Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Say It With Polish

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I discovered Say It With Polish via Instagram and have been smitten ever since. [Read more…]

Join us for a fun Twitter Chat!

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Hola! Join Black Bridal Bliss on Twitter for a fun and informative chat on all thing wedding/bridal hair. This pow-wow is being hosted by ONYC Hair; and they’re offering a cool discount on their products for select participants. (See above flyer for deets.) We’re starting at 12:30PM ET so don’t miss out.

Chat soon!

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Debbie Allen Never Lost It!

And They're Still Together... Debbie Allen and husband Norm Nixon with baby in tow.

And They’re Still Together… Debbie Allen and husband Norm Nixon with baby in tow.

Earlier this week the below video of choreographer/actress/director Debbie Allen and her husband, retired NBA player Norm Nixon, celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary went viral. The couple have three children, countless professional accolades and a whole lotta love between them. Don’t believe me, just watch! [Read more…]

Black Bridal Bliss in the Press

Actress and budding activist Amandla Stenberg shows off a bold summer wedding ready ensemble.

Actress and budding activist Amandla Stenberg shows off a bold summer wedding ready ensemble.

Black Bridal Bliss was recently tapped by Teen Vogue for expert wedding dressing tips. We’re pretty darn excited about it. Check out the piece [Read more…]

My Amazing (and BLISSFUL) Moment *SPONSORED POST*

Us...A couple of hours before getting engaged.

Us…A couple of hours before getting engaged.

September 15, 2012. I will never forget that date. It is the day my now husband proposed. It was a beautiful late summer afternoon. The temperature was in the mid-80s. Warm but not too hot. He requested I wear a dress. I obliged and rocked some heels for good measure too. We got an early start and headed to one of my favorite NYC chill spots, Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan. We took pictures of each other, asked strangers to take pictures of us together, took pics of the gorgeous scenery, flirted, kissed, laughed and just enjoyed each other.

In hindsight, he must have been drowning in anxiety knowing what he was planning to do later in the day. [Read more…]

If Mama Ain’t Happy…with CANDACE MONTGOMERY

Beach babes: The Montgomery Family surround Candace on vacay in Turks and Caicos.

Beach babes: The Montgomery Family surround Candace on vacay in Turks and Caicos.

The Black Bridal Bliss feature If Mama Ain’t Happy is bi-zack! This month we’re chatting with New York City event marketing director and blogger, Candace Montgomery. If Mama Ain’t Happy… is our series of intimate conversations with married mothers who are juggling the roles of wife and mom. This is where real mothers and wives can celebrate, inspire and encourage each other. Enjoy and remember to leave a comment!

Name: Candace Montgomery

Wedding Date: September 7, 2002

Husband: Kenneth Montgomery

Children: Stone, 12, Jade, 9 and Jett, 6

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You Oughta Know – Uncommon Goods (SPONSORED POST)

Family Vintage Wine Box, $179

Family Vintage Wine Box, $179

As more couples wed later in life, it becomes increasingly challenging to know what to purchase engaged and newlywed folks for gifts. From engagement parties to bridal showers to housewarmings, the standby set of towels or pots just isn’t practical for most 30-something couples who have likely been living on their own for a considerable amount of time and in many cases have already been living together. This is one of the reasons Uncommon Goods is so bomb!

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Father’s Day Special – Confessions of Dad-to-Be, Anslem Rocque

Knock, knock: Anslem hangs out with wife Starrene's belly.

Knock, knock: Anslem hangs out with wife Starrene’s belly.

While many dismiss Father’s Day as another lame form of societal pressure to spend money, we like using this time to celebrate something we’re extremely passionate about here: Family. Rather than featuring a gift guide, Black Bridal Bliss convinced first-time father-to-be Anslem Rocque to open up about life since learning he would be a parent. Anslem is no stranger to Triple B, we’ve showcased both his engagement session and wedding. Now, there’s a Lil’ Rocque on the way! Keep reading for an honest take from a real husband on protecting his pregnant wife, leaning on his circle of male friends and keeping the good stuff about his family off social media.   [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Family Business

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I recently noticed the above meme via @MarriageAnonymous on Instagram. Kinda profound I thought and put it in save.

Fast forward to last weekend. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – ALL Black Love Rocks!

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Nearlyweds Mzznaki and Kojo, all boo’d up!


 

ATTENTION, ATTENTION! BREAKING NEWS!: ALL Black love rocks. That’s right. This bears repeating. All Black Love rocks. That means Black love rocks when the bride is plus-size. Yes indeed, it does. [Read more…]

Five Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding (and Honeymoon!)

Seti and Harry Share I Dos in a Modern Southern Affair

Seti and Harry Shared I Dos in a Modern Southern Affair! Follow our tips to enjoy your own big day without money stress.

We’ve covered this topic in various ways on several occasions but without fail it comes up with countless brides-to-be every engagement season: How can I cut costs for my wedding? So, here’s our latest list for all your frugal nearlyweds. Happy Saving! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Stephen Curry Makes Touching Tribute to Wife Ayesha

Husband + wife duo Ayesha and Stephen Curry prove they're teammates in life.

Husband + wife duo Ayesha and Stephen Curry prove they’re teammates in life.

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry became the NBA’s first unanimous Most Valuable Player on Tuesday. Big freakin’ deal. But what does this have to do with love and marriage? The all-star spent most of his acceptance speech emotionally thanking his wife, Ayesha. [Read more…]

Mother’s Day Special – If Mama Ain’t Happy…with Cleo Dujon

Circle of Love: Our featured mom Cleo surrounded by her family

Circle of Love: Cleo surrounded by her husband Lyncoln (right), son Mahki and daughter Madison

Welcome to the first Black Bridal Bliss feature: If Mama Ain’t Happy Mother’s Day Weekend is the perfect time to debut our series of intimate conversations with married mothers who are juggling the roles of wife and mom. This will be a space where real mothers and wives can celebrate, inspire and encourage each other. We couldn’t think of a better person to launch this fun feature than our first Tie the Knot Tuesday bride, Cleo. Enjoy and be sure to leave a comment. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Met Gala 2016 Recap

Love in the Club: Solange + Alan

Love in the Club: Solange + Alan

On Monday evening, some of the most celebrated talents in the worlds of fashion, music, film, sports and more gathered in New York City for a super-duper party also known as the Met Gala. The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the hottest tickets in town. This year’s Met Gala theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. Find out what looks were most memorable for Triple B and why!

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Destination Mississippi?

Think a dreamy beach wedding has to happen in the Caribbean? Think again!

Think a dreamy beach wedding has to happen in the Caribbean? Think again!

Those of you who follow Triple B regularly on Instagram are familiar with our daily “Morning Muse” posts. We recently highlighted the above pic and had to share it here on the blog too. The lovely bride Zondra tagged us on this pic and to our surprise shared that the image was captured in…wait for itMississippi! (Yeah, shocked us too.) [Read more…]

Ayesha Curry on New Cookbook, Romantic Date Nights & Those Shady Memes

Ayesha opens up to Black Bridal Bliss founder Bridgette!

Ayesha opens up to Black Bridal Bliss founder Bridgette!

I had the pleasure of interviewing half of one of Triple B’s fave couples, Ayesha Curry. During our chat, we discovered we both attended the wedding and Jada and Chris Paul (although she and husband Stephen were there as real guests of course and I was working) and she even dished on her oldest daughter Riley’s favorite food — you’ll have to pick up her cookbook in September to find out though. In the meantime, keep reading for a fun interview including her go-to romantic meal to cook for hubby Steph and her candid take on those shady memes!  [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Did you watch #Lemonade?

The Carters: Mama Beyonce, Papa Jay and Baby Blue Ivy celebrating her first birthday!

The Carters: Mama Beyonce, Papa Jay and Baby Blue Ivy celebrating her first birthday!

Everyone is talking about it. Beyonce‘s hour-long Lemonade debut on HBO Saturday night still has the Internet buzzing. Rather than speculate about whether or not the Grammy-winning singer’s new album gave us a snapshot into her own marriage (we’ll never really know) or her mama’s former marriage to her father (still, we won’t know anytime soon), let’s use this platform to further explore some of the important topics Lemonade addresses that at some point in time touch most if not all Black women. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Five Reasons You Should Attend Our Wedding Workshop on April 30th

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Be honest: You’re still on the fence about attending our wedding planning workshop on April 30th. Well, here are five reasons you should stop playing and purchase your ticket…today. [Read more…]

Celebrity Wedding News: Grace Gealy & Trai Byers are Married!

Just Married: Grace + Trai of Empire fame!

Just Married: Grace + Trai of Empire fame!

They’re hitched! Empire co-stars Grace Gealy and Trai Byers who play (Anika Calhoun aka Boo Boo Kitty to real fans of the show and Andre Lyons respectively) have tied the knot. The gorgeous couple have been engaged since last year and now they’ve made their union official. The screen stars became husband and wife in an intimate affair on the breathtaking island of Grand Cayman. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: A Case of the Bridesmaid Blues

Where My Girls At? Blissful bride Alexis Stoudemire flanked by her beautiful bridal party.

#BridesmaidGoals Blissful bride Alexis Stoudemire flanked by her beautiful bridal party.

It has been a minute since we covered bridesmaids on Triple B, so I thought today was a great time to revisit them. Okay, lemme come clean: I recently uncovered a vent from a bridesmaid on social media and had to discuss it with you all. Said bridesmaid, let’s call her Tara, is having a major dilemma due to her engaged friend’s requests for her wedding. Tara is presently one of six bridesmaids and she’s watching her coins like a hawk to get in better financial health. She and the bride-to-be are distant friends from high school. The bride’s requests include:

  • Paying for a ~$350 bridesmaid dress (before alterations)
  • Paying for a catered bridal shower that will host ~100 guests
  • Paying for bridal shower favors at $40 per guest

Whuuuut?! [Read more…]

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