Cocktail Corner: Santa’s Little Helper

Mistletoe and Eggnog everybody, it’s Christmas! We are in the homestretch with only three more days to go, and by the grace snowflakes and presents under the tree, we have all but made it across the Christmas finish line! There is just one more gift to pick up, hopefully there are still some left in stock – it was a super popular toy this year. Also, don’t forget to set the turkey out to defrost, you need at least one hour for each pound. And the paper plates and napkins to drop off at the Read more [...]
Divai BrownCocktail Corner: Santa’s Little Helper

Black Bride’s Favorite Instagram Groomsmen Moments of the Week!

Weddings have one million working and moving parts to it. The main focus is the bride right? Well not the only main focus. What about the guys? Groom and groomsmen? The groomsmen get lost and forgotten about at times.The groom needs his team of fellas's to be able to get over the cold feet or help tie his tie. This week Black Bride did not forget about the fella's that make it all happen for the groom, the groomsmen. So we featured Black Brides Favorite Instagram Groomsmen Moments of the Week! Vitae Read more [...]
Amber OgdenBlack Bride’s Favorite Instagram Groomsmen Moments of the Week!

Black Bride’s Favorite Instagram Bridesmaid Moments of the Week!

What is a bride without her bridesmaids? Brides have a million and one things to think about prior to and on their wedding day. But the bridesmaids hold everything together behind the scenes. Such as that popped button on the back of the wedding dress,  finding the missing boutineers for the groomsman or spotting the chipped nail polish and quickly fixing it before the ceremony.  Bridesmaids do it all even by throwing the best bachelorette party any bride could ever imagine. Some of our favorite Read more [...]
Amber OgdenBlack Bride’s Favorite Instagram Bridesmaid Moments of the Week!

Destination Bridal Beauty: 5 Tips for Success

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 [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIDestination Bridal Beauty: 5 Tips for Success

Real Engagements {Cleveland}: Ashley & Kevin!

Kevin and Ashley met in 2004 while they were both in Junior High School. However, it wasn’t until senior year of high school when they joined the same church and became very interested in each other. The young couple decided to make their relationship official on May 16th, 2009.  Kevin and Ashley have maintained their relationship even while attending colleges in different states, Kevin was in Kentucky and Ashley was in Ohio. The two exchanged wedding vows last month. Check out their outdoor Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderReal Engagements {Cleveland}: Ashley & Kevin!

Love Is In The Air Styled Shoot!

"Love Is In The Air" is a romantic bridal style shoot coordinated and designed by the event planning company Mide Events, with the help of some of Atlanta’s best vendors. The shoot took place on the rooftop of the event space Ventanas Atlanta,  and was beautifully captured by Michelle Davina Photography. The focal point of this "Love is in the Air" themed styled shoot is an elegant ombre bordered floral wall, which featured variations of pink and white floral arrangements, that was accented Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderLove Is In The Air Styled Shoot!

Real Proposals {Paris}: Shardae & William!

Shardae and William met in 2005, their sophomore year of college at Hampton University, in a Humanities class. "We quickly became friends, and started to officially date in the second semester of our junior year, and we have been together ever since," said Shardae. William planned an epic surprise proposal in one of the most romantic cities in the world- Paris, France. Pictours Paris Photography  was there to capture the moment Shardae said "Yes!" to a lifelong friendship and marriage. The Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderReal Proposals {Paris}: Shardae & William!

Real Weddings {Texas}: Andrea & Jamal!

Andrea and Jamal met in college while they were both on the college track team for Oklahoma Christian University.  The two became friends and their relationship grew from there.  Andrea and Jamal celebrated their union with a youthful, classic wedding, captured by Jillian Hogan Photography. Bride: Andrea George, 22, Graphic Designer Groom: Jamal George, 22 Full-time Student Place of residence: Oklahoma City, OK Wedding date: 7/11/15 Wedding location: Hilton Garden Inn Denison, Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderReal Weddings {Texas}: Andrea & Jamal!

Real Weddings {Maryland}: Meroë & Ghislain!

Meroë  and Ghislain have a wonderful love story, which we shared here as one of our Real Engagements! The two met in the summer of 2011 during Meroë's internship. The couple planned an elegant wedding that showcased both the African American and Cameroonian clutures. "The best part about our wedding was the fusion of two different cultures! From the food, to the music and all the people present, we had a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and languages being spoken. The toasts were given Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderReal Weddings {Maryland}: Meroë & Ghislain!

Real Engagements {North Carolina}: Deidre & Adrian!

Deidre and Adrian met in 2011 while attending Sunday School class at Alfred Street Baptist Church, located in Alexandria, VA. "One Sunday afternoon we attended a cookout at our Sunday School teacher’s house; and while I was playing cards, Adrian approached me and told me that he liked my bracelets. I thanked him and we chatted for a little while," recalls Deidre. It took the two a while to go out on a first date because they both had busy schedules. However, they would see each other again Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderReal Engagements {North Carolina}: Deidre & Adrian!

Heiress Tea Party Styled Shoot!

From Jamésa S. Adams, Owner of Jayne Heir Weddings: "As owner of Jayne Heir Weddings, the existence of my planning agency is based upon the ideology of the "heiress" mentality. The heiress mentality is solely based upon the aspects of royalty, crowns, and jewel tone colors that would be adorned by any princess or queen. As a little girl, we often envision our fairytale wedding day and every single aspect of our transition from the "tiara" (princess stage) to the "crown" (queen stage). This Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderHeiress Tea Party Styled Shoot!

Real Engagements {Louisiana}: Brittney & Dwight!

Brittney and Dwight, met in August 2011 on the first day of pharmacy school at orientation, and they can thank their alma mater, Xavier University of Louisiana for the fulfillment of their destiny. Their mutual friend, Lashira Williams, officially introduced them during the first week of class, and from that moment they knew they had something special. Dwight and Brittney's friendship continued to blossom throughout the semester, and in February 2012, the two crossed Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderReal Engagements {Louisiana}: Brittney & Dwight!

After The Aisle: 6 Bad Habits That Are Causing Conflict In Your Marriage

  The process of two becoming one is exactly that: a process. And while some take to it more naturally, there definitely is a learning curve. If you've noticed that shortly after your nuptials the two of you seem to be butting heads more frequently, these six often overlooked habits may be responsible for the friction.   1. Keeping Score He left his dirty laundry on the floor again....CHECK! This is the third time (this week!) that I've had to clean up hair clippings after Read more [...]
Angela SouzaAfter The Aisle: 6 Bad Habits That Are Causing Conflict In Your Marriage

Real Engagements {Atlanta}: Krystle & Derrick

Krystle and Derrick met through their mutual friends, who are both members of their respective Greek organizations. Krystle and Derrick had seen each other several times in passing and were both mutually interested in each other, but needed a little help in making the first move. "Our mutual friends arranged for us to meet at a social gathering, and from that day forward, we have been inseparable, on cloud 9 and enjoying life together," said Krystle and Derrick. The happy couple is planning a Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderReal Engagements {Atlanta}: Krystle & Derrick

Real Weddings {Mexico}: Stacy & Eric!

We first fell in love with Stacy and Eric's love story when we featured their romantic engagement session. The newlyweds met in August of 2010 and have been together for almost 4 years. The two met at a local social event called “First Fridays." Stacy was attending the event with a close friend, who happened to know Eric as well. Eric approached the ladies and sparked a conversation. After several minutes of him conversing only with their mutual friend, Eric finally built up the nerve Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderReal Weddings {Mexico}: Stacy & Eric!