Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Here I am, bridal blogging world!

Yes. I've decided put myself out here on the world wide web to talk about planning one of the most important days of my life; my wedding to Mr. J.

I started this blog for a few reasons 1) I love writing 2) Ever since becoming engaged, I love reading and looking at wedding porn 3) There aren't that many black chicks blogging about planning their weddings (though to the ones that are, you go, girls) and 4) So that I can talk about all my wedding planning craziness without making my friends and family crazy.

Mr. J and I plan on doing a cross between traditional and non-traditional. There will be lots of DIY projects, for instance I designed our invitations and we'll be making them ourselves. We don't have an insane budget, but we plan to have the greatest day ever.

Mr. J is a teacher and I'm a publicist, we're both graduate students: he's getting his in English Literature and I'm getting an MFA in Creative Writing. He had me at English. We live together in a humble abode in Brooklyn. Oh, and we're both black, hence the reason the url for this blog is idoblacklove, hooray for black love and marriage! The statistics on black marriage are, well, even more depressing than the statistics on the divorce rate in this country. We plan to be like Will and Jada: divorce is not an option.

I'll keep this blog updated with my adventures as I plan our wedding our way.


Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I too am a Black bride-to-be marrying a Black man and I had not thought of blogging about it. But I love reading about you and will continue to see how my experience meshes with yours.

Best wishes!

J.BRIDE said...

Yes, hooray for Black love!

The Bridal BFF said...

I'm a new fan...added you to my daily blog stalking...I mean 'reading'! Good luck planning your wedding! I am slowly coming across all of my sista girls who are doing their thing on the's nice to read your perspective on wedding planning!