Welcome to Purple Unions

Mark and ScottWelcome to Purple Unions LGBT Wedding Directory

Wedding Vendors: Join Now, Get 2 Years for 1

Join the Purple Unions website or upgrade your listing in November, and get two years for the price of one. Note: Extra year added on the back end when we process your order.

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:


    Life Ceremonies

    Category: Officiants
    Contact Name: Nadene
     Address: 61 2098 Boucherie Rd.
    West Kelowna, British Columbia V4T 2A5, Canada
    Do You Identify As: Bisexual Owned
    Local Area Served: Kelowna, Okanagan
    My weddings are either spiritual or religious, whatever the couple wants. Most people who book me are not traditionally religious but spiritual. My ceremonies are approx 30 mins, sacred, warm, personal, inclusive and joyful. I write each ceremony to reflect the deeper meaning of the love, commitment and values they share.

    Lake String Quartet

    Category: Entertainment
    Contact Name: Nanette Goldman
     Address: 2909 Glenhurst Ave So.
    St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416, United States
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Local Area Served: Twin Cities, greater Minnesota
    The Lake String Quartet has more than 25 years of experience providing elegant music for special events in the Twin Cities Metro Area and greater Minnesota. We customize music to your occasion. Our repertoire is the largest in the Upper Midwest. In addition to the classical repertoire we offer a broad range of Jewish, Scandinavian, Irish and popular music.

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