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.

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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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    Stitely Entertainment

    Category: Entertainment
    Contact Name: Jeff Stitely
     Address: ---
    Chicago, Illinois United States
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Local Area Served: Chicago, N. suburbs
    One of Chicago's top live music companies, we feature four exceptional bands and DJs for weddings, corporate or charitable events. We have fantastic jazz, string and acoustic rock combos, as well as professional solo musicians. Delivering a perfect event is an art and planning it is a science. Stitely Entertainment has mastered both by planning and executing thousands of unique events.
      
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    Aaron Willcox Photography

    Category: Photo & Video
    Contact Name: Aaron Willcox
     Address: ---
    San Diego, California United States
    Do You Identify As: Gay Friendly
    Local Area Served: San Diego, Los Angeles, Carlsbad, Orange County, Southern California
    Specializing in same-sex weddings, Aaron searches out imagery that illustrates the love and deep connection between his clients. His style can be described as non-traditional, photojournalism focused on the genuine and true; natural human moments. His free time is spent building art cars for Burning Man, playing with his family and three young boys and pushing his creative limits.
      

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