Hi, I’m Candace
OWNER & CREATOR OF COCOA BRIDE
Cocoa Bride Facts
- I moved to Atlanta in 2013 to pursue a Master in Luxury & Fashion Management at SCAD. After graduation, like most people, I never left..
- I don’t believe anything is too much in weddings. My dog was a bridesmaid!
- I met my husband at a wedding when he caught the garter and I caught the bouquet. Our story was featured on the Steve Harvey show.
- When I’m not thinking about all things bridal, I like to find a balance between working out daily, and still making it to Taco Tuesday.
If you’ve made it this far you’ve probably gotten a pretty good idea what we’re all about! Cocoa Bride is truly a passion that has grown into a business. I created Cocoa Bride after years in the bridal industry as a Stylist & Marketing Director, and eventually becoming a bride myself.
From magazines to websites, I noticed I never saw many brides who looked like me, but I knew we existed. As I helped friends with weddings and planned my own, I noticed how hard it was to find styles and images that we related to. My experience, attention to detail, and the relationships I built with my brides, gave me the perfect formula to unapologetically create a space dedicated to melanated brides. Black brides deserve a luxury experience with professionals and vendors who understand their vision – this is where I come in.