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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Diamond Girls Bartending (Also provides Alcohol for purchase)
Fiore 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"