Last week when Road to Mrs. blogger Nadine expressed her frustration regarding the limited hairstyle choices for brides with short hair, I knew other planning brides must have been experiencing the same issue. So below are a few styles that are Triple B wedding day worthy for both relaxed (or blow-dried/flat ironed straight) and natural hair. Feel free to print these images out and take them to the salon, ladies!
How fitting that the one-year anniversary of Triple B falls on a Tuesday! Below is a collection of all the real weddings featured on the site over the past 12 months. The nuptials covered here have taken place in grand cathedrals, on tropical islands, in Harlem brownstones; included blended families, second marriages, folks over 50 and couples just out of college. Join me for a blissful trip down memory lane:
I often check out other wedding-related content on the Web as research for BlackBridalBliss.com. A couple weeks back I stumbled across an article aimed at planning brides on a site I happen to be quite fond of and thought it could be beneficial to my audience as well. Thankfully I read the piece in it’s entirety before sharing it. The married author of said article shared her four rarely-told (her description, not mine) wedding tips and the second one made me come to a screeching halt:
Bride: Tisa Rabun, 30
Groom: James “Adam” Marshall, 32
Occupations: Rabun, recruiting director; Marshall, auto salesman
Wedding Date: October 16, 2010
Wedding Location: ceremony: Faith Congressional Church of Hartford, Hartford, CT; reception: The Society Room of Hartford, Hartford, CT
Earlier this week my girl CJ shared a link to a stunning engagement session and I immediately shared it with the extended Triple B family on Facebook and Twitter (please “like” and “follow” us if you aren’t already). The e-session was shot by the talented Ilene Squires who welcomed me to post the pictures here as well. It is my pleasure to do so. The featured couple are equally adorable and inspiring. I’m hoping to feature their wedding in Tie the Knot Tuesday when they do get hitched. (hint, hint…) Enjoy!
Last week I attended a fashion event in NYC’s trendy Tribeca. The highlight of my attending wasn’t yummy cocktails or even a gift bag filled with swag. All the guests of this event were able to create their very own photo flipbook! My colleague and I had so much fun posing with props and dancing silly in front of a video camera for our personal flipbooks. Then I had an a-ha moment and thought to myself…This would be awesome for a wedding reception!
Happy Friday! I’m still on a little high from the Jumping the Broom screening I attended last week. The film officially hits theaters May 6. In short JTB is a cute romantic dramedy that will surely become one of your fave feel-good flicks. Are there any predictable and corny scenes? Absolutely. But overall I think director Salim Akil did a stellar job. I won’t give all the details of the movie away (that would be rude) but I have compiled the Triple B highlights for you here:
Today I’m sharing my interview with the talented fashion designer of Cc. elaine. Indianapolis-based designer Caren Johnson, mastermind behind Cc. elaine, created a couture bridal collection that fills a great void in the market. Many plus-size brides experience frustration when looking for their dream dress. Caren believes every bride deserves selection and sample sizes that fit. Her Curvy Chic Collection is filled with organic textures, floral inspiration and couture embellishments. Keep reading for her take on the seasons hottest trends, the importance of the right undergarments and more!
Bride: Miesha Iman Lowery, 31
Groom: Jon Suber, 30
Occupations: Lowery, real estate agent; Suber, supply chain analyst
Homebase: New Jersey
Wedding Date: December 4, 2010
Wedding Location: Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Maho, Saint Maarten
Please join Triple B in wishing Beyonce and her hubby Jay-Z a happy 3rd wedding anniversary! We wish the influential couple many years of happiness. (Word is they are celebrating in the sunny Caribbean on the Abaco Islands.) No one can forget how secretive the duo was about their NYC nuptials in Jay-Z’s Tribeca home and to this day the public hasn’t seen nary a wedding pic from the Knowles-Carter affair. I’m still in awe of how they pulled that off!