Triple B Founder Bridgette Bartlett Jumped the Broom!

October 19, 2013 - Triple B The Remix: Bridgette's Bridal Bliss!

Well folks, the deed was done. On Saturday, October 19, 2013, I jumped the broom with my best friend in front of roughly 115 loved ones. (We actually wed a month prior in a much smaller ceremony — I promise to elaborate more on that later.) In a word, last weekend was bliss.

Mr. TK and I are still sleepwalking and aren’t scheduled to return to our normal (whatever that means) schedules until next week. Still, I wanted to give you all a glimpse into our nuptials to hold you over until the official Tie the Knot Tuesday feature next month. Below is hand’s down one of my favorite moments from the big day: [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Weddings with Unique Cultural Touches

Bride Mirlaine enjoys waving her Haitian flag with guests during her wedding reception!

By now we (hopefully) all know the historical and cultural significance of jumping the broom during a wedding ceremony. However, it isn’t the only way for those of the African Diaspora to show their cultural appreciation during a wedding. Below is a round-up of past Tie the Knot Tuesday couples that found creative ways to inject a little dose of culture into their big day. Enjoy and be inspired! [Read more...]

Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Leap Two Love Wedding Brooms

A leapTWOlove Signature Handcrafted Broom

I love the tradition of jumping the broom and plan to incorporate the custom into my wedding day. It means many special things to my fiance and I. We’re hoping to delegate our broom decorating task to two of my younger family members. However for those of you who also desire to jump the broom on your wedding day and want the ease of simply purchasing one, I just learned of a great resource for ya. Folks, put Leap Two Love on your bridal radar! [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Mirlaine & Pernell

Meet Mr. & Mrs. Pernell S. Brice III

Bride: Mirlaine Onelien, 37
Groom: Pernell S. Brice III, 38
Occupations: Onelien, magazine executive; Brice, development and evaluation director
Homebase: New Jersey
Wedding Date: September 29, 2012
Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: David’s Country Inn, Hackettstown, NJ  

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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
Wedding Location: ceremony and brunch reception: Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast; Brooklyn, New York [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Men’s Special

Chris Paul and his wife Jada: It was imperative for Chris to pay homage to his deceased grandfather on his wedding day.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re aware of the Trayvon Martin tragedy. I’ll spare you my feelings on the case (I doubt they’re hard to figure out) however what Martin’s murder reminded me of is how much some lives are undervalued in the U.S. Now you’re wondering where I’m going with this and what the heck it has to do with weddings. Well, in addition to showcasing two people joining their lives as one, Tie the Knot Tuesday regularly spotlights real families — men, women and even children loving and supporting each other. I think we all can use a reminder of the ways Black men, whether they are grooms, fathers of the bride, brothers of the bride, uncles or family friends, hold it down for their families. Are these men without issues? Nope; absolutely not. I’m just doing my part to level the playing field a bit. This is for all the Trayvons of the world. Take a few moments to digest all of this and then recognize how many men like these you have in your own life; even if the world rarely does.
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Shenise & Antonio

 

Tie the Knot Tuesday Presents Shenise and Antonio!

Bride: Shenise Euland, 30
Groom: Antonio Gerideau, 32
Occupations: Euland: Environmental Firm Analyst; Gerideau: Longshoreman
Homebase: South Carolina
Wedding Date: September 3, 2011
Wedding Location: Founder’s Hall Charles Towne Landing, Charleston, South Carolina  

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Black Brides: You Matter Here!

Triple B's very first Tie the Knot Tuesday bride, Cleo Dujon!

A new year always encourages us to reflect on the one we just left. We’re 9 days into 2012 and as I attempt to strategize on ways to make Triple B more helpful and efficient for you (and make a profit in the process), I’ve been forced to reevalute why this site was launched in the first place. We can all agree that the Black bride is rarely ever acknowledged and when she is it often seems like an afterthought. But here are some other reasons I think often go unnoticed: [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday Best of 2011!

Maryland newlyweds Robyn and Victor blessed us with jaw-dropping images like this from their big day in 2011.

Happy Holidays! Yes, I’ve been MIA but I have a certified treat for you. I’ve combed through all the year’s Tie the Knot Tuesday features and selected the most notable in categories I think you’re most interested in as a planning bride. This was tough because every single TTKT feature brings something special to Triple B. In a couple cases I just couldn’t pick one wedding so look out for the ties. Enjoy and be sure to comment and let me know if you agree with my selects! [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Stacie & Joe

 

Bridal Bliss ATL Style: Meet Stacie & Joseph

Bride: Stacie Walker, 24
Groom: Joseph Abdallah, 24
Occupations: Walker: School Counselor Abdallah: Scientific Researcher and Student
Homebase: Georgia
Wedding Date: June 18, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony: Cornerstone Church of God; Reception: Grand Hall in Tate Student Center at University of Georgia; both in Athens, Georgia

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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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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Kahran & Regis

 

Go Inside The Bethencourts Fun & Fab Affair in the Peach State!

Bride: Kahran Hill, 31
Groom: Regis Bethencourt, 34
Occupations: Hill: Graphic Designer; Bethencourt: Photographer
Homebase: Georgia
Wedding Date: September 3, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony & Reception: Porterdale Mill in Porterdale, Georgia

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Robyn & Victor

 

The Robertsons get hitched in a fab yet fun Maryland affair!

Bride: Robyn London, 32
Groom: Victor Robertson, 32
Occupations: London, office manager; Robertson, social worker
Homebase: Maryland
Wedding Date: September 10, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony & Reception: The Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD
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Winter Wedding Accessories

Don't let a little snow ruin your bridal fashion.

Technically winter is still a couple of months away but here in the Northeast U.S. we were treated to an early debut just this weekend. It got me to thinking about all those fall/winter brides who might be struggling with ways to stay warm on their big day. We already know there are huge financial benefits to getting hitched during off-peak times of year but the bridal fashion choices don’t immediately seem as plentiful. Don’t fret, just check out these winter wedding suggestions that aren’t just stylish but affordable, too.
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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...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Roxann & James

 

Bridal Bliss in the Sunshine Sate with Roxann & James!

Bride: Roxann Reid, 40
Groom: James Goodman, 43
Occupations: Reid, project manager; Goodman, sales insurance professional
Homebase: Florida
Wedding Date: June 11, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church; Oviedo, Fl; Reception: 310 Lakeside; Orlando, Fl
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The Road to Mrs. – I’m Getting Married Sunday!

Nadine is counting down her final days as a single woman!

This Sunday my road to Mrs. will end. I’m so ready. Ready to marry my best friend. Ready to begin the next chapter of our lives together. Sean and I can’t wait; it’s time to celebrate! 

 
So in my last post as a single woman, I’m sharing a few photos that have warmed my heart recently. [Read more...]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Adrienne & Darius

 

Introducing The Becks!

Bride: Adrienne Williams, 24
Groom: Darius Beck, 28
Occupations: Williams, merchandise planning analyst; Beck, assistant manager
Homebase: Chicago
Wedding Date: June 4, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony: St. Philips Episcopal Church; Reception: Franklin Park Conservatory; both in Columbus, Ohio
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5 Wedding Planning Tips for the Busy Bride-To-Be

Earlier this summer, I spoke to a group of interns at my former place of employment, Essence magazine. Immediately following the discussion, several of them approached me about contributing to Triple B. One of those ambitious folks was Janine Rayford. Janine explained that not only was she interested in media but was a nearlywed herself and fan of BlackBridalBliss.com. (Swoon!) Janine pitched me the below piece and managed to make her deadline in the midst of all her other responsibilities. This impressive bride-to-be jumps the broom this weekend and has promised to share her wedding with Tie the Knot Tuesday in the coming months.

Janine and her fiance Doug countdown to their big day. Follow her tips so you don't miss out on all the bliss in the midst of your planning!

When my fiancé Doug proposed in May 2010, I was smack dab in the middle of my last year in graduate school.  On top of my studies, I had work, internships and a truck load of other obligations on my plate.  But once that sparkling ring slid on my finger, I happily added wedding planning to the top section of my to-do list. It was tough at first – meeting with venues after school and work, scheduling tastings around Doug’s work schedule, scolding myself for studying bridal magazines rather than my textbooks – but as planning wore on I discovered the best ways to balance it all. Now graduated, working and just a few days away from a 200+ guest wedding, I’m here to share my tips on how to fit wedding planning into an already jam-packed schedule.
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