Today we are featuring one of the most important leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. A Mississippi native and political power house, Hamer is a truly powerful Black Southern Belle. Today we are showcasing her power through 12 Prolific Images of Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer shaped the world we live in today and we are honored […]
Are you planning a Black Southern Belle wedding and need some help with planning and inspiration? We are here to help you with a list of our favorite African American Wedding Books. These books are filled with information on African American wedding traditions perfect for a Black Southern Belle looking to do a traditional wedding complete with church, gloves, and jumping the broom. Check out our list of 5 African American Wedding books you must purchase!
1)Jumping the Broom: The African-American Wedding Planner Hardcover – by
Created specifically for African Americans, Jumping the Broom presents everything you need to know to plan a wedding that is an expression of personal style and heritage. You’ll find rich historical material, a comprehensive resource guide, a 16-page full-color African-American wedding album, more than a dozen original dress designs, and much more.
2)Jumping the Broom, Second Edition: The African-American Wedding Planner
Jumping the Broom is newly revised for the twenty-first century. The bestselling—and the first—comprehensive wedding guide written and designed expressly for African Americans, it presents everything you need to know to plan an event that is truly an expression of your personal style and heritage.
3)The Nubian Wedding Book: Words and Rituals to Celebrate and Plan an African-American by
This book provides historical background and more detailed and practical suggestions, this comprehensive guide to planning an Afrocentric wedding features ceremonies, vows, toasts, wedding prayers, libations, recipes, suggestions for Afrocentric gift giving, and anecdotes from couples about their experiences with weddings reflecting their own rich heritage
4)Vows: The African-American Couples’ Guide to Designing a Sacred Ceremony by
In 1993 Harriette Cole wrote Jumping the Broom, the first wedding guide specifically for African-American couples, showing them how to create a wedding that honored their culture and heritage. In her new book, Vows, Cole turns her attention to the heart of the special day: the wedding ceremony. With everything that is involved in planning a wedding, it is easy to get so caught up in all the details of the celebration that you lose sight of the significance of what you are actually doing — committing to make a life together. In this beautiful volume, Cole gives you the guidance and inspiration you need to focus your energy on the spiritual and sacred aspect of your wedding day.
African-American Wedding Readings
A beautiful treasury of prose, poetry, and song, African-American Wedding Readings offers a complete range of selections for every significant nuptial moment. From the proposal, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner to the actual ceremony, reception toasts, and the honeymoon, excerpts from a wide variety of sources supply the perfect words to express joy, exuberance, and romance. Drawing on the Bible, prose and poetry from past and contemporary writers, as well as love letters by prominent African-Americans, Tamara Nikuradse provides inspiration for brides and grooms, wedding party members, parents, and clergy – anyone who wants to commemorate a wondrous event with the best possible words.
Sring is here and we are ready for outdoor entertaining. If you are looking for some inspiration for tips on how to create a southern inspired outdoor oasis, we have exactly what you need. We partnered with Home Depot for the Patio Style Challenge. Using products from Home Depot’s Mix and Match collection, we were […]
From Daisy Bates to Oprah Winfrey, black women in the South have blazed the trails of journalism. We reached out to black female journalists — women who are either from the South or who now call the region home– to ask them how they found their voices for storytelling. We also asked them to recommend […]
Spring is here and that means it is time to pull out your favorite southern styles. Nothing says spring in the South quite like a great plaid piece. This forever classic pattern adds a bit of chic to any outfits. Today we have Tips for Styling with Plaid from Unlikely Martha and Unlikely Market. These […]
Do you want to add a little touch of elegance to your home? Antiques are a great way to start. Whether you have a modern condo or a classic Victorian dwelling, antiques are always a great way to add layered style to any southern home. With help from Tennessee based Interior Designer, Chad James, we […]
Mother’s Day is right around the girl. Every Black Southern Belle has a mother or mother figure who helped shaped them into who they are. Why not celebrate your mom with a stylish gift. Today we have a curated list of Black Owned Mother’s Day Gifts from Effie’s Paper. These gifts are sure to be a […]
Do you love music and home decor? Why not blend those two interests together. If you want to add a bit of soul to your home, check out these African American Album Covers to Use as Art. You can choose from any era or any genre, these are favorite ways to add some personality to any […]
Derby season is here and we can’t be more excited. There is nothing like a cocktail dress in the Spring to get you excited for Derby fun but the most important element for a Black Southern Belle is her hat. Today we are sharing African American Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration to help you plan your outfit […]
Looking to add some unique style to your Black Southern Belle home? Nothing is better than a unique gallery wall. Today we are sharing African American Movie Posters to Add to Your Gallery Wall. If you love movies and decor, this list is the perfect way to have a fun and easy DIY project to […]
What is better than one cute kid? Two of course. Today we are celebrating the beauty of twin children. We have curated images of African American Twins Kids Too Cute to Miss. We can’t get enough of these vintahe photo and precious duos. Have a special pair of twins in your life? Sharing their image with […]