Florida Couple Plans a Corporate-Sponsored Wedding

Engaged couple Courtney McKenzie and Jamil Newell will pick the brand whose logo they will wear as they walk down the aisle.

In last week’s Bridal News You Can Use, editorial assistant Janee included a mention of the engaged Florida couple Courtney McKenzie, 27 and Jamil Newell, 34 who are seeking corporate sponsorship for their December 2014 wedding. That’s right: This enterprising couple is soliciting donations from big brands to fund their destination nuptials/honeymoon in Thailand — to the tune of $30,000 — and they’re quite proud of it. Courtney and Jamil are even willing to wear company logos for their strut down the aisle. The story seemingly got lost in the aforementioned post (or maybe you guys were already BBQ-hopping for Labor Day Weekend) but this duo is getting way too much buzz elsewhere in the webosphere for Triple B to ignore so… [Read more...]

ATTENTION: Black Bridal Bliss Needs Your Help!

Help Triple B help YOU!

Triple B is busier than usual juggling the normal workload and working on exciting behind-the-scenes (for now anyway) projects. Stay tuned for deets. In the meantime, your assistance is needed. Below are a few painless questions for an informal market research study. In due time, you’ll understand just how valuable your responses are to your favorite bridal blog! Many thanks in advance for participating. [Read more...]

15 Minutes With…Special Event Producer Tricia Smith Brown

BlackBridalBliss.com Presents: Tricia Smith Brown of TSB Planning and Design

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The Road to Mrs. – Bridesmaids, DIY & Bonding, Oh My!

Triple B's resident bride-to-be Nicole (right) and her cousin and maid of honor Jana are happy DIYers!

My cousin and maid of honor Jana, recently graduated from college. With a degree in drama and her eyes set on becoming an actress, she relocated to Los Angeles. Leonard and I agreed to allow Jana to live with us short term while she established herself in L.A. I quickly came with ideas on how she could earn her room and board. With just a few weeks until the wedding, I had several DIY projects that I’d saved with the expectation of having free labor. Jana was barely in the door before I mentioned my plans to put her to work. She was more than eager to help and jumped right in. [Read more...]

The Road to Mrs. – How I Chose My Wedding Colors

 

Resident bride-to-be Nicole was generally uninspired by the color combos featured in her bridal mags so she decided to go with a chic and simple black and white palette.

The first thing I did when I started the planning process was to decide on a color scheme and a theme.I immediately knew that I wanted an evening wedding full of romance and candle light.  I’m also a fan of all things modern and classic. My venue fit my personality and my vision perfectly. Next to a beach, my wedding will be full of ocean views, sunsets and romance…a few of my favorite things. 

When deciding on a color scheme, I had a bit of a trickier time.  [Read more...]

Should All Wedding Guests Automatically Receive a Plus-One?

It is absolutely possible to have a great time at a wedding without a date!

Every year around this time, the big ‘ole “wedding guest plus-one” issue arises and gets debated. These debates get almost as heated as the adult-only wedding debate. Whew! This year is no exception. Just yesterday, ESSENCE Relationship Editor Charreah Jackson moderated a Twitter Lunchtime Chat about wedding season that touched on this very topic. Of course there were folks who argued both sides and even top wedding industry professionals don’t always agree on this. [Read more...]

BlackBridalBliss.com 4th Anniversary Celebration Recap!


On the evening of Thursday, May 22 in downtown Manhattan, friends of Triple B gathered to celebrate four exciting years of BlackBridalBliss.com with cupcakes, cocktails and lots of laughs! A good time was had by all. See for yourself — check out pics from our fun soiree: [Read more...]

Bride Struts Down Aisle with Infant Daughter Attached to Train

Baby on Board: Bride Shonda attached daughter to her gown's train for wedding ceremony

Normally this type of bafoonery, ahem…news item would be reserved for Bridal News You Can Use but this story is getting so much buzz on and off the World Wide Web that it couldn’t wait. The short version: Newlywed Shona Carter-Brooks of Jackson, Tennessee, wed Johnathan Brooks at the Elam Baptist Church in Ripley, Tennessee last weekend. Shona walked down the aisle with the couple’s one month-old daughter dragging behind her. [Read more...]

Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Summer Date Ideas


After this past winter, I plan to take full advantage of the summer weather. Every year I say this, however this year I am committed to enjoying almost everything the NYC and DC summers have to offer. Solely because I don’t know what to expect when Old Man Winter returns, I suggest you too get your money’s worth between June and September. In fact, I’m sharing fun date ideas. You’ll owe me one after this post. [Read more...]

Fashion Friday – Bridal News You Can Use

SWV singer Taj and former NFL player Eddie George say I Do...Again!

Taj + Eddie George renew their vows! Get the full story here [Read more...]

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