The Road to Mrs. – RSVP for FOREVER!

Resident bride-to-be Keisa’s parents have been married 40 years!

My wedding is in 37 daysyikes! The last couple of weeks have been some kinda of hectic, to say the least, but I can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel… thank you, Lord! This past week and a half has been all about RSVPs. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Day Hair


I absolutely love being natural. Natural hair is all kinds of amazing and extremely versatile. Since making the transition almost 10 years ago, I vowed to never return to the creamy crack…even on those days when my natural curls seem most unruly or when my twist outs are just, well, “out”, I swear I will never revert back to old my old ways!

I will be the first to proclaim that I am NOT the president of the natural hair club. [Read more…]

#BRIDALPARTYSQUADGOALS OF THE WEEK

 

Turn up, ladies!

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The Road to Mrs. – Showered With Love At My Bridal Shower!

Triple B’s resident bride-to-be flanked by loved ones during her bridal shower.

I was not going to even have a bridal shower. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – The Name Game: What to Do With My Maiden Name?

Lately, the wedding related question of choice asked by family, friends, co-workers, and anyone who may be within earshot of a conversation had with said individuals, is “Are you changing your last name?”. Honestly, this question gives me slight heartburn because I haven’t decided what, if anything I’m going to do with my maiden name. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Honeymoon…mini-moon…some kinda moon!


Before I truly began wedding planning, like really understanding how everything associated with the word “wedding” is marked up by 1000%, I figured we would have a wedding and then take a two-week honeymoon backpacking through Europe or possibly laying amid the beautiful blue waters in the Maldives…It’s a good thing my dreams don’t get crushed on a regular basis, otherwise the reality that what I envisioned for our honeymoon just isn’t going to come to fruition would be completely devastating! Fortunately, I’m pretty good at being uber resourceful and finding ways to make something out of nothing — in this case that nothing being our honeymoon budget. #sigh [Read more…]

Bridal Party Squad Goals – A Must-See Video!

The Road to Mrs. – Great Times in MIA!

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Introducing Mahogany Essence Wedding Brooms!

Black Bridal Bliss Presents Mahogany Essence Brooms for Your Big Day!

Are you or a loved one preparing to jump the broom but still don’t have…wait for it…a broom? Well, Black Bridal Bliss is now your trusted wedding broom resource! We are the proud suppliers of Mahogany Essence Wedding Brooms and can ship one-of-a-kind brooms right to your front door. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – 100 Days to Go!

If it wasn’t really real before, it’s real now. 1000% real. 100 days and counting until we exchange our “I dos”. Excited? Absolutely. Ready? Emotionally — no doubt. Ready as far as wedding planning is concerned? Let’s talk about it. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs.- Adventures in Wedding Planning Part III

A custom creation from Tart Bites

After two days of smelling roses and pricing candelabras, it was time to taste some cake! Cake tasting, albeit, not the best for my waistline, has certainly been one of the more enjoyable aspects of wedding planning. For our cake tastings, my planner Christina lined up two appointments. Our first tasting was held at a popular upscale bakery with several locations throughout Los Angeles specializing in wedding cakes and other decadent desserts. Upon arrival, we met with one of the bakers who handed us a book of various cake flavors and told us to go at it. [Read more…]

#BRIDALPARTYSQUADGOALS OF THE WEEK

This squad is camera ready in their tank tops and distressed jeans

Pose for the camera now flick…flick…flick

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Tie the Knot Tuesday: Ashleigh + Nathaniel


There’s so much to love about this wedding trailer: The infectious smiles of the Jamaican and Trinidadian couple, their beautiful chocolate skin glowing during the outdoor ceremony, the dancing and celebrating of their union by guests during the reception. But what is perhaps most memorable are the profound words from the officiant. Listen closely and enjoy! *Yamean Studios did an outstanding job, as always, with this video. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs.- Adventures in Wedding Planning Part II

Ever wonder if there is a Disneyland for flowers and décor? Well, the Los Angeles Flower District is sort of like that. That place is truly magical. Seriously. From flowers to sparkly table runners, it is a budget bride’s dream [Read more…]

#BRIDALPARTYSQUADGOALS OF THE WEEK

Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation!

I love this squad’s fringe tops!

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The Road to Mrs. – Adventures in Wedding Planning, Part I

Wedding planning adventures in Los Angeles with resident Triple B bride-to-be Keisa and her daughter Ava!

In a previous post, I discussed the importance of wedding planning visits when planning a destination wedding. Last week, I spent 3 days in sunny Los Angeles with my Mom, daughter and wedding planner to do nothing but wedding plan…well, kinda, except for when we put on our tourist hats and since it was Ava’s Spring Break, checked off all of her “to-dos” from her list, which was a list of random, but dope, sights to see. But, for the most part, we were knee deep in wedding planning. [Read more…]

#BRIDALPARTYSQUADGOALS OF THE WEEK

Beyonce said it best,”If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it!”

Gospel singer Tasha Cobbs is showing off her bling…

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The Road to Mrs. – Our Wedding Registry Dilemma

Wedding registries can be tremendously helpful and are much needed for many couples. Crate & Barrel, Bloomingdale’s, Target, Amazon and seemingly almost every major retailer and department store have options for couples to create wedding registries. You can even set up a registry where your guests can contribute to helping you get to your honeymoon destination! Long gone are the days of dragging an unenthused groom into Macy’s to register for dinnerware and kitchen appliances since wedding registries can also be completed online, with just click — or two or three. Brides (and grooms, but, definitely brides) can register to their heart’s desire, or at least until the registry is complete a variety of pots and pans, glassware, gold plated, engraved silverware, fancy china, Keurig’s, Vitamix blenders, and luggage. Oh, and then you can ask for gift cards, to just about anywhere in the Universe.

So, how could we possibly be considering not having a wedding registry? Simple. We really don’t need anything[Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Selecting My Wedding Invitations


I’ve attended a lot of weddings. I’ve been a participant in several weddings. I remember beautiful weddings, great receptions with good music, good drinks and good food. Just as I can remember bad music, bad food and bad wedding guest behavior resulting from the great reception with good music, good drinks and good food – mostly because of the drinks, I digress, but what I don’t recall about any wedding that I have attended, been invited to or been part of is the couple’s wedding invitations[Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – The Reality of Pinterest When Wedding Planning


Oh, Pinterest. It’s easy, addictive and a seemingly unlimited resource for um, everything! The fact that it allows you to create “secret” boards (which is perfect for planning your wedding even before you have a steady boo) is more than enough reason to looooove it!

The downside, when it comes to planning a wedding, [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Planning from Afar: My Destination Wedding Tips

Beach Bliss!

So, we decided to have a wedding in a city that is over 1,800 miles away from our home. Apparently, a year long, long distance relationship wasn’t enough for the kid – I needed more distance and distance I got. Destination sunny Cal-i-forn-ia – beautiful weather, great beaches, tacos, yes tacos – everything that makes this bride smile. However, my smile started to fade when I realized [Read more…]

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