Five Reasons Palm Desert, CA is Baecation Goals


Let’s face it: By February, most of us are over the blah weather and ready for sun and relaxation. Palm Desert is the prescription to rid any winter blues. Located approximately two hours by car from Los Angeles and about a 15 minute drive from the Palm Springs Airport, Palm Desert has long been a go-to destination for west coast snow birds and L.A. residents who desire a quick getaway. In recent years it has been introduced to a younger set via a little festival you might have heard of called Coachella.

Black Bridal Bliss was invited to visit the city so we jumped at the opportunity to learn more about this California gem. Here are our top five reasons why you and bae need to have Palm Desert on your radar too!

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SAVE THE DATE: We’re Heading to JAMAICA!

Black Bridal Bliss and Your Hidden Treasure, Inc. are heading to the island of JAMAICA!

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You’re Engaged? Great: Start Pre-Marital Counseling!

An oldie but goodie because the information is simply timeless. Since this post was initially shared, we discovered TherapyforBlackGirls.com. Check them out. Another therapist resource to have on your radar is RobinStone.com.

Congratulations! Your beloved popped the question or maybe you popped the question — hey, it is 2018 — and now you’re ready to begin planning your wedding…right? Not so fast. Before your mama prepares an engagement announcement for your hometown 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.

Seek PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Wanda & Marvin Celebrate 47 Years of Marriage!

Make It Last:

Talented photographer Amber Robinson of Images by Amber shared these images of her parents last week on social media and they are going viral — as they should. Even more beautiful than the pics are her accompanying caption. Amber also shared some fun facts  exclusively with Triple B about her parents like the fact that her mother’s sequins gown was scored at…Wait for it: Amazon! This entire feature is an example of the power of love and family. Enjoy!

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Bridal News You Can Use

Newlyweds Serena Williams + Alexia Ohanian with their adorable baby girl, Alexis.

The tennis G.O.A.T that is Serena Williams said I Do on Thursday at a celeb-filled New Orleans wedding. Read more about her Beauty & The Beast themed nuptials (and view additional awesome pics) here

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Bridal News You Can Use


The Obamas celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary
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Six Types of Brides – Must Watch Video!

Because you need a #WeddingWednesday laugh! Thanks again for sharing this hilarious jewel, Mondella.

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COMING SOON: Black Love Docuseries on OWN

Married for nine years, actors Tia Mowry and Cory Hardict are one of the couples featured in OWN’s Black Love docuseries.

A thoughtful spotlight on Black love and marriage featuring some of our fave couples coming to one of our favorite networks…created by a Black couple? Yes, please. We’re excited about this upcoming OWN docuseries! Here’s why:

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Anniversary Shoot with Jennifer + Timothy Bing

Jennifer and Timothy Bing recently celebrated 38 years of marriage with a very special photo shoot!

When this story came across our radar on Friday we could hardly wait to share it here on the blog. Get your tissue ready. [Read more…]

Bridal News You Can Use

Cottrell + Niles say I Do: Another memorable wedding planned by Summer McLane of My Simply Perfect Events

Be sure to read this thought-provoking article by Triple B friend Summer McLane on wedding industry diversity (or lack of it) here. [Read more…]

10 Things Not to Say to a Bride on Her Wedding Day

Some of these things might seems like no-brainers but…they unfortunately are not. Since we know you’re either planning your own nuptials or have a wedding or two to attend as a guest in the coming weeks, this list will come in handy.

And while we intentionally made these responses a little snarky, we want to stress that attending the wedding of a loved one is an honor. Regardless of whether the wedding meets your taste, respect the couple enough to allow them to enjoy their big day and the life-changing, monumental occasion as peacefully as possible.

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Bridal Party Squad Goals – A Must-See Video!

The Road to Mrs. – Great Times in MIA!

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Marriage Matters Monday: When Does He Meet the Kids?

On Friday, May 5, I had the pleasure of appearing on The Tom Joyner Morning Show as a special guest of Jacque Reid’s In Her Hour segment. (WOO HOO!) The topic was How Men Can Keep the Women in Their Lives Happy. This lively exchange covered how men in relationships balance their romantic partners along with their mothers, daughters, ex-wives and ex-girlfriends, “work wives”, sisters + more. We actually ran out of time because there was so much to discuss!

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Introducing Mahogany Essence Wedding Brooms!

Black Bridal Bliss Presents Mahogany Essence Brooms for Your Big Day!

Are you or a loved one preparing to jump the broom but still don’t have…wait for it…a broom? Well, Black Bridal Bliss is now your trusted wedding broom resource! We are the proud suppliers of Mahogany Essence Wedding Brooms and can ship one-of-a-kind brooms right to your front door. [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday: Ashleigh + Nathaniel


There’s so much to love about this wedding trailer: The infectious smiles of the Jamaican and Trinidadian couple, their beautiful chocolate skin glowing during the outdoor ceremony, the dancing and celebrating of their union by guests during the reception. But what is perhaps most memorable are the profound words from the officiant. Listen closely and enjoy! *Yamean Studios did an outstanding job, as always, with this video. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Five Fab Financial Experts You Should Know


I recently checked in with brides-to-be on Instagram about the things that were most challenging about planning their wedding. One of the number one responses was staying on budget. Here are five financial resources to help any bride learn to better manage her money in the days leading up to “I Do” and well after as well.

Triple B is bigger than weddings. We’re serious about providing trusted resources for and by Black brides well beyond their nuptials. because this undoubtedly helps to build stronger families and ultimately stronger communities. The five women you’re about to meet are driven, fly, funny, know their ish and perhaps most important: They’re not preachy. Each of them are helping me achieve my financial goals and I sincerely think they can help you and your family too. You’re welcome! [Read more…]

Triple B on the Scene in Connecticut!

Hola! Black Bridal Bliss is a special invited guest at tomorrow’s Bridal Salon at the posh Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel. We’re looking forward to experiencing the on-site fashion show filled with fabulous gowns, sip yummy cocktails and chat up all the excited planning brides in attendance. If you’re there, be sure to give us a shout!

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BLACK BRIDAL BLISS *GIVEAWAY*!

BREAKING NEWS: We’re gifting not one but two sets of tickets for tomorrow’s Couples Vision Board Party courtesy of my generous mother! Her only request is that [Read more…]

Couples Vision Board Party – February 12!


We’re so excited to announce the first Black Bridal Bliss event of 2017! Click the link below for further information about our Couples Vision Board Party and to purchase tickets. It all takes place at G’s Restaurant & Bar in Queens, NY and cupcakes will be provided by Sydney’s Sweets. Don’t delay; there’s an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for those who grab tix by February 3rd.

BLACK BRIDAL BLISS + YOUR HIDDEN TREASURE, INC. VISION BOARD PARTY

Forever My First Lady: Thank you, Michelle Obama

Today we were scheduled to post Mars versus Venus in the morning and The Road to Mrs. in the afternoon as we do here on Thursdays. The posts were written and ready to go. But then I woke up and realized that today is our First Lady‘s last official day at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. So, nah. We’re switching it up. (FYI: M v V will return next Thursday and The Rd. to Mrs. will post tomorrow.) Mrs. Obama is a significant reason Black Bridal Bliss even exists. Let me explain. [Read more…]

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