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Natural Bride: Melanie

Avatar • Apr 21, 2010

When did you and your husband meet?
M:
We met in 2001 in San Diego CA at a party. He said to me that when he first saw me, he told all of his friends he was going to marry me! What a charmer. We were married March 13th 2009 at the Lake Merritt Sail Boat House in beautiful Oakland CA.

How was your big day?!?
M:
It was perfect! We thought getting married in March would be a problem because of rain and whatnot, but it turned out to be a beautiful sunny day! Being a vintage fanatic, we decided to have a 1930’s theme wedding. It was so much fun to see everyone decked in their art deco fineries.

I really wanted finger waves to go with the 30’s theme. The salon I had chosen to go to could not do the finger waves and instead tried to talk me into pressing my hair. I was dead set against it, so I left and found a local salon (right down the street from my house) who did an awesome roller set on me. It came out great!

What was your process of deciding how to style your hair?
M:
Having only been natural for about two years, I was experimenting with what I could do (I still do, to be honest). I thought fingerwaves would have been cute, but my hair is much to thick and it turned into a frizzy mess. I always had the back up plan of a roller set in my mind just in case things didn’t work out. I just wanted something simple as I had enough things to worry about!

How did your family/husband/guests receive your hair at the wedding?
M:
Everyone seems to really like what I had done with my hair that day. My friends and family have always been super supportive of my natural hair. My husband in particular really loved it. He had been trying to get me to go natural since he met me!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
M:
http://pinkychampagne.blogspot.com/

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Steph
10 years ago

love the hairstyle, and I absolutely love the dress! Nice theme and I wish you guys the best!

Roxanne
Roxanne
10 years ago

She looks absolutely radiant! I really love her dress too.

Jc
Jc
10 years ago

Love the theme. Gorgeous dress, gorgeous fit, stunning bride and the groom didn’t do to badly either.

Melinda
Melinda
10 years ago

Unrelated: was this site down yesterday??? I am trying to figure out if there is a problem with my computer at home?? Please advise.

Melinda
Melinda
10 years ago

Please respond if this site was down on yesterday msg was “this account suspended”, please advise.

naomi
naomi
10 years ago

you look lovely. beautiful dress! congratulations to you and your hubby!

Dani
Dani
10 years ago

I checked out her website. I like her style.

Katawi
10 years ago

Melanie: your hair, dress, and bouquet were amazing! Congratulations to you both!

Melia
Melia
10 years ago

Melanie you were radiant!!!! I love your dress. I checked out your blog and I LOVE your style. Silly me…I thought I was the only one that liked walking around looking like a “bombshell” from way back when.

Eve
Eve
10 years ago

Thank you for sharing your wedding pics with us. You both looked so nice, but more importantly, you both look absolutely happy! Congratulations and all the best.

misslycia
10 years ago

Congrats to you on your marriage! Your style is absolutely divine!

Gem
Gem
10 years ago

Your style is gorgeous!

revolution girl
10 years ago

awesome dress!

Belle Muse
10 years ago

Congratulations! you & hubby look great!

Romney
Romney
10 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!! Checked out her site and she has amazing style! Love it!

Melanie
Melanie
10 years ago

Thanks for the kind words everyone!!

Kay
Kay
10 years ago

She looks beautiful!

adamson
10 years ago

I love your hair! It’s fab!

And the short veil… love that too!

Jazz
Jazz
9 years ago

I’m soooo freakin in love with your dress.

BellaAddisa
BellaAddisa
6 years ago

Congrats to you both! You’re a lovely couple! When I clicked on your link to your blog, it became a porn site. I wasn’t sure if you were aware of this. Maybe someone hacked into your website…not sure. Anyways, if you have a better link to your blog, please share with us. It would be nice to know your natural hair routines and more about your vintage clothing finds. Thank you

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