I have spent over 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)

Sandra Acevedo, Tacos y Gorditas taco cart |

SOHO Taco, Selene,

Samantha Shringley, Harvest Kitchen



f10 Creative (though their pricing is comparable with MIHO above, which I think offers a superior product in terms of full service catering)
Brittany Borchard <>

Eight4Nine- Lucy Kent <>
I also really love Eight4Nine for welcome parties!



Matt Phipps, Choice Entertainment |

Phil Quinaz, Que Fancy Music & The Flashdance |

DJ Ramsey, Ramsey the Great |

Dart DJ's |

Christian Palugod, Just4Fun Entertainment |

Justin Kanoya, DJ Kanoya |




Lavender Rose Florals |

Leaf it to Lexi |

Compass Floral |

Walden Floral |




Minted | | use code WEDPLCTIBBETS for 20-25% off

Etsy |

Twinkle & Toast |

Brightly Designed |

Ask if you have something specific in mind!




Let’s Frolic Together |

Brogen Jessup |

Tony Wodarck |

Aaron & Samantha Photography |

Melissa McClure Photography |

Honey Photographs |

Plum & Oak |

Chaz Cruz |

Chris Wojdak |

Andy King Photography |

Allie Lindsey Photography |



Iron & Fern | 

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 - Say I Do Updos |

Hair & Makeup - Beauty by Gerine |


Chelsea Nicole Hair and Makeup |

Hair & Makeup - Jen |

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

Traveling Hair & Makeup from OC/LA - Hair & Makeup by Sydney | 



Socialights lighting (SD based but travels to PS a TON!) | - always recommend them for Lautner Compound weddings for their lighting and generator rental. They are very familiar with this property



Kathy Taylor, Signature Rentals, |
*Please mention my 10% discount!! Go through Kathy, NOT the website! She is familiar with most, if not all, PS-area venues

Planks & Patina |

Archive Vintage Rentals | |

Adore Folklore | |

*It is important you understand your venue rules for when deliveries can take place and when strike can take place when booking rentals. If you have questions on when we should schedule deliveries and pick ups, please don’t hesitate to ask. This is one exception to the Big Day Package 3 month rule, as we will want to make 100% sure this is set properly, so please ask!


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 |

Viva Pops Popsicles |



Classic Photobooth |

Union Booth | *by far my preferred company, they are San Diego local but do not charge travel



BARTENDING (SD based, but travel to PS often)


Common Sense Events |

Barcon |



Common Sense Events |

*As a general rule, if you are doing staffing for a casual caterer or for DIY bar/bartending, please book staff 3 hours before guest arrival and 1 hour after the wedding ends to complete table settings, bar set up, bussing, strike, etc. I can help with how many staff you will need.