Couple: Fanta & Ian
Wedding Date: June 11, 2011
Wedding Location: (ceremony & reception) 200 Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
Theme: Love Notes [Read more...]
Couple: Fanta & Ian
Couple: VaShonda & Kyle
Wedding Date: March 17, 2012
Wedding Location: (ceremony) St. Stephen Baptist Church, Temple Hills, MD; (reception) Marriott Hotel, Crystal City, VA
Children: Kyle Junior (aka KJ); two months old
Today’s Tie the Knot Tuesday meets Marriage Matters features the nuptials of NFL cornerback Kyle Arrington of the New England Patriots and his lovely wife VaShonda (who he affectionately simply calls “V”)!
Couple: Kimba & Kevin
Engagement Location: On vacation in Las Vegas
Wedding Date: January 18, 2014
Wedding Location: To be determined…
E-Session Location: Boston, Massachusetts (The backyard of Kimba’s parents’ home.) [Read more...]
Enjoy an oldie but goodie today! This wedding, captured on film by the talented folks at Three Ring Media in Atlanta, displays just how beautiful sibling love can be and one can only imagine that the love between twins is another kind of special. Be prepared: Tissue might be needed for this one, too.
Couple: Nicole & Lawrence
Wedding Date: April 13, 2013
Wedding Location: (ceremony) Temple of Praise, Washington, DC; (reception) Lake Presidential Golf Club, Upper Marlboro, MD [Read more...]
Since the last Triple B “Real Brides Share Money Saving Wedding Planning Tips” special, I started preparing for my own nuptials. Now, helping brides get the most bang for their bridal buck is even more of a priority (and I didn’t think that was possible) because I am seeing first hand how easy it can be to overspend when planning one’s own wedding. An extra $200 here, $75 for that and $300 here adds up quickly. This is an event attached to so much emotion, so it is easy to become disillusioned into thinking that the perfect wedding will lead to the perfect marriage. [Trust me, marketers prey on this fact.] Since overspending in some areas is almost inevitable for most brides, why not take tried and true advice from other women on how to at least minimize or balance things out a bit? Take notes!
Last month my fiance and I took engagement pictures in our New York City stomping grounds. We chose the talented Kesha Lambert to capture the pics. The equally talented Charlene Armstrong did my make-up (I really like how she made my eyes pop!). My fiance — who I’m lovingly referring to as Mr. TK in this post — and I decided to take most of our e-session pics in and around The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park, located in Inwood, NY. Inwood is just a stone’s throw away from Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan. The Cloisters are in my top fave places in The Big Apple partly because it isn’t on the radar of most folks the way Central Park is and I happen to like that. Fort Tryon Park is also where Mr. TK took me for what I thought was an impromptu date the day he proposed so it will always hold a special significance to us as a couple. I had a really hard time narrowing down selects for today’s (Not Quite) Tie the Knot Tuesday feature. I hope you enjoy the pics as much as we enjoyed taking them.
Couple: Carla & Michael
Wedding Date: October 20, 2012
Wedding Location: (ceremony) Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, South Orange, NJ; (reception) The Mansion at Bretton Woods, Morris Plains, NJ
Wedding Theme: Traditional Elegance [Read more...]
By now we (hopefully) all know the historical and cultural significance of jumping the broom during a wedding ceremony. However, it isn’t the only way for those of the African Diaspora to show their cultural appreciation during a wedding. Below is a round-up of past Tie the Knot Tuesday couples that found creative ways to inject a little dose of culture into their big day. Enjoy and be inspired! [Read more...]