Triple B Travels: 7 Reasons St. Louis is a Destination Wedding + Baecation Hot Spot

Triple B Does St. Louis!

Admit it. You just reread the title of this post at least twice. St. Louis? She can’t be serious. Well I am and here’s why! [Read more…]

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BLACK BRIDAL BLISS!

Hey, hey, hey! Happy 2017, folks. We’ve missed you guys. Hopefully your holiday season (regardless of what you celebrate) was blissful. We thank you for all the love in 2016 and look forward to further being a resource to you in 2017.

Buckle up: The best is yet to come!

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Black Bridal Bliss 2016 Holiday Gift Guide – A Nevis Getaway

 

Yes, the Black Bridal Bliss 2016 Holiday Gift Guide wrapped last week (get full recap here). However we had to sneak in a bonus gift idea. For those of you itching for a last-minute getaway, consider a jaunt to the beautiful island of Nevis. Nevis is ripe for busy folks who need to hit the reset button post-holiday season [Read more…]

Black Bridal Bliss 2016 Holiday Gift Guide – McBride Sisters Wine

This is the perfect gift for for your favorite wine lover. The McBride Sisters Wine Club offers a membership retailing at $169 which includes a shipment of 4 bottles: Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Rosé. These reserve wines are sustainably and organically grown in New Zealand. Oh and the McBride Sisters are really blood sisters with a fascinating story! Read about it here.

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Black Bridal Bliss 2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Onion by Whitney Mero

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If you’re searching for a sexy beach coverup to rock on your honeymoon, bachelorette trip or baecation, look no further than this breathtaking mesh halter dress from Onion by Whitney Mero! It retails for $150 and available for purchase in sizes 2-24. How fab would this piece be to rock over a bathing suit on the beach or by the pool or even solo for a steamy bridal boudoir photo shoot? Consider it for an unexpected bridal shower gift, too.

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Black Bridal Bliss 2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Ginger + Liz

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The One Extreme to the Other nail lacquer gift set ($33) from Ginger + Liz makes the perfect stocking stuffer, Secret Santa gift or fun present to treat yourself this holiday season. This festive trio includes: [Read more…]

BLACK BRIDAL BLISS 2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Mahogany Essence Brooms

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From the time I first learned about the rich history of jumping the broom, I knew I wanted to incorporate the beloved tradition into my own wedding. However while planning my 2013 nuptials, I found that the options are quite limited for brooms created with this purpose in mind. (The company that provided my wedding day broom has since gone out of business.)

Enter…Mahogany Essence! [Read more…]

Black Bridal Bliss 2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Harlem Candle Co.

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INSERT DRUMROLL HERE: Today is the first day of the Black Bridal Bliss 2016 Holiday Gift Guide! [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday Special – Shantrelle + Tony

Newlyweds Shantrelle + Tony Show the World That Black Love Matters!

Newlyweds Shantrelle + Tony Show the World That Black Love Matters!

Black Bridal Bliss became aware of today’s featured wedding via Facebook. In three words: It is everything. So much soul. So much love. Watch and enjoy! And then watch it again and forward it to your friends.
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The Road to Mrs. – Selecting a Wedding Location

Welcome Bride-to-Be Keisa and her fiance Vlad to the Black Bridal Bliss Family!

Our resident Bride-to-Be Keisa and her fiance Vlad invite Black Bridal Bliss to join them on their exciting wedding planning journey!

In my twenties, I wanted a lavish, David Tutera-esq wedding: 20 bridesmaids in matching bright dresses, a serenade from Eric Benet, tons of flowers in vibrant colors and 300+ guests to witness the event. Now, on the other side of 35, with a steady creep to 40, I do not want any parts of the aforementioned. Lavish? Meh. Eric Benet? Nope, I’ve booked my best friend’s brother, an up and coming singer in LA. 20 bridesmaids? Absolutely not. No way. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Remy Ma + Papoose

Papoose (left) and Remy Ma (right) have become #RelationshipGoals for so many of you! (We dig them too.)

Papoose (left) and Remy Ma (right) have become #RelationshipGoals for so many of you! (We dig them too.)

Triple B hearts these two. Enjoy their latest video filmed for BET! [Read more…]

*FLASHBACK* FINAL FRIDAYS WITH COUSIN MARS

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Triple B’s only male blogger shares the deets on what men think about proposing.

Okay, I have to admit this is a tough one. I may lose my Dude Card for this post, but HEY…this is for Triple B. Popping the big question takes a BIG pair (you know what I mean). Please understand that most men take the fiancee-to-be, her friends and family, his friends and family, and finances (depending on the dude, of course) into consideration prior to Popping the BIG QUESTION.

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The Road to Mrs. – 90 Day Fiancée

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She’s back! Check out this week’s installment of The Road to Mrs. with our resident bride-to-be, Keisa:

On most days, I’m unequivocally a Type A personality. I’m the organizer, the planner, the keeper of all things – that girl. However, when my fiancé asked me to describe my vision of my marriage proposal, I didn’t know what I wanted. [Read more…]

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

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Vote. (Please + thank you.)

Wedding Day Make-Up Tips & Tricks with Andrea Fairweather

Beauty boss Andrea Fairweather has worked with celebs like Tichina Arnold and Sean Combs, as well as, hundreds of brides!

Beauty boss Andrea Fairweather has worked with celebs like Tichina Arnold and Sean Combs, as well as, hundreds of brides!

What woman doesn’t want to look like the best version of herself on her wedding day? Exactly. Thus, we thought it was time to have celebrity make-up artist Andrea Fairweather of Fairweather Faces return to share with us her expert advice on how to do just that. Keep reading for Andrea’s pro tips and be sure to forward this link to your bridal party, too!

Black Bridal Bliss: Name three things brides should begin doing at least six months before their wedding?
Andrea Fairweather: *Increase daily water intake to hydrate skin and flush system. Ideally, try to drink half of your body weight in fluid ounces to see and feel the difference.

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The Road to Mrs. – Introducing Bride-to-Be, Keisa!

Welcome Bride-to-Be Keisa and her fiance Vlad to the Black Bridal Bliss Family!

Welcome Bride-to-Be Keisa and her fiance Vlad to the Black Bridal Bliss Family!

There’s a new bride-to-be joining the Black Bridal Bliss Family for our beloved Road to Mrs. blog! (WOO HOO) Keep reading to meet Keisa–and be sure to show her lots of Triple B love in the comments.

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Bride vs. Wife

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Me + My Mister at the Black Bridal Bliss 2015 Date Night Event in Charlotte

A couple of months back while having a heart-to-heart with my girlfriend Mo, she said something profound regarding marriage: [Read more…]

BRIDAL NEWS YOU CAN USE

R&B singer Tamia and retired NBA star Grant Hill have been married 17 years!

R&B singer Tamia and retired NBA star Grant Hill have been married 17 years!

We posted the above pics of Tamia + Grant Hill on Instagram for #ThrowbackThursday and the (Internet) crowd went wild! This positive feedback supports the Triple B mantra: Marriage > Wedding.

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Bridal Shower Bliss in Maryland!

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We all enjoy attending a great bridal shower, don’t we? Check out this memorable one for then bride-to-be, Lillian from the DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia) area. Then read our Q&A with Lillian herself about how the fun–and emotional–day came together.

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Courtney + Chris

Meet the Bratleys!

Meet the Bratleys!

We stumbled upon today’s featured video trailer online while finishing up research for another story and discovered a gem. It had to be shared here on Black Bridal Bliss! Courtney and Chris are a couple with [Read more…]

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