Just when it seemed as though the bridezilla tales couldn’t get any kookier, it does. Here’s the latest tale of a bride-to-be losing her motherfreakin’ mind: Thirty-one year-old La’Reese Michelle Darville of Port Lucie, Florida and her beau Darell hosted a $50,000 wedding at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida earlier this year. Five months later, instead of enjoying newlywed bliss, La’Reese was behind bars. [Read more...]
The authority on all things color, Pantone, recently announced that Radiant Orchid (#18-3224) is the hue of 2014. From Pantone’s official press release: “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones; Radiant Orchid is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” As you can tell, any variation of orchid or purple is pretty much adored ’round these parts. Even my engagment ring is amethyst! In addition, Radiant Orchid — already a popular wedding shade — will now be incorporated even more into floral arrangements, decor, dresses, jewelry and even more in the next twelve months. Check out these swoon-worthy pics rounded up from the Web that incorporate radiant orchid: [Read more...]
By now you’ve probably heard of Ryan Leak, the 27 year-old Florida newlywed who proposed to his now wife the same day they wed; after planning the entire wedding from soup to nuts by himself. Leak used the Pinterest page, entitled My Dream Wedding, of his new wife Amanda Roman, 25 to guide him through the planning process. [Read more...]
Nearlyweds: Planning to get your shopping on today and cross a few to-buy items off of your wedding planning list? The below Cyber Monday listing might help you out: [Read more...]
Ahem…Is this mic on? Ladies and gentlemen, BlackBridalBliss.com is having an event in NYC — the very first one ever! That’s right, Triple B is hosting an event in The Big Apple. On the heels of the widely successful Best Man Holiday film, Triple B is rounding up fellas (single, married and unmarried but in a committed relationship) to discuss all things love and relationships. Next month on the evening of December 12th in Harlem, your favorite male blogger Cousin Mars will moderate this lively discussion at the uber-sexy La Femme Suite. There will be a chance for questions and answers so the ladies can weigh in, too. As if that wasn’t reason enough to get excited (and because Triple B loves alliteration), there will also be tasty cocktails served along with yummy cupcakes provided by Sydney’s Sweets. Plus La Femme Suite will be raffling off exciting prizes and providing a pole fitness show. The very best part, folks? All of this is f-r-e-e!
For more information and to RSVP, click here. Aren’t in NYC? Forward this link to your loved ones who are in the Empire State. Space is limited so don’t delay!
P.S. - Because Triple B is adamant about giving back and the importance of literacy, we’re asking that all guests bring along at least one children’s book. The books will be donated to an area hospital.
UPDATE: After less than a week of being announced, this event is officially SOLD-OUT! Many thanks for your support. Didn’t RSVP in time? No worries, we plan to take Cupcakes, Cocktails & Conversation on the road. Stay tuned for details on the next city.
Chances are you’ve come across one of the many elaborate rehearsal dinners covered on the Web (Hello, Pinterest!). Some of these rehearsal dinners are fancier than my wedding was for Pete’s sake. If you have the time, energy, money/resources and desire to host an affair like this or this, then go for it. Otherwise, I suggest you check out my cheat sheet below. Heck, even if you’re planning a wedding with Bill Gates money you’ll find these tips valuable because on the eve of your wedding day, anything that will help you stress less is a plus. [Read more...]
I apologize for the gaps in posts recently. Although I’m no longer wedding planning, merging my 30+ years of life with Mr. TK’s is time-consuming. Wedding planning is light stuff compared to some of the decisions we’re currently making. But, you are likely coming to this site because you’re still in the thick of planning your own nuptials. Don’t worry, I’m not going to abandon you. In fact, I am eager to share even more of my knowledge now that I’ve said “I Do.” Below are ten ways you can trim your wedding catering expenses. Remember, food and beverage costs will eat up most of your budget so this is valuable information. Bookmark this page, forward this link to others, print this post out and stick it on your fridge — you’re welcome! [Read more...]
I have interviewed over 100 brides and dozens of wedding planners and other bridal industry experts in my career. I’ve been tapped by media outlets like ESSENCE, The Huffington Post and UPTOWN for my bridal expertise. I have enough bridal magazines and wedding books in my home to drive Mr. TK nuts. (I’m working on the pack rat tendencies, babe!) Still, none of this made me totally prepared for the emotional roller coaster I rode for my own wedding. Here are the top five things I learned while taking that ride and how you can attempt to buckle up for them, too: [Read more...]
Today’s gonna be a doozy! I’ve been up since 5ish this morning sending emails and making lists. There’s still more lists to write, too. (Mr. TK thinks I make too many lists but my mother has warned him I inherited that from my dad. “She got it honest,” she told him. They now have lots of conversations about me in front of me; they’re too funny.) Here’s what is on my list for today: [Read more...]