At MunaLuchi Bride, we’ve championed diversity in the wedding industry, from showcasing beautiful black love and weddings to promoting the talented black wedding and event professionals who help our couples celebrate so fabulously.
In recognition of black wedding industry professionals, and in particular black female professionals, Falynn Love with Flawless Weddings & Events organized this photoshoot with beautiful black women entrepreneurs. Her hope is to celebrate the success and fabulosity of black women in the event industry while continuing to fight for the equity they so rightfully deserve.
THE TIME IS NOW to bring diversity to the forefront of the wedding and event industry. Read Falynn’s powerful words and see all of the gorgeous “black girl magic” below.
“Black Girls Rock the Wedding & Event Industry”
Being a black young woman living in the suburbs outside of Los Angeles, California, and working as a floral designer throughout Southern California, I have longed to see black culture setting the wedding trends, gracing the covers of top wedding magazines, and black women alike dominating the wedding and event industry.
Bringing diversity to the forefront of the wedding and event industry has been my goal over the last few years. The time is long overdue to see some COLOR on a larger platform. Not just a black model modeling a bridal gown in a magazine or a black celebrity wedding, but real black brides and grooms who are getting married like any other race of people being showcased in a top wedding magazine.
I came up with “Black Girls Rock the Wedding & Event Industry” concept to get powerful black women who are based in Southern California together for a photo to help depict an accurate representation of black women & multifaceted black women at that. As our business started to focus on bringing our diverse clientele to different publications, we started connecting with female wedding vendors and it became clear that it was not only important to show diversity with couples but to show the talented black females behind those events as well.
We have wedding planners, wedding designers, florist, photographers, hair stylist, makeup artist, wardrobe stylist, catering companies, chefs, videographers, bridal gown designers, venue execs, bakers, cake designers, DJ’s and MC’s. All black women coming together to celebrate US!
I’m not sure where this will lead us, but I am hoping that it will lead to unity among black creative vendors within our industry, as well as help bridge the gap between all cultures in the industry. The time is now, the conversations are happening, and we are headed towards positive change. People are realizing that not all things are equal for everyone, but it can be.
I’ll end with this. I believe in supporting all talented creative vendors no matter what race they are. I just want everyone else to know it’s time to even the playing field when it comes to people who share my skin color and are talented like me. For me and my mom, we had to work extra hard to breakdown barriers within our industry. We have built many lasting professional and personal relationships throughout our careers. My mom taught me at a young age to have FAITH in God, always “Follow your Passion,” and her favorite quotes are “Sisters, Each One Teach One” and “Sisters, Each One Reach One.”
Group Photo Participants
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