Wedding Cake Trends for 2015

Self-proclaimed "cake evangelist" Kaysie Lackey dishes on the top 2015 wedding cake trends!

Each new year brings new trends in wedding cakes and all “big day” desserts. So, Triple B caught up with pastry chef extraordinaire, Kaysie Lackey of The People’s Cake, to get the 411 on wedding cake trends for 2015. Here’s her take on dessert tables (they’re not going anywhere), suspended cakes, cake buying tips for couples on a strict budget and more! [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – With This Ring

SOS: Sisters on Screen! Will With the Ring Delight or Disappoint?

I know most people equate Lifetime movies to sappy, predictable, saccharin-sweet chick flicks with mediocre (at best) acting. But I must admit, I’m pretty freakin’ excited about With This Ring [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Diamond Candles


I’m a sucker for an affordable, clean-burning, scented candle so I’m always on the hunt for new ones. My latest find is Diamond Candles! [Read more...]

Bridal Inspiration from the 2015 Golden Globe Awards

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

2015 award season has officially arrived! Here are the Triple B’s top picks for bridal inspiration from the 2015 Golden Globes red carpet: [Read more...]

Triple B Gives Back!

BlackBridalBliss.com is committed to living up to the mantra, “Triple B is bigger than weddings“. We’re kicking 2015 off by sponsoring an important philanthropic event on Sunday, January 18th in my hometown of Queens, NY to give back to local youth. The F-R-E-E event [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Live Richer Challenge


As promised, the first Wednesday of the month here on Triple B is now dedicated to a financial find that can help you add more bliss to your life — regardless of your relationship status. In 2015, I am challenging myself to include even more financial resources to empower Black women and their families on BlackBridalBliss.com and boy are we kicking the year off with a bang! Whether you’re saving for a wedding, a modest townhouse, a third vacation home in the South of France, building a college fund for Junior, searching for smarter ways to invest, trying to increase your credit score or just all around want to be better informed about your finances, today’s Pick of the Week should definitely be on your radar: [Read more...]

Pantone Color of 2015 – Marsala + How to Incorporate It into Your Wedding

By now you’ve probably heard that the Pantone Color of the Year is Marsala (Pantone 18-1438)! This rich, sultry “burgundy-ish” hue is named after the famous red wine from Italy. This is a gorgeous for color to incorporate into any wedding or home decor. Even if you aren’t ready for a marsala wedding gown, marsala-sprinkled jewelry and accessories can be a sophisticated touch. You can rock marsala heels with your wedding gown for a stunning contrast. Add marsala hued flowers or berries to an all-white cake to make it pop or dress your bridal party in marsala touches. And the color looks sleek with shades of grey, metallic silver and soft pinks and beige tones. Enjoy the ideas and get inspired! [Read more...]

The First Thing to Do After Getting Engaged!


Congratulations!
Your beloved popped the question or maybe you popped the question — hey, it is 2015 — and now you’re ready to begin planning your wedding…right? Not so fast. Before you prepare an engagement announcement for your local newspaper, before you begin creating a Pinterest board of your favorite wedding gowns, before you go crazy posting a gazillion pics of your engagement ring bling on Facebook and Instagram, Triple B highly suggests you do one thing. [Read more...]

Triple B 2015: We’ve Got a New Attitude!


Happy New Year! Many of you might be stopping by for the first time since lots of folks got engaged over the holidays. Welcome to the newbies and welcome back to the regulars. Congratulations if you fall in the former category. New year resolutions…Honestly who makes them anymore? However, most of us do at least attempt to set goals for ourselves at the start of a new year. Triple B certainly has new goals for 2015! [Read more...]

The 10 Most Memorable Triple B Posts of 2014

Solange + Alan Hughes exchanged vows in the magical city of New Orleans in 2014!

Happy Kwanzaa! The year is quickly coming to an end. Before we officially say goodbye to 2014, here’s a look at the most memorable posts on BlackBridalBliss.com this year: [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Happy Holidays!


Well guys, this is my last BPOTW post of 2014. What a ride this year has been! [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Alicia and Yao

Alicia + Yao Say "I Do" in Tropical Mexico!

Couple: Alicia and Yao
Wedding Date: October 11, 2014
Wedding + Reception Location: El Dorado Royale, Rivieria Maya, Mexico
Wedding Theme: Vintage Paradise

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Marriage Matters Monday – 36 Things I Know After 36 Years of Marriage


My cousin and Triple B supporter Nik recently forwarded an article to me from Huffington Post. I was so enlightened by it that I had to share. Since we’re in the midst of engagement season, I felt it was especially poignant. Get ready to soak up some wisdom! [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts for $50 and Less

Shopping at the last minute? Can’t believe it’s already December 17th? No worries. Triple B’s editors compiled our “9 Fab Finds” from our Holiday Gift Guide series and they’re all $50 or less. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Tips for Giving a Memorable Maid/Matron of Honor Speech

Make sure your wedding toast is one to remember!

I recently stumbled across this post by Teal Pennebaker on wedding toasts over at Brides.com and decided to share it — well, a remixed version anyway. It’s long overdue since Cousin Mars has already blessed us with tips for a memorable best man toast for the groom…The bride deserves her shine too! Read, share and enjoy. [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: LUXE Finds

 

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE LUXE FINDS

 

Bridgette Bartlett-Royall
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Marriage Matters Monday – “He Was Made For Me!”

Nicole and Damien Gurganious celebrated 5 years of marriage in August.

Nicole Brewer-Gurganious is a friend of Triple B. She’s a former boss from my days at ESSENCE magazine (she was then fashion director, I was fashion and beauty research editor). A few years later I started covering real weddings for Essence.com and featured Nicole’s August 2009 nuptials to hubby Damien. The vibrant couple had been contestants on Biggest Loser and both shed an impressive amount of weight while making significant lifestyle changes. It was a delight to showcase Nicole’s big day on Essence.com and Nicole was equally as excited to share her love story. Nicole has confessed, “He was made especially for me” when asked about her marriage. Fast forward to the launch of BlackBridalBliss.com in 2010 — Nicole was an ambassador for David’s Bridal and lent her style expertise to Triple B when the blog was just a month old. She cheerfully expressed how proud she was of me and the leap of faith I took to start this blog. Her advice on how brides of any shape or size can find a fashionable gown is still relevant. Two years ago, Nicole and Damien became the proud parents of a beautiful daughter named Giselle who was the light of both of their lives.

Now Nicole is a widow. [Read more...]

15 Minutes with…Wedding Planner Ebony Peoples

Company Name
Ebony Peoples Events & Design

Homebase
Dallas, Texas [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Sonia and Brett

Bliss is in the Air: Meet Sonia + Brett

Couple: Sonia and Brett
Wedding Date: May 31, 2014
Wedding + Reception Location: Angelus Mountain Center, Altadena, CA
Wedding Theme: It’s a Wrap [Read more...]

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