Planning

This issue delivers on love, inspiration, and collaboration. Be inspired by the love stories we share in Real Engagements and Real Weddings. Yes, we are better together, truly together, embracing and respecting each other's talents on all levels. Check out the collaborative work of amazing wedding vendors on the pages of our styled shoots and the planning advice from wedding pros. We have also got you covered as you journey into marriage; in the After the Aisle section, you'll find tips and advice from real-life couples. Our Editor-in-Chief sat down with gospel powerhouse Tamela Mann and her ingenious comedian husband, David Mann, to talk about love and life together. The interview was filled with laughter, which is clearly one of the keys to the longevity of the Manns' 30-year marriage!

Beautiful and talented actress Malinda Williams, who we all know and love for her roles in Soul Food, Daddy's Little Girls, Idlewild, The Wood and more, graces this issue's cover. She and her husband, Tariq Walker, went against the grain of convention and decided to create their own traditions with an extremely private celebration of their love. Malinda was adamant about the way she wanted to shoot with us and tell her and Tariq's story, which is engulfed in love, truth and authenticity. We had so much fun shooting with the love birds!


What are you waiting for? Click here to check out the 2019 Winter issue today!


Cover Team

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY

Antonio "Tony" Minifield

Ynotimages.com

CREATIVE DIRECTION

Mary Chatman

Blackbride.com

LOCATION

Waldorf Astoria

Atlanta Buckhead

Waldorfastoriaatlanta.com

Park Studios

Parkstudios.co

STYLING TEAM

Tiffany Ricks &

Tiffany Lewars

Vowsofstyle.com

MAKEUP ARTISTRY

Alexandra Butler

Themuaalex.com

HAIR STYLING

Fairren Thompson

Instagram.com/flawless_hairbyfairren

FLORAL DESIGN

Eilena Mericer-Ehmann

Eventloftpa.com

LIGHTING

Rando Lawrence

BTS FOOTAGE

Sade Kay Creates, LLC

Sadekay.com

Love in Motion Wedding Films

Loveinmotion.us

SET ASSISTANCE

Candice Davie

STYLING ASSISTANCE

Amber Spence