Charleston Multicultural Bridal and Events Association
Apr 042017
 

Contributor: Vintage Noire Photography Of the myriad of things that a bride and groom to be think of when planning their special day, strategizing about how to achieve beautiful pictures on their wedding day is something not to be overlooked. It goes without question that a lot of thought should go into picking the photographer [Click here to read more…]

Lights, cameras, action: Wedding Photography Planning
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Apr 022017
 

This fun loving couple are united in their love of rugby and their fabulous sense of humor. Both love to give back to the community, whether it is Boy Scouts, teaching young people martial arts, or dedicating their efforts on behalf of charitable agencies. We truly enjoyed capturing images from this large family and friends [Click here to read more…]

Kristine and Tyewhan Luke Wedding, February 25, 2017, St Patrick's Catholic Church and the USS Yorktown
Dec 262016
 

On behalf of CMBEA, we would like to send our congratulations out to all honorees and a big thank you to all of our guests. Over 75 guests joined us at the Charleston Visitor’s Center, 375 Meeting Street, on Friday, December 2,2016. Here are some of the photographs from the event: from Vintage Noire: 2016 [Click here to read more…]

CMBEA Best of Awards and Holiday Party, December 2, 2016
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Oct 272016
 

Team Leaders: Outstanding Occasions By Dell Wedding Vendors: Wedding Coordinator: Outstanding Occasions By Dell Photographer: Ricardo Richardson Flowers: Larger than Life Events and Design Lighting:LMS Studio

Trelacsha and Terrance Spillers' wedding, Outstanding Occasions by Dell
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Oct 272016
 

Wedding Couple: Bride & Groom: Troy & India Richardson Wedding Vendors: Decor: Inspired By Annette Event Planning & Rentals, LLC (www.inspiredbyannette.com) Planning: Timely Expressions – Lakisha Dantzler Food: Robyn Kendrick – ParaClete Catering Photography: Monifa Basdeo – Picture Perfect Photography Videography: Shawn Maxwell – Shawn Maxwell Cinema Venue: Gateway Conference Center, Richburg, SC DJ: DJ [Click here to read more…]

Troy & India Richardson Wedding, Inspired by Annette and Timely Expressions
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Sep 192016
 

Mindy and Albert are one of the most fun loving and joyful couples we have had the honor of shooting over the years. Mindy works in telecommunications and Albert in IT. They share a love of travel, adventure, and adorable canines. They are truly a match made in heaven! Their love shined through every frame, [Click here to read more…]

Mindy and Albert, Waterfront Park
May 262016
 

Imagine twenty years after your wedding, your grandchildren ask to see your wedding photos. What will you show them? A CD or USB drive that might be outdated? A post on facebook, instagram, or twitter? Wouldn’t it be better or more nostalgic to have a beautiful album to proudly display your cherished memories? Every couple [Click here to read more…]

Albums and photobooks
Mar 082016
 

Tips for the Engagement session Pick a location or two that is meaningful for you as a couple. The place you met, got engaged, enjoyed spending time together, etc. are all good options. You should expect your engagement session to last 1-1 ½ hours in length. The engagement is an excellent time to get comfortable [Click here to read more…]

Tips for Memorable, one of a kind engagement sessions
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Dec 262015
 

CMBEA Development Corporation (CMBEA-DC) is a non-profit organization, federal and state recognized 501 (c) (3)  that works towards increasing the representation and visibility of multicultural vendors, as well as helping them to leverage available educational and financial resources to facilitate the success of their businesses.  CMBEA Development Corporation provides professional development and educational workshops for vendors. [Click here to read more…]

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Dec 262015
 

We would like to congratulate the winners of CMBEA’s 2015 BEST OF People’s Choice Award. These individuals have been proven by public opinion that their superior services, outstanding products, and overall superb business ethics are what it takes to be acknowledged as successful and trusted vendors. 2015 CMBEA Icon Award DeBorah Green of DeBorah’s Bridal [Click here to read more…]

2015 CMBEA AWARD WINNERS
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Aug 042015
 

It is always a pleasure to capture the special day of a wonderful, loving couple, and never more so that when you shoot the wedding for a loved one, our brother Kavazeo and his lovely wife Nina. Enjoy a few pictures of the details from their nuptials. It was also great returning home to the [Click here to read more…]

Nina and Kavazeo, Athens GA
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Nov 302014
 

Thomas were inspired by nature for their August vow renewal ceremony in celebration of their tenth anniversary. Their colors were lime green, charcoal and black. High school sweethearts who married very young, this joyous, spirit filled couple wanted to share their love in front of family and friends who had not attended their first intimate [Click here to read more…]

Octavia and Thomas Vow Renewal, part 2
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Nov 092014
 

Thomas were inspired by nature for their August vow renewal ceremony in celebration of their tenth anniversary. Their colors were lime green, charcoal and black. High school sweethearts who married very young, this joyous, spirit filled couple wanted to share their love in front of family and friends who had not attended their first intimate [Click here to read more…]

Octavia and Thomas's Vow Renewal, August 9, 2014
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Jun 162014
 

Even though torrential rains the day before the wedding threatened to dampen their ceremony, nothing could take away from the joy and happiness of Ron and Shawnta. Ron is an IT specialist and Shawnta is a supervisor at Verizon. Their love shown through to brighten the day for family and friends. We loved their Pretty [Click here to read more…]

Shawnta & Rontonio's Island House Wedding
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Jun 122014
 

Recently we at CMBEA had the pleasure of meeting Bridgette Bartlett, founder of Black Bridal Bliss, the ultimate online destination for black brides. We tremendously enjoyed getting to know Bridgette, a newlywed herself who married Anthony Royall in Charlotte, N.C. in October 2013. During our two hour interview, we learned a lot about her, and [Click here to read more…]

Bridgette Bartlett-Royall, founder of Black Bridal Bliss, visits Charleston
Jan 262014
 

o Remember to bring a nice hanger or stylish garment bag to display your gorgeous wedding dress to best advantage. o Consider having a long, trailing veil or stunning jewelry or accessories to make for dramatic pictures of a sure to be exquisite bride. o Consider a first look before the ceremony, either between bride [Click here to read more…]

Vintage Noire Blog: Things to plan with your photographer to help capture perfect shots
Dec 162013
 

Here are some of the sweetest, most romantic pictures from the intimate ceremony and after ceremony shots from Rebecca and Lamar’s November wedding. We were blessed with warm weather on this Fall day, and the pictures reflect all the warmth of the love between these two.

Rebecca + Lamar-(Riverfront Park, North Charleston S.C.) November 16, 2013