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...]

Jumping the Broom: Past, Present & Future

Broom Jumping Bliss!

Most brides look forward to the planning aspect of getting married — well minus the stresses of budgets, deadlines and family pressures. Now that the wedding industry has embraced a do-it-yourself approach to all things bridal, brides are increasingly more likely to inject their personalities (and their spouse’s) into the big day. It is a unique opportunity for a couple to shine creatively. 

Yet, one aspect of planning that can sometimes be a bit of a stumbling block is whether or not to uphold tradition. [Read more...]

He Put a Ring On It: Past Tie the Knot Tuesday Grooms and Their Reasons for Proposing

Lonnie & Katrina Jump the Broom: Find Out What He & Other Men Think About Popping "the" Question

When a man decides he wants to get married, we have to acknowledge he’s reached a high peak of maturity. He’s not shying away from commitment, responsibility or the idea of sharing all the love he has to give to one special person. Even more important, he is willing to expose his vulnerability. Just check out  films like The Brothers and The Wood where the men getting married fight to stand their ground in front of their boys in order to express just why they love their women and how they knew she was the one. Today on Triple B, we’re featuring 13 of our past Tie the Knot Tuesday grooms who weren’t afraid either to let it be known just how they knew the lady in their life would turn into their wife. Feel free to forward this post to your family, girlfriends and co-workers (especially the cynics) because let’s face it; how often do any of us get to read about this demographic of men expressing such feelings? Enjoy!

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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...]

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