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...]
Are you looking for ways to make your wedding reception more personal and less cookie-cutter yet still classy? I thought you might be so I checked in with NYC wedding planner Leslie Short of K.I.M. Media. Short was the marketing mastermind behind groundbreaking sportswear label FUBU. These days she’s orchestrating jaw-dropping nuptials — her work has been featured in The New York Times — and working her mojo to help couples get the most bank for their bridal buck. She’s a beast when it comes to planning events so take heed to her advice. Oh and none of her tips will send you to the poorhouse! [Read more...]
Bride: Kahran Hill, 31
Groom: Regis Bethencourt, 34
Occupations: Hill: Graphic Designer; Bethencourt: Photographer
Wedding Date: September 3, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony & Reception: Porterdale Mill in Porterdale, Georgia
I hope you had a restful holiday weekend. I came across a few Cyber Monday deals that I thought might interest you all. I’m also encouraging the Kwanza practice of Ujamaa (cooperative economics) a little early. FYI – Most of these incentives last through the end-of-the year. Happy Shopping!
Remember when I told you guys I met celebrity wedding planner David Tutera at the Chris Paul/Jada Crawley wedding? And remember when I promised an exclusive Q&A with Tutera here on Triple B? Well, promise kept — here you go! Keep reading for the event planning veteran and star of WE’s My Fair Wedding’s expertise on budget bling, the truth on favors and the importance of music at your reception.
Bride: Robyn London, 32
Groom: Victor Robertson, 32
Occupations: London, office manager; Robertson, social worker
Wedding Date: September 10, 2011
Wedding Location: Ceremony & Reception: The Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD
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.
Happy Friday! Yesterday I previewed the spring 2012 collection from David’s Bridal. I know some folks consider David’s Bridal boring and predictable (and sometimes quite frankly they are) but they’re such an accessible resource for you brides getting married with a gang of bridesmaids and/or bridesmaids living in different cities. David’s Bridal is also affordable — let’s face it, your maid of honor might be a single, childless 20-something making close to six digits but your matron might be a stay at home mom with two kids and a baby on the way…Their priorities and levels of disposable income are probably quite different. In addition, I appreciate that their sizes fit a wide range of body types because chances are everyone in your bridal party is not 5’9 and a size 4.
Here are a few trend highlights from DB that you can look forward to seeing next season: [Read more...]