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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

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

Featured Lesbian Wedding Vendor: Simple Blessings, San Mateo, California

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

simple-blessingstnPeriodically 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 Simple Blessings, we love working with gay and lesbian couples – whether you want to tie the knot, jump the broomstick, smash a glass, or even dance down the isle and have your puppy bring the rings (well, maybe not all those things in one ceremony, but, we could try…) – I can help you plan the perfect wedding ceremony.

See the Simple Blessings Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Halbright Photography, Berkeley, California

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Halbright 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.

I’m so happy that Marriage Equality has finally come to our country – it’s about time! It’s a privilege for me to witness couples coming together in marriage and I do so in a non-obtrusive and beautiful way. Capturing the special sweet moments that would otherwise be missed!

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in San Francisco

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Crowne Plaza Foster City, San Francisco Bay Area

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

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Crowne Plaza Foster City

Gay Wedding Event Location in Foster City, CA, USA. The Crowne Plaza provides the ambiance for the perfect reception, whether it is traditional, elegant, romantic or glamorous! or a style of your own.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in San Francisco

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Simple Blessings, San Mateo, California

Monday, June 18th, 2012

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.

Simple Blessings, San MateoTie the knot, jump the broomstick, smash a glass, dance down the isle and have your puppy bring the rings (well, maybe not all those things in one ceremony, but, we could try…).

I truly enjoy weddings / holy unions/ handfastings and feel deeply honored when I’m invited to celebrate love with people in love. What’s your idea? Tell me your story. Let’s talk about celebrating.

See the Simple Blessings Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Dawn Ranch Lodge, Guerneville, California

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

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.

Dawn Ranch Lodge, GuernevilleA century-old guest ranch on the Russian River, Dawn Ranch Lodge was renamed in 2006 in celebration of the rare Dawn Redwood. Our 70 year old trees provide shade and beauty to this beautiful fifteen acre Guerneville resort.

We are just twenty minutes from the Pacific Ocean, and offer rustic tranquility with a modern atmosphere.

.Our long meadow at Dawn Ranch Lodge has been the setting for spectacular weddings and intimate ceremonies for over a century, and now welcome gay and lesbian couples to celebrate their own wedding days. We’re also an ideal location for corporate retreats and family reunions.

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Gay Friendly Wedding Vendors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Mary Alice O’Connor, San Francisco Bay Area

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

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Gay Friendly San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Vendors

Mary Alice O'Connor, Wedding Officiant, San Francisco Bay AreaLove and Spirit express through us without regard to gender. Celebrate your love in a commitment ceremony with family and friends. This experience encourages your community to support you throughout your lives together.

You choose all words and rituals for a personalized, customized ceremony. I offer you a complimentary, no obligation session. Take this opportunity to have your relationship acknowledged in love and community.

I welcome you and take heart in love in all forms., You are undertaking a major step in your lives with this ceremony. It is the application, the activation of all the words you have said to one another as you make vows and exchanges rings.

Designing your own wedding ceremony with a master guide allows you to include many parts of yourself, your family, culture, religion, poetry and songs you love, and all things that have heart and meaning for you.

You are invited to choose words that express your love for one another. This is the gift you receive as you create the ritual of love and promise that you are participating in with your beloved partner.

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