POC Wedding Party is a curated collective of POC (people of color) Bay Area creatives & vendors that create inclusive, non-traditional wedding experiences centered in community, love, and family.

Weddings are a Family Affair. 

Your wedding vendor team should also feel like family. That’s why we created POC Wedding Party – so that we could do weddings with our Wedding Crew that we already trust, know, love, and have been working with for years. Every vendor has been carefully curated to bring the absolute best vibes and energy to your big day. The benefits for our clients? Zero time spent researching. We gotchu.

Representation & Action Matters.

When most of us started in the wedding/events industry, we didn’t see many people that looked like us anywhere: at events as attendees, on the vendor team, at venues, and not even on wedding websites or blogs. Somehow we found each other. Scratch that – we flocked to each other – and now we get to create beautiful wedding experiences together that represent us. Our Vibe. Our Community.

Our Values

People over Pinterest photos.

We’ll always create beautiful photo opps, but experience comes first always.

Wedding planning should be fun & joyful.

We’re here to make sure it is. 

Make your own rules.

There are no rules for what you can and can’t do on your wedding day. It’s your day as a couple to celebrate your love. Do YOU.

Trust your gut.

If you ever start a wedding planning sentence with “Aren’t we supposed to…” or “Shouldn’t we…” then the answer is probably no.

Be your own trend.

We’re always aware of “trends” in the wedding industry, but we’ll never pressure you to follow them.

Our History

POC Wedding Party is a project of Make it Mariko, an experiential events agency led by women of color in San Francisco. In 2015 Make it Mariko started our event planning journey doing strictly weddings and nonprofit events. As Make it Mariko grows as an events agency, we wanted to create a branch to specifically focus on the unique event experience that is a wedding, especially a Bay Area wedding. 

We’re dedicated to creating more opportunities for local POC creatives, small businesses, chefs & caterers, DJs & musicians. We’re especially excited about creating space for talented POC Event Planners to curate personal experiences with our wedding clients.

Learn about Make it Mariko

The absolute best. Gina and her team are so on top of everything: They are detail-oriented, responsive, organized, and charismatic.  They get it and I loved working with them. They are worth every penny. 

Wedding Client

Meet our Vendor Family.

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Meet our Wedding Planners.

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