Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Pantora Mini

Pantora Mini debuts in Brooklyn, NY!

Pantora Mini debuts in Brooklyn, NY!

By now you’re hopefully familiar with Pantora Bridal, the chic Brooklyn, NY boutique specializing in stylish bridal and eveningwear fashion. Pantora creations have appeared on popular reality television shows and outfitted blushing brides and bridal parties from Bed-Stuy to Australia. Pantora designs are noted for a unique mix of modern textile and classic silhouettes, all with a glamorous edge. Now, owner and designer Andrea Pitter has expanded. The Fashion Institute of Technology graduate recently opened a second shop right across the street for children called, Pantora Mini

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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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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Starrene & Anslem

Meet Mr. & Mrs. Rocque!

Bride: Starrene Rhett, 30
Groom: Anslem Samuel Rocque, 35
Occupations: writers and bloggers
Homebase: Chicago, Illinois
Wedding Date: January 14, 2012
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Not Quite Tie the Knot Tuesday – Starrene & Anslem

Brooklyn is for Lovers: Anslem & Starrene's E-Session

So, I must come clean. I was hesitant about sharing the e-session pics of nearlyweds Anslem Samuel (founder of and Starrene “Starr” Rhett  (founder of because they appeared on another site that I happen to freelance for about a month ago. I had already planned to feature the pics here on Triple B and got scooped by the bigger outlet. I was annoyed. But I had no choice but to share them with you guys because they’re just that fly. The couple’s energy and love for each other is palpable. I know this couple personally and I couldn’t be happier for them. And since I know many of you recently said “Yes!” over the holidays, what better way to get inspired for your upcoming engagement session than by viewing images of this creative pair?

Like another one of my fave e-sessions, the Brooklyn-based Anslem and Starr let their location serve as a third subject of the shoot if you will. The duo was snapped on New York City’s iron horse and the equally gritty and glam Coney Island. Get ready to swoon:
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Lesley & Kamau


The Wares Say "I Do" in a Beautiful & Intimate Brooklyn Affair

Bride: Lesley Williams, 33
Groom: Kamau Ware, 36
Occupations: Lesley, fashion blogger; Kamau photographer
Homebase: New York
Wedding Date: April 30, 2011
Wedding location: ceremony and reception: Serentiy at Home Guest House, Brooklyn, NY
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Michelle & Michael

In Love & Brooklyn Bound: Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs. Stearne

Bride: Michelle Marie Robinson, 37
Groom: Michael John Stearne, 37
Occupations: Robinson, magazine advertising sales director; Stearne, information architect
Homebase: New York
Wedding Date: October 10, 2010
Wedding Location: ceremony: Queen of All Saints Church; reception: Brooklyn Academy of Music, both in Brooklyn, New York

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Raine & Ian


Fools in Love: Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Ian Diaz

Bride: Raine C. Taylor, 31
Ian A. Diaz, 30
Occupations: Taylor, hospital coordinator; Diaz, architect
Homebase: New York City
Wedding Date: April 1, 2011
Wedding Location:
ceremony: Bethany Baptist Church; reception: Deity Lounge (both in Brooklyn, NY)
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