Cool Bridal Find: Affordable Wedding Fans!

Budget Bridal Bite: Wedding Fans!

One of the weddings I’ve had the most fun at took place in New Orleans — this was largely because of the insanely blissful second line. But another element of said wedding I thought was pretty darn cool were the fans all guests received as they entered the outdoor ceremony. These fans served double duty — they were programs and favors. Pretty cool, right?! Well, I recently discovered an online resource that provides very similar fans for a working bride’s budget.

Accent the Party offers fans for less than two dollars a pop and there are a plethora of options to choose from. [Read more...]

Black Bridal Bliss EXCLUSIVE Giveaway

Don't miss out on your chance to create your own wedding app like this!

Triple B wants you have a great weekend so we’re kicking it off with another GIVEAWAY. Our latest is from the good folks over at the Appy Couple. You remember, the previous Bridgette Pick of the Week that assists couples planning their wedding day as a cutting-edge online Web application. This tool keeps all wedding-related information (images, DIY ideas, etc.) in one place and is accessible via smartphones for up-to-the-minute changes. There are designs to fit a wide array of personalities  — even yours! Think of it as having your own virtual wedding planner who is always on call.

So, Appy is giving TEN folks from the Triple B audience their own FREE code to join. Interested? [Read more...]

The Road to Mrs. – My Guest List Nightmare!

Triple B's resident bride-to-be Jene has the wedding guest list blues...

All bridal party dresses delivered, check. Pre-marital counseling with the pastor, check. Wedding bands selected, check. Invitations in the mail…here lies the problem.

Composing the guest list has been the most difficult task of the wedding planning thus far. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Fly Cut

The Fly Cut Founders Devon, Lauren and Tia (far right) Want to Save YOU (!) Money at the Salon

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week is bizack! There’s a new Groupon/Living Social-esque resource on the scene for Black women that I know will especially be of interest to Triple B planning brides. The Fly Cut, launched by beauty industry vet Tia Williams (she’s held senior editorial positions at media outlets like Lucky, Teen People and and her two equally fabulous sisters found an innovative way to save women with kinky, curly and wavy tresses hard-earned cash when they visit the salon. This weekly deal site actually sells discounted vouchers for hair salons specializing in your hair. [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Beatrice & Michel

In the Midst of Tragedy; Beatrice and Michel Say "I Do"

Bride:  Beatrice Dorcena
Michel Arty
Wedding Date:
May 28, 2012
ceremony: St. Joachim & St. Anne Church, Queens, NY; reception: Jericho Terrace, Long Island, NY
Garden of Love [Read more...]

Destination Wedding Alert – Loudoun County, Virginia

Can you believe this is less than an hour from bustling Washington, D.C.?

Shortly after launching Triple B, one thing became abundantly clear…A whole lotta you guys reside in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and/or Northern Virginia (DMV) areas. I’m not quite sure why or how this happened since I’m based in the Big Apple but that is indeed the case. Thus when I learned that Louduon County was an under the radar yet pretty darn fab location for destination weddings, I was extra excited! Filled with wineries, vineyards and plush lanscapes, this quiet southern oasis is ideal for a modern wedding with classic touches and is just a short drive from D.C. [Read more...]

Fashion Friday – Wedding Gown Style Guide

Beyonce glowed in this ballgown style wedding dress by Baracci Beverly Hills in her Best Thing I Never Had video.

Let’s face it: Style terminology used in the wedding industry often leaves brides-to-be (even more) stressed and confused. Triple B to the rescue! Keep this lil’ cheat sheet handy the next time you or someone in your circle goes dress shopping. [Read more...]

Marriage Matters: My Father Died Days Before My Wedding

Losing a loved one is never easy; especially in the midst of what is supposed to be a "blissful" time.

What would you do if you learned your beloved father unexpectedly collapsed in his sister’s bathroom? What would you do if he spent a week in coma three weeks before your scheduled nuptials? Beatrice Dorcena, a patient services manager from Pennsylvania recently experienced all of the above. Just three weeks before her scheduled Memorial Day 2012  wedding, not only did she learn her father collapsed, but after a week of praying for his recovery, was forced to accept she’d have to bury him after he went brain dead.

She went from finalizing details on her wedding, to buying funeral clothes and writing a eulogy. However, with the unwavering strength of her mother, Beatrice found the resolve to continue and marry her fiancé, Michel. In an intimate conversation with Assistant Editorial Contributor, Laura, Beatrice reveals what it takes to accept the death of a loved one while wedding planning, how not to get labeled selfish and where brides can find the strength to carry on with one of the most important milestones in life. Check out the conversation below: [Read more...]

The Road to Mrs. – 60 Day Countdown!

Road to Mrs. blogger Jene has exactly TWO MONTHS until her wedding day!

One of the most nerve-racking things about blending two families is hoping everyone gets along.  As I have stated before both my mother and Shawn’s mother live out of town.  So the opportunity to get everyone together at the same time had never presented itself.  My mother came to New York in June.  While she was here we took that time to introduce her to his grandmother and aunt.  Success!!!  I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.  They all bonded instantly. It was a prayerful, crying (tears of joy) good time.  Everyone got along so well we had to pull them apart or they would have had church way into the night.  Out of all the possible wedding day stressors, the God family drama won’t be one of them. [Read more...]

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