Black wedding dress designers are the rarest to find. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of our favorites. As a photographer, seeing the wedding dress is the highlight of the day.
black wedding dress designers and salons


Pantora Bridal

Brooklyn, New York

Pantora Bridal, known for modern textiles and classic silhouettes; combining contemporary flare and a glamorous edge, transforming those key components into the perfect wedding ensemble.
Designer, Andrea Pitter Campbell has developed an approach that is designed to accommodate even the most discerning of clients. She works closely to develop each concept, creating a unique custom experience.


Andrea Iyamah

Toronto & Lagos

Popularly known for its unique and edgy beachwear, Andrea Iyamah offers custom couture bridal gowns under its sister brand Andrea Iyamah Bridal which began in 2012. A.I Bridal offers made-to-measure bridal gowns with close attention to detail. We consider the personalities and visions of our brides while maintaining the brand’s aunthentic sophisticated edge.


Violette Tanenbaum


When Eleanor Bridge entrusted her with the creation of her wedding dress, Violette  decided to devote herself exclusively to designing pretty dresses for pretty days.
For the designer, what touches her most is the stars in the eyes that the future bride in the final fitting and she does not want to leave her pretty dress.


Ese Azenabor

Dallas, Texas

In 2012, without any financial assistance, this self-taught designer traded predictable college life for the wild world of fashion with the launch of her self-titled ready-to-wear line. At her sewing machine, she conceptualized her fascination for heavy hand beading, crocheted lace, exquisite fabrics and embroidery. Inspired by a combination of vintage, African, Egyptian, and contemporary European influences, she merged cultures to create her debut of her Haute-Couture and Ready-to-wear luxurious collection.

In 2015 this Nigerian born designer debuted her 2015 Fall/Winter collection inspired by Henry VIII as well as her Spring/Summer 2016 Collection with the theme of The Garden of Eden during New York’s Fashion Week and proved herself to definitely be one to watch in seasons to come. Esé Azénabor has produced a total of 8 collections. Her latest collection also known as the Woman X Power Collection which also debuted her first bridal couture collection has been her most elaborate and celebrated collection so far.


Brides by Nona

Atlanta, Georgia

Based in Atlanta, Georgia USA, Brides by NoNA is a luxury brand of bespoke {custom-made} bridal and formal wear serving clients in the United States and Internationally. We understand the individuality of every client and so with listening ears, a unique sense of style, and a vision of perfection, we will create your perfect gown…limited only by your imagination.


Jay Applewaite


Jaye Applewaite is a Barbadian wedding dress designer who designs and creates bespoke wedding dresses, featuring gorgeous laces, and intricate detailed beadwork with pearls and crystals. Jaye left here career as a professional civil engineer to follow her dream to build a wedding and lifestyle empire, regardless of having no formal training in fashion nor sewing. Jaye is inspired by beautiful Caribbean destination wedding venues and the desire to translate brides’ emotions, style and overall vision for their wedding day into the perfect dress. Jaye pays very close attention to all the details and the fit of each dress, each piece of lace is meticulously applied by hand, and each dress is fitted individually to the bride’s body — this is what makes the Jaye Applewaite design and fit process so unique.