Tie the Knot Tuesday – Sharifa & Leighton

Meet the Murdocks!

Bride: Sharifa Cudjoe, 33
Groom: Leighton Murdock, 31
Occupations: Cudjoe: fashion executive; Murdock: bus operator
Homebase: New York
Wedding Date: July 6, 2012
Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: The Liberty Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

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The Road to Mrs. – We Got Our Marriage License!

Jene's "road to mrs" is quickly getting shorter!

Okay. It is officially getting real to me. We went to the courthouse, filed our paperwork and left with a tentative marriage license in hand.  In exactly a month from now I will be Mrs. Royshawn Harrison. I honestly wasn’t expecting to be a nervous wreck, but anxiety has reared its head. [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE BlackBridalBliss.com Discount on La Bella Vita Designs!

Triple B helps you score jewels like this at a discount!

Ashley Cook over at La Bella Vita Designs was so happy about her mention on Triple B yesterday that she decided to offer you guys a discount on fab cake and cupcake toppers! You’re welcome. Here are the deets:
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Song Bouquet Giveaway Winner Announced!

Song Bouquet Giveaway Winner Tara Moore with her Fiance Donald McFarlin Jr!

I know you guys have been losing sleep over this but the time is finally here. The winner of Triple  B’s giveaway with Song Bouquet is [insert drumroll here] Tara Moore of Houston, Texas! Tara was the first person to respond with the correct answer of [Read more...]

LeBron James Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Savannah Brinson! (EXCLUSIVE Quotes from Savannah)

High School Sweethearts LeBron James & Savannah Brinson Are Getting Hitched!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Triple B is starting off 2012 just right with this news:  Bridal bliss is in order for Savannah Brinson, longtime girlfriend of NBA superstar LeBron James. James proposed to Brinson, his high school sweetheart and the mother of the couple’s two sons, on New Year’s Eve in Miami’s South Beach at SL nightclub during a private bash that doubled as his birthday party.

Both James and Brinson were in the bridal party last fall for LA Clipper’s point guard Chris Paul’s wedding to his college sweetheart Jada. While covering the star-studded nuptials, I observed the couple throughout the wedding weekend and got the impression that they’re the real deal. LeBron’s toast to Chris and Jada during the couple’s rehearsal dinner quietly revealed that he seemed to be ready to jump the broom himself. (Fun Fact: Savannah and I briefly chatted about ways to keep our waistlines tight and although she clearly has access to the best trainers and chefs in the world — and I do not — I felt like I was talking to an old girlfriend.) Read the exclusive excerpt below of my interview with Savannah at the Paul rehearsal dinner:
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Celeb Wedding Planner Diann Valentine Shares Her Secrets!

Wedding Planning Guru Diann Valentine

Have you checked out Diann Valentine’s new show on WeTV, “I Do Over“? The premise of the series is great — giving deserving couples a chance to relive their once in a lifetime wedding day under of the direction of the talented Valentine. I’ve long admired the event planning diva’s work and her 2006 tome Weddings Valentine Style is one of my favorite coffee table books. While the show has an excellent concept, I know you nearlyweds are looking for as many ways to not be on it as possible. So, below are Valentine’s top 10 practices to avoid wedding day disasters. Enjoy this Triple B exclusive and above all else remember number 10!

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Behind the Scenes at the Chris Paul-Jada Crawley Wedding!

The Pauls & Me!

I’ve been itching to share this with you guys and the time is finally here! My former employer ESSENCE magazine tapped moi to cover the nuptials of NBA superstar Chris Paul and his wife Jada. You can check out the story in the November 2011 issue on pages 61-62 and over on Essence.com in their Bridal Bliss Wedding of the Week. (Be sure to watch the video, too.) This assignment admittedly caused me quite a bit of angst. Why? Well, while I’ve interviewed dozens of celebs in the past — from Heidi Klum to Steve Harvey — covering the Paul wedding was extra-special because it marked the first celebrity bridal-related story I nailed since launching Triple B. The stakes were high. Thankfully Chris and Jada couldn’t have been a more down-to-Earth couple. Once I calmed down and treated the story like a typical Tie the Knot Tuesday feature, I was just fine. Traveling to Charlotte, NC to cover the star-studded affair was technically work yet the entire wedding weekend felt like hanging out with family. Seriously. Here are my exclusive highlights you won’t read about anywhere else:

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Black Bridal Bliss Movie Mania: Get Ready for The Best Man 2!


Yep, you read correctly! Universal Pictures just announced that there is indeed a sequel in the works for beloved 1990s film, The Best Man. SWOON! [Read more...]

Black Bridal Bliss EXCLUSIVE: A Bridezilla Defends Herself!

Bridezilla Erica gives her side of the story!

Did you watch the season premiere of Bridezillas last night? If so, I’m sure you asked, “What the %*#$??!!” at least twice during viewing. (Admit it.) Well, I have a little more guilty pleasure for ya. Triple B caught up with newlywed Erica to find out if she feels the WEtv cameras added extra stress to her wedding planning, if she ever made peace with her sister and what she thinks about the show’s unmarried critics. (I guess that includes me, huh?) BONUS: Erica offers bridal tips for you nearlyweds as well! [Read more...]

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