(Closed) just us in DC need some ideas

posted 8 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have zero advice, but congratulations!  Sounds lovely, intimate, and fun.  My very very butch Fiance found a fabulous pinstriped suit at the thrift store.  Women’s but you can’t tell at all.  Before that we had no idea what she was going to wear!

I do LOVE LOVE LOVE the Chantal though!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re in DC, but had to have our wedding in Massachusetts (before DC had same-sex marriage), so I don’t have specific advice on photographers.  However, my suggestion would be to ask on the DC local board about wedding photographers in the area.  When you get some recommendations, you can call those people and asked about their openness to same-sex couples.  My guess is that they will be open.  NotFroofy and I found absolutely no vendors in this area who were hostile to same-sex couples.  But if one is hostile, you don’t have to book that person.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Sabrinazart:  Oh I was about to suggest cherry blossom time, lol, then I saw that.  I am a cherry blossom freak, tattoos and all.  We are having a cherry blossom cake!  I was born in Japan and have been fascinated by cherry blossoms ever since hearing about them as a little girl. 

  I have no other good ideas as I haven’t been to DC since I was 12 when my grandmother lived in MD.  Sorry!  I know there are local boards here on Weddingbee pertaining to various parts of the country.  I post all over the Weddingbee and have never had anything but openness in return.  I come over here from time to time to the LGBTQ board but it’s not nearly as busy as the others. 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I saw your post and wanted to suggest that you should check out the U street area (that’s where the original Cake Love is located).  If you are up for a car ride of about 20 minutes from there, you have to check out Glen Echo Park!  If Art deco is what you are looking for, you are going to LOVE Glen Echo Park (it’s right over the border in MD).  It’s an old 1920s amusement park that is now a national park.  It has a working carousel (from May – September), and I am actually renting the bumper car pavillion for my own wedding reception 🙂  There is a spot called the cuddle up (the old spot for the spinning teacups) and they even have an old trolley for pictures. It’s an old DC landmark but isn’t filled with tourists because it’s a little trip from the city…

http://www.glenechopark.org/

Google  glen echo park and weddings for fabulous pictures.  Not sure what your budget is for photographers, but I have some suggestions if you want to private message me.

 

Good luck and welcome to DC!

Post # 9
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659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

For DC, you can get married near the Jefferson Memorial if you get a park permit.  They are not difficult to get.  Also, there are some restaurants with outdoor space (like the Tabard Inn – lovely courtyard and great food).  There are lots of Kimpton hotels where you can have a wedding, too, and they do a lot of same sex events (our wedding is at the Palomar…but we’re not gay 🙂 )

I have a close girlfriend that is a fantastic photographer (she works a real job, but does lots of photography for fun and extra money).  I could ask her if she’s up for a wedding – she’s done them before, including one in Italy – and I love her photos.  She’s not taking pictures at our wedding (formally, anyway) because she’s our guest, but she’s very talented and I doubt very expensive. 

There are also WAY better bakeries in DC than Cake Love.  Seriously better ones. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

here is a recent same sex wedding that my photog did http://www.paulmorsecode.com/index.php/post/80/Melissa_and_Shayna,_Amherst,_Massachusetts,_6.20.2010

i have heard he is very gay-friendly and he’s an amazing photographer (our wedding is the most recent one posted in his blog. he may be more than what you are looking for but he has a number of associates he works with, so he might be able to point you toward one of them.

i totally agree that cake love is BY FAR nowhere near the top of the list for good local bakeries. i have used both fancy cakes by leslie in bethesda and fluffy thoughts in mclean. there is also sugarbakers and many others in DC that are great. check out the vendor reviews section.

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