Welcome to Purple Unions

Mark and ScottWelcome to Purple Unions LGBT Wedding Directory

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.

To find gay friendly wedding vendors, use our site search here (for proximity search, enter a city in the City field, then click the compass and choose a distance):

Or use the pull-down menus to see vendors by state or popular city:


    Photocraft by Tom Warriner

    Category: Photo & Video
    Contact Name: Cindy Warriner
     Address: 5022 Mark Trail
    Birmingham, Alabama 35242, United States
    Cell Phone: 1 850 803-1161
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Local Area Served: All of Jefferson County, All of Shelby County, Birmingham, Chelsea, Mountain Brook
    Tom Warriner is a wedding and portrait photographer serving the Birmingham, AL area. He has over 30 years experience and is a member Professional Photographers of America, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Our officiant, Cindy, has over 20 years experience and is a member of the American Marriage Ministries and HRC.

    Elkin Creek Vineyard

    Category: Venues
    Contact Name: Jennifer White
     Address: 318 Elkin Creek Mill Rd
    Elkin, North Carolina 28621, United States
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Local Area Served: Elkin, Winston Salem, Charlotte
    There is a sacred spot at Elkin Creek where two flowing creeks come together to form one. This special place symbolizes the new union of your two lives together. Our intimate vineyard and winery, grown from love, offers a romantic backdrop to your wedding day. Fine food and wine and a personable staff make your day truly special.

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