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A Valentine’s Day Wish List

If there’s one thing I know, Americans love to celebrate! Have you noticed all the new holidays popping up? I’m sure there’s one to celebrate our cats, dogs and ferrets too. While I don’t have any of those, I too jump at the opportunity to celebrate what’s important to me especially my loved ones. Being a day to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day is one of the most beautiful holidays to me. Besides having an excuse to consume more chocolate than usual, I get a kick out of seeing all the Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIA Valentine’s Day Wish List

Real Weddings {Seattle}: Falesha & Rome!

Falesha and Rome met through a mutual friend in April of 2011. "My friends and I were out in the Seattle neighborhood of Belltown and Falesha recognized one of my friends and proceeded to chat with her. Mesmerized by her beauty, the opportunity to say hello passed, even though she seemed to be in a hurry. Little did I know she was a professional track athlete, which explains why she left in 13.1 seconds. Days later that same friend collaborated with her older sister, who used to live with Falesha Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderReal Weddings {Seattle}: Falesha & Rome!

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

Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration!

  Summer may be coming to a close but wedding season is far from over. Jewel tones are the perfect transition palette for a late summer or early fall wedding. Sara Brown Weddings  and a team of Colorado wedding pros joined forced to create a warm and vibrant styled shoot that features a mix of gorgeous jewel tones at Villa Parker, a beautiful Colorado estate with a Mediterranean style that was the perfect backdrop for a modern twist on a late summer or early fall wedding.  Forever Photography Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderJewel Tone Wedding Inspiration!

{Black Bride Magazine Exclusive}: Ashley Joi Sadler and Jason “PooBear” Boyd’s Dream Wedding Day!

In the Summer issue of Black Bride Magazine, newlywed Ashley Joi Sadler, R&B singer and music publisher, gave us an exclusive look inside her glamorous Hollywood wedding, and shared why her husband Jason “PooBear” Boyd, Grammy-award-winning music producer and songwriter, is her best friend and soulmate. On April 10, 2016, Ashley and PooBear  exchanged vows at the beautiful London West Hollywood in Beverly Hills, California. Their ceremony took place in the Hampton Court, the hotel’s English-style Read more [...]
C.K. Alexander{Black Bride Magazine Exclusive}: Ashley Joi Sadler and Jason “PooBear” Boyd’s Dream Wedding Day!

Kate Spade Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot!

From Halle Neeley: This Kate Spade styled shoot was inspired by the charm and playfulness surrounding a summer brunch wedding. These daytime nuptials generally take place in the early afternoon which is perfect if your venue offers a lot of natural lighting. Brunch weddings are my favorite because couples are able to create their perfect day from start to finish. Not only do brunch weddings allow more time for celebration, but the couple can be super creative when selecting menu items. From eclectic Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderKate Spade Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot!

Amazing Moments that Make You Sweat

We've partnered with Simply Stylist and Dove to share an inspiring story of love! When celebrating Amazing Moments in life, the fact always remains that sometimes the moments that make us sweat are the most amazing moments of all. In the new Amazing Moments campaign by Dove, the brand puts its Clinical Protection Antiperspirant to the test during a real woman’s surprise proposal to the love of her life. Louisa took the biggest step ever and popped the question to her boyfriend Rob! In an stunningly Read more [...]
ElainaAmazing Moments that Make You Sweat

{Recap}: The Bridal Brunch Sonoma- Wine Country Edition!

The 2016 Black Bride National Brunch Tour is well underway and we couldn't be more excited! The Bridal Brunch is an intimate, luxury, boutique style wedding planning event. The event features leading wedding industry professionals from cities around the United States, and includes a bridal fashion segment, delectable brunch fare, an expert panel discussion, entertainment, and a fabulous gift bag. We kicked off this year's bridal brunch tour in Sonoma Valley for a Wine Country Edition hosted by Chateau Read more [...]
C.K. Alexander{Recap}: The Bridal Brunch Sonoma- Wine Country Edition!

Black Bride Presents: The Bridal Brunch Wine Country Edition!

Mix and mingle with wedding vendors in an elegant, relaxed, boutique-style layout, at the beautiful Chateau St. Jean Winery in Sonoma Valley, CA. Couples will find everything they need to plan their dream wedding under one roof! Dine on delicious brunch fare and champagne cocktails while meeting the crème de la crème of the wedding industry. There will be expert discussions and a fashion segment featuring gowns from elite bridal salons. Top industry insiders and wedding experts will Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderBlack Bride Presents: The Bridal Brunch Wine Country Edition!

How to Pick the Perfect Venue for Your Winter Wedding

Credit: Biltmore, Asheville NC Have your mind set on hosting a beautiful winter wedding? We don’t blame you—the coziness of colder weather and the cheer of the holidays can set the scene for a truly memorable wedding. As the venue is the main aspect that sets the tone for your event, we turned to Tina Hoang-To, venue expert, and CEO of Wedding Spot, a site that allows you to search, price, and compare wedding venues. Tina shared some key things you should know when you’re searching for Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderHow to Pick the Perfect Venue for Your Winter Wedding

Holiday Decor Styling and Tips!

It's the most wonderful time of the year - and it's almost here! The holiday season is a favorite for Laurel Robinson of Vision Expressions and Priscilla Taylor-Blackwell of Petite Cakes. So when these two creatives got together on this festive-inspired collaboration, can we say "fa-la-la-la-laaaa, la-la-la-laaaaa!" Check out this bright, bold and rustic holiday themed styled shoot, featuring a stunning jewel-toned tablescape styled by Laurel Robinson of Vision Expressions. This fun holiday shoot Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderHoliday Decor Styling and Tips!

50 Shades of Grey Styled Shoot

When your favorite erotic novel and bridal bliss meet, you get one sexy grey styled shoot. Inspired by the thrilling love story between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele from the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, this styled shoot features an assortment of white, soft pink and fuchsia decor, along with bold eye-catching flowers such as swamp lilies and silver bunias that perfectly compliment the gray pallet. Designed by Janice Wackens-Adighibe, the shoot takes place at the Phoenixville Foundry in Pennsylvania. “Gray Read more [...]
Alexis Reliford50 Shades of Grey Styled Shoot