BlackBride.com has been the premier online resource for brides of color since 1998. Led by Mary Chatman who has served as the President and Publisher since 2011, BlackBride.com continues to be the go-to resource for culturally diverse brides. Chatman explains, “We’ve been around for the past fourteen years as the ultimate wedding companion for planning the most romantic and important day of a woman’s life. We provide definitive vendor resources for brides in every aspect of wedding planning, including new trends in fashion, designer wedding gowns, photography, accessories, food, honeymoon travel, destination weddings and so much more.
Chatman, a former corporate sales and business development executive, purchased the company in 2010 shares a secret very few know about Black Bride. “Many people didn’t realize that Black Bride was actually started by Renee Harrington who is a Caucasian woman. Rene realized there was a void of beautiful black women being portrayed in a positive light where media was concerned – whether being moms, career achievers or brides and so we are continuing with the trend she put in place 14 years ago and taking it further! “
Black Bride’s mission is to provide support for culturally diverse brides, serving as a unique one-stop resource to enable couples to capture the essence of their journey, marry their personal style to the momentous occasion, and truly have a wedding experience they may call their own. They also provide daily inspiration from real weddings, and all things beautiful for brides to draw from. Chatman says, “We here at BB welcome, and encourage women everywhere to select our awesome best in business wedding Pros, because we believe that all women are beautiful in their own light, and deserve to have the wedding of their dreams regardless of race or ethnicity.”
“Meet Me in Serenbe”, a romantic wedding planning retreat at Serenbe for couples at the 1,000 acre sustainable residential community just southwest of Atlanta on October 7 – October 8, 2012. Wedding planning can be stressful and couples often need to take a time out to reconnect and renew. Serenbe offers a beautiful and serene atmosphere where this will be their time to unwind, de-stress and embrace a moment to enjoy the moments that will lead them towards “I Do”.
Black Love Forum and Gail Johnson Wedding & Events are premier partners for this lavish affair! Vendor and sponsor opportunities are limited and exclusive.