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LGBTQ Weddings — How to Show Your Pride on Your Big Day

By Aundrea Goodwin

June 29, 2021

At JP Events, we absolutely love the month of June. It’s Pride month 2021, meaning it’s a time to celebrate all the beautiful versions of love that exist in our world. And in the six years since the Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, we’ve seen a lot of that love — and some stunning celebrations to go with it.

Whether you’re an LGBTQ couple or an ally, we’re breaking down a variety of ways to incorporate Pride into your wedding planning, ceremony and celebration!

Sprinkle in a splash of color.

Already decided to fly a rainbow flag at your reception? Amazing! If that’s not your thing, consider incorporating a vibrant flare through your attire or decor. Try sprinkling in a splash of color with a unique bowtie, dip-dyed florals or colorful dancing shoes. (Trust us, you’ll be grateful for the comfort of a sneaker by the end of the day.)

Bright colors aren’t your thing? No problem! Play around with other unique choices. We’re inspired by this couple, who turned the tables of attire by wearing black and instructing their guests to wear white.

Serve cocktails with a Pride-centric spin.

Another creative way to commemorate Pride in your celebration is through your specialty cocktail recipe. We adore this cocktail, a drink featured on the menu at the historic Stonewall Inn. Make it your own by naming the drink something significant to you and your partner. You can even put a sign out on the bar with a short and sweet explanation of the meaning behind the recipe and the name.

Choose vendors that support the Nashville LGBTQ community.

Nashville has a rapidly growing community of LGBTQ-owned businesses, as well as those that boldy support and represent the community. We love Bode Nashville for intimate celebrations in the downtown area. If you’re leaning toward a grand celebration with stunning architecture, Union Station Hotel won’t disappoint. The venue claims: “We believe in love….loving someone and being loved by someone. This is a feeling to be enjoyed by all.” And we couldn’t agree more.

When it comes to photographers, we found Matt Andrews’ gallery of LGBTQ wedding photography gorgeous and delightful. We also love Kathy Thomas Photography. She has a diverse portfolio of clients and beautifully captures the unique essence of each couple.

While the legalization of same-sex marriage was long overdue, LGBTQ couples can use the newness as a permission slip to make their weddings their own. There are absolutely no rules! 

If you’re looking for help bringing your perfect day to life, JP Events would be honored to assist you in crafting a ceremony and celebration tailor-made for you and your partner. We’re committed to incorporating the details, both big and small, that boldly represent the beautiful, proud couple that you are!

About JP Events

“Since 2008, JP Events has served Nashville and the surrounding metro county areas as the premier all-inclusive event planning and production company providing full-service catering, cake & pastry design, floral design & arrangements, event planning & coordination, event rentals, bar & beverage services, and more. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, or special occasion, we curate every detail to perfection to ensure a seamless, effortless experience that leaves every client, and their guests, smiling.”


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