I have interviewed over 100 brides and dozens of wedding planners and other bridal industry experts in my career. I’ve been tapped by media outlets like ESSENCE, The Huffington Post and UPTOWN for my bridal expertise. I have enough bridal magazines and wedding books in my home to drive Mr. TK nuts. (I’m working on the pack rat tendencies, babe!) Still, none of this made me totally prepared for the emotional roller coaster I rode for my own wedding. Here are the top five things I learned while taking that ride and how you can attempt to buckle up for them, too: [Read more...]
Well folks, the deed was done. On Saturday, October 19, 2013, I jumped the broom with my best friend in front of roughly 115 loved ones. (We actually wed a month prior in a much smaller ceremony — I promise to elaborate more on that later.) In a word, last weekend was bliss.
Mr. TK and I are still sleepwalking and aren’t scheduled to return to our normal (whatever that means) schedules until next week. Still, I wanted to give you all a glimpse into our nuptials to hold you over until the official Tie the Knot Tuesday feature next month. Below is hand’s down one of my favorite moments from the big day: [Read more...]
Happy Friday! Guess what? I’m scheduled to jump the broom a week from tomorrow. That’s right! One. Week. From. Tomorrow. Although I’ve been blogging on Triple B for Road to Mrs. periodically, I have managed to remain sorta tight-lipped about the details of my wedding. (When it is all said and done there will actually be two weddings but more on that later.) My good friend Lisa pointed out my covertness the other night over calamari and catfish tenders. Our convo went something like this:
Lisa: Bridge, people will relate to you more on BBB if you shared the details of your day-to-day.
Me: Yeah, but you know I’m kinda private and so is Mr. TK. Plus, I have been blogging about it in Road to Mrs.
Lisa: (rolling her eyes) That’s not enough. You launched a bridal blog and you’re getting married. You’ve shared so many details about other brides yet you’re keeping all the good stuff about yourself to yourself. That could turn people off.
Lisa: How about a countdown! That’s fun and exciting and you can be honest about all the ish you still have to do. Be vulnerable like you were when you first announced you were engaged. People will relate to that.
And so here it is, folks. The first day of my 1 week wedding day countdown. I even plan to blog tomorrow. (Not Sunday though. The buck has to stop somewhere.) Below is my to-do list for today. Let’s see how much of this I can actually get accomplished. [Read more...]
My intention today was to share the below video Marriage Is… by The Social Series that was brought to my attention by Triple B friends Black & Married with Kids. The Social Series also produced this moving video on fatherhood so I was anxious to see their latest work. Marriage Is… doesn’t disappoint. Don’t believe me, just watch:
Thus far in my life, I’ve had the opportunity to give only one Best Man speech. [Read more...]
Congratulations are in order for the soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Durant!
This must be the summer of love. With LeBron and Savannah preparing for a lavish wedding weekend this September, Amar’e Stoudemire tying the knot to the mother of his children Alexis and Dwayne Wade acknowledging his beautiful Black queen Gabrielle Union on national television, there must be something special brewing up in those locker rooms. Or perhaps the fellas have been getting relationship advice from the happily married all-star point guard Chris Paul. Next up to the altar? Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant has also popped the question. [Read more...]
Triple B will return to the regularly scheduled Tie the Knot Tuesday programming next week. Today however, please enjoy the exclusive interview Cousin Mars snagged with NFL corner back Kyle Arrington – who has been married just over one year — on marriage, manhood, being an unperfect father to his infant son Kyle, Jr. and the funny pet peeve he has regarding his wife VaShonda’s hair. Plus, Kyle shares his Father’s Day wish list with Triple B. [Read more...]
Couple: Fanta & Ian
Wedding Date: June 11, 2011
Wedding Location: (ceremony & reception) 200 Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
Theme: Love Notes [Read more...]