Fashion Friday: Jenny Packham Bridal

Triple B, I have a crush. I stumbled upon Jenny Packham’s 2013 bridal collection this week while doing research for a freelance story. Pure eye candy. The London-based designer has dressed stars like Kerry Washington and Jennifer Hudson on the red carpet. But really it’s her subtle details that have me swooning: the unexpected pleats […]

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The Road to Mrs. – I’ve Lost 50 Pounds!

Losing weight for my wedding day and sharing the journey with you was the premise of starting this blog on Triple B. While that may have been the reason for it’s origin, it has morphed into so much more. I have found support, advice and cathartic release here. I have shared, I have cried. I […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Kai Perfume Oil

For many brides-to-be searching for the perfect fragrance to wear on their big day is a very important assignment. The scent should seemingly be inviting and long-lasting but not over-bearing. And I imagine something that will make your sweetie want to hold you even tighter is also a requirement. Enter: Kai Perfume Oil.

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CONGRATS to Actress Tichina Arnold on Tying the Knot!

Triple B wishes sincere congratulations to veteran actress Tichina Arnold (who many of you affectionately still refer to as Pam from her Martin days) on her recent nuptials! Who did she marry? St. John’s University assistant basketball coach Rico Hines. Tichina, 43, was happily wed at Honolulu’s Oasis Oceanfront Estate, with reportedly 70 guests in attendance. D-Nice flew […]

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Must-See Video: Cute Father Daughter First Dance

This video — shot by the talented folks at Three Ring Weddings — needs no words but I must note that it is extra-touching because the subjects let their true personalities shine through (Like another one of my fave father/daughter first dances). Be sure to tell me your favorite part in the comments after viewing. […]

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The Road to Mrs. – We Got Our Marriage License!

Okay. It is officially getting real to me. We went to the courthouse, filed our paperwork and left with a tentative marriage license in hand.  In exactly a month from now I will be Mrs. Royshawn Harrison. I honestly wasn’t expecting to be a nervous wreck, but anxiety has reared its head.

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No More Drama on Black Bridal Bliss

Yesterday I received an eye-opening email from a longtime Triple B reader who was upset about Monday’s Marriage Matters post on Evelyn and Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson. Read it below:

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Fun & Surprising Wedding Gifts

Wanna totally surprise a couple with a wedding gift they won’t soon forget? Purchase a couple’s massage for the newlyweds to redeem on their honeymoon. A colleague recently did this for a couple and she said they were very appreciative and thoroughly surprised. And really…Who wouldn’t be? Couple massages are the bomb-diggity. Depending on the […]

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(Not Quite) Tie the Knot Tuesday – Dana & Will

The talented shutterbug that is Chad Pennington sent these steamy engagement photos my way and I’m excited to share them with Triple B today. The featured nearlywed couple Dana and Will met in junior high school! It’s always nice when couple’s can take it back to where they met for their engagement photos. As you’ll […]

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Marriage Matters Monday: Chad Johnson & Evelyn Lozada DRAMA (UPDATED)

As mentioned before, sometimes Triple B covers brides that don’t identify as “Black” simply because it makes sense to for the audience — you. This past weekend, newlyweds Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson and his bride Evelyn Lozada got into some mess that…well, it is just m-e-s-s-y! He was arrested for allegedly headbutting her but later […]

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Fashion Friday Find: Plus-Size Lingerie

The attention given to lingerie worn on a bride’s wedding night and honeymoon doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. Although I still think a basic ribbed tank and boy shorts are one of the sexiest things a woman can wear — and I’ve had, ahem, someone cosign this…Regardless of what your feelings are […]

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The Road to Mrs. – Family Disappointments & Other Lessons in Wedding Planning

I was met with some disappointment this week. Unlike Shawn, whose family is massive, mine is quite small. I have three brothers and it meant a lot to me to have each of them play a role in my wedding day. My baby brother Trevor is enlisted in the United States Army. We had him […]

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Cake Pop Escort Cards

This week’s pick is more if an idea than a “thing”. Right now I’m just smitten with using cake pops as escort cards. I know you’re thinking the inclusion of cake pops at weddings isn’t exactly new. And you’re right. But the novel idea as using them as a unique way to demonstrate your escort […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Starrene & Anslem

Bride: Starrene Rhett, 30 Groom: Anslem Samuel Rocque, 35 Occupations: writers and bloggers Homebase: Chicago, Illinois Wedding Date: January 14, 2012 Wedding Location: ceremony and brunch reception: Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast; Brooklyn, New York

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Marriage Matters Monday: 85-Year-Old Couple Remarries After 48 Years of Divorce

CYNICS BEWARE: The story of Lena Henderson and Roland Davis will warm your heart. Why? Well, the 85-year old couple just remarried on Saturday, August 4th after being divorced for nearly five decades — 48 years to be exact. I first read about this pair over on Black and Married with Kids.

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Fashion Friday – J. Crew’s Bow Monde Dress

Um…How cute is this dress? This J.Crew bow monde frock was specifically designed with bridesmaids in mind but I think it can totally work for a less traditional bride and/or as a reception dress.

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The Road to Mrs. – My Bachelorette Party Dilemma

To Bachelor/Bachelorette party or not to Bachelor/Bachelorette party…That is the question. For some reason this topic strikes strong emotions in my house but not in the way most would think.

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray

This week’s pick has a cult following that includes veteran makeup artists and finicky beauty bloggers alike. Triple B, word on the street is Urban Decay’s All-Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Spray is the truth! This spray claims to set the wearer’s makeup in place flawlessly, give skin a dewy finish and even protect makeup from the elements, […]

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Cool Bridal Find: Affordable Wedding Fans!

One of the weddings I’ve had the most fun at took place in New Orleans — this was largely because of the insanely blissful second line. But another element of said wedding I thought was pretty darn cool were the fans all guests received as they entered the outdoor ceremony. These fans served double duty […]

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