I know many of you are salty with me for yesterday’s MIA Tie the Knot Tuesday. (I’ll spare you any dog ate my homework excuses.) So, I come with gifts today: e-session images of Maryland nearlyweds Robyn and Victor! EyeWonder Photography in Silver Spring, Maryland did a fab job shooting this gorgeous couple in the same Washington, D.C. location Victor popped the question. They are scheduled to wed in their homestate of Maryland next month and have already agreed to have their nuptials showcased here on Triple B. (No, there aren’t the typical Triple B captions for these images but the pics speak for themselves.)
Bride: Adrienne Williams, 24
Groom: Darius Beck, 28
Occupations: Williams, merchandise planning analyst; Beck, assistant manager
Wedding Date: June 4, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony: St. Philips Episcopal Church; Reception: Franklin Park Conservatory; both in Columbus, Ohio
You may not have even said “I Do” yet, but chances are you’re already thinking of creative uses for that wedding gown post-reception besides paying for it to sit in storage. You can always go green and repurpose it like my friend Mo did, or you can wear it again for a fab photo shoot. (And of course you could do both depending on timing.) The talented Kesha Lambert posted pics of Philly newlyweds Tuere and Royce on Facebook recently and I couldn’t stop smiling at them! See why:
Earlier this summer, I spoke to a group of interns at my former place of employment, Essence magazine. Immediately following the discussion, several of them approached me about contributing to Triple B. One of those ambitious folks was Janine Rayford. Janine explained that not only was she interested in media but was a nearlywed herself and fan of BlackBridalBliss.com. (Swoon!) Janine pitched me the below piece and managed to make her deadline in the midst of all her other responsibilities. This impressive bride-to-be jumps the broom this weekend and has promised to share her wedding with Tie the Knot Tuesday in the coming months.
When my fiancé Doug proposed in May 2010, I was smack dab in the middle of my last year in graduate school. On top of my studies, I had work, internships and a truck load of other obligations on my plate. But once that sparkling ring slid on my finger, I happily added wedding planning to the top section of my to-do list. It was tough at first – meeting with venues after school and work, scheduling tastings around Doug’s work schedule, scolding myself for studying bridal magazines rather than my textbooks – but as planning wore on I discovered the best ways to balance it all. Now graduated, working and just a few days away from a 200+ guest wedding, I’m here to share my tips on how to fit wedding planning into an already jam-packed schedule.
I’m particularly happy to profile Tie the Knot Tuesday weddings and even e-sessions like this one since every other day for the past couple of weeks I read another depressing report about Black women and marriage. It is lame and exhausting (more on that later). In the meantime, let this couple’s smiles make you smile.
Bride: Lekia Patrice Townsend, 31
Groom: Maurice Izell Ross, 33
Occupations: Towsend, systems engineer; Ross, strategic management consultant
Wedding Date: April 30, 2011
Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: Riu Palace Hotel; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Howdy! My apologies for being a little MIA but life has me pulled in upteen directions as of late. I’m blessed to be so busy but I cannot continue as I was and have learned to ask for help (thanks Mom!) as I work on improving my time-management (thanks Mr. TK!).
Now you really don’t give a bleep about all that, you’re trying to plan a wedding! And in the midst of one of this country’s biggest financial meltdowns no less. I mean ish was already tight but trust there will be trickle-down from this recent stock market fiasco. Although the bridal industry is recession-proof, nearlyweds will be even more interested in ways to do more with less. So, check out my BlackEnterprise.com piece chock-full of tips to get you the most bang for your bridal buck.