Lesbian wedding portrait northwest arkansas

LGBTQ-Friendly Wedding Vendors in Northwest Arkansas

Lesbian wedding portrait northwest arkansas
Photo by Kristen Herrington Photography

Hey queer folks and friends in NWA! We love you and hope your wedding planning process is going well.

There’s a community leader in the wedding business, LGBTQ Equality Weddings, who has an awesome hashtag, #YouDontNeedToAskHere. Melissa and I wanted to start a resource that will help identify local vendors who are happy to work with LGBTQ+ couples. This is not a list of every single queer-friendly vendor or business, but rather a list of folks who have told me that they are excited to work with LGBTQ+ couples.

Vendor friends, if you want to be added to this post, please email me at maddie@sonnetwedding.com.

A quick disclaimer: I have not personally worked with every vendor on this list so please make sure to vet your vendors and read reviews/ask for references if you need them.

Bridal Shops

Joon Bridal – Bridal Shop

Tesori Bridal – Bridal Shop

Venues

Record – Venue in Bentonville

Osage House – Venue in Cave Springs

The Ravington – Venue in Centerton

21 West End – Venue/Restaurant in Fort Smith

Fairlane Station – Venue in Springdale

Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks – Venue in Fayetteville

Goodwin Manor – Venue in Little Rock

Brick Ballroom – Venue in Siloam Springs

Legacy Acres – Venue in Conway

Historic 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa & Basin Hotel – Venues in Eureka Springs

Cross Iron Cottage – Venue in Glen Rose

Inn At Carnall Hall – Venue in Fayetteville

The Baker – Venue in North Little Rock

The Loft at Stone Oak – Venue in Greenwood

The Apollo on Emma – Venue in Springdale 

Willow Brooke Farm – Venue in Huntsville

Aloft Hotel – Venue/Hotel in Rogers 

St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable – Venue in Fayetteville

21c Museum – Venue in Bentonville 

Sassafras Springs Vineyard – Venue in Springdale

Prairie Street Live – Venue in Fayetteville

Meteor Guitar Gallery – Venue in Bentonville

St. Anthony’s on the Creek – Venue in Lowell

Ozark Natural Science Center – Venue in Huntsville

The Berry Farm – Venue in Bentonville

Angelo’s Garden – Venue in Mayflower

Garden Room – Venue in Fayetteville

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Venue/Church in Fayetteville

Buck Ridge Barn – Venue in Harrison

Heroncrest Event – Venue in Elm Springs *Gay-owned business*

Mount Sequoyah – Venue in Fayetteville

Musicians/Bands/DJs

String and Sound – Music

Ambrosia – DJ

Diamond Empire Band – Band

Ashtyn Barbaree – Musician

Island Pacific Dancers of NWA – Musicians/Dancers

Dancenhance Enterainment – DJs and Entertainers

Stationery/Signage Designers

Paper Supply Co – Signage and Stationery Designer

Dayflower Designs – Stationery and Paper Goods Designer

Florists

27 Rue de Fleur – Florist

Pigmint – Florist

NWA Florist – Florist

Fleurish Floral Studio – Florist

Jules Design Event Florals – Florist

Garden and Gather – Florist

Eden’s Flower Truck – Florist

Zuzu’s Petals and Gifts – Florist

Hair/Makeup Artists

Brushed Beauty Studio – Hair and Makeup Artist

Veronica Lopez – Makeup Artist

NWA Occasions – Hair and Makeup Artist

Brooke Donley – Hair and Makeup Artist

Eugenia Marks – Makeup Artist

Sarah Washburn – Hair Artist

Rentals

Alpha Lit NWA – Marquee Letter and Number Light Rental Company

Eventures/Randal Events – Rentals

Pretty Old Stuff NWA – Rentals

Planners

Sonnet Weddings! – Planner

Poppi + Pepper – Planner

Amoureux – Planner

Wildly Collective – Planner

Most Joyful Day – Planner

Officiants

Clint Schnekloth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville – Officiant

Janet at Ozark Ceremonies – Officiant

Joyce McGowan – Officiant

Imagine: Vows and Celebrations – Officiant

Photographers/Videographers

Jenn Terrell – Photographer

The Dogwood Collective – Photographer and Videographer

Kayla Snell – Photographer

Kristen Herrington – Photographer

Lissa Chandler – Photographer

Steph Smith – Photographer

Freckled Fox Photography – Photographer

Laura Lee Powers Photography – Photographer

The Johnsons Photo – Photographer

Purdy Art Company – Photographer

Layers Photo – Photographer

Silhouettes + Stories – Photographer

Amanda Knoner Photographer – Photographer

Artefact Image Co. – Photographer

Elise Abigail Photo – Photographer

Charles Hart – Photographer

Rhianon Brown Photography – Photographer

Trent Wilson – Photographer

Kylie Farmer Photography – Photographer

Caitlin Trickett – Photographer

Elizabeth Salazar Photography – Photographer

A^2 Photography – Photographer

Darling Fox Photography – Photographer

The Harp Creatives – Photographer

Count in Threes Photo – Photographer

Anne Marie’s Photo & Video – Photographer

Stephanie Parsley – Photographer

Kabrei Holt Photo – Photographer

Lux Williams – Photographer

Foxtails Photography – Photographer

Robyn Jean Elaine – Photographer

Grace Bunch – Photographer

Anchor Heart Films – Videographer

Joy and Light Photography – Photographer

Jessica Robinson Photo – Photographer

Chris Sheldon – Videographer

Lydia Reith – Photographer

Jessica Whalen Films – Videographer

Designing Indie – Photographer & Graphic Design/Illustration

Sara Clare Photos – Photographer

Ever Serene Photography – Photographer

Tanner Burge Photo – Photographer

KB Photography – Photographer

Monica Ray Photography – Photographer

Boston Mountain Photo – Photographer

Vinson Images – Photographer

Bakers

Anarchy Cake – Cake/Desserts

Rymolene’s Pies – Pies/Desserts

The Cake Occasion – Cake/Desserts

Caterers

Fancy Pants Catering – Caterer

Southern Food Co – Caterer

Wicked Wood Fired Pizza Truck – Caterer

Early Bird Catering – Caterer

Mockingbird Kitchen – Caterer/Restaurant

IDK Cafe – Caterer

Sweet Freedom Cheese – Cheese Shop/Caterer

Staffing Companies & Bartenders

Tie 1 On – Bartenders

Special thanks to Kabrei Holt for sending me her list – she called venues and a handful of other vendors across the state to see if they were LGBTQ-friendly and kindly offered to add those to this list!

Don’t forget! Your love story is important. You’re simply the best!