Marriage Matters Monday – Wanda & Marvin Celebrate 47 Years of Marriage!

Make It Last:

Talented photographer Amber Robinson of Images by Amber shared these images of her parents last week on social media and they are going viral — as they should. Even more beautiful than the pics are her accompanying caption. Amber also shared some fun facts  exclusively with Triple B about her parents like the fact that her mother’s sequins gown was scored at…Wait for it: Amazon! This entire feature is an example of the power of love and family. Enjoy!

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COMING SOON: Black Love Docuseries on OWN

Married for nine years, actors Tia Mowry and Cory Hardict are one of the couples featured in OWN’s Black Love docuseries.

A thoughtful spotlight on Black love and marriage featuring some of our fave couples coming to one of our favorite networks…created by a Black couple? Yes, please. We’re excited about this upcoming OWN docuseries! Here’s why:

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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…]

*Flashback* Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – I Got Your Back

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I think we have all heard the term “I Got Your Back.” I know it isn’t grammatically correct, but let’s ignore that for now. Growing up with siblings and/or other close relatives is what allows most kids the first opportunity to use this expression. As we grow older our circle begins to include friends. If you’re anything like me, you have many stories of how you’ve proven this mantra. Perhaps even better stories regarding how it was proven to you by others. I’d share a few, but the statute of limitations in New York and the District of Columbia are a bit fuzzy in some cases. [Read more…]

Anniversary Bliss: The Obamas Celebrate 24 Years of Marriage!

It's Our Anniversary: Flotus & Potus on their wedding day, 1992.

It’s Our Anniversary: Flotus & Potus on their wedding day, 1992.

To celebrate the 24th wedding anniversary of Barack + Michelle Obama, who happen to be one of our fave couples ‘round these parts, we’ve compiled eight of the most memorable photos from their time in office that is sadly coming to a close. Enjoy!

By the way, in case you need a reason to know why we count these two as one of our fave couples (but, why?!), see the quote from First Lady Obama below the photos. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters on a…Wednesday?!

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. Marriage Matters is typically a Monday feature on Black Bridal Bliss. However, we’re mixing things up this week. There’s been a lot of chatter on social media regarding whether or not women, particularly wives, should or shouldn’t fix their partners plates at cookouts, Thanksgiving gatherings and such. Check out what our pal Charli Penn over at ESSENCE.com had to say about this debate:

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Bridgette’s Pick of the Week – Debbie Allen Never Lost It!

And They're Still Together... Debbie Allen and husband Norm Nixon with baby in tow.

And They’re Still Together… Debbie Allen and husband Norm Nixon with baby in tow.

Earlier this week the below video of choreographer/actress/director Debbie Allen and her husband, retired NBA player Norm Nixon, celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary went viral. The couple have three children, countless professional accolades and a whole lotta love between them. Don’t believe me, just watch! [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Family Business

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I recently noticed the above meme via @MarriageAnonymous on Instagram. Kinda profound I thought and put it in save.

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BRIDAL NEWS YOU CAN USE

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Ladies take a risk, try a bridal boudoir shoot for your beau!

Surprise your beau with a sexy photo shoot. Get the details here

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Marriage Matters Monday – A Couple That Graduates Together…

Power Couple Mario + Nitra with son Myles

Power Couple Mario + Nitra with son MJ

Well, maybe not all the time. But they sure do inspire us here at Black Bridal Bliss! The above image of 26-year-old Nitra, 28-year-old Mario and their 5-year-old son MJ went viral on Facebook earlier this month. This moving caption accompanied the pic:

Mario: Masters of Special Education (May 7)

Nitra: Juris Doctor (May 21)

MJ: Kindergarten (May 23)

‪#‎MayGrads‬ ‪#‎AFamilyThatStudiesTogether‬

Read more about married power duo Mario and Nitra, and their adorable baby boy MJ below. We’re pretty sure you’ll be inspired too. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Triple B’s Fave Celeb Married Couples

Boho Bliss: Alan + Solange sipp their bubbly in style.

Boho Bliss: Alan + Solange sip their bubbly in style.

Praising celebrity relationships on a regular basis is not something Black Bridal Bliss condones. It is a slippery slope that can be dangerous since every marriage contains nuances only the two people who said “I Do” to each other are fully aware of. Still we thought it would fun — and it was! — to round up a list of well-known married folks who seemingly have a healthy and happy union. Triple B jumps at the opportunity to celebrate Black women in love. Enjoy! [Read more…]

Final Fridays with Cousin Mars – Uncomfortable, but Necessary

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Prior to getting married, many couples feel as though they’ve had all of the “must have” conversations. After jumping the broom, these couples often realize a few conversations that weren’t thought of during the courting or engagement phases. [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Bouquet + Garter Toss Alternative

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Find a memorable way to honor those marriages that have stood the test of time at your own wedding!

In 2016, the idea of singling out unmarried friends (men and women) at a wedding reception seems archaic and predictable to many. For those nearlyweds searching for a fun alternative, Triple B suggests the following: [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – A Very Special Vow Renewal

A Vow Renewal Worth the Wait: Elaine + Rich

A Vow Renewal Worth the Wait: Elaine + Rich

Every couple has a story and Elaine and Rich, who just celebrated 25 years of marriage in a simple yet stylish fashion, are no different. Keep reading for the aww-inducing Huffington Post Weddings story from Triple B friend Summer McLane who happens to have a very special connection to the couple. Enjoy! [Read more…]

BRIDAL NEWS YOU CAN USE

Who says plus-size brides don't have (affordable) options? This Kiyonna lace number is just $242!

Who says plus-size brides don’t have (affordable) options? This Kiyonna lace number is just $242!

22 plus-size wedding dresses for less than $400? Yep! Get the full style scoop here

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BRIDAL NEWS YOU CAN USE

She said yes: We're excited about the latest Triple B engagement!

She said yes: We’re excited about the latest Triple B engagement!

Triple B editorial intern Kelsie is officially tying the knot! Read more about our newest resident bride-to-be here and revisit her popular op-ed on marrying young here.

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Marriage Matters Monday – The Obamas…Caption It!

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On the evening of Friday, September 25, President and First Lady Obama stunned at the China State Dinner at The White House and basically broke the Internet when these images surfaced. Talk about images being worth a thousand words…Sheesh.

Leave a comment with how you would caption both pics. Annnnnnnnnd go! [Read more…]

Marriage Matters Monday – Stay in Your Lane

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Lots of awesome marriage advice is shared here on Black Bridal Bliss. All of it has come from people in seemingly happy and healthy marriages. However, I don’t have the time, energy or skill-set to get involved in anyone else’s marital affairs. 

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Marriage Matters Monday – Imperfectly Perfect

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Marriage Matters Monday: Making Love Work

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We’re borrowing from our pals over at The Lover’s Rocque (Remember their fun Tie the Knot Tuesday wedding?) for today’s Marriage Matters. The messaging that brides-to-be are bombarded with is plan, plan and plan some more for a beautiful, memorable wedding however there is very little information for engaged women (or men) on achieving and maintaining a beautiful and memorable marriage. [Read more…]

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