The Brown Skin Bride Journey

At Brown Skin Bride, we believe every bride deserves to feel celebrated, seen, and cherished. Our journey began with a shared vision and a friendship that has withstood the test of time. As co-founders Alyssa and Perri, we are thrilled to share the story of how Brown Skin Bride came to be—a story rooted in our experiences, passions, and unwavering commitment to uplift women of color.

A Friendship Forged in Rivalry

Our story starts in St. Louis, Missouri, where we met as students at rival high schools. Despite the competitive atmosphere, we quickly discovered a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s drive and ambition. Our friendship blossomed, and over the years, we supported each other through countless milestones, both personal and professional.

The Spark of an Idea

As we navigated our careers at Fortune 100 companies, we recognized a significant gap in the wedding industry—there were few resources and platforms that truly celebrated black and brown brides. We often felt underrepresented and overlooked in mainstream wedding media. This realization sparked an idea: what if we created a space where women of color could see themselves reflected in every detail of their wedding journey?

Building Brown Skin Bride

Fueled by our passion and a shared vision, we launched Brown Skin Bride. Our mission was clear: to build a business that highlights women of color in a fun, uplifting, and authentic light. We wanted to create a platform that offers not only beautiful and unique products but also inspiration, support, and community for brides of color.

Overcoming Challenges

Starting Brown Skin Bride was no easy feat. We faced numerous challenges, from securing funding to balancing our full-time jobs while building the business. However, our friendship and determination kept us going. We leaned on each other during tough times, celebrating each small victory and learning from every setback.


Celebrating Diversity and Empowerment

Today, Brown Skin Bride is more than just a business; it's a celebration of diversity and empowerment. We take pride in offering a curated selection of products that cater specifically to the needs and preferences of black and brown brides. From party supplies that add a touch of elegance and fun to bachelorette celebrations, to our inspirational blog that shares stories and tips from real brides, everything we do is designed to make women of color feel special and valued.

Looking Ahead

As we look to the future, our commitment to our community remains stronger than ever. We are continually expanding our product line, building partnerships with like-minded brands, and finding new ways to connect with our audience. Our goal is to ensure that every bride who visits Brown Skin Bride feels seen, heard, and celebrated.

Join Us on Our Journey

We invite you to join us on this incredible journey. Whether you’re planning your wedding, looking for inspiration, or simply want to connect with a community that celebrates black and brown women, Brown Skin Bride is here for you. Together, we can create unforgettable moments and cherish the beauty of every bride's unique story.

Thank you for being a part of the Brown Skin Bride family. Your support and love inspire us every day to keep pushing boundaries and celebrating the beauty of diversity.

Stay tuned for more stories, tips, and products designed with you in mind. Follow us on our journey and let’s make every celebration a testament to the power, beauty, and joy of women of color.

With love,

Alyssa & Perri

Co-founders of Brown Skin Bride