{Recap}: The Bridal Brunch NYC- Harlem Renaissance Edition! Hosted by Fallon Carter and Charanna Alexander –

Brides enjoyed the free flowing bubbly sponsored by Moreno BHLV at our "Build Your Own Mimosa Bar," featuring an assortment of fruit garnishes and a choice of orange juice or tropical mango nectar. Chef Tomica Burke of TomCookery created a special assortment of brunch items including Benedicts Trio and Pain Perdu, Brioche French Toast!

Love these luxurious limited edition bottles of bubbly adorned with fine Swarovski Crystals compliments of Moreno BHLV!

Guest were serenaded by the talented jazz musicians of Margi and the Dapper Dots.

Mary Chatman, president and CEO of sharing the history of BB, and introducing our MC Charreah Jackson

Our MC Charreah Jackson started off the panel discussion by speaking about the importance of celebrating black love!

Our panel of experts included C.K. Alexander, owner of Love Ink and wedding features editor at, Fallon Carter of Fallon Carter Weddings, Shea Zephir of Zephir Artistry, Melissa McDowell, Owner and Creative Director of House of Papier and Mellanee R. Harvin, chef and owner of the Fork Goes on the left.

We had a full house during our Expert Panel discussion where our experts spoke about Wedding planning 101, Invitation Do's and Don'ts, Bridal Beauty Remedies, Wedding Vow Writing and Catering for a wedding at any location!

Theo's Place Inc tended to our tresses and created fabulous hair looks that can go from the runway to your wedding aisle!

One lucky bride went home with a gorgeous couture wedding broom by Marayah's Creations.

 Emplume sent this beautiful silk ring pillow and matching corsage for one lucky winner, and the lady in green is all smiles!

Our best dressed bride went home with a Complimentary Massage from Reverie Spa and a Gift bag full of Naturopathica Spa products!

Chef Mellanee R. Harvin with Chef Tomika Burke, our official caterer for The Bridal Brunch NYC , and publicist Nadjawa McCoy

Makini Regal Brereton of Makini Regal Designs, Charanna Alexander of Love Ink and Black Bride Wedding Features Editor, Kisha Kingston of Royale Amethyst Invitations and Charreah Jackson, Relationship Editor at Essence Magazine

Monique Greenwood, Owner of the Akwaaba Mansion with Mary Chatman, President and CEO of

The Fabulous Bridal Brunch Team: Fallon Carter, Mary Chatman and C.K. Alexander

All smiles  after an amazing event! We hope to see you soon, in a city near you!

Special Thanks to our Gift Bag Sponsors, All Brides Received :

Appy Couple $50 Gift Card,  Luxury Lip Colour by IMAN Cosmetics,  Motions haircare products, African Pride hair care products, Coulour Gossip Nail Polish, June 2013 Essence Magazine, Tieks $50 Gift Card, and Nubian Heritage bath & body products

Also special thank you to our raffle sponsors:

Marayahs Creations-Bejeweled Bridal Broom

Blair Nadeau Millinery-Bridal Veil

Emplume-Couture Corsage and Ring Pillow

Tieks-$165 Gift Card

Moreno BHLV-Bling Champagne Flutes

Naturopathica– Spa Set and Reverie Spa– 1 hour Massage

Black Bride would like to Thank all of The Bridal Brunch NYC event sponsors and vendors for making this an event to remember!

Akwaaba Mansion – @moniqueakwaaba

DJ Remarkable – @MrDjRemarkable

Royal Amethyst – @royaleamethyst

Ilene Squires Photography – @isquiresphotog

Fallon Carter Weddings – @fallonweddings

Love Ink – @Love_Ink

TomCookery – @tomcookery

Moreno BHLV – @morenobhlv

Elezye's Elegant Cover Ups – @ElezyeInfo

 Makini Regal Designs – @makiniregaldsgn

La Bella Vita Designs – @LBVDesigns

Bed Bath and Beyond – @BedBathBeyond

Palm Bay – @PalmBay_Wines

City Sweets and Confections – @nycitysweets

Therez Fleetwood Bridal – @TherezF

Theo's Place Inc – @theosplaceinc

Beauty Mark By Lisa – @beautymrkbylisa

Happily Ever Borrowed – @happilyeverborrowed

Sapp and Sapp Hair Imports – @SashiHair

Ami Creates Art – @AmiCreatesArt

Jet Set Bride – @JetSetBride

Passion Parties By Lucia – @PassionParties

Haute So Sweet – @HauteSoSweet

Margi and the Dapper Dots







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