Tie the Knot Tuesday – Rashida & Ben

Bride: Rashida Bridges, 25 Groom: Benahi “Ben” Ilegbodu, 27 Occupations: Bridges, strategic consultant; Ilegbodu, web developer Homebase: California Wedding Date: September 5, 2010 Wedding Location: Ceremony: Abundant Life Christian Fellowship; Mountainview, CA Reception: Biltmore Hotel; Santa Clara, CA

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Wedding Rules – What to Keep and What to Toss

I recently stumbled across a list of wedding etiquette mantras while doing some research for Triple B and came to the conclusion that most of them were simply archaic. I thought to myself, ‘Are people really still doing this stuff and if so…why?’ Check out my list of The Top 5 Outdated Wedding Rules and […]

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The Road to Mrs. – Nadine & Sean’s Wedding Update Video

Howdy! Triple B’s resident bride-to-be Nadine has granted us another hilarious video with her fiance, Sean. You remember how funny their first one was, right? Well, be prepared to laugh some more. They’re giving an update on their wedding invitations, photographer and videographer bookings and even…speedboats. These two are a certified hoot — their chemistry […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Fay & William

Bride: Fay Reynolds, 28 Groom: William Dunbar, 26 Occupations: Reynolds, recruitment manager; Dunbar, education program director Homebase: Pennsylvania Wedding Date: September 25, 2010 Wedding Location: Ceremony: Bright Hope Baptist Church; Reception: Crowne Plaza Hotel (both in Philadelphia)

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The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Apps

If you read my Valentine’s Day post, you’ll know that I recently got an iPhone 4.  Contrary to popular belief, I didn’t get it solely for the apps. I loved my BlackBerry, but I grew tired of its lack of functionality. I can’t lie though, the apps on the iPhone are fantastic, especially the wedding […]

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Marriage Matters on TV – Are we staying together or falling apart?

Every now and again I need to check in with you all about the ways that Black marriages (and committed relationships of Black folks across the board) are portrayed in popular culture. On my mind this morning is BET’s new sitcom Let’s Stay Together.

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Karimah & Jeremy

Today’s Tie the Knot Tuesday is from writer Nicole Marie Melton. Please look out for future contributions to Triple B from the talented scribe in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out some of her work over at GlamGigs.com. Bride: Karimah Stallworth, 26 Groom: Jeremy McFarlane, 27 Occupations: Stallworh, human resources manager; McFarlane, desktop […]

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Cute Stationery Find (AND DISCOUNT)! – Sweet Potato Paper

Most would agree the right invitation sets the mood for any memorable affair. And with the popularity of e-vites and the like, I’m increasingly impressed by unique invitations sent (gasp!) snail mail. This is why when I learned of a new, fun addition to the stationery world — Sweet Potato Paper — I couldn’t wait […]

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The Black Atlas – A Honeymoon Planning Gem!

I know some of you just said to yourself, ‘The Black Atlas isn’t new!’ And you would be correct since the site launched in the fall of 2009. But I don’t think many people realize how valuable of a tool it can be when planning a destination wedding and/or a honeymoon. Read why:

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The Road to Mrs. – Google for Weddings

When I got Bridgette’s email I just had to read it at the dinner table.  She wanted Sean and I to give our thoughts on the new wedding planning tool being offered by Google.  Google For Weddings is a new set of free wedding planning tools to help you get organized for your big day. […]

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New Bridal Fashion Resource: BHLDN

Lots of cool stuff is happening in the bridal world this week and one is the official launch of Anthropologie’s new spinoff, Bhldn. Debuting on Valentine’s Day, the offshoot that I  first mentioned here, presently offers gowns (for the bride and her attendants), footwear, jewelry, headpieces, lingerie and coverups.

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Black Bridal Bliss in the Press! (Shameless Plug)

Have you checked out the debut special Weddings & Travel issue of UPTOWN magazine yet? What’s that…you haven’t? Well, what ya waiting for? Run to your nearest newsstand to pick up a copy! Triple B is in the issue twice and I couldn’t be more proud.

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Not Quite Tied the Knot Tuesday – Michele & Benjamin

In lieu of Triple B’s normal Tie the Knot Tuesday feature, I have a fab engagement session to share today! In the images you are about to see, I know you’ll agree the featured couple Michele and Benjamin are fun, energetic and definitely appear to be head-over-heels in love. The talented photographer responsible for capturing […]

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HAPPY VDAY from BLACK BRIDAL BLISS!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I actually have a gift for all of you in the NYC area who don’t have plans tonight. Click

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Fun Fashion Find: Cute Bridal Flats

Attending wedding receptions are enjoyable for a myriad of reasons: getting to break bread with loved ones, emotional toasts and the sweat-inducing dancing. It is truly a beautiful thing. But if you’ve been on your feet for the better part of the day as a member of the bridal party, chances are by Soul Train […]

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The Road to Mrs. – Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Things have been quiet on the planning front. So with Valentine’s Day approaching I wanted to take a look at some fun gift ideas for engaged couples. When you’re engaged Valentine’s Day takes on a new meaning.  Somehow $5 chocolates no longer cut it, nor over indulgent gifts. Yes, you want to enjoy the day […]

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Tie the Knot Tuesday: Akida & Ken

Bride: Akida Stephens, 34 Groom: Kenneth “Ken” Neely, 47 Occupations: Stephens, communications manager; Neely, owner of IT company Homebase: Philadelphia Wedding Date: October 15, 2010 Wedding Location: Ceremony & Reception: Hotel Sofitel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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5 Tips for Customizing Groom Fashion

It’s all about the fellas today! Many think all the groom has to do in order to prepare for his wedding day is rent any ‘ole tux and show up at the church. Not so! Keep reading for Triple B’s exclusive tips fromVijay Tharwani, owner of Custom Men. Custom Men is a leader in custom […]

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Fun Bridal Bits from Carolee and Ming Wang!

Triple B has the scoop on a fab event and an equally fab contest. First Carolee, the jewelry company that helped make this amazing wedding happen, is teaming up with wedding planner superstar Colin Cowie — he plans parties for Oprah — for a fun shindig at NYC’s Lord & Taylor. The event takes place […]

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The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Insurance 411

No one wants to think about anything going wrong on his or her wedding day, but disasters can happen. From vendors canceling at the last minute to airlines losing your luggage, arming yourself with wedding insurance can help protect you from the unexpected. For one of the most important days of your life, it is […]

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