This is a post that I hate I have to make, but is SO important to have out there. It hurts my heart to think about how many couples have had to reach out to vendor after vendor only to have hate or dismissal thrown in their faces because of who they love.
So, I wanted to make a one stop shop for my favorite vendors in North Carolina who are not only LBGTQ+ friendly, but CELEBRATORY! Your day is so important and you deserve to have a vendor team who fully supports you and your love.
Juniper James Bridal
- Instagram: @juniperjamesbridal
- Website: https://www.juniperjamesbridal.com/ - About: Juniper James Bridal is proud to provide a truly distinctive experience that’s married with exquisite service to every. single. human. that walks through our door.
- Instagram: @merakiblommor
- Website: https://www.merakiblommor.com/
- About: We are an all inclusive brand that drives custom and unique floral designs for the dreamers out there. We focus on bringing luxe blooms with lots of texture and focus on cohesive color palettes. We are here to serve and our greatest blessing in life (besides our friends and family) is using our creativity to inspire and bring joy to others.
Felicity Floral Design
- Instagram: @felicityfloraldesign
- Website: https://www.felicityfloral.com/
- About: I try to do everything with intention and care for my clients and their vision. Tori brings personality and little meaningful touches to each bouquet she makes.
Joelle Parks Events
- Instagram: @joelleparksevents
- Website: https://www.joelleparksevents.com/
- About: Joelle is a planner based out of Boone, NC that specializes in sustainable and eco-friendly wedding planning. Joelle's approach to eco-friendly is more of a goal than a theme, meaning it doesn't have to be just greenery and rentals. Her attention to detail and organization is what sets her apart. She's sweet enough to let you have the perfect day, but just feisty enough to yell at your drunk wedding party.
Hosea House Collective
- Instagram: @hoseahousecollective
- Website: https://www.hoseahousecollective.com/
- About: We are an inclusive and affirming wedding planning company that focuses on family (given or chosen) and thoughtful designs.
Summit to Sea Films
- Instagram: @summittoseafilms
- Website: https://www.summittoseafilms.com/
- About: Intimate wedding films for the wild and weird.
Live Wedding Painting
Abby Lynne Art
- Instagram: @abbylynneartist
- Website: https://abbylynneart.com/
- About: Live painting is not just a great way to immortalize the day, but to also entertain guests! To watch a whole painting done in a matter of hours can be fascinating. I will paint at your wedding if it is your third marriage and you have a blended family. No matter what your sexual orientation or gender identity is, I am there for it. Whatever loving religion is guiding your ceremony, I will paint it for you! No matter what nationality, skin color, or age you are: If your date is available I am there for it.
Miss Match Rentals
- Instagram: @missmatchrentals
- Website: https://www.missmatchrentals.com/
- About: Your vintage dinnerware experts. Hannah and Clara are passionate about social justice and their love for the event industry is amplified by contributing to weddings that are inclusive of all kinds of families from every walk of life. Miss Match partners with non-profit organizations supporting the arts, youth, and LGBTQIA+ communities in the area. Their deep roots in the area inspire them to contribute to the community of western North Carolina in many ways.
A Bushel and a Peck Vintage Rentals
- Instagram: @abushelandapeckvintagerentals
- Website: https://www.abushelandapeckrentals.com/
- About: ABAPVR offers a vast assortment of antique, eclectic, reclaimed, rustic, shabby chic, vintage and modern rentals, as well as complete styling services and custom pieces. Based in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we serve the High Country, foothills and western Piedmont areas of North Carolina and beyond. We offer many options, because every wedding, every event, every couple and every photography session is unique — and every client deserves to see their dreams become reality.
Brown Mountain Beach
- Instagram: @brownmountainbeach
- Website: http://brownmountainbeach.com/ - About: It’s an experience rather than just a wedding. A place to make memories and grow deeper in relationships. It’s a wild and scenic river, where adventure meets romance. You can stay a couple of days here on the creek, enjoying conversations and making a wedding relaxing and fun.
The White Crow
- Instagram: @whitecrowwedding
- Website: https://www.thewhitecrow.com/ - About: The White Crow is a brand new 6,400 square foot building designed to meet your every need. At 4200 feet, the property is 37 acres of sweeping mountain views and privacy, all just minutes from Banner Elk and Boone in Western North Carolina . We can provide seating up to 300 people with sweeping mountain views from our ceremony field. Our beautiful and modern bride and groom quarters allow you to comfortably prepare for your big day. The fully outfitted catering kitchen and built in bar ensure every detail has been taken care of.
- Instagram: @overlookbarn
- Website: http://www.overlookbarn.com/ - About: Eldermann’s Overlook Barn is a wedding venue that sits atop Beech Mountain in North Carolina. It has a vantage point that offers breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains that serve as a perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony or reception. Between the 6,500 square-foot Overlook Barn and the multiple-acre meadow adjacent to the barn, the property offers brides and grooms the flexibility to have the wedding they have always dreamed about.
The Nest at Steele's Farm
- Instagram: @thenestatsteelesfarms
- Website: http://www.thenestatsteelesfarms.com/ - About: This spot is at the intersection of HWY 64 and HWY 127 making it easy access to Hickory, Statesville and surrounding towns for all of your guests to stay. My favorite thing about this venue is that while it IS a barn, the inside is all modernized with the most stunning getting ready suites I've seen in a LONG time.
Hair + Makeup:
Charlotte Based Artists:
- Instagram: @moliveriartistry
- Website: https://www.moliveri.com/
- Instagram: @lo.elysestandield
Boone Based Artists:
- Instagram: @white.willow.boone
- Website: https://www.vagaro.com/whitewillowhairstudio
- Instagram: @1steelrosestudio