Hot Honeymoons Trends

Honeymoon' to the max: A luxury resort in the Maldives

By now, most people are familiar with minimoons but there are a few other exciting honeymoon trends getting buzz these days. Triple B has the scoop. Check ‘em out and share which is most up your alley in the comments. [Read more...]

Travel Tuesday – Top Wedding Vendors in St. Lucia

Triple B Founder Bridgette striking a pose with Esther Brice of Tats Cakes (who is responsible for the cake to our right) at Cap Maison.

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...]

5 Things to Do If You’re Invited to a Wedding in St. Lucia

Bridgette & Jenni (Owner of Spices Cooking Studio)

(from l to r) Plantains, Stewed Chicken + Rice & Peas

1) Private Cooking Lesson – I’m sure there are many to choose from, but there is one on the island that I can personally vouch for – Spices Cooking Studio. This experience is definitely a win/win. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: 5 Easy Ways to Make Your Wedding in St. Lucia (Even More) Memorable

Give the Drummer Some! Find out how to incorporate this into your wedding day.

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...]

Black Bridal Bliss – 6 Top Wedding Venues in St. Lucia

BlackBridalBliss.com founder/editor Bridgette gets friendly with St. Lucia's popular Piton landmarks at the Sugar Beach Resort.

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...]

USVINice: BlackBridalBliss.com in St. Croix (Part 3 of 3)

A picturesque view of Buck Island, USVI.

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:

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USVINice: BlackBridalBliss.com in St. John (Part 2 of 3)

Triple B on the scene in St. John!

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...]

USVINice: BlackBridalBliss.com in St. Thomas (Part 1 of 3)

Triple B's Bridgette Bartlett-Royall hit the ground running in St. Thomas!

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...]

Travel Thursday – Travel Bliss in Charleston Part II

Washington, D.C. couple Tamika and Juan traveled to Charleston to say, "I Do" at the historic Legare Waring House.

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.

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Travel Thursday – Travel Bliss in Charleston, SC!

Triple B was on the scene in Charleston!

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...]

Bridal News You Can Use


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...]

Marriage Matters Monday – The Italian Honeymoon That Never Happened

Mr. TK & I chillaxin' in Aruba three months after getting engaged

“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...]

Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – 4 Tips for Planning an Epic Bachelor (or Bachelorette) Trip


We have all heard stories of how young girls start planning their wedding before their first heart break. When some of these  girls turn into young women, the mental wedding planning kicks into a higher gear. Men have a perception of how much women look forward to planning and being the center of attention at a wedding. Well, our version of this is THE BACHELOR PARTY. One of the coolest things about a bachelor party is most guys aren’t limited to just one. Wait, wait, wait. What I mean is – not only do we get to participate in our own bachelor party, but we also partake in the bachelor parties of our buddies. The verbatim reaction of one of my closest friends when I shared I was engaged was “Word? Where are we going for the bachelor’s trip?” At least 5-minutes passed before I was congratulated.

Today I will share with you 4 keys to planning an epic bachelor party. [Read more...]

Congrats to Eve for Tying the Knot!

Eve is now a Mrs.!

Last weekend hip-hop star and actress Eve officially tied the knot! The former pitbull in a skirt wed her beau Maximillion Cooper, a British designer and Gumball 3000 race founder, in Ibiza, Spain on Saturday, June 14. Reports say the couple exchanged vows during sunset beach nuptials in front of guests who were asked to dress in elegant beach attire. A series of bonding events were carefully planned for guests to enjoy the days leading up to the ceremony including a pool party and champagne toast rehearsal dinner. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: The Conrad Hotel

The Conrad Hotel, NYC

Swanky hotels with chic lobbys and cool rooftops practically populate NYC like pigeons. I admittedly get jaded about sleek hotels in the Big Apple (lots of fashion and beauty press events take place in them) but when I recently accepted a lunch invitation at The Conrad Hotel in the city’s financial district, I knew I had to share this find with y’all. I was wowed from beginning to end! [Read more...]

The Road to Mrs. – The Best Bachelorette Trip That Never Happened

Triple B's resident bride-to-be Nicole was dreaming of a Vegas bachelorette bash...

Las Vegas is one of my favorite playgrounds! I’ve been several times with multiple groups of friends, and during every visit I’ve had a blast. I would like to think the common denominator was me. So when the crew said they needed a girl’s trip before my wedding, a bachelorette party in Vegas only made sense. Naturally the planning commenced. Dates were set, invitations sent and bikini body workouts began. I was excited and ready to go. [Read more...]

Fashion Friday: Bridal News You Can Use

Have a Bachelorette Getaway on your calendar? Then we have a treat for you!

Don’t plan a bachelorette trip of any kind until you read this hilarious post. Get ready to laugh here. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: The Benefits of a Minimoon

Mr. TK and me during our minimoon in Washington, DC!

Shortly after Mr. TK proposed, we made the decision to go someplace exotic (by our standards anyway) for our honeymoon. We both enjoy traveling so we wanted to do it up big. We decided on Italy, specifically southern Italy along the Amalfi Coast and Capri. However the reality was that as we got closer to our Charlotte, NC wedding celebration, we had to make the challenging decision to postpone our honeymoon until this year. Our consolation? A minimoon! [Read more...]

Marriage Matters – Meet the Hornes

Kam, Ricky and their three beautiful children are all smiles.

Hollywood is known for many things: cheesy celebrity home tours, beautiful palm trees, gigantic movie studios and microwave marriages. So when Triple B was approached to feature husband-wife duo, Kam and Ricky Horne, Jr. for Marriage Matters, a hefty dose of skepticism arose. Kam knows the entertainment biz well. The stunning Los Angeles native began modeling and acting at the tender age of 13. The mother of three was a regular on the Tia & Tamera Show which aired on the E! Style Network, Bravo and Oxygen. Hubby Ricky is a writer/director/producer who has worked with industry notables like Kim Fields and Lindsay Lohan. The Hornes were refreshingly down to earth and candid about their ups and downs since saying “I Do” — dishing on everything from blending families, raising a special needs child and planning a wedding without supportive parents. Meet the Hornes: [Read more...]

Travel Thursday: Cool Resource for Honeymoon Planning


Triple B just discovered a travel resource that could possibly be a lifesaver for nearlyweds or newlyweds in the honeymoon planning stages. I just learned of Encore Romance Travel on Instagram earlier this week via Chic Brown Bride. (Thanks again, Danielle!) Encore caught my attention and I think they should be on your radar, too. Here’s why: Encore specializes in off the beaten path honeymoon packages, custom packages and all-inclusive honeymoons. There is even an option called mystery honeymoons for the truly adventurous couple. Encore owner Brenda says, “I am passionate about traveling, discovering the world and I love helping other busy couples create the honeymoon of their dreams.” Good stuff, right? [Read more...]

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