Diversity

Yup we like to talk about diversity and race on Nu Bride and enjoy inspiring others to be part of making the industry a more inclusive space for couples.

This page is a place to find out more about diversity in the wedding industry, common challenges faced by business owners and how to make your business more inclusive and representative for wonderful Nu Bride readers and couples who are all too often under-represented. (If you’re a nearly-wed – scroll to the bottom for a list of some of our favourite progressive and BME wedding pros or hop on over to instagram where you will find a much more diverse selection. Please note this website is no longer updated or monitored, so please do your due diligence).

You’re 35% more likely to be outsold and out-performed by your peers if your business is not diverse *(McKinsey) and consumers are more likely to engage with a product or service if they see themselves represented.

These articles on this page span across several years and should help you better understand some of the challenges and get you fired up to get started and make some initial changes.

For further information on anti-racism and diversity training courses visit www.novareid.com 

Articles

Accessible Weddings

Celebrating minority movements without capitilising

Photographing Dark Skin with Jide Alakija

Refinery 29 the problem with diversity in the wedding industry

BBC News Article- Are weddings too white?

WhatWeSee – Article Leading Change in the Wedding Industry

How to avoid tokenism

How to avoid cultural appropriation in weddings

Intersectionality in weddings

Diversity in the wedding industry

Discussing Sizeism in the wedding industry

Why Championing for Diversity and Inclusion is so hard

4 Ways to improve diversity in your business

Why diversity matters panel discussion

Podcasts

Business Proposal Podcast –  Diversity, Cultural Appropriation and Tokenism (and the Royal Wedding)

Evolve Your Wedding Business –  How Diversity and Inclusion Impact Your Business

Bokeh Podcast – Diversity and How To Photograph For Wedding Blogs

BME & Progressive Wedding Pros

Fashion

Rita Colson

Kosibah

Ian Stuart

Charlie Brear

Jason Jennings

Alonuku

Flowers

Miriam Faith Flowers

Food

Sainlo Events

Berry and Brie

Favour catering

Miss B’s Caribbean and English catering (Manchester)

Gourmet Dinner Lady

The Curated Kitchen

Flava Caribbean (Northampton)

Gifts

Patchwork

Truly Experiences

Hair and Make up

AVOS Hair

Charlotte Menash

Errol Douglas

Joyce Connor Make Up

Adeola Gboyega Bobbi Brown Pro Make Up Artist

Alison Cameron Make Up

Malkia Roberts

Ana Ospina

Jewellery

Queensmith Master Jewellers

Laura Adele Jewellery

Photography

Anesta Broad Photography

Marni V Photography

Tracy Watson Photography

Jide Alakija

John Nassari

Beck Bailey Photography

Luisa Starling

Celebrants, MC and Toastmasters

Natasha Johnson Engaged and Ready

Sonal Dave

Zena Birch

Jennifer Patrice

Simply Andy Sarfo

Groomswear

Keye London

Morts and More

Cinematography

The Wedding Filmmakers

Urban Cinematography

Reel Weddings

Production

Light Motif

Stationery

Ananya Cards

Curious Me Design

Studio Oudizo

Other Resources

LGBTQ Equality Weddings

*Please do your due diligence and check each supplier is the right supplier for you*