Ashley Strickland of Ashley Nicole Photography (@ashleynicolephotosatl) talked to us about other reasons why Black brides don’t go for the first look, how it benefits the brides and their vendors, and other first look alternatives to consider. 

We continue our conversation about being Black in the wedding industry with four amazing vendors — with
Ashley Strickland from Ashley Nicole Photography (@anicolephotosatl), B. Gandy from B for Beaute (, Cara Davis Little from Wimberly & Co. (@wimberlyandco), and Wendy Huggins from TK Event Design ( Each vendor describes her experience in the industry and especially how it has been impacted in the last 2 weeks.

The last few weeks have been… emotionally interesting to say the least. After the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests, the Black community has received an overwhelming display of support, solidarity, and empathy. This…

What do you do when you get engaged, start planning your wedding, and then make the hard decision to break up and cancel the wedding? Toniah’s childhood friend Ashelei tells us about her experience with her ex, when she knew it was time to let the relationship go, and how hard it was to undo all the wedding planning she’d started.