When Mike and I got engaged, Bridgette Bartlette, a fellow University of Maryland alum, reached out to me expressing her interest in featuring our wedding story on her website, Black Bridal Bliss. I was so flattered, particularly because I was a fan of Bridgette’s work when she was an editor at Essence Magazine. Plus, I relied on her website for great tips on the wedding planning process as I prepped for my big day. When I read our feature, it brought tears to my eyes! I’m sharing it with all of you in the hope that my brides-to-be will grab a tip or two, my married ladies will take moment to reflect back on their own big days and my single Dishers will get excited about what they have to look forward to. Enjoy!