15 Minutes With…Event Planner Ebony Small

BlackBridalBliss.com's 15 Minutes With Presents...Ebony Small!

BlackBridalBliss.com’s 15 Minutes With Presents…Wedding Planner Ebony Small!

Company Name
Longevity Wedding Consultants, Inc.

NYC [Read more…]

We’ll Be Right Back!

Tie the Knot Tuesday Couple Seti + Harry!

Tie the Knot Tuesday Couple Seti + Harry!

Howdy! There wasn’t a new post on Triple B yesterday and there won’t be one today or tomorrow either. Folks, I’m tired. Really tired. [Read more…]

Fashion Friday – White Hot Looks from Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Newlywed and new mom Kelly Rowland stuns in a white lace short ensemble at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

Newlywed and new mom Kelly Rowland stuns in a white lace short ensemble at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

On Thursday, February 19, 2015, ESSENCE presented their 8th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The star-studded soiree was hosted Oprah Winfrey, Common and John Legend serenaded the crowd and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o presented awards. One undeniable theme of this incredible afternoon on the fashion front? White was the (non) color of the day — from the milkiest of tones to very pale blush hues! Here’s a round up of Triple B faves that happen to be perfect inspiration for your upcoming engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding farewell brunches and more. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: The One Thing I’m Glad We Did For Our Wedding

Me and the hubby minutes after getting hitched.

Me and the hubby minutes after getting hitched.

Valentine’s Day marks an unofficial end of “engagement season” for the wedding industry and as of last weekend there are a lot more newly engaged folks checking out Triple B. Welcome!

I technically had two weddings. No, I didn’t deplete my 401K for this. In fact, both ceremonies combined cost less than the national average for weddings. Full disclosure: My husband and I were extremely fortunate to receive many perks during planning as a result of me being a bridal blogger. And we had a lot of financial help from family. But still, we were tempted to go over our set budget several times. We got plenty of practice flexing those sacrifice and compromise muscles during our planning process and good thing we did because those muscles are needed quite a bit during marriage.

The reason I have no regrets – even when I have to make a dollar stretch more than I’m used to as a new wife? Keep reading… [Read more…]

Top 5 Triple B Marriage Matters Posts

The Hodges are one featured couple helping Triple B walk down Marriage Matters Memory Lane!

The Hodges are one featured couple helping Triple B walk down Marriage Matters Memory Lane!

Since most of you are catching up on housework or sneaking into those President’s Day sales, we’re taking a look at some of the most memorable Marriage Matters posts on BlackBridalBliss.com. Enjoy this trip down memory lane… [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Cool Cocktail Idea!

Spice is Nice

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many will be seeking a new sexy cocktail to enjoy with their partner, with friends or even solo. Deets on the above cocktail [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Danielle and Antijuan

Jump for Love! Danielle and Antijuan say I Do in Sunny Jamaica

Couple: Danielle and Antijuan
Wedding Date: August 22, 2014
Wedding + Reception Location: The Rockhouse; Negril, Jamaica (West Indies)
Wedding Theme: Our Night of Forever [Read more…]

Triple B 2015 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Looking to give — or receive — something beyond roses, chocolates and teddy bears this Valentine’s Day? We thought you might be so we rounded up 10 of our must-have items or experiences. Check out our hand-picked Valentine’s Day Gift Picks beyond the predictable items of the season…Enjoy! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Finance Bar

The Finance Bar is Bringing Smart Money Management to You

The first Wednesday of the month here at Black Bridal Bliss is all about highlighting ways to get the most bang for your buck — especially helpful information when you’re planning a wedding or a newlywed. This month’s fun financial find is The Finance Bar! [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Leah and Brandon (Part II)

A Couple That Prays Together...Meet Leah + Brandon (and watch their touching wedding trailer!)

New York newlyweds Leah and Brandon received such positive feedback from their Tie the Knot Tuesday feature last week that it was only right to share the couple’s heartwarming wedding highlight video this week. There’s plenty to smile about in this video: [Read more…]


More exciting news for Triple B! We are collaborating with Your Hidden Treasure, Inc. for a very special partnership. The inaugural Bride-To-Be Vision Board Workshop will take place on March 1, 2015 in Queens, New York. [Read more…]

15 Minutes With…Event Designer Sugar Taylor

Sugar Taylor of Taylor and Hov Planning + Design

Company Name
Taylor and Hov Event Planning + Design (Sugar’s entire team consists of herself and business partner, Nar, three event planners; Elena, Anna and Danielle, a creative assistant Bisola, and florist Erin.)

Washington, D.C. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Newlywed Cookbook

Let’s get a something out of the way: It should not be assumed that women are the primary cooks in their relationships. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, The Newlywed Cookbook (St. Martin’s Griffin) is a cute little find for a just married couple — the bride or the groom — and here’s why: [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Leah and Brandon

A Couple That Laughs Together...Triple B Presents Leah + Brandon

Couple: Leah and Brandon
Wedding Date: August 22, 2014
Wedding + Reception Location: The Church of God of East New York, Brooklyn, NY (ceremony) and The Inn at New Hyde Park, Long Island, NY (reception)
Wedding Theme: Two Hearts, One Love
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In the News: Houston Woman Marries Herself!

The happy bride flanked by her bridesmaids in Houston.

The World Wide Web is buzzin’ about Yasmin Eleby, the 40 year-old Houston woman who recently married herself. That’s right folks, there was no spouse. [Read more…]

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…]

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