Wedding SOS: The 411 on Save the Dates

Since I’m preparing to send out my Save-the-Dates in the coming weeks (WOO HOO!), I thought this post was timely. My fiance and I had some questions about what to do and what not to do so I’m anxious to share my recent findings with you all. As always, Triple B encourages everyone to ultimately […]

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Fashion Friday – Wedding Veil Styles

Confession: I had no idea there were so many types of veils until I launched Triple B. (And I have two degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology plus studied fashion in London, England.) The truth is, I highly doubt most women do. So when it is time to search for their own veil brides […]

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The Road to Mrs. – My Style to the Aisle Bridal Expo Recap

Last weekend I attended the Style to the Aisle, A Bride’s Runway event at L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. Created by Michelle Davis of Memorable Moments Event Planning Co. in Baltimore, MD, this one-of-a-kind bridal fashion event brings brides face to face with designers, bridal boutiques, models, photographers, makeup artists and hair stylists. This event is […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Honeymoon Registires

Blame it on the unseasonably chilly temps in New York City but I’ve been thinking about vacations a lot these days. Which has me pondering about honeymoon registries… First and foremost, contrary to traditional belief, I don’t think they’re tacky (as long as it isn’t mentioned anywhere on the invitation). Whether or not I will […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Carla & Michael

Couple: Carla & Michael Wedding Date: October 20, 2012 Wedding Location: (ceremony) Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, South Orange, NJ; (reception) The Mansion at Bretton Woods, Morris Plains, NJ Wedding Theme: Traditional Elegance

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Marriage Matters Monday – 5 Ways to Seek Pre-Martial Counseling

Please enjoy this informative piece by Philadelphia-based writer and mental health therapist Essence Cohen. I personally learned a lot from this article and I’m sure you will, too. Be sure to show Essence some Triple B love in the comments! There are so many exciting activities surrounding your wedding day that you can lose focus […]

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Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Husband Material

3 Signs a Man Is Ready Is it after one year? Is it after he introduces you to mom? How about when he is comfortable enough to say “I love you” in the presence of his friends? Oh yeah…this one is good…what about after he gives you a key to his place? Having many close […]

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The Road to Mrs. – Sanctity of the Wedding Ceremony

I was recently asked by a family member which sanctuary we would be using for our wedding ceremony. My immediate response (courtesy of a combination of being my mother’s child and sharing my fiancé’s penchant for snark) was “we’re having our ceremony in the original sanctuary – the garden”. Religious traditions and sarcasm aside, this […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week- Cool DIY Idea

Between finalizing Save the Dates that need to mailed yesterday, corresponding with a growing number of wedding vendors, completing a freelance story (It’s coming P!), searching for a Triple B social media intern, organizing an exciting Triple B photo shoot and trying to maintain some semblance of a personal life — I still manage to […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Weddings with Unique Cultural Touches

By now we (hopefully) all know the historical and cultural significance of jumping the broom during a wedding ceremony. However, it isn’t the only way for those of the African Diaspora to show their cultural appreciation during a wedding. Below is a round-up of past Tie the Knot Tuesday couples that found creative ways to […]

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Black Bridal Bliss – The Point of It All

Just when I get frustrated by life’s inevitable tests, I receive an email like the one excerpted below. The unsolicited heartfelt message below was emailed to me from a regular Triple B reader/visitor in Maryland. It almost brought me to tears. I’ve always felt this site was about more than weddings. So much more…And clearly […]

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Fashion Friday – June Ambrose Shoe Collection for HSN

Great news for all you shoe lovers! Veteran fashion stylist June Ambrose (her client list includes Jay-Z and Mariah Carey) has collaborated with theme and the Home Shopping Network for a line of footwear. Unlike most celebrity stylists and high-end designer lines for mass retailers, one can actually imagine June wearing these shoes. (You guys […]

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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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