Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Triple B Lunches with Colin Cowie

Last week I was invited by The Platinum Guild International to have lunch with special events planner extraordinaire, Colin Cowie!

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CNN Anchor Isha Sesay Says “I Do”!

There’s yet another wedding to add to the Summer 2013 list of high-profile nuptials! CNN anchor Isha Sesay, 37 said I Do to fellow CNN staffer Leif Coorlim, 34 in Atlanta earlier this month. Isha who is British of Sierra Leonean descent and Leif who was born in California but grew up in Chicago and […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Ceremony Programs

Boy have I missed you all. This week’s pick is something I’m seriously contemplating adding to my wedding ceremony. Mr. TK and I are considering nixing traditional programs and opting for one large “program” for guests to view as they arrive. (Check out the above image for a reference.) Here are our top reasons:

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Gone ‘Til November

For the last three years (and change) ’round these parts, Tuesday isn’t just the day after Monday or before Wednesday. Tie the Knot Tuesday has evolved into a day to share real weddings and honest love stories. It became a weekly ritual to celebrate families, sisterhood/brotherhood and good times. Both men and women from all […]

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Fashion Friday – Etsy Wedding Bands

Did you know that Etsy, the go-to online resource for every DIY (do-it-yourself) bride on the planet, has a wide selection of wedding bands? Honestly I didn’t until very recently. Mr. TK and I are beginning the –slightly daunting — process of searching for wedding bands (admittedly a little late) and I was overwhelmed by […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Inexpensive Bridal Jewelry

Psst. I’m about to let you in on a lil’ secret. Girlprops.com is the go-to spot for fast fashion accessories. The pieces are ridiculously cheap (in price and occasionally in quality) but the company manages to knock off designer trends in record time. From bracelets to earrings, necklaces to rings — this site has you […]

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Celeb Marriage News – Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha

With so many celebrity nuptials taking place this summer, it is kinda easy to let one slip under the radar. But Triple B would truly be remiss if the marriage of Kerry Washington was not covered here. The Bronx, New York born and bred Scandal star kept her marriage to Nigerian NFL corner back (San […]

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Fashion Friday – Wedding Day Undergarments

After selecting your wedding gown, and shoes, and veil (whew!), ensuring you have the proper undergarments is often next on the style to-do list for planning brides. While I was a fashion editorial assistant at ESSENCE magazine 10+ years ago, my then boss constantly preached the value of well made underpinnings. It was often my […]

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Wedding Cake Alternatives

In 2013, many nearlywed couples want to serve their wedding guests anything but a traditional wedding cake. (My fiance and I are one of them.) Here are Triple B’s top wedding cake alternatives for the modern bride and groom. A bonus is all these sweet treats will become great conversation starters for your guests.

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Bachelorette Trip Deal!

Hola! Are you searching for a fun, memorable getaway — with a good dose of tasty drinks and eye candy — to commemorate your final days before becoming a Mrs.? A couple engaged ladies in my circle headed to the ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans earlier this month to get their party on. Others […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Tamika & Juan

Couple: Tamika & Juan Wedding Date: April 14, 2013 Wedding Location: The Legare Waring House, Charleston, South Carolina Theme: Love, Life & Us Washington, D.C.-based bride Tamika became a friend of Triple B when she entered a photography GIVEAWAY we co-sponsored last year. Both Tamika’s individual accomplishments (she’s a 10+ year cancer survivor and founder […]

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New Bridal Bikini Collection from Chrissy Teigen!

What’s more beautiful than white sand, blue water, and your bride in a bikini? This summer, 27 year-old Chrissy Teigen will encourage a number of brides to take their vows to the beach. After an engagement to R&B beau John Legend on a beach in the Maldives, Teigen wanted to keep that same level of […]

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Final Fridays with Cousin Mars: Wedding Registry Remix

I’ve already shared how to get your hubby-to-be more involved with wedding planning. The registry portion of wedding planning may actually be the toughest for some men nearing the altar to swallow (it can be soooo boring). Well, that is if it is being done the traditional way. The wedding registry selection already requires so […]

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Bridesmaids Don’t Hate You After Your Wedding

Being a bridesmaid isn’t easy. I know, I’ve been one…hmmm, let’s just say a lot. There are dozens of ways for brides to piss their attendants off in the midst of wedding planning but below are five painless ways to keep friendships in tact so that your girls are still your girls by the time […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: The Truth About Wedding Plus Ones

Although I rarely delve into my personal bidness here on Triple B, I felt the need to address something that often becomes an issue when wedding planning. That issue is the dreaded plus-one quandary. As if fine tuning guest lists isn’t complicated enough, there’s an added amount of pressure surrounding which guests should or shouldn’t […]

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Join Triple B on INSTAGRAM!

Many of you are fans of Black Bridal Bliss on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest and Twitter (even Cousin Mars is getting love on Twitter). Thank you, thank you, thank you! The support is much appreciated. Recently, Triple B expanded the social media presence to Instagram. Of course Mars jumped on the Instagram bandwagon […]

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Marriage Matters Monday: Money Talks

Deciding to marry someone can be a beautiful, blissful experience filled with happy, fun-filled moments. But it also comes with important conversations about finances. It can be daunting for even the most organized “together” couple. Talks arise of who will manage the household bills, wills, life/health insurance, income taxes (Should we file jointly or separately?), […]

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Bright Bridal Idea – Bridesmaid Corsages

Searching for ways to trim your wedding floral budget? Consider corsages for your bridesmaids! Bouquets can easily cost a couple hundred dollars each (!) so corsages are a frugal alternative. Don’t assume that you’re limited to the cheesy styles you were forced to wear at your prom.

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When Your Million Dollar Wedding Turns Into a Five Cent Marriage

Triple B pals Black & Married with Kids recently posted the piece excerpted below and it was only right that the knowledge be shared here, too. Like Tie the Knot Tuesday alum Rasheeda, the writer candidly pens about how his life as a newlywed is filled with challenging learning experiences, valleys and trials. Coincidentally, the […]

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Join Triple B for a TWITTER CHAT with top wedding DJ Mark Battle

Our last Twitter Chat with Linnyette Richardson-Hall was informative and entertaining — okay it was hilarious. Folks are still talking about it! This month we’re scheduled to chat it up with DJ Mark Battle of One Sound and Entertainment. Mark is the premiere wedding DJ in the Atlanta-area but has clients all over the world. […]

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