Photo & Video

Amber Marlow

New York City
ambermarlow.com

"You want a wedding album filled with photos that show you, and your relationship, in a genuine light. You’re creating a whole new family on your wedding day, that’s HUGE, and you know it! I mix my fine art background with photojournalism to create vibrant, unposed portraits and catch candid moments, all while bringing a fun, calming vibe to your wedding day."

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Corey Torpie

New York City & Worldwide
www.coreytorpieweddings.com

"I am a Queens-based photographer living in Astoria, NY. I have been photographing weddings for nine years and specialize in documentary photography. My goal when photographing weddings is to capture the story of the day. I’m just as interested in showcasing the small subtle moments and quirky personal details, as I am with documenting the big showstoppers."

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Jacqueline Connor Photography

Buffalo and Rochester, New York & Available for Travel
www.jacquelineconnor.com

"As it is in my own life, my business has always been inclusive. I am forever grateful for the experiences I have been welcomed into, and will always honor that privilege. Every step of the process from original inquiry response, to contracts, to the wedding day itself, assumes nothing about gender, race, creed, or sexual identity. All of the businesses and vendors that I partner with and recommend hold the same values of equality and service. From the engagement to a lifetime to portraits I am dedicated to running a fully-inclusive and socially conscious business."

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Mae B Films

New York City
www.maebfilms.com

"I'm a Black woman, who's a wedding filmmaker. This industry is predominantly cis gendered white males and I'm disrupting the wedding industry by unapologetically adding my voice into the mix! Along with my couples, we collaborate together to capture films that really reflect their journey instead of a template that looks like every other wedding video on the web."

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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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Cassandra Zetta

Cincinnati, Ohio & Nationwide
www.cassandrazetta.com

"My company's mission statement is to create a safe space for all couples, notably those within the LGBTQ+ community, to share their love openly and honestly, without worry. My tagline is "You're home." Where else can we be more ourselves than when we're at home, with our partner? Nowhere, I believe. And so, that's the experience I strive to recreate."

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Diana Ascarrunz

Austin, Texas & Nationwide
www.dianascarrunz.com

"I'm a wedding and commercial photographer based in Austin, Texas. I love photography and working with couples who have a love of art, food, social justice."

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ADDITIONAL NORTHEAST U.S. PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS

Attire

Celebrants & Officiants

Coordination & Planning

Modern Rebel & Co.

Brooklyn, New York & Austin, Texas
www.modernrebelco.com

"Modern Rebel is an alternative event planning company in Brooklyn, NY for people planning weddings ... who sort of hate weddings. Through each event, Modern Rebel gives back to four local NYC non-profits proving it's possible, says A Practical Wedding, "to keep the pretty in perspective." On top of their mission to support causes they care about, Modern Rebel is also a company fiercely dedicated to creatively and authentically helping couples of all backgrounds tell their love stories with style & spunk. Their promise? Making your wedding a total love-party."

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LVR Events

New York City, Chicago, & Worldwide
www.lvrevents.com

"Love & Checklists conquer all! LVR Events is a boutique wedding and event planning firm based in New York City. We specialize in creating chic, graceful, and unforgettable events in the NYC area, Chicago, and worldwide. Whether intimate or grand, traditional or avant-garde, we approach each event with a personal touch, tailored to your unique vision. From concept to finish and all that comes between, we plan and coordinate inspired events through a process that is meticulous yet stress-free."

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ADDITIONAL NORTHEAST U.S. COORDINATORS & PLANNERS

Decor & Styling

Modern Rebel & Co.

Brooklyn, New York & Austin, Texas
www.modernrebelco.com

"Modern Rebel is an alternative event planning company in Brooklyn, NY for people planning weddings ... who sort of hate weddings. Through each event, Modern Rebel gives back to four local NYC non-profits proving it's possible, says A Practical Wedding, "to keep the pretty in perspective." On top of their mission to support causes they care about, Modern Rebel is also a company fiercely dedicated to creatively and authentically helping couples of all backgrounds tell their love stories with style & spunk. Their promise? Making your wedding a total love-party."

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LVR Events

New York City, Chicago, & Worldwide
www.lvrevents.com

"Love & Checklists conquer all! LVR Events is a boutique wedding and event planning firm based in New York City. We specialize in creating chic, graceful, and unforgettable events in the NYC area, Chicago, and worldwide. Whether intimate or grand, traditional or avant-garde, we approach each event with a personal touch, tailored to your unique vision. From concept to finish and all that comes between, we plan and coordinate inspired events through a process that is meticulous yet stress-free."

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ADDITIONAL NORTHEAST U.S. DESIGNERS & STYLISTS

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

Rebecca Mir Grady Jewelry

Santa Fe, New Mexico & Online Nationwide
www.rebeccamirgrady.com

"As a supporter of marriage equality and environmentally sustainable practices, I make all of my jewelry by hand from reclaimed precious metals — primarily sterling silver and 14k gold — and ethically-sourced stones in my Santa Fe studio. When I'm not making jewelry, you can find me painting or hiking somewhere in New Mexico or Maine."

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Forge & Fountain Jewelry

San Francisco Bay Area & Online
forgeandfountain.com

"We are husband and wife artists crafting beautiful wedding jewelry with our unique alchemy of style and old world techniques. Our handcrafted, uncommonly beautiful rings are specially made to celebrate your unique love! From Gothic Revival to Art Nouveau to Celestial Modern, we’ve forged an eclectic collection of styles for every budget. Above all, we are passionate about kindness, equity, and justice. Our jewelry is an expression of empathy and inclusion, honoring people’s differences and celebrating their bonds."

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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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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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ADDITIONAL NORTHEAST U.S. JEWELERS

Invitations & Paper Goods

Emily Frock Graphic Design

New Orleans, Louisiana & Online Worldwide
www.etsy.com/shop/frockgraphicdesign

"After finishing my degree in graphic design, I began providing services for weddings, birthdays, new babies, and other life events to friends and acquaintances who were looking for custom stationery at an affordable price. Often, my clients felt like their more unique styles and stories were not reflected in mainstream, traditional offerings, so we worked together to create stationery that accurately reflected them as a person, couple or family. From there, we've grown to provide these same carefully thought out services to people all over the world!"

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Venues

501 Union

Brooklyn, New York
www.501union.com

"Tucked among five distinct Brooklyn neighborhoods – Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boreum Hill, and Park Slope – 501 Union has become a hub for the community to gather, celebrate, educate, and learn. Whether you're hosting a party, a conference, or a popup market, we invite you to make our space entirely yours for the evening. The building dates back to 1916 and once served as a classic car restoration shop. It was transformed into a private events venue in 2013 and now provides a unique backdrop for stylish weddings, corporate events, and photo shoots."

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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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wedwell

New York City, Seattle, & Online Worldwide
www.bewedwell.com

"We bring wellness to the wedding industry through in-person sessions and digital wellness guides. We started wedwell as two best friends on a mission to bring feminism into the wedding industry, and are so excited to help you with your wedding!"

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