Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brown Bride of the Day 8/21/2013

Sophia Barrett Studios
  • Wedding Dress Designer – Maggie Sottero
  • Bridesmaids Dresses – David’s Bridal
  • Hair – Latrice Johnson of Capauls International Salon (!latrice)
  • Make-Up – Nisha Hayes
  • Ceremony & Reception – The DeKalb History Center (
  • Cinematography – Rodinis Films (
  • Wedding Planner – Eliana of ellyB Events (
  • Floral & Decor – Toni McDaniel of Floral Couture (
  • Cakes – Couture Cakes (
  • Stationary – Khadine of ellyB Events (
  • Bridal Suite & First Look – The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown

    Saturday, August 17, 2013

    Brown Bride and Groom of the Day 8/17/2013

    Project Duo Photography
    This duo is made of two fun chicks with a fresh and stylish approach to wedding photography. We shoot with a photojournalism edge and approach our portraits with an editorial/lifestyle feel and shy away from traditionally-posed images. Creative brides, please inquire!!

    Friday, August 16, 2013

    Brown Bride and Groom of the Day 8/16/2013

    Samantha Jackson has literally been planning events for over a decade. Samantha prides herself on being able to find her clients the best value for their budget, without sacrificing quality. She is able to produce flawless events and loves being “under pressure”.

    Samantha Jackson has used her creative flair and attention to the smallest details to plan weddings of all type...s and sizes. Samantha ensures each wedding reflects personal touches from the couple. All weddings are custom designed and never replicated from the last. Samantha feels that the biggest challenge facing today’s brides is finding someone who will listen and then transform the dream into reality, while respecting their vision and their budget.

    Samantha Jackson is an Accredited Bridal Consultant™ through the successful completion of the Professional Development Program with the Association of Bridal Consultants. Samantha is one of eight in Florida and one of less than fifty worldwide to hold this prestigious designation. Samantha is the only Accredited Bridal ConsultantTM in Northwest Florida. This peer-reviewed designation is awarded to a Professional Bridal ConsultantTM that undergoes a portfolio review, received ongoing education, and received recommendations from clients and other wedding professionals. Samantha believes that continuing education is the key to staying abreast of current trends and making them work for her brides.

    Samantha Jackson brings to the table seven years in sales/negotiation and two years in Human Resources.

    Samantha Jackson graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. She was a double-major in Political Science and History

    Full-Service Wedding Consulting and Design, Custom Linens,
    Lighting Design, Calligraphy, and Invitations
    Serving Pensacola, Destin, Mobile, Santa Rosa Beach, and Worldwide

    Brown Bride of the Day 8/16/2013

    Hi, I'm Gee; once a Bride, now a Wife & a Wedding Blogger. I planned my June 2012 wedding and now I can't help but want to help plan yours with some inspiration
    Everything Weddings And More [E.W.A.M]

    E.W.A.M is here to bring you as much as we can about the Wedding Industry. We hope to bring you the latest trends, news, inspiration and more with words and pictures. Our goal is to keep you informed about the fast growing Wedding industry and offer help to anyone who may be planning or just searching for more information/ideas.

    E.W.A.M is ready and hopeful... to expand and get to a point to be a confident and established wedding ready reference for Brides, Grooms, Vendors and others with any interest in the Wedding Industry. Planning a wedding? Need Ideas or Inspiration? Or just having a chilled day and love to browse and smile at wedding related pictures?
    You are in the right place!
    Anything and Everything about weddings!

    Monday, August 12, 2013

    African American Designers: Bryan K Osburn

    Designer Bryan K Osburn lingers mostly in the European tradition of couture. His passionately designed collection have clean, classic lines.
    Originally from Chicago where he got his start in fashion, Bryan moved to New York where he worked on 7th Avenue and in the bridal district. His first job in the bridal industry was with Vera Wang. Soon after, he went on to work for: Galina, Jim Hjelm, Lazaro, Paula Varsalona, and Alvina Valenta. He has a ball gown on permanent display at “The City of New York Museum” for “The History of Fashion Exhibit”.
    In 1993, Bryan went on his own to design under the name “Bryan K Osburn Collection”. He sold bridal gowns to high-end specialty boutiques throughout New York City, made custom designs for private clientele and designed for celebrities: Miss America (1994) Kenya Moore, Natalie Cole, Phyliss Hyman, Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, opera singer Kathleen Battle, actresses Sheri Headley, (Coming to America,) Valerie Pittford (Half and Half), and Erica Alexander (The Cosby Show).
    In 2000, Bryan moved to Province, France, where he spent a year and a half designing, being inspired and participating in fashion shows for international interior designer Paul Mathieu. From there, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. While living in Charlotte, Bryan became the in-house designer for various bridal boutiques and then ventured out on his own designing for private clients and creating custom gowns.
    With over 25 years of custom design experience, Bryan is back in Chicago doing what he loves – designing custom made bridal gowns and evening wear. Returning to Chicago has reignited his love affair with the people and places that originally inspired his dreams of becoming a designer. His current collection may be found at “Soliliquy Bridal Couture” in Herndon, VA. ( His “loft” studio is located in West Town-west of Chicago, IL

    S. Yan (HK28) – Manager
    (312) 961-8822


    Saturday, August 10, 2013

    Brown Bride of the Day 8/10/2013

    Studio A Images
    New Jersey (NJ)
    New York City (NYC)
    Philadelphia (Philly)
    201.222.6964 (office)
    315.559.7631 (cell)

    Friday, August 9, 2013

    Brown Bride of the Day 8/9/2013



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    Natural Hair Bride is the #1 Source for Naturally Curly Hair & Bridal Inspiration. Natural Hair Bride targets couples that are fashion savvy, have an acquired taste and are looking to be inspired about love, beauty, fashion, hair styling and all of their wedding day possibilities including floral, culinary delights, gowns, suits, romance/bridal seduction, accessories, venues and more.

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    Brown Bride and Groom of the Day 8/9/2013

     Charlotte, North Carolina 28215
    (980) 229-5048

    Thursday, August 1, 2013