Lovingstone Productions – Los Angeles

Lovingstone Productions

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Your wedding day should be a day of celebration when the two of you declare and cherish the awesome and precious truth of your union together. I can help you create a unique, personalized wedding ceremony to honor your memorable, special day.

I’ll help you integrate your backgrounds, beliefs, customs, and cultures, making your Los Angeles area wedding ceremony a perfect reflection of your love.

As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant*, I specialize in customizing wedding ceremonies – whether you prefer a traditional or casual, religious or civil (non-religious), interfaith or alternative spiritual.

Each detail of your wedding ceremony will reflect your beliefs, preferences, and ideas, and will be approved by you in advance.

In addition, as a Cantorial Soloist, I can also officiate at Jewish services, including interfaith. And as a professional singer/guitarist, I would be happy to perform your choice of songs during your ceremony, if you desire.

Celebrate this milestone of your life together with a unique and personalized ceremony, crafted for you with warmth and caring!

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Green Petal Designs – San Francisco

Green Petal Designs

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Green Petal Designs offers beautiful, natural and inspired flowers for your wedding or special event. We will work with you to find the perfect flowers for your wedding day or any special occasion.

Only quality flower and plant products will be used in our designs. Please contact us for a free consultation!

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Black Bear Inn – South Lake Tahoe, California

Black Bear Inn - South Lake Tahoe

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Black Bear Inn is a gay-owned bed and breakfast in South Lake Tahoe, and was voted one of the top 10 B&Bs in California. The owners, Jerry and Kevin, designed and built the lodge and cabins in the late 1990s with an eye toward recreating the old lodges of the West by incorporating rough-hewn beams, wood plank flooring, repurposed barn wood and a mix of antique and new furnishings.
The lodge has just five guest rooms, and three rustic cabins sit on the back grounds. Each lodge room has a private bath, king bed, fireplace, TV/DVD and comes with a full breakfast. The cabins have all the same amenities, plus they include a kitchenette and private outdoor patio.

Enjoy your romantic Lake Tahoe honeymoon getaway in this unique luxury lodge. Spend your days hiking, biking, and enjoying all of the lake activities that Tahoe has to offer, and then come back to the inn to relax and recharge.

Jerry and Kevin also perform small weddings at Black Bear Inn. Due to the intimate size of the property, wedding ceremonies max out at about 30 people when indoors and 50 people when outdoors in the summer months. Please contact the inn for more info on Lake Tahoe weddings marriages as well as using Black Bear Inn as your Lake Tahoe wedding venue.

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ZMC Designs by Aviva – Los Angeles

ZMC Designs by Aviva

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At ZMC Designs by Aviva designs, we produce one-of-a-kind invitations, thank you notes, seating cards and all other printed goods for traditional wedding needs. In addition, ZMC writes traditional and creative ceremonies for every milestone in your life.
90% of our production is done in-house, keeping your costs low. We develop services with traditional liturgy as well as fully creative content. Booklets need not include any formal prayers and may simply be a guide for guests to the ebb and flow of the rituals they are witnessing, making everyone feel warmly welcome at your ceremony.

Weddings are highly personal and your ceremony should reflect the two of you and your commitment to the ritual. ZMC works with you to find the balance between ritual necessities, family commitments, and personal comfort.

We take great care in demonstrating respect for every possible concern that may arise regarding family dynamic and personal observance. Unique to ZMC are a liberal view on tradition, fluency in Hebrew and an in-depth knowledge of Jewish history and rituals.

Though ZMC specializes in Jewish ceremonies, no one is turned away from our services.

We love working with gay and lesbian couples – please give us a call to find out what we can do for your wedding day together!

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Lasting Footprints – Greenport, New York

Lasting Footprints

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I’m Rev. Sarah Margaret and for me, the key to everything is LOVE. At Lasting Footprints, It is my sincere pleasure to work with the two of you to create a spiritual, religious, civil, or non-denominational wedding ceremony incorporating the cultural, personal, poetic, & romantic aspects of your relationship together.

I do both outdoor weddings (in backyards, wineries, beaches, and parks) and indoor weddings (in private homes, restaurants, chapels, churches). I am happy to travel, and will do everything that I can to make your wedding day special.

For each couple and every ceremony that I perform, it’s about love, joy, and celebration! Whatever the two of you can think of is “on the table.” I’m all about saying “Yes” and making your Long Island wedding day memorable. We’ll create your wedding ceremony together, so that you’ll have a unique, one-of-a-kind event that will honor and reflect your unique relationship.

I’m an ally and supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I’m delighted to perform weddings for any couple, regardless of gender, because LOVE is what makes the world go ’round!

I invite you to take this journey with me to create a Lasting Footprint of LOVE for your wedding day.

Let Reverend Sarah Margaret help you create a Lasting Footprint for the world to behold.

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JZM Entertainment Wedding DJ Services – San Jose, California

JZM Entertainment Wedding DJ ServicesPeriodically 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.

For your perfect Bay Area wedding, you want to hire a great, professional wedding DJ, and you also want to get the best value for your money. You’ve probably done your homework, and it’s brought you to us – we’d love to work with the two of you on your wedding day!

Your wedding day should not be taken for granted – the bliss of the wedding should be augmented by professionals, and JZM Entertainment DJ’s can help you make this special day one of the most treasured and memorable moments of your life.

We’ll work with you to ensure that your wedding day is unique, meaningful and memorable for you and your friends and loved ones. If you’re looking for a talented, capable, and culturally sensitive DJ who’s also gay friendly, give us a call – we’ll create the perfect mood to keep your guests happy and dancing for your wedding reception.

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Inspirations by Gina – San Francisco

Inspirations by Gina

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At Inspirations by Gina, we are a full service wedding planning and event design company located in the Sacramento area. We plan weddings and events throughout Northern California.

Your wedding day together is about the commitment the two of you are making to each other and the struggle that you have made to get where you are today. Inspirations by Gina is committed to helping you create that perfect setting to declare your love and devotion in front of family and friends.

Your dream and inspiration comes to life when we handle all the details so you are free to enjoy your special day with your partner, family and friends.

Your Inspiration Is Our Inspiration – Inspirations by Gina

Dreams do come true!!! It is our passion to help you find your style, vision and create for you an unique and exhilarating experience for you and your guests.

Investment

We believe that a wedding planner is one of the most solid investments you will make in your planning process. Inspirations by Gina has solid relationships with industry professionals and we have extensive experience and knowledge to get you the best possible value for your dollar.

Relationship

We start out building a relationship with you from the very start by having a free consultation with you to hear all about your wedding dream, your wedding planning needs and start coming up with a plan on how we can help you achieve your dreams.

After the consultation, we customize a package and a price that is right for you and your budget. Our goal is to make sure that no detail is missed, your event is on budget and that your guests will walk away saying that they had the best time ever!

Gina Lett – Owner and Lead Planner and Designer

Gina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. Her talent for producing corporate events and parties throughout the years has translated into founding Inspirations by Gina in 2008. Gina is available to plan weddings and events throughout California and Nevada and beyond.

She has a fabulous eye for design, makes each client relaxed and personalizes each event she works on. Her motto is that no event is a “cookie cutter” event and that every guest at any event she plans should have an experience of a lifetime at that event.

Press

Inspirations by Gina has had featured style shoots published in Stellar Day, Urban Style – The Bridal Network and West Coast Bliss blogs. We have been contributing writers for Weddzilla.com and Black Bag Bridal Magazine; we also have been a recurring guest panelist for a wedding pro round table on the Blog Talk Radio show “Black Bag Productions”.

If you have a wedding in another state you’d love to hire us for, please ask!

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Harpist Michelle Sell – San Francisco

Harpist Michelle Sell

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Michelle is a professional San Francisco Bay Area harpist who has been performing for 36 years! She toured with Frank Sinatra, Sr., Linda Ronstadt, and most recently she toured with Broadway’s Tony Award winning production of South Pacific.

Michelle has appeared on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She has even played concerts for the King & Queen of Thailand, Prince Alexander & Princess Katherine of Serbia, President Jimmy Carter, Francis Ford Coppola, to name a few.

An album with Linda Ronstadt, “Dedicated to the One I Love”, won a Grammy award for Best Children’s Album. She can also be heard on “Home For the Holidays”, recorded with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, on The Temptations CD, “Kiss Me Like You Missed Me,” as well as in many movie scores, recorded at Skywalker Ranch, including “Jurassic Park III.”

Other vocalists that she has performed with include:

  • Betty Carter
  • Count Basie
  • Sarah Vaughn
  • Henry Mancini
  • Josh Groban
  • Nelson Riddle
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Bernadette Peters
  • Liza Minelli
  • Frank Sinatra, Sr.
  • Steve Lawrence and Edyie Gorme
  • Juliet Prowse
  • Ray Charles
  • Melissa Manchester
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Crystal Gayle
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Michael McDonald
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Burt Bacharach
  • Aaron Neville
  • Dianne Reeves
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Ferron
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Trisha Yearwood

Michelle is “over the moon” that same sex weddings are again legal in California. In 2008, Michelle played for two lesbian weddings and two gay male weddings and was thrilled to be a part of their special day! She can’t wait to have you contact her for your same sex wedding!

For weddings & private engagements, Michelle uses a Camac electro-acoustic harp. Every string on this harp has a pickup or small microphone. This enables the harp to be heard, clearly, in venues seating 500 people or, in contrast, at venues with few people, it is an intimate background instrument. Michelle believes that her clients are entitled to professionalism, punctuality, courtesy, and above all, the ability to hear the music for which they are paying. At large venues and at outdoor functions, a traditional acoustic harp may be difficult to hear if not amplified. There is no extra for using the Camac electro-acoustic harp and its amplification system.

Michelle is proud to have these quotes in the press:

“Michelle Sell’s harp stands out amongst a sea of…harpists!”
(Billboard Magazine)

“Heavenly harp! No musical theater score uses the harp more imaginatively than the orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett for South Pacific. Harpist Michelle Sell is playing the glorious glissandos…”
(John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times Performing Arts Critic)

“Michelle, play or correct the arrangements any way that you like. I trust you completely…”
(Don Costa, Former arranger for Frank Sinatra, Sr.)

“Thank you for your performance of my music today.”
(Aaron Copland, Conductor/Composer)

“It is so wonderful to see you again and hear you playing my harp parts!”
(Nelson Riddle, Composer/Arranger)

If you’re looking for a wedding entertainer for your wedding day together, please give Michelle a call – she is thrilled to work with gay and lesbian couples.

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