Bridal Shower Bliss in Maryland!


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


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!


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!


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

Mount Airy Casino & Resort

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…]

Marriage Matters on a…Wednesday?!

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Marriage Matters is typically a Monday feature on Black Bridal Bliss. However, we’re mixing things up this week. There’s been a lot of chatter on social media regarding whether or not women, particularly wives, should or shouldn’t fix their partners plates at cookouts, Thanksgiving gatherings and such. Check out what our pal Charli Penn over at had to say about this debate:

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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


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!


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…]

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