There is nothing more important than spending time with your family, especially for a Black Southern Belle. We all have memories of eating dinner, going on vacation and laughing with our families. Today we are highlighting just that and have curated Vintage Images of African American Families We Love! Vintage Images of African American Families We […]
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.
Do you love learning about history and also love southern food? We have the perfect list for you today. From Gullah food to whole hog BBQ, there are a number of cuisines to explore in the spectrum of soul food. My favorite soul food is influenced by church celebrations and today we are giving you […]
It is never to early to start planning for summer vacations and what better way to do that than through reading some great books. Today we are sharing Our Favorite Books on African American Beaches. If you love history and enjoy spending time on the water, these books are perfect for you. Take a trip through […]
Today we are featuring some of our favorite Images of Coretta Scott King. These images exude her classic grace and elegance as long as a little bit of her fun and playful side playing the roles of activist, wife, mom and more. She is the shining example of a Black Southern Belle and we are […]
What could be better than savoring the taste of Lowcountry cuisine from award-winning restaurants in Charleston? Enjoying them while enjoying a beautiful sunset over the Holy City, of course. With its warm climate and gorgeous sunsets over the Charleston Harbor, you couldn’t ask for a perfect place to wine, dine, and unwind. Here are the Top 10 […]
Today we are featuring a beautiful Kernersville, NC Wedding with Garden Style. This northern bride has decided to put her family and marriage roots in the South. Her beautiful garden-inspired wedding left us speechless and we are so honored to share the story of her nuptials. Take some time to get inspired with this beautiful garden […]
Spring is right around the corner and we can’t wait. There is nothing more fun than a garden party in the Spring, especially one planned by a Back Southern Belle. Today we are featuring a beautiful Pink and Green Inspired Dinner Party in Gainesville, GA and hope it gives you all the inspiration you need […]
Family reunion planning is in full swing a few months out before summer. Feeling a little overwhelmed as you get things started? We have some resources to make the process the easier and ultimately fun. To get you started with planning, we have curated Books on How to Plan Your African American Family Reunion. Whether it […]
Do you love crafting and DIY? Of course, you do, you are a Black Southern Belle. For as long as I can remember, there were always women in my life making fun and unique crafts. If you want to learn more about the roots of crafting, these 5 Books About African American Artisans and Crafting are […]
Are you a Black Southern Belle who loves fashion and decor? Why not merge those two loves together and add some fashion inspired style to your home decor collection. To get you started, we are sharing a few of our favorite African American Fashion Books To Add to Your Collection. From vintage to modern, there is […]