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About Tay

wedding exit at uptown theater with biodegradable confetti

In 2018, I had more LGBTQ+ couples than ever come to me after being rejected by another wedding vendor. I hated it.

In order to do my part in stopping this, I decided to put together a list of Kansas City wedding vendors where people would not have to worry about experiencing this heartbreak. This list is also great for people who are making the decision to only hire inclusive vendors for their big day. I have tried to make it as simple as possible with direct links to either Facebook Pages or websites where contact info can be found. Please let me know if any vendor on this list you have experienced a moment in which they were not an ally as this list is only as accurate as the owners and client reviews can make it.

I have also added an asterisk, *, to any vendors that I have personal experience with and would willingly and lovingly send any of my clients to. (The photo below was taken by me and is at Uptown Theater.)

Vendors, I am currently looking for more of these categories to add to my list. If you provide these services, please e-mail me at: mail@hey-tay.com

Calligraphy/Design, DJs, Bartending, Hair Stylists, & Male Wedding Attire, Dinner Catering

I am currently not taking on any more photographers.

NOTE: This list is not anywhere near comprehensive and there are amazing vendors all over Kansas City. In an effort to keep this list concise and intimate, I have tried to take on only a few highly recommended vendors and vendors I personally can vouch for. Thank you for your understanding.

All vendors added to this list must be at the recommendation of a couple in the LGBTQ+ community if there is no other undeniable proof available (via website, reviews, etc.) that you are LGBTQ+ friendly. Earlier this year there was an incident with a nominated vendor who turned down a couple. This couple did not find them via my list, but they were a part of the list and I never want that to happen. If you loved your wedding vendor and would like them to be added to this list, please e-mail mail@hey-tay.com. I will continue to try to keep this list proportionate and will wait list any vendors that I currently have an overwhelming amount of in comparison to others. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

This list is up to date as of Q3 of 2020

DJ

Salinas Mobile DJ

Feel the Music DJ

All Set Events

Larson Entertainment

Photography

Hey Tay

Emily Lynn

Sara Clance *

Kelsey Diane  *

Becky Lassiter *

Emma Johnson *

Black Coffee Photo *

Elise Abigail Photo *

Elizabeth Ladean

Stephanie Nachtrab *

Hallie Sigwing *

Meredith Graves Photography *

Lauren Nicole Imagery  *

Taylor Kristine Photo

Dinner Catering

The Bite

Granite City at Zona Rosa

Dutzels Catering

Beauty of the Bistro

Rivals BBQ

Olive Events Catering

Dessert

Cake Loft LLC

Yummies by Yoka

Mack Canvas & Cookie

Crumbs and Confections

Baby Bird Bakery

Midwest Cookie Company

Classic Cakes

Hair Stylist/MUA

Jessica French

Madee Stecker *

Dani Jo Bell *

Studio D Hair Loft *

Bartending

Top Shelf Bartending

Shots by Miko

Erin Cook Personal Bartending

Tom’s Travelers Private Bartending

Bars & More Hospitality Staffing

Diamond Girls Bartending (Also provides Alcohol for purchase)

Taylor’d Events Bartending

Wedding Officiants

Over the Rainbow

LAP Studios

Heidi DeSchapper

MBF Sacred Ceremonies

Videography

Rushing Productions *

Move Weddings

My Forever Films

LFC Media

Robot Monster Creative *

Parsons Cinema

Eclicktikfilms

White UAV

Venue

Eventful at Locust Grove

The Venue at Willow Creek

Pilgrim Center

The Rhapsody

Overland Park Ballroom

The Pavilion Event Space *

Bliss Plaza Event Venue

Timber Creek Event Center

Tobacco Barn Farm

The Truman

Feasts of Fancy

Grand Hall at Power & Light

Bridal Shops

Something White Bridal Boutique

Urban Bridal Shop

All My Heart Bridal *

Savvy Bridal *

Fabulous Frocks Bridal

Wedding Planner

C Watson Events

Wedding Elegance

Pretty & Planned

Twine Celebrations

Something Blue Event Planning

Brick + Ivory Events *

A Little Luxury Events

Fiore Events *

Belle Journée

Angie Bretches

Julian Events

The Veil KC

Hooch & Honey

Hitched Planning + Floral

Timeless Wedding Design

I Plan Your Wedding

Philosofi Celebrations

Beautiful Days with Brandi

Floral

Fiore KC *

Good Earth Flowers *

Collections Floral Design *

J. Smith Events

Heart and Soul Floral

Jungle House Goods

Blooms by Breck

Botanical Floral Design

Calligraphy/Design

Hannah Kelm *

Kalos Designs

Little Yellow Leaf

Event Rentals

Supply Event Rentals & Design

Rustic Elegance Event Rental

Favors/Gifts

Bolle Bath

Photobooths

Mokan

Mirror Me KC

Jubilee Events

Snap it Upp Photo Bus

The Photo Bus KC

- kara + anudeep

"I knew Tay did great work from looking through her website, but it was talking with her and hearing her approach to her business that sold us. She is one of those people who exudes kindness and joy. We are an intercultural couple and it meant a lot to me that she had demonstrated a commitment to inclusivity in her client portfolios."

"Tay is simply the best. Contact her for a consultation; you won't regret it."

- ally + luke

"When I met Tay in the summer of 2017, Luke and I were freshly dating and filling in for a portfolio session that had cancelled on her short notice! And let me tell you... that was one of the best things to have happened to us! We had a BLAST and it was then that I knew I wanted Tay to capture our relationship along the way— so when Luke proposed she was one of the first people I told! I have never been the most comfortable in front of a camera— but she makes it feel so dang easy. Tay has this way of capturing the purest moments, the goofy moments and all the love that exists between them. Just recently, she delivered again for us. Seeing our wedding through her lens was the cherry on top of my favorite day. I cannot thank her enough for the joy she has brought us— and the photos she has given us to show genterations to come."

"Tay has this way of capturing the purest moments, the goofy moments and all the love that exists between them."

- jerica + kathleen

"Tayanna is a prime choice for a photographer.
She photographed our wedding and produced home-run, out of the park, Friday night lights photography. We asked her to focus on moments: people interacting with each other and less formal moments. Her professionalism, communication and quality is top-notch. If you want top performance, hire Tayanna. 10/10 would recommend, will hire again."

"10/10 would recommend, will hire again"