More Affordable & Stylish Bridesmaids Options from David’s Bridal!

Budget bridal buys...for bridesmaids!

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...]

More Marriage Proposal Fun!

Here’s another one of those YouTube marriage proposal videos for ya. It might not be as memorable as the last proposal video we shared here but there’s something so genuinely sweet and honest about it nonetheless. Sometimes less is more, no? Congrats to the couple. Thanks to Road to Mrs. alum Charli over at ManWifeDog for the link. Enjoy! (FYI – The music is pretty loud in the beginning but listen carefully for the groom-to-be’s words…)

Flower Power: Inexpensive Floral Resources on the Web

Special Delivery: A Gorge Ranunculus Apricot Blend from Fiftyflowers.com

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...]

Not Quite Tied the Knot Tuesday – Jennifer & Jeffrey

Join nearlyweds Jennifer and Jeffrey on their walk to Mr. & Mrs.!

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!
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Triple B *EXCLUSIVE* – Behind the Scenes at Amsale!

Amsale Sitting Pretty: Find out what really goes on behind the scenes of her upscale bridal salon!

Now that you’ve had the opportunity to view a couple of episodes of WeTV’s new series Amsale Girls, I’m sharing a fun and informative Q&A with sales rep Emily Leu from the Amsale team. She’s been on staff for nearly a decade. Read on to find out what it’s really like to work with the talented designer, how Amsale Girls differs from other bridal reality shows and what wedding gowns are universally flattering. Enjoy! [Read more...]

The Road to Mrs. – When Future In-Laws Impede Wedding Planning

Nadine and her hubby-to-be keep a united front in all aspects of their wedding planning.

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.
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Black Women Redefined: Our Love & Marriage

Author Sophia A. Nelson chats with Triple B about Black women, love and marriage.

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:
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Black Bridal Bliss EXCLUSIVE: A Bridezilla Defends Herself!

Bridezilla Erica gives her side of the story!

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...]

Amsale Showroom Visit!

The front entrance of Amsale's chic NYC showroom.

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...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Katrina & Lonnie

The Spellers jump the broom in a fab and fun New York affair!

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
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