Tie the Knot Tuesday – Mirlaine & Pernell

Bride: Mirlaine Onelien, 37 Groom: Pernell S. Brice III, 38 Occupations: Onelien, magazine executive; Brice, development and evaluation director Homebase: New Jersey Wedding Date: September 29, 2012 Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: David’s Country Inn, Hackettstown, NJ  

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Six Ways to Avoid Becoming a Bridezilla

Since I’ve only been engaged a little over a month, many folks might think it is premature to pen such a post. But, in the last six weeks I’ve discovered a few key things and wanted to share. Typing this will also keep me in check because I’m sure I’ll have to revisit it my […]

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Fashion Friday – Toasting the Trends at Nina’s!

Please enjoy the latest post from Triple B’s editorial style contributor Mabel Martinez and be sure to leave comments, folks! Triple B recently had the opportunity to preview Nina’s latest Bridal Collection. Stunning wedding gowns and bridal accessories for every blushing bride were on display. Nina’s showroom also featured a panel discussion on the bridal […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Fantasy Wedding Shoes

The last couple of weeks have been draining. There was Hurricane Sandy (those of us in the Northeast U.S. are still feeling her devastation), the anticipation of the presidential election outcome and just the day to day ups and downs of life. So, I decided to share a little eye candy on Triple B today […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday….Will Return Next Week!

Because it is presidential election day in the U.S. where I and most of you reside, all of our focus needs to be on voting. Triple B will return to the regularly scheduled programming tomorrow. Please VOTE! If you really still need your TTKT fix, check out the archives here. And as always, if you […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Natural Hair Brides Special Edition

Considering wearing your strands naturally wavy, kinky, curly or in locs for your strut down the aisle? Let these fierce Tie the Knot Tuesday alums inspire you! And I’ve even included expert tips from a trusted hairstylist who specializes in natural tresses. You’re welcome.

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Look! Triple B is on TV (kinda,sorta)!

Check out Triple B founder/editor, Bridgette Bartlett, dishing on all things bridesmaids via HuffingtonPost Live! WOO HOO! Pretty exciting, no? Don’t miss Summer of My Simply Perfect Weddings & Events weighing in, too. After viewing, leave a comment below with your thoughts on the topic.

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Let the Good Times Roll – Another Must-See Video!

Triple B’s sharing another awesome wedding trailer; this time from Nashville, Tenn. Isn’t the fun, camaraderie and love in this video just palpable? I bet Leah and Kevin’s reception was a great time indeed!  

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Cousin Mars: What Goes Through His Mind Before Proposing?

Okay, I have to admit this is a tough one. I may lose my Dude Card for this post, but HEY…this is for Triple B. Popping the big question takes a BIG pair (you know what I mean). Please understand that most men take the fiancee-to-be, her friends and family, his friends and family, and […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Keija Minor, Editor in Chief of Brides Magazine, Talks to Black Bridal Bliss

Every once and awhile I make good on my promises. Last month when Triple B reported Keija Minor historically accepted the coveted position as editor-in-chief of Brides magazine, there was mention of a follow-up with the head honcho herself. Well, here it is — another Triple B exclusive! Read why Keija once took an 85% pay […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Jiline & Evans

Bride:   Jiline Jocirin, 26 Groom:  Evans Cadet, 26 Occupations: Jocirin, marketing assistant; Cadet, lawn technician Homebase: Atlanta, GA Wedding Date: May 19, 2012 Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: Miami Beach Botanical Garden; Miami, Florida

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What to Wear to a Fall Wedding: Nothing Over $200!

Another wedding season is upon us — fall and winter weddings! It begs the question, “What to wear?” This season think plenty of jewel tones, ruffles, pleats and sky-high pumps. Triple B style intern Mabel Martinez selected fashionable choices ideal for any fall wedding. (There’s even hair and makeup tips, too.) Oh and for the […]

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The Road to Mrs. – Will You be My Bridesmaid?

So you’re planning your wedding… Yipee! You’ve even decided which loved ones (female or male) you wish to have by your side when you say “I Do”. But what’s next? Usually Triple B brings you the 411 on all things weddings however today the script is being flipped and you’re answering the tough questions. What […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Veronica Marche Miller Illustrations

There are many things to adore about Stephanie and Delano’s chic southern nuptials but one of them is unquestionably the custom artwork they displayed throughout their big day. I was excited to learn that the creator of these wonderful illustrations is a talented young Black woman named Veronica Marche Miller. Here’s a snapshot of why I’m […]

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Fashion Friday – JoS A. Bank Formal Wear News

Normally the fashion news here on Triple B is strictly for the brides but today I have news to share for the grooms and other men taking part in their big day.

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Reader Mail – Atlanta Wedding Planners

I recently received an email from Atlanta bride-to-be Samantha searching for Black wedding planners in her town. First and foremost I am grateful Samantha turned to Triple B for such expertise but equally impressed that she and her fiance are going out of their way to support as many Black-owned businesses as possible in planning […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Fab Decor Find!

Yesterday I attended another great press preview for David’s Bridal. You’ll read all about the gowns and trends (plus view pics) for spring soon enough but I couldn’t wait to share these nifty ceramic letters from DB with you all in the meantime.

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Tuesday Throwback – The Wedding Wobble

Yesterday I bumped into a dear colleague who informed me that she had been searching the site for the below video and was disappointed that she couldn’t find it. The Triple B TV videos that live on the right rail of this site get switched out every week or so. I originally posted this video […]

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Marriage Matters Monday – Jada and Chris Paul EXCLUSIVE

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Paul I’ve been working on this Jada and Chris Paul First Wedding Anniversary story for weeks. The duo officially celebrated one year of wedded bliss on September 10th and because I covered their star-studded nuptials here, for ESSENCE and ESSENCE.com, I was determined to get their feedback…some feedback…okay any feedback on […]

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Wedding Etiquette 101

Triple B often preaches the value of adding individuality to one’s big day. Following a long list of outdated rules typically tends to lead to a (yawn) cookie-cutter wedding. But some rules or standards are simply no-brainers, like covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze. However yesterday my colleague told me a story that […]

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