Black-owned wedding vendors in Central Illinois

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Lydia is a Central-Illinois based videographer serving couples and business owners throughout our area and beyond.  This blog is to highlight past couples and clients and to give helpful tips and tricks to current or future clients.

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Black wedding vendors in Central Illinois

1221 Photography
Service Provided: Photography
Contact: Zach Adams
Social Media: Facebook + Instagram
Preferred Contact Method:

Baaad Boyz
Service Provided: Live Music
Contact: Tony Young
Preferred Contact Method: 217-691-6006
Social Media: Facebook

Boyd’s New Generation Restaurant and Catering
Service Provided: Catering
Social Media: Facebook
Preferred Contact Method: 217-544-9866

Gateway Pro Production
Services Provided: Photography, Videography
Contact: Joe Murray
Preferred Contact Method: 217-503-0752
Areas Served: Central Illinois and Central Indiana
Social Media: Facebook + Instagram

Glam By Bre
Services: Makeup
Contact: TaBreya Spivey
Preferred Contact Method: 217-761-4882
Social Media: Facebook + Instagram

Jennifer McKeever – Licensed Esthetician & Makeup Artist
Services Provided: Bridal Makeup, Facial & Body Treatments, Body Waxing, Lash Lifting & Tinting.
Areas Served: Central Illinois (Located in Pekin)
Preferred Contact Method: or 309-620-3372
Social Media: Facebook + Instagram

J.I. Amore Photography
Services Provided: Photo and Video
Areas Served: Any! Hoping to find some destination clients soon!
Contact: Jabril Amore (Wali-uddin)
Preferred Contact Method: Facebook, through text, or call 217-370-6914
Social Media: Facebook + Instagram

Kapital Sound
Services Provided: Live music, MC services, recorded music, sound equipment
Areas Served: Central Illinois but willing to travel
Contact Name: Betsy Habtes
Preferred Contact Method: booking inquiry form via website or email
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube

Service Provided: Full Event Decor
Areas Served: Springfield, IL and surrounding areas
Contact Name: Tasia Noble
Preferred Contact Method: 217-502-3498,
Social Media: Facebook + Instagram

Makeup by Mea
Service Provided: Makeup
Areas Served: Based in Chatham, Illinois and will travel
Contact: Mea Davis
Social Media: Facebook + Instagram
Preferred Contact Method: 217-685-6729

Service Provided: Band
Contact: Dion Doss
Preferred Contact Method: 217-816-6926 or

Pinxit Photo & Cinema
Service Provided: Photo/Video/Heirloom Wedding Albums and Wall Art
Areas Served: Based out of St. Louis Area and willing to travel anywhere
Contact: Raquita
Social Media: Facebook + Instagram
Preferred Contact Method:

Tink’s Beauty Bar
Service: Makeup Artist
Areas Served: Springfield, Illinois and surrounding areas
Contact: Shatonya Adams  
Social Media: Facebook + Instagram
Preferred Contact Method: 314-828-2915

Why am I posting about Black wedding vendors? Because I have been listening to Black voices in the wedding vendor community, specifically here and here say that one way white people can elevate Black wedding vendors is by referring to them. That was when I realized, it was hard for me to name any Black-owned wedding vendors in our area, which is obviously CRAZY because look at this list of wonderful humans! That was when I realized that my excuses sucked and I clearly wasn’t trying hard enough.

I encourage you to get to know these vendors! Follow them on social media, invite them to business mixers, and support their businesses!

Are you a Black Central Illinois wedding vendor that would like to be added? AWESOME. I’ll be continuously updating this list. Shoot me an email!

Also, we’d like to invite you to join us at our monthly meeting of Springfield-area creatives and vendors, Tuesdays Together. You can find us here! It’s a great group based on “community over competition” and we would love to meet you!

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