Super Gay Wedding

Cindy Savage & Amanda Summerlin

Super gay wedding pros Amanda Summerlin (photographer) and Cindy Savage (wedding planner) tell LGBTQ+ wedding stories, critique the wedding industry, and dispense wedding planning advice through interviews with LGBTQ+ couples and wedding pros.

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We're back and we're kicking off season three with... a global pandemic. In this episode, Cindy and Amanda discuss the ways the COVID-19 outbreak may affect your wedding plans. Should you postpone or cancel it? Go on as scheduled and keep your fingers crossed? We offer our opinions on the possible options and what actions you might want to take for each of them.Show notes + get your free Planning Your Super Gay Wedding During a Pandemic resource guide at https://supergaywedding.com/coronavirusSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Mar 17

50 min

This super gay wedding features a non-binary wedding party and roller derby girls skating up the aisle. And it was basically planned in a handful of text messages. Plus, ways to get even more queer this year.Full Episode and Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s02e05-queer-wedding-planning-dee-carly-chicago-wedding-shapiro-ballroomDon't miss this or any other episode of Super Gay Wedding! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/super-gay-wedding/id1383530953Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5edBy3fo7OLGVNf3fB9UjSStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186714&refid=stprGoogle Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix5tqagvxg6oietp77mhcbfzhhe?t=Super_Gay_WeddingTuneIn: http://tun.in/pi1I3Support the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Dec 2019

54 min

We're talking with Dee McCord of The I Do Company about drag queens at your reception, non-binary bathroom signs and honorifics, and what straight wedding vendors need to do before they even think about taking on queer clients. Plus, some Greek etymology, the wine bra, and random word association.The I Do Company is your one-stop-shop for all things wedding in the Chicago area! Its branches include The Shapiro Ballroom, a wedding venue in the West Town/Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago; I Do Dance Studio; and I Do Events, which provides wedding coordination and event staffing services headed by Dee. And, she tells us, the majority of employees are members of the LGBTQ+ community.Full episode and show notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s2e04-i-do-company-shapiro-ballroom-chicago-lgbtq-wedding-planner/‎Don't miss this or any other episode of Super Gay Wedding! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/super-gay-wedding/id1383530953Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5edBy3fo7OLGVNf3fB9UjSStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186714&refid=stprGoogle Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix5tqagvxg6oietp77mhcbfzhhe?t=Super_Gay_WeddingTuneIn: http://tun.in/pi1I3Support the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Mar 2019

70 min

This week, Annie and Becky tell us about their Missouri winery wedding in 2013 - way back before it was even legal in the Show Me State. Five years later, they're still laughing about their very casual, spur-of-the-moment proposal and they'd do their simple, friend-powered lesbian wedding all over again if they could. (Except for the planning.)Full Episode and Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s02e03-annie-becky-defiance-missouri-winery-wedding/‎Don't miss this or any other episode of Super Gay Wedding! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/super-gay-wedding/id1383530953Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5edBy3fo7OLGVNf3fB9UjSStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186714&refid=stprGoogle Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix5tqagvxg6oietp77mhcbfzhhe?t=Super_Gay_WeddingTuneIn: http://tun.in/pi1I3Support the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Feb 2019

50 min

We're talking with Ainsley Blattel, non-binary wedding planner at Modern Rebel & Co., about gender norms, sacrificing a bit of ourselves when we can't be out at work, and what LGBTQ+ couples really need: to be seen and celebrated. Plus, our condolences to straight women for what the patriarchy is putting you through.Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s2e02-ainsley-blattel-modern-rebel-co-non-binary-wedding-plannerDon't miss this or any other episode of Super Gay Wedding! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/super-gay-wedding/id1383530953Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5edBy3fo7OLGVNf3fB9UjSStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186714&refid=stprGoogle Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix5tqagvxg6oietp77mhcbfzhhe?t=Super_Gay_WeddingTuneIn: http://tun.in/pi1I3Support the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Feb 2019

57 min

We're back! In our first episode of season two, we're introducing y'all to one of the oldest and best LGBTQ+ wedding resources on the internet: EquallyWed.com. Founders Kirsten and Maria Palladino tell us how they got started, what they do, and why it matters. Plus, 5 ways to get gayer in 2019!Full Episode and Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s2e01-equally-wed-best-lgbtq-wedding-resourceDon't miss this or any other episode of Super Gay Wedding! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/super-gay-wedding/id1383530953Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5edBy3fo7OLGVNf3fB9UjSStitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186714&refid=stprGoogle Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix5tqagvxg6oietp77mhcbfzhhe?t=Super_Gay_WeddingTuneIn: http://tun.in/pi1I3Support the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Jan 2019

61 min

We're ba-ack! In our latest episode, we talk with Chicago wedding planner Heather Vickery of Greatest Expectations about LGBTQ+ weddings (obviously) plus all the other things she's up to: hosting The Brave Files Podcast, helping lots of folks as a success & business coach with her company Vickery and Co., and raising four daughters.Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/S01E17-chicago-wedding-planner-heather-vickery-greatest-expectationsSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Dec 2018

58 min

Amanda tells us everything there is to know about selecting a wedding photographer and answers all the questions you didn't know you should be asking. We also talk about keto diets, Ruby Rose as Batwoman, and what sci-fi shows you should really get around to watching.Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s01e16-choose-best-wedding-photographer-amanda-summerlin-photographySupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Nov 2018

81 min

We speak with Reverend Lex Cade-White, a gender non-conforming UCC minister based in Wisconsin, about being a queer minister for queer couples, how it's possible to both Christian and LGBTQ+, and a whole host of other topics.Show notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s01e15-gender-non-conforming-wisconsin-wedding-officiant-reverend-lex-cade-whiteSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Oct 2018

69 min

Saugatuck is like the P-town of the Midwest. If you're in need of a super gay getaway, the Kirby Hotel might be just the spot to do it. On this episode, we talk with owner Jay and executive chef Mindy Trafman about this magical little place that's perfect for LGBTQ+ weddings.Full Episode and Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s01e14-saugatuck-michigan-intimate-lgbtq-friendly-wedding-venue-kirby-hotelSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Oct 2018

52 min

We speak with Kirsten and Maria Palladino about their wedding nine years ago in Atlanta, at the aptly-named Mary Gay House. Their wedding planning experience led them to the resourse they wished they’d had when they got married: Equally Wed, an online wedding magazine for LGBTQ+ couples.Full Episode and Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s01e13-butch-femme-wedding-planning-advice-equally-wed-founders-kirsten-and-mariaSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Sep 2018

78 min

Amanda interviews Cindy about all sorts of wedding planning stuff. We bust some of the biggest myths about wedding planning and help you figure out if you actually need or want a wedding planner. Full Episode and Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/do-we-need-a-wedding-planner Don't miss this or any other episode of Super Gay Wedding! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/super-gay-wedding/id1383530953 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5edBy3fo7OLGVNf3fB9UjS Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186714&refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix5tqagvxg6oietp77mhcbfzhhe?t=Super_Gay_Wedding TuneIn: http://tun.in/pi1I3Support the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Sep 2018

62 min

In Part 2 of our conversation with Lex and Kitty, we talk about gender bending wedding attire, staying true to yourselves, even if that means not inviting some folks, and we get their wedding planning advice for LGBTQ+ couples. Full Episode and Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s01e11-lex-and-kittys-massachusetts-wedding-part-2Support the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Aug 2018

66 min

In Part 1 of our conversation with Lex and Kitty, we talk about their 2014 wedding in Massachussetts - one of the only places it was legal at the time. But that wasn't the hard part! Eight months before their wedding, Kitty suffered a stroke, and wasn't sure she'd be able to walk down the aisle. Full Episode and Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s01e10-lex-kitty-massachusetts-wedding Don't miss this or any other episode of Super Gay Wedding! Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/super-gay-wedding/id1383530953 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5edBy3fo7OLGVNf3fB9UjS?si=0ZRzOuiVSFyBlqhC9ThDYg Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=186714&refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ix5tqagvxg6oietp77mhcbfzhhe?t=Super_Gay_Wedding TuneIn: http://tun.in/pi1I3Support the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Aug 2018

68 min

This week, LGBTQ+ Wedding Photographer Cassandra Zetta talks us through the Queer Alphabet, we break down sex vs. gender and 3 of the 6 Greek words for love, and we try to define what, exactly, gives LGBTQ+ weddings that special thing that straight weddings just don’t have. Full Episode and Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s01e09-Cincinnati-Ohio-LGBTQ-Wedding-Photographer-Cassandra-Zetta Don't miss this or any other episode of Super Gay Wedding! Subscribe now on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.Support the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Jul 2018

45 min

In our first interview with a couple who’s still knee-deep in the planning process, we talk to Drew and Mark about their upcoming wedding. They’ll be getting married this coming October in Atlanta at Monday Night Brewing, which we’ve determined is Super Gay. Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s01e08-mark-drew-atlanta-wedding-monday-night-brewing Subscribe and listen on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.Support the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Jul 2018

71 min

We talk to queer wedding and boudoir photographer Shawnee Custalow about all sorts of things, including queering up your wedding, the gendered bullshit of the color pink, sheep shearing, and living forever by drinking more wine. Show Notes: https://supergaywedding.com/s01e07-shawnee-custalow-queer-wedding-boudoir-photographerSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Jun 2018

51 min

“Like all amazing couples, we met at a drag show.” “We started planning themes and (super gay!) we decided to go with classy rainbow.” “You’re in frickin’ midwest Wisconsin. You’re going to darn near the north woods. Hey, this is a same-sex wedding. Are you ok with that? That was one of our qualifying questions.” “I’m gonna do exactly what I want to do, I’m going to marry my best friend, and everybody else can get bent.” Hear the stories behind these quotes in this week's episode, where we talk with Andrea and Tara about their super gay Stout's Island, Wisconsin wedding. Show Notes: supergaywedding.com/s01e06-andrea-tara-stouts-island-wisconsin-weddingSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

Jun 2018

67 min

We talk to Bernadette Smith of 14 Stories, the first wedding planner (we know of) to specialize in serving the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to wedding planning, Bernadette is the founder of the Gay Wedding Institute, which educates wedding and travel industry professionals on serving LGBTQ+ clients. Bernadette Smith of 14 Stories and the Gay Wedding InstituteSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

May 2018

44 min

Now that you’ve heard about some other weddings, we (co-hosts Amanda Summerlin and Cindy Savage) thought it was time we told you about our own! Today, we interview each other about the ups and downs of planning our own weddings. We also dispense our best advice, from personal and professional experience, for planning your LGBTQ+ wedding. Show Notes: Our Super Gay WeddingsSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

May 2018

64 min

We talk with Jasmyn and Shakyla about their September 2017 wedding at the Houston Millhouse in Atlanta, Georgia. They constantly had to question, “Will this vendor work with us?” Once they found the right wedding pros, though, their wedding was amazing. We also give you Cindy’s recipe for the perfect Manhattan, an exercise science lesson from Amanda, and new names for wedding party members: Broomsmen. Show Notes: Shakyla and JasmynSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

May 2018

55 min

In our first episode, we interview each other about ourselves and our wedding businesses. We talk about the worst and best things we’ve encountered at LGBTQ+ weddings. We also dispense our best wedding planning advice for LGBTQ+ couples and tell you why we are making this podcast. Show Notes: Welcome to the Super Gay Wedding PodcastSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

May 2018

17 min

We talk to Anakin and Sharon, who met in college, had a chill and casual pizza party reception, and got introduced as newlyweds by none other than NPR’s Carl Kasell. Some other topics covered in this episode: Chicago is cold. Wearing sneakers for your wedding is awesome. Weddings are theatrical productions. Show Notes: Anakin and SharonSupport the show (https://supergaywedding.com/sponsor-podcast/)

May 2018

62 min

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