Archives for July 2010

The Road to Mrs.: 5 Wedding Tasks Your Groom Can Handle (Promise!)

Charli schools us on getting the hubby-to-be invloved.

I’m happy to report that Charli’s first blog post last week was a certified hit! Well, here she is again and this week she’s talking about the fellas. I truly want to hear your feedback on this one so be sure to leave comments everyone. Have a great weekend and know that Triple B will be back in full swing next week.


One of the hardest things about planning your wedding is dealing with high stress levels for months on end. The guys put a ring on it, then sit back, relax, and wait for you (and/or your mothers) to make wedding magic happen. Sure saving up for the big bling and popping the question might have been stressful for them, [Read more…]

*EXCLUSIVE* – Introducing Black Bridal Bliss Blogger, Charli!

The Road to Mrs.: Charli is the 1st official blogger for Triple B

Hey, hey, hey! I’m so excited about today’s post. My colleague, Charli Penn, is now an official blogger for (!!!) Charli is good people, uber-talented and scheduled to get hitched this fall. She’ll be dishing all about her journey to the altar on Triple B each and every Friday until she becomes a Mrs. Pretty cool, right? So….[insert drumroll, please] here’s Charli folks:

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EXCLUSIVE – Behind the Scenes Beauty Tips from La La & Carmelo’s Wedding

La La was glowing on her wedding day!

Happy Monday! Everyone is still buzzing about television personality LaLa Vazquez‘s nuptials to NBA star Carmelo Anthony. As Triple B reported earlier, we will all get a VIP pass to the star-studded wedding day this fall courtesy of VH1. In the meantime, I got the exclusive insider scoop from La La’s glam squad (hairstylist Crystal Oliver, manicurist Dawn Sterling and makeup artist Ryan B. Anthony) on how the blushing bride achieved this glowing look for her big day and how you can, too. [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Tewanna & Marshall

Tewanna & Marshall Become One

Bride: Tewanna Sanders, 34
Groom: Marshall Brazzley, 35
Occupations: Tewanna, non-profit professional; Marshall, nurse
Homebase: Charlotte, North Carolina
Wedding Date: June 12, 2010
Wedding Location: Hilton University Place, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Budget Buys for Bridesmaids

Great Girlfriend Gifts: This fly passport cover is less than twenty bucks!

I received an email from my colleague Andrea this week asking about unique bridesmaids gifts. Andrea was stuck and needed my advice on new ideas. So I decided to turn my response into a post. Everything in my bridesmaid roundup is less than $50! (By the way, Andrea is one half  of the dynamic duo Travelistas. Be sure to check out her trusty travel tips!)
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Is There a Pregnant Bride Double Standard?

Weigh in on society's view of brown pregnant brides.

Recently I was enjoying an episode of Bravo’s Bethenny’s Getting Married? (the episode when she cried with her officiant — I started crying, too) and viewing the chef/author/reality star shopping for wedding gowns and ceremony venues with her pregnant belly got me to thinking…How would the public react if the premise of this show was the same but Bethenny was Black? [Read more…]

Enjoy Your Weekend, Everyone!

I doubt most of you will even read this message until after the weekend is over. I have loads of great stuff in store for Triple B next week. Until then, be safe and have a blast this holiday.


P.S. – Please be sure to take the poll (about being a pregnant bride) located on the right rail of the homepage. I’m thinking of turning the controversial topic into a future post.

Put A Ring On It!

Now you can give "the ring" a test drive before the commitment. (Pun intended.)

We all understand (hopefully!) by now that marriage is not about that bling but for some couples choosing the right engagement ring is confusing, stressful and clutch your grandmama’s pearls expensive. Wouldn’t it be nice to try a ring out to ensure you truly love it before your significant other dishes out their hard-earned cash? Well, now there is! [Read more…]

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