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…]

Black Bridal Bliss Presents: How to Save Money for Your Wedding Day Workshop

BlackBridalBliss.com's How to Save Money on Your Wedding Day Workshop, NY April 30, 2016

April is Financial Literacy Month so BlackBridalBliss.com is helping YOU save
money on YOUR wedding day! [Read more…]

SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 30TH – NYC!

APRIL 30TH 2016 SAVE THE DATE TRIPLE B WEDDING WORKSHOP
Listen up, BlackBridalBliss.com is hosting a Wedding Planning Workshop on Saturday, April 30th in NYC. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Our Journey Journal

Capture precious marriage moments, stylishly.

Capture precious marriage moments, stylishly.

I discovered Our Journey Journal from Aisle Always Love on Instagram and thought it was a novel gift idea. (I’m a sucker for a cute journal.) I put it in save and said, I’ll order one for the hubby and me later. “Later” never came. But recently while visiting my mom, I had the opportunity to read my deceased father‘s very last journal before he passed. To say it was numbing is an understatement. [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday THROWBACK – 10 Pics That Made Us Go Aww!

Join the Forresters in Grenada for a breathtaking beach affair!

Remember this? Beach Bliss with The Forresters in Grenada!

Howdy! It might seem hard to believe but we have not abandoned Tie the Knot Tuesday. There’s been a bunch of housekeeping and technical matters taking place behind the scenes here at Black Bridal Bliss and very soon you’ll understand the need for this hiatus. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up our top ten aww-inducing Tie the Knot Tuesday images for a fun trip down memory lane. Remember, #BlackLoveMatters and images are far more powerful than we realize. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – A Couple That Graduates Together…

Power Couple Mario + Nitra with son Myles

Power Couple Mario + Nitra with son MJ

Well, maybe not all the time. But they sure do inspire us here at Black Bridal Bliss! The above image of 26-year-old Nitra, 28-year-old Mario and their 5-year-old son MJ went viral on Facebook earlier this month. This moving caption accompanied the pic:

Mario: Masters of Special Education (May 7)

Nitra: Juris Doctor (May 21)

MJ: Kindergarten (May 23)

‪#‎MayGrads‬ ‪#‎AFamilyThatStudiesTogether‬

Read more about married power duo Mario and Nitra, and their adorable baby boy MJ below. We’re pretty sure you’ll be inspired too. [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Stop Wedding Shaming!

Get Yours! Having a wedding and owning a home are not mutually exclusive.

Get Yours! Having a wedding and owning a home are not mutually exclusive.

 

I’ve been hearing an increasing amount of chatter surrounding how weddings are a complete waste of money and in lieu of them couples should buy a house, or pay off their student loans or splurge on a fancier honeymoon. I get it. Really I do. But many couples — yes even Black ones — who are preparing to tie the knot already own a home, do not have student loans and have traveled extensively prior to getting hitched. The whole “just elope/do a destination wedding” [Read more…]

On Our Radar: Xotica Hair

Xotica Hair is Giving Natural Hair Brides Options

Xotica Hair is Giving Natural Hair Brides Options

Every bride wants to ensure her hair is ca-yute on her wedding day! Whether she’s relaxed, natural, transitioning or rocks her hair bra-strap length long or super-short — picture-perfect tresses are a must. Style options for natural hair and transitioning brides have been quite limited until recently. The latest resource on the Black Bridal Bliss radar for naturalistas preparing to say I Do is Xotica Hair. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Triple B’s Fave Celeb Married Couples

Boho Bliss: Alan + Solange sipp their bubbly in style.

Boho Bliss: Alan + Solange sip their bubbly in style.

Praising celebrity relationships on a regular basis is not something Black Bridal Bliss condones. It is a slippery slope that can be dangerous since every marriage contains nuances only the two people who said “I Do” to each other are fully aware of. Still we thought it would fun — and it was! — to round up a list of well-known married folks who seemingly have a healthy and happy union. Triple B jumps at the opportunity to celebrate Black women in love. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Mrs. Box

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Prettiful, right?

This week’s chosen pick, The Mrs. Box, is just plain pretty. We first spotted the company on Instagram. Ideal for a bridal shower or engagement party gift, the custom-dyed velvet boxes perfectly house your Mrs. bling (but I would proudly use them for earrings too) and make for great heirlooms. The bold hues just scream fun! They’re also a colorful addition to your wedding day obligatory “getting dressed” shots.

I’m also a sucker for personalization [Read more…]

Video Testimonial from a Newlywed – Bridal Vision Workshop

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We can show you better than we can tell you! Here’s a real-life testimonial from the lovely newlywed Pamela on her personal experience at our Bridal Vision Workshop. Watch for yourself: [Read more…]

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