The Road to Mrs. – I’s Married Now!

Our resident bride-to-be Keisa is officially a Mrs.!

After an 18-month engagement and 15 months of wedding planning, our wedding date finally arrived! All of the budgeting, saving, to-do lists, planning and minimal stress paid off bigly – ha! Our wedding was absolutely amazing. The weather was perfect, food was good, DJ was jumping and love was definitely in the air. However, even the best laid plans sometimes go astray…but I’ll get back to that. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Keisa’s Wedding Day Countdown: I’m Getting Married in 8 days!


Lawd. I’s tired.

This week has been filled with late nights and early mornings. Still so very much to do before my destination wedding in San Diego next week and time is not standing still! I have about three to-do lists floating around, but was able to carve out some time to consolidate these lists into one. Here’s what on my list of things to do today: [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Keisa’s Wedding Day Countdown: I’m Getting Married In Two Weeks!

We Clean Up Nice: Nearlyweds Keisa + Vlad are counting down the days (15 to be exact!) until “I Do”

I’m in the home stretch and my to-do list is slowly getting shorter. Yayayayaya! My nerves on the other hand…whoo sah! Here is my “Top Things To Do” for today, tomorrow and this upcoming weekend: [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Keisa’s Favorite Things

Well folks, we are 21 days out! Unbelievable, right? If you would have asked me 6 months ago how I envisioned my last 21 days leading up to our wedding, I definitely would have said “cruising”. So, um, that’s not my reality. In fact, things are in overdrive and I’m trying not to lose myself in all of the details —thankfully Vlad, my Mom, my wedding planner Christina and my best girls are keeping my wig straight and nerves in tact!

Contributing to The Road to Mrs. blog has been [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – 30 Days…And go!


One month to go! I literally cannot. Seriously, where did the time go? As I’m writing this post, I realize that when I started blogging for The Road To Mrs. series, fall was upon us and my wedding, which was nine months away at the time, seemed like it would never arrive. Boy, did I underestimate this thing called time. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – RSVP for FOREVER!

Resident bride-to-be Keisa’s parents have been married 40 years!

My wedding is in 37 daysyikes! The last couple of weeks have been some kinda of hectic, to say the least, but I can definitely see the light at the end of the tunnel… thank you, Lord! This past week and a half has been all about RSVPs. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Day Hair


I absolutely love being natural. Natural hair is all kinds of amazing and extremely versatile. Since making the transition almost 10 years ago, I vowed to never return to the creamy crack…even on those days when my natural curls seem most unruly or when my twist outs are just, well, “out”, I swear I will never revert back to old my old ways!

I will be the first to proclaim that I am NOT the president of the natural hair club. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Showered With Love At My Bridal Shower!

Triple B’s resident bride-to-be flanked by loved ones during her bridal shower.

I was not going to even have a bridal shower. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – The Name Game: What to Do With My Maiden Name?

Lately, the wedding related question of choice asked by family, friends, co-workers, and anyone who may be within earshot of a conversation had with said individuals, is “Are you changing your last name?”. Honestly, this question gives me slight heartburn because I haven’t decided what, if anything I’m going to do with my maiden name. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – 100 Days to Go!

If it wasn’t really real before, it’s real now. 1000% real. 100 days and counting until we exchange our “I dos”. Excited? Absolutely. Ready? Emotionally — no doubt. Ready as far as wedding planning is concerned? Let’s talk about it. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Why We Chose Premarital Counseling

The union of two people, two independent individuals with their own set of values, morals, and ideas about finances, marriage, and children, can lead to an extremely successful union or one that is destined to fail — sometimes very early on. Understanding that a marriage continues beyond the wedding day, we knew early on that we would seek premarital counseling.

By the time we will be married, we will have lived in the same house for 23 months. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs.- Adventures in Wedding Planning Part II

Ever wonder if there is a Disneyland for flowers and décor? Well, the Los Angeles Flower District is sort of like that. That place is truly magical. Seriously. From flowers to sparkly table runners, it is a budget bride’s dream [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Adventures in Wedding Planning, Part I

Wedding planning adventures in Los Angeles with resident Triple B bride-to-be Keisa and her daughter Ava!

In a previous post, I discussed the importance of wedding planning visits when planning a destination wedding. Last week, I spent 3 days in sunny Los Angeles with my Mom, daughter and wedding planner to do nothing but wedding plan…well, kinda, except for when we put on our tourist hats and since it was Ava’s Spring Break, checked off all of her “to-dos” from her list, which was a list of random, but dope, sights to see. But, for the most part, we were knee deep in wedding planning. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Selecting My Wedding Invitations


I’ve attended a lot of weddings. I’ve been a participant in several weddings. I remember beautiful weddings, great receptions with good music, good drinks and good food. Just as I can remember bad music, bad food and bad wedding guest behavior resulting from the great reception with good music, good drinks and good food – mostly because of the drinks, I digress, but what I don’t recall about any wedding that I have attended, been invited to or been part of is the couple’s wedding invitations[Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – The Reality of Pinterest When Wedding Planning


Oh, Pinterest. It’s easy, addictive and a seemingly unlimited resource for um, everything! The fact that it allows you to create “secret” boards (which is perfect for planning your wedding even before you have a steady boo) is more than enough reason to looooove it!

The downside, when it comes to planning a wedding, [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Wedding Planning from Afar: My Destination Wedding Tips

Beach Bliss!

So, we decided to have a wedding in a city that is over 1,800 miles away from our home. Apparently, a year long, long distance relationship wasn’t enough for the kid – I needed more distance and distance I got. Destination sunny Cal-i-forn-ia – beautiful weather, great beaches, tacos, yes tacos – everything that makes this bride smile. However, my smile started to fade when I realized [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Bride’s 15?!

Six months after selecting my gown, I received the call from the bridal salon that my gown was in and ready for me to view and try on. Eeek! Super excited to see the gown that I fell in love with the moment I tried it on. On the other hand, the holidays were gooooood to me! So good in fact, that I was nervous that my dress would absolutely not fit! [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Love in 100 Pictures

I’ll admit, I was totally that girl who was thinking about her engagement pictures even before she was engaged. I’m lying! – Even before I was dating my fiancé, I was taking screenshots of cute engagement photos that came across my Facebook and Instagram accounts, I may have even [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – Do I Need to Have a Bridal Party?

Bridesmaids. Groomsmen. Maids and Matrons of Honor. The Best Man. Who makes the list?  How many people should be included? Dresses. Matching dresses or mix-match?

Dis tew much. [Read more…]

The Road to Mrs. – My Wedding is 200 Days Away!

Doscientos.  199 + 1. 100 x 2. Any way you slice it, it’s still the same — 200 days. Yasss, honey, that good ole’ app from The Knot reminded me that I am rapidly approaching with great anxiety excitement that my wedding is a little over 6 months away! [Read more…]

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