5 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Wedding Planner

Just as it’s important to find the dress that feels like “the one”, finding the right planner for your wedding can make a huge difference in how you will feel during your planning experience and on your wedding day. But that doesn’t mean it should be difficult. Armed with the right set of questions, you will find the perfect planner in no time. To help us figure out the best questions to ask, we got help from Sandy Hammer, the co-founder AllSeated, a FREE wedding planning tool for couples Read more [...]
C.K. Alexander5 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Wedding Planner

Chic Winter Wedding Invitation Ideas!

Winter weddings happen more rarely than summer ones, but are often some of the most distinctive and unique. If you’re planning your nuptials in the winter, one of the first things you’ll be doing is sending out save the dates. Since your guests will be getting them in the spring or summer, when winter is far from their minds, it’s important to take this opportunity to set the tone for your winter wedding and get them excited about your unique event. Our friends at Yonder Design, a luxury stationary Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderChic Winter Wedding Invitation Ideas!

Holiday Makeup Giveaway

The holiday season has finally arrived and I’m excited to announce some wonderful news for all of our readers who love makeup as much as I do! They call this the season of giving, right?! Well we’re certainly feeling generous here at Black Bride. This holiday season we’ll be celebrating by stuffing a stocking for one special reader for our Holiday Makeup Giveaway! But first, I'll share a little about why this giveaway is so special to me. A few years ago, I was introduced to Motives by Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIHoliday Makeup Giveaway

2016 Holiday Beauty Must-Haves!

The holiday season is an amazing time of the year spent with friends and loved ones. It is also an excuse to get glammed-up for all of the holiday parties and festivities during this season. Erline Louigene, freelance makeup artist and beauty influencer of InnerBeautyOut, shares her favorite holiday beauty must-haves that will help you feel and look your absolute best for any holiday event. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré - $18 This moisturizer is great all year round but is especially Read more [...]
C.K. Alexander2016 Holiday Beauty Must-Haves!

Lakeside Fantasy Wedding Styled Shoot!

From Paige Brown Designs: There is a part of me that is obsessed with nature and natural elements. Huge bodies of water are insanely beautiful to me! I look forward to date nights at the lake with my husband. I also look forward to white water rafting and kayaking early Sunday mornings. I wanted to take different parts of my personality and blend them all together, which is how this "Lakeside I do" shoot was birthed. Design and Decor Details: We used hues of blues Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderLakeside Fantasy Wedding Styled Shoot!

Get In Formation: Lemonade Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot!

From Laura Held of IDA ROSE EVENTS: This “Lemonade” inspired editorial shoot used bold, modern elements, citrus details, and "Sasha Fierce" attitude to capture the beautiful marriage of independent spirit and true romance. Bright pops of yellow, acrylic accents and linear, contrasting designs came together to make a truly unique wedding production at Washington D.C.’s Fathom Gallery.While it was imperative to nail the setting and decor for this styled shoot, storytelling was equally Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderGet In Formation: Lemonade Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot!

Black Bride’s Favorite Instagram Groomsmen Moments of the Week!

Weddings have one million working and moving parts to it. The main focus is the bride right? Well not the only main focus. What about the guys? Groom and groomsmen? The groomsmen get lost and forgotten about at times.The groom needs his team of fellas's to be able to get over the cold feet or help tie his tie. This week Black Bride did not forget about the fella's that make it all happen for the groom, the groomsmen. So we featured Black Brides Favorite Instagram Groomsmen Moments of the Week! Vitae Read more [...]
Amber OgdenBlack Bride’s Favorite Instagram Groomsmen Moments of the Week!

Black Bride’s Top 10 First Look Moments

There are so many looks to choose from when it comes to wedding photography. But first looks are amazing it's the first time the bride and groom see one another. During the first look photographer set up a  romantically intimate stage to give them privacy and to make that moment just for the bride and groom. First look shots are magical, so magical in fact here we have created Black Bride's top 10 first look moments! 1. Shayssa & Onil || Landon Hendrick Photography From the Groom "I Read more [...]
Amber OgdenBlack Bride’s Top 10 First Look Moments

Black Bride’s Favorite Instagram Wedding Moments of the Week!

With the summer season nearing an end and fall on the horizon, this isn't stopping wedding season from continuing to blossom. Labor day 2016 seemed to be the perfect weekend for magical wedding bliss. We had to share some of our favorite wedding moments. Here are Black Bride's favorite Instagram wedding moments of the week! Duke Photography || Alakija Read more [...]
Amber OgdenBlack Bride’s Favorite Instagram Wedding Moments of the Week!

Romantic Proposal Inspiration!

From Tiffany Rolle of House of Ro: The inspiration for this proposal styled shoot came from the idea of wanting to create an atmosphere that would be intimate and romantic. From there, I was able to select a venue that would provide an warm, contemporary vibe to stage a dinner just for two. The colors selected were black, gold and emerald, because they are elegant, timeless and can be used in many different settings. Cool neutral colored flowers were included in the design to contrast with Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderRomantic Proposal Inspiration!

Lightweight Foundations for the Summer Months

Summer has officially arrived, and with it comes a surge in heat, humidity, and the universally dreaded feeling of putting anything heavy on your face. Naturally, it's not just time to mix up your wardrobe, it's time to pull out your lightweight foundation. You guessed it: It's also necessary to swap out heavy complexion perfecters for lightweight alternatives. After all, who wants to apply thick, hydrating foundation in the summer months?  Fortunately, you don't have to sacrifice an even complexion. Read more [...]
ElainaLightweight Foundations for the Summer Months

Blooming Romance Wedding Inspiration!

From Alisha Chadee of Whim Event Planning & Design: Our Blooming Romance styled shoot showcased beautiful women in soft, dreamy gowns exemplifying the Pantone colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. We envisioned an ethereal ceremony with romantic lighting and beautiful, lush florals. Our sweet table featured charming cookies, meringue kisses and a jaw-dropping lovely cake with hand-made sugar flowers. Shoot location: Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Shoot Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderBlooming Romance Wedding Inspiration!

Stunning Second Looks for Your Wedding Day

After inching down the aisle in a look that took the combined effort of your entire bridal party, switch into something more comfortable for the reception. A stunning second look for your wedding day can change the way you enjoy the reception and festivities.  You’ve seen your favorite celebrities execute the trend of having multiple looks on their big day. The idea of having a traditional wedding gown for the ceremony and portraits; then changing into a party dress for the reception is Read more [...]
ElainaStunning Second Looks for Your Wedding Day

Romantic & Rustic Wedding Inspiration

We love over-the-top weddings, but the truth is, that style of wedding is not for everyone. If you're a bride that loves romantic details and the rustic and vintage vibe are what you've been dreaming of, then you'll love this rustic inspired wedding styled shoot, captured and created by Gazmadu Photography and team of talented Nigeria based wedding vendors. From the Styled Shoot Team: This shoot is aimed at inspiring the bride who is all for simplicity, uniqueness, and wants a rustic/vintage, Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderRomantic & Rustic Wedding Inspiration

Pronovias Presents Styling 101 with Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger

Pronovias hosted a styling master class with celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger in NYC. Hosting brides and bridal industry insiders, Micaela shared her tips for styling your bridal gown, featuring stunning new styles from Pronovias. Plunging v-necks to classic a-line gowns, Micaela prepped brides to make their gown their own and look breathe-taking on their day. Explore the top looks from the Pronovias collection and all of Micaela's tips! Tips from Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger Make Read more [...]
ElainaPronovias Presents Styling 101 with Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger