Here comes the bride – and the first annual Black Is Beautiful wedding expo, hosted at the Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel, 176 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.
Found at The Sixth Floor venue, the Black Is Beautiful wedding expo will highlight several black, locally owned wedding and event businesses – ranging from food, wedding planners, designers, DJs and other wedding-related vendors. Attending black Milwaukee businesses include Bella Mae Collection jewelry, Reflections of You design, Alise Patterson makeup, Lavish Bouquets, Love 4 Travels travel agency, Billie Jean Beauty, Above Average Entertainment, Dave Ellis Suits and Fragrances, Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique and many more.
In addition to all of the vendors and businesses to peruse, the Black Is Beautiful wedding expo will also feature live music and entertainment throughout the day, including performances from DJ Lee, Elegant Music Services, Fressure Point Pop blues and soul singer Khalia Baker.
Tickets for the Black Is Beautiful wedding expo cost $10 at the event's website, with a portion of each admission benefitting Grateful Girls, a Milwaukee organization which helps house young girls rescued from sex trafficking work. For more information, visit the expo's Facebook page.