Wedding Dresses

Black Wedding Dress Designers Who Need to be on Your Radar

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Pantora Bridal

As a wedding resource, we will continue to find and support Black owned wedding businesses. One of the first items that every bride needs on her wedding day is something amazing to wear. Scroll down to see a few amazing wedding dress designers - from up and coming superstars to bespoke designers.

Here is a quick list of their instagram links to follow

@ PantoraBridal
Violette Tannenbaum
@ thelotusbloomco
@ laurybride
@ Jean-RalphThurin
@ eseazenabor
@ bridesbynona

pantora bridal

Pantora Bridal

Pantora Bridal's lead designer Andrea Pitter designs wedding gowns for all brides. A lot of their gowns are customizable. These gowns are designed to easily change the skirt and style or straps. You can even change the color of the dress.

Below is the Stella gown, part of The Flight Collection. You can see all the gowns here. I am also in super love with the Elsa dress. The answer is YES it does sparkle. Follow Pantora Bridal on Instagram for all the latest collections.

Pantora Bridal

Violette Tannebaum

Violette Tannenbaum

Violette Tannenbaum is a bridal designer for cool brides. You'll love her Instagram so be sure to follow. Besides wedding dresses, she also makes everyday clothing like this super cute Billy Blouse. Yes, I want that.

Since you are likely shopping for wedding dresses. They are Violette Tannenbaum's specialty with entertaining collection names like LOVE ME IF YOU DARE and CRAZY SEXY COOL LOVE. See all the wedding dresses here, and there's also a rose gold sequin dress that is pretty dang cute.


Violette Tannenbaum

The Lotus Bloom Co.


The Lotus Bloom Co.

The Lotus Bloom Co. is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and run by Keisha Ransome on Etsy. I am super into her tulle skirts in a variety of beautiful colors like champagne, emerald green, eggplant purple, and she also has some incredibly gorgeous tulle veils. You can follow her Instagram to keep updated on all her handcrafted tulle skirts, bridal separates, & tulle accessories.

The Lotus Bloom Co.

Laury Bride

Laury Bride wedding dress

Laury Bride was one of the designers on Project Runway Season 15, but now she designs custom made wedding gowns. Her passion is to stylishly serve you with the best experience possible to ensure that you not only look your best but feel your best as you walk down the aisle to spend the rest of your life with your best friend. She'll take your inspiration and mix it with her style aesthetics to design a look that was made just for you. Kesha Lambert captured the above photo.

Laury Bride is also selling vegan leather floral trainers for $126.49. Please take note of the rose gold lace tips. You can shop for them here. Follow LauryBride on Instagram to see her latest creations.

Laury Bride wedding dress

Jean-Ralph Thurin


Jean-Ralph Thurin wedding dress

Jean-Ralph Thurin has 20 years of experience and knows how to make brides look good. Here is a sample of his HUExJRT Collection any bride can achieve their dream wedding dress look without having to compromise the beauty of their complexion. See what the wedding dress designer is up to on his Instagram.


Jean-Ralph Thurin wedding dress



Jean-Ralph Thurin wedding dress

Esé Azénabor

Esé Azénabor

Esé Azénabor started shopping around for her wedding dress and noticed a gap in the industry. Many gowns cater to women with lighter skin as far as matching the lace or the illusion tulle. Azénabor says:

 “So when you are a darker woman, and you wear the dress, it doesn’t match, and that’s the only option you have. You end up wearing it, but it’s not really made for you.” 

Now she makes dresses wholly tailored to each bride, as most of her work bridal work is custom.

The best way to reach out to her about designing your wedding dress is to reach out via email at assist@eseazenabor.com. She also personally answers quite a few frequently asked questions here. Follow Esé Azénabor Atelier on Instagram to see all the prettiness.

Esé Azénabor

Brides by Nona


Brides by Nona

Going through Brides by Nona I couldn't figure out what dress to select to feature because they were all AMAZING. I could not stop starring at this beauty above so I had to share. The bride looks unbelievable, but the detail on this dress is out of this world.

Let's also talk about the dress below. I am obsessed with the Rosabella. Isn't detail work fabulous? The beading, the roses, and that neckline. It is truly a piece of art. For more inspiration scroll through her Instagram. You will not be disappointed. The Swarovski sparkle is real throughout the feed. 


Brides by Nona

Violette Tannenbaum

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