Black love was in full effect in 2019. Don’t believe us? Look no further than the fabulous wedding ceremonies featured in our weekly Bridal Bliss column.
Each year, hundreds of couples send the Bridal Bliss team their wedding photos and sweet love stories. While we wish we could feature them all, the competition is stiff with this weekly feature – and you’re about to see why.
Between Chloe and Jose’s epic (and I do mean epic) proposal story, Johnathan and Sydnisha’s glamorous black-tie affair, and Julieann and Andrew’s lit reception, there was so much wedding inspo to obsess over.
Take a look at our favorite Bridal Bliss moments from 2019.
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Best Proposal Story: Chloe and Jose
The elaborate scavenger hunt turned proposal will surely bring a tear to your eye.
Read all about it here.
Best Venue: Joi-Marie and Anton
The George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland provided the perfect backdrop for the couple's beautiful portraits. Wedding guests were treated to violinists, stunning gold table settings and one heck of a party.
See their wedding here!
Best Wedding Day Glam: Crystal
We simply can't forget this bride's impeccable beat and sleek updo.
Best Cake: Amie and Craig
Amie and Craig's modern Houston wedding was a total showstopper - especially because of their outstanding wedding cake. The couple hired Cakes By Gina
, an architect turned baker, to construct their multi-layer cake with eight different flavors.
See their wedding here!
Best Squad Slay: Nia and Javon
Nia Blackmon's pre-wedding turnup with her bridesmaids was unforgettable.
See their wedding here.
Best Altar Moment: Lisa and Sunette
Lisa thought her fiancee Sunette flew her down to New Orleans for Essence Festival. Unbeknownst to Lisa, the couple's friends and family all traveled to the Big Easy for their surprise wedding. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.
See Lisa and Sunette's surprise New Orleans wedding here!
Best Destination Wedding: Melissa and Hervan
Melissa and Hervan said "I do" overlooking St. Lucia's famous Pitons, then relocated to Jade Mountain resort's beach to capture a kiss under the sunset.
See their picture-perfect St. Lucia wedding here!
Best Cultural Celebration: Viviana and Benson
The Wisconsin-based couple held a traditional Rendille tribal ceremony at their reception serving each other milk from a calabash. This Kenyan tradition symbolizes nourishment for eternity.
See their traditional ceremony here!
Most Unique Wedding: Jeanelle and Jane
If their custom-made bridal looks weren't enough of an indication, get into their Crooklyn-inspired wedding which was vibrant, spiritual and full of pride. Did we mention they had an entire cannabis bar? Yes, really!
Read all about it here!
Sweetest Kiss: Kareem and Sandy
The energy among their guests lit up when these newlyweds kiss...and there is a very special reason why.
Read about it here!
Best Bridal Party Portrait: Sydnisha and Johnathan
Whew! Did they slay, or did they slay?