The other amazing Woman of Color-owned local business I had the privilege of interviewing for the upcoming BraidedMagazine x Moody Collab Issue was 414loral!! 414loral started as a hobby for owner and head floral designer Mikel McGee but is now a thriving business located on MLK Drive. Mikel says of her passion for flowers: “I really enjoy seeing how receiving flowers impacts people and the joy that it brings them. That’s been a motivation and something that keeps me going: seeing how the community responds to flowers.” Explore floral arrangements and more about 414loral on their social media and in the full interview coming soon.💐
Congratulations to my beautiful niece the Bride and now Mrs. 414loral Your wedding was a living testimony to What’s the BEST that can happen?! 🦚 I’m so proud of you and Ray. I know your honeymoon and life together will be a beautiful and blessed journey. Thanks for having us.
Congrats to Matthew + Mo!
Thankful Haley Eaglestar Photography asked me to be her 2nd shooter for this wedding. It was filled with so much laughter, great food & on point music.
venue: Nō Studios
A few previews from the upcoming BraidedMagazine x Moody issue!! Can you believe these gorgeous page designs by ?! We’ll have our Collaboration issue ready for purchase at Milwaukee Zine Fest at the end of the month featuring amazing work by BIPOC contributors PLUS special interviews with La Revo Books and 414loral (more on that soon). Be sure to follow Braided for more updates.
These party pics are giving us serious FOMO! Meet the minds behind Wisconsin's most stunning weddings and read all about the winners for our Best of 2021 awards!
Rentals: A La Crate * Vintage Rentals, Chance Productions LLC, Event Essentials
Florals: Blooms by Brandi, 414loral
DJ: Celebrations Entertainment
Desserts: D Bar Bakery
Photography: Errin Hiltbrand Photography, Front Room Photography, The Paper Elephant
Cake: The Looking Glass Bakery
Hair and Makeup: Lovely Elegance Hair & Makeup
Videography: Sweet Pea Cinema
Paper Goods: Sugar River Stationers
Venue: Carriage House at Lac La Belle
Check out two of our FAVORITE Milwaukee Black and Brown owned businesses 414loral & marantaplantshop. Do yourself a favor!
Oh, and great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day! ❤️😏
Black guys ✅ Green Thumbs ✅
Some friends just get you.
These stunning flowers just arrived, right here, right now, in the middle of a dark, frozen winter. Their scent is unbelievable. Thank you, Lilliann, Warren, and August. You are dear and beautiful people.
Shout out to 414loral for the remarkable design composition and some very unusual flowers. I'm in heaven over here.
Sneak a peek at our new black circle backdrop! 🌑 Swipe to see how the super talented 📸Annika Frame Photography captured this sculptural statement — dressed up by another super talent, 414loral!
Host: The Shootout Society
Planner: Olive Branch Events Co.
Venue: The Cooperage
Rentals: A La Crate Rentals + Event Essentials
Sometimes you just need to see a little beauty to help finish out a long week!
More pics from this photoshoot coming soon!! In the meantime, you can see the whole shoot on the WI Bride website.💗
Photographer: The Paper Elephant
Location: The Farm At Dover
Publication: Wisconsin Bride magazine
Bridal attire: White Dress Bridal Boutique
Bridal headpiece: Jaxie
Bridal earrings: HAUTE BRIDE
Grooms attire: Nedrebo's Formal Wear
Hair and make up: B. Beauty Bar
Floral arch: Blooms Flower Shop
Bridal bouquet and boutonniere: 414loral
Stationary: Paper Envy
Table floral: daffodil parker
Hanging installation: Evoke Chancy Floral
Desserts: Le Macaron Brookfield
Rentals: Event Essentials and A La Crate * Vintage Rentals
Thank you to all who attended Wisconsin Bride's 2021 Best Of Gala! It felt so good to finally be together and see all of your smiling faces. Happy days are here again!!
For the full list of winners, head to our website >>> https://wibride.com/wisconsin-brides-best-wedding-vendors-2021
Thank you to our sponsors!
Carriage House at Lac La Belle
Blooms by Brandi
D Bar Bakery
Front Room Photography
The Looking Glass Bakery
Sugar River Stationers
Vera's House of Bridals
Chance Productions LLC
A La Crate * Vintage Rentals
Errin Hiltbrand Photography
The Paper Elephant
Sweet Pea Cinema
Lovely Elegance Hair & Makeup
Stopped at Sherman Phoenix to drop off some postcard sets at Kujichagulia Producers Cooperative, and gathered some wonderfully handmade goodness on the way out.
I got the flowers from 414loral, the Alice's Garden Urban Farm muscle rub and Herbs 'N Lather 23-herb hair dressing at the coop. Also stopped at the The Underground Makers Market to say hey to Jamila Riley J. Riley and get this scalp oil and beard oil from Butterscotch Baby. We’re wrapping up our Saturday with a little
for our bodies and hearts from beautiful Black women businesses.