Equalove is a small, local community of experienced Orlando and Tampa area wedding professionals who actively support marriage equality and gay weddings in Florida. Our goal is to grow as slowly as necessary in order to maintain our standards of quality and commitment to same-sex weddings and the LGBTQ community at large.
Our participating wedding professionals are a curated, hand-selected listing of professional bands + musicians, cake bakers, caterers, DJs, event designers, hair + makeup artists, invitation specialists, limo services, officiants, photographers, planners, venues, and videographers who take pride in their craft and have demonstrated the highest level of quality in their products and services and who have promised to maintain these strict standards for gay weddings.
Equalove was started in order to connect established and well-respected wedding professionals with LGBT couples searching for top-quality wedding vendors who want to work with them to make their wedding day as beautiful and memorable as possible. In order to maintain our own high level of quality, we are:
A wedding professional cannot buy their way into our group. To be considered for an Equalove membership, our vendors must strictly adhere to these five standards:
Brian Adams has been photographing weddings in Florida, New England and worldwide since 2002. Since then, he has photographed more than 350 weddings in 17 states and 7 countries.
work has been featured in People Magazine,
Professional Photographer and Town & Country and
has also been seen on Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, and Good Morning America.
The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts presented Brian with two awards
for his photography in 2007 and in 2012 . . .
Bernadette Coveney Smith is the nation's leading same-sex wedding expert. She plans beautiful LGBT weddings and trains wedding professionals around the globe about how to serve the same-sex wedding market with dignity and respect. In 2004, when gay marriage was legalized in Massachusetts, Bernadette started 14 Stories, the first business in the country to specialize in planning legal gay and lesbian weddings. They have offices in New York and Boston but serve couples worldwide . . .
Event designer Kate Parker has quickly established herself in the
wedding industry through her exquisite taste and outstanding attention
to detail. Her reputation for perfection and easygoing manner is known
throughout New England. Always striving to create the most innovative
and expertly executed events is the trademark of Kate Parker Designs.
She has designed and planned events for celebrities including Daphne Oz
and Sam Huntington and political figures as well . . .