The Road to Mrs. – Maintaining Your Life Before the Proposal

Welcome Bride-to-Be Keisa and her fiance Vlad to the Black Bridal Bliss Family!

Can bride-to-Be Keisa and fiance Vlad maintain balanced lives in the midst of wedding planning?

Even for the most organized, well prepared bride-to-be, wedding planning can be a beast! Talk about being overwhelmed in details — Hydrangeas or orchids? Chiavari chairs or chair covers? DJ or Band? In almost an instant, nothing was the same *cues in Drake*.  It is easy to not only become overwhelmed but to also forget life before the bling. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Setting a Realistic Wedding Budget

We refuse to go into debt for our wedding!

We refuse to go into debt for our wedding!

Once Vlad and I settled on our wedding location, it was time to tighten up the very loose budget we had in place. Weddings are big business – big as in BILLION dollars big and I was not ready! [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Selecting a Wedding Location

Welcome Bride-to-Be Keisa and her fiance Vlad to the Black Bridal Bliss Family!

Our resident Bride-to-Be Keisa and her fiance Vlad invite Black Bridal Bliss to join them on their exciting wedding planning journey!

In my twenties, I wanted a lavish, David Tutera-esq wedding: 20 bridesmaids in matching bright dresses, a serenade from Eric Benet, tons of flowers in vibrant colors and 300+ guests to witness the event. Now, on the other side of 35, with a steady creep to 40, I do not want any parts of the aforementioned. Lavish? Meh. Eric Benet? Nope, I’ve booked my best friend’s brother, an up and coming singer in LA. 20 bridesmaids? Absolutely not. No way. [Read more…]

#BRIDALPARTYSQUADGOALS of the Week

What do you think of this bride and her babes? #BRIDALPARTYGOALS

#BRIDALPARTYGOALS

These beauties are slaying in their matching bathing suits and headwraps. I also love a pair of oversized sunglasses! [Read more…]

BRIDAL NEWS YOU CAN USE

What do you think of these fun dessert headbands? Learn more on BNYCU!

What do you think of these fun dessert headbands? Learn more on BNYCU!

Wedding cake crowns are the new bridal must-have! Have a look at these creative headpieces here

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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…]

MARS VS VENUE CRITIQUES A GROOM’S LOOK

Empire star, Yazz, on Mars vs Venus

Empire star, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray at the 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival The New Edition Story film screening wearing a peace sign suit from MOSCHINO by Jeremy Scott

Mars thinks – I honestly struggle to see past the busy jacket. Also, the shirt finish wasn’t the best option. If this is hot, I must be getting old. I’m going to listen to grandma and not say anything else. [Read more…]

Engagement Bliss: Beyonce Dancer Receives On-Stage Proposal!

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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…]

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Pick your favorite television wedding today on BNYCU!

Choose your favorite television wedding today on Bridal News You Can Use!

Fancy and Jamie or Gina and Martin? Have a look at Black television’s best wedding moments here 

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MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUES A WEDDING DAY COUPLE

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Ciara & Russell Wilson wed on Wed. (July 6th)

Mars thinks – Russell looks pretty dapper in his Giorgio Armani Made to Measure tuxedo. [Read more…]

MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUES A POST WEDDING BRUNCH LOOK

 

 

Would you be able to pull this look off?

Would you be able to pull this look off?

Mars thinks Personally, I wouldn’t be able to remain spotless for more than an hour or so. [Read more…]

MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUES A BACHELOR PARTY LOOK

Do these bachelor party threads get your approval?

Do these bachelor party threads get your approval?

Mars thinks – Not only does this look super comfortable, [Read more…]

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Devon and Asha share a moment with the lovely Leah Still

Newlyweds Devon and Asha share a touching moment with daughter Leah Still

NFL star Devon Still and wife Asha Joyce get the wedding of their dreams. Get the details on their heartfelt affair here

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MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUES A BRIDAL SHOWER/BRUNCH LOOK

Tika Sumpter at Glamour Magazine’s Game Changers Event

Tika Sumpter at Glamour Magazine’s Game Changers Event

Mars thinks – I’m digging this origami inspired, spaghetti strap dress. [Read more…]

BRIDAL NEWS YOU CAN USE

Find out how to help Asha pick the wedding dress of her dreams!

NFL star Devon Still will give his fiancee Asha Joyce the wedding of her dreams for remaining #LeahStrong. Get the details here

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Tayana Ali photographed with her baby bump and new beau!

Tatyana Ali photographed with her baby bump and new beau!

Actress Tatyana Ali reveals that she’s engaged and pregnant! Get details on these pleasant surprises here

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The curry's

Steph and Ayesha Curry celebrate their birthday. Cake anyone?

Find out why Steph and Ayesha Curry are 2016’s favorite couple here

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Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Uncomfortable, but Necessary

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Prior to getting married, many couples feel as though they’ve had all of the “must have” conversations. After jumping the broom, these couples often realize a few conversations that weren’t thought of during the courting or engagement phases. [Read more…]

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Meet one of the coolest African American families in America: The Rices

Meet one of the coolest African American families in America: The Rices

Get inspired by this couple’s unconventional love story here

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MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUE OF A BRIDAL SHOWER LOOK

What do you think about this strapless beauty worn by Nia Long?

What do you think about this strapless beauty worn by Nia Long?

Mars thinks -Whoa! I’ll start with – LOVE IT! Technically, Nia could get me to drool while wearing flannel pajamas. I think this dress looks [Read more…]

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