Planning

Gracing the cover of our 7th issue of Black Bride Magazine are Zena and Tank Babbs, who married only a few months ago! In this issue, you'll read about these newlyweds navigating their transformative journey before and after the aisle. We dive in and ask the questions that many of our devoted black brides want answers to, including this pair's thoughts on colorism, overcoming hardships, repairing a relationship and more.

Also in this issue, you'll find planning guides from some of our favorite wedding vendors, whether it be finding the perfect gown for your body type or next-level photography tips that'll help you memorialize every wedding milestone. And with bolstered beauty, health, fashion and travel sections, we're sure you'll find worthwhile inspo that makes winter wedding plans a piece of cake.

Of course, we wouldn't be here without your support, which is why we took extra special care when it came to selecting this issue's featured real engagements, weddings and styled shoots. Inside you'll find helpful relationship advice, adorable love stories and industry insights from everyday couples and professionals that exemplify everything we stand for here at Black Bride -- inclusion, class and kindness for all women of color.


What are you waiting for? Click here to check out the 2018 Winter issue today!

Cover Credits:
COVER PHOTOGRAPHER: Haley Ringo Photography
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dionysius Burton
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STYLIST & PRODUCER: Belle Manjong of B. Belle Events
LOCATION: Catesby Farm Estate
MAKEUP: Nicki "Nicki Mac" McPherson
HAIR: Merlande Petithomme of Platinum Hair Experience
HAIR: Bernadette Wilson of Bernadette Wilson Beauty
FLORIST: Holly Heider Chapple
MALE & BRIDAL STYLE ASSISTANT: Katie Brinson
MALE STYLIST ASSISTANT: Che' Mack
CELEBRITY MASTER BARBER: Julian Samuel Payne
MILLINER: Z Malan