Bridgette’s Pick of the Week: Five Fab Financial Experts You Should Know


I recently checked in with brides-to-be on Instagram about the things that were most challenging about planning their wedding. One of the number one responses was staying on budget. Here are five financial resources to help any bride learn to better manage her money in the days leading up to “I Do” and well after as well.

Triple B is bigger than weddings. We’re serious about providing trusted resources for and by Black brides well beyond their nuptials. because this undoubtedly helps to build stronger families and ultimately stronger communities. The five women you’re about to meet are driven, fly, funny, know their ish and perhaps most important: They’re not preachy. Each of them are helping me achieve my financial goals and I sincerely think they can help you and your family too. You’re welcome! [Read more…]

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

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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…]

The Road to Mrs. – Love in 100 Pictures

I’ll admit, I was totally that girl who was thinking about her engagement pictures even before she was engaged. I’m lying! – Even before I was dating my fiancé, I was taking screenshots of cute engagement photos that came across my Facebook and Instagram accounts, I may have even [Read more…]

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BLACK BRIDAL BLISS!

Hey, hey, hey! Happy 2017, folks. We’ve missed you guys. Hopefully your holiday season (regardless of what you celebrate) was blissful. We thank you for all the love in 2016 and look forward to further being a resource to you in 2017.

Buckle up: The best is yet to come!

(For regular wedspiration, be sure you’re following us on Instagram @BlkBridalBliss.)

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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MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUES A DATE NIGHT LOOK

Actress Naturi Naughton and beau Ben on a recent date night in Washington, D.C.!

Mars thinks – First thought: GROWN FOLK DATE NIGHT.  Ben’s suit is totally on point and, of course,  [Read more…]

Bridal Shower Bliss in Maryland!

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We all enjoy attending a great bridal shower, don’t we? Check out this memorable one for then bride-to-be, Lillian from the DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia) area. Then read our Q&A with Lillian herself about how the fun–and emotional–day came together.

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MARS VS VENUE CRITIQUES A GROOM’S LOOK

Luke Cage (a.k.a. Mike Colter)

Luke Cage (a.k.a. Mike Colter)

Mars thinks – Harlem’s super hero looks rather dapper in this simple gray three piece suit. Mike Colter (or his stylist) realized that sometimes

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Courtney + Chris

Meet the Bratleys!

Meet the Bratleys!

We stumbled upon today’s featured video trailer online while finishing up research for another story and discovered a gem. It had to be shared here on Black Bridal Bliss! Courtney and Chris are a couple with [Read more…]

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…]

Engagement Bliss: Beyonce Dancer Receives On-Stage Proposal!

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She Said Yes: He put a ring on it!

Your fiancé proposes to you on bended knee onstage (!) at a Beyoncé concert during a performance of Single Ladies in front of a packed St. Louis crowd. The proposal goes viral and is shared on social media thousands of times over leading everyone from major news outlets to suburban stay-at-home moms fawning over you and your beloved and releasing a collective, “Aww!” [Read more…]

MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUES A DATE NIGHT LOOK

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Mars thinksSooooo, I have a thing for elbow pads. That is actually what caught my eye and caused me to select this look. The sweater / jeans / shoe color combination is on point. No socks and dress shoes doesn’t always work, but I think its pulled off nicely here. Dude definitely gets my approval on these threads. In fact, my wife probably thinks this outfit is already in my closet.
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MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUES A GROOMSMEN LOOK

Aug 5, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; USA basketball players Kevin Durant , Paul George , Jimmy Butler and Carmelo Anthony during the opening ceremonies for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Maracana. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-323234 ORIG FILE ID: 20160805_jel_usa_181.jpg

Kevin Durant , Paul George , Jimmy Butler and Carmelo Anthony @ Rio’s Opening Ceremony

Mars thinks – These members of the 2016 USA Men’s Basketball team rocked these preppy threads. [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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My Amazing (and BLISSFUL) Moment *SPONSORED POST*

Us...A couple of hours before getting engaged.

Us…A couple of hours before getting engaged.

September 15, 2012. I will never forget that date. It is the day my now husband proposed. It was a beautiful late summer afternoon. The temperature was in the mid-80s. Warm but not too hot. He requested I wear a dress. I obliged and rocked some heels for good measure too. We got an early start and headed to one of my favorite NYC chill spots, Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan. We took pictures of each other, asked strangers to take pictures of us together, took pics of the gorgeous scenery, flirted, kissed, laughed and just enjoyed each other.

In hindsight, he must have been drowning in anxiety knowing what he was planning to do later in the day. [Read more…]

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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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…]

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