Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Flash Tattoos

Flash Fashion: Beyonce embraces the flash tattoo trend

When I was a freshman in college, I got my first (and only) tattoo. My older cousin took me to get it and thankfully provided some guidance. She ensured the location was clean, licensed and that I didn’t get some teenage boyfriend’s name permanently stenciled on my body. I went with an ankh on my [...]

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Florida Couple Plans a Corporate-Sponsored Wedding

Engaged couple Courtney McKenzie and Jamil Newell will pick the brand whose logo they will wear as they walk down the aisle.

In last week’s Bridal News You Can Use, editorial assistant Janee included a mention of the engaged Florida couple Courtney McKenzie, 27 and Jamil Newell, 34 who are seeking corporate sponsorship for their December 2014 wedding. That’s right: This enterprising couple is soliciting donations from big brands to fund their destination nuptials/honeymoon in Thailand — [...]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday (Celeb Edition) – Gabrielle Union + Dwyane Wade

The Wade Union Download: (L) The newlyweds are flanked b y Wade's two oldest sons and his nephew. (R) Gabby stuns in her second reception dress.

One of the most anticipated weddings of the year finally happened — actress Gabrielle Union and basketball all-star Dwyane Wade got hitched on Saturday, August 30. The dynamic duo wed in their home city of Miami at the Chateau Artisan castle in a black-and-white themed affair. The bride’s BFF Essence Atkins served as the couple’s [...]

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Fashion Friday – Bridal News You Can Use

How far would you go to entertain your wedding guests?

Seven fun wedding entertainment ideas. Learn all about them here.

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USVINice: BlackBridalBliss.com in St. Croix (Part 3 of 3)

A picturesque view of Buck Island, USVI.

The last stint of Triple B’s USVINice Tour was St. Croix. While I had a great time in St. Thomas and St. John, I enjoyed my visit to St. Croix most. The people were friendly, my accommodations top-notch, the island is postcard-worthy gorgeous and there’s something for everyone to do — from families with small [...]

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USVINice: BlackBridalBliss.com in St. John (Part 2 of 3)

Triple B on the scene in St. John!

The second leg of my USVINice excursion after visiting St. Thomas was St. John. I had been to the island once very briefly on the way home from Virgin Gorda in 2010 and had been itching to return for a longer stay. I was so pumped to see what St. John had to offer. Here’s [...]

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USVINice: BlackBridalBliss.com in St. Thomas (Part 1 of 3)

Bridgette Bartlett-Royall of Triple B hit the ground running in St. Thomas!

Last month I had the pleasure of visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of a USVINice initiative. (!) I, along with about ten other lifestyle bloggers and digital influencers, headed down to the Caribbean for a chance to experience the beauty of island life in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was a wonderful opportunity [...]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

zero degree zombie zone on black bridal bliss

This week’s pick is different from most of my previous selections but for good reason. I’m taking a quick break from bridal items to highlight the hard work of a colleague turned good friend, Patrik Henry Bass. Patrik’s latest literary creation, The Zero Degree Zombie Zone, includes riveting illustrations by Jerry Craft and chronicles the [...]

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Marriage Matters Monday – The Family Crews Exclusive Interview

Wedding - 20yr vow renewal terry and rebecca crews on black bridal bliss

We all remember BET’s hit reality show The Family Crews. Terry and Rebecca Crews welcomed us in their L.A. home, making us all feel like family. But what happened when the cameras stopped rolling? Triple B chatted with Mrs. Rebecca Crews about getting and staying married. Rebecca, who is refreshingly down to Earth, is clear [...]

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