This feature is extra-special for Triple B (well, every Tie the Knot Tuesday wedding is but…) because of the sense of community it displays. Bride Akida was honest about not having an active relationship with her biological father and therefore opted to be escorted down the aisle by her longtime swim coach and mentor, Jim Ellis. “I attended college on a swim scholarship largely because of him,” she shared. Ellis is the same swim coach that the film Pride was based on (actor Terrance Howard played him in the movie). It takes a village. Remember, Triple is is bigger than weddings. Enjoy today’s [Read more…]
Many of you are probably wondering what’s going on with Tie the Knot Tuesday. Rightfully so. Since BlackBridalBliss.com launched in April 2010, hundreds of couples have been featured and Tie the Knot Tuesday quickly became the most popular franchise on Triple B. My dream of showcasing real Black women in all their bridal bliss came true! Messages from both sexes flowed in from all over the world praising Tie the Knot Tuesday for showing them the possibilities of love and marriage when so many were saying it wasn’t possible for brown folks. Beautiful, right? Well, we’ve taken a small hiatus from TTKT as you know it. Here’s why: [Read more…]
After five years (whew!) of featuring awesome couples and their nuptials here on Triple B we’ve gotten quite a bit of content in our archives. Today we revisit an interview with our first Tie the Knot Tuesday couple, Cleo and Lyncoln Dujon. The Maryland couple first shared their insider videographer tips and tricks here. However, their insight — the couple comes clean on budgets and not initially agreeing on the need for a videographer — is still relevant so enjoy! [Read more…]
Last night the wedding of Love and Hip Hop reality television stars Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris aired during a two-hour special courtesy of VH1. The longtime couple are the proud parents of four children (two of whom Mendeecees brought to their relationship) and the lovebirds were sure to include them in their big day. Also present at the nuptials were a plethora of fellow Love and Hip Hop faves including Kandi Burruss, Ray J and R& B songstress K. Michelle who performed during the ceremony.
The bride and groom spared few expenses for the “fairy tale” experience including $90,000 for flowers [Read more…]
Who wants a perfect love affair anyway?
It has been a minute since Triple B featured a wedding trailer so here’s a true feel-good one from the talented folks over at 3 Ring Weddings. Couple Allison and DeQuan don’t disappoint and their chemistry is palpable. Be sure to leave a comment including your favorite part of the video after viewing. [Read more…]
Couple: L’Oreal and Jeff
Wedding Date: November 1, 2014
Wedding + Reception Location: National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD
Wedding Theme: Surrounded by family, friends and dolphins, the couple was wed by the same officiant who married the bride’s parents 30 years earlier. [Read more…]
Confession: Before this morning I had no idea who singer Miranda Brooke or Cincinnati Bengals NFL player AJ Green were. But the twosome tied the knot on March 21st in a lavish Atlanta wedding complete with several dress changes, plenty of bridesmaids and groomsmen, a six layer cake, specially choreographed dances at the reception and enough crystals for an Elton John world tour. Yet, judging from the pics and videos flooding the net of this affair online, the nuptials of Miranda and AJ weren’t pretentious and gaudy — just a hearty celebration of two people in love who decided to spend the rest of their lives together and wanted to make the most of the monumental occasion their way.
The 24 year-old songstress and 26 year-old jock met on Facebook in 2010. The pair said “I Do” at ATL’s famed 200 Peachtree venue. Their first dance was to John Legend’s So High and the bride’s father even broke out a fresh pair of Jordans to cut a rug with his daughter during the winter wonderland-themed affair.
Take a look at the fun pics and video to judge for yourself. In the meantime, Triple B is sending a heartfelt congratulations to the newlyweds for a healthy and happy marriage! [Read more…]
Couple: Danielle and Antijuan
Wedding Date: August 22, 2014
Wedding + Reception Location: The Rockhouse; Negril, Jamaica (West Indies)
Wedding Theme: Our Night of Forever [Read more…]
New York newlyweds Leah and Brandon received such positive feedback from their Tie the Knot Tuesday feature last week that it was only right to share the couple’s heartwarming wedding highlight video this week. There’s plenty to smile about in this video: [Read more…]
Couple: Leah and Brandon
Wedding Date: August 22, 2014
Wedding + Reception Location: The Church of God of East New York, Brooklyn, NY (ceremony) and The Inn at New Hyde Park, Long Island, NY (reception)
Wedding Theme: Two Hearts, One Love
The World Wide Web is buzzin’ about Yasmin Eleby, the 40 year-old Houston woman who recently married herself. That’s right folks, there was no spouse. [Read more…]
I was so impressed when Joel personally reached out to Triple B via Facebook to share the touching video proposal to the mother of his child(ren) and his now fiancee, Summer, that it had to be shared here on the blog. Watch, enjoy and comment! P.S. – I love you more than Urkel loved Laura Winslow is kind of a genius line. [Read more…]