Fashion Friday – 5 Something Blue Items (all under $75!)

Don't Step on My Blue Satin Shoes!

Searching for something blue to wear on your wedding day? Here’s fab five that are all under seventy-five bucks. Pick one (or a few) to complete your bridal look. Happy shopping! [Read more...]

The Road to Mrs. – Through Sickness and in Health

Road to Mrs. blogger Jene and her fiance Royshawn are learning to lean on each other through life's struggles before they say "I Do".

It has been a long time Triple B. I deliberated long and hard over whether or not to share the reason for my absence. And while it was very hard and extremely personal, it is my hope that by sharing I can help someone else. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – NY Botanical Gardens

Bridal Bliss in the Bronx!

Last weekend I enjoyed a fun date at the New York Botanical Gardens. Located in the Bronx, New York, I first discovered this oasis while working in the fashion department at ESSENCE magazine. A gorgeous floral dress story was photographed there and the images were pure eye candy. The finished pages looked as though they were shot in Costa Rica or some other far away land because of the lush greenery and picturesque landscapes. And when I learned that the hidden gem is also a go-to venue for NYC brides in the know, I was even more intrigued. [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Destination Weddings Special

Breanne & Michael said I Do in sunny St. Lucia!

Perhaps its the fact that summer 2012 is officially here or that I’m excited about an upcoming vacation (WOO HOO!) but today I wanted to take a look back at some of the most memorable destination weddings featured in Tie the Knot Tuesday. Triple B has covered weddings in domestic destinations like Las Vegas and New Orleans to far away locales like Uganda, Africa. Even in cities that were not their own, all of these couples managed to make their weddings beautifully personal. Enjoy!

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Marriage Matters Monday – Celeb Edition

You May Kiss the Bride: Actress Meagan Good Ties the Knot!

There have been quite a few Triple B-esque celebs tying the knot as of late; all last week to be exact. Here’s a round-up of the ones who should be (if they’re not already) on your radar: [Read more...]

Triple B EXCLUSIVE – Behind the Scenes at Niecy Nash’s Anniversary Bash

Niecy Nash & Event Planner William P. Miller

I caught up with special event planning guru William P. Miller to get the insider scoop on Niecy Nash and her husband Jay’s one-year anniversary bash! Remember Miller also planned Nash’s glam bridal shower. Read on to see exclusive pics, find out what goodies the guests left with and learn how you too can plan a similar event on a budget. [Read more...]

New Options for Bridal Hair: Angela Simmons for Indique

I’ve preached about the perks of a bride wearing her hair natural — kinky, curly or wavy and without any extentions — on her wedding day. But some brides like their hair fried, dyed and laid to the side with a few tracks sewn in and that is totally their prerogative. Isn’t the beauty of being a woman, especially a Black woman, that our hair is so versatile? I think so. I also think this new line of hair from Indique and reality star turned fashion designer turned socialite Angela Simmons is Triple B worthy. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Sterling Silver Bridesmaid Gift Rings from ShameOnJane.com

"Be My Bridesmaid" ring from ShameonJane.com

ShameOnJane.com’s fabulous new collection of rings are anything but your ordinary bridesmaid gift. Engraved with special messages like “Be My Bridesmaid and “Stand By Me,” they offer a thoughtful keepsake that your bridesmaids will cherish beyond your special day. [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday Special – Real Brides Share Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

Triple B's Tie the Knot Tuesday Alum Rashida & Ben Pucker Up! Be sure to get Rashida's money-saving wedding info below.

Every Tuesday in Triple B’s Tie the Knot Tuesday stories, the featured bride offers 2-3 tips on how future brides can save money on their big day. This information is golden. So this week, I rounded up 10 tips that were so fab they deserved an encore. Looking for even more? Revisit these tips and tricks for getting the most bang for your bridal buck. Happy Saving! [Read more...]

Wedding Gift-Giving Etiquette 101

Confused about wedding gift giving (and getting)? You're not alone!

As mentioned before, when my friends consult me for wedding-related advice, I in turn create posts out of them for your guys here on Triple B. It’s a win-win. Most recently, my girl T down in Maryland sent me an email with these questions: [Read more...]

*UPDATED* Black Bridal Bliss & Kesha Lambert Photography Giveaway Winner Announced!

Yep, a winner has been chosen for our fab giveaway with Kesha Lambert Photography! Tamika Felder of the DMV (Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia area) is the winner of a one hour portrait session with Kesha. Tamika won with this comment on our Facebook page: [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: The Appy Couple

Are you and your fiance an "appy" couple?

I have a confession. Although I launched Triple B and have maintained this labor of love for two years and counting; I’m not the Web world’s most tech-savvy blogger. At all. All the more reason for the shock I had at being so excited about Appy Couple when I first discovered them back in April at wedding planner Fallon Carter’s Speed Dating event. Unlike many other wedding planning apps, Appy Couple seems user-friendly, modern and actually fun. Here’s a few things that intrigued me: [Read more...]

Marriage Matters Monday – Niecy Nash’s Anniversary Bash

Niecy Nash & Jay Tucker are All Smiles on Their 1st Wedding Anniversary

Funny lady Niecy Nash recently celebrated her one-year wedding annniversay with handsome hubby Jay Tucker. While some newlyweds eat out at their favorite restaurant or plan a romantic vacay, Nash and Tucker decided to gather all their friends together for an all-out partay! The star-studded bash at the couple’s Los Angeles home included an array of high-profile guests like Brandy, Angela Bassett and her husband Courtney Vance, Lalia Ali and Lisa Leslie. We know Nash is no stranger to fab parties and it’s nice to see that she and Jay enjoy entertaining together now that they’re married. Celebrity or not, fun, food and fellowship with loved ones shouldn’t be taken for granted and these two seem to celebrate this. Take a look at more fab pics from the party:

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Fashion Friday: Cool Bridal Fun Facts

This David's Bridal gown and dozens more are on sale now!

Happy Friday! To kick your weekend off right, I’ve gathered up a few fun fashionable tidbits on my radar. Enjoy and remember to take full advantage of our latest GIVEAWAY while there’s still time. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Nina Bridal Flats

Bridgette's Pick of the Week: Nina "Norway" Ballet Flats

Welcome to my first official pick of the week! I discovered the above shoe during a recent visit to the Nina showroom in NYC for their fall press preview. I gushed over the plethora of (affordable) bridal accessories during my walk-through — Nina offers everything in the fashion category for the bride but the dress — but these particular shoes especially caught my eye. [Read more...]

Black Bridal Bliss & Kesha Lambert Photography GIVEAWAY!

Triple B 2.0 just got even better, didn’t it?! As you just read above, we’ve collaborated with one of our fave photographers Kesha Lambert and her studio Lash to Lens for our first ever photo session GIVEAWAY. Folks, I wish I could enter this contest. Why? Check out the sampling of Kesha’s work below. [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Tarvis & Bryant

An ATL Kinda Love: Meet the Paces

Bride: Tarvis Thompson, 39
Groom: Bryant Pace, 40
Occupations: Thompson, communications director; Pace, deputy district forest ranger
Homebase: Georgia
Wedding Date: November 18, 2011
Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA [Read more...]

And We’re Back!

Triple B 1.0

Welcome to the newly improved BlackBridalBliss.com! Or as we like to call it, Triple B 2.o! It’s been two years since our debut, so we decided to freshen things up a bit, yet still remain true to our original format that the audience loves. We’ve made a few changes. The first thing you should notice is our fabulous new search box in the navigation bar. This will help you find content you love using keywords like photography, flowers or DJ. Go ahead, try it!

Also new to 2.0 are the remixed navigation bars at the top of the page. We now have two! The first one contains tried and true Triple B faves like Tie the Knot Tuesday.  But there are also new items; see below:

Wedding Timeline Checklist – A complete countdown of what to do when in preparation for your big day.

Press – Now you can see all the ways Triple B has been recognized by a variety of media outlets.

Testimonials – Real Triple B Buzz from readers like you. (Keep ‘em coming!)

Advertise – Vendors can now promote their goods and services with the Triple B audience through advertising.

The second navigation bar contains all the topics the Triple B family loves like Marriage Matters and Destination Ideas. New to the roundup is Bridgette’s Picks; look out for a new post in this category every Wednesday.

And don’t miss the Social Media additions to your right where you can easily join us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for even more up to the minute bridal news and immediate ways to join our community discussions.

Triple B TV - Here you can view must-see videos that will make you swoon.

Archives – This is a comprehensive list of all Triple B posts by month since 2010.

One key difference of the redesigned site is how we feature our images. Larger images are a perfect compliment to our award-winning content. And we can’t wait for you to see how larger pictures showcase our stunning Tie the Knot Tuesday couples. Be sure to check back tomorrow.

We’re pretty excited and hopefully you are, too. Please spread the bliss about Triple B 2.0 and as always, the best is yet to come!

 

Marriage Matters Mondays – New Book Alert!

Jamillah & David Lamb are the authors of Perfect Combination: Seven Key Ingredients to Happily Living & Loving Together

Someone near and dear to me recently suggested I consider sharing Jamillah and David Lamb’s tome, Perfect Combination: Seven Key Ingredients to Happily Living & Loving Together with Triple B. My initial interest was piqued but I was even more intrigued when I learned the Lambs are also the powerful duo behind the popular long-running off-Broadway play, Platanos Y Collard Greens. Yet what really made me want to feature this book for Marriage Matters was hearing a friend share how inspiring the couple has been to her – she attended the Lamb wedding a decade ago and reveals that their outdoor nuptials were intimate and heartfelt. She confirms that the Lambs not only talk the talk but also walk the walk — sweet!

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