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Same-Sex & LGBTQ Weddings

Same-Sex & LGBT Wedding Tips and Inspiration from the Triangle’s Top Wedding Resource

June 26, 2015 was a significant day for marriage equality when The Supreme Court declared that same-sex marriage would be legal in all 50 states!

Love is love and a wedding is a wedding, but here at Heart of NC Weddings, we understand that couples still face challenges when planning their special day and seeking out same-sex friendly wedding specialists in North Carolina, and we’re here to help! Our Wedding Venues & Vendors Directory offers a wealth of information that includes many resources for any couple looking for venues, photographers, florists, planners, caterers and other professionals to help put together a day many have been waiting for years to celebrate!

An Ode to Inclusivity – Changing our Name

We used to be named Southern Bride & Groom. In 2020, we relaunched with a new name, Heart of NC Weddings. Each and every vendor who is on our NC wedding planning website was made aware that a large part of this name change was to make it clear that we are inclusive for LGBTQ couples. That means, each of our vendors is a supporter of our mission to represent ALL weddings in our community.

In addition, we have highlighted several local, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill based same-sex weddings on our Blog and will continue to be inclusive on our site and in our magazine. For ideas and inspirations, browse some of the real weddings highlighted below. After your wedding, come back and submit your own wedding to us!

LGBTQ Wedding Inspiration for NC Couples

Raine & Chastity

21c Museum Hotel

Donald & Damian

Prestonwood Country Club

Mark & Richard

University Club, Durham