Black Owned Businesses We Love: Celebrations Edition

June 29, 2020

Black Owned Businesses We Love: Celebrations Edition

Here at Plum Polka Dot, we thought it was time to highlight the amazing black-owned businesses we love: celebrations edition. Below you’ll find a list of party suppliers, event planners and stylists, floral designers, photographers, bakeries + sweets shops, and wedding and bridal fashion businesses.

Of course, this is by no means an all-inclusive list. There are tons of fantastic black-owned businesses in this space that are not mentioned here. 

That’s why we encourage you to use the list simply as a starting point, and research more of these businesses on your own!

 

Black-Owned Businesses We Love: Celebrations Edition

 

Party Supplies & Must-Haves:

 

Cute Boxes and Bags - United States, Ecommerce

Cute Boxes and Bags creates a variety of specialty gift & jewelry packaging supplies.

 

Brown Girls Club  - United States, Ecommerce

Started by published children’s author Crystal Swain-Bates, Brown Girls Club is a community that celebrates young brown girls and boys. Check out her site to order her adorable kids’ party sets or collection of children’s books!

Insta Magic Photo Booth - Georgia

Insta Magic offers their Magic Mirror Photo Booth -  a full-length, touchscreen, and interactive mirror featuring hidden technology & custom animation - for your next event. Includes hand-selected props & customized photo prints.

Black Girls Sunscreen  - United States, Ecommerce

Specially-formulated sunscreen made by women of color for people of color!

Papered Wonders - Ecommerce

Papered Wonders brings passion to professional and personal stationery by transforming your papered dreams into papered realities.

Oda Creative - Houston, TX

 Oda Creative is a creative design studio that specializes in creating innovative designs that help brands, brides and creatives everywhere stand out. Shop their pre-designed luxury invitations and stationery.

Lepenn Designs - Ecommerce, Worldwide

Based in Metro Detroit, Lepenn Designs loves telling your story through paper. They offer custom, luxury invitations, and stationery as well as event branding for weddings, celebrations, cultural events, and corporate events.

Azetta Design Studio - Online and Ecommerce 

Azetta Design Studio is a boutique stationery design studio specializing in custom designs to support your wedding planning experience and enhance your wedding day. Their added mission is to celebrate black brides and fellow women of color!

Paper Bag Prints Studio - Ecommerce, Canada

Paper Bag Prints Studio specializes in quality paper goods & stationery from invites and cake toppers to party decor.

See You There Handcrafted Invitations -  Canada + Worldwide

See You There offers award-winning designs of couture invitations for weddings, corporate events, galas, baby, and birthdays. Based in Windsor, Canada but available worldwide.

Party Dash - Ecommerce

Party Dash sells party decor and products conveniently curated into party boxes in their online store.

 

Event Planners & Stylists:

 

Cocktails & Details  - Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Saint Simmons, Mexico

This team of wedding planners curates unforgettable Southern, metropolitan-style weddings and events for an exquisite experience. Weddings are held in Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Saint Simmons, and Mexico.

Tinsel Experiential Design - Brooklyn, NY

A high-tier creative team specializing in experiential design, brand strategy, and digital marketing. Tinsel Experiential Design serves clientele in the lifestyle industries of the arts, travel, fashion, beauty, and tech.

Leigh Event Group  - Toronto + Worldwide

Leigh Event Group offers planning, design, and management of luxury events in Toronto + Worldwide.

 

Chic by Nicole - Canada

Chic by Nicole is where weddings meet style with her luxury wedding coordination + styling services in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.

Luxe Soirée Weddings & Events

Luxe Soirée is a full decor and design company offering services for your wedding, special event, or corporate event.

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Grace Arhin Events - Toronto, Canada

Grace Arhin is a Toronto wedding + event Planner who coordinates highly customized events for luxe & detail-obsessed clientele.

M.A. Signature Event Design  - Montreal + Canada

M.A Signature Event Design offers high-end event decor from a small wedding expert obsessed with intimate affairs and non-traditional venues.

Glitz Glam Events Co. - Canada

Run by a WPIC-certified mompreneur, Glitz Glam Events Co. is ready to give you a dazzling experience in wedding planning and consulting.

Beth Jacobs Weddings & Events - Canada

Beth Jacobs Wedding & Events elevates events from simple to simply beautiful with their event planning + design services.

Daeja Dream Weddings 

Daeja Dream Weddings event planning turns decor dreams into possibilities!

mmm decors - Toronto + Beyond

mmm decors is a design and event management company dedicated to making every event memorable and magical.

Bliss Rentals & Events - Toronto

Bliss Rentals & Events Inc. are curators of luxury collections for your celebrations.

Candys By Sisters - Ontario, Toronto

Candys By Sisters offers candy & dessert buffets/tables as well as wedding + event planning services.

House of Silny Events - Toronto

Event decor and luxury rentals.

Sheer Elegance Weddings - Ontario, Canda

Sheer Elegance Weddings offers high-quality, personalized wedding decor services in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Toronto, and the greater GTA.

Sugargirlee & Co. - Toronto, Ecommerce

Sugargirlee & Co. is a modern balloon + party brand offering event styling services and an e-commerce decor shop.

Blush Decor Halifax - Halifax, Canada

Blush Decor provides balloon + event decor services for all events and celebrations - including weddings, proposals, baby showers, parties, grand openings, milestones, and  much more.

Black Swan Events Inc. 

Black Swan offers event planning and management for corporate events, social, conferences, tradeshows, and more.

Thomas Event Innovations - Montgomery, Alabama

Thomas Event Innovations offers event planning packages for weddings, private parties, and corporate events.

Elevation Events and Design - Southern United States

Elevation Events and Design provides personable, perfected wedding planning for brides in Atlanta, GA, Florida, the Carolinas, and Tennessee.

Bespoke Socials - Iowa, United States

Bespoke Socials offers event planning and design for weddings, private parties, micro-weddings, and elopements.

Velvet Oasis Events - Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area

Velvet Oasis Events specializes in wedding and event management designed with your vision in mind.

Guerdy Abraira - Florida + Worldwide, Ecommerce

Event stylist + party planner based in Miami, Florida.

Joy Proctor Design - Portland, Oregon

Joy Proctor offers world-renowned photo styling, floral + event design, and editorials for couples with impeccable taste.

 

OneTouch Events LLC - Atlanta, GA

An Atlanta-based event planner, strategist, and coach for corporate events, retreats, socials, and weddings.

ILE Events - Summit, NJ

ILE Events makes wedding planning fun. Their team is inspired by life and moments - pulling from the best memories of your childhood.

Roxanne Bellamy - United States + Beyond

RB & Co. is a full-service, event design & planning firm specializing in producing refined events for clients who value quality experiences.

Precious Celebrations - South Africa

Book Precious Celebrations to start planning & designing your dream wedding, bespoke celebration & brand experience.

Fallon Carter Events -  NYC + LA

NYC + LA Destination Event Planner.

Andrew Roby Events - Washington, D.C.

A Washington, D.C. event planner specialized in corporate events, weddings, and social events.

Michelle Norwood Events - New Orleans, LA

Signature, full-service event design, management, and production based in New Orleans.

Party Life Productions - Orlando, FL

Party Life Productions provides professional design and coordination services for weddings and celebrations of all kinds!

Chic By Nicole - Montreal, Quebec

From intimate and large scale weddings to chic events, the team at Chic by Nicole is committed to working with clients to bring their visions to life and ensure events run flawlessly.

Favored by Yodit Events & Design - Washington D.C. + Worldwide

Favored by Yodit Events & Design is a premier special event planning company specializing in luxury weddings, stylish events, and corporate functions.

Denise Lillie Engagements - Bay Area | Napa | Sonoma

Denise Lillie Engagements is an Event Planning and Design Company based in Northern California serving the Bay Area, San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, Tahoe, and Beyond.

They specialize in the flawless execution of Destination, Fusion, and Cultural Weddings.

ellyB Events - Atlanta, GA | NYC

ellyB Events is a party planning firm that specializes in personalized design details.

LilyVevents - Paoli, PA

LilyVevents is a full-service planning, design, and decor atelier for custom event executions.

This Love Weddings - Minneapolis + St. Paul, MN

This Love Weddings is a custom, full-service wedding planning and design boutique based in the Twin Cities. They work with detailed, timeless couples looking to host family and friends at one of the Cities’ premier venues.

By BrianGreen - Atlanta, GA

By BrianGreen is an award-winning event planner specialized in offering custom wedding planning and event planning services in the Atlanta area and beyond.

Lemiga Events - Atlanta, GA

Lemiga Events goes beyond what’s expected to give you and your guests a truly memorable experience. Based in Atlanta, they plan and design unique events for social gatherings, brand activations, and weddings.

Waning Moon Weddings - New Orleans, LA

Waning Moon Weddings by LaToya provides officiant and event services that range from traditional to eclectic.

Elana Walker Events - Raleigh, NC

Elana Walker is a certified wedding planner who blends an upscale experience with breathtaking designs while building a relationship founded on the trust of her expertise.

c.c.monroedesign - LA

 

More event planners + stylists to check out…

 

Touch of Jewel Events & Designs

Avila Dawn Events

Luxe Fête

Dure Events

Kesh Events

Jessica Campbell Events

Grace Arhin Events

Jayne Heir Weddings & Events

Imperial Events

Michelle Harrison Signature Events

Kaycia Rhone Events

Events by Mesita

Klassy Kreations

Generation C Entertainment

The Wedding Coach, LLC

D'Concierge Design

Erica Estrada Design

Meadows Events

Madame Wedding Design

Dejanae Events

Luxe Honeymoons

 

Floral Design:

 

OFFERINGS - California + Worldwide

OFFERINGS is founded by Schentell and creates innovative floral designs, bouquets, and arrangements for both California and global events.

Preston Bailey 

Preston Bailey is an event designer and floral artist for weddings, art installations and celebrations.

Jamilah Florals - Mississauga & Ontario, Canda

Jamila Florals is a wedding flower rental studio with luxurious looking flowers and decor at unbelievable rental prices.

Blooming Flower Bar - Toronto, Ontario

Blooming Flower Bar is Cabbagetown's neighborhood flower shop with a wide assortment of fresh-cut flowers sold by the stem. Flowers are picked from the DIY flower bar or put together in a wondrous custom bouquet.

BLUUMBLVD Florals and Events - London + Ontario area

BLUUMBLVD designs organically-styled wedding flowers and wedding decor for couples in London, Ontario, and beyond.

 

Photographers:

 

Arambada Photography - Toronto

Arambada Durodola is a Toronto-based storytelling photographer specialized in destination weddings.

Samantha Clarke - Atlanta | Toronto

Samantha Clarke is a lawyer turned wedding photographer specialized in capturing candid moments for your events and destination weddings.

Jeanterry Studios - Montreal

Jeanterry Studios - Wedding is a photography studio specialized in destination weddings and engagement photos in the Montreal, Canada area.

Manoucheka Lacherie - Canada

Manoucheka Lacherie is French-speaking family, couple, and lifestyle photographer based in Canada.

Amy Anaiz - New York City

Amy Anaiz is a NYC-based intimate editorial wedding and portrait photographer.

Chi-Chi Ari - New York

Chi-Chi Ari is a New York-based wedding photographer who uses a photojournalistic style to capture delicate details, special moments, and heartfelt emotions of each wedding.

Anée Atelier - New York City

A New York City photography boutique capturing bold love and beautiful celebrations worldwide.

Elizabeth Austin - Atlanta, GA

Elegant, timeless, and romantic images created for couples in love by award-winning photographer Elizabeth Austin.

Justin Douglas - Scottsdale, AZ

Fine art wedding photographer based in Scottsdale, AZ and traveling the world to capture light, love, and beauty.

Allie and John Photography - Colorado

A.J. Photography believes in capturing moments unseen by the masses but will curate vogue like images to enhance their client gallery even more.

Amarachi Ikeji Photography - NYC | Philadelphia | Europe

Romantic, elegant, and stylish fine art wedding photography for clients in NYC, Philadelphia, and Europe.

Matoli Keely - San Diego, CA

Matoli is an award-winning photographer who specializes in fine art wedding photography and editorial portraiture.

Pharris Photos - Dallas + Houston, TX

Pharris Photos features Josh & Kariss, a husband and wife wedding and corporate photography team who capture special moments all around the country and across the world.

Bedge Pictures - Nigeria

Bedge shows the magic of weddings. With a photojournalistic style, he captures regular people in an authentic, natural, and creative manner.

 

Reem Photography - Florida

Apart from providing wedding photography in their local area of South Florida, Reem Photography also loves to capture destination weddings.

LaJoy Photography -  Worldwide

LaJoy is a mom, entrepreneur, and wedding and portrait photographer that has worked with Netflix, FYI,  and many other reality TV shows.

Samantha Clarke - Atlanta, GA | Toronto, Canada

A passionate wedding photography team based in Atlanta, GA, and Toronto, Canada. They specialize in capturing candid moments for your events and destination weddings.

Sacia Matthews - Charleston, SC + Worldwide

Sacia Matthews is a destination wedding and boudoir photographer + educator based in Charleston, SC.

Angela Lauren Company - Houston, TX

Houston-based Angela Lauren Company offers wedding photos + films - including destination events.

Stanlo - South Florida | Bahamas

Stanlo is a Bahamas Destination Wedding Photographer based in South Florida.

Iris Mannings - Washington, D.C. | New Orleans + Baton Rouge, LA

Iris is a wedding and lifestyle photographer for the vibrant, joyful, and modern romantic couples.

Rhea Whitney - Washington, D.C. | Houston, TX

Rhea is a wedding & portrait photographer for the chic and modern couple & creative and also a photography educator for aspiring photographers and creatives.

Erika Layne 

Erika is an organic-style photographer who believes in remembering all the moments, all the smiles, and the cries, all the emotions that children give us, unhindered by outside pressure.

Terri Baskin - Washington, D.C.

Terri is a wedding photographer whose work is best defined as a delicate blend between sophisticated style and joyful romance.

Teshorn Jackson Photography - Dallas, TX

Teshor Jackson makes authentic, timeless, and creative images as a traveling Dallas wedding photographer.

Ubara Weddings - Philadelphia, PA

Tiana is a perfectionist photographer helping perfectionist brides plan, produce & execute their dream wedding.

Keith Cephus - Virginia Beach

Keith Cephus has been in the industry for 25 years, and has been recognized as one of the most sought after wedding photographers on the east coast. He specializes in fine art portraiture, engagement sessions, weddings, editorial assignments, and documentary photography.

Social Shots Photography - Atlanta, GA

Social Shots Photography is a Multicultural wedding, boutique photography studio based out of Atlanta, GA.

YNOT iMages - Birmingham, AL

YNOY iMages is a photography + film studio for weddings, engagement, and maternity.

Sam Jasper Photography - Worldwide

Sam Jasper is a Destination Wedding & Portrait Photographer specializing in turning dreams into reality.

Hey Tay Photo - Kansas City, MO

Hey Tay is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. Tayanna specializes in fun, unposed, and personality-filled wedding and portrait photography.

Avonné Photography - Philadelphia, PA

Avonne is a Philadelphia Wedding Photographer specialized in adventurous imagery for the effortless lovers around the world.

Lavishly Lux Studio -  Dallas, TX

Lavishly Lux Studio provides Dallas wedding photography specializes in capturing unique love stories elegantly while capturing beautiful candid and spontaneous moments.

 

Even more photographers to check out...

 

Alicia Wiley Photography

Gione da Silva Images

Bri McDaniel Photography

Igor Demba

SoCal Standard

Kiyah C Photography

Ike & Tash

Adonye Jaja

John Branch IV Photography

Jennifer Ryals Photography

 

Bakers & Party Sweets:

 

Mimi's Mocha Treats - Washington D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia

Mimi’s Mocha Treats turns their clients’ cake design wishes into one-of-a-kind confectionery creations. Their focus is on both flavor and design, and they firmly believe that in great wedding cakes, “one cannot exist without the other!”

Cake Mama’s Dessert Bar: - Mobile, Alabama

Have the best of both worlds at Cake Mama's Dessert Bar “Where you can have your cake and eat it too.”

Sugar Jam Bake Shop and Bistro - Scottsdale, Arizona

Visit this shop for chocolate chip cookies, jammin’ cookie sandwiches, and pies!

Pie Tisserie - California + United States

Delicious pies are available for delivery or purchase from local grocery shops and specialty stores.

The Butter Creamery - South Florida

Serving specialty wedding cakes in the South Florida area.

Kupcakerie: - East Point, Georgia

Kupcakerie is the premier place to get cupcakes for any occasion.  Make weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and other events special with their moist and delicious treats.

Abundance Bakery - Chicago, Illinois

Your favorite hand-crafted sweets, made fresh every morning.

Angel Cakes - Merrillville, Indiana

Custom cakes and cupcakes with specialty cake art.

Elisa’s Cake By the Pound - New Orleans, Louisiana

This bakery offers a variety of custom cakes and pastries.

Cupcake Junkie - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

A cupcake shop ready to feed your addiction with sweet and savory temptations.

SweetArt Bake Shop - St. Louis, Missouri

SweetArt is a family-owned bakeshop, cafe, and art studio located in the city of St. Louis.

Pink Cupcakes - West Orange, NJ

Pink CupCakes offers customized and specialized cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods for all occasions.

Cake Boi Shop - Brooklyn, NY

Custom-designed cakes for birthdays and celebrations.

The Sweetest Thing - Charlotte, NC

The Sweetest Thing Bake Shop is a local, scratch-made bakery and mobile-catering service that is family-owned and nestled in the heart of Charlotte, NC.

Cakery Square - Homestead, PA

Cakery Square specializes in cakes, specialty tortes, and other baked goods; such as donuts, cookies, and cupcakes, as well as specialty loose leaf tea.

The Cupcake Collection - Nashville, TN | New Orleans, LA

The Cupcake Collection is the destination for delicious cupcakes for locals and tourists from all over the world. You can find their joyful bakeries nestled in historic neighborhoods in Nashville, TN and New Orleans, LA.

Cake Bar -  Dallas, TX

Cake Bar is a bakery and retail shop where you can enjoy a large selection of traditional, southern-style, made-from-scratch cake and confections on the spot or take them to go.

Curtis and Cake - Fort Atkinson, WI

Curtis and Cake makes bespoke wedding and celebration cakes that are as delicious as they are beautiful.

GetPlated Catering - D.C., MD, and VA

GetPlated is a full-service boutique catering company serving Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. They offer bold flavors, personalized service, and an authentic passion for helping people create bespoke memories.

Cakes by La’Meeka - Forest Park, GA

La’ Meeka offers custom cake designs and edible masterpieces for every occasion. Beautiful cakes are available in every style, from traditional to the latest trends.

AfroCoco Cakes - Toronto

Custom cakes, baking & cake decorating classes, premium cake loaves.

Cakes By Mavis - Greater Toronto Area

A boutique cake bake shop serving The Greater Toronto Area.

Baked Envy -  Delta, BC

Hand-crafted sweets and elegant buttercream cakes made in Delta, BC.

Yvonne's Delightful Cakes - Calgary, Alberta

Yvonne designs custom cakes that are baked using only fresh ingredients and made to the highest quality.

The Cake & The Giraffe - Vancouver, BC

A bakeshop run by cake maker and designer Dalana Flemming.

Fruitilicious Cakes - Mississauga, ON

Fruitilicious Creations & Cakes is known for designing luxury custom desserts, dessert/candy table styling, and personalized confectionery favors for all events.

Pretty Things Inside Collection - Mississauga, ON

All Things Pretty is the one-stop shop for custom buttercream cakes and sweet treats.

Peta Cakes - Scarborough, Toronto

Custom cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.

Brianne Gabrielle Cakes 

A cake artist and designer, known for her celebration of pastry & art in the form of couture cakes & intricate sugar flowers.

 

 

Bridal & Wedding Fashion:

 

Soliloquy Bridal Couture - Maryland | Virginia | D.C.

Soliloquy Bridal Couture firmly believes you don’t have to conform to anyone’s idea of beauty but your own. The team at Soliloquy empowers brides to find a dress that truly speaks to them—without rush, without pressure, and without feeling obligated to purchase.

Mark Ingram Atelier - New York, NY

The premier bridal salon for upscale, sophisticated brides from around the world. The Atelier caters to a select clientele including celebrities from the stage and screen as well as the who’s who of New York society and the fashion industry.

Pantora Bridal - Brooklyn, NY

Pantora bridal provides amazing fashion-forward bridal options and strives to pair them with a feel-good experience.

Amsale - New York City

The Amsale Group is one of the world’s leading luxury bridal houses and often regarded as the inventor of the modern wedding dress.

Jean-Ralph Thurin - Somerville, NJ

A luxury bridal design house serving brides looking for the ultimate experience: seeing their perfect, dream wedding dress come to life right before their eyes.

Esé Azénabor - Dallas, TX

Bridal gowns and evening wear inspired by the arts and world cultures.

Brides by NoNA - Atlanta, GA

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Brides by NoNA is a luxury brand of bespoke bridal and formal wear serving clients in the United States and Internationally.

Andrea Iyamah - ON, Canada | Lagos, Nigeria | Worldwide

Andrea Iyamah Bride specializes in creating elegant, timeless gowns inspired by a perfect blend of minimalism, architecture, and nature.

Violette Tannenbaum - Paris, France

Cool clothing and accessories designed and made in Paris.

CUSHNIE - United States

CUSHNIE is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and bridal brand designed by Carly Cushnie.

Odylyne The Ceremony 

Odylyne The Ceremony is a line of exquisite gowns for brides designed by Stephanie White. With an ethereal and free-spirited approach to bridal, each of the dresses embody the deep emotion, sensibility, and beauty of life and art.

Luxe Collection Bridal - Toronto, ON

Celebrating all skin tones and body types with luxury gowns for modern brides designed by Melissa Williams.

Joyce F. Designs - Vaughan, ON

Custom wedding + bridal fashion designer who’s passion is making you look great!

Soren Custom Inc. - Toronto, ON

A custom suiting experience + made-to-measure suits in Toronto, ON.

Chinedu Style - Scarborough, Ontario 

Luxury, custom-tailored + handmade suiting from an award-winning designer and founder of C|E Clothier.

Eaden Myles - North York, Ontario

Euro-inspired men’s attire specialist.

 

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Once again, please know that there are SO many wonderful black-owned celebration businesses we can’t cover in one post. 

So, go out there and find your favorites! 

Let us know which ones we should add to the list!