Have you heard? The Vera Wang for David’s Bridal bridesmaid collection is at last available to the masses. As of last week, the iconic designer’s posh creations are available to the wedding attendants of working class folks. I truly like the collection, largely because it doesn’t sacrifice style for price unlike many similar high-end designer lines for budget retailers. [Read more…]
Archives for June 2011
Do you have the mid-week blues? I thought you might so I have a fresh delivery for you guys today! I’m sharing info on four fab Web sites to help you snag beautiful flowers for your big day without breaking the bank. Check them out: [Read more…]
Today’s featured couple hasn’t made it down the aisle yet…but their engagement photos are fun, stylish and personable so I wanted to share them with ya. Plus — like every (honest) couple — they have a story to tell. I hope to tell more of their story when I feature their wedding in Tie the Knot Tuesday later this year (no pressure to the couple though, ahem). These lovely images were captured by Washington, DC-based photographer Leonard Poteat. Enjoy and be sure to let me know which pic is your favorite!
If you’re looking for a fluffy piece on the latest wedding trends, you’ll have to forgive me. I’ve been dealing with difficult future in-laws (FILs) so I’m going to vent and offer some tips on how to maintain your cool.
Today’s Q&A is with Sophia A. Nelson, author of the new book, Black Women Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama (BenBella). What the heck does this have to do with your veil selection or reception centerpieces you’re wondering? Well, everything.
Truthfully, I struggled on how this piece would fit here on Triple B. I created this site as a bridal resource for Black women preparing to tie the knot who were too often being neglected elsewhere. I think everyone regardless of race, class or culture (especially women) should be celebrated but as mainstream media continually shows us, the playing field is still not level. My internal struggle ended with that ridiculous Psychology Today article and the viral Dark Girls video that became topics of conversation at every brunch and dinner party I’ve attended over the last few weeks. Before we can get to the pretty gowns and flowers, we should take a look at what lies within. Sophia’s book tackles topics like demanding careers, Daddy issues and the “bitter and lonely” myth. Here we go:
Did you watch the season premiere of Bridezillas last night? If so, I’m sure you asked, “What the %*#$??!!” at least twice during viewing. (Admit it.) Well, I have a little more guilty pleasure for ya. Triple B caught up with newlywed Erica to find out if she feels the WEtv cameras added extra stress to her wedding planning, if she ever made peace with her sister and what she thinks about the show’s unmarried critics. (I guess that includes me, huh?) BONUS: Erica offers bridal tips for you nearlyweds as well! [Read more…]
Is it H-O-T enough for you guys today?! Here in NYC it is expected to reach 100 degrees. Wanna know what else is hot? Me getting to meet and chat it up with designer Amsale yesterday in her Madison Avenue showroom. Because of my line of work, I’ve met plenty of top designers in my day but I still get giddy when I get to chat with fashion-creating folks who are truly passionate about their craft. Amsale is one of those designers. [Read more…]
Bride: Katrina Gerard, 38
Groom: Lonnie Speller, Jr., 39
Occupations: Gerard, finance coordinator; Speller, banker
Homebase: New York City
Wedding Date: October 9, 2010
Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: Chateau Briand, Carle Place, (Long Island) New York
Happy Friday! Remember this recent post about how romance and finance can truly live happily ever after? Well the featured expert, Dr. Taffy Wagner, has offered to give away an autographed copy of her book Bride and Groom Money Talk FAQ ($9.95, Money Talk Matters, LLC) to a reader of my choice. You recall how fun our last book giveaway was, right? Keep reading to find out how this informative book can be yours!
First and foremost, my apologies for the MIA Tie the Knot Tuesday feature yesterday. Trust me, I’m twenty times more bummed about it than you. Don’t fret, it will return next week.
Those of you planning your nuptials are inevitably going to register for gifts with your spouse-to-be, right? Keep reading! And those of you who aren’t but always get daunted by bridal registries and have a heap of weddings to attend this summer — this post is for you, too! I polled my Tie the Knot Tuesday alum for the inside scoop on what gifts they actually use most since saying “I Do”. All of the responses are honest and many will surprise you. (What I learned: It isn’t always the most expensive gift that gets the most love.)