You’ve said yes and now it’s time to start the wedding planning. From finding the perfect wedding venue to selecting wedding vendors, Zola has your back. We offers venues and vendors in the Big Apple so that you can build your wedding team all in one place.
New York City is filled with magic, romance, and glitz, so your wedding should be just as exhilarating and spectacular. If you’re seeking businesses owned by women in New York City, look no further. Here’s a list of women-owned wedding vendors in New York City.
Wedding planners, also known as bridal or wedding coordinators, are responsible for helping couples in planning the entire wedding or specific wedding activities. To remove some stress off your plate, a planner can help with everything from negotiating vendor contracts to organizing wedding day logistics, and much more. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of some women-owned NYC planning companies:
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AWE is owned by New York native Kerry Gittle. She has cultivated relationships with a wide range of NYC venues, so she can help with an intimate wedding, a big wedding bash, or something in between. The AWE team—who are described as honest, resourceful, and thoughtful—consists of two planners, a wedding coordinator, and an intern.
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Claire is the owner and head planner at WedWell. She opened in 2014 after a bad personal experience with a planner, and has grown WedWell into an award winning company. On her website, she says that she loves love and working with all couples.
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Alyssa Pettinato combined her marketing experience of working on projects such as the Big East Conference and Volvo partnership, as well as concerts and promotional events from a music start-up, with her love of weddings to create Alinato Events. If you’re an animal lover, Alinato is a strong supporter of animal welfare, so they welcome pets at consultations.
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Ingrid-Harvey Brown and Gloria Cooper-Brooks are the owners at Ever-After Events. They love creating, designing, and coordinating an “unforgettable experience,” that details a couple’s love story. They not only focus on the couple, but they also want the experience of close family and guests to be memorable, too.
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Arletny is a New York City native, and her creativity and previous work in graphic and experiential design and event production led her to create Shindy Studio. It’s a full service planning and design company with a style centered around collaboration, so you have a say in your wedding day every step of the way.
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If you are looking for women of color owned businesses, then Elyse and Betsy may be right for you. The sisters have over 10 years of event planning experience, with eight of those years as owners of their company. They have planned over 300 weddings so far, and look forward to planning more.
As you begin looking at vendors, don’t forget that the right wedding photographer and videographer will be necessary to capture moments that you may have missed on the day of the ceremony, including the reactions, and documenting everyone who is there to celebrate your union with you. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of some NYC women-owned photography and videography vendors to check out:
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Sehee is a photographer with a passion for creating visual art. Prior to becoming a photographer, Sehee worked in the film industry and learned how to tell more cinematic stories. Full package pricing starts at $3,500 for the wedding ceremony and reception.
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Patricia Parrales is based in Brooklyn and is a photographer that specializes in multi-cultural weddings, micro-weddings, and elopements. Parrales tells a story with photography through vibrant images and a touch of drama, whimsical with lots of emotions. Full package pricing starts at $2,275 for the wedding ceremony and reception.
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Amy Anaiz is an intimate, editorial wedding and portrait photographer. Anaiz started out as a talent agent for still life and beauty photographers, which helped to refine her skills as a photographer. If you are interested in booking, she recommends contacting her 12 months in advance.
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Allison Sullivan is a photographer that believes in the power of love. She has been photographing weddings since 2012. Sullivan—whose wedding pricing starts at $4,500—prefers working with couples she has a connection with to create a great product.
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Amanda Stevens is a photographer that also uses drone photography. Stevens says her personality is what sets her apart, as she makes the photography on your special day a fun experience. Full package pricing starts at $3,250 for the wedding ceremony and reception.
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Tatitana Kiseleva is a photographer that hails from Siberia, Russia. She loves capturing moments that may go unnoticed during your big day. She also recommends reviewing the work and asking questions throughout the entire process. Full package pricing starts at $2,500 for the wedding ceremony and reception.
Hiring a professional to do your hair and makeup means that you’re getting someone that has the experience to give you the look that you want, plus they will make sure that it lasts all day long. Of course, you’ll want your venue to look beautiful as well, so hiring a florist to provide flowers for your wedding—from decorating to designing the bouquet that you’ll carry down the aisle—is a great idea. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of some beauty vendors and florists in the NYC area:
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Tinika Sadiku is a hairstylist known for combining modern, edgy styling techniques with classic, beautiful hair. She caters to all hair textures, and she specializes in styles such as classic, glamorous, and romantic for your big day. She offers several packages, with the cheapest being $600, which includes a trial run and travel, and the most expensive package being $2,400, which includes hairstyling for up to seven bridesmaids.
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Natalia is a makeup artist that also offers hairstyling options like blowouts. She specializes in makeup styles such as classic, glamorous, and romantic at $100 per person. For those with sensitive skin, she does offer hypoallergenic makeup.
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If you’re looking for a henna specialist, then try Mayisha Ahsan-Khan, who is an eye doctor by day and a henna artist by night. She works between New York City and Toronto with clients to customize designs, and she only uses all organic and natural henna that she makes.
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Beauty By Vespa offers both hair and makeup services. Hairstyles include blowouts, hair extensions, updos, braids, waves, or straight. Makeup services include lash applications. There are multiple packages available, with prices ranging from $125 to $375, depending on what you need.
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StyleNique Events is a floral event and design company that specializes in wedding decor. They work with a variety of budgets, and offer bouquets starting at $80 and centerpieces starting at $150; however, the company does have a minimum spend amount of $6,000. Arrangement styles include architecture with branches and twigs, flower forward with fresh blooms, or foliage centric with leaves and tall grass.
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Nancy Swiezy Flowers & Events is a full service floral design wedding planning company. Swiezy’s goal is to create a unique experience for you and your guests by incorporating wedding traditions, regional culture, and current design trends. She specializes in flower forward with fresh blooms, and she offers bouquets, boutonnieres, cake flowers, centerpieces, and ceremony decor.
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Vivian Pang is a boutique, custom service wedding and events design company that provides floral designs that combine the aesthetic influence of art, nature, and wedding stories. Their pride is in being an LGBTQ+ and inclusive wedding vendor. Vivian Pang also offers a catered à la carte floral services and can create botanical keepsakes like coasters to preserve the memories.
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Lyndsey Hamilton Events have been producing events since 2003. The team is composed of artists that come from various backgrounds such as fashion, interior, and furniture design. They have an in-house design team that can create floral installations. There is a minimum spend of $15,000 for flowers.
Finding the perfect vendor to create the best menu for your wedding guests is stressful enough, but throw in the cake, and you are tasked with finding the centerpiece of your reception. So, finding a vendor that can match your ideas for your wedding day is important. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of women-owned wedding vendors in New York City:
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Grace and Jen Pak are sisters that founded Duchess of Cameron in 2013. Cake Artist Grace is inspired by the most influential eras of art history and, as such, creates cakes with designs that include everything from delicate chinoiserie motifs with hyper-realistic sugar flowers to intricate paintings. Prices start at $12 per serving.
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If you’re looking to add some Mexican treats to your dessert bar at the reception, La Newyorkina catering offers an option to rent a cart filled with anything from paletitas, Mexican ice cream, paletitas borrachitas, churros, and more. Prices start at $3 per serving.
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Owned by Magda and Weronika, a mother-daughter team, Cakes by Magda creates custom cakes and customized dessert tables. The minimum spend is $250, or you can get a package that includes a wedding cake plus a dessert table for $3,000.
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Renegade Outpost is a full-service event planning and chef services company that’s been in business for seven years. They cater a variety of foods from American, Greek, Hawaiian, French, Italian, Thai, and more. Their ingredients are sourced directly from local farmers, and they use organic meat in their dishes. The food starts at $70 per person with a minimum spend of $4,000 per wedding.
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Melody Ozdenak is the executive chef and president of EVENTfull.NYC, an award-winning, full-service catering company that specializes in weddings and more. They offer buffet, dessert service, family style meals, food stations, seated meals, and passed or stationary appetizers at weddings big and small.
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Known as the “Caterer to the Stars,” Mary Giuliani launched her catering company in 2005. Her team loves non-traditional and out-of-the-box weddings. There is a minimum spend of $2,500, and the delicious dishes that Giuliani and her team create include farm-to-table and southern.
Music makes a party, so you’ll want to find the best DJ or musician to get the crowd moving at your wedding reception. It’s best to find a DJ or musician that can honor the type of music that you want to play at your wedding. Here is a non-exhaustive list of vendors that can get the party rocking as you celebrate your nuptials:
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A Starry Night Music offers both DJs and musicians. They will work with you and your partner to create an individualized song list to reflect your personal and musical style. They have music from 16 different genres including blues, R&B, classical, country, and more. Carol Moore, the owner of A Starry Night Music and a DJ herself, once had the honor of opening up for Prince.
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Avera is a wedding DJ that provides all sound equipment for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. She features music from nine genres, and is a solo DJ. Pricing starts at $2,500 for the reception.
While this list was not exhaustive, there are many impressive women-owned wedding vendors in New York City to choose from. To make your wedding one that your guests will be raving about for years to come, choose the vendors that meet your needs and desires. If you’re looking for more women-owned venues, book your dream NYC wedding team at Zola.