Hey, guys. I’m back. I hope you missed Final Fridays last week. You have all heard how sensitive writers and other artsy people can be, right? Well, I didn’t want Turkey Day recovery contributing to only a few of you reading my post. I don’t know if I could have handled that (50% joke). No worries, I will make it up to you all. As you should all know by now, next Thursday I am moderating Triple B’s first Cupcakes, Cocktails & Conversation event. In addition to this month’s Final Fridays post, I’ll be sure to post pictures and share some of the most provocative quotes from the kick-off event. [Read more...]
Nearlyweds: Planning to get your shopping on today and cross a few to-buy items off of your wedding planning list? The below Cyber Monday listing might help you out: [Read more...]
Ahem…Is this mic on? Ladies and gentlemen, BlackBridalBliss.com is having an event in NYC — the very first one ever! That’s right, Triple B is hosting an event in The Big Apple. On the heels of the widely successful Best Man Holiday film, Triple B is rounding up fellas (single, married and unmarried but in a committed relationship) to discuss all things love and relationships. Next month on the evening of December 12th in Harlem, your favorite male blogger Cousin Mars will moderate this lively discussion at the uber-sexy La Femme Suite. There will be a chance for questions and answers so the ladies can weigh in, too. As if that wasn’t reason enough to get excited (and because Triple B loves alliteration), there will also be tasty cocktails served along with yummy cupcakes provided by Sydney’s Sweets. Plus La Femme Suite will be raffling off exciting prizes and providing a pole fitness show. The very best part, folks? All of this is f-r-e-e!
For more information and to RSVP, click here. Aren’t in NYC? Forward this link to your loved ones who are in the Empire State. Space is limited so don’t delay!
P.S. - Because Triple B is adamant about giving back and the importance of literacy, we’re asking that all guests bring along at least one children’s book. The books will be donated to an area hospital.
UPDATE: After less than a week of being announced, this event is officially SOLD-OUT! Many thanks for your support. Didn’t RSVP in time? No worries, we plan to take Cupcakes, Cocktails & Conversation on the road. Stay tuned for details on the next city.
I apologize for the gaps in posts recently. Although I’m no longer wedding planning, merging my 30+ years of life with Mr. TK’s is time-consuming. Wedding planning is light stuff compared to some of the decisions we’re currently making. But, you are likely coming to this site because you’re still in the thick of planning your own nuptials. Don’t worry, I’m not going to abandon you. In fact, I am eager to share even more of my knowledge now that I’ve said “I Do.” Below are ten ways you can trim your wedding catering expenses. Remember, food and beverage costs will eat up most of your budget so this is valuable information. Bookmark this page, forward this link to others, print this post out and stick it on your fridge — you’re welcome! [Read more...]
On Tuesday evening, Mr. TK and I had the pleasure of viewing a screening of the highly anticipated sequel, The Best Man Holiday. As a newly married couple, free date nights are always welcomed but we were especially excited to check out this film since we’re both fans of the original movie. Watching this movie was similar to catching up with old friends — we laughed, we cried (Yes, Mr. TK shed a few tears, y’all.) and I said “Aww!” outloud at least half a dozen times. Here are my top seven — spoiler-free — reasons you should see TBMH, this weekend: [Read more...]
One of the biggest traps planning brides fall into is the need to purchase “bridal” everything after getting engaged and not realizing that anything labeled bridal is marked up significantly because bridal-centric retailers know there is a high emotional attachment to their goods and services. This is definitely the case for fashion and accessories. Nearlyweds, get familiar with J.Crew Factory! [Read more...]
I have interviewed over 100 brides and dozens of wedding planners and other bridal industry experts in my career. I’ve been tapped by media outlets like ESSENCE, The Huffington Post and UPTOWN for my bridal expertise. I have enough bridal magazines and wedding books in my home to drive Mr. TK nuts. (I’m working on the pack rat tendencies, babe!) Still, none of this made me totally prepared for the emotional roller coaster I rode for my own wedding. Here are the top five things I learned while taking that ride and how you can attempt to buckle up for them, too: [Read more...]
I’m officially back from my minimoon and the bridal dust is beginning to settle. There are certainly still tasks to complete — thank you cards, anyone? — but Mr. TK and I have had an opportunity to look back on our weddings (Yes, there were two!) and reflect. We’ve basically come to this conclusion: We worked dang hard together to pull off The Royall Union and we’re proud of our teamwork, we have so much more hard work to put in as we build for our future, we really dig each other (LOL!) and we’re blessed beyond measure. Although the road ahead of us seems daunting at times, we’re looking forward to getting familiar with the unfamiliar together. Which leads me to what are possibly my favorite wedding gifts of all. These gifts are from my 10 and 12 year-old nieces who I’m pictured with above.