Welcome to Purple Unions

Welcome to the Purple Unions LGBT Wedding Directory

Use the pulldown menus, the map, or the city search to find wedding vendors in your area.

How to use this site:

  • –State/City Listings: Use the pull-downs above to see vendors by state or popular city.
  • –On the Map Below: Zoom in, then click on an icon and then the vendor name. Or click one of the “clusters” to view that area.
  • –Proximity Search: Below the map, enter your search terms. Or enter your city, click the compass to set the distance, and then click the search button

Note: Clusters of vendor listings are shown in the map below in different colors: blue = 2-9, yellow = 11-99, red = 100-999, pink = 1000+

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    Derek Chad Photography

    Category: Photo & Video
    Contact Name: Derek
     Address: ---
    Irvine, California 92604, United States
    Do You Identify As: Gay Owned
    Clientele Welcomed:
    Specialties:
    Local Area Served: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler
    A fresh, artistic, documentary-style approach to wedding photography with a fine-art twist! I take a modern and informal approach to photography. I like to capture all the special moments and emotions on your big day in a relaxed and artistic way. Contact me for more information!
      
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    The Birchwood

    Category: Venues
    Contact Name: Special Events Team
     Address: 340 Beach Dr NE
    St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, United States
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Clientele Welcomed:
    Specialties:
    Local Area Served: Tampa Bay
    Special occasions deserve unforgettable memories. The Birchwood's Grand Ballroom creates a spectacular setting for your wedding. With soaring windows and a spacious balcony, The Grand Ballroom at The Birchwood delivers enchanted views of Tampa Bay, Beach Drive, the downtown St. Petersburg skyline, and the peaceful tree top dome of Straub Park that sure to wow every guest., Special occasions deserve unforgettable memories.
      

Purple Unions is Gay Owned and Operated:

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. We want to help others find welcoming, friendly and supportive wedding vendors to plan your day together.

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.

On January 1st, 2008, we launched our blog, Gay Marriage Watch, to help keep our allies updated on marriage equality and gay rights news around the world – we’re now averaging more than 70,000 visitors on the blog each month, and we’re thrilled with its success.

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