Thursday, February 13, 2014

We've moved! Visit us at our new blog home!

Hi there, #TBB friends!  We're so pleased with how things are going at our new blog home!  Please join us at for the latest blog posts, featured weddings and updates!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New posts coming soon!

Greetings, all!  I'm working on a new post regarding a topic that is not unfamiliar in the wedding world!  Cost!  Particularly the costs of being in the wedding party!  Stay tuned!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Tickets are available NOW! Concert hosted by @dwoodyd! Featuring @KimBurrellLove & @wessmorgan! -- The Blessed Bride (@theblessedbride)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Featured Love :: Joshua & Melissa Demski

Joshua & Melissa Demski

The greatest thing in life is to love and to be loved in return. ♥
- a favorite quote from Melissa Demski

I am truly elated to feature Joshua and Melissa Demski!  Melissa and I had the pleasure to become friends while working together years ago.  She is truly a one-of-a-kind gal!  With radiant beauty and outrageous wit, Joshua is one lucky guy to have such an awesome woman to call his wife! 

I absolutely love their story!  From the beginning, it seems as Melissa and Joshua were meant to be Mr. and Mrs. Demski!

How They Met

Melissa and Joshua met in high school where she was on the dance team and he was captain of the basketball team. Melissa could not resist Joshua’s wit and charm. Joshua could not resist Melissa’s intellect, nor her remarkable dance moves. :)  Dating for 12 years and they have been through a lot in life. They have come through each experience stronger and more in love with each other.

Melissa's side of the story

It all began in 1999 when I was a sophomore in high school! Josh and I had aerobics class together where one of his friends introduced us. However, we officially met when I was in kindergarden! Josh was good friends with my neighbors and the boys would pick on us. We thought they had cooties and stayed away! Fast forward 10 years later and the rest is history. From our first kiss at the homecoming football game where I got blue paint all over his nose, to the surprise roses he gave me everyday to win me over, to the day he proposed in the park, it has been an amazing roller coaster ride!

Joshua's side of the story

1999 What a Year!! The first time Melissa and I officially met was back in 1989 when I was in 2nd grade and Melissa was in kindergarten. But the first time we dated I was a in my Senior Year, Melissa was in her Sophomore Year! From the first dance at the Friday night dance, to the first kiss under Friday nights lights, I wouldn't change a thing!! We have been through a lot and learned so much about each other.

Becoming Mr. and Mrs. Demski

Melissa and Joshua were married in a gorgeous, fairytale wedding on 09.10.11!  The traditional and modern elements added unique wedding memories for the couple to hold dear for many years to come!

The beautiful couple!

Simply beautiful! *TBB favorite*

The wedding party is ready to party!

Traditional wedding ceremony attire

Stunning!! *TBB favorite*

June 2012 :: Josh & Melissa are pleased to announce that they are proud parents-to-be!!
  Congratulations to the Demski family as they prepare to welcome their bundle of joy!

Such a cute and clever announcement idea!

The Blessed Bride would like to thank Joshua and Melissa for sharing their beautiful wedding with us!  We wish you all the best!

Credits: (formerly - wedding photography
Yikmun Photography - baby announcement photography

Thursday, June 21, 2012

#TBB Tip: Dressing the Bridesmaids!

#TBB Tip:  Dressing the Bridesmaids!

Who says being comfy can't be cute? Keep everyone comfortable, cute and coordinated by picking a signature item for the bridal party to wear. I selected black terry cloth sundresses for my bridesmaids. Each dress featured the stitched initial of each bridesmaid in alternating pink/white & black/white. Be sure the item is a garment that the bridesmaids will want to wear again. (And they have!  I've seen them put to good use!)  My junior bridesmaid and I wore matching white robes.

*Images property of The Blessed Bride, LLC*

Bridesmaids rehearsing (in comfort!) the wedding party dance!

Bridesmaids watching the rain begin an hour prior to the ceremony.


*Images property of The Blessed Bride, LLC*

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Photo Video! :: Brides Against Breast Cancer - Atlanta 2012

I had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Brides Against Breast Cancer event in Atlanta!  What a great event for brides shopping for the gorgeous gown of their dreams for a fraction of the cost!  But most importantly, proceeds benefit finding a cure against breast cancer!

View the photo video below for highlights from the weekend!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

10 years & counting! Chris & Brittani Allen :: Vow Renewal

TBB friends, Chris and Brittani Allen, are preparing to say "I do" all over again...10 years later!  This wonderful couple is anxious to renew their vows in a beautiful vow renewal ceremony in November 2013!  The Allen's are parents to their two beautiful children, Jaden and Aliya.  TBB introduces you to The Allen's by highlighting the story of how they met below.  As the vow renewal approches, you will learn more about this awesome couple and their experience as "10-year newlyweds!"

How Brittani and Chris met:

Brittani's version:  I met Chris on a Bible Study Wednesday on the church bus. Initially, I was introduced by my friend Christin, I didn’t pay much attention to this handsome and tall guy, but instead, focused on preparing for church. After receiving a powerful word, I felt compelled to give an offering and as I stood up to walk to the pulpit, Chris said he would come along. While on the way back to our seats, I noticed he was being quite chatty and friendly. I immediately grew nervous thinking this might be trouble. Two days following this initial meeting, my friend (who I thought might have had interest in Chris) knocked on my door and gave me a piece of paper with a name and number on it. Needless to say, it was his. And the rest is history.

Chris' version:    I was getting on the bus to head to Bible Study and spotted Brittani sitting next to a friend of mine and said to myself, “She is fine!” I asked my friend who was that girl. She told me that Brittani was her next door neighbor in her dorm at Spelman. Since a friend of hers is a friend of mine, I went to sit by her and talked to her on the way to church. Towards the end of service, I went with Brittani to give an offering and to have another chance to speak with her. I knew there was something special about her, so I gave my number to Christin and asked her to pass it along to her pretty friend for me.

The Vow Renewal:

Brittani:  Since we did not have a traditional wedding ceremony, I have always said we will have one to mark our 10 year wedding anniversary. We will host this event at the Emory Conference Center Hotel on November 2, 2013. We are planning a small and intimate celebration with our closest friend’s and family that have supported us from the beginning.

The Blessed Brides wishes the very best to Chris and Brittani as they prepare for their special day!  It's going to be beautiful!