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…]
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…]
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…]
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!
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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.
Valentine’s Day 2016 falls on Sunday — the day after tomorrow for most of us. Since the vast majority of you have waited until the last minute to even think about a gift for your honey (admit it) and are also trying to keep your finances in check, we figured a traditional Valentine’s Day Gift Guide just wouldn’t do. Check out our round-up of five thoughtful, unpredictable and fun gift ideas that won’t break the bank. Enjoy and you’re welcome! [Read more…]
Guess what? Today, Thumbtack released their 2016 Wedding Trends Report — the largest survey of U.S. couples getting married this year. The company receives more than 320,000 personalized requests for wedding services each year. This 2016 study reveals some interesting findings. Take a look of the highlights and use some of this valuable research to help you plan your own wedding!
Red carpet season 2016 is officially here! Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards was full of bridal inspiration as sleek white gowns and ultra-feminine silhouettes dominated the carpet. The evening was also chockful of wedspiration for the fellas (Hey, they want to look sharp on their big day too, right Cousin Mars?). Here are my faves:
WHAT: A Bridal Piece caters to discerning brides in search of stylish and elegant headpieces to wear on their wedding day. [Read more…]
I’ll admit when I first learned that Pantone selected Rose Quartz and Serenity as the 2016 colors of the year I was skeptical. Why two? And why pastels? Generally, I prefer to rock bright bold hues. Pastels typically make me think of Easter eggs. But the soothing, serene hues grew on me and now I’m eager to see how next year’s brides incorporate them into their wedding day and beyond! Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman explains, “Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” I’m definitely looking forward to more order and peace in 2016. Here are a few of my personal style ideas in Rose Quartz and Serenity to get your juices flowing: [Read more…]
Ladies and gentlemen, the Black Bridal Bliss Cupcakes, Cocktails & Conversation in Washington, D.C. was a bona fide hit! On November 8, 2015, beautiful people made their way to the historic Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inn in Dupont Circle for sexy signature craft cocktails from Stir D.C. and yummy pastries from Mimi’s Mocha Treats. The equally fun and informative conversation which covered a wide range of topics from blended families to relationship social media boundaries with our all-male panel of married men was moderated by the lovely Cori Murray of ESSENCE Magazine. Each guest was also gifted with a copy of the November 2015 issue of ESSENCE. However, I can show you better than I can tell you. Take a look at these pictures to get a glimpse of Cupcakes, Cocktails & Conversation for yourself. [Read more…]
Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Should Couples Pick and Choose Which Children are Invited to Their Wedding?
Hola! I recently discovered an intriguing article over at MadameNoir.com as it was getting quite a bit of buzz on Facebook. Said article weighed the pros an cons of have an adult-only wedding while allowing select children to attend. It caused a bona fide fury both on the blog and on popular social media platforms. Thus, I really want to know where the Triple B family stands on this. Take a read [Read more…]
Admit it: Most of us have been successful in eating healthier but on those evenings when you get home from the office late or have to shuttle the kids around town to one of their upteen extra-curricular activities, the last thing you want to stress over is preparing a healthy meal for you and your family. This daunting task can of course applies to men and women. (My husband might be a better cook than me…Shhh, Don’t tell him I admitted that.) Ordering take-out or buying fast food often seems like the easier option in our time-starved lives. Well folks, keep reading! [Read more…]
By now you’re hopefully familiar with Pantora Bridal, the chic Brooklyn, NY boutique specializing in stylish bridal and eveningwear fashion. Pantora creations have appeared on popular reality television shows and outfitted blushing brides and bridal parties from Bed-Stuy to Australia. Pantora designs are noted for a unique mix of modern textile and classic silhouettes, all with a glamorous edge. Now, owner and designer Andrea Pitter has expanded. The Fashion Institute of Technology graduate recently opened a second shop right across the street for children called, Pantora Mini!