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…]

Fashion Friday: Black Bridal Bliss Styled Shoot with Tonya Rapley

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What a treat we have for you today: The very first Black Bridal Bliss Styled Beauty Shoot! We collaborated with some of the most talented creative professionals in the biz to produce this photo shoot and the results are gawjus! Here’s how this all came together: [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: #FOREVERDUNCAN

SURPRISE: #ForeverDuncan Broke the Internet!

SURPRISE: #ForeverDuncan Broke the Internet!

If you follow Black Bridal Bliss on Instagram (You are following Triple B on IG, right??!), then you already know how I feel about #ForeverDuncan. But just in case you missed it, here’s a snapshot of the proposal and surprise wedding that had the World Wide Web collectively swooning.  [Read more…]

Anniversary Bliss: The Obamas Celebrate 24 Years of Marriage!

It's Our Anniversary: Flotus & Potus on their wedding day, 1992.

It’s Our Anniversary: Flotus & Potus on their wedding day, 1992.

To celebrate the 24th wedding anniversary of Barack + Michelle Obama, who happen to be one of our fave couples ‘round these parts, we’ve compiled eight of the most memorable photos from their time in office that is sadly coming to a close. Enjoy!

By the way, in case you need a reason to know why we count these two as one of our fave couples (but, why?!), see the quote from First Lady Obama below the photos. [Read more…]

Engagement Bliss: Beyonce Dancer Receives On-Stage Proposal!

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She Said Yes: He put a ring on it!

Your fiancé proposes to you on bended knee onstage (!) at a Beyoncé concert during a performance of Single Ladies in front of a packed St. Louis crowd. The proposal goes viral and is shared on social media thousands of times over leading everyone from major news outlets to suburban stay-at-home moms fawning over you and your beloved and releasing a collective, “Aww!” [Read more…]

Must-See City Hall Wedding!

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This San Francisco City Hall wedding, initially featured on Pop Sugar, is getting so much buzz on Instagram and Facebook that we had to share it here, too. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Five Reasons to Consider a Couple’s Getaway to Mount Airy Casino & Resort

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A Behind the Scenes Look into Mount Airy Casino & Resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania

It happened. We’re somehow in the second week of August and you haven’t taken nary a vacation. Or, you actually managed to get a vacay in but still feel like another quick jaunt is necessary before fall begins and the carefree spirit of summer departs. Those in the NYC tri-state area might consider a stay at Mount Airy Casino & Resort.

Black Bridal Bliss was invited to visit the Mount Airy Casino & Resort earlier this summer. We were admittedly skeptical. [Read more…]

How to Enjoy Your Bridal Bliss!

We've got tips to ensure you make it to your big day with less stress.

We’ve got tips to ensure you make it to your big day with less stress.

The hubby and I have friends who recently tied the knot in St. Lucia. I was texting with the bride a few weeks before their wedding when she shared the sentiments below:

“We are so excited but nervous at the same time. Let me know if you have any tips for staying calm [before] the big day.”

I had to share those tips here too because this is undoubtedly the way most engaged couples feel leading up to their wedding day. Here are Triple B’s top five tips for maintaining your bridal bliss as you prepare for your nuptials: [Read more…]

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