The Happy Nappy Bride

About weddings. About relationships. About the first year of being married.

The posting grind January 11, 2011

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I’d love to hear from other newlyweds (it’s been almost eight months now!!) about this whole blogging thing.

Was it just me, or were we all crazy with the posts?  I always posted everyday…and didn’t think twice about it.  But now that I’m married, I don’t feel like I’ve got all that much to say.  I certainly freak out every now and then about not having mastered marriage, but generally I feel like I’m a better person than I was eight months ago.  But is that exciting enough to write about?  Would you want to read about how awesome things are?  Booooring!

I feel like I’m not enjoying talking about this phase of my life…and I want to!  I don’t want to feel like I’m waiting for the next big event…and you all know what that’s supposed to be.

Maybe I’m just being weird.

Am I the only one struggling what their blog is supposed to be and where it’s supposed to go?


Like Diana Ross… April 5, 2010

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…I’m coming out.  Of the proverbial closet that is!

Everyone that I sent invitations to (maybe 170ish people) now know about the blog.  I was wondering why my views went way up the other day and then people started mentioning that they liked my blog…that’s when the light went off.  The blog’s linked to the wedding website and vice versa, so it was never a secret…it’s just that more folks are looking now.

I think it’s kinda good though, because I haven’t been verbally girly about this wedding planning business, but I have taken to the blog to ask y’all what earrings I should wear, or what shoes will be fly at the reception, or to talk myself down off of the ledge about that superfly J. Crew clutch.  So in a weird kind of way, the blog will let folks know that I am in fact excited about our wedding, even though I’m trying to remain sane and practical…which is very hard to do when planning a wedding, because when is it either practical or sane to spend thousands of dollars for a one day event?

Welcome newbies…hope you like it!


*sigh* February 26, 2010

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I’m not even gonna lie…I miss The Mister.  I try to play all tough, but I’m out of town on a business trip and I’m kind of at a loss.  Watching TV’s not the same unless I’m sitting next to him.  Playing around on the computer isn’t the same without him making a joke at the expense of one of the many wedding  blogs I frequent.  I’d really love to snuggle up next to him and watch a movie.

I know it sounds like a sad, country song…but it’s true.  What’s even sadder?  I just saw him this morning and will see him again tomorrow…it’s just an overnight trip, lol!  I suppose that old cliche is true: absence does make the heart grow fonder.


toot, toot… February 18, 2010

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…that was me tooting my own horn.  I’m one of the “Best Black Bridal Blogs”…how cool is that?!  Should you desire, you can click here and vote for my blog in the poll.


this is just weird February 14, 2010

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Found this over at The Frisky:

An Arab ambassador to Dubai hastily tried to divorce his new bride after he lifted the niqab veil covering her face for the first time ever and saw his wifey was cross-eyed and sporting a beard. Aw, poor lady. The pissed-off groom claimed his mother-in-law duped him into the marriage by showing him photographs of the bride’s sister; plus, the few times the groom met his bride in person, she wore the face-covering naqib veil the whole time.

In the divorce, the groom asked to be compensated for all the money he spent on jewelry, clothes and gifts. He got his divorce granted, but his bearded bride got to keep all the swag.

The groom added insult to injury, though, when he asked the judge to require the bride get tested for a “hormonal imbalance.” She visited a specialist and she’s fine, of course; all of us ladies get a little peach fuzz now and then! I guess she’s just never heard of Nair?


weddzilla post January 15, 2010

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I’m over on Weddzilla again today talking about centerpieces for the reception…which will also double as my favors.  Go check me out!


on the move again January 14, 2010

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I’m now a featured blogger over at Weddzilla, check me out!