Fashion Friday: Introducing Bridal Footwear Line, Nael Coce

I recently traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to attend the launch of a fabulous new shoe line, Nael Coce. Nael Coce is the brainchild of PhD (yeah, you read that correctly) student, Sheena Young. Sheena’s mission was to create a line of footwear that was both fashionable and functional. This line actually offers “convertible” shoes — […]

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The Road to Mrs. – I Am Not My Hair

  I know this is a break from my norm, but this week I would like to expound on another Triple B entry: Wedding Day Hair Drama: Natural Versus Straight. About three years ago I made the decision to get off the “creamy crack” and go natural. I would tell anyone who would listen; my […]

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Wedding Day Hair Drama: Natural versus Straight

Would you rock a curly style like this one on your wedding day?

Few topics get Black women to go from 0 to 90 in a mili-second like the talk of hair. When I decided to address the issue of brides wearing their hair kinky, curly, wavy, twisted and in locs for their wedding day I knew I was signing myself up to receive very strong opinions. But […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Shenise & Antonio

  Bride: Shenise Euland, 30 Groom: Antonio Gerideau, 32 Occupations: Euland: Environmental Firm Analyst; Gerideau: Longshoreman Homebase: South Carolina Wedding Date: September 3, 2011 Wedding Location: Founder’s Hall Charles Towne Landing, Charleston, South Carolina  

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You Oughta Know: Fun Bridal News

  There are lots of exciting events taking place in the bridal world this week and Triple B has the scoop! Keep reading to find out more:

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The Road to Mrs. – What About Your Friends?

I have been overwhelmed by the kindness of people ever since Shawn and I have become engaged.  It’s funny, as a cynical New Yorker I was gearing up to deflect the shade I was sure would come with making such an announcement.  Surprisingly, for the most part my experience has been just the opposite.  Stating […]

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Bridal Beauty: Wedding Day Hair

Keke Palmer is one of those actresses I feel is underrated in Hollywood. Besides her acting chops, I’m partial to Miss Palmer because I met her a few years back while working at Essence and in addition to being talented she’s a sweetheart. So it is no surprise that when I viewed these adorable images […]

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The Road to Mrs. – My Six Month Wedding Countdown

Hey Triple B! I missed you guys last week. I was down with a cold and wasn’t able to post. I am happy to be back on my feet and really glad to be back with you guys. The realization that my wedding day is six months away has begun to settle in, and I […]

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Anniversary Trash the Dress Shoot with Nioyona & Anthony

Take a walk down Memory Lane with newlyweds Nioyona and Anthony!

We’re switching things up a little on Triple B today. Instead of the traditional Tie the Knot Tuesday feature, we’re showcasing a sexy Trash the Dress photo session. Now you have another option of something fun to do with your gown after saying “I Do”. Tie the Knot Tuesday alum Rasheeda (and one of my fave featured brides) […]

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Fashion Friday – Bebe Goes Bridal!

Guess who the latest bridge designer line is to go the bridal route? Bebe! That’s right, joining their peers J.Crew and many other mall faves Bebe will soon offer gowns for those preparing to say “I Do”. Now you can grab a sexy top to wear for date night (or the club!) under the same roof […]

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Check This Out! – Marriage Matters Video

Unfortunately our resident bride-to-be Jene is sick and was unable to write her post this week. Feel better, Jene! Hopefully she’ll be back next week, rested up and ready to take us further along on her wedding planning journey. In the meantime, please check out the below video trailer that Lamar over at Black and […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Amber & Garvin

  Bride: Amber Lee, 29 Groom: Garvin Forrester, 38 Occupations: Lee: owner of Kane & Couture; Forrester: owner of Calmar Holdings LLC Homebase: New Jersey Wedding Date: December 3, 2011; Civil Ceremony: April 21, 2011 Wedding Location: Grenada Grand Resort in St Georges, Grenada

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The Road to Mrs. – Why I Chose Couple’s Therapy

When Shawn and I decided to take our relationship to the next level I had one condition to marriage and that was pre-marital counseling. There was no doubt in my mind that I loved this man and wanted to be his wife. But I don’t care how many sappy love songs you play, it is […]

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Song Bouquet Giveaway Winner Announced!

I know you guys have been losing sleep over this but the time is finally here. The winner of Triple  B’s giveaway with Song Bouquet is [insert drumroll here] Tara Moore of Houston, Texas! Tara was the first person to respond with the correct answer of

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Awesome Bridesmaid Gifts: Voluspa Candles

Most brides struggle with the decision of what to give their bridal party as a token of appreciation. And for good reason, these women (and in some cases men) have likely cried with you, laughed with you and hopefully threw you an unforgettable bachelorette party and bridal shower. The list of items that work as […]

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The Road to Mrs. – Confessions of a Single Mom Saying “I Do”

Being a bride who is also a single parent to a teenager has its own unique challenges. My daughter Tylesha has been one of the biggest hurdles in my relationship. There was a time I was unsure if Shawn and I would survive Hurricane Tylesha. I was very young when I had Ty, so we […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Celine & Orville

Celine & Orville Jump the Broom!

Bride: Celine Dixon, 29 Groom: Orville Martin, 28 Occupations: Dixon: accountant and freelance makeup artist; Martin: hospital clerk and DJ Homebase: New York Wedding Date: August 6, 2011 Wedding Location: The Riverview, Hastings on the Hudson, New York

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You Oughta Know – Song Bouquet (PLUS Exciting GIVEAWAY)

Confession: My very first “boyfriend” wrote all of the lyrics of A Teenage Love by Slick Rick on loose leaf paper and slipped it to me after school. I saved the papers for months and cherished them like my beloved Cabbage Patch Kids. Even I recognized waaaay back  then that this gesture took a lot […]

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The Road to Mrs. – Is My Side Hustle Hurting My Diet?

  Being an upcoming bride, who is trying to lose weight for my big day, my relationship with food is a constant struggle. Although I am getting married I know food and weight issues are definitely not exclusive to a bride.

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Tie the Knot Tuesday: Joi and John

  Bride: Joi Burrell, 31 Groom: John Deberry, 30 Occupations: Burrell: registered nurse; Deberry: graduate student and Janay Herbal Products Vice President Homebase: North Carolina Wedding Date: May 30, 2011 Wedding Location: Ceremony & Reception: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

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