Sometimes when you partner up with a wedding vendor who so totally embodies everything we hold dear about weddings and especially about our own readers, we have to introduce you. This was very much the case with Seattle/Tacoma-based photography-meets-coordination company Fuck Yeah, Weddings.
Owner Kendall has endless enthusiasm for offbeat weddings of all flavors, but also provides both photography AND coordination for a super streamlined process of capturing and planning your wedding. It's such a win for us to be able to share this awesomeness with you. Here's more about Fuck Yeah, Weddings and all of the reasons why your wedding will benefit from partnering with them…
Who are these folx?
This is the key question and the whole reason I can wholeheartedly recommend Kendall and the team. Kendall's experience comes from over eight years as a photographer and the natural evolution into day-of timelines, vendor recommendations, wrangling wedding parties, and keeping the cats well-herded. Seeing all of the sausage made as a photographer gives you unparalleled insight into the process. It only made sense to expand into more comprehensive services, especially when they have such killer contacts in the industry (from which you'll benefit!).
The best part? Fuck Yeah, Weddings is 100% committed to the values of feminism, social consciousness, and embracing exactly who you are and keeping it all authentic to that. Whether you're queer, trans, disabled, a couple of color, or whatever-you-are, Fuck Yeah, Weddings celebrates and honors you. The problem is, the mainstream wedding industry doesn't do a great job of highlighting, appreciating, and respecting these things. That's why you've got to find vendors who will fight for you and what you want from your wedding. Kendall and the team WILL. Representation matters! Here's just a bit more on their philosophy from Kendall…
“If I am going to be a part of this industry, I am going to be a part of the change that promotes authenticity and love for each couple. I will promote inclusion and representation for all kinds of couples. I will promote language in the industry that is truly inclusive. I will ask your pronouns, and your partner's pronouns.
You will never be just another client, you will never just be another check coming in. I am there for YOU, to make sure you're getting what you need out of such a momentous day in your lives. This day should be unlike any other, you should be present and as joyful as you can imagine. It's not about the cake, it's not about the photos, it's not about if the decorations are perfect.
It is about YOU as a couple vowing in front of friends and family your intention for the rest of your lives together.
Fuck Yeah Weddings is a queer woman owned, feminist venture. Intersectional feminism is at the heart of what I do. What does that mean in the wedding industry? I will help you look critically at your wedding in the best way possible: feel weird about the garter toss? Don't want to be “given” to your future spouse? Leave it out of YOUR day. There is nothing you have to include, nothing you ‘should' do except craft a day that celebrates the love you share with your partner.”
Praise hands, y'all. This client absolutely agrees: “Kendall is a magical wedding saint who was put on this earth to make wedding dreams come true.” – Nicola
Are there any perks for being a reader?
We love a reader perk! Here's what you can snag if you make sure to mention you found Fuck Yeah, Weddings on Offbeat Bride:
Offbeat reader promo:
Free engagement session for Offbeat Bride readers! Don't forget to namedrop us when you get in touch to get the deal.
I also offer free travel for weddings in the lower 48 states.
How do I find them?!
It's easy! Head to the website to get in touch, check out the portfolio (y'all want to see the amazing offbeat examples, right?), and learn all about their photography and coordination packages and how you'll save time and stress by combining major vendors into one contact. Trust, it helps.
Fuck Yeah, Weddings is based in the Seattle/Tacoma area, BUT BUT as you may have noted above, they offer free travel for weddings in the lower 48 states. I know, almost any of you can snag these services for yourself. Hell yes.
In the portfolio especially, I see a RANGE of people. I see the actual spectrum of humanity and not just what the wedding industry deems worthy of showing. I see YOU. So if that's you (spoiler: it is), you should go say hello and get your date on their calendar. Fuck yeah!