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50+ Black-Owned Wedding Businesses to Hire for Your Wedding

50+ Black-Owned Wedding Businesses to Hire for Your Wedding

Last week, we published an Open Letter supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and committed to three tangible actions. As part of that continued commitment, we are sharing this (growing) list of some of the most amazing Black-owned wedding businesses we’ve come across during our own learning and research.

We encourage you to expand the diversity in who you follow and support as those choices will ultimately lead to who you hire. This list is simply a starting point to help you begin discovering the breadth of talent that exists among Black wedding professionals. It is our hope that you will refer to these businesses as the wedding season picks up again.

NOTE: If you are a Black-owned wedding business or know of a Black-owned wedding business that should be added to the list, please send us a note or comment below!

Wedding Planners

Vanessa Hayward Events (Florida + Available for travel)
Frankie Leland Events (Florida + Available for travel)
Vida Chic Events (Hawaii)
Simone Elise Events (Memphis, Tennessee)
Fallon Carter Events (New York & Los Angeles)
Jade Lee Events (Toronto & Atlanta)
A. Merisier Events (New York)
Wedding By Natasha (New Jersey)


Ivy Weddings (Texas)
Linda McQueen Photography (New York)
Nana Annan Photography (New York & New Jersey)
Shira Marie Photography (Arkansas, Tennessee)
Amber Marlow Photography (New York)
Avonne Photography (Philly & New York)
Iris Mannings Photography (DC, New Orleans, & Worldwide)
Joshua Dwain Photography (New York & DC)
Nicee Martin Photography (Chicago & Worldwide)

Floral Designers & Decorators

The Wild Mother(Oklahoma)
Lea Stafford Events (California)
Alisha Simone (New Jersey)
Designs by Oochay (DC, Virginia, Maryland)
Petals Studio (Memphis, Tennessee)
Event Loft (Philadelphia)
Fabulous Fox Designs (Atlanta)
Full Bloom by Lauren (Atlanta)

Hair & Makeup Artist

Schatzic Bridal (Tampa, Florida)
NXB Studio (Edmonton, Alberta)
Hair by Sadiku (NYC)
Nola Beauty (New Orleans)
Beauty by Bijian (Los Angeles)
Triphina Michelle MUA LLC (DC & Maryland)

Cakes & Desserts

Cakes by Kim (Birmingham, Alabama)
JLB Patisserie (New York & New Jersey)
For Goodness Cakes (Atlanta)
Groovy Deliciousness (Philadelphia)
Nicole Bakes Cakes (Los Angeles)
Made by Kay (New York)
Sydney’s Sweets (New York)
Mwokaji Cakery (Los Angeles)

Invitations & Stationery

Isabella Invitations (Worldwide)
Mademoiselle D Luxury Creation (Canada)
Paper Decor More (Los Angeles)
Polk Paper (New Jersey & Worldwide)
Vividesigns by Alero (Illinois)

DJ & Entertainment

DJ Chuck D Supreme (Los Angeles)
Najah Lewis Events (Brooklyn)
DJ Spontaneous (Atlanta)
Rootstock Republic (New York)
DJ Boss Player (Maryland)
My MFW DJ (Dallas)
Story & Rhythm: DJ Brian (Raleigh)

Catering & Food

Eat At Panoptic (Birmingham)
The Fork Goes on the Left (New York & New Jersey)


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Comments (6)

  • Raquel Ervin
    June 19, 2020 at 1:29 am Reply

    Executive Chef & Owner of Eat At Panoptic in Birmingham, AL, where 85% of our business is weddings. Please add us to the list

    • thebrownbride
      June 19, 2020 at 9:01 pm Reply

      Added! Thank you for letting us know!

  • hari
    June 30, 2020 at 5:41 pm Reply

    wow! such a quality list of wedding businesses!
    thanks for sharing.
    will surely share this post!

  • Tati
    July 7, 2020 at 7:55 pm Reply

    This is such a helpful list! I LOVE the fact that you actually took time to research and create this valuable list. I am sure it will be helpful to many couples out there. If I come across anyone who should be added, I’ll definitely let you know! And thank you for stopping by and commenting over on

  • Olivia Lynes
    July 27, 2020 at 11:57 pm Reply

    Hi I am a new Black Wedding Planner in Los Angeles. My company is Thank you for this post I have been wanting to create a vendor list with more Black vendors and this was very helpful.

    • thebrownbride
      July 29, 2020 at 2:17 am Reply

      Great to hear that it’s been helpful! Best of luck with your new business.

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