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 Blackbride.com 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 Blackbride.com, 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 BlackBride.com
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