Gala & Awards Dinner

Join Us for our Gala & Awards Dinner to Celebrate The 25th Anniversary of Black Bride Magazine


Black Bride is thrilled to invite you to an illustrious event, The Black Bride Gala and Awards Dinner: Celebrating Black Excellence! We’re not just celebrating Black excellence in the wedding industry, but also 25 incredible years of the Black Bride brand.

Mark your calendar for Friday, December 8th, 2023, starting at 6:00 PM EST at The Hotel at Avalon, Autograph Collection, located at 9000 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta, GA 30009. This evening promises to honor the most talented Black wedding and event professionals who have achieved significant milestones in the hospitality industry.

Our vision extends beyond the event itself. On Thursday, December 7th, we’re hosting a Vision Board Party. This precursor to the gala is all about turning dreams into goals and manifestations. More details about the Vision Board Party will be shared soon.

At the Gala and Awards Dinner, attendees can expect:


Cocktail Hour

Enjoy a complimentary cocktail and hors d'oeuvres.

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Savor an exceptional meal as we honor Black excellence in our industry.

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Immerse yourself in an evening of live music, special performances, awards presentation, and a DJ setting the mood for celebration.

This event will present fantastic opportunities for networking with attendees, including the presentation of the coveted 2023 Black Bride, Black Excellence Awards. The evening offers a chance to celebrate successes across the Wedding and Event Industry.

The Black Bride Gala and Awards Dinner is powered by Black Bride Magazine, hosted by The Hotel at Avalon, with creative direction by MBM Events Design, and event planning and production by Events By Nishaka.

Join us for an evening of recognition, celebration, and fellowship. Purchase your tickets now on


As we inch closer to this celebration of love and excellence, we also extend our appreciation to our sponsors for their invaluable support. Your partnership enables us to honor professionals in the wedding and events industry and create a space for celebration.

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About Black Bride

Black Bride is the first on and offline multi-cultural global company serving all brides of color in the $200 billion dollar international wedding and events industry. Serving brides of color since 1998, we cater to the quintessential bride and the growing multi-cultural wedding and events industry by connecting engaged couples to wedding and event professionals. Serving this niche market also allows us to showcase brides and grooms of color and their unique love stories, and elevate event professionals in the very best light. This service is what we are most passionate and proud of.

Our mission is to celebrate, inspire and uplift women of color and their journey to love, marriage and even motherhood. This platform was designed to showcase positive imagery and embody the love that we seek to share, as we invite our readers to partake in the most precious and intimate moments of a woman’s life, marriage and motherhood. We honor all women of color, while celebrating cultural diversity, beauty, style, grace and resplendent. Black Bride above all things is a celebration of love, and Black love stories. We are committed to being a resource to women of color as they embark on one of the most important days of their lives, and beyond. We are here for couples before and after the aisle.


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