These Couples Came Out To Celebrate and Spread Love at ESSENCE's Black Love Gala In NYC

Lawrence Miner, Jr.

Love was definitely in the air at ESSENCE's inaugural Black Love Gala. See photos of the couples who attended.

You can’t outdo Black Love!

Although we highlight the beauty of Black love year-round here at ESSENCE, but on October 13, at New York City’s breathtaking Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, we hosted the ultimate date night for couples at our first-ever Black Love Gala.

Over 200 couples showed up and showed out in the name of love. The mood was set with a decadent dining experience, premium open bar, live music, photo booths and casino-themed activities designed specifically for all the lovers in the place.

Black Love Gala hosts Khadeen and Devale Ellis, kept the crowd entertained all evening, while celebrity DJ couple DJ MOS and DJ Kiss kept couples on the dance floor at the turntables.

Here are a few of the couple moments you missed from the gala. Trust us, you don’t want to miss the next one!