The Road to Mrs. – Maintaining Your Life Before the Proposal

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

Can bride-to-Be Keisa and fiance Vlad maintain balanced lives in the midst of wedding planning?

Even for the most organized, well prepared bride-to-be, wedding planning can be a beast! Talk about being overwhelmed in details — Hydrangeas or orchids? Chiavari chairs or chair covers? DJ or Band? In almost an instant, nothing was the same *cues in Drake*.  It is easy to not only become overwhelmed but to also forget life before the bling. [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday Special – Shantrelle + Tony

Newlyweds Shantrelle + Tony Show the World That Black Love Matters!

Newlyweds Shantrelle + Tony Show the World That Black Love Matters!

Black Bridal Bliss became aware of today’s featured wedding via Facebook. In three words: It is everything. So much soul. So much love. Watch and enjoy! And then watch it again and forward it to your friends.
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The Road to Mrs. – Setting a Realistic Wedding Budget

We refuse to go into debt for our wedding!

We refuse to go into debt for our wedding!

Once Vlad and I settled on our wedding location, it was time to tighten up the very loose budget we had in place. Weddings are big business – big as in BILLION dollars big and I was not ready! [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Selecting a Wedding Location

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

Our resident Bride-to-Be Keisa and her fiance Vlad invite Black Bridal Bliss to join them on their exciting wedding planning journey!

In my twenties, I wanted a lavish, David Tutera-esq wedding: 20 bridesmaids in matching bright dresses, a serenade from Eric Benet, tons of flowers in vibrant colors and 300+ guests to witness the event. Now, on the other side of 35, with a steady creep to 40, I do not want any parts of the aforementioned. Lavish? Meh. Eric Benet? Nope, I’ve booked my best friend’s brother, an up and coming singer in LA. 20 bridesmaids? Absolutely not. No way. [Read more…]

#BRIDALPARTYSQUADGOALS of the Week

Say it loud! I'm black and I'm black and I'm proud!

Say it loud: I’m Black and I’m proud!

This bridal party is making a statement in their mismatched dresses with fists raised. I love the muted pastel colors! These ladies made a bold statement without saying a word. [Read more…]

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…]

The Road to Mrs. – 90 Day Fiancée

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She’s back! Check out this week’s installment of The Road to Mrs. with our resident bride-to-be, Keisa:

On most days, I’m unequivocally a Type A personality. I’m the organizer, the planner, the keeper of all things – that girl. However, when my fiancé asked me to describe my vision of my marriage proposal, I didn’t know what I wanted. [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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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…]

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…]

Must-See City Hall Wedding!

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This San Francisco City Hall wedding, initially featured on Pop Sugar, is getting so much buzz on Instagram and Facebook that we had to share it here, too. [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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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…]

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…]

MARS VS VENUS CRITIQUES A GROOM’S LOOK

Mr. Black & Yellow in all white

Mr. Black & Yellow in all WHITE at the 2016 Met Gala.

Mars thinks – Although he was probably high when he selected this outfit, I think it was a great choice. [Read more…]

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