As of July 2011, the So You’re EnGAYged team has ended our work on vendor listings, due to unforeseen health issues. This means we aren’t making changes to listings (nor putting up new ones). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We really appreciate your support, and encourage you to keep up the great work in being LGBT-friendly.
So You’re EnGAYged seeks to match LGBT and allied couples with wedding vendors who actively support LGBT rights and freedoms, including, but not limited to, same-sex marriage. By highlighting voices from within the LGBT community, So You’re EnGAYged further works to build a community that can dispense advice, recommendations, and support to couples in the wedding-planning process. As the wedding industry has grown larger and more ubiquitous, we hope to serve as a reference for those who seek vendors whose business practices align with deeply held values.
Thanks to Smilebooth for the lovely picture!
Kelly Prizel is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of So You’re EnGAYged and owner of Kelly Prizel Photography. Her qualifications include four years of art school, spent in a smelly darkroom with equally smelly classmates; the complete collection of Martha Stewart magazines for all her DIY goodness; and being married to a professional homosexual (aka Natalie). When not blogging, taking pictures, or editing said pictures, Kelly is sleeping (because she blogs, edits, and shoots during all her waking hours). Kelly is also a trained veterinary assistant which is invaluable when dealing with the LGBT community. She lives in New Haven, CT with her wife, rabbits, cats and guinea pigs (no lesbian jokes please).
Lara Swanson is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of So You’re EnGAYged and is a web designer for Dyn.com. Lara is one tough cookie, volunteering as an EMT. Some of her best friends (Kelly and Natalie) are gay. When not vetting vendors, designing the site, and making things run faster, Lara enjoys keeping Kelly sane, baking, and spending time with her husband Brad and their furry children Moses and Harold, who curses a lot for a cat. Lara is also a master of Wii Tennis. Lara lives in Boston, MA but is dreaming of a return to life off the NJ turnpike.
Disclaimer: So You’re EnGAYged lists vendors based on their answers to a survey regarding their relationship with the LGBT community and their support of LGBT rights. So You’re EnGAYged does not guarantee and is in no way responsible for the quality or financial viability of any of its listed vendors. So You’re EnGAYged does not endorse or recommend vendors. We do require third-party reviews as of September 2009. In the event of business fraud, contact the Better Business Bureau. So You’re EnGAYged will not be involved with any mitigation, negotiations, or settlements. In no event will So You’re EnGAYged be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance upon the list of featured vendors or the goods or services provided by the vendor. Each individual and couple needs to carefully vet vendors themselves to determine if they meet their personal needs. We do not guarantee the quality of the vendor or their products/services and do not assume any liability arising out of the use of linked vendors or their products.
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