You're engaged–congrats!!! Now, it's time to start stockpiling your inspiration. Not engaged yet? No judgment, it's never too early to start looking. Blogs (oh hey!) and Pinterest are great resources, but Instagram is a great way to immerse yourself in the planning journey and let the inspiration find you instead of the other way around.
Because babe, you've got enough on your plate. We've rounded up 13 of our favorite Instagram accounts for all things wedding from hair and makeup artists and wedding planners to florists and rental companies and in honor of Black History month, all of these companies are Black-Owned. So scroll and make sure to click that follow, then just let the inspiration roll in. Happy planning! See more of the gorgeous beauty above by clicking here.
One of the first steps on your wedding planning journey finding a wedding planner. They'll help you navigate the overall process. Toronto-based wedding planner Chic by Nicole is known for her creative direction, bridal styling and meticulously designed events named a “Top Planner” by Vogue and Brides. Click here to read more about Nicole and her team.
Florida-based luxury and wedding destination photography team, Reem Photography is a husband and wife duo. REEM stands for Reliving Each and Every Moment. We love their lifestyle photography and high-end fashion look. It will come as no surprise that they've been seen in Vogue, People, and on ABC. Click here to read more about Kareem and Sandy.
For over seven years, Flor de Casa Designs has been crafting memorable wedding experiences with a steadfast belief that every couple’s vision can become a reality. We especially love the lightness and whimsy of her arrangements and her floral installations are out of this world! Click here to read more about floral designer Shanda Zeleya.
The visionary hairstylist behind some of superstar Rihanna’s most celebrated looks, Ursula Stephen is the go-to expert for today’s top personalities in fashion and entertainment. Ursula has worked with iconic fashion photographers including Steven Meisel, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Norman Jean Roy, Annie Leibovitz, Lachlan Bailey, Camilla Akrans, and Mariano Vivanco. Her ability to take a look from everyday glam to straight-up editorial is what truly sets her apart. Plenty of inspo to be found on her insta feed... Click here to read more about Ursula Stephen.
“My goal is to give you a luxurious, comfortable experience so that you can truly celebrate your personal style and be the bride of your dreams. Each dress is individually tailored and my ready-to-wed gowns are crafted with your unique style in mind and always incorporate my signature flair. No matter what your shape, size, or style preference is, I'm here to make sure you find the perfect gown and make your wedding day even more special. Thank you for considering Laury Bride for your bridal needs!”- Laurie, Designer for Laury Bride Laury Bride's bridal separates allow brides to create their dream look and switch up their ensemble from ceremony to reception. And you know us, we LOVE an outfit change. Click here to read more about Laury.
The custom-made tuxedo, also commonly known as the dinner suit is a Casely-Hayford signature. Our black tie suits are crafted with passion and precision. Due to the subtle nuances and codes of this particular style, our tailors understand that each garment we cut must respect its classical roots whilst also looking to the future – our founder Joe Casely-Hayford called it ‘Innovation through Tradition’. The relaxed fit and luxe fabric choices set this menswear line apart from the rest. If you're looking to invest in a suit or tux for your big day, bespoke is definitely the way to go. Click here to read more about Casely-Hayford’s Designer, Charlie Casely-Hayford
Say “I do” under a breathtakingly majestic oak tree with Spanish moss, lush ferns, and panoramic lake views, or, plan an unforgettable ceremony in a secluded garden with climbing jasmine under a shaded pergola. No matter what your vision may be Innisbrook Resort offers the ideal setting to bring your special day to life. As far as outdoor venues go, it doesn't get much more romantic than this. Plus there's an award-winning golf course on-site, so there's built-in entertainment for you and your guests. Click here to read more about the Innisbrook Resort.
" I have been designing invitations for over 20 years now. I love to create, plan and execute new designs and layouts. I am truly an old soul that believes in the traditional methods of delivering wedding invites. No email invites for me! I LOVE to design invitations! I love function and flow, a Jack of all trades and master of a few. LOL Customer service is very important to me so I strive to make my clients happy. Your invitation is a prelude to your wedding affair and should set the pace of what your guest should expect on your special day." - Stationery Designer, Christine These romantic invitation suites are just the thing to get your guests excited about your big day. We especially love Logie Paperie's cut paper envelopes like this lace motif! Click here to read more about Stationery Designer, Christine.
Collective Rentals is a Black-Owned and Female-Owned rental company in Los Angeles that is a collaboration between your unique vibe and our diverse design experience. We are interior designers, furniture designers and event professionals drawn to this industry by magnetic pull. You have the vision and talent to create stunning events, photo shoots and films. We have the product + spirit to make that happen. That’s Collective. From unique acrylic chairs and vintage tables to elaborate arches, they've got everything you need to make even the most adventurous wedding visions come true. Click here to read more about Collective Rentals.
Inspired by endless romance, decadent sensuality, and intoxicating femininity, Anya Lust is a lingerie dreamland, created for free-spirited women to revel in pleasure and all that makes life so incredibly beautiful. We dream of weekend trips to Paris, intimate nights in private, dancing on the beach, never-ending sunkissed skin, indulging in fantasy, and drifting through lust and love. If you're looking for the perfect getting-ready look that you haven't seen a million times before, this is the line for you. Plus, they have PLENTY for the wedding night...just sayin'. Click here to read more about Anya Lust.
Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanally across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design. Want to make a statement with your wedding shoes? Don't sleep on this line. From sexy strappy sandals to ruffled pumps and feathered pairs, they've got a shoe for every occasion! Click here to read more about Brother Vellies and Founder Aurora James.
Each and every piece is assembled by our all-women team in our Salem, MA studio. From small to big we take as many steps as we can to minimise our environmental impact. We use repurposed materials and earth-friendly processes wherever possible and focus on working with socially conscious suppliers. Re-imagining classics and tweaking tradition across more than 700 styles, the line holds a little something for everyone. Enjoy the thrill of an estate sale discovery every time you open your jewel box with our vintage and antique-influenced pieces; add a little lushness to your everyday with nature-inspired motifs and textures; kick up your look with glamour pieces or find the perfect wear-with-everything style that you’ll never want to part with. We Dream In Colour gives us serious Marie Antoinette vibes with their ornate chandelier earrings. If you're looking for wedding jewelry that makes a statement, you need to check them out! Click here to read more about Founder Jade Gedeon.
With her innovative approach to artistry, Sheika Daley is one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the entertainment industry. With a true passion for art and beauty, she has fiercely and creatively shaped the images of many celebrities we see today, like Zendaya, Beyonce, and Nicki Minaj to name a few. A pro at the dewy natural look, Sheika Daley is one to follow for your everyday life but especially if you're looking for that bridal glow! Click here to read more about Sheika Daley.