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A note from the Editor-in-Chief

It seems like just yesterday that I first envisioned a bridal magazine for women of color. Actually, to be a bit more accurate, I was a 16-year-old girl heading off to prom and in search of dress ideas. My father, a fashion designer, turned firefighter, was custom-making my dress and suggested that I browse through wedding magazines for inspiration. After failing to find any women of color featured throughout the hundreds of pages in the mainstream bridal magazines, I was left to only imagine what the beautiful dresses would look like on someone with my skin-tone and unique body type. It was at that moment that I made a promise to my father “When I come out of college, if there’s not [such a magazine], I’m going to create it.”


Since its 2002 debut, the publication has been well-received by publishing and media industries alike — even catching the attention of Warner Brothers, who featured Brides Noir in a wedding planning episode of the Emmy-Award winning TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond.” More recently, the magazine was featured in the film “Made of Honor," starring Patrick Dempsey and in Chris Rock’s “Good Hair.”

As a leader of the ethnic wedding magazine category, we believe in offering “only the best for brides of color.”

Enjoy our website,

Dana Powell


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