Charleston Multicultural Bridal and Events Association
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CMBEA Hosts First Annual CMBEA Awards
Charleston Multicultural Bridal and Events Association (CMBEA) celebrated the lowcountry’s finest advocates for diversity and multiculturalism on Sunday, December 8th from 4-7 p.m. at Sanctuary Hall and Gardens, 2125 Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant. Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Charleston’s own Food and Wine Festival Chef Benjamin Dennis, as well as other entertainment/networking activities. Theron Snype, from the City of Charleston Minority Business Enterprise, was our guest speaker and spoke on “The Past, Present, and Future of Multicultural Businesses in Charleston.” The Dance troupe Wose and classical guitarist Gregory Guay graced us with wonderful performances.

Charleston Multicultural Bridal and Events Association (cmbea.com) is
a lowcountry masala of culturally diverse vendors that provides professional
development and one stop event planning for brides, event organizers,
and the general public. 888-905-0045

2013-2014 CMBEA Awards Winners
CMBEA Icon : longstanding advocate in the Charleston community for multiculturalism and diversity in the lowcountry.

Winner: Lorna Beck, Carifest
Runner Up: DeBorah’s Bridal (DeBorah Green)

CMBEA Most Valuable Person: this award goes to the member who has contributed the most to CMBEA in terms of volunteer hours, leadership, and advocacy.

Winner: Tanis Jackson, Tanis J Events
Runner Up: DeBorah Green , DeBorah’s Bridal

Rising Star: business person who has been a trailblazer who has galvanized the multicultural landscape of Charleston through a new or revitalized business initiative.

Winner: Nicole Burnham, Covers by Nicole
Runner Up: Henry Ravenel, Metropolitan Room

CMBEA People’s Choice Business Awards go to the businesses that best represent a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity through their business practices, aesthetics, superior customer service, and outstanding products/programs, as voted on by clients and fans.

Best Venue:

Winner: Sanctuary Hall & Gardens
Runner Up: SC Aquarium

Best Planner/Coordinator/Decorator
Winner: Tanis J Events
Runner Ups:
Your Signature Events by Michelle Summers
Sisters In Motion

Best Photographer/Videographer
Winner: Vintage Noire Photography
Runner Up: Jason Cordes Photography

Best Paper Goods/Invitations
Winner: Carlson Craft Products (Tanis Jackson)
Runner Up: Bibi

Best Caterer/Chef/Restaurant

Winner: Carolima’s Southern Cuisine
Runner Up : Nigel’s Good Food

Best Cake Artist/Desserts

Winner: Carolima’s Southern Cuisine
Runner Up: Brown Sugar Custom Cakes

Best Florist
Winner: Flowers by Frankie
Runner Up: WildFlowers Inc.

Best Musical Bands, DJ’s, or Dance Entertainment

Winner: Nndigo Sol
Runner Up: A Touch of Class

Best Bridal Attire/Jewelry
Winner: Bridals by Jodi
Runner Up: DeBorah’s Bridal


Best Rentals and Linens

Winner: Covers by Nicole (Nicole Burnham)
Runner Up: BJ’s Linens (Shawnta James)

Best Blogger/ Web Magazine/ Social Media Expert

Winner: Tanis J Events (Tanis Jackson)
Runner Up: Creole Magnolia Café (Donloyn Gadson)

Best Hair, Makeup, or Skincare
Winner: Jennifer Fernandez, Charleston Events Hair and Makeup
Runner Up: Angie Ravenel, Angie’s Hair Studio

Networking/Tourism

Winner: Movers and Shakers (Networking Group)
Runner Up: Sights and Insights