Marriage Equality Discounts & Giveaways!

In the aftermath of Section 3 of Defense of Marriage Act being ruled unconstitutional (yay!) followed by Prop 8 being overturned (double yay!), I started receiving emails from our APW sponsors sharing in the celebration and offering up discounts and giveaways and all kinds of goodies. We decided a roundup post was in order, so I sent out an email to our sponsors asking if they’d like to participate, and their responses just absolutely blew me away! One of the things we pride ourselves in here at APW is having an arsenal of wedding vendors who support marriage equality (something they confirm when they sign our sanity pledge), so it wasn’t a surprise that they were excited about these steps toward equality, but their responses were filled with so much excitement and love and love for our readers that it got me choked up all over again. I’m proud to call these people my friends and colleagues, and they make me so proud be part of such an amazing facet of this industry! So, without further ado, I give you the Marriage Equality Discounts & Giveaways Roundup (organized by region, because we have SO MANY amazing vendors!). In each section giveaways and large discounts are noted first, so check for them, and pass this post along to the couple that you know needs it!

West Coast:

Julie Randall is giving away photography coverage for an LGBTQ wedding that’s within a three-hour drive of the Portland, OR metro area (including Seattle), plus a 15% discount for all couples who book prior to September 1, 2013! More info here.

Patrick Pike: Is giving away a whole elopement to an LGBTQ couple, including an officiant (and possibly other local vendors, too), plus a 20% discount for everyone who supports marriage equality and books through August 15, 2013! More info here.

Lisa Wiseman is giving away a free two-hour wedding session (her petite package) to an LGBTQ couple getting married in San Francisco before July 19, 2013!

Emily Takes Photos is offering 50% off of all elopement packages to all couples getting married at San Francisco City Hall through the end of August 2013! More info here.

Christina Richards is offering $500 off any 2013 weddings booked by the end of August!

Corinne Krogh Photography is offering a 10% discount to all APW couples that book by the end of July for the 2013 or 2014 season and mention this post!

Jonas Seaman is offering $100 off his standard wedding package price to any APW couples who book a wedding between now and October 31, 2013!

Monica Roy is giving away a free engagement session to the first APW reader who inquires about it using her contact form!

By Cherry Photography is offering a 10% discount to APW couples who book her for 2013 and 2014 weddings by the end of September 2013!

Journey Lost Productions is offering $500 off to the first couple who books either the Wedding Highlights package or Love Story Documentary package! Travel fees apply for anywhere farther than a two-hour drive from San Diego.

Pop the Champagne is offering a 10% Celebration Discount to any couple (LGBT and all the other fantastic APW Supporters) who books in July. More info here.


La Vie En Rose Events is giving away a month-of coordination to one LGBTQ couple (valued at approx. $2500) and offering a 10% Love=Love Equality discount to everyone! More info here.

Two Moon Photography is offering $200 off all wedding packages during the month of August in celebration of the wonderful marriages beginning in Rhode Island at midnight on August 1, 2013, and they’re also offering a special City Hall Elopement package of $600 all LGBQT couples for August as well!

Smitten Chickens is giving away a portrait session to an LBGTQ couple or family! More info here.

Debi Parker is offering a 10% discount to APW couples, because she loves them so much!

Jerrit Pruyn is offering $100 off his portrait package of $400 (and tax free!) for APW couples who book in the month of July to celebrate Marriage Equality and the lifting of government regulations!

Corey Torpie is offering $250 off for the first three APW readers who book her and mention this post!

JC Lemon says, “For getting 8 off the books, you’re getting 8 off the books!” He is offering an additional 8% discount (total of 18%!) to APW couples for packages booked before end of July!


Emily Alt is offering a 20% discount to all LGBTQ couples through August 1, 2013, plus a discounted rate of $150 for shooting proposals within Chicagoland or Michigan, AND she’s giving away one Amour Session to an LGBTQ couple! More info here.

Christy Tyler is offering $250 off any weddings booked by July 31, 2013, to couples who mention this post and support Marriage Equality!

Emilia Jane Photography is offering $150 off to all NYC and Chicago couples who book marriage celebrations of any size in July and August!

Alaina Bos is offering a 10% discount to any couples who are marrying in June or July 2014!


Amanda Summerlin is offering an upgrade of either ten additional album pages or a 16×24 gallery wrap to anyone who books between now and the end of August!


Favor Jewelry is offering a 20% discount through July 21, 2013 with the code LOVEISLOVE!

Up Up Creative is offering 20% off all orders for the rest of July 2013 using the code defense-of-love!

Brent & Jess are offering a 15% through July 19, 2013 when you mention this post!

Find more awesome vendors who support and celebrate marriage equality in the Vendor Directory!

Photo by APW Sponsor Jesse Holland.

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