Couple: Nicole and Leonard
Wedding Date: July 19, 2014
Wedding and Reception Location: Hotel Seven 4 One, Laguna Beach, CA
Wedding Theme: Romantic Chic
Couple: Nicole and Leonard
Los Angeles-based fashion designer Love Collins has been designing stylish pieces for the discerning woman for nearly a decade. “I began designing under my own label professionally, full-time in 2005,” the newlywed explains. A graduate of Howard University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, her first major break designing under the Love Collins Custom Clothier umbrella was actually a bridal job for Kimberly Chandler, wife of NBA player Tyson Chandler, currently a center for the Dallas Mavericks. “I designed the wedding gown for Kimberly and every item the bridal party wore — over 20 people!” recalls Collins. [Read more...]
In August, I attended the Carolee Fall/Holiday Press Preview. Carolee is one of my go-to resources for stylish fashion jewelry for formal or semi-formal occasions. In fact my bridesmaids even wore earrings and bracelets from Carolee during my Charlotte wedding last year. It was one of my gifts to them. However at their recent press preview, it wasn’t the “bling” I went home thinking about. I was most smitten by the new Word Play bangles. They too make excellent bridesmaids gifts and are so fun for stacking. [Read more...]
Although the average couple takes 14 months to plan their nuptials, a wedding — a fun and stylish one at that — can be planned in less than a year. Don’t think that’s possible? Think again. An increasing amount of brides and grooms are doing it and the W Austin “Why Wait?” package is a prime example of how. The Why What? package is available for weddings booked and consumed before December 31, 2014. It includes a three-course meal, two passed hor d’oeuvres, rental set-up charges, one night stay in the honeymoon suite (and more) for up to 100 guests for just under $10,000. Triple B tapped Kristin Crawford (Director of Catering & Events Management at W Austin) and Lisa Pritchett (Catering Manager for Weddings at W Austin) to get expert tips on how any couple can realistically plan a wedding anywhere in six months or less. [Read more...]
If you’re considering a destination wedding on the island of St. Lucia, chances are your venue of choice will have an in-house coordinator/planner of some sort. But, you’ll still want to add a bit of your own flavor. Below are the expert vendors Triple B discovered at the recent LoveElevated Wedding Symposium that will help make your special day in St. Lucia even more special. [Read more...]
Once you’ve decided to say “I Do” on an island like St. Lucia, it would be easy to just sit back and have the same type of affair you would in your hometown, right? But the truth is, part of the reason you and your boo thang decided on destination nuptials in the first place is because you wanted both you and your guests to experience something different than what you can offer in your own neck of the woods. So while in town for the LoveElevated Symposium, Triple B got the inside scoop on five easy ways to insert some local flavor into your St. Lucian wedding! (Your guests will thank you.) [Read more...]
Sometimes a picture truly is worth a thousand words. Husband and wife photography duo Art Photo Soul shot this moving image and it was shared on the Triple B Instagram account yesterday. Since the feedback was so positive it is being shared here on the blog, too. What thoughts or memories does this picture evoke for you? Share in the comments!
P.S. – Coverage the LoveElevated Wedding Symposium in St. Lucia will continue tomorrow.
Picture perfect postcard views at every turn? Scrumptious, freshly prepared cuisine? Most importantly being welcomed by the warm and friendly people who call this island home? Why wouldn’t BlackBridalBliss.com accept an invitation to attend the 2nd Annual LoveElevated Wedding Symposium in St. Lucia? This week, you’ll get an insider “highlight reel” of the awesome trip. Today Triple B is rounding up six top venues for an unforgettable wedding on the beautiful island of St. Lucia. Please note that I personally visited each of these venues so if they made this list, it is for good reason. Here are my picks of properties anyone toying with the idea of a destination wedding in St. Lucia should consider: [Read more...]