Editors' Picks: 15 Wedding Must-Haves from Black-Owned Brands

Whether you're looking for a gift for the couple or makeup and accessories to wear on the big day, these are our top picks for February 2023.

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February Editors Picks
Design by Tiana Crispino.

Are you looking for the perfect gift to help a couple celebrate their recent engagement? Perhaps you're struggling to find jewelry and accessories for your own big day? Or are you seeking out beautiful, functional housewares to add to your wedding registry? Whether you're a couple planning your own wedding or a family member or guest getting ready to attend someone else's nuptials, you will likely make countless purchases ahead of the celebration. Instead of placing an order with your go-to online retailer or visiting a big-box store, consider buying your wedding essentials from a Black-owned business. February is Black History Month, and intentionally supporting Black-owned businesses this month—and always—is an important way to promote racial equity and to invest in and celebrate Black creators.

Here, our editors are sharing their wedding must-haves from Black-owned brands. From chic tote bags that would make exceptional wedding party gifts and pearl earrings just right for a bride-to-be to registry must-haves like glassware, table linens, and candle holders, we have picks for every stage of the wedding-planning process.

Jungalow Mint U Concrete Candle Holder Set

Jungalow Mint U Concrete Candle Holder Set

Courtesy of Jungalow

“I'm currently loving candle holders in unique shapes and sizes, and this concrete set from Jungalow by Justina Blakeney fits the bill. The mint shade is subtle enough that it can be paired with any taper, whether in neutrals or vibrant hues.” — Samantha Netkin Brash, Assistant General Manager

Bolé Road Textiles Sunflower Napkins

Yellow Bolé Road Textile napkins

Courtesy of Bolé Road Textile

“Help your favorite newlywed couple get ready for many years of entertaining by gifting them beautiful cotton napkins. I love the subtle pop of yellow on this set, but the brand offers lots of other colorways to suit any décor style. Pair them with a coordinating table runner and placemats, and the couple will have everything they need for their next dinner party.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director

Oma the Label Hjerte Necklace

Diamond Oma the Label earrings

Courtesy of Oma the Label

“This stunning necklace is a beautiful piece for a bride to wear on her wedding day and beyond. The crystal baguette stones are heart-shaped to add a romantic touch to this glam piece.” — Shelby Wax, Senior Editor

Pat McGrath Labs Full Fantasy Nude Trio

Pat McGrath Labs makeup set

Courtesy of Pat McGrath Labs

“If you have a makeup enthusiast in your life, they will be over the moon for this set from Pat McGrath. With the Celestial Odyssey Luxe Quad for eyes, Divine Blush for cheeks, and Lip Fetish Sheer Colour Balm for lips, this trio is just as versatile as it is stunning on everybody. Perfect for a shimmery date night look or for glamming up everyday makeup.” — Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor

Andrea Iyamah Eros Escape Tote Bag

Andrea Iyamah handbag

Courtesy of Andrea Iyamah

“What's not to love about this maxi tote by Andrea Iyamah? While the silhouette and color favor the spring and summer seasons, it's certainly a bag that can be worn throughout various parts of the year.” — Corinne Pierre-Louis, Editor

Ecovibe Nadia Stripe Throw

Nadia throw blanket

Courtesy of Ecovibe

“There’s nothing better than cozying up with a blanket after a long day, and this throw from Ecovibe gives the gift of comfort. With subtle stripes and a creamy hue, it's also a decorative item that will give any newlywed home a chic and cozy feel when draped across a couch or ottoman. The neutral colors make this item a versatile option that's guaranteed to coordinate with any couple's style.” — Lilly Blomquist, Editorial Assistant

Khiry Khartoum Studs in Polished Gold Vermeil

Khiry gold earrings

Courtesy of Khiry

“These sleek and delicate earrings are the perfect addition to a bride's wedding wardrobe. While this is a great gift for the bride-to-be, it's also a special gift for the maid of honor or mother of the bride who you’ll want to shower with extra love.” — Jessica Chassin, Senior Social Media Editor

Brandon Blackwood ESR Tote

Brandon Blackwood ESR bag

Courtesy of Brandon Blackwood

Brandon Blackwood's iconic ‘End Systemic Racism’ tote is the perfect gift that will not only make a statement but will also give back. Each bag in the collection is made of recycled materials in 20+ different shades. Plus, profits from each purchase go to the Brandon Blackwood Foundation, which empowers black and people of color youth and women-led organizations through education, philanthropy, and activism. While it may not be their everyday bag, you can feel good about your purchase, and they can feel and look good wearing it!” — Araziel Jackson, Associate Social Media Editor

FORVR Mood Cuffing Season Candle

FORVR Mood cuffing season candle

Courtesy of FORVR Mood

“Candles are a classic gift for a reason! And what better gift to give your favorite couple than a cuffing season-themed candle? Founded by YouTuber Jackie Aina, FORVR Mood was created to bring black women the self-care and luxury they deserve. So, treat your partner to some relaxation with the alluring scent of fresh ozone, salty lemon, and mineral citrus mixed with comforting, earthy notes.” — Chloe Caldwell, Commerce Writer

McBride Sisters Wine Company A Lil’ Sweet, A Lil’ Spicy

McBride Sisters Wine Company wine

Courtesy of McBride Sisters Wine Company

“What couple doesn't appreciate when loved ones help them stock their bar? This wine pack, which includes three different varieties, is sure to be a hit at their next brunch gathering—all are lightly sweet, so they pair nicely with just about any breakfast or brunch dish.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director

Estelle Colored Glass Estelle Colored Martini Glasses

Estelle Colored Glass martini glasses

Courtesy of Estelle Colored Glass

“Stock the newlyweds' home with beautiful glassware that they'll want to put on display. This is the perfect gift for the design lover.” — Shelby Wax, Senior Editor

Edas Yshaia Bag

Edas bag

Courtesy of Edas

“I love this versatile cowhide shoulder bag from designer Sade Mims of Edas. It has that classic leather shoulder bag look with the added fun accent of acrylic detail on the strap. Touted as the perfect transitional bag (it can go with you from work to a night out seamlessly), this is a stellar gift for anyone in need of yet another beautiful handbag!” — Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor

The Black Home Love Candle

The Black Home Love Candle

Courtesy of The Black Home

“Candles are universally a great gift for anyone, and I absolutely love the options that The Black Home provides. Not only do their candles smell amazing, but they're also made with a 100-percent renewable, eco-friendly soy coconut wax blend and produced without toxic paraffins and phthalates.” — Corinne Pierre-Louis, Editor

Ami Cole Lip Treatment Oil Trio

Ami Cole lip treatment trio

Courtesy of Ami Cole

“This lip gloss trio is the perfect set for makeup lovers. It comes in three stunning shades and uses ingredients, such as baobab seed oil, camellia seed oil, and passion fruit seed oil, that nourish, moisturize, and soften the lips. Applying a few shimmery coats will upgrade any date night look.”  — Lilly Blomquist, Editorial Assistant

Mateo Duality Pearl Danglers

Mateo pearl earrings

Courtesy of Mateo

“Celeb-loved, high-end jewelry brand Mateo's baroque pearl collection brings a modern touch to classic pearl jewelry. I especially love these danglers made of 14k gold and natural pearls. These simple-yet-elegant earrings will elevate any bride's look for her wedding day and beyond.” — Araziel Jackson, Associate Social Media Editor

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