At Offbeat Bride, our mission is to showcase the prism of love that's not often featured in the wedding industry (thanks a lot, wedding industrial complex). This includes amplifying the work of wedding vendors who aren't often seen in mainstream wedding media. TBH, there isn't a megaphone loud enough to sing-scream the praises of these Black-owned wedding businesses from the Offbeat Bride Vendor Guide. We love them, our readers love them, and you'll love them too.
Here's the work of just a few of our favorite offbeat Black wedding vendors from all over the U.S.!
Marion Matrimony Events, Wedding Coordinator + Florals (Austin, TX)
To put it shortly, we curate joy through weddings. I am a mom to 5 and Army veteran with degrees in Business, Military Intelligence, and Dance. I have a pretty unique perspective and I use this to create beauty from unexpected or mundane elements. I am not into tradition for the sake of tradition endeavor to know my clients intimately enough to craft something that looks and feels like them authentically.Cillia Marion, Owner of Marion Matrimonhttps://www.marion-events.com/y Events
One 15 Events, Wedding Coordinator (New York)
One15 Events is proud to celebrate diversity and inclusion and strive to build relationships with other women -owned, LGBTQIA- owned and minority-owned businesses. Erica and team work with couples who are in love, no matter how they identify or where they come from.Erica Casner, Owner of One 15 Events
Vibrant Hues Events , Wedding Coordinator (Tampa, FL)
If you have come to the Offbeat website, then that means you are looking for something different. You want a wedding that oozes you and your partner through the event. Vibrant Hues Events believes that celebrations should be as unique as our clients personalities. We strive to make sure your event reflects the vibrancy with which it is due. That is why our motto is “an event as vibrant as you.”Tatyana Hughes, Owner + Lead Planner of Vibrant Hues Events
Events in a Crunch, Wedding Coordinator, (Austin, TX & New York City)
We’re an LGBT-owned, Black-owned, and Woman-owned wedding planning company. We’re children of immigrants and know what it means to integrate multiple cultures into your special day.
We take work off your plate and save couples THOUSANDS of dollars every time. We’re your expert team here to make sure your event is everything you want it to be. Don’t overpay for the wedding of your dreams with your budget.Adaobi Kanu, Owner of Events in a Crunch
Piper Brown Wedding Photography (Providence, Rhode Island)
I’m a wedding photographer who loves to focus on who my couples are and how they make each other feel, so even the most self-conscious or awkward-feeling people can’t help but make radiant pictures. I celebrate love in all forms which works for couples who want to make their wedding day a celebration of the unconventional.Morayo, Piper Brown Photography
Another One Ties The Knot , Wedding Officiant (Tacoma, WA)
As someone who married my high school sweetheart AFTER having two kids together and buying our first home I know firsthand how lot’s of folks feel as though their opinion of what you should be doing matters but honestly it doesn’t! Choosing to unite your life in marriage with your partner is about your connection to each other and moving in the same direction towards your desired future.Cherise Klosner, Officiant of Another One Ties The Knot
Planned and Polished Events, Wedding Coordinator (Up and down the West Coast!)
You belong here. Whether your wedding fuses together cultures, religions, languages, or all of the above. Whether you live in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, or another destination. Whether you want tradition to play a huge role in your wedding, or none at all. Even if you’ve always worried about being “too much” or “not enough.” I see you — I am you — and you belong here.Briana Johnson, Wedding Coordinator of Planned + Polished Events
SGW Photography (Philadelphia, PA)
I’m the photographer for the geeky at heart, the introverts, the nerds, the different, the weird, and the goofy. I appeal to the person who wants to see themselves in their photographs and remember every moment in vivid detail. I’m the photographer for people like me.Sabrina Guyton-Wright, SGW Photography