Category Archives: Same Sex Weddings

WeddingWire Winners 8 Consecutive Years

We are WeddingWire Winners for the 8th straight year in a row

WeddingWire Winners 8 Consecutive Years 2009-2016

with the Couples’ Choice Awards – previously known as the Bride’s Choice Awards – for our DJ, Photography, and Videography services in and around Phoenix, Arizona.

This is especially significant for a good reason. Although many AZ wedding vendors claim this award for a year or more here and there, very few have the distinction of winning the award every single year back to the very first time these awards were issued in 2009. In fact, 3 Oceans Entertainment is one of only 9 Arizona wedding vendors who can say this.

WeddingWire Winners 3 Oceans Entertainment website
3 Oceans Entertainment – Event Wedding DJ Photo Video services in AZ

Just for fun, let’s break this down. Looking at the winners in all categories and in all markets nationwide is a lot of effort resulting in a huge number, so let’s just look at the Phoenix, AZ market and focus on Wedding Photographers, Videographers and DJs.

This year there were 153 award winners in those 3 categories. Very cool if you’re one of them, and understandable that a company’s PR person might feel compelled to brag about it, especially if it’s the first time.

Now let’s go back to 2009, when this same program was named “Bride’s Choice Awards” and there was only a total of 63. That’s a little different story. How many of these 63 carried through with an unbroken winning streak all the way to present? The answer is 9. They are:

  1. 3 Oceans Entertainment – DJ, Photography, and Videography
  2. Ray the DJ – DJ
  3. Ray Mar Productions – DJ
  4. Face the Music – DJ
  5. Birkett Entertainment – DJ
  6. Bill Limbach, The DJ for You! – DJ
  7. AZ Celebrity DJ – DJ
  8. All-American DJ – DJ
  9. Pinkerton Photography – Photography

There were no Phoenix AZ Wedding Videographers who made the list, and only 1 Photographer. Congratulations to these 8 other Arizona wedding vendors, who deserve recognition for honor in an increasingly crowded field. 9 companies specializing in weddings in the Phoenix area with a positive and proven track record over the last 8 years is a very small number indeed.

Why would a Bride and Groom even consider someone else? An insured professional with great rates and outstanding service is the way to go when considering Phoenix AZ wedding vendors, and WeddingWire winners 3 Oceans Entertainment are worth a look.

Halloween Same Sex Wedding

www.3oe.co had so much fun at a

Halloween Same Sex Wedding

in Cave Creek Arizona with Peg and Linda and their fabulous friends and family. Sugar skulls, hats and canes and more were on display as the two wonderful women said their vows and danced to a live bluegrass band.

Halloween Same Sex Wedding - 3 Oceans Entertainment Same Sex Wedding Photographers in AZ
Halloween Wedding Party

With a picture in mind they set about their wedding plans.

Lesbian Wedding in AZ
Linda and Peg

Everyone dressed up for the festivities.

Dressed Up
I know, right??!!

Linda knew the day was bound to be special.

Halloween Bride - 3 Oceans Entertainment AZ Wedding Photographer
Something is going to happen.

An offer was made

Presenting a Rose
Presenting a Rose

and accepted.

Brides and Friends - Arizona Same Sex Union - Lesbian Wedding - Gay Marriage - 3 Oceans Entertainment
Brides and Friends

There’s nothing quite like dancing to a live band!

Ladies First Dance - Halloween Same Sex Wedding in AZ
Ladies First Dance

Cutting the cake is a required wedding activity

Halloween Wedding Cake
Cutting the Sugar Skull Halloween Wedding Cake

and lots of fun when it’s so unique. What a wonderful occasion!Sugar Skull Wedding Cake

3 Oceans Entertainment has long been a friend to the AZ LGBT community, with support for marriage equality even before it was legal in Arizona. We are a happily married couple who love to celebrate marriage. Linda and Peg have taken this commitment even further, as technically they were married last year on Halloween and simply chose to to make it official for friends and family this year, now that same sex unions are legal in Arizona, and marriage equality is the law of the land.

Please consider contacting us about Arizona Wedding Photographer Robbie Carpenter if you’re getting married anywhere in the State of Arizona and are searching for quality and professional, affordable wedding photography. Husband Cameron Carpenter is a wedding DJ and Videographer who would love to be considered as well! Give us a look at www.3oe.co

Gay Friendly AZ Wedding Vendor

3 Oceans Entertainment is very clear that we are a Gay Friendly AZ Wedding Vendor.  We have always felt this way.  However, one always has to tread carefully when dealing with the media, who as a whole often seem to have one sort of agenda or the other.  Here’s what has been happening with us lately.

Pete Suratos of ABC 15 News in Phoenix contacted me to comment on a new piece he was reporting on concerning SB 1062, the supposedly controversial pending legislation concerning an exemption to allow discrimination.  By “supposedly,” I simply mean that the only real controversy is why this ridiculous bill has not already been given a gubernatorial veto.  The current numbers are somewhere between 70 to 95 % against, so how about a little representation of the will of the people here, huh folks?

Anyway, the “powers that be” in the news room were certainly looking for opposing viewpoints, but just couldn’t find any by airtime, so a little clever editing makes it almost sound like I support the bill.  Enough that I got a phone call the following morning from a producer up the line who asked if that meant I would go on record in support.  Uh, NO…but you can add me to the overwhelming majority of decent people who would never validate another excuse to discriminate and hate.

Still, it was fun to be on the evening news and at least my wife squealed with excitement when she saw her silly husband on TV.  That part was worth it to me right there.  Here’s a link to the news video:

3 Oceans Entertainment on ABC 15 News Phoenix Arizona

In fairness, the reporter kept looking in the right direction after this and asked if I knew anyone who had been directly affected by this so-called religious discrimination.  Why yes, we just worked with a great Phoenix couple who were not only told “no” by a cake baker, but then lectured about their depraved lifestyle, etc.  Rebecca and Molly were very brave to go on TV to discuss this and we are very proud of them.

Molly and Rebecca Gay Wedding in Phoenix AZ
Molly and Rebecca Wedding in Phoenix AZ – 3 Oceans Entertainment Arizona Wedding Videography

 

Becca and Molly Gay Wedding in Phoenix Arizona, AZ Gay Marriage, Marriage Equality
Becca and Molly

They got a lot of flak and hateful comments on the internet right away, (of course!) the 24 hour news cycle marched on, and life goes on.

We’ll be working on a new video with Becca and Molly to promote awareness for Anti-Bullying Safety Classes at the Kidzone with the upcoming Phoenix Pride Festival.  Stay tuned for more.