equality

I am committed to providing an inclusive and accessible service for

all of my couples and their guests.

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gender and
LGBTQ+ equality

In a perfect world I shouldn't need to say this, and you shouldn't need to ask. But it is important that you know for sure that

your love is safe with me.

As a cis bisexual woman married to a cis-het man,

I have some experience of the assumptions people can make about sexual orientation.

I won't make assumptions about your gender and sexuality.

I will ask for your pronouns and ensure they are used correctly.

I will be guided by you as to how you identify and whether you say your relationship is straight, gay, queer, lesbian, same sex / gender or other sex / gender.

Accommodating needs

If there are any adaptations I need to make to account for disability, neurodivergence, or medical needs, please always let me know.

This might include things such as:

- adapting the planning process to be entirely verbal if the idea of sitting and writing answers doesn't work for your brain;

- having seats available for you during the ceremony (although I recommend this anyway as it is a lot more comfortable!);

- allocating seating and planning the arrival and exit of  any guests with mobility needs;

- planning for use of hearing aids or a BSL interpreter;

- rehearsing in or visiting the ceremony space

in advance to help manage anxiety;

or anything else relevant to you and your guests.

This is also covered in my ceremony planning questionnaire,

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Core Values

I have adopted the Core Values set out by LGBTQ Equality Weddings, both in my business in my life. You can read these here:

 - To strive not to assume a person’s gender identity, sex characteristics, or sexual orientation based on their appearance or otherwise;

- To strive not to assume a person’s race(s), culture(s), or religion(s)/faith(s) based on their appearance or otherwise;

- To respect and follow a person's instruction as to how they’d like to be addressed, including gender and disability pronouns;

- To strive to create accessible environments for disabled clients by meeting individual access requirements;

- To share insight and knowledge with others, where possible, and where appropriate;

- To endeavour to encourage the representation of all groups/communities when contributing to styled shoots, especially underrepresented groups/communities;

- To strive to continue to educate ourselves on equality generally;

- To be kind and supportive to our colleagues and peers if unintentional mistakes are made in relation to inclusive language;

- To act with honesty and integrity at all times; and

- To help build a community who are united in making the wedding industry, and the world, a more inclusive place.

 

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