TRIPLE B EVENT ALERT: Cupcakes, Cocktails & Conversation Goes to D.C.!


You’ve been saving the date and today we’re officially announcing the awesome news! The Cupcakes, Cocktails & Conversation is heading to Washington, D.C. This fun event takes place on Sunday, November 8th from 2:30P-6P at the lovely Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inn. Pastry delights will be in abundance from Mimi’s Mocha Treats (yummy!) and we’ll ensure that the cocktails are flowing all afternoon. Oh and there’s more…
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Marriage Matters Monday – MUST-SEE VIDEO!


The below video has gone viral in the last week and for good reason. The featured couple has been trying to conceive for years and have had to endure one disappointment after another. After 4 miscarriages and a stillborn birth, they had given up on the idea of having biological babies of their own but…

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Say What? Nearly One Third Of Couples Pay For Their Wedding With Credit

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Triple B friend and former Road to Mrs. blogger Charli Penn wrote an article that offers staggering statistics about weddings and specifically how many modern couples pay for weddings. Get this folks, a whopping 57 percent of couples borrow money from a credit card or financial institution to finance their wedding! And there are more depressing finds: [Read more…]


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That’s right, folks. is heading down to the Nation’s Capital for a fun event on Sunday, November 8, 2015 that isn’t to be missed! More details will be shared very soon but in the meantime, tell everyone you know in the DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia) area to

Marriage Matters Monday – The Obamas…Caption It!

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On the evening of Friday, September 25, President and First Lady Obama stunned at the China State Dinner at The White House and basically broke the Internet when these images surfaced. Talk about images being worth a thousand words…Sheesh.

Leave a comment with how you would caption both pics. Annnnnnnnnd go! [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday Flashback – Akida + Ken

2011 FLASHBACK: The Neelys said "I Do" in the "City of Brotherly Love"!

2011 FLASHBACK: The Neelys said “I Do” in the “City of Brotherly Love”!

This feature is extra-special for Triple B (well, every Tie the Knot Tuesday wedding is but…) because of the sense of community it displays. Bride Akida was honest about not having an active relationship with her biological father and therefore opted to be escorted down the aisle by her longtime swim coach and mentor, Jim Ellis. “I attended college on a swim scholarship largely because of him,” she shared. Ellis is the same swim coach that the film Pride was based on (actor Terrance Howard played him in the movie). It takes a village. Remember, Triple is is bigger than weddings. Enjoy today’s  [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – B. Smith + Dan Gasby

Power Couple Through the Fire: Married for over 20 years, B. Smith and husband Dan Gasby are using an unfortunate circumstance to help others

Power Couple Through the Fire: Married for over 20 years, B. Smith and husband Dan Gasby are using an unfortunate circumstance to help others.

If you ever wondered what “…in sickness and in health” meant, please watch this video featuring married couple B. Smith and Dan Gasby. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Fab New Hair Resource

Curl Crushin': From tight kinks to loose waves veteran hairstylist Gabrielle Corney shares her hair wisdom on YouTube!

Curl Crushin’: From tight kinks to loose waves veteran hairstylist Gabrielle Corney shares her hair wisdom on YouTube!

The world wide web is flooded with self-proclaimed hair experts (especially in the natural hair space) dishing out DIY advice to women like us. It is daunting, especially for planning brides who are already overwhelmed. I’d like to introduce you to Gabrielle Corney, a talented beautician who has been professionally styling hair for over two decades. In addition to working with celebrities like Brandy and Kandi Burruss, Corney is a creative consultant for the hair division of Carol’s Daughter. Check out her debut how-to video below; a perfect style option for you natural brides-to-be!

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Marriage Matters Monday – Newlyweds Gabrielle & D. Wade’s Wedding Video Trailer

The Wade Wedding was sentimental, funny and filled with loads of "wedspiration"!

The Wade Wedding was sentimental, funny and filled with loads of “wedspiration”. Don’t believe us? Just watch!

Here’s the long and short of it: This wedding video rocks. In conjunction with their first wedding anniversary, The Wades released a highlight reel of sorts to the public from their wedding day. Watch, enjoy and comment with your thoughts! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Healthy (and flavorful) New Recipe

Dinner is Served: Linnyette's Shrimp & Sauteed Spinach!

Dinner is Served: Linnyette’s Shrimp & Sauteed Spinach!

Admit it: Most of us have been successful in eating healthier but on those evenings when you get home from the office late or have to shuttle the kids around town to one of their upteen extra-curricular activities, the last thing you want to stress over is preparing a healthy meal for you and your family. This daunting task can of course applies to men and women. (My husband might be a better cook than me…Shhh, Don’t tell him I admitted that.) Ordering take-out or buying fast food often seems like the easier option in our time-starved lives. Well folks, keep reading! [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday FLASHBACK – Kelly & Bryan

Revisit Kelly + Bryan's frugal yet fab wedding!

Revisit Kelly + Bryan’s frugal yet fab wedding!

Even with the popularity of “wedspiration-friendly” platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, Triple B still gets lots of inquiries from engaged folks thirsty for ways to save money while planning their wedding — without sacrificing style. Allow us to re-introduce [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Stay in Your Lane

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Lots of awesome marriage advice is shared here on Black Bridal Bliss. All of it has come from people in seemingly happy and healthy marriages. However, I don’t have the time, energy or skill-set to get involved in anyone else’s marital affairs. 

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Pantora Mini

Pantora Mini debuts in Brooklyn, NY!

Pantora Mini debuts in Brooklyn, NY!

By now you’re hopefully familiar with Pantora Bridal, the chic Brooklyn, NY boutique specializing in stylish bridal and eveningwear fashion. Pantora creations have appeared on popular reality television shows and outfitted blushing brides and bridal parties from Bed-Stuy to Australia. Pantora designs are noted for a unique mix of modern textile and classic silhouettes, all with a glamorous edge. Now, owner and designer Andrea Pitter has expanded. The Fashion Institute of Technology graduate recently opened a second shop right across the street for children called, Pantora Mini

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Tie the Knot Tuesday: MUST-SEE Surprise Wedding Video

SURPRISE: We're Getting Married Today!

SURPRISE: We’re Getting Married Today!

Certain wedding trailers force even the biggest cynics stop and smile. This video, created by Eric Blanks Media, is one of them. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – In Sickness & In Health

Love Rules: Tracy and Megan are in newlywed bliss

Love Rules: Tracy and Megan are in newlywed bliss

Comedic actor Tracy Morgan tied the knot with longtime fiancee Megan Wollover in an intimate ceremony yesterday! [Read more…]

Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge! (SPONSORED POST)

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Are you searching for an unforgettable last-minute summer getaway? Well, our
friends at Black Enterprise have a treat for you this Labor Day Weekend. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Why Are You Getting Married?

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Marriage Matters Monday: Don’t Forget to Have FUN!

A Couple That Laughs Together? Alicia Keys + Swizz Beatz Horsing Around

A Couple That Laughs Together? Alicia Keys + Swizz Beatz Horsing Around

We’re smitten with this photo spotted on the Instagram page of singer Alicia Keys! Keys and her super-producer husband Swizz Beatz recently celebrated five years of marriage. As always, it is never a good idea to look at someone else’s relationship from the outside [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Personalized Cutting Boards


I’m a sucker for most things personalized. These days, I’m also a sucker for home furnishings. I’ve learned that style goes far beyond clothes. Enter this fab cutting board (pictured above) from Heirloom!

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Go Fund Me Accounts for Weddings?

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It has recently come to the attention of the Triple B team that some couples are actually establishing GoFundMe accounts to pay for their weddings. This is not including couples who are ill and/or recently experienced an unfortunate life-changing disaster like a fire or car accident. Just your regular Jane and Joe asking friends, family or even total strangers to help them pay for their nuptials (and in some cases honeymoons, too.)

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