Celebrating our favorite Black wedding vendors

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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)

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Photo courtesy of Marion Matrimony Events

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 Matrimony Events

Piper Brown Wedding Photography (Providence, Rhode Island)

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Photo by Piper Brown Photography

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

Vibrant Hues Events , Wedding Coordinator (Tampa, FL)

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Photo courtesy of Vibrant Hues Events

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

Another One Ties The Knot , Wedding Officiant (Tacoma, WA)

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Photo courtesy of Another One Ties The Knot

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!)

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Photo courtesy of Planned + Polished Events

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

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