Tie the Knot Tuesday – Lynda & Alonzo

 

The Wrights chose their gorgeous Harlem abode for their nuptials!

Triple B experienced technical difficulties yesterday so please enjoy this edition of Tie the Knot Tuesday on Wednesday.

Bride: Lynda Johnson, 54
Groom: Alonzo Wright, 47
Occupations: Lynda, Web entrepreneur/college professor; Alonzo, musician
Homebase: New York City
Wedding Date: May 29, 2010
Wedding Location: at the couple’s home in Harlem, New York
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Marriage Matters – Christy & Freddie

The Quartlebaums on their wedding day, June 1997

When I woke up and saw this article regarding marriages with(out) staying power from The Washington Post getting so much buzz on Facebook, I knew today’s post was timely. In today’s Marriage Matters profile, Christy and Freddie — who just celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary! — share how they keep their love, family and careers in-check. [FULL DISCLOSURE: These guys are one of my favorite couples and have the cutest little boys. I'm truly blessed to have so many positive examples of Black marriages in my circle and I don't take it for granted.] [Read more...]

How Do I Get Him to the Altar? Reader Mail Answered!

Married matchmaker Paul Brunson dispels myths about men and marriage.

I received a message via Facebook recently (if you don’t “like” Black Bridal Bliss on FB already, please do so here) that I knew had to be addressed on the site. It went something like this:

I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years and everything is bliss but I need the ring. My strategy is on full blast. I bought the books, joined the Web sites… [Read more...]

Quick Bridal Bites From a Very Swamped Bridgette

Hey, Triple B fam! Mama B’s plate is really full today so I can’t post as I wanted to until tomorrow. In the meantime and in-between time, check out these links from other folks in the bridal blogosphere:

  • Are you getting hitched later this year (through November)? You might be an eligible candidate for the fun new TLC series, Four Weddings. Click here for deets.
  • Wanna share your love story for a chance to win $1,500? Peep¬†this!
  • Based in the NYC tri-state area and searching for a funky videographer to capture your big day? Then check Wellspun Films out, ASAP. (Thank you, Camille.)

Enjoy your Thursday!

The FIRST BLACK BRIDAL BLISS Giveaway!

YOU can win a FREE copy of this book!

Howdy! Today’s post contains a gift for you. Woo Hoo! Mama is super-duper proud about it, too. Remember this piece a couple weeks back? Well, the cool folks behind I Still Do ($29.99, Imagine Photography) have offered to give a copy of this wonderful coffee table tome away to a BlackBridalBliss.com reader of my choice. How cool is that, huh? Not only is this book one that will be a welcoming addition to your current library but it would make a lovely anniversary gift for some deserving couple. Keep reading to find out how you can score this book without spending a dime. [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Erika & Terence

Meet the Gibsons!

Bride: Erika Peters, 27

Groom: Terence Gibson, 28

Occupations: Peters, legal analyst; Gibson, systems analyst

Homebase: Maryland

Wedding Date: September 26, 2009

Wedding Location: ceremony and reception brunch: The Gardens at Sunday Park; reception after-party: Crown Plaza, Richmond, Virginia
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5 Easy Ways to Make a City Hall Wedding Fab!

FInd out how to make your city hall affair chic.

Last week I wrote about city hall nuptials and the post received quite a bit of feedback. Most of you agree that there is absolutely nothing wrong (or bootleg or tacky) about getting hitched by a justice of the peace. New York City for example has recently made the experience surprisingly memorable for couples. However a couple of you (thanks Ronda A.!) pointed out that a marriage is still a celebratory occasion. Family and friends want to enjoy it with the newly married couple in some capacity. Are there truly realistic and practical ways to execute a stylish city hall wedding? Absolutely! Here are my five suggestions for pulling it off:
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Marriage Matters – Ronnie & Lamar

Ronnie and Lamar on making love work.

Today’s post is a treat. I got the dynamic duo (Ronnie and Lamar Tyler) behind one of my favorite sites, BlackandMarriedwithKids.com to share some of their secrets for Marriage Matters with Triple B. Read on to find out more about the importance of dating after saying “I Do”, maintaining a blended family and why we should consider listening to Public Enemy for marriage guidance.
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Bridal Bits: The Limited, Anthropologie & Urban Outfitters Offer Wedding Dresses!

Can you believe this gown from The Limited is under 300 bucks?

Everyone is trying their hand at the bridal market it seems. J. Crew recently opened their first boutique dedicated to the budding bride but a few other unusual suspects are also getting in on the fun.
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Virdina & Kevin, Part Deux

Watch their beautiful ceremony and get expert green wedding planning tips!

In last week’s Tie the Knot Tuesday I introduced you to the adorable newlywed couple out of D.C., Virdina and Kevin. This week, you actually get to watch a snippet of their fabulous wedding! The duo had their green nuptials designed and executed by some of the industry’s best bridal professionals. So, I caught up with the super-talented Katie Martin, a veteran wedding planner based in the District to get the 411 for Triple B on planning a green wedding that won’t break the bank.
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