As a guest of many weddings over the years, I’ve seen how the reception seating arrangement can have a significant impact on the guest experience. Given that Mr. DrummerBoy and I have opted on a less formal reception by having a station-style meal rather than a plated one, we initially considered open seating for the reception. [Read more...]
I had a completely different post scheduled for today. But when I received a link to this article from my cousin, I knew I had to share it in this week’s BPOTW. Said article from MSN delves into the topic of wedding costs, particularly costs of weddings for guests and especially attendants. Check out this snippet: [Read more...]
Cousin Mars posts typically go up on the last Friday of the month but got pushed back a little last week because of Triple B’s 3rd Anniversary celebration! This is a touchy one, y’all. I look forward to reading your feedback (whether you agree or disagree) in the comments.
Ultimatums in romantic relationships are often joked about. In fact, many people in my circle have been on the receiving end. As I get older (not old, just older) I find more and more associates sharing stories of some pretty bold ultimatums. These have ranged from cohabitating, marriage, having children and a myriad of others. As recent as two weeks ago, while interviewing for a Triple B post last week, I was told about an ultimatum that led to a proposal. [Read more...]
“It’s alright to crawl before you walk. It’s alright to walk before you run. But if you wanna get something that you’ve never had, got to do something that you’ve never done.”
~Go Get It, Mary Mary [Read more...]
Couple: Zenobia & George
Wedding Date: March 18, 1978
Wedding Location: Mt. Herman AME Zion Church; Goldston, North Carolina
Children: Cassandra, 40-something; Kaia, 32; George “Preston” Jr., 25 [Read more...]
Couple: Tashai & Ron
Wedding Date: May 15, 2005
Wedding Location: A ski resort in Liberty Mountain, Pennsylvania [This location was chosen because the couple met during a ski trip in PA.]
Children: Aaron, 22; Kennedy, 6; Addison, 3 [Read more...]
As promised, today kicks off a week-long celebration of BlackBridalBliss.com’s 3rd anniversary! Starting things off are Noemi and Smile; a lovely addition to Marriage Matters. Keep reading for their unique points of view on having children as newlyweds, in-laws and overcoming the fear of saying “I do”.
Couple: Noemi & Smile
Wedding Date: August 8, 2008
Wedding Location: Steiner Studios Abigail Kirsch, Brooklyn, NY
Children: Jolie, 4 and Delano, 3 [Read more...]
She’s baaa-aaack! In a follow-up to her buzz-worthy Part I on Invitations, Triple B contributor Nae returns with the 411 on her invitation suite designs and more. As always, show love in the comments.
Once we had the guest list finalized, it was time to choose our invitation suite. Early on in the planning process I attended a bridal event at a stationery store. All of the talk about letterpress and typeset made me realize that Mr. DrummerBoy and I would not be going the traditional wedding stationery route. After browsing several different styles, we decided on the Love Story design above (picture from Pinterest). [Read more...]
Triple B’s latest GIVEAWAY winner is…[insert drumroll here]… Kenya of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Check Kenya out with her winning prize above. Kenya recently received her fuchsia Mocha Moon Perez Beauty Case in the mail and says, “I love it and all of it’s compartments!” She adds, “I’m so excited being that I never win anything.” If you recall, the winner of this fab beauty case had to share how they planned to spoil their bridal party (or did spoil) for their wedding. Read below to find out how Kenya responded: [Read more...]