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.

Find us:

Amanda and Amanda Summerlin Photography at http://www.amandasummerlin.com/

Cindy and Aisle Less Traveled at https://www.aislelesstraveled.com

Let’s talk about that “Ain’t No Nookie Like Chinookie” magnet.

Look, I thought this was a treasure when I saw it in the bathroom of our Airbnb, but this truly is a gift that keeps on giving. Google revealed the band Ray Troll & The Ratfish Wranglers, who wrote a little ol’ song called… “Ain’t No Nookie Like Chinookie.

A quick listen to the hit single, as performed live at Salmonfest 2015, revealed that we were, indeed, mispronouncing the name. We thought it was “CHIN-ook” but based on this song, we should be saying “SHIN-ook”. Sorry, Chinook.

Band member Ray Troll is also a visual artist, and created the image, which you can aquire on a magnet, t-shirt, or poster.

Dead Naming and Some Resources for Transgender Folks:

What is dead naming? How does it affect transgender people? What can you do to help?

How to Be Human: Talking to People Who Are Transgender or Nonbinary

National Center for Transgender Equality

Transgender Law Center

Trans Lifeline

US: (877) 565-8860
CANADA: (877) 330-6366

Trans Lifeline operators are available 18 hours a day every day of the week.

Pacific time: 8am to 2am
Mountain time: 9am to 3am
Central time: 10am to 4am
Eastern time: 11am to 5am
Alaska time: 7am to 1am
Hawaii time: 6am to 12am

LGBTQ+ Wedding Planning Advice from This Episode:

Steel yourselves, because you will have to have awkward and sometimes painful conversations with potential vendors to make sure they are welcoming to LGBTQ+ couples.