Marriage Matters Monday – Remy Ma + Papoose

Papoose (left) and Remy Ma (right) have become #RelationshipGoals for so many of you! (We dig them too.)

Papoose (left) and Remy Ma (right) have become #RelationshipGoals for so many of you! (We dig them too.)

Triple B hearts these two. Enjoy their latest video filmed for BET! [Read more…]

*Flashback* Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – I Got Your Back

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I think we have all heard the term “I Got Your Back.” I know it isn’t grammatically correct, but let’s ignore that for now. Growing up with siblings and/or other close relatives is what allows most kids the first opportunity to use this expression. As we grow older our circle begins to include friends. If you’re anything like me, you have many stories of how you’ve proven this mantra. Perhaps even better stories regarding how it was proven to you by others. I’d share a few, but the statute of limitations in New York and the District of Columbia are a bit fuzzy in some cases. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Introducing Bride-to-Be, Keisa!

Welcome Bride-to-Be Keisa and her fiance Vlad to the Black Bridal Bliss Family!

Welcome Bride-to-Be Keisa and her fiance Vlad to the Black Bridal Bliss Family!

There’s a new bride-to-be joining the Black Bridal Bliss Family for our beloved Road to Mrs. blog! (WOO HOO) Keep reading to meet Keisa–and be sure to show her lots of Triple B love in the comments.

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: #FOREVERDUNCAN

SURPRISE: #ForeverDuncan Broke the Internet!

SURPRISE: #ForeverDuncan Broke the Internet!

If you follow Black Bridal Bliss on Instagram (You are following Triple B on IG, right??!), then you already know how I feel about #ForeverDuncan. But just in case you missed it, here’s a snapshot of the proposal and surprise wedding that had the World Wide Web collectively swooning.  [Read more…]

Anniversary Bliss: The Obamas Celebrate 24 Years of Marriage!

It's Our Anniversary: Flotus & Potus on their wedding day, 1992.

It’s Our Anniversary: Flotus & Potus on their wedding day, 1992.

To celebrate the 24th wedding anniversary of Barack + Michelle Obama, who happen to be one of our fave couples ‘round these parts, we’ve compiled eight of the most memorable photos from their time in office that is sadly coming to a close. Enjoy!

By the way, in case you need a reason to know why we count these two as one of our fave couples (but, why?!), see the quote from First Lady Obama below the photos. [Read more…]

How to Enjoy Your Bridal Bliss!

We've got tips to ensure you make it to your big day with less stress.

We’ve got tips to ensure you make it to your big day with less stress.

The hubby and I have friends who recently tied the knot in St. Lucia. I was texting with the bride a few weeks before their wedding when she shared the sentiments below:

“We are so excited but nervous at the same time. Let me know if you have any tips for staying calm [before] the big day.”

I had to share those tips here too because this is undoubtedly the way most engaged couples feel leading up to their wedding day. Here are Triple B’s top five tips for maintaining your bridal bliss as you prepare for your nuptials: [Read more…]

Marriage Matters on a…Wednesday?!

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Marriage Matters is typically a Monday feature on Black Bridal Bliss. However, we’re mixing things up this week. There’s been a lot of chatter on social media regarding whether or not women, particularly wives, should or shouldn’t fix their partners plates at cookouts, Thanksgiving gatherings and such. Check out what our pal Charli Penn over at ESSENCE.com had to say about this debate:

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If Mama Ain’t Happy…with CANDACE MONTGOMERY

Beach babes: The Montgomery Family surround Candace on vacay in Turks and Caicos.

Beach babes: The Montgomery Family surround Candace on vacay in Turks and Caicos.

The Black Bridal Bliss feature If Mama Ain’t Happy is bi-zack! This month we’re chatting with New York City event marketing director and blogger, Candace Montgomery. If Mama Ain’t Happy… is our series of intimate conversations with married mothers who are juggling the roles of wife and mom. This is where real mothers and wives can celebrate, inspire and encourage each other. Enjoy and remember to leave a comment!

Name: Candace Montgomery

Wedding Date: September 7, 2002

Husband: Kenneth Montgomery

Children: Stone, 12, Jade, 9 and Jett, 6

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Father’s Day Special – Confessions of Dad-to-Be, Anslem Rocque

Knock, knock: Anslem hangs out with wife Starrene's belly.

Knock, knock: Anslem hangs out with wife Starrene’s belly.

While many dismiss Father’s Day as another lame form of societal pressure to spend money, we like using this time to celebrate something we’re extremely passionate about here: Family. Rather than featuring a gift guide, Black Bridal Bliss convinced first-time father-to-be Anslem Rocque to open up about life since learning he would be a parent. Anslem is no stranger to Triple B, we’ve showcased both his engagement session and wedding. Now, there’s a Lil’ Rocque on the way! Keep reading for an honest take from a real husband on protecting his pregnant wife, leaning on his circle of male friends and keeping the good stuff about his family off social media.   [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Family Business

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I recently noticed the above meme via @MarriageAnonymous on Instagram. Kinda profound I thought and put it in save.

Fast forward to last weekend. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Did you watch #Lemonade?

The Carters: Mama Beyonce, Papa Jay and Baby Blue Ivy celebrating her first birthday!

The Carters: Mama Beyonce, Papa Jay and Baby Blue Ivy celebrating her first birthday!

Everyone is talking about it. Beyonce‘s hour-long Lemonade debut on HBO Saturday night still has the Internet buzzing. Rather than speculate about whether or not the Grammy-winning singer’s new album gave us a snapshot into her own marriage (we’ll never really know) or her mama’s former marriage to her father (still, we won’t know anytime soon), let’s use this platform to further explore some of the important topics Lemonade addresses that at some point in time touch most if not all Black women. [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday THROWBACK – 10 Pics That Made Us Go Aww!

Join the Forresters in Grenada for a breathtaking beach affair!

Remember this? Beach Bliss with The Forresters in Grenada!

Howdy! It might seem hard to believe but we have not abandoned Tie the Knot Tuesday. There’s been a bunch of housekeeping and technical matters taking place behind the scenes here at Black Bridal Bliss and very soon you’ll understand the need for this hiatus. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up our top ten aww-inducing Tie the Knot Tuesday images for a fun trip down memory lane. Remember, #BlackLoveMatters and images are far more powerful than we realize. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – A Couple That Graduates Together…

Power Couple Mario + Nitra with son Myles

Power Couple Mario + Nitra with son MJ

Well, maybe not all the time. But they sure do inspire us here at Black Bridal Bliss! The above image of 26-year-old Nitra, 28-year-old Mario and their 5-year-old son MJ went viral on Facebook earlier this month. This moving caption accompanied the pic:

Mario: Masters of Special Education (May 7)

Nitra: Juris Doctor (May 21)

MJ: Kindergarten (May 23)

‪#‎MayGrads‬ ‪#‎AFamilyThatStudiesTogether‬

Read more about married power duo Mario and Nitra, and their adorable baby boy MJ below. We’re pretty sure you’ll be inspired too. [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday Flashback – Kesha and Steven

Kesha and Steven: Easy Elegance in Marlaynd!

Kesha and Steven: Easy Elegance in Maryland!

One of the things we enjoy about weddings here at Black Bridal Bliss is that although there are many similarities in each, every single one is distinctive. Take the nuptials of Kesha and Steven of Maryland, for instance (we initially featured them in Tie the Knot Tuesday last year). While their wedding on the surface seemed classic and pretty traditional, it in fact was injected with several unique touches such as liturgical dancers during the ceremony and a surprise Latin-inspired first dance that even their wedding party didn’t know about! The best part? Their touching and relatable love story. Check it out:

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Marriage Matters Monday – MUST-SEE VIDEO!

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The below video has gone viral in the last week and for good reason. The featured couple has been trying to conceive for years and have had to endure one disappointment after another. After 4 miscarriages and a stillborn birth, they had given up on the idea of having biological babies of their own but…

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Marriage Matters Monday – The Obamas…Caption It!

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On the evening of Friday, September 25, President and First Lady Obama stunned at the China State Dinner at The White House and basically broke the Internet when these images surfaced. Talk about images being worth a thousand words…Sheesh.

Leave a comment with how you would caption both pics. Annnnnnnnnd go! [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday Flashback – Akida + Ken

2011 FLASHBACK: The Neelys said "I Do" in the "City of Brotherly Love"!

2011 FLASHBACK: The Neelys said “I Do” in the “City of Brotherly Love”!

This feature is extra-special for Triple B (well, every Tie the Knot Tuesday wedding is but…) because of the sense of community it displays. Bride Akida was honest about not having an active relationship with her biological father and therefore opted to be escorted down the aisle by her longtime swim coach and mentor, Jim Ellis. “I attended college on a swim scholarship largely because of him,” she shared. Ellis is the same swim coach that the film Pride was based on (actor Terrance Howard played him in the movie). It takes a village. Remember, Triple is is bigger than weddings. Enjoy today’s  [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – B. Smith + Dan Gasby

Power Couple Through the Fire: Married for over 20 years, B. Smith and husband Dan Gasby are using an unfortunate circumstance to help others

Power Couple Through the Fire: Married for over 20 years, B. Smith and husband Dan Gasby are using an unfortunate circumstance to help others.

If you ever wondered what “…in sickness and in health” meant, please watch this video featuring married couple B. Smith and Dan Gasby. [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday FLASHBACK – Kelly & Bryan

Revisit Kelly + Bryan's frugal yet fab wedding!

Revisit Kelly + Bryan’s frugal yet fab wedding!

Even with the popularity of “wedspiration-friendly” platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, Triple B still gets lots of inquiries from engaged folks thirsty for ways to save money while planning their wedding — without sacrificing style. Allow us to re-introduce [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Stay in Your Lane

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Lots of awesome marriage advice is shared here on Black Bridal Bliss. All of it has come from people in seemingly happy and healthy marriages. However, I don’t have the time, energy or skill-set to get involved in anyone else’s marital affairs. 

Let me explain. [Read more…]

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