Photo & Video

Jessica Hunt Photography

Southeast United States
jessicahuntphotography.com

"Hi! I'm Jessica Hunt, a wedding photographer for the progressive, in-LOVE couple. I've been documenting love stories for eight years, and there's nothing in this world that brings me joy the way being a photographer for incredible couples does! Offering wedding day, engagement & anniversary services and available for travel!"

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Alex Bee Photo

Knoxville, Tennessee
alexbeephoto.com

"My mission is to provide inclusive, body-positive, and couple-centric wedding photography coverage to the Appalachian region. I reject the narrative that weddings must be perfectly styled & presented like a fairytale."

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Latoya Dixon

Greenville, South Carolina
www.latoyadixon.com

"Latoya Dixon Photography exists to provide a personable and enjoyable wedding photography experience that leaves couples feeling like they've hired a close friend--one who loves them, supports their union, and knows how to capture those stories just as beautifully."

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Evergreen Era Films

Asheville, North Carolina
evergreenerafilms.com

"We believe in creating handcrafted, personalized films for all types of couples that honestly and authentically express their love, enabling each couple to witness themselves in a new light and relive the memory of their wedding day whenever they need or want to."

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Shawnee C Photography

Richmond, Virginia & Worldwide
shawneec.com

"I'm passionate about photographing kind-hearted folks who are unapologetically themselves. I'm a queer feminist, love a good audiobook (hello Harry Potter!), and will always enthusiastically say YES to a costume party. My favorite folks to work with believe in giving back to their communities, that #BlackLivesMatter, that climate change is you know...real, and choose to embrace their own unique quirks and talents."

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Carly Romeo & CO.

Richmond, Viginia & Worldwide
carlyromeo.com

"Hi I'm Carly and I'm fucking passionate about a ton of things. Among them: feminism, photography, fairness (Libra alert), and riding my bike. I come from a feminist academic, activist, and professional background (past gigs have included working at Planned Parenthood and as Gloria Steinem's personal assistant) and am always looking to work with people who might have mixed feelings about the whole 'wedding' thing."

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The Girl Tyler

Norfolk, Viginia & Nationwide
www.thegirltyler.com

"We live to capture real moments and relationships! You could call our style modern and honest, creating images and films that help you remember your wedding day exactly as it happened. We want to document all the feels and the funnies — the true spirit behind the couple!"

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The Hidden Exposure

Richmond, Virginia & Toronto, Ontario
hiddenexposurephotography.com

"My name is Jaime Patterson. I’m an inclusive, body-positive, LGBTQIA-affirming photographer based out of Richmond, VA. I specialize in lifestyle/family, portrait, wedding, and boudoir photography. And I want to help bring your stories to life — to share who you are with the world, with your loved ones, and with the incredible human being you see every day when you look in the mirror."

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Betty Clicker Photography

Richmond, Viginia & Nationwide
www.bettyclicker.com

"I'm Kate, a creative Virginia-based documentary wedding photographer serving Richmond, Charlottesville, DC, and destinations worldwide. Each wedding I photograph is its own adventure. I believe the experience of photography can enhance a wedding day and be made more wonderful by slowing down and listening. I strive to create soulful, authentic images that capture moments, personality and atmosphere."

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ADDITIONAL SOUTHEAST U.S. PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS

Attire

Urban Set Bride

Richmond, Virginia
www.urbansetbride.com

"We strive to make the bridal gown shopping experience transparent, fun and stress-free. We find ourselves constantly saying "it's just a dress. it's not a big deal. this is about more than your outfit." Weddings are celebrations and we want you to feel confident and be able to stay true to yourself. But we don't believe it's going to be the best day of your life. It will be a kick ass day, but it will be the start of even more adventures to come. Let's not take this whole thing so seriously, we want you to have some fun!"

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Bakeries & Caterers

Arley Cakes

Richmond, Virginia
arleycakes.com

"Arley Arrington is the owner of Arley Cakes, which provides unique baked goods for celebrations, events, or just because you need a pie! Arley hopes to someday open a bakery that empowers women from low-income neighborhoods by providing job opportunities and mentoring. "

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Whisk RVA

Richmond, Virginia
www.whiskrva.com

"Offering Parisian-style pastries and cakes. All cakes at Whisk are created using quality ingredients, in our signature unfrosted style."

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Celebrants & Officiants

River and Root Ceremonies

Washington, DC
riverandrootceremonies.com

"I've always loved ritual and ceremony, but I think that this iteration began a few years ago when a friend asked me to create and lead a reflective moment on the night before her wedding. I enjoyed researching and planning this so much, and it led me to the Life-Cycle Celebrancy training program that I eventually completed a few years later. I come from a theater production background as well, and part of the joy of celebrancy and ceremony for me is also the ways it nurtures my creativity and my interest in expressing and honoring the universality as well as the specificity of the human experience — which is something meaningful theater can accomplish as well."

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Coordination & Planning

Folie à Deux Events

North Carolina
www.folieadeuxevents.com

"Celebrate your love with a wedding that truly represents you as a couple and your values. Erica and the team at Folie à Deux Events are here to help you plan, coordinate, and design an event inspired by YOU, not just the latest trends or outdated traditions."

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The Hive Wedding Collective

Richmond, Virginia
thehiveweddingco.com

"It is your job to host the event and give your best to your new partner, your friends and your family. It's our job to setup, break down, enforce the timeline and deal with the cake that fell in the van on the way to the reception."

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ADDITIONAL SOUTHEAST U.S. COORDINATORS & PLANNERS

Decor & Styling

Folie à Deux Events

North Carolina
www.folieadeuxevents.com

"Celebrate your love with a wedding that truly represents you as a couple and your values. Erica and the team at Folie à Deux Events are here to help you plan, coordinate, and design an event inspired by YOU, not just the latest trends or outdated traditions."

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The Hive Wedding Collective

Richmond, Virginia
thehiveweddingco.com

"It is your job to host the event and give your best to your new partner, your friends and your family. It's our job to setup, break down, enforce the timeline and deal with the cake that fell in the van on the way to the reception."

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ADDITIONAL SOUTHEAST U.S. DESIGNERS & STYLISTS

Floral Designers

 Folie a Deux Events North CArolina

Folie à Deux Events

North Carolina
www.folieadeuxevents.com

"Celebrate your love with a wedding that truly represents you as a couple and your values. Erica and the team at Folie à Deux Events are here to help you plan, coordinate, and design an event inspired by YOU, not just the latest trends or outdated traditions."

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Amanda Burnette Florals

Richmond, Virginia
amandaburnette.com

"My name is Amanda, and I'm lead flower brain around these parts. My whole life I've been really into creative pursuits- from hot gluing random household objects together as a kid to now building a business around playing with colors and textures and flowers. In 2012, I married Jordan and we have two pugs- Ollie and Miri. In the past few years since buying our house, we've grown to fancy ourselves gardeners, (#burnettefarms) where my goal is to grow interesting flower varieties that are difficult for me to find elsewhere and also LOTS of tomatoes!"

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Gifts & Registries

Thankful Registry

Online Worldwide
thankfulregistry.com

"In my 20s, I found myself buying wedding gifts on registries for friends who were getting married. Those experiences were so impersonal and transactional I started to wonder if I could build something better. Before Thankful, I was a copywriter at design agencies working on big corporate websites and also small, fun brands with lots of personality. So I started with the tone I wanted the site to have. Since gift giving is so emotional, I knew the brand would be more about the relationships between people, and less about "stuff." That's what set us apart from the way retailers were doing registries."

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Jewelry & Wedding Bands

Thicket Jewelry

Online Nationwide
www.shopthicket.com

"Landscape, and my place within it, has been an integral part of my life. My love of the tactile, of working with my hands, and of what is functional, has led me to a life in design. Thicket is my interweaving of landscape and design. The jewelry begins with casting found and foraged botanical samples in sterling silver and 14k gold. Each piece is handmade using traditional metalsmithing techniques in my Charlottesville, Virginia studio."

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Elaine B Jewelry

Detroit, Michigan & Online Nationwide
www.elainebjewelry.com

"Elaine Butcher studied metal smithing and glass blowing at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Inspired by minimal but inventive designs, rough stones and geometric shapes, and the versatility of jewelry meant for work or play, she created her small business, Elaine B Jewelry."

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Kendra Renee Jewelry

Bay Area & Online Nationwide
kendrarenee.com

"In gold and precious metals, I lovingly craft their wedding bands to be as comfortable as an old friend, adventurous as the journey of life, and durable enough to weather any storm. I believe in celebrating love, and it brings me so much joy to become a part of so many love stories with each perfectly-imperfect wedding band that leaves my tiny studio."

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Aide-Mémoire Jewelry

Online Nationwide
aidememoirejewelry.com

"Aide-mémoire Jewelry creates bespoke wedding bands, engagement rings and fine jewelry, made in the US. Aide-mémoire is dedicated to marriage equality and an eco-conscious studio practice. Using recycled precious metals, ethical fair-trade, recycled and lab-grown diamonds and gemstones in a low-impact studio environment."

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Valerie Madison Jewelry

Online Nationwide
www.valeriemadison.com

"I am a woman of color with a fine jewelry line, not a very common sight in this industry. I offer sleek design that isn't often found in commercial retail settings. I work one-on-one with clients to make them a ring with good craftsmanship and quality materials so that they don't have to worry about flimsy jewelry."

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ADDITIONAL SOUTHEAST U.S. JEWELERS

Invitations & Paper Goods

Rentals

Paisley & Jade

Richmond, Virginia
www.paisleyandjade.com

"Paisley & Jade is a vintage & specialty rental company based in Richmond, VA and serving Virginia, North Carolina and Washington, DC. We maintain an inventory of gorgeous & unique furniture and decor pieces that you can use to create one-of-a-kind event spaces, weddings, photo shoots, and trade show displays."

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Venues

Quirk Hotel

Richmond, Virginia
www.destinationhotels.com/quirk-hotel

"Quirk Hotel redefines Richmond, bringing together all the elements that have made it one of the most exciting destinations in the country. Immerse yourself in authentic experiences during your stay at our Richmond hotel, like seeing the latest artists on display at Quirk gallery, browsing through unique gifts in the boutique, sipping on a cocktail crafted from local ingredients and enjoying a memorable meal from our award-winning chef. Everything about Quirk will delight you – from the clever fusion of classic and modern design of bright airy rooms to the friendly staff that’s always looking for ways to help guests enjoy the city we all love so much. We’re not just your place to sleep at night."

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ADDITIONAL SOUTHEAST U.S. VENUES

Wellness

Maven Made

Online Nationwide
www.mavenmaderva.com

"Besides making products in my home studio + getting people turned on to natural wellness products, I also find joy in hosting workshops, retreats + gatherings. I can't live without balance so on the flip side, I'm a fan of good beer, binging on Broad City + piddling around the city with my wife Ashleigh."

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