Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Marriage saved me...

Now here is some MARITAL SUBSTANCE for the soul! On March 29th,
Essence bloggers (and the creators of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com) Lamar & Ronnie Tyler will be releasing their documentary "You Saved Me" in over 25 cities. The documentary will tell the story of REAL HAPPILY MARRIED African-American couples- can we say whooo hoooo!!

Now here is the best part: The wonderful folks over @ African-American Brides.com are giving away two copies of their new movie to TWO of the readers of their blog. Click http://blog.african-americanbrides.com/ for more info. Just leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. Also for my Chicago peeps you can view the movie this Friday @ 8:30PM!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Artsy Love & Bridal Show Info

Hey everyone- Sorry, I've been MIA for a little while getting ready for a bridal show on the 27th & completing my first full wedding design ( the entire event is pratically designed by me) YAY!! But I had to take a moment, and show some kitschy accessories that I LOVEEEE - I think they are PERFECT for the artsy bride. Tell me what you think.

Oh before I forget, I hope to see you at the WEDDING FAIR on Saturday, March 27th @ the Apostolic Church of God - 6320 Dorchester Ave.- Chicago, Illinois 60637 from 10-2PM!

Vendor: Pearl Accented Updo, Wedding Veil by Toni Federici, Vivienne Westwood/Melissa Shoes, Lace Manicured Nails/McQueen handbag

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DC celebrates the legalization of same sex marriage!

A beautiful montage of the first three gay weddings in the District of Columbia.


And they still together...85 years later!

Who said love doesn't last? Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of New Bern, N.C., hold the world record for life in wedded bliss: 85 years. He's 104, and she's 101 young.

On their May 13 anniversary, they will join an elite club: the longest marriages on record. If this couple isn't a testimony to love, commitment and God's blessings- I don't know what is!

For those of us amateurs in wedded bliss, (the pros would be Mr & Mrs.Fisher!) don't worry we still have PLENTY of time to practice!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Win a Custom Cake Topper !

Hey Brides to Be- Here's your chance to win a custom wedding cake topper courtesy of dress designer extraordinaire Cassandra Bromfield and The Enchanted Cupboard!

For ALL the details, check out her blog at:


Monday, March 8, 2010

Pics from the LAUNCH event!

Hey everyone- I just wanted to share some of the pics from the LAUNCH event for my galpal & lingerie designer Kira Lee's fashion show. It was a HUGE success, so thanks to everyone who supports Chicago's own artistic talent! For more info & pics join Black Kai Lee Couture fanpage on facebook!

P.S. Did you check the bouquets the models were carrying? Yes that would be my work, Chocolate B&B !

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Brides BEWARE those internet scammers!

Brides to be this is pretty scary & wrong to say the least, but be careful of internet robbers who prey on your emotions! The scammers from Boston 411s wedding expo got away with over $100,000 from thousands of brides to be! ALWAYS, ALWAYS be cautious of who you give your hard earned dollars to!


Style Me Pretty seriously...

For most wedding/fashion/design stalkers like myself (lol- i am not ashamed however :-))the website StyleMePretty.com is a absolute must read for those who like to see real life weddings, gather inspiration and so forth. Every now and again, I'll see a wedding that truly makes me smile from the inner core of my artsy fartsy heart lol - and this is one of those weddings

I looovveee everything about it and I think you will to!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Funny Marriage Quote of the Week

“They say love is blind...and marriage is an institution. Well, I'm not ready for an institution for the blind just yet.” -Mae West