5 Black-owned wedding vendors you should be following
Looking for Black-owned businesses rocking the wedding industry? Get to know these Equally Wed preferred LGBTQ+ inclusive and affirming vendors!
A Dream To Remember
Texas-based A Dream To Remember is an event design and party planning company built on the central tenet that “love does not discriminate, and neither do we!” They create stunning weddings, formal events and floral designs, specializing in over-the-top events and luxurious experiences.
Beyond their event services, they also offer draping classes and rental options for a variety of events. A Dream to Remember is LGBTQ-owned and serves the Greater Houston area, but they are available to travel.
David England Photography
California-based David England Photography is a gay-owned business that has been in operation since 2000! David made it his mission to start a business in which I could put the customers’ needs first, by keeping prices affordable while maintaining exceptional quality and service.
David’s approach to wedding photography centers on the idea that no two events are the same. He says, “Through years of studying the craft of photography, I pride myself in the art of storytelling through photographs. I love what I do, and I‘ve surrounded myself with a team of photographers who share my passion. Knowing with each image I’m creating a masterpiece that can be passed down from generation to generation is food for my soul.”
Arizona wedding planning service Gardenia Weddings offers customizable wedding planning packages catered to couples searching for full planning, partial planning, or just coordination. They offer wedding services that include both logistics and design planning, creating a customized service package that is specifically tailored to your needs.
Making sure that marriers feel seen and heard is their number one goal. Gardenia Weddings owner Krystal shares, “this means not assuming anything and not putting you in a box. We don’t make assumptions about your pronouns, family dynamic, wedding plan, anything! We start from scratch gathering all this information from you and tailoring your experience accordingly. We want to make sure your wedding is exactly what you want, not what your parents want, not what’s trending on social media, nothing but perfectly YOU.”
Isora Lithgow Creations
Isora’s extensive background in event planning helps her to anticipate, plan for and expertly navigate the many moving pieces of a wedding– from inquiry to gallery delivery. She offers a unique blend of naturally posed and candid shots that capture her couples’ authentic personalities and relationships.
“As a BIPOC (Afro Dominicana), Queer, and Woman business owner, I am passionate about creating an empowering, personalized and fun experience where every client can show up as their most authentic self,” Isora shares. The Vermont-based photographer built her business on passion and inclusivity, going on to say, “Why I do this is simple: to make BIPOC and queer folks feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera, in turn allowing ease and producing memories to keep for a lifetime.”
Renoda Campbell Photography
Equally Wed Pro Certified LGBTQ+ Inclusive™ photographer Renoda Campbell is known for her photo-journalistic style. She operates out of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, California, but also travels internationally.
Her work captures inclusive wedding stories in a romantic, intentional and intimate way. “It all starts with feeling relaxed and being yourselves in front of the camera,” Renoda says. “The in-between moments, when you are unaware of the camera, are the photos that I love most.”