Many of my black brides said they were struggling to find Black-owned wedding suppliers for their wedding. Whether it was finding a caterer who would make their favourite african dish, a makeup artist who can work on their particular skin tone or maybe just wanting to support Black businesses, finding them was not an easy task.
When I asked one of my black brides why she wanted a black wedding photographer she replied ‘We were parting with a significant amount of money and it was important for us to keep it in the Black community. We wanted to honour our values of supporting Black businesses and empowering our community, so walking the talk, per say’ As a Black London wedding photographer, I am all for empowering Black-owned wedding suppliers and giving them more representation.
So I have compiled a list of Black-owned wedding suppliers who would suit a more modern and contemporary wedding.

Black-owned wedding suppliers: Bridal wear

Felisiti Greis
Felisiti will design you anything from a classy dreamy wedding dress to an androgynous bridal suit. Her work screams exquisite elegance
Website: https://www.felisitigreis.com/
IG @felisitigreis

Naomi Deru Bridal
Naomi makes contemporary designs perfect for the modern bride. 
Website: https://www.naomideru.co.uk/bridalwear

Kate Edmonson Bridal Couture
If you like puffy sleeves, big bows or anything very fashionable, have a browse at Kate’s stylish designs
Website: https://www.kateedmondsonbridal.co.uk/ 
IG: @edmonsonbridalcouture 

Rital Colson
Rita describes her work as ‘light, fluid and contemporary’. Her dresses are more traditional  but the floaty textiles she uses give them that little bit of quirk that makes her bridal dresses really stand out. Great fit for the black bride who wants an arty side to her outfit.
Website: https://www.ritacolson.com/
IG: @ritacolson

Black-owned wedding suppliers: Men’s Suits

Charlie Casely-Hayford
Charlie grew up in a fashion family and studied art. Having your wedding suit impeccably designed by him and his team, you’ll be assured to be provided with an incredibly stylish outfit that is exactly you.
Website: http://casely-hayford.com/

Ozwald Boateng
Ozwald is one of the best British designers. His suits are rich in texture, colour and patterns and incredibly elegant. They are original, simple and of the highest quality. A Boateng suit will fit you to perfection and will be an extension of yourself.
Website: https://www.ozwaldboateng.co.uk/
IG: @ozwald_boateng

Sammy Yaki
Sammy designs beautiful men’s suits and accessories.

Black-owned wedding suppliers: Hair and Makeup

Charlotte Mensah
Charlotte is an award winning hairdresser specialising in natural afro hair. She is a specialist in maintaining all textures of afro hair and will do wonders for ladies who want to keep their hair ‘au naturel’
Website: https://www.charlottemensah.com/

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Elena Diaz doing Make-up, Darcel De Vlugt hair accessory
Kysha chose me as black wedding photographer for a London wedding because 'It's important to me to support my community with tangible actions. Also the reviews said you were fabulous too'

Elena Diaz
Elena is a really cool chick who’s worked with magazines such as Vogue and Vanity fair and many celebrities. You’re sure to be looking like a superstar on your wedding day!
Website: https://www.elenadiazmakeup.com/
IG: @hairandmakeup_by_elena

Bev of Makeupology
For the make up minimalists out there, Bev is the one. She has also been named 22 bridal makeup artists in the UK by Harpers Bazaar.
Website: http://makeupology.co.uk/
IG: @makeupologybrides

Black-owned wedding suppliers, hair
Make up by Bev of Makeupology

Raffinée by Lola Beauty
Whether you want a natural makeup or a glamorous one, Lola is great at finding the perfect look for you. She is calm, fun and relaxed which is very helpful in that time leading up to the wedding ceremony! 
Lesley says: really lucked out finding Lola who did both, and was so happy with how it turned out. She matched my vision perfectly. I don’t normally wear a lot of make up and my biggest fear was not looking or feeling like myself on the day, but that didn’t happen at all, it was perfect. 
Website: https://www.raffineebylola.co.uk/bridalmakeupandhair
IG: @ raffineebylolabeauty

Joy Adenuga
Joy doesn’t try to cover her client’s imperfections, instead she wants to bring out their confidence with her makeup artist skills. She has worked in the commercial and editorial fields as well as with celebrities.
Website: https://www.joyadenuga.com/
IG: @joyadenuga

Black-owned wedding suppliers: Wedding accessories

Mamater by Marilyne Kekeli
Marilyne describes her jewellery as ‘Symbolic statements pieces shaped by geometry’. They are inspired by shapes and interior spaces she saw growing up in her homeland Togo.
Website: https://www.mamater.com/

Darcel De Vlugt
Elegant Hairpins, earrings, classy flowery hair accessories created by Darcel
IG: @vdv_accessories

Ange B designs by Angela
Contemporary wearable art jewellery. Angela’s pieces are beautifully handmade, very unique and ethically made and made to order to reduce waste!
Website: https://www.angebdesigns.com/

Black owned florists

Kate Wren Flowers by Kate Wren
Sustainable and stylish flowers
Website: https://www.katewrenflowers.com/

Kate Wren Flowers

Jen's Plants & Florist
Lovely florist on Brick Lane. Check out the video on her website to see how  Jen passionately talks about plants. 
Website: https://jensplantsandflorist.com/
IG: @jensplantsandflorist

Queen of Hearts Floral Design
Award winning floral studio based in London
Website: https://www.queenofheartsfloraldesign.com/
IG: @queenofheartsfloraldesign

Hazel Gardiner
Floral studio providing luxury floral experiences
Website: https://www.hazelgardinerdesign.com/
IG: @hazelgardinerdesign

Florals by Funmi
Fresh and vibrant floral designs designed by Funmi
Website: http://floralsbyfunmi.co.uk/
IG: @floralsbyfunmi

Florals by Fumni

Black-Owned Catering

Deluscious Catering
Delicious and intriguing ward winning African, Caribbean & Korean fusion food
Website: https://www.delusciouscatering.co.uk/
IG: @delusciouscatering

Deluscious catering

Gourmet Dinner Lady
Sherina sources her produce locally and presents her food like it’s a piece of art. GDL is the segway between luxe and real simple dining
Website: https://www.gourmetdinnerlady.com/
IG: @gourmetdinnerlady

Berry and brie
Wonderful, beautiful and mouth watering grazing boxes
Website: https://www.berryandbrie.com/
IG: berryandbrie

Authentic Nigerian, Ghanaian, Sierra Leonean & Jamaican Cuisines
Website: https://www.deosacatering.co.uk/
IG: @deosaevents

Black-owned cake makers

Erzulie Cakes by Nina K
Minimalistic style cakes looking like pieces of art.
Website: https://erzuliecakes.com/

The Indulgent Sugar Plum
Colourful, Innovative, boundary breaking styled cakes by these cake architects
Website: https://www.theindulgentsugarplum.com/
IG: @ms_sugar_plum

MonAnnie Cakes
Fen and Segun are husband and wife who create elegant cakes and patisserie for well-travelled foodies
Website: https://monanniecakes.com/

Black-owned Stationery

Ofe is a graphic designer / calligraphy artist 

Chloe Ainsley Creative 
Chloe is an eco conscious creative designing modern stationery
Website: https://www.chloeainsleycreative.co.uk

Gold Avenue London by Natalie Jade Best
Luxury stationery

Black wedding planners / stylists

Perfectly Planned 4 You
Cherelle has a wonderful eye for details and specialises in designing dream weddings for non traditional couples 
Website: https://www.perfectlyplanned4you.com/
IG:@perfectlyplanned4you / for small weddings: @intimateweddingcollection

Another wedding planner superstar who will make your vision come to life with style
Website: https://bychenai.com/

Carmela Wedding & Events
Modern, Luxury and fun wedding planner
Website: https://www.carmelaweddings.co.uk/

Black wedding officiant / celebrant

Holdfast Ceremonies
Justine is a humanist wedding celebrant who wants to provide you with a joyful and fun ceremony
Website: https://www.holdfastceremonies.co.uk/

Jennifer Patrice
Jennifer Patrice is a London based celebrant who loves to learn about her couples to tailor a very personalised ceremony.
IG: @jennifer_patrice_celebrant 

Michelle Funky Celebrant
Quirky red haired Michelle is guaranteed to give your ceremony the fun and rock’n’roll you’re looking for.
IG: @michelle_funkycelebrant 

Black entertainers

Pianist: Allyson Devenish 
IG: @ allysondevenish66

Opera singer: Ronald Samm

Opera singer Ronald Samm & Pianist Allyson Devenish @ the Saint James's hotel and Club, Mayfair

Jay Émme Cellist
Jay is a wonderful professionally trained cellist. Her talent will definitely ad an extra touch of elegance to your big day
Website: https://jayemme.com/
IG: @cosmicgirlie

J Hope Strings
J hope is a talented multi-genre violin player who’s music has been features on Bridgerton
Website: https://www.jhopestrings.com/
IG: @jhopestrings 

DJ Mri will bring life to your dancefloor with his music and with his good spirit!
Website: https://www.djmri.com/

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