Tie the Knot Tuesday Flashback – Kesha and Steven

Kesha and Steven: Easy Elegance in Marlaynd!

Kesha and Steven: Easy Elegance in Maryland!

One of the things we enjoy about weddings here at Black Bridal Bliss is that although there are many similarities in each, every single one is distinctive. Take the nuptials of Kesha and Steven of Maryland, for instance (we initially featured them in Tie the Knot Tuesday last year). While their wedding on the surface seemed classic and pretty traditional, it in fact was injected with several unique touches such as liturgical dancers during the ceremony and a surprise Latin-inspired first dance that even their wedding party didn’t know about! The best part? Their touching and relatable love story. Check it out:

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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…]

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 – Destination Weddings Special

Breanne & Michael said I Do in sunny St. Lucia!

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!

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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Natalie & Kizito

Bride: Natalie Nagthall, 36
Groom: Kizito Ssensalo, 32
Occupations: Nagthall: product development engineer; Ssensalo: software engineer
Homebase: California
Wedding Date: March 9, 2012
Wedding Location: (ceremony and reception) Southern Oaks Plantation; New Orleans, LA [Read more…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Olesha & Alie


Island Love: Olesha and Alie become one on the beautiful island of Jamaica

Bride: Olesha Haskett, 26
Groom: Alie Basma, 27
Occupations: Haskett: photographer; Basma: business owner
Wedding Date: November 11, 2011
Wedding Location: Ritz Carlton Resort and Spa; Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Amber & Garvin


Join the Forresters in Grenada for a breathtaking beach affair!

Bride: Amber Lee, 29
Groom: Garvin Forrester, 38
Occupations: Lee: owner of Kane & Couture; Forrester: owner of Calmar Holdings LLC
Homebase: New Jersey
Wedding Date: December 3, 2011; Civil Ceremony: April 21, 2011
Wedding Location: Grenada Grand Resort in St Georges, Grenada

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Tie the Knot Tuesday Best of 2011!

Maryland newlyweds Robyn and Victor blessed us with jaw-dropping images like this from their big day in 2011.

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…]

Tie the Knot Tuesday – Barbara & Stanley

Please enjoy today’s Tie the Knot Tuesday brought to you by freelance writer and graduate student Laura Eustache. She’s a real go-getter and did an outstanding job telling this couple’s story so let’s show her some warm Triple B love with loads of comments, okay?

A Real Romance: Meet the Bellots

Bride: Barbara Prosper, 32
Groom: Stanley Bellot, 34
Occupations: Prosper;  Financial Advisor, Bellot; Student/Computer Technician
Wedding Date: July 2, 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Theme: Ode to our Homeland Haiti, Caribbean Chic
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Katrina & Lonnie

The Spellers jump the broom in a fab and fun New York affair!

Bride: Katrina Gerard, 38
Groom: Lonnie Speller, Jr., 39
Occupations: Gerard, finance coordinator; Speller, banker
Homebase: New York City
Wedding Date: October 9, 2010
Wedding Location:
ceremony and reception: Chateau Briand, Carle Place, (Long Island) New York
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Breanne & Michael


Breanne and Michael invite you to experience their special day on the beautiful island of St. Lucia!

Bride: Breanne Barnard, 32
Michael Thomas, 35
Occupations: Barnard, preschool teacher; Thomas, attorney
: New York City
Wedding Date:
August 14, 2010
Wedding Location:
Bay Gardens Beach Resort, Gros Islet St. Lucia
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Tie the Knot Tuesday – Virdina & Kevin


Meet the Gibbs!

Bride: Virdina Milfort
Groom: Kevin Gibbs
Occupations: Milfort, beginning law school in fall 2010; Gibbs, IT Administrator
Homebase: Washington, D.C.
Wedding Date: April 22, 2010
Wedding Location: The Decatur House, Washington, D.C.
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Tie the Knot Tuesdays-Cleo & Lyncoln

Cleo and Lyncoln Dujon

Bride: Cleo Stevenson, 29
Groom: Lyncoln Dujon, 33
Occupations: Stevenson, registered nurse; Dujon, accountant
Homebase: Maryland
Wedding Date: November 22, 2009
Wedding Location: Ceremony: Immaculate Conception Church, Bronx, New York; Reception: The Westmount Country Club, West Paterson, New Jersey

Second Time Around: If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Thank goodness newlyweds Cleo and Lyncoln took heed to this sage advice. After meeting through friends, the duo immediately hit it off and started dating. “Cleo seemed down to earth and we had good conversation,” explains Lyncoln. However the pair decided to take things slow after a few months of courting but agreed to stay in touch and remain friends. “During that time apart, I constantly found myself thinking about him and he wasn’t even my boyfriend,” admits Cleo with a laugh. A chance meeting at a mutual friend’s party in Philly rekindled their sparks and the couple decided to give their love another chance. They haven’t looked back since. [Read more…]

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