I read this heartbreaking story on The YBF earlier today and had to share. Former NFL linebacker Chris wed his love Keasha, who was battling lung cancer, in a beautiful ceremony on November 27, 2011. On Tuesday — just one month after they tied the knot — Keasha lost her battle with cancer. The couple’s touching wedding trailer is below. It is unfortunate that stories about stand-up men like Chris are overshadowed by trash reality television and other nonsense.
Bride: Stacie Walker, 24
Groom: Joseph Abdallah, 24
Occupations: Walker: School Counselor Abdallah: Scientific Researcher and Student
Wedding Date: June 18, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony: Cornerstone Church of God; Reception: Grand Hall in Tate Student Center at University of Georgia; both in Athens, Georgia
Last week about a dozen media professionals and I joined WeTV’s David Tutera in NYC for an intimate dinner of Asian fusion fare and screening of an upcoming episode of My Fair Wedding. It was a great time! I had a chance to briefly chat with David who as you remember I originally met while covering the wedding of Chris Paul and Jada Crawley. The episode we previewed is a must-see and scheduled to air on Sunday, December 18. (I won’t spoil it for ya but if you’re a fan of old Hollywood glam, you’ll especially enjoy it.)
Are you looking for ways to make your wedding reception more personal and less cookie-cutter yet still classy? I thought you might be so I checked in with NYC wedding planner Leslie Short of K.I.M. Media. Short was the marketing mastermind behind groundbreaking sportswear label FUBU. These days she’s orchestrating jaw-dropping nuptials — her work has been featured in The New York Times — and working her mojo to help couples get the most bank for their bridal buck. She’s a beast when it comes to planning events so take heed to her advice. Oh and none of her tips will send you to the poorhouse! [Read more…]
Have you checked out Diann Valentine’s new show on WeTV, “I Do Over“? The premise of the series is great — giving deserving couples a chance to relive their once in a lifetime wedding day under of the direction of the talented Valentine. I’ve long admired the event planning diva’s work and her 2006 tome Weddings Valentine Style is one of my favorite coffee table books. While the show has an excellent concept, I know you nearlyweds are looking for as many ways to not be on it as possible. So, below are Valentine’s top 10 practices to avoid wedding day disasters. Enjoy this Triple B exclusive and above all else remember number 10!