Archives for April 2011

Short Hair Options for Brides

Actress Malinda Williams rocked a short, sulty 'do with a mid-length veil on her wedding day.

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!
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Tie the Knot Tuesday Turns 1!

California Newlyweds Rashida & Ben are helping Triple B celebrate the one-year anniversary of Tie the Knot Tuesday!

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:

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BREAKING NEWS! Not All Single Women are Jealous of Brides (Trust me.)

Triple B takes a critical look at brides and friendships.

I often check out other wedding-related content on the Web as research for 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:
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Tisa & Adam

Tisa and Adam Say "I Do" in a Fab & Fun Affair!

Bride: Tisa Rabun, 30
James “Adam” Marshall, 32
Rabun, recruiting director; Marshall, auto salesman
: Connecticut
Wedding Date:
October 16, 2010
Wedding Location:
ceremony: Faith Congressional Church of Hartford, Hartford, CT; reception: The Society Room of Hartford, Hartford, CT
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Fab & Frugal Wedding Decorating Tips

Wedding planner Reytheda Jackson shares how to save $$$ on your wedding decor without sacrificing style!

Today we have awesome decorating tips from Dallas, Texas based special event planner Reytheda Jackson of Simple and Chic Events that will make your wedding day more memorable without hurting your wallet. Keep reading for expert advice on affordable yet picture-perfect tablescapes, how to incorporate fruit into your reception and why eBay should become a planning brides BFF!
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The Road to Mrs. – Bridal Options for Short Hair

Road to Mrs. blogger Nadine is searching for the perfect hairstyle and veil. And she plans to rock her short 'do sans a weave!

Hey ladies! When planning your wedding, indecisiveness isn’t sexy. Among the many questions I’ve asked myself, two have been hanging over my head:

1. How am I going to wear my hair?

2. Will I wear a veil and if so what kind?
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Fun Reception Find: Photo Flipbooks!

Take your wedding reception up a notch with memorable photo flipbooks!

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!
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Friday Film Review: Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom hits theaters May 6!

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:
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Chatting with Cc. elaine: Plus-Size Bridal Designer

Designer Caren Johnson breaks down plus-size bridal fashion.

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!
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Miesha & Jon

The Subers celebrate their union on the beautiful island of St. Maarten!

Bride: Miesha Iman Lowery, 31
Jon Suber, 30
Occupations: Lowery, real estate agent; Suber, supply chain analyst

: New Jersey
Wedding Date:
December 4, 2010
Wedding Location:
Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Maho, Saint Maarten

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Happy Anniversary to Beyonce & Jay-Z! PLUS an EXCLUSIVE Giveaway!

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!
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