The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Apps

Resident bride-to-be Nadine explains how your phone can help you plan those important wedding details.

If you read my Valentine’s Day post, you’ll know that I recently got an iPhone 4.  Contrary to popular belief, I didn’t get it solely for the apps. I loved my BlackBerry, but I grew tired of its lack of functionality. I can’t lie though, the apps on the iPhone are fantastic, especially the wedding planning apps. Smartphone apps are worth considering and can help you reduce your wedding planning stress. The good news:  If you’ve got an iPhone, there’s an app for that! More than enough. The bad news: If you’ve got a BlackBerry, your options are limited. Here are a few I like:
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Marriage Matters on TV – Are we staying together or falling apart?

What do you think of BET's new sitcom?

Every now and again I need to check in with you all about the ways that Black marriages (and committed relationships of Black folks across the board) are portrayed in popular culture. On my mind this morning is BET’s new sitcom Let’s Stay Together.
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Karimah & Jeremy

These college sweethearts made their love official in a classy winter affair!

Today’s Tie the Knot Tuesday is from writer Nicole Marie Melton. Please look out for future contributions to Triple B from the talented scribe in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out some of her work over at

Bride: Karimah Stallworth, 26
Groom: Jeremy McFarlane, 27
Occupations: Stallworh, human resources manager; McFarlane, desktop support technician
Homebase: New Jersey
Wedding Date: January 15, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony & Reception: George Washington Masonic Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia

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Cute Stationery Find (AND DISCOUNT)! – Sweet Potato Paper

Sweet Potato Paper can help make all your special events fab from the start!

Most would agree the right invitation sets the mood for any memorable affair. And with the popularity of e-vites and the like, I’m increasingly impressed by unique invitations sent (gasp!) snail mail. This is why when I learned of a new, fun addition to the stationery world — Sweet Potato Paper — I couldn’t wait to share with you guys!
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The Black Atlas – A Honeymoon Planning Gem!

Style maven June Ambrose (pictured here in Antigua) has contributed to The Black Atlas.

I know some of you just said to yourself, ‘The Black Atlas isn’t new!’ And you would be correct since the site launched in the fall of 2009. But I don’t think many people realize how valuable of a tool it can be when planning a destination wedding and/or a honeymoon. Read why:

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The Road to Mrs. – Google for Weddings

Can Google for Weddings help with your planning needs? Nadine and her fiance Sean investigate...

When I got Bridgette’s email I just had to read it at the dinner table.  She wanted Sean and I to give our thoughts on the new wedding planning tool being offered by Google.  Google For Weddings is a new set of free wedding planning tools to help you get organized for your big day.  Bridgette doesn’t know this, but I absolutely love Google.  I mean I really love it… I Google just about everything! Sean and I were both up for it, especially when we heard our favorite word, “free.”  So we took time to check out one of the coolest wedding planning tools available. Here’s the rundown:
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New Bridal Fashion Resource: BHLDN

This gown is a taste of what Bhldn is offering stylish brides-to-be.

Lots of cool stuff is happening in the bridal world this week and one is the official launch of Anthropologie’s new spinoff, Bhldn. Debuting on Valentine’s Day, the offshoot that I  first mentioned here, presently offers gowns (for the bride and her attendants), footwear, jewelry, headpieces, lingerie and coverups.
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Black Bridal Bliss in the Press! (Shameless Plug)

This issue is filled with useful info from and much more!

Have you checked out the debut special Weddings & Travel issue of UPTOWN magazine yet? What’s that…you haven’t? Well, what ya waiting for? Run to your nearest newsstand to pick up a copy! Triple B is in the issue twice and I couldn’t be more proud. [Read more...]

Not Quite Tied the Knot Tuesday – Michele & Benjamin

This is an e-session you don't want to miss!

In lieu of Triple B’s normal Tie the Knot Tuesday feature, I have a fab engagement session to share today! In the images you are about to see, I know you’ll agree the featured couple Michele and Benjamin are fun, energetic and definitely appear to be head-over-heels in love. The talented photographer responsible for capturing these fab pics is Abigail Montes of Beloved Photos.
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YOU can catch this flick before the masses!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I actually have a gift for all of you in the NYC area who don’t have plans tonight. Click [Read more...]

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