Fashion Friday – Bridal News You Can Use

The digital divide at weddings is on the rise, experts say.

Why are rented wedding gowns gaining popularity? Find out here.

To unplug or not unplug at your wedding…That is the question. Read about the wedding digital divide here. [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – 6 Shopping Secrets for Brides (Or Anyone!)


After earning two degrees from NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology, studying fashion marketing in London, working as a fashion market editor/writer/stylist for several years and most importantly; being raised by a shrewd shopper who can spot the best sales from bargain basements to Bergdorf Goodman (Thanks, Mommy!), I know a few things about shopping smart. Here I share some insider secrets I’ve acquired and hope they help you stay under budget for your wedding day. You’re welcome! [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Oyin Handmade

Bennu Bliss: Jamyla and her husband, Pierre, co-founders of Oyin Handmade and their sons Osei and Sadat

One of the products included in gift bags for BlackBridalBliss.com’s 4th anniversary fete was Hair Dew samples from Oyin Handmade. Hair Dew is ideal for naturally wavy, curly and/or kinky tresses because its filled with moisturizing goodies like coconut oil and aloe vera but void of harmful ingredients like petroleum and paraffin. I’m currently transitioning and I’ve been relaxer-free for eight months so my strands yearn for hydration and a yummy scent to boot. All of Oyin’s products are green-friendly and founder Jamyla Bennu and her husband Pierre pride themselves in this. What I’m really feeling most about Oyin Handmade isn’t even their growing line of products — although they all seem fab and I can’t wait to try more — but rather that the couple behind this growing Baltimore-based company is so freakin’ fly. [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY! Ginger + Liz Nail Polish

Black Bridal Bliss has teamed up with Ginger + Liz for an exciting GIVEAWAY! Ginger + Liz launched in 2010 by two young African American women, Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett, and is a fave of celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan. Celebrities such as Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, and Taraji P. Henson have rocked their polishes. The best part? They’re vegan friendly and free from harsh chemicals like DBP, camphor and resin. And now Ginger+Liz nail polish is available at Ulta Beauty! Follow the instructions below for GIVEAWAY deets. We have 5 bottles up for grabs. Good luck!


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Fashion Friday – Bridal News You Can Use

Bachelorette Bash Bliss: What Happens in Vegas...

Vegas? Karaoke? Cocktails on the ready? Bonding with my girls on the eve of saying I Do? Sounds like the makings of an unforgettable bachelorette trip — or a scene in the new film, Think Like a Man Too! View a hilarious trailer here. [Read more...]

Fashion Friday – Bridal News You Can Use


Check Out This Outdoors Bridal Bootcamp in LA
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The Road to Mrs. – My Groom’s Wedding Day Attire

You Match My Fly: Resident Bride-to-Be Nicole's Fiance, Leonard, suited up on New Year's Eve

Leonard definitely has what one would call swag. He wears a uniform to work daily but cleans up very well.  He attributes his style to his Houston upbringing. Whether in jeans, a Polo, and a fresh pair of tennis shoes or a suit and tie, Leonard takes great pride in his appearance and can make any ensemble look good. I’ve never doubted his taste. My female friends often talk about having to give their men direction when it comes to picking out gifts for them, especially shoes or clothes. On several occasions Leonard has picked out shoes for me as a gift and I’ve always be happy with his choices. Despite having to deal with his cockiness, I’m happy to have a guy with such great style.      [Read more...]

The Road to Mrs. – Choosing My Wedding Shoes

The "Hilary" style by Badgley Mischka is a moderate shoe option for a stylish, contemporary bride.

I’m a huge gift person. I love to give and receive. I knew gift giving was my love language without even taking the quiz. Leonard knows this about me, and as much as he tries to deny me gifts, when it really counts he always comes through. So I was beyond ecstatic when right after I picked out my wedding dress he told me that his wedding gift to me would be my wedding shoes! I immediately started searching for the perfect pair. [Read more...]

Fashion Friday – Bridal News You Can Use

(Engagement) Rings & Things...

Unique Engagement Rings for the Nontraditional Bride-to-Be View them here [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – How to Re-create Alexis Stoudemire’s MET Gala Hairstyle

Alexis Stoudemire modeling her fierce side-swept tresses

Today’s POTW is in the form of another awesome bridal hair how-to! New York City based hairstylist Shedelle Holmes who has worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Keri Hilson and Jennifer Hudson, is the woman responsible for Alexis Stoudemire’s gorgeous hair at the 2014 MET Gala. Here, she shares exclusively with BlackBridalBliss.com a step-by-step recap of how the classy side swept ‘do was achieved. Take this one to the salon for your wedding day hair trails, ladies! [Read more...]

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