Leverage Your Wedding to Support Black-Owned Businesses in Central Ohio

Can't decide on a photographer, baker, fitness studio or other wedding vendor? Consider these 50+ local businesses, all owned by Black individuals in Central Ohio.

Emma Frankart Henterly
ehenterly@columbusmonthly.com
Dwaylon and Danielle Richardson

This is not a comprehensive list. Email Emma Frankart Henterly at ehenterly@columbusweddingsmag.com if you have suggestions for additional businesses. Also check out the list of Black-owned restaurants in Central Ohio from our sister publication, Columbus Monthly. Finally, H/T to Columbus Navigator and the @columbus_blackowned@craftinoutlaws and @lifeincolumbus Instagram accounts, through which we found many of these businesses.

Attire

Columbus Alteration Co.

  • columbusalterationco.com
  • 614-641-0377
  • 396 S. Washington Ave., Columbus
  • Owner Ben Ward and his team of seamstresses and tailors will make sure you look good in your gown, suit or tux.

Elle Brands Jewelry Boutique

  • ellebrands.com
  • 614-547-2528
  • High-quality, affordable jewelry featuring semiprecious stones and trendy style; a portion of proceeds go to the boutique’s charity of the month.

Joan’s Bridal Couture

  • joansbridalcouture.com
  • 7374 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg
  • 614-856-9848
  • Reynoldsburg wedding and bridesmaid gown boutique that also does tux rentals and custom gown design.

Rust Martin

  • rustmartinlife.com
  • 614-769-5934
  • Jarrod Martin’s bespoke menswear brand travels to clients’ locations to create custom ensembles.

Photographers & Videographers

Comfort Photography

  • comfortphotography.com
  • 614-668-7609
  • Comfort Witcher is a Columbus native whose work has appeared in Columbus Weddings, The Knot Ohio and Munaluchi Bride.

H&H Luxury Event Rentals

  • hhluxuryevents.com
  • 614-300-0314
  • Asia Smith's mirrored photo booth experience is unlike any other.

Jehan LLC

  • jehanllc.com
  • 614-595-1150
  • Formerly Docuvent Photography; also offering graphic design and creative consulting.

Jonathan Edward Photo

  • jonathanedwardphoto.com
  • Columbus native who loves creating visually captivating images and capturing precious memories.

KFCImages Photography & Videography Services

  • facebook.com/pg/kfcimages614
  • 614-625-2587
  • Eddie Wayne Jackson II is a Pickerington resident and filmmaker who aims to provide services that cater to everybody.

Olivia Kristin Photography

  • oliviakristinphotography.com
  • 614-398-2305
  • Author and photographer who will help document your milestones, memories and accomplishments.

Your Wedding Creatives

  • yourweddingcreatives.com
  • 614-300-5476
  • Wedding photography and videography team comprising Jonathan Smith (Jonathan Edward Photo), Olivia Kristin (Olivia Kristin Photography) and Eddie Wayne Jackson II (KFCImages).

Caterers, Food Trucks & Bakeries

Bake Me Happy

  • bakemehappygf.com
  • 106 E. Moler St., Columbus
  • 614-477-3642
  • Fully gluten-free bakery with desserts often touted as “better than the original,” with cookies, cakes, cupcakes and more.

Chacon’s Sweet Treats and Good Eats

  • chaconssweettreatsandgoodeats.com
  • Home-based bakery and catering company offering cakes, cupcakes, cookies, sweets tables and comfort food meal options.

Donna’s Delicious Dozen

  • donnasdeliciousdozen.com
  • 5322 N. Hamilton Rd., Columbus
  • 614-245-4859
  • Made-to-order doughnuts with a variety of icings, drizzles and toppings; also offering catering services, including doughnut walls and towers.

J’s Sweet Treats and Wedding Cakes

  • jssweettreats.net
  • 1540 Parsons Ave.
  • 614-906-8888
  • Award-winning wedding cake and dessert bakery that also offers full catering services.

Kennedy’s Kakes

  • kkakes.com
  • 614-600-2253
  • Owner Adrian Jones was a makeup artist for 30 years and now is a baker and cake artist; also offering cupcakes, macarons, mini Bundt cakes and more.

Queen’s Table

  • facebook.com/queenstable
  • 614-316-8943
  • Food truck best known for its fish boats; also offering chicken, fries, coleslaw, fried okra and juice.

Ribman Catering

  • facebook.com/theribman
  • 1030 Alum Creek Dr., Columbus
  • 614-342-0160
  • Specializing in slow-smoked and grilled barbecue and comfort food: ribs, chicken and sides.

Sweet Cheese

  • eatsweetcheese.com
  • 614-980-2525
  • Pickerington-based cheesecake company and food truck with signature flavors and build-your-own options.

That’s Sweet!

  • thatssweetco.wixsite.com/thatssweet
  • Event planning and treat table design, with cupcakes, doughnuts, cake pops and chocolate-covered cookies, pretzels, fruit, marshmallows and more.

Florists & Event Planners

Adrienne Ruff Event Co. Ltd.

  • adrienneruffeventco.com
  • 614-219-9041
  • Event styling and design

Aisle & Co.

  • aisleandcompany.com
  • 614-735-3656
  • Owner Natasha Churches and her team of wedding planners offer month-of wedding coordination, full-service planning and design/styling services.

Andréa’s Occasions

  • andreasoccasions.com
  • 614-259-8045
  • Planning services for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsals, engagement parties and bridal services.

Andrea Washburn Events & Décor

  • andreawashburn.com
  • 614-584-1803
  • Full and partial planning services for weddings and more.

Aventines Felt Flowers & Botanical Art

  • aventines.com
  • Sculpted flowers and botanical art made from premium merino wool blend felt; choose from a catalog of products or opt for custom-order services.

Battiste LaFleur Galleria

  • battisteflowers.com
  • 825 E. Long St., Columbus
  • 614-253-8000 or 877-571-1823
  • Family-owned and -operated florist creating bouquets, ceremony flowers and centerpiece arrangements.

BurgundyGinger Events

  • burgundygingerevents.net
  • Columbus native Nitina Francis offers full-service and month-of wedding planning, plus balloon garlands.

Camela Lynn Weddings & Events

  • camelalynnweddingsandevents.com
  • 614-467-0510
  • Camela Jones' boutique event deign company offers full or partial wedding planning, month-of and hourly services, and dessert table design.

Distinct Event Planning

  • distincteventplanning.com
  • 614-577-1844
  • Lucretia Williams offers full and partial planning services, as well as day-of coordination.

Indelible Affairs & Floral Design

  • indelibleaffairs.com
  • 614-636-0311
  • Floral design studio that takes pride in being more than a “design and drop” florist.

Prema Designs

  • prema-designs.com
  • 614-747-6224
  • A full-service wedding and event design company offering floral services, rentals, lighting and draping/backdrops.

Silver Confetti Events

  • silverconfettievents.com
  • 614-924-0555
  • Full-service wedding coordination and design company; also offering decoration-only services, sweets table design and bridal shower planning.

Beauty Services & Products

2 Natural Sisters

  • 2-naturalsisters.com
  • Natural bath and body products for earth- and body-conscious customers from sisters Karla and Karen.

161 Dental Studio

  • 161dentalstudio.com
  • 5040 Forest Dr., Ste. 220, New Albany
  • 614-808-3688
  • Dental practice offering standard cleaning and care, plus clear straightening aligners/braces, dentures, extractions, emergency care and more.

The BeYouty Lounge

  • thebeyoutylounge.glossgenius.com
  • Waxing and lash services by Alyssa Carmona.

Breckenridge Candle Co.

  • breckenridgecandlecompany.com
  • Bath and body products, scents, candles and more.

Browtique

  • mybrowtique.com
  • 543 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley
  • 614-379-2769
  • Destiny Ward offers brow waxing and tinting; microblading and microshading; lash tints, perms and extensions; face and body hair removal.

Downtown Dermatology

  • columbusdowntownderm.com
  • 500 E. Main St., Ste. 310, Columbus
  • 614-224-4566
  • Medical and cosmetic dermatology office that also offers retail sales of skincare products.

Eternal Salon & Spa

  • eternalsalonandspa.com
  • 1839 Winderly Ln., Pickerington; 614-577-0794
  • Hair cuts and color, relaxers/perms, extensions, makeup services, waxing, nail services, facials and massage.

Glam Gallery Salons

  • vagaro.com/glamgallerysalons
  • 1266 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus
  • 614-316-1236
  • Offering haircuts, color, extensions, wigs and natural hair care services.

Glō Essense

  • styleseat.com/m/v/gloessence
  • 35 E. Gay St., Ste. 511, Columbus
  • 614-586-6253
  • All-natural, holistic skincare brand specializing in a variety of facial services and sugaring.

The Hair Chest

  • thehairchest.com
  • Offering holistic hair loss and scalp care services for men and women; no harmful chemicals or surgeries needed.

Honey Bee Natural Haircare

  • etsy.com/shop/HoneyBeeNaturalHair
  • Homemade, made-to-order hair products featuring Manuka honey and other quality ingredients.

J Bentley Hair Studio & Day Spa

  • jbentley.com
  • 8882 Moreland St., Powell
  • 614-790-8828
  • This north-side salon offers a full array of beauty services, including wedding-day and bridal party packages.

JM Botanicals

  • etsy.com/shop/shopjmbotanicals
  • Handmade, PH-balanced bath and body products made with eco-friendly ingredients.

K Manley Studios

  • kmanleystudio.com
  • 1254 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus
  • 614-725-4848
  • Permanent makeup services from Kay Manley, including lash extensions, henna brows, hair removal and more; also offering facials and bridal makeup.

The Koko Bella Lash and Sugaring Bar

  • thekokobella.com
  • 870 N. High St., Columbus
  • 614-452-9821
  • Lash extensions and lifting, sugaring, brow shaping, facials and retail sales.

The Lighthouse Barber and Beauty Salon

  • 2021 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Ste. 100, Columbus
  • facebook.com/thelighthousebarberandbeautysalon
  • 614-396-8189
  • Barber with 25 years’ experience who also teaches at the Ohio State College of Barber Styling.

Nzuri Skingoods

  • nzuriskingoods.com
  • Natural, handmade, minimalist, unisex, vegan skincare products for all skin types.

Replenish Society

  • replenishwith.us
  • 124 S. Washington Ave., Columbus
  • 614-429-3165
  • Mother-daughter-daughter spa and yoga co-op that offers acupuncture, waxing, facials, massage, nails, airbrush tanning, makeup and more.

Strand Café Studio Salon

  • strandcafesalon.com
  • 9 E. Second St., Columbus
  • 614-299-2614
  • Specializing in natural hair care and styling; also offers waxing and wedding-day hair and makeup.

Tame Hair Salon

  • tamehairsalons.com
  • 246 Granville St., Gahanna
  • 614-353-2632
  • Haircuts and color, extensions, waxing, facials and wedding-day hair and makeup.

TruGlam

  • truglam.com
  • 2999 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Ste. 206, Columbus
  • 614-259-7119
  • Salon-based hair, makeup, waxing, spa and spray tan services; also carries a proprietary skincare line.

Universal Hands

  • 1universalhands.com
  • Handmade, natural, organic bath and body products, including custom soaps.

Fitness

Bar Life

  • barlife.us
  • 614-682-9788
  • Online, individual and group training sessions that are equipment-optional, personalized to clients’ needs.

Beyond Physical

  • beyondphysicaltraining.com
  • 614-321-9220
  • Private, group and online training accompanied by meal and workout plans.

Komotion Fitness

  • komotionfitness.com
  • 6956 Americana Pkwy., Reynoldsburg
  • 614-597-2605 or 614-419-7318
  • Co-owners Corey “Hitta” Wilson and Terron Banner bring experience in strength training, sports conditioning, weight lifting and personal training to the table at this studio.

M. Nicholson Hip-Hop Fitness

  • mnicholson.com
  • 614-342-0249
  • Hip hop fitness classes from Michael Nicholson, who began dancing at age 8; classes take place at Phlex Fitness (858 Morrison Rd., Gahanna) and Sweat Box (935 King Ave., Columbus).

Neighborhood Boxing Club

  • neighborhoodboxingclub.com
  • 6090 Huntley Rd., Columbus
  • 866-201-0688
  • Boxing studio featuring hour-long, no-contact classes where each attendee gets their own bag.

Punch Fitness

  • punchfitnessohio.com
  • 50 Westerview Dr., Westerville
  • 614-392-2917 or 614-440-2068
  • A no-judgement fitness center for personal training, boxing, kickboxing and TRX resistance training.

Raw Yoga 614

  • rawyoga614.com
  • 7339 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg
  • 614-421-7522
  • Yoga studio offering donation-based, online and outdoor classes in a variety of styles, including hatha, heated, power, vinyasa and yin; music-based classes focusing on jazz, trap and R&B are also available.

RMF - Rhythm's Musique Fitness

  • columbusfitlife.com
  • 640A Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington
  • Group fitness dance, kickboxing, barre and yoga classes, as well as personal training.

Ryze Athletics

  • ryzeathletics.com
  • 2350 Wood Ave., Columbus
  • Performance training facility offering personal training, sports training and exercise classes in both individual and group settings; staff includes strength coaches and a registered dietitian.

Sweat Box Fitness

  • sweatboxonline.com
  • 935 King Ave., Columbus
  • 614-230-2424
  • Weight room, cardio, personal training and even massage.

Werk Dance Fitness

  • werkdancefitness.com
  • 310 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna
  • Zumba and hip-hop dance group fitness classes.

Misc.

DJ Charlo

  • djcharlomusic.com
  • 614-716-8949
  • Wedding DJ services.

Lovedragon5000

  • instagram.com/lovedragon5000
  • Wedding DJ services.

Once Upon A Wedding

  • ohonceuponawedding.com
  • Buy pre-owned wedding décor, attire and more, or consign your own items after your wedding, through Camille Bikienga's Dublin-based business.

Phenix Banquet Center

  • phenixeventvenuecolumnbusoh.com
  • 2101 Noe Bixby Rd., Columbus
  • 614-260-8691
  • No-service-fee venue with multiple event spaces, including an outdoor ceremony space; bring your own vendors allowed.

Social Sitters

  • socialsittersoh.com
  • 614-519-2390
  • Destiny Smith and her team provide on-site child care for receptions and more.

Uniglobe Travel Designers

  • uniglobetraveldesigners.com
  • 614-237-4488
  • Led by president Elizabeth Blount McCormick, Uniglobe specializes in corporate and leisure travel, including honeymoons, destination weddings, bachelor/bachelorette trips and more.