Black Bridal Bliss – Looking Back to Move Forward

Please enjoy this post from me today — the final post from BlackBridalBliss.com for the year. Nadine will return next Thursday with her Road to Mrs. blog.

The oft-forgotten Black bride was the reason Triple B launched -- and the reason it has grown!

“How can you give advice on marriage or weddings if you’ve never been married?” she asked with a tinge of attitude while she flashed her colossal platinum diamond ring and matching wedding band. She was an on-air reporter for CNN and we were at a networking reception during the National Association of Black Journalists Annual Conference in San Diego last summer. Triple B was just four months young at the time and I was eager to spread the word about my baby. But honestly, her question stung. Okay, it stung a lot. [Read more...]

DON’T FORGET – 2 Exclusive Triple B Discounts Expire 12.31.10!

I’m sure you’re busy solidifying exciting New Year’s Eve plans but don’t forget about the fab discounts from A La Mode Bride and One Sound and Entertainment. These special offers I secured just for you expire on Friday, December 31st at midnight! We all know how expensive weddings can be so even a 10% discount will prove helpful when creating the nuptials (or any special event) you and yours truly want. Spread the word!

Tie the Knot Tuesday: The Year End Review!

Remember Triple B's very first TTKT couple, The Dujons?

Happy Holidays! Since today is officially the last Tuesday of 2010, I decided to recap all of the wonderful Tie the Knot Tuesday profiles that have appeared on Triple B this year. Buckle up and enjoy! [Read more...]

The Road to Mrs.: Perfect Last Minute Holiday Gifts!

Nadine has the scoop on these cute tanks and other great items for you last-minute shoppers!

Still searching for last minute gifts? Me too! I’m the biggest procrastinator when it comes to holiday shopping. This year it’s even worse — I can’t help but notice all of the lovely gifts for my bridal party, mom and future mother-in-law. Sigh. Christmas is just days away. After perusing the Internet, I found a few inspiring ideas I had to share. There’s something for everyone: the bride-to-be, bridesmaids, future mother-in-law, or future step-child. And don’t worry guys; I’ve even got something for you. How do I know they’re perfect?  Because they’re all on my wish list. One thing that isn’t: household items. I hope my fiancé is reading. Sean, your joke about giving me a pot set for Christmas wasn’t funny.  A pot set?  Seriously? Guys make comments like that and wonder why they’re in the doghouse… Anyway, I digress.
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Tie the Knot Tuesday: Charli & Gibran

New Jersey couple Charli and Gibran say "I Do" in a classy and fun affair!

Bride: Charli Penn, 28
Groom:
Gibran Watkins, 30
Occupations: Penn, digital marketing manager; Watkins, retail store manager
Homebase: New Jersey
Wedding Date: October 17, 2010
Wedding Location: Ceremony & Reception – The Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge; Warren, New Jersey
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Exclusive Q&A: Wedding Day Makeup with Andrea Fairweather

Veteran makeup artist Andrea Fairweather chats with Triple B about putting your best face forward on your wedding day!

Today’s featured expert is makeup artist Andrea Fairweather of Fairweather Faces. Andrea has been doing her thing for over 20 years and has provided her services to over 300 brides! But what makes this interview special is that I met Andrea as a college student over a decade ago. I was modeling in a hair show (Don’t judge me.) and Andrea was the makeup artist. As a dark skin woman, I was extremely skeptical about her choosing flattering shades for my complexion.
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BRIGHT Idea! A Fab Way to Recycle Your Wedding Gown

Don't just let your wedding gown sit in storage!

Yesterday evening I met up with my girls for our annual holiday community service project. Before we got started, my friend who recently had her baby blessed distributed thank you cards in appreciation of all the gifts and support he received. She then revealed an amazing tid bit about the outfit he wore the day of his christening! [Read more...]

The Road to Mrs.: Do We Need a Wedding Planner?

Nadine rejoicing after beating her beau Sean in a game of Wii. Like then, the couple has to find ways to get over when they don't see eye-to-eye during the planning process.

Now that the preliminary plans for our nuptials are out of the way, you would think I’d be in chill mode. Breathe a little easier perhaps? Not quite yet. Sean and I have yet to answer one important question: Do we need a wedding planner? [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday: Danielle & Isaac

Open up to find out who won a special DREAM WEDDING in NYC!

Bride: Danielle Myers, 34
Groom: Isaac Ward, 39
Occupations:
Myers, health aide/student; Ward, budding entrepreneur
Homebase:
Washington, D.C.
Wedding Date:
July 25, 2010
Wedding Location:
Ceremony and Reception: The Empire Hotel Hotel, New York City

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Cool Bridal Find: S2Stylists

Ever wished you could have a personal shopper/dresser for your wedding day? You can!

If I had a dollar for every time a bride told me how overwhelmed she is with planning or when a newlywed expressed how f-a-s-t their wedding day went by, I could book myself a sweet London vacay. (Well, I hope to do that soon anyway.) But my point? Brides seemingly need all the assistance they can get on their big day. Stacey Seabrook identified this need and developed S2Stylists, a NYC-based bridal dressing and styling company. [Read more...]

You Could Win a FREE Wedding Makeover!

What bride-to-be wouldn't appreciate a FREE makeover?

Happy Friday! Earlier in the week I learned of a fab contest being sponsored by some other good folks in the bridalsphere and thought you guys could benefit from the info. Take a look, spread the word and have a great weekend.
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The Road to Mrs.: Involving the In-Laws

Triple B blogger Nadine buddled up with hubby-to-be, Sean. Check out their hysterical video on in-laws!

Nadine is back, y’all. This week she’s giving practical tips on a rarely discussed but very important subject in wedding planning: involving the in-laws. You don’t wanna miss this. She even includes a MUST-SEE video with her fiance, Sean. But I’m warning you…be prepared to laugh while watching because it is HILARIOUS!
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How to Get a Winning Wedding Day Smile: Q&A with Dr. Catrise Austin

Dr. Catrise Austin shares tips and tricks on getting that glowing wedding day smile!

Hey there! Today we have an *exclusive* interview with cosmetic dentist and owner of VIP Smiles Dr. Catrise-Austin. Dr. Austin is also the author of “5 Steps to the Hollywood A-List Smile”. This bi-coastal dental vet has worked with some of your favorite entertainers like Eva Marcille, Missy Elliot and Common.  Read on for her expert tips on getting and maintaining sparkly pearly whites, investing in an easy fix for crooked teeth and achieving a picture perfect smile for your big day even if you have little to no dental insurance! [Read more...]

The Road to Mrs. – How To Say “Yes!” To Your Dress

Nadine tried on many beautiful gowns like this one before deciding on the ONE!

Remember Nadine who shared her heartfelt journey with us about going from single to happily boo’d up to engaged?! Well, she’s back and each and every Thursday until her big day she will join us here at Triple B with musings on preparing for her wedding — picking up where Charli left off. This week Nadine’s enlightening us about the daunting task of choosing a wedding gown. Check it out and be sure to leave her a comment with your feedback! [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE Discount From One Sound and Entertainment!

One Sound and Entertainment gets the party started and wants to offer YOU a discount!

Well, you guys sure are getting an early Christmas from me! The good folks over One Sound and Entertainment got wind of the discounts Triple B was doling out today and asked to join in on the fun. And who am I to deny them or you? DJ Battle Heavyweight, the talented music man who brought you these fab tips, is offering anyone who mentions BlackBridalBliss.com a 10% discount off of any One Sound and Entertainment’s services until midnight on December 31,2010. [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE Triple B Discount From A La Mode Bride!

A La Mode Bride & Triple B has a hook-up just for you!

Happy December! I know many of you are in the thick of purchasing gifts for the holidays which can especially put a strain on your wallet in the midst of planning a wedding. I got y’all though! Remember this post on the fab invitation suite resource, A La Mode Bride? Well, as of today you will get 10% off any order from A La Mode Bride when you mention BlackBridalBliss.com! This exclusive offer ends on midnight December 31, 2010.

ENJOY!

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