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Utah businesses for your big, fat gay wedding

Romance is in the air this month, along with a lot of snow on the ground! And as same-sex marriage is more commonly accepted across the US, Utah’s bank of LGBT-owned and allied businesses and entrepreneurs is exponential.

So, if you’ve recently popped the question (hopefully with the intended result), here is a slew of wonderful choices to make your special day completely memorable. Due to space restraints, we highlight a condensed list below of LGBT-friendly businesses offering services for your big day. Many more are at utahgayweddings.com and qpages.com.

Accommodations

Dreamkatchers Lake Powell B&B (pictured above)

Lake Powell’s only gay owned and operated bed and breakfast offers themed guest rooms starting at $179 per night, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, full gourmet breakfasts and 8-person spa.

Under the Lindens

Located in Salt Lake City, this quaint B&B offers four luxury suites with kitchens and private bath, jetted tubs, pot-belly stoves, secluded sundeck and hot tub.

Three Dogs & a Moose Cottages

Nestled in the heart of Moab, Three Dogs & a Moose offers four unique cottages for your leisure and romance.

Bands

Lady Marasuki

Since 2011, Lady Marasuki has been spreading its’ unique sound spanning from jazz, pop, blues to lounge in SLC’s favorite music venues and events.

Otter Creek Duo

Mary and Peter Danzig are a folk duo with 10 instruments and 53 strings between them. They’ve been called “a duo that is both a technical marvel and tastefully perfect”.

Caterers

Le Croissant Catering

Le Croissant Catering specializes in enthusiastic service, stunning presentation and exceptional taste!

Lux Catering & Events

With Lux Catering and Events, you are in the hands of culinary, floral and design experts. Experienced and a true love of weddings, they will help you choose romantic florals, gorgeous linens, and incorporate familiar details with a flawless execution.

Magleby’s Utah Catering

Magleby’s offers Wedding Reception Sweet & Savory Packages designed by experienced chefs and coordinators to give your buffet a colorful and delicious variety.

Photographers

Dav.D Photography

Most photographers learn to take photos and then editing them is somewhat of an afterthought. While editing is important to some photographers, it definitely takes a back seat to the art of taking the photo. For David Daniels, his photography emerges from his extensive background in photo editing and design.

Hardison Peek Photography

Located in Ogden, Hardison Peek is a full service portrait studio specializing in LGBT weddings, family, children and senior high photography.

Florists

Twigs Flower Company

For decades, Raymond King has been creating outstanding floral arrangements for every occasion imaginable. He started Twigs Flower Company and has focused on delivering only the highest-quality products to his customers.

The Art Floral

For that last minute need, special request, custom design just that extra-special human touch, The Art Floral just can’t be beat. The Salt Lake City floral company is full-service with same-day deliveries. For weddings, birthdays, special occasions or just to have that extra pizzazz, The Art Floral is a full palette of brilliance.

Event Services/Venues

Pierpont Place

Stylish and upscale Pierpont Place can be rented for weddings, corporate events, parties or any other occasion. However, if the customer does not want to hold the event at Pierpont Place, the Premier Corporate Events offers catering, planning and bar services.

Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden is a beautiful setting for weddings, receptions, wedding photos, engagement photos, and parties. From casual to elegant and any style in between, we provide the gorgeous backdrop to your special day with breathtaking mountain, city, and garden views in any season.

Squatter’s Pub Brewery

The well-known local brew pub offers a private event space for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and parties of all sizes and sexual orientations.

Disc Jockeys

Soundswrite LLC

Roger Cox’s business offers DJ and other emcee and hosting services for weddings, events, parties and dances. While music is his passion, being involved with the community is also very important to him.

DJ Pauly

For Paul Helms, being a disc jockey is much more than a hobby. The St. Louis native has been honing his craft since 1989 when he began working as a professional deejay. He touts: “We don’t do cookie-cutter receptions. We help create a great experience, not just for the couple, but for everyone there that night.”

Salons

Jesse Dolce Hair Design

Visit Dolce Hair before the big day to make it the most fabulous event possible. You’ll find queer-friendly stylists in an urban-chic atmosphere.

Friar Tuck’s

A pay-it-forward barbershop that offers traditional cuts, straight-razor shaves, beard trims and scalp treatments donates a portion of each service to the VOA Homeless Youth Resource Center.

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