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

Game-changer: Keija Minor is the new EIC of Brides magazine!

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 cut (!) to pursue her passion, how she feels about more diversity in the bridal industry plus learn who her dream dress designers are for her own wedding day.

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EXCLUSIVE Budget Bridal Decorating Tips from David Tutera!

Me & David Tutera talking about his Triple B exclusive

Remember when I told you guys I met celebrity wedding planner David Tutera at the Chris Paul/Jada Crawley wedding? And remember when I promised an exclusive Q&A with Tutera here on Triple B? Well, promise kept — here you go! Keep reading for the event planning veteran and star of WE’s My Fair Wedding’s expertise on budget bling, the truth on favors and the importance of music at your reception.
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Behind the Scenes at the Chris Paul-Jada Crawley Wedding!

The Pauls & Me!

I’ve been itching to share this with you guys and the time is finally here! My former employer ESSENCE magazine tapped moi to cover the nuptials of NBA superstar Chris Paul and his wife Jada. You can check out the story in the November 2011 issue on pages 61-62 and over on Essence.com in their Bridal Bliss Wedding of the Week. (Be sure to watch the video, too.) This assignment admittedly caused me quite a bit of angst. Why? Well, while I’ve interviewed dozens of celebs in the past — from Heidi Klum to Steve Harvey — covering the Paul wedding was extra-special because it marked the first celebrity bridal-related story I nailed since launching Triple B. The stakes were high. Thankfully Chris and Jada couldn’t have been a more down-to-Earth couple. Once I calmed down and treated the story like a typical Tie the Knot Tuesday feature, I was just fine. Traveling to Charlotte, NC to cover the star-studded affair was technically work yet the entire wedding weekend felt like hanging out with family. Seriously. Here are my exclusive highlights you won’t read about anywhere else:

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Black Bridal Bliss Movie Mania: Get Ready for The Best Man 2!


Yep, you read correctly! Universal Pictures just announced that there is indeed a sequel in the works for beloved 1990s film, The Best Man. SWOON! [Read more…]

Black Bridal Bliss EXCLUSIVE: A Bridezilla Defends Herself!

Bridezilla Erica gives her side of the story!

Did you watch the season premiere of Bridezillas last night? If so, I’m sure you asked, “What the %*#$??!!” at least twice during viewing. (Admit it.) Well, I have a little more guilty pleasure for ya. Triple B caught up with newlywed Erica to find out if she feels the WEtv cameras added extra stress to her wedding planning, if she ever made peace with her sister and what she thinks about the show’s unmarried critics. (I guess that includes me, huh?) BONUS: Erica offers bridal tips for you nearlyweds as well! [Read more…]

Happy Anniversary to Beyonce & Jay-Z! PLUS an EXCLUSIVE Giveaway!

Please join Triple B in wishing Beyonce and her hubby Jay-Z a happy 3rd wedding anniversary! We wish the influential couple many years of happiness. (Word is they are celebrating in the sunny Caribbean on the Abaco Islands.) No one can forget how secretive the duo was about their NYC nuptials in Jay-Z’s Tribeca home and to this day the public hasn’t seen nary a wedding pic from the Knowles-Carter affair. I’m still in awe of how they pulled that off!
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