I have spent ten years cultivating my vendor list by working with & searching out the best in the Southern California wedding industry.  In order to appear on this list, I must have personally worked at least one wedding with the vendor, but often, it has been more than ten or twenty + times!  These vendors are all LGBTQ wedding friendly, and have a true passion for their craft.

I have based this list on so many factors; but fair pricing, value for offerings, & superior customer experience are some of the criteria.

If you are getting married in Palm Springs, most if not all of these vendors are willing to travel there for your wedding. I have designated a few local Palm Springs vendors as well, but as I have most likely mentioned, most of your vendors will be sourced from other nearby cities.

As with everything in this wedding planning journey, please let me know when and if you have any questions! As is probably obvious, this is an abbreviated list.  If you do not find what you are looking for below, just shoot me an email.  If you want to know more about a particular vendor, I am happy to help.

I have direct contact info to each of these, so please let me know if you would like it.


A note about DISCOUNTS: Always feel free to let these vendors know how you found them, and ask if they offer a discount or value-add for working with me!  Many do.


(Professional Wedding Officiants) Bethel and Jason Nathan, Ceremonies by Bethel |

(Your friend of family member) I highly recommend the Asked to Officiate Guide from American Marriage Ministries

Your friend or family member can get ordained for FREE quickly online at either American Marriage Ministries or Universal Life Church.  There is no reason to get ordained through the County.


Samantha Straus, A MIHO Experience // MIHO Gastrotruck // The Vetted Table | (JUST THE BEST CATERER EVER)

Orsika Barabas &/or Kerensa Lorton, Crown Point Catering | /

Sandra Acevedo, Tacos y Gorditas taco cart |


Smoke Tree BBQ Bar & Grill




Matt Phipps, Choice Entertainment |

Phil Quinaz, Que Fancy Music & The Flashdance |

DJ Ramsey, Ramsey the Great |

Dart DJ's |

Christian Palugod, Just4Fun Entertainment |

Mick Scrivener, Elite British DJ |

Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya |

Josh Bonas or Collin Elliot, Still Listening Productions |
Josh & Collin both sing live AND DJ, and can do a combo for your wedding




Lavender Rose Florals |

Leaf it to Lexi |

Branches Floral Studio |

Compass Floral |




Minted | | use code WEDPLCTIBBETS for 20% off

Etsy |

Nic Roc Designs |

Twinkle & Toast |

Bamboo Star Studios |

Brightly Designed |





Let’s Frolic Together |

Brogen Jessup |

Tony Wodarck |

Aaron & Samantha Photography |

Melissa McClure Photography |

Honey Photographs |

Plum & Oak |

Chaz Cruz |

Chris Wojdak |

Laura Christin Photography |

Andy King Photography |

Allie Lindsey Photography |

Heidi O Photo |




Light & Memory Films |

Audrey Alba Films |

Side by Side Cinema |

Emma Lynn Cinema |

Shutterfuzz Films |

Joe Park Films |

Taylor Films |



CAKE/CUPCAKES/DESSERTS (typically does not travel, so these are separated by city)


-SAN DIEGO local-

Hey There, Cupcake |

Jennywennycakes |

Babycakes |

VG’s |



Over the Rainbow Desserts & Cakes |

 Hey There, Cupcake |




Caprice Strings |

Eliana Strings |

Josh Bonas or Collin Elliot, Still Listening Productions |

Republic of Music band |

Added Attraction barbershop quartet |

Mariachi de Real |

Miles Moynier |

Harp by Tasha Smith |



HAIR & MAKEUP- San Diego but most will travel

Hair & Makeup - Say I Do Updos |

Hair & Makeup - Beauty by Gerine |

Hair & Makeup - Marisa von Sheere |

Makeup only- Ashley Lowe,

Hair only- Audra Rene,



Hair & Makeup - Aide Lopez, Salon 119 |

Hair & Makeup - Jen |

Traveling Hair & Makeup from OC/LA - Mobile Bridal Salon | 





Platinum Party Rentals |

CC Vintage Rentals |

Socialights lighting (SD based but travels to PS a TON!) |

San Diego Events Lighting |



Kathy Taylor, Signature Rentals, |

Planks & Patina |


TRANSPORTATION (typically does not travel, so these are separated by city)



Elite Image Limousines |

Rolls Livery |

British Bus Company |



Mark Dehe, Lin Lines |

Cardiff Transporation |




Mobile Photobooth |

Starlight Photobooth |

Viva Pops Popsicles |



Classic Photobooth |



BARTENDING (SD based, but travel to PS often)


Common Sense Events |

Barcon |



Common Sense Events |