Last month Black Bridal Bliss had the pleasure of spending a fun weekend at the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Saybrook, Connecticut. Located between the Long Island Sound and Connecticut River, the quaint, family owned and run, green-friendly property is just about a two and a half hour drive from midtown-Manhattan and filled with rich history. Here are five more exciting reasons we accepted the invitation to experience Saybrook Point Inn & Spa! [Read more…]
I once assumed The Berkshires were reserved for those that “summered” in New England. Um for the record, my family did not and we still don’t. In a nutshell, Massachusetts just didn’t seem like a desirable location for a destination wedding, honeymoon, romantic jaunt or even a quick girlfriend’s getaway like the Caribbean, Charleston or Las Vegas. Honestly, I think I was intimidated by the exclusive reputation of the area.
Fast forward to earlier this year when Black Bridal Bliss was invited to spend a weekend in The Berkshires. My perception of this historic western Massachusetts town has pleasantly evolved. Just under a two hour drive from midtown Manhattan — making it an ideal minimoon destination for NYC couples — it is an inviting escape from the hustle and bustle of city life (wild turkeys were spotted on the highway!) filled with lush greenery, rolling hills and friendly locals. Here are the Black Bridal Bliss top five reasons to visit The Berkshires: [Read more…]
Are your wedding bells ringing? No worries, Black Bridal Bliss is here to help you go out with a bang as a single woman! No doubt you’ve attended the traditional “girls-only” pow-wows full of lingerie, exotic dancers, and lusty props. Wanna mix-it up? Get your clique together for a unique bachelorette party to remember! Checkout Triple B’s round up of fun and unpredictable bachelorette experiences. You’ll thank us later. [Read more…]
Jetting off to Las Vegas or Miami are expected destinations for bachelorette fun but did you ever consider turning up in Washington, D.C. for your last days as a single woman? Surprisingly, there are lots of ways to make that “last fling before the ring” trip unforgettable in Chocolate City. Check out our roundup of where to stay, play and eat for a truly memorable bachelorette trip in the nation’s capital! [Read more…]
Hola! By the time you read this, I will probably be en route to Riviera Maya. That’s right, [Read more…]
Couple: Danielle and Antijuan
Wedding Date: August 22, 2014
Wedding + Reception Location: The Rockhouse; Negril, Jamaica (West Indies)
Wedding Theme: Our Night of Forever [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…]
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…]
The last stint of Triple B’s USVINice Tour was St. Croix. While I had a great time in St. Thomas and St. John, I enjoyed my visit to St. Croix most. The people were friendly, my accommodations top-notch, the island is postcard-worthy gorgeous and there’s something for everyone to do — from families with small children, girlfriends seeking a fun get-a-way, fellas searching for bonding time or couples looking for a romantic retreat. These are my most memorable parts of St. Croix:
The second leg of my USVINice excursion after visiting St. Thomas was St. John. I had been to the island once very briefly on the way home from Virgin Gorda in 2010 and had been itching to return for a longer stay. I was so pumped to see what St. John had to offer. Here’s what I discovered: [Read more…]
Last month I had the pleasure of visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of a USVINice initiative. (!) I, along with about ten other lifestyle bloggers and digital influencers, headed down to the Caribbean for a chance to experience the beauty of island life in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was a wonderful opportunity to visit St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. There’s so much useful information to share about destination weddings, honeymoons and bachelor/ette getaways that I’m giving each island their own post. Find out what people, places and things in St. Thomas are now on the Triple B radar and why they should be on yours, too! [Read more…]
So now that you know what to do, see and eat in Charleston, here is a handy-dandy cheat sheet of trusted vendors to help you plan your wedding in the charming southern city. All of these folks should be used to working with out-of-town couples who might not reside anywhere near Charleston. A huge and sincere thank-you to Dr. Valerie Frazier-Gresham of the Charleston Multicultural Bridal and Events Association for assisting with this list.
Back in February, the hubby and I headed below the Mason Dixon line for some R&R. We initially chose Charleston, South Carolina because JetBlue was having a sale. We figured it would be a nice getaway for my birthday, a quick escape from NYC’s harsh winter and a chance to experience a new city together. Both of our expectations were pretty low. Man, were we pleasantly surprised! [Read more…]
Psst. Searching for a last-minute getaway with your girls to celebrate an upcoming marriage? Well, the 3rd Annual Bachelorette Party at the sexy TAO in Las Vegas is scheduled to take place this weekend, July 11-13. Touted as the World’s Largest Bachelorette Party, [Read more…]
“Man can plan but God can hinder.”
Growing up, I listened to my North Carolina-born mom and grandmother recite the above sentence countless times and it typically left me perplexed. Now as a married, 30-something year-old woman I get it. In fact, my new marriage and now postponed honeymoon are prime examples of this saying.
Before I get into the who, what and why of my honeymoon being postponed, let me explain a few things: I work in an industry where frontin’ is embraced. I thought long and hard about whether or not I wanted to post this because I was nervous about oversharing and exposing too much of me and the hubby’s business to the world wide web. But upon careful consideration, I concluded (after running it by him) that I should because if I experienced it, someone else probably has, too. So here goes… [Read more…]