35 years of experience, we will capture the moment and make you look great. Known by thousands of couples across the country for good humor, enthusiasm, and professionalism, we approach your wedding with joy and pride. We draw our creativity from your love and happiness and the positive energy a wedding day brings.

See the Swope’s Mountain Photography Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in Wyoming

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Steps on Toes, Oakland, California

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Steps on Toes - Oakland, CAPeriodically 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.

Gay Wedding Miscellaneous in Oakland, CA, USA. Offering private lessons for your First Dance, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, or Mother/Daughter, Father/Son should you so choose. Laurie Ann’s been teaching couples to dance at their weddings for over three decades. Bring music if you have it and we’ll help you create a dance that works with your personality and your song. Private lessons on an appointment basis only. In thirty years, Laurie Ann has never had a student she couldn’t teach!

See the Steps on Toes Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the SF Bay Area