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Nicki Minaj's 15-carat engagement ring from rapper Meek Mill

Nicki Minaj’s 15-carat engagement ring from rapper Meek Mill

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The Newlywed Chronicles – So…How Does it Feel to be Married?

The Newlywed Chronicles Debuts on Triple B today with L'Oreal Thompson Payton shown here on her wedding day!

The Newlywed Chronicles Debuts on Triple B today with L’Oreal Thompson Payton shown here on her wedding day!

Triple B has a treat for you! is launching a brand new “column” called, The Newlywed Chronicles! That’s right…And last week’s Tie the Knot Tuesday bride L’Oreal Thompson Payton will be kicking this exciting monthly feature off. Read up and be sure to show her some love in the comments. (All feedback — good, bad or indifferent is welcomed as long as it is respectful.) Enjoy! [Continue reading…]

Mars vs. Venus – Critique of a Bride’s Bachelorette Party Look

J. Lo. @ MTV Movie Awards 2015

J. Lo. in Versus Versace @ MTV Movie Awards 2015

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Tie the Knot Tuesday (Celeb Special) – Tina & Richard

Introducing the new Tina + Richard Lawson! Tina stunned in a sophisticated Romona Keveza column style dress.

Looks like the mother of Beyonce and Solange might be singing her own version of the Destiny Child’s hit anthem, “I’m a Survivor” right about now.

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Beyonce & Jay-Z wedding anniversary

Jay-Z & Beyonce celebrate 7 years of marriage by sharing wedding video snippet. Watch it here Considering a vintage themed wedding? Checkout these vintage inspired dresses here Trying to groom your groom? Find out how here Learn how to style your hair into a natural wedding up-do here Are you a modern bride? We’ve picked the perfect […]

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Mars vs. Venus – Critique of a Groom’s Ceremony Look

Ummm, I'm not sure what words to use.

Mars thinks – Perhaps I’ve gotten much more conservative in recent years, but I don’t think there was ever a time that I would have seen this look and said “I gotta have this.”

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – L’Oreal and Jeff

Tie the Knot Tuesday Presents: L'Oreal + Jeff in Maryland! Share their love.

Couple: L’Oreal and Jeff Wedding Date: November 1, 2014 Wedding + Reception Location: National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD Wedding Theme: Surrounded by family, friends and dolphins, the couple was wed by the same officiant who married the bride’s parents 30 years earlier. 

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Marriage Matters Monday – I’m Married to My Best Friend

Verdel + Jeremiah have been married for more than 25 years!

Please enjoy the below essay from a new contributor to — Verdel A. Jones. Verdel is an educator in Long Island, New York and has been married to her husband Jeremiah (pictured above) for 26 years and counting. Be sure to show her some Triple B love in the comments after reading!

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Outdoor wedding venues

Comedian Kim Cole is 53 and engaged! Get all the details here

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Mars vs. Venus – Critique of a Bride’s Shower/Brunch Look

Jada Pinkett Smith on Black Bridal Bliss

Mars thinks – Like the McDonald’s slogan – I’m Loving It!  I would call this subtle sexy. Jada’s shape is nicely complimented with the fit. The dress is cut low enough to have me watching for a wardrobe malfunction, but still falls under the “classy” umbrella. The peek-a-boo knee action keeps the dress out of the […]

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Sophia Webster on Black Bridal Bliss

In search of the perfect bridal shoe? Consider these fun and fancy shoes by Sophia Webster here

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Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Ross Oscar Knight’s In His Moment

Ross Oscar Knight - InHisMomentBook 1

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ross Oscar Knight (photographer, author, speaker and philanthropist) and we discussed his newly released book, In His Moment. Here’s what he shared:

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Mars vs Venus – A Groom’s Rehearsal Dinner Look


Mars thinks – I love this look.

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Tie the Knot Tuesday Celebrity Special – Miranda Brooke + AJ Green


Confession: Before this morning I had no idea who singer Miranda Brooke or Cincinnati Bengals NFL player AJ Green were. But the twosome tied the knot on March 21st in a lavish Atlanta wedding complete with several dress changes, plenty of bridesmaids and groomsmen, a six layer cake, specially choreographed dances at the reception and […]

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Marriage Matters Monday – Letter to My Daughter’s New Stepmom

Jada Pinkett Smith (far right) with husband Will's first wife Sheree and their collective three children have (over time) made their blended family thrive.

Bridal blogs tend to dish out warm and fuzzy wedding and newlywed advice as though everyone saying “I Do” has never been married and/or doesn’t already have children (whether together or from a previous relationship). Admittedly, even Triple B was guilty of this. Yet when many of us get engaged, we’re already mothers and/or are […]

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First Date on Black Bridal Bliss

10 amazing dates you won’t want to end! Such awesome ideas here  Bridesmaids dresses you’ll want to wear post wedding. Ladies you be the judge here 

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Mars vs. Venus – Empire Edition

Empire's Anika - Mars vs. Venus

Cousin Mars thinks – The stylists on Empire did their thang during this first season. As someone close to me would say, Anika always looks fierce! 

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Mars vs. Venus – Empire Edition

Empire's Cookie Lyon - Mars vs. Venus

Cousin Mars thinks – DISCLAIMER – There aren’t many (possibly any) outfits that I wouldn’t enjoy viewing Taraji wear. 

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(Not Quite) Tie the Knot Tuesday – Ashley and Leonard

Meet Ashley + Leonard!

Couple: Ashley + Lenoard Engagement Session Locations: St. Simon Island and Jekyll Island (near Brunswick, GA) and Miami/Daytona Beach Wedding Date: May 10, 2015 Wedding Location: Ocoee, FL

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Marriage Matters: What Marriage Means to Me Series

Donald is marrided & lives in Texas

Marriage is a contract to some people, a commitment to others and most unfortunately, slavery to a few. For me, it’s two people who love each other coming together for the advancement of their common goals. My wife and I love each other and our common goals are

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