The past few weeks have been eye-opening for our industry. As we all open our hearts to understand and support the Black community, we also need to show up for our wedding industry.
Pensacola’s creative community and wedding vendors are diverse and open-minded, but sometimes, the rest of the South is not. Black representation is limited in wedding magazines and styled shoots. Unintentionally, I haven’t featured my BIPOC couples or Black-owned wedding vendors on social media or my website in a long time because it has been a while since I have photographed any. This changes now.
I want you all to know, that I will always support the Black community, and Love, Anneliese Photography will always be here to photograph your love- no matter your race, sexual orientation, or gender. ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏿✊🏼✊🏻🏳️🌈
I want to share some of my favorite vendors to work with, as well as some with raving reviews that are owned by incredibly talented Black men and women in our area.
Here are 11 Pensacola Black-Owned wedding businesses you should support.
This by no means begins to scratch the surface of the talent along the Emerald Coast! So please, comment below some of your favorite Black-owned businesses! I’d love to check them out!
Scripted Calling | Calligraphy
Melissa is an incredible calligrapher and her Etsy shop is filled with cute gifts, cake toppers, and cards. She also does custom calligraphy art- perfect for your wedding invite!
Facebook | Scripted Calling
Instagram | @scriptedcalling
Weddings by V and T | Wedding Planning and Design
Any Day DJ | Entertainment
Ramsey and his team are so hype and bring such awesome energy to every reception. Ramsey also hosts We are Wed Talks, which is a podcast filled with interviews with local wedding pros.
Instagram | @anydaydj
Hello Tye Beauty | Makeup Artist
Tye recently relocated to the Emerald Coast from central Florida, so hello- you know she’s on top of every trend. On top of makeup, she also is an esthetician. Get that skin glowingggg before wedding day!
Instagram | @hellotyebeauty
Samantha Jackson Weddings| Wedding Planning and Design
Samantha designs and coordinates weddings all along the Emerald Coast. She is also the only Accredited Bridal ConsultantTM in Northwest Florida. www.samanthajacksonweddings.com
Facebook | Samantha Jackson
Henny Penny’s Patisserie| Desserts
Caress and her team offer catering, cooking classes (perf for a bach party!), cakes and desserts- from engagement party to wedding reception!
Facebook | Henny Penny’s Patisserie
LesGo Catering | Catering and Personal Chef
I got to try LesGo’s delicious Hors D’oeuvres at a wedding pro event at Elegance on the Bayou. With personalized menus, LesGo can create any flavor for your day.
Facebook | Lesgo Personal Chef
Puas by Paige | Flower Crowns and Leis
I found Pua’s by Paige on Instagram, and her tropical designs are perf for your beach wedding!
Instagram | @puasbypaige
Yanna’s Sweets | Desserts
Ayanna’s cookies and cupcakes are so fun- just like her! These treats are perfect for festivities leading up to wedding day, or the perfect way to ask your wedding party to be part of your day.
Facebook | Yanna’s Sweets
DJ Vladi | Entertainment
Bombshell Beats | Makeup Artist
Bombshell beats offers bridal makeup, lashes, brows, and classes! Another fun activity for your bach party!
Facebook | Bombshell Beats
I hope you enjoyed this list of Black-owned wedding vendors, and are as excited as I am to support these artists. Check out more inclusive vendor features here.