Friday, June 21, 2013

Virginia Residents: Tell Your Story!

Equality Virginia is looking to collect the pictures and stories of gay/lesbian couples who have had to leave Virginia to get some kind of legal recognition for their relationship -- whether a marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership.

If this is you, please help out with this important event.  Below is a quick and easy questionnaire, simply answer the questions and send your answers to the email below along with a photo from your wedding.

Couples Questionnaire
1.      Tell us a little bit about yourselves. Where are you from, what do you do, etc?
2.      How did you meet?
3.      Where and when did you get married?
4.      Why did you decide get married?
5.      Why is marriage equality in Virginia important to you?
6.      Can we use you as a point of contact during press inquiries? If yes, please provide all of your contact information, including address, phone, and email.

Once completed, please email this form along with a wedding photo to

Deadline, Sunday, June 23rd at 11am EST.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

It Was A Grand Day! Say I Do! DC Event Recap

June 2, 2013 was a grand day. We celebrated our 4th annual Say I Do! with over 200 LGBT couples, friends and allies. Over 2 dozen fabulous exhibitors came out to showcase their products and services to our couples eager to say "i do".

With the Hotel Palomar as our venue and the lovely Coco B. Colby as our hostess, it could have not been a better day.  

We have a huge responsibility that we don't take create a safe space where our couples can meet LGBT friendly vendors for their wedding and to provide an environment where couples can mix and mingle with other engaged couples in a fun and relaxing environment. Say I Do! is not just an event, it's an experience and we are honored to continue to be of service to the community.

Thank you to those who joined us, helped spread the word and those who supported, we could not have done it without you!

Warm Regards,
Tammy Freeman
Say I Do! Founder

Click here to see pictures from June 2

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Whimsical Straws Perfect for Creative or DIY Wedding

We just came across these whimsical and fun straws on the Very Jane website and HAD to share.  These are perfect for a wedding where a tall glass of fun is in order!

There are oodles and designs and colors to choose from.

Check them all out here!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Say I Do! DC 2013 Post Event Scavenger Hunt

Ladies and Gents!

Do you think you have what it takes to walk away with the grand prize of a $25 Starbucks gift card by winning our scavenger hunt?

We shall see...

We are going to send you on a journey, to discover and in some cases rediscover some of the great exhibitors who joined us for Say I Do!

Be the first person to answer all the questions correctly and you win!

1. Answer the questions below using the clues provided.
2. Provide answers in a comment under this status on our FB page
3. If you are the first person with all the correct answers you'll win! Sorry, no second place prize, but you will still be a star in our eyes :-)
4. We will not comment on whether your answer is correct or not until the contest officially closes.  You can't change your answer! If your comment says "edited" on FB that comment will be exceptions. So be sure in what you post!

Ready? Let's go...

Fill in the blanks. See below for a helpful hint!

  1. This vendor is on a quest to cure DC of it's creative bore. Her name is _______ and her blog is called _______________
  2. This vendor was serving up S'mores and Peach Pie in a martini form at Say I Do! on June 2 in Washington, DC, they are ______________
  3. This vendor has long been a pioneer in the gay weddings industry, now she's serving up style with her new clothing line called _________
  4. We gave away lots of their wine at Say I Do! DC 2013, a Stein Family wine that gives a percentage of its profits to a marriage equality cause. The name of the wine is ______________.
  5. This Say I Do! photographer captured Bree of Capitol Romance rocking her signature mustache on a stick, he is _____________
  6. Everybody LOVES this Queen, because she is so fierce and fabulous! She was our Say I Do! hostess for 2012 and 2013, she is ______________
  7. They created a relaxing lounge for our couples and entertained guests at Say I Do! DC 2013. Our official entertainment sponsors 2 years in a row! They are ________________
  8. Got a sweet tooth? This vendor was aiding and abetting your taste buds with delicious sweets in a variety of flavors. The name of the vendor was ___________
  9. This vendor presented an informative workshop on why life insurance is important for the LGBT community. This vendors name is____________
  10. List your 3 favorite vendors from Say I Do! DC 2013 _________, __________, __________

Need a little help? Helpful hint...
All of our vendors can be found in our FB album, just click here.
You may need to rummage through some of our recent posts for a few of the answers.

Good Luck!