EWedded is a female BIPOC owned business, so we can't let Black History Month pass us by without spotlighting and celebrating the exceptional talent and expertise of Black professionals within the wedding and events industry. We want to take a moment to recognize the creativity, artistry and innovation brought forth by individuals across various fields whose contributions are amplifying and positively impacting the growth and visibility of Black Excellence within the industry. Our selections are companies we've had the pleasure of working with or those we follow and revere for their mastery. From media companies who provide a platform for Black wedding and event specialists to event designers who transform spaces into dreamscapes, we're showing our love, honor and respect.
Media & Technology
MunaLuchi Bride Magazine is a print publication showcasing stylish wedding inspiration for women of color. MunaLuchi is the combination of two African names, which when fused together mean, “Beautiful Work of God."
Black Bride Magazine
Black Bride is the first on and offline multi-cultural global company serving all brides of color in the international wedding and events industry. Black Bride is dedicated to serving women of color in an underrepresented bridal market. All brides will find inspiration on their blog, digital publication, social circuit and at national bridal events.
Hue I Do
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Hueido.com. Shares the emotions and experiences of Black weddings and marriages from yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The media platform offers two podcasts, a blog and vendor directory for marrying couples.
Keith Cephus Photography
Keith is a multi-award winning photographer who has been in the industry for over 25 years. He is recognized as one of the most sought after wedding photographers on the east coast and beyond.
Renee Hollingshead offers luxury wedding photography with a fine art edge. They're an international, destination-loving, energetic photography team based in the U.S. And no matter where you plan to get married, they are with you every step of the way.
Recognized as one of the best photographers in America by BRIDES Magazine in 2020 and 2021,the mission of Samantha Clarke photography is to help women of color look and feel beautiful in front of the camera because they’re worthy of having beautiful images that leave a legacy for future generations.
Makeup by Candice
Professional Makeup Artist Candice Rauch has worked with some of the most influential women around the world. Many of her clients have graced covers of local magazines, walked the runways at various fashion shows, pageant winners and appeared on Bridal Bliss on Essence.com.
Britt has been passionate about brows since her first introduction to them while working at a brow bar, in 2014. Adding makeup as another art form has helped her grow as a woman and artist. With a background in architecture, she approaches the structure of the brows from a mathematical standpoint.
Blushed by Naomie
Based in Atlanta, Naomie has been a lash artist and professional makeup artist for 8 years. She specializes in iLash extensions, Makeup, Ombre Brows, Waxing, Beauty Products and more!
Event Planning, Design & Florals
With over 25 years of experience, AJ Williams is the creative visionary behind AJ Events’ experiential design, execution and fundraising. AJ‘s work is always ambitious, and often unconventional. Her work reflects a bold, can-do attitude, where bringing a client’s vision to life is not only possible but paramount.
As Houston's premiere design firm, D'Concierge not only dedicates meticulous attention to every detail but they also provide a personalized platform for open communication and care while catering to your wedding specifications ensuring a reflection of your personal style with elegance and grandeur.
Isha Foss Design
Isha's mission is to reveal your heart, vision and point of view through details of your event. She brings thoughtful ideas and focus to your event. Together you'll create the details that become part of your story.
Mark Ingram Atelier
Mr. Ingram established his own namesake collection ‘Mark Ingram Bride’ as a response to hearing firsthand the gowns that his customers were missing the most. The Mark Ingram Bride is a Collection brand first but truly so much more of an adjective. The title embodies the woman and the women who inspire their effortless look and feel. They are simple yet stately, they are delicate but impactful. The Mark Ingram Bride Collection is inspired by the women who adorn the gowns and their innate appreciation for chic, quality, and impeccable design.
Since 2013, Pantora Bridal has been disrupting the industry and making magic for clients of ALL sizes and EVERY skin tone! More than just a brand, Pantora is a safe space to discover and celebrate unique beauty. Inspired by their communities and grown from a foundation of inclusivity, they have built a legacy of innovative designs and unwavering dedication.
Founded in 1991 in London UK, Kosibah specializes in figure enhancing contemporary and elegant bridal and evening gowns. Kosibah produce Custom/Bespoke, Made to Order and Ready to Wear gowns.
MIRACO is a jewelry and lifestyle brand founded in 2023 by Samira Baraki. They create luxurious fine jewelry that's accessibly priced and always makes a statement.
A creative by nature, designer Khadijah Fulton has been bringing beautiful objects of her imagination to life since early childhood - a talent she put to good use at New York's Parsons School of Design. Based in California, the collection is designed and made by hand in partnership with small workshops and individual artisans in downtown Los Angeles.
Adore Adorn creates one-of-a-kind designs with precious materials to maintain fair costs and originality. Their made-to-order system helps combat over-consumption and waste, while ensuring the longevity of their pieces. By keeping small inventories, they reduce our environmental impact and offer you a truly unique and responsible way to adorn yourself.
Catering & Cakes
Hummingbird Dessert Boutique
Hummingbird Dessert Boutique is know for their outrageous macarons, delectable desserts and creative cakes. They're currently working on popup locations, but can serve you no matter where you live.
GetPlated Catering And Events
GetPlated Catering offers bold flavors, personalized service, and an authentic passion for helping people create bespoke memories. Their boutique-style menus and intentional presentations set the stage for unparalleled events in DC, Maryland and Virginia.
De La Cre´me Creative Studio
De la Crème Creative Studio has a clean, contemporary style inspired by art, fashion and a love for incorporating beautiful details and rich textures. They treat each cake as its own unique masterpiece—a perfect fusion of their taste and your individual style.
Bands and DJ's
Soulful Sounds is dedicated to creating an event that you’ll remember for years to come. They want your input on every aspect of their service so they can make it just perfect for you.
Exquisite Sound Entertainment
Exquisite Sound Entertainment blends the best of both worlds. You get the professionalism, skill and talent of their MCs and DJs, enhanced with the look, feel and sound of live musicians. They bring you the ultimate entertainment fusion for a high-energy performance your guests will not forget.
Honey + Vinyl Music
More than just a band. An experience in sound. Songs were created as a way to remember stories. Honey + Vinyl uses them to create the soundtrack for yours. Honey+Vinyl has mastered the art of storytelling. Rooted in the science of sound, and uses intentional song selection, presentation and timing to bring the entire event experience together.