Kim who? Chile, please. Solange broke the Internet! The 28 year-old singer, DJ and Puma creative director wed her longtime boyfriend Alan Ferguson in New Orleans yesterday — complete with a second line — and the Internet went ba-na-nas. Here’s what all the hoopla was about and what we can all learn (or be reminded of) about wedding planning from the stylish newlywed plus plenty of swoon-worthy pics and an aww-inducing video clip from the creative all-white affair. [Read more...]
Couple: Seti and Harry
Wedding Date: September 14, 2013
Wedding and Reception Location: Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Charlotte, NC
Wedding Theme: Combination of traditional East African heritage along with modern Southern style [Read more...]
A few months ago I discovered a Georgia courthouse wedding on Ebony.com that truly made my heart smile. The nuptials have already received so much buzz on the World Wide Web — and rightfully so — that I hesitated sharing them here…now. But even months after the creative couple said I Do, folks are still liking and commenting on their pictures on Triple B’s Instagram page. Don’t think a courthouse wedding can be chic? Meet The Bryants: [Read more...]
Couple: Black Bridal Bliss founder Bridgette and Anthony Royall
Wedding Date: October 19, 2013
Wedding and Reception Location: Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture – Charlotte, NC
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...]
The great news: I made it to Charlotte! Hello, Bojangles and hearing folks say “reckon” regularly. I’m about as Southern as a New York gal can be so it isn’t too much of a surprise to most of my friends that I wanted to jump the broom in North Carolina. Time is flying by. Here’s what I have on the itinerary for today:
There’s yet another wedding to add to the Summer 2013 list of high-profile nuptials! CNN anchor Isha Sesay, 37 said I Do to fellow CNN staffer Leif Coorlim, 34 in Atlanta earlier this month. Isha who is British of Sierra Leonean descent and Leif who was born in California but grew up in Chicago and Portland met at CNN in 2008. The gorgeous Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Buckhead was the couple’s venue of choice for both their ceremony and reception. The bride wore a strapless, custom Amsale gown that featured elaborate beadwork and unexpectedly paired her dress with crimson red stilettos. [Read more...]
Couple: Tamika & Juan
Wedding Date: April 14, 2013
Wedding Location: The Legare Waring House, Charleston, South Carolina
Theme: Love, Life & Us
Washington, D.C.-based bride Tamika became a friend of Triple B when she entered a photography GIVEAWAY we co-sponsored last year. Both Tamika’s individual accomplishments (she’s a 10+ year cancer survivor and founder of Tamika & Friends, Inc.) and collective accomplishments with Juan (Tamika fell in love with Juan and his daughter!) are impressive and gives even the biggest cynic hope that true love is still out there for all of us. This is much bigger than a wedding. Theirs is a story of survival, the value of life, the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit. Enjoy the trailer!
Couple: VaShonda & Kyle
Wedding Date: March 17, 2012
Wedding Location: (ceremony) St. Stephen Baptist Church, Temple Hills, MD; (reception) Marriott Hotel, Crystal City, VA
Children: Kyle Junior (aka KJ); two months old
Today’s Tie the Knot Tuesday meets Marriage Matters features the nuptials of NFL cornerback Kyle Arrington of the New England Patriots and his lovely wife VaShonda (who he affectionately simply calls “V”)!
Enjoy an oldie but goodie today! This wedding, captured on film by the talented folks at Three Ring Media in Atlanta, displays just how beautiful sibling love can be and one can only imagine that the love between twins is another kind of special. Be prepared: Tissue might be needed for this one, too.
Couple: Melissa & Damon
Wedding Date: Fall 2013
Wedding Location: (ceremony and reception) The Biltmore Estate; Asheville, North Carolina
E-Session Location: New Orleans
Couple: Erika & Donald
Wedding Date: October 15, 2012
Wedding Location: (ceremony and reception) The Peabody Hotel; Memphis, Tennessee
Wedding Theme: The Harlem Renaissance [Read more...]
Bride: Victoria Cash Alexander
Groom: Brenden Alexander
Homebase: South Carolina
Wedding Date: December 1, 2012
Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: Hilton Hotel, Greenville, South Carolina
Some folks say what is meant to be, will be. That was certainly the case for Belinda and Kevin who had their recent Atlanta nuptials documented by Three Ring Media. This encore wedding (this is their second marriage to each other) took place over two decades after the twosome first met. While watching the video, it is obvious that these two were destined to be together again. Triple B wishes the newlyweds-again health, prosperity and all they happiness they can stand! [Read more...]
Triple B’s sharing another awesome wedding trailer; this time from Nashville, Tenn. Isn’t the fun, camaraderie and love in this video just palpable? I bet Leah and Kevin’s reception was a great time indeed!
Bride: Jiline Jocirin, 26
Groom: Evans Cadet, 26
Occupations: Jocirin, marketing assistant; Cadet, lawn technician
Homebase: Atlanta, GA
Wedding Date: May 19, 2012
Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: Miami Beach Botanical Garden; Miami, Florida
Bride: Kenna Ellis, 32
Groom: Marcus Little, 32
Occupations: Ellis: finance manager; Little: engineering supervisor
Wedding Date: August 4, 2012
Wedding Location: ceremony and reception: Del’Avant Event Cener; Lagrange, Georgia [Read more...]
Remember the adorable nearlywed couple Shantel and Kendrick? Their e-session pics were a certified Triple B hit! (And how fly were Shantel’s red pumps?!) Well, the duo got hitched on May 25, 2012 and were eager to share their wedding trailer on Black Bridal Bliss. Enjoy and stay tuned for a full Tie the Knot Tuesday feature from Shantel and Kendrick later this summer.
Perhaps its the fact that summer 2012 is officially here or that I’m excited about an upcoming vacation (WOO HOO!) but today I wanted to take a look back at some of the most memorable destination weddings featured in Tie the Knot Tuesday. Triple B has covered weddings in domestic destinations like Las Vegas and New Orleans to far away locales like Uganda, Africa. Even in cities that were not their own, all of these couples managed to make their weddings beautifully personal. Enjoy!