The Road to Mrs. – My Fiance Has a Groomsmaid

Choosing a bridal party is a significant step in planning your wedding. Some opt to forego an entourage and keep the focus of the big day on the two coming together as one. As has become par for our course, Mr. DrummerBoy and I went about choosing our wedding day companions in a completely different […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Manicure Madness

I’m preparing to take my engagement pictures — WOO HOO! I thought we could do something fun and different today for BPOTW. Manicurist Lisa Logan will be giving me a manicure before the e-session and I’m not sure what kind of design I want. Lisa is insanely creative on her own, but it helps when […]

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Remembering the Marriage When Wedding Planning

I’ve been debating on whether or not I should post this all day. We’ll get back to Tie the Knot Tuesday next week but today I have to share a little big breakthrough I recently had about wedding planning, marriage planning and how the two intersect. Why? Because I know I can’t possibly be the only […]

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Black Bridal Bliss Perez Beauty Case GIVEAWAY

The latest Triple B GIVEAWAY is here! The Perez Beauty Case by Mocha Moon (pictured above) is a cute gift to keep for yourself and pretty enough to store all your must-haves on your wedding day for essential touch-ups. It also makes an ideal bridesmaid gift. Creator Lori Louis was inspired by a love of makeup and […]

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Fashion Friday – Style Expert Sam Saboura on Wedding Dress Shopping

After going gown shopping with the talented (and hilarious) Sam Saboura for TLC’s Something Borrowed, Something New, I knew I had to get Sam on Triple B to share his wedding gown expertise. Check it out:

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The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Planning Decisions!

Decisions, decisions, decisions! I began my wedding planning journey by attending a few bridal shows in order to get a handle on the various vendors and options:

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – CC Blaq Candles

It’s no secret I love a quality scented candle. And an affordable one with great packaging to boot? I’m in! So when I discovered CC BlaQ, the candle creator started by former ESSENCE Magazine staffer Nina Burke, I was pretty darn excited. Here’s why:

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(Not Quite) Tie the Knot Tuesday – Melissa & Damon

  Couple: Melissa & Damon Wedding Date: Fall 2013 Wedding Location: (ceremony and reception) The Biltmore Estate; Asheville, North Carolina E-Session Location: New Orleans

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Jack & Jill Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

Cousin Mars posed this question on Twitter last week so I thought I’d have you guys weigh in here, too. What are your thoughts on Jack & Jill bachelor/bachelorette parties?

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BlackBridalBliss.com’s Curly Nikki Book GIVEAWAY Revealed!

The entries came pouring in for Triple B’s last giveaway of blogger Curly Nikki’s new book, Better Than Good Hair (Amistad)! You all had memorable responses of who your celebrity hair muses would be for your wedding day. The winner was ultimately Patricia Quansah of Maryland (pictured above with her prize). Check out her winning response:

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The Road to Mrs: Meet Nae!

I’m very pleased to announce Triple B has a brand new Road to Mrs. blogger! Meet Nae, a DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) based bride-to-be who personally reached out to me because she wanted to share with you all her musings on wedding planning. In addition to posting here, Nae maintains her own lifestyle blog, I […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Unplugged Weddings

Ever since The Huffington Post published this piece about “unplugged weddings” the bridal industry has been buzzing even more about them. (Truthfully the term is a couple years old.) And since I promised in the comments of this post that I would address the trend here on BBB I decided to make it my Pick of […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday (THROWBACK) – Nana & Akinola

This week’s Tie the Knot Tuesday is a flashback wedding trailer! Although the couple Nana and Akinola wed over three years ago, everything in this trailer is still relevant. As a planning bride myself, I find this inspiring because selecting decor, fashion and music for a timeless wedding trailer seems easy but is not an […]

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How to Create Your Own “Something Borrowed” Wedding Dress – Triple B EXCLUSIVE

The feedback from Triple B’s appearance on TLC’s Something Borrowed, Something New has been nothing short of phenomenal! I’ve receieved kudos from long lost friends, family across the country and even strangers on the street who saw the show and were amazed at the transformation of my mother’s 1960s wedding shift dress and jacket into a […]

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You Oughta Know: Walmart Has Engagement Rings for $58 (Seriously!)

You, read correctly. Fifty. Eight. Dollars! Who knew it was possible to purchase a diamond engagement ring or wedding band under the same roof as toilet paper and laundry detergent (and in some states guns)? Walmart has recently expanded their assortment of quality diamond jewelry for every budget, with a wide selection of engagement rings […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Personal Wrapping Paper

While at the “After I Do” event I hosted earlier this month, I discovered a neat new resource that’s perfect for the creative and sentimental bride and groom. Personal Wrapping Paper is one of those things that makes you say to yourself, “Why didn’t anyone think of this before?!”

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(Not Quite) Tie the Knot Tuesday – Kim & William

Meet Kim and William! The handsome couple shares their stylish engagement session with Triple B today for (Not Quite) Tie the Knot Tuesday. The duo was shot by the talented Chad Pennington — remember this steamy e-session he captured? Kim and William are planning to wed in Northern New Jersey this fall. They decided to […]

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Janet Jackson Tied the Knot! (…LAST year!)

She told us back on Control that she had her own life and was going to make her own decisions. Well Janet Jackson has stayed true to those lyrics. News broke today that the R&B singer and screen gem wed her beau Qatari businessman, Wissam Al Mana. Cool, right? But get this — the couple […]

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2013 Oscar Red Carpet Bridal Inspirations

Check out these Triple B top gown picks from the 2013 Academy Awards for red carpet bridal inspirations! See if your favorite dress made the cut:

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Catch Triple B on TLC’s Something Borrowed, Something New TONIGHT!

Tonight is the night, folks. Triple B has made it to prime-time! Tune into TLC’s Something Borrowed, Something New to catch Triple B and me on a hilarious and quite possibly emotional show. (Check here for complete listing info.) At the end of the 30-minute episode, you would have met my mother,

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