About Weddings with Pride

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now comes the next step: planning your wedding. It’s a stressful time for any couple and can be even harder for same-sex couples.

Even though same-sex marriage is legal in North Carolina, it may be difficult to locate wedding professionals who fully embrace the idea. In fact, we’ve all read the recent stories of wedding vendors who have refused to work with same-sex couples. Unfortunately, not every wedding vendor wants to work with same-sex couples.

This is where Weddings with Pride comes in. We have carefully vetted each and every wedding professional listed on our web site to ensure that they: 

  • have no moral or religious objection to same-sex unions
  • are willing to work with same-sex couples seeking to create new wedding traditions
  • support marriage equality
  • (ideally) have practical experience with same-sex weddings

On a personal note, I am gay, I am from North Carolina, I now live in Virginia with my husband. Professionally, I have over two decades of experience working with North Carolina wedding vendors from the mountains to the coast. As the publisher of four regional destination wedding magazines, I know most of those listed on this web site personally. You can rest assured that by connecting with a Weddings with Pride professional that you will not only receive top-notch service, but the respect you and your spouse deserve–and a sharing in the joy of your wedding day.

So let’s get started! We’re still building our web site, so take the first step by subscribing to our newsletter. We’ll stay in touch as new wedding pros come on board. And we would love to share your wedding story with our readers.Tell us all about here.

Congratulations, and best wishes!

Eric Hause, Publisher