Just when I get frustrated by life’s inevitable tests, I receive an email like the one excerpted below. The unsolicited heartfelt message below was emailed to me from a regular Triple B reader/visitor in Maryland. It almost brought me to tears. I’ve always felt this site was about more than weddings. So much more…And clearly this woman agrees. [Read more...]
WOO HOO! It’s Friday, most of us have a long weekend ahead and Monday (Memorial Day for us in the U.S.) marks the unofficial start of summer. ENJOY! Oh and those of you attending weddings this weekend (I’m going to one tonight!) that you think are Tie the Knot Tuesday worthy, be sure to send the bride and groom my way. Annnddd (insert drumroll here) as of 12AM PST (midnight), BlackBridalBliss.com will go dark until 10AM EST on Monday, June 4th. We’ll have lots of new bells and whistles to shares once we return. In the meantime, there will still be informative and fun updates on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages so continue to check them regularly. Don’t forget to spread the bliss and see you Monday, June 4th!
Hola! Yesterday I received a tweet from a former colleague that made my day. It read: “Thank you for keeping the site going! These images are necessary. I love the pics in today’s Tie the Knot Tuesday wedding. ” See why that made my day? And now it is your turn!
Many of you have also tweeted me, emailed me, left a comment on the Triple B Facebook page or shared verbally in passing that Black Bridal Bliss has given you something special. So now I need a favor from you. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org the ways that this site has inspired, motivated or encouraged you. No expression is too small or too long. Be sure to include your first name and city of residence. Know that I’m not collecting these testimonies for kicks and giggles but rather for a much bigger Triple B related project. Many thanks in advance for helping to take Triple B to the next level.
I doubt most of you will even read this message until after the weekend is over. I have loads of great stuff in store for Triple B next week. Until then, be safe and have a blast this holiday.
P.S. – Please be sure to take the poll (about being a pregnant bride) located on the right rail of the homepage. I’m thinking of turning the controversial topic into a future post.
Welcome to BLACK BRIDAL BLISS! Bridgette Bartlett here, creator of Black Bridal Bliss and certified bridal junkie. I launched this site because while working as an editor for a major Black women’s magazine, I discovered how much sisters are neglected in the bridal market. And although I have never planned a wedding of my own, (God knows I’ve been in quite a few though!) it frustrated me. I also discovered that there are oodles of us who aren’t planning a personal walk down the aisle but still get a huge kick out of looking at wedding dresses and videos of random folks doing the electric slide during wedding receptions. And let’s face it, when opening any top bridal magazine you’re likely to find more women who look like Gwyneth Paltrow than Mo’Nique, right? I searched and searched for ways I could help do something about this imbalance.
So, I decided to combine my passion for all things stylish along with my sincere desire to showcase more Black women in happy marriages (The nerve of me to think the latter is possible, huh?) and eventually came up with BLACK BRIDAL BLISS. As the week progresses, you will find informative fashion and beauty posts in STYLE, get ideas on everything from engagement parties to escort cards in PLANNERS, PEONIES & PLACECARDS, soak up the latest jet-setting dish in DESTINATION IDEAS, ooh and ah over the exclusive real weddings featured weekly in TIE THE KNOT TUESDAYS and lastly learn from honest hitched couples on what to expect after the honeymoon in MARRIAGE MATTERS.
I’m super-excited about Triple B and I hope you are, too. Stop by again soon as the site will expand regularly over the next few days, weeks and months. Become a fan of BLACK BRIDAL BLISS on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Oh and be sure to drop me a line in the comments section to tell me what you simply love or just can’t stand. And don’t forget to forward the site address to a friend or six…or ten to help spread the word about the bliss.
The best is yet to come!