Marriage Matters Monday – The Italian Honeymoon That Never Happened

Mr. TK & I chillin' in Aruba three months after getting engaged

“Man can plan but God can hinder.” Growing up, I listened to my North Carolina-born mom and grandmother recite the above sentence countless times and it typically left me perplexed. Now as a married, 30-something year-old woman I get it. In fact, my new marriage and now postponed honeymoon are prime examples of this saying. [...]

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Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – 4 Tips for Planning an Epic Bachelor (or Bachelorette) Trip

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We have all heard stories of how young girls start planning their wedding before their first heart break. When some of these  girls turn into young women, the mental wedding planning kicks into a higher gear. Men have a perception of how much women look forward to planning and being the center of attention at [...]

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Fashion Friday – Bridal News You Can Use

No-fuss, tasty and healthy bridal shower recipes!

Easy bridal shower recipes (17 of ‘em!) Check them out here

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The Road to Mrs. – How I Chose My Wedding Colors

Nicole was generally uninspired by the color schemes she found showcased in most bridal magazines.

  The first thing I did when I started the planning process was to decide on a color scheme and a theme.I immediately knew that I wanted an evening wedding full of romance and candle light.  I’m also a fan of all things modern and classic. My venue fit my personality and my vision perfectly. Next to [...]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Oyin Handmade

Bennu Bliss: Jamyla and her husband, Pierre, co-founders of Oyin Handmade and their sons Osei and Sadat

One of the products included in gift bags for’s 4th anniversary fete was Hair Dew samples from Oyin Handmade. Hair Dew is ideal for naturally wavy, curly and/or kinky tresses because its filled with moisturizing goodies like coconut oil and aloe vera but void of harmful ingredients like petroleum and paraffin. I’m currently transitioning and [...]

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Tips to Book Blocks of Hotel Rooms for a Wedding

The sleek lobby of The Westin in Uptown Charlotte was a top pick to be my host hotel during my wedding weekend but it was booked before I could block rooms for guests.

Check out these practical tips the folks over at Roomer shared with Triple B on blocking a hotel room for your wedding! I certainly wish I had read this list before my October nuptials last year in Charlotte. There was a Panthers home game, a furniture conference and a BBQ festival taking place in the [...]

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GIVEAWAY! Ginger + Liz Nail Polish


Black Bridal Bliss has teamed up with Ginger + Liz for an exciting GIVEAWAY! Ginger + Liz launched in 2010 by two young African American women, Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett, and is a fave of celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan. Celebrities such as Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, and Taraji P. Henson have rocked their polishes. The [...]

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Fashion Friday – Bridal News You Can Use

Bachelorette Bash Bliss: What Happens in Vegas...

Vegas? Karaoke? Cocktails on the ready? Bonding with my girls on the eve of saying I Do? Sounds like the makings of an unforgettable bachelorette trip — or a scene in the new film, Think Like a Man Too! View a hilarious trailer here.

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The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Fashion for My Grandparents

Triple B's bride-to-be Nicole is making sure her family is dressed to the nines for her wedding day!

In true control freak fashion, I insisted in being a part of the wedding wardrobe selection process for my parents. My parents, wanting nothing to do with a bridezilla moment, put up no fight. My grandmother even recommended I help to avoid any problems if she chooses incorrectly. With that sole purpose in mind, I [...]

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