At the end of 2020, this “Black is King” inspired bridal campaign went viral so much that even Viola Davis shared it on her official Instagram profile. In this article, people can get all the details behind this gorgeous representation of diverse bridal beauty.
After being in the industry for many years, events and wedding planner Rebeca Lang shared with fans that her clients noticed a lack of representation and diversity in the wedding industry.
Rebecca decided to launch the Brown Skin Brides campaign. It’s an editorial shoot that features brides of every size, shade, and shape. People might wonder what the inspiration is behind this shoot, and the answer is Beyonce Knowles. Lang shares with her fans that Beyonce’s visual album “Black Is King”, and especially the song “Brown Skin Girl” gave her the idea for this great concept.
Creativity Inspired by Beyonce’s “Black Is King”
Lang says that she has always wanted to do something creative like this and after she watched Black Is King, she knew exactly how she wanted the concept to look. In “Brown Skin Girl,” Beyonce shows how important representation is. In the clip, she has dark skin, light skin, braids, bald, weave, natural, South Asian, Albino, basically everyone. This is what made Lang recreate this concept.
In creating this shoot, Lang knew that it was extremely important to recruit vendors – from hair and makeup to the actual production crew. She felt as passionate about this matter as she did. The amazing photos were shot by REEM Photography, and the BTS video was created and filmed by KEJ Productions. These are both Black-owned businesses.
Commitment and Unforgettable Presence
Rebecca Lang also says that she is committed to partnering with specifically BIPOC vendors. Everyone but the venue met these specific criteria. Lang also thinks that with so much Black and Brown skin love in the room, it was a transformative and tangible presence that she will never forget.
5 Common and Unbelievable Mistakes That Grooms Always Make
Organizing a wedding isn’t as simple or straightforward as most people think. Furthermore, it isn’t the bride’s job to take care of everything. Men also have their role to play before they get to put on their tuxedo, lace up their dress shoes, and say “I do”. Here are common mistakes that many grooms make and some of them are truly unbelievable.
Forgetting to Announce the Engagement
As soon as your significant other says “yes”, pick up the phone and call your family and closest friends. They’ll want to hear the news from you and not from a Facebook or Instagram post. Popping the question is a major milestone that your loved ones will want to experience with you. Also, do NOT make the mistake of calling your ex. Instead, enjoy the place you are in right now. Your past lovers will find out about your engagement on their own.
The More Surprises, the Greater Chance for Mistakes
Too Many Surprises
Try keeping surprises during the wedding planning to the bare minimum. Be open about what you want instead of putting your partner in the uncomfortable position of dealing with the consequences of major unilateral decisions that haven’t been discussed. However, don’t be afraid to keep things exciting and fun with one or two surprises.
Not Taking Part in the Wedding Planning
As aforementioned, grooms aren’t exempt from the wedding planning process. Offer to look through the ideas of your future spouse and spare your opinion about them. Take some of their responsibilities (e.g vendor scouting or price negotiations) off their shoulders so they can have more time and energy to organize the most important day of your lives.
Guest List First, Invites Second
Handing Out Verbal Invites
Handing out verbal invites is among the most frequent mistakes made by grooms. Tossing out invitations before you have discussed the guest list with your significant other can harm your wedding budget. It can also create tension between you and your friends as you may end up revoking your invites.
Getting Drunk the Night Before
Weddings are long and tiresome, which is why grooms must do their best to be fresh throughout the event. Getting drunk the night before will make things harder and can even ruin your mood. Keep it easy the night before so everything can go smoothly on D day.
While some mistakes will be made between your engagement and the moment you walk down the aisle, you can at the very least try to avoid the ones that are mentioned above.