Black Bridal Professionals and Wedding Vendors You Need to Know

By Shayna Seid

During the pandemic, the wedding industry was hit hard, but Black wedding vendors and the Black community suffered especially. We created this guide to help get the word out about some of the most talented wedding professionals that you should hire for your nuptials, and we’ve just updated the list for the third time for 2023.

The original list was expanded upon one bridal brand Sahroo started, and since then, it’s been amazing to see how these vendors have grown professionally. We, like a lot of other wedding outlets are working to be more diverse, especially when it comes to including more Black couples and businesses on Over The Moon. Below are the Black-owned and founded wedding vendors you should know. And FYI, this isn’t limited to just the USA, we have included some in the U.K. and The Netherlands, and most are available to do destination events.

Finally, if you know of a business we’ve overlooked that should be included, please DM or email at [email protected], so we can keeping adding to this guide in real time.

Catering and Cakes

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BERRY and Brie Grazing

Known for their signature and beautiful Grazing Tables, BERRY and Brie feasts are perfect for cocktail hours and pre-wedding events. Their menus are made up of locally sourced produce inducing delicious cheeses, meats, fruits, and veggies, and they also do kids’, dessert, and brunch tables. Based in London, they’ll set up anywhere across the city and the home counties, and their individual grazing boxes are also available for delivery.

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Cake Atelier Amsterdam

Amsterdam-based, wedding dress designer turned cake baker and decorator, Natasja Sadi’s creations aren’t complete without her signature “sugarflowers” that can be displayed and kept forever. Available for destination weddings, prices for cakes begin at €1100. Sugarflowers can be also be ordered separately starting at €950 for a minimum order of a sugarflower arrangement.

De la Crème Creative Studio

Specializing in high-end wedding cakes, Saint Louis-based bakery De la Crème has “a clean, contemporary style, inspired by art, fashion, and a love for incorporating beautiful details and rich textures,” according to its website. With a background in art and design, owner Heidi Holmon starts with a sketch and then brings her inventive and creative works to life. All wedding cakes start at $1,500 and are available to be delivered to the greater metropolitan area of Saint Louis, Missouri.

La Patisserie Chouquette

Also based in St. Louis, La Patisserie Chouquette specializes in whimsical French pastry and couture cakes. Owner and pastry chef Simone Faure is a New Orleans native who got her start with Ritz-Carlton hotels before moving to Missouri. She has baked for numerous celebrities including LL Cool J, Missy Elliot, Jodi Foster, Brad Pitt, Queen Latifah, and more. From cakes that look like succulents, Italian frescos, or lily ponds, this bakery can do it all—might as well grab a box of macarons too, if you’re stopping by!

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Little Cake Garden

Run by husband and wife duo, Jasmine and Robert, South East London’s Little Cake Garden produces delicious and captivating creations, and they name each cake after the couple they’re creating it for. After the initial consultation, a personalized proposal will be drafted to perfectly suit your wedding and design requirements. For wedding cakes of three tiers or more, prices start at £600.

MonAnnie Cakes

For U.K. and destination weddings, MonAnnie is the love child of married couple Fen and Segun—she’s the baker, and he does promotion. Based in Reading Berkshire, U.K., the couple has also created cakes in Italy, France, and Zambia. Confections for weddings outside the U.K. are clearly welcome. As a guide, three-tier wedding cakes that serve 80-100 guests start at £2,200.

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Sweet Details

Founder Andrea Weithers explains that most of her wedding clients come to her four to six months out from the big day. For the Atlanta, Georgia-based bakery, buttercream covered cakes start at $6.50 per serving, while fondant covered cakes start at $7.50 per serving, and there’s a $500 minimum spend for a Sweet Details wedding cake. For cakes featuring three tiers or more and intricately designed custom cakes, Weithers insists on delivering. “My cakes are delicate and require specific temperature control, timed deliveries, and transportation,” she shares.


Full Bloom by Lauren

Founder Lauren’s goal is to elevate everyone’s encounter with flowers—her personal favorite is a butterfly ranunculus. Atlanta, Georgia-based Full Bloom uses the best seasonal flowers to create beautiful bouquets, centerpieces, and full wedding florals. For weddings, the studio offices full-service design and à la carte options. Full service options start at $5,000 and à la carte options begin at $400.


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Kate Wren Flowers

Growing up in Zimbabwe, Kate Kashiri has always loved color and made florals her full-time passion after she moved to England and trained at the Cambridge Flower School. The process will start with an in-person or Zoom consultation, and Kate can even service destination weddings. To complement her amazing centerpieces, you can also rent tablescapes from her company Wren Ark.


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Offerings is a Los Angeles-based studio specializing in weddings and events, utilizing florals with intention. Founder Schentell Nunn grew up running around her grandmother’s massive rose garden in Vermont and later studied Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Today, Offerings can service weddings anywhere, and Nunn has designed installations for Chanel, Dior, Gucci, and more impressive clients. In 2014, she added jewelry design to her repertoire and founded her line, NÜN.


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The Wild Mother Creative Studio

The Wild Mother Creative Studio is a florist studio owned by Afro-Indigenous sisters, Lauren Palmer and Leah Palmer. From small to large weddings, they can do it all from their home base in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Oklahoma City.



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Afrik Armando

Helmed by creative lead Afrik Armando, the photography collective is Philadelphia-based but also serves the New York area and beyond. Last year, Over The Moon featured OTM Bride Lee Randaccio’s Cape Cod wedding, lensed by Armando’s team, and there are more OTM weddings already in the queue for the studio.

Amy Anaiz

New York City-based intimate editorial wedding and portrait photographer, Amy Anaiz identifies as Afro-Latina and started her career representing top photographers as a talent agent and quickly learned the ins-and-outs of the business. She loves connecting with couples and capturing the love between them.


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André Brown Photography

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, founder André Brown leads his skilled team and specializes in wedding and portrait photography and videography all around the world. The studio’s shooting style is very much inspired by high-fashion editorials, which will appeal to those who want statement-making pictures. All wedding dates are first come, first serve, so be sure to book as soon as possible. On average, Brown’s couples book around 14 months in advance.


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Anée Atelier

Founded by best friends, Sheena Meekins and Gina Esposito, Anée Atelier is based in downtown Manhattan, but the two are available for destination weddings. A Condé Nast alum, Sheena has an elevated aesthetic informed by her time at Vogue. 

Angela Lauren Company

Those who want fun, romantic shots of their wedding should look to Angela Lauren Company. Based in Houston, founder Angela Miller’s company, made up of all BIPOC, creates images and video for local and destination events.

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Avonné Photography

Based in Philadelphia and New York City, Avonné is also available for destination weddings and elopements. With 10 years of professional experience—and a creative background in opera, dance, and photography—she’s mastered the art of taking photos that make you feel.

Bedge Pictures

Founder Emeka Bedge Amafor was born in Delta, Nigeria and currently lives in Abuja, but his passion takes him worldwide. With a photojournalistic style, he loves to capture people in an authentic manner on what is one of the most important days of their lives and is changing the way traditional Nigerian weddings are photographed.

Chi-Chi Ari Love

Founder Chi-Chi Ari is a wedding journalist that draws on her fashion background and love of the arts and nature to capture great photographs. She’s based in New York and the D.C. metro area but is ready to travel when needed. In 2020, Over The Moon featured OTM Bride Candáce Akilah Gregory’s Prospect Park wedding, lensed by Ari.

Elizabeth Austin Photography

Elizabeth Austin’s style of photography is “free-flowing with a mixture of editorial and documentary. My images are soft, romantic, and unique to each couple’s love,” she says on her website. Based in Atlanta, she’s available to travel for her work too. Aside from being an amazing wedding photographer, Elizabeth is also the co-founder of an interactive pop-up celebrating Black hair culture called The Black Hair Experience.


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Films by Diallo

Founder Mamoudou Diallo is a wedding cinematographer based in New York City and is available for events worldwide. He and his business partner can fully capture your wedding day in images and film with top of the line equipment. Films by Diallo also offers 360-degree video booths, so guests can create unique mementos in real time.

Gione da Silva Images

Husband and wife team Gione and Hannah da Silva are based in London, but provide photography and videography to couples all around the world. From elopements to multiple day events, they’re available to capture all of the important moments.


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Igor Demba Photography

U.K.-based but available for destination events, Igor Demba is from Portugal and lived in Sweden for many years. He is able to beautifully photograph everything from intimate elopements to bigger celebrations. He defines his style as “very much on the lines of documentary photography, with hints of fine art and a lot of awesomeness.”


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Kesha Lambert Photography

Mother, photographer, lawyer, and educator, Jamaican-American Kesha Lambert is a modern Renaissance woman. Mostly US-based, she and her team have traveled to Central America to capture weddings too.


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Linda McQueen Photography

Responsible for those iconic shots of Dr. Kerry Anne and Michael Gordon joining a Black Lives Matter protest on their wedding day in Philadelphia, Linda McQueen loves multicultural celebrations and speaks fluent Creole and French. She’s traveled to Mexico, The Bahamas, and Jamaica for her work, so she is certainly available for destination events as well, but book fast—she only takes 30 weddings per year.


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Love Framed

Brooklyn-based duo Marzio and Ambe have had their photography style described as photojournalistic, non-posed, non-cheesy, but they try not to put things in boxes. “We love capturing things raw and real, intimate and vulnerable. We are inspired by art, our peers, and most importantly from all the love we’ve had the privilege of witnessing!” their website exclaims. Recently, the two shot OTM Bride Taylor Rae Almonte’s NYC wedding.


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Matoli Keely

Combining shooting traits from documentary and fine art photography, Matoli Keely captures authentic emotion in her images. The San Diego, California-based photographer, who also has a Masters degree in Biotechnology, only takes on a limited number of weddings each year, so contact her soon, if you’re interested—she also does destination events.

Mo Davis Photography

New Orleans-based photographer Mo Davis has more than 15 years of experience. “I will forever lose my mind during a second line and lose my breath before a bride walks down the aisle,” she shares. While U.S.-based, Davis will travel for events and recently shot OTM Bride Dr. Keji Belgore’s destination wedding in Portugal.

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Randy Lange

Destination wedding photography and videography duo, Randy and Ricardo of Randy Lange specialize in capturing raw moments. The NYC-based team have extensive international experience as well, having been raised in Germany and spending more than a decade in Canada.

Samantha Clarke Photography

Based in Atlanta and Toronto, but available for weddings everywhere, Samantha Clarke is a lawyer-turned-photographer, and her camera has led her all over Canada, the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.



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AJ Events

With more than 25 years of experience, Boston-based AJ Williams of AJ Events masterminds cutting-edge luxury weddings locally and abroad. With an early background in publishing, catering, fashion, and marketing, AJ is a master at creating energy at her events.


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Alexis Victoria Events

Based in Southern California, Alexis Victoria Events also offers services across the country and internationally. From proposal services to ensuring every wedding detail is perfect, this company also has varying levels of planning, from totally hands-on to day-of only logistics.


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With a background in corporate supply chain, founder Chenai Bukutu is a logistics expert. Based in the U.K. but working with clients internationally, she’s also a founding member of the Association of British Wedding Businesses. Bukutu has lent her knowledge to OTM’s planning content and her work has been featured multiple times on Over The Moon, most recently Dr. Keji Belgore’s wedding in Portugal.

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Dreams in Detail

Dreams in Detail is a premier, full service event planning, production, design and rental company specializing in elegant weddings. The team, led by Nicole Harris, is headquartered in Beverly Hills with other offices in New York and Las Vegas, and can also throw your celebration internationally—be sure to inquire about the super memorable Live Champagne Walls they do!


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Erganic Design

Specializing in luxury, multi-cultural weddings in New York City and beyond, Erganic Design’s Founder Sojourner Auguste and her team create memories that matter. Along with wedding planning, the firm also offers guest concierge services, custom lighting, travel management, entertainment, menu design, and more.

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Events by Nishaka

Founder Nishaka Askew Proctor and her all Black female team are based out of Greensboro, North Carolina. With 12 years in business, she can create something magical for weddings held locally or internationally. And Proctor is also a member of the National Society of Black Wedding and Event Professionals.

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Fallon Carter Events

Working in New York and in Los Angeles, Fallon Carter is also available to plan your destination wedding. And for smaller celebrations due to COVID-19, Fallon Carter Events has partnered with exclusive vendors to produce easy ways to plan a virtual ceremony, micro wedding, or elopement—enter The We Do! Collective.

Lea Stafford Events

An Oakland, California native, Lea Stafford began her career in interior design in the SF luxury market before shifting to hospitality. With more than 17 years of experience in the design and events industries, Stafford has produced events for celebrities, dignitaries, and political figures. In 2019, Lea founded a collective of marginalized individuals within the events community, Ethos West Collective.

Love From Mwai

Founder Mwai Yeboah is a Zambian-born luxury destination wedding planner who is known for her artistic event design approach and lifelong advocacy for her home continent and ongoing support of Zambia’s entrepreneurs. In 2020, we featured her amazing multi-day wedding in Zambia for Alice Usanase-Lalui and Armin Lalui.


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Michelle Norwood Events

As a New Orleans native, Michelle Norwood is one of OTM’s top planners and is engulfed in the poly-cultural magic of the city and inspired by its diversity. With 20 years of experience under belt, she notes her favorite venues as the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, Brennan’s Restaurant, and the Marigny Opera House.


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Southern Affairs Weddings & Events

Southern Affairs Weddings and Events is an award-winning, wedding planning, design, and styling firm serving Texas, Oregon, Washington, and beyond. Their southern roots run deep, but they have a passion for curating beautiful designs through a creative planning process.