As the vibrant tapestry of our society continues to be woven together by diverse cultures and communities, we must recognize and support the contributions of underrepresented entrepreneurs. August commemorates National Black Business Month, a time to honor Black-owned businesses’ ingenuity, resilience, and economic impact across the United States. In Colorado, many remarkable Black entrepreneurs are shaping the wedding industry with their creativity, passion, and commitment to their craft. Here are a few on my radar…
Platinum Bridal | Thornton
Platinum Bridal in Thornton, Colorado, stands out as a beacon of elegance in the world of bridal fashion. What sets Platinum Bridal apart is their longstanding history as wedding planners and their dedication to providing a memorable, personalized experience to nearlyweds. Platinum Bridal is a proud partner of Beloved Couture Bridal where they donate gowns to benefit the Beloved Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial support for family members caring for loved ones in their final days of life.
Quincy Brandt | Denver
Quincy Brandt is not just a photographer; he’s a visual storyteller who captures moments with depth and emotion. As one client put it, “Quincy was a calm in the storm of our various wedding vendors: Incredibly responsive, totally professional, and genuinely friendly and encouraging.” I can personally attest to the accuracy of this review. Quincy’s body of work is a celebration of love unburdened by convention.
Skin by Brea | Colorado Springs
Skin by Brea is more than a makeup service; it’s a transformative experience that elevates natural beauty to an exquisite art form. Brea creates flawless looks that enhance each individual’s unique features while preserving their authentic essence. With a passion for soft glam and a multitude of clients that transcend all skin tones, Brea’s artistry knows no limits.
Jeffrey B Jewelers | Denver
Jeffrey B Jewelers is an embodiment of excellence and sophistication within the world of jewelry craftsmanship. He is the only Black fine diamond, full-service jeweler in the state of Colorado. With over 30 years of industry experience, Jeffrey, has set the stage for a strong legacy by working alongside his son, Christian, who is a talented and highly sought-out horologist.
Balloon Pop Studio | Colorado Springs
Aisha of Balloon Pop Studio is a creative visionary who breathes life and joy into elevated events. She crafts balloon arrangements that are visually captivating and carry an atmosphere of celebration and happiness. Suffice it to say, she’s an icon; taking her talents to new heights by mentoring other balloon business entrepreneurs and launching a media empire with Balloon Business Magazine.
Vows on the Run | Denver
Vows on the Run is a trailblazing endeavor that redefines traditional wedding photography with an infusion of adventure and artistry. The Colorado native writes that their heart lies in the city, but their soul lives in the mountains, but if you’ve explored the remarkable body of work produced by Sierra, you could argue that both are reside in every image.
DJ Shield | Fountain
DJ Shield is owned by retired Army veteran and dynamic community leader, James Flowers. James offers 20 years of experience and valuable add-on services to make your event one to remember. As the go-to emcee for cultural events throughout the Pikes Peak region, DJ Shield brings contagious energy and rhythm to any occasion.
Bloom and Noosh by Milli | Denver
Bloom and Noosh specializes in hand-tied bouquets and special events. They are one of only three prominent Black florists in Colorado. Owner, Milli Boateng, launched her refreshing and innovative approach to floral design during the pandemic and continues to flourish. Behind each gorgeous design appears to be a unique story, not a boring formulaic design to be found within her breathtaking portfolio.
ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
Photographer | Quincy Brandy Photography
Jewelry | Guarascio Jewelry
Makeup | Kim Clay Artistry
Venue | WhirlyBall
Model | Mimi the Motivator
Creative Direction | Page Public Relations + The Colorado Wedding Magazine