We ended 2016 with yet, another amazing Black Bride event for our wonderful brides-to-be of Philadelphia! If you had the pleasure of attending our 1st showcase in 2015, you know how much our brides enjoyed themselves. The ambiance, the delectable food bites, the gowns, the hair and all things bridal brought to you by Black Bride, and TresseNoire with event coordination and management by, To the “T” Events was all there and was nothing short of perfection. Our 2nd Annual Natural Tresses & Read more [...]
As we say goodbye to 2016 and prepare to welcome 2017 many people may feel pressured to shed their old ways in the effort to become bigger, smarter, stronger, better! For me, the end of the year always brings something new to look forward to. In addition to certainly being better than I was last year, my birthday is also right around the corner, in January. I look forward to the feeling of a fresh start; the optimism that comes with the start of a new year. While I believe we are meant to grow and Read more [...]
The holiday season has finally arrived and I’m excited to announce some wonderful news for all of our readers who love makeup as much as I do! They call this the season of giving, right?! Well we’re certainly feeling generous here at Black Bride. This holiday season we’ll be celebrating by stuffing a stocking for one special reader for our Holiday Makeup Giveaway! But first, I'll share a little about why this giveaway is so special to me.
A few years ago, I was introduced to Motives by Read more [...]
There’s a shift happening among women that’s created quite the buzz lately. While it could potentially impact the foot traffic at your nearest cosmetics counter, I’m wondering if it is indeed a shift or just another fly-by-night trend. Over the past few years, the number of makeup tutorials have significantly increased right along with the amount of makeup women are wearing and the excessive steps it takes to apply the abundance of products. Personally, I’ve been waiting for a break from Read more [...]
When actor and comedian Kevin Hart married his longtime girlfriend, Eniko Parrish, the duo threw quite the lavish ceremony. Eniko's Vera Wang wedding gowns were the most memorable aspects of the night. With friends and family gathered in Santa Barbara, CA, for the pair's nuptials, and they all posed for gorgeous photos beforehand. The bride stole the spotlight in Vera Wang, as the fashion house created two dresses for Eniko, each complete with French Chantilly lace, but totally different in style.
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This year’s BET Awards will certainly be remembered with its empowering speeches and uplifting performances. While we all look forward to the great music and for our favorite artists to win, I’m always looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful women – their outfits, hair, and of course their makeup! I was pleasantly surprised to see more sisters showing their natural beauty with more subtle and classic beauty looks, all perfect for summer!
As the weather heats up and we struggle Read more [...]
Weddings often come with a slew of constricting "dos" and "don'ts." Some are reasonable: Never wear white as a guest, only buy gifts from the bride and groom's registry, abide by the chosen dress code. And some are little archaic: Youthful, single ladies for the bridal bouquet toss only; and my (least) favorite — never wear black. While dark hues in general have a traditional connotation for funerals and mourning, the LBD has proved itself enough of a staple in modern times that we can do away Read more [...]
Ciara married Russell Wilson on July 6th, 2016 in Liverpool, England wearing Cavalli Couture. The unique bridal creation is composed of white silk tulle, fully embroidered with floral motifs throughout, and delicate glass beading, covered entirely with precious Chantilly lace appliqué. An absolutely stunning dress for the perfect bride... See pics from her day below!
Ciara's Wedding Fashion Revealed!
You can even get Ciara's stunning bridesmaid looks with Theia's newest collection Read more [...]
After inching down the aisle in a look that took the combined effort of your entire bridal party, switch into something more comfortable for the reception. A stunning second look for your wedding day can change the way you enjoy the reception and festivities.
You’ve seen your favorite celebrities execute the trend of having multiple looks on their big day. The idea of having a traditional wedding gown for the ceremony and portraits; then changing into a party dress for the reception is Read more [...]
Pronovias hosted a styling master class with celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger in NYC. Hosting brides and bridal industry insiders, Micaela shared her tips for styling your bridal gown, featuring stunning new styles from Pronovias. Plunging v-necks to classic a-line gowns, Micaela prepped brides to make their gown their own and look breathe-taking on their day.
Explore the top looks from the Pronovias collection and all of Micaela's tips!
Tips from Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger
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I’m always so excited to hear a great couple is getting married! However, after working with countless brides the wedding planning seems to put quite a damper on all of her excitement. By the time she makes it to her makeup consultation I can almost guarantee I’ll hear her say, “I just can’t wait until it’s over!” Yikes! I just can’t imagine feeling so over extended. This alone has been enough to convince me to have a small, intimate wedding (far away from home)!
I personally was never Read more [...]
As a bride, finding the right dress is stressful enough…but what about finding the right outfits for all of the other events surrounding the wedding? Bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, the reception…all events where a bride wants to look her absolute best.
If you find yourself stressing over attire for your wedding events now you can stress-less because Vow To Be Chic is here to help! An innovative e-comm site solely dedicated to helping brides and their bridesmaids find fashionable designer Read more [...]
Forget the plain black tuxedos. These days, grooms are bringing something new to their looks – style. The traditional penguin suit has made way for cooler, modern and more personalized fashions. We asked Justin Delaney, the founder of online tux rental company Menguin to pick out 4 cool groom looks that are sure to make a statement.
4 Cool Groom Looks That Make a Statement
Suspenders have come back into fashion in a big way for guys. This vintage-made-modern option adds a touch of Read more [...]
Spring happens to be my favorite time of year! We have so much to look forward to, especially those of us living up north. I personally look forward to blooming flowers, green, pink and white trees – I adore cherry blossoms – and the unwavering promise of warmer weather. Perhaps one of my very favorite things to look forward to is bridal season because I get to meet so many beautiful women and witness beautiful brides celebrating one of the most important days of their lives.
With this wonderful Read more [...]
Men’s style and fashion trends have certainly taken a turn for the best over the past several years. Designers are finally taking note that men like to look good too; and not just on their wedding day. But, with all the new options when it comes to suits, shoes and accessories, many gentlemen are reaching out to local fashion consultants for some much needed fashion assistance.
Dondrae McGee, Owner and Principal Stylist of the men’s styling group HaberdashNow has seen a significant increase Read more [...]