Every year, Austin is becoming more populated and diverse. This means we have more bad-ass, amazing people to work with! At Awe Events, we pride ourselves on providing awesome service to people from all different cultures, religions, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.
Veronica, Awe Events’ Founder was born in San Juan, PR, and has lived in New York, Madrid, Paris, LA & now Texas. Through travel and by living in large cities, she developed an afinity towards diversity and inclusion that has become a core value in her life and business. She is a member of YHPAA and on the board of EGBI, a non-profit that helps better Hispanic lives through education. Awe Events also proudly displays a LGBTQ badge on The Knot.
In the spirit of celebrating Austin, an open & loving community, we are highlighting some vendors that support diversity and inclusion in Austin. Is your favorite ATX event vendor not on list? Please share them with us in the comments & we will update.
1. Diana Ascarrunz Photography
Diana describes her mission as “to be an inclusive and safe space for clients and friends to celebrate their love.” She loves to work with open minded clients that come from all different backgrounds. Diana is a feminist, strong supporter of LGBTQ rights, and a proud member of the Latinx community in Austin. We had the pleasure of working with Diana for Katelyn and Geoffrey’s engagement, and one of their gorgeous pictures is featured below (top right).
Credit to: Diana Ascarrunz Photography
2. Creatrix Photography
Jenna, the owner and head photographer of Creatrix Photography is a quirky, fun-loving woman who loves her clients to give her “your weird, your quirky, your outlandishness.” She has a great deal of LGBT clients, and loves shooting unique and diverse weddings. She has even shot a Jewish Backyard Halloween Wedding (so cool)!
Credit to: Creatrix Photography
3. The W Austin
The W Austin is verified by Pridezillas and supports the LGBT community. It welcomes all same-sex couples planning their wedding or engagement party. The W Austin provides a great backdrop for photoshoots (see Katelyn & Geoffrey above), as well as for wedding ceremonies. It includes a restaurant, spa, pool, and bar scene.
Credit to: W Austin Hotel
4. Mandy Hernandez
Mandy Hernandez provides services such as makeup, image styling, and hair design on location. She started her company “to fill the gaps in Austin to provide professional artistry for all clients, on location.” She is award-winning and styles brides of all different races and ethnicities.
5. Rev. Linda McWhorter
Linda McWhorter is a wedding officiant located in Austin. Linda is bilingual, and can write, read, and speak Spanish fluently. She supports marriage equality and happily officiates LGBTQ weddings as well as polyamorous commitments. All of her ceremonies are customized to fit your vision and intertwine your unique love story!
Credit to: True+Love Weddings
6. Trudy’s Catering
Trudy’s Four Star is a wedding caterer that proudly services the LGBT community and welcomes all same-sex weddings! Trudy’s believes that “Love is love. Nature is nature.” Trudy’s caters mouth-watering Tex-Mex as well as BBQ and delicacies to the destination of your choosing. They also have a wonderful restaurant with a main floor, private rooftop terrace, and indoor/outdoor patio that serves as a perfect venue for a rehearsal dinner, reception, or private event.
Credit to: Trudys Four Star
7. Texas Bar Ninjas
Texas Bar Ninjas is a bartending and live music company in Austin run by Gemayel, a super talented transgender man. Gemayel has more than 21 years of experience. Texas Bar Ninjas provides service at any type of event, big or small! They never discriminate, and are ASL/deaf friendly!
Credit to: Texas Bar Ninjas
8. Travel Abundance
Travel Agent Sheryl Baker works as a Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist at Travel Abundance. Sheryl is a an avid supporter of LGBT rights, and is a part of the LBGT Chamber of Commerce. She helps her clients find the perfect locations for their special day.
Credit to: Travel Abundance
9. Awe Events ATX
At Awe Events, we love working with all different kinds of people, and are very inspired by learning about different cultures. We've planned Indian, Mexican, biracial weddings, and more!
Looking for an event coordinator or event staff in the Austin area? Shoot us a message, book a complimentary consultation or ask for a fast quote. email@example.com 512-718-8086 www.aweeventsatx.com.
Post written by: Halle Foster