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Natural Bride: Nicole *Update!

Avatar • Jul 15, 2010

********************UPDATE**********************

So remember this gorgeous couple, and how I posted their photos (on May 26, 2010) but couldn’t find the bride for an interview? Well I found her, thanks to reader Crystal who tracked her down!! And here are her responses. Thanks so much Crystal! You’re awesome 😉

So what’s the story?
N:
We met in 2003 at Norfolk State University. We were in the same Spanish class, and I ended up tutoring him. Tremaine and I were married on November 1, 2009, in Alexandria, VA. The reception was in Washington, DC.

It was an amazing day because I truly married the man of my dreams and best friend. It was also a nerve-racking day because we were initially supposed to get married outside, right on the Old Town Alexandria waterfront. The day before it was beautiful, and unseasonably warm for the end of October. Then, on the day of our wedding it rained — there was a 100% chance of rain — and it was freezing! I was very nervous about my hair, since I was wearing it out — I didn’t want it to shrink up too much.

How did you wear your hair?
N:
I wore my hair out, loose, with a small bouffant or bump at the front. I definitely regret that decision — I wish I wore it up, I think it would’ve went with the dress and the veil a little more. I didn’t have much a a choice though — my stylist had pneumonia, and there was no one else in my party who really knows how to do natural hair.

What was your process of deciding how to style your hair?
N:
I knew that I wanted to wear my hair with a bump in the front, but I also thought I would wear it out since my afro is my thing. It’s how I wear my hair most often, and I wanted to stay true to that.

How did your family/husband/guests receive your hair at the wedding?
N:
I had some good comments about it afterward. I still feel like wearing it out versus pinned or braided up somehow was not a great decision, but at least I stayed natural. However, before the wedding there were definitely a few family members who thought I should straighten my hair for the big day.

Thanks so much for sharing with us Nicole 🙂 Good luck to you and hubby!

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So reader Mysskay sent me a photo via Twitter (thanks girl!) and I traced it to a photoset… and even though I don’t have a corresponding ‘natural brides’ interview (couldn’t find Nicole’s contact information) I just HAD to post these!

These photos were taken by Luke Eshleman Photography. Go HERE to see the rest.

And this might be a long shot… but if any of know this couple could you please email me? I’d love to do a proper ‘natural bride’ interview. The girl is Nicole, the guy is Tremaine and their wedding was in DC in November 2009.

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Maureen
Maureen
10 years ago

Her style is simply beatiful, she looks so effortlessly pretty! Love the playful pictures.

Joyful Mom
10 years ago

Beautiful couple, beautiful photos, beautiful hair!

Dani
Dani
10 years ago

Beautiful shots, really.

tori
tori
10 years ago

she’s on the bride’s cafe website lovely photos

Dawn
Dawn
10 years ago

SO AMAZING! My hubby wanted me to be a “natural bride”, but I gave into braids.
Good for you! This was before I found this blog and knew what I was doing, but if I knew…
You look amazing!

C.O
C.O
10 years ago

She’s beautiful!

thelady
thelady
10 years ago

love the hair accessory, I’ve noticed a lot of natural brides using hair accessories instead of full veils, seems like they work better on afro textured hair

keep the wedding photos coming!

Perkisha
Perkisha
10 years ago

Gorgeous! This is the first pics I have seen of a natural bride with stretched/blown out/picked hair. I love it and it seems like a style a person could replicate on thier own. I reallyw ould prefer to do my own hair for my wedding, so this is true inspirations. @thelady…I’ve noticed that trend too. I love them as well and will be finding some for myself when I get married 🙂

Miss B
Miss B
10 years ago

I absolutely LOVE this post. What a beautiful couple and gorgeous pictures celebrating their wedding day. I can’t wait to be a natural bride :).

mysskay
mysskay
10 years ago

yea! i didn’t even see all the other photos, so thanks! absolutely beautiful

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Danica
10 years ago

Wow, I love the photo in front of the mural. So dope!

Brownies
Brownies
10 years ago

Moments captured so beautifully… Lovely lovely lovely. Looks like my dream wedding ! Haha !

Tamika
Tamika
10 years ago

Oh my goodness this is so beautiful and inspiring!

Gem
Gem
10 years ago

Wow. Photography is beautiful. The couple is beautiful. The dress, her hair, the hair accessory, gorgeous! I hope we can get an interview!

NappyKitchen
NappyKitchen
10 years ago

These are my favorite posts. Marriage. !!!!!!

Takeyah :: Core Connection Lifestyle

I knew the mural in the 2nd pic looked familiar 🙂 I’ll ask around as I am sure I know someone who knows them.

Shae
Shae
10 years ago

love this!!!!! beautiful beautiful bride!!

beadgyrl
beadgyrl
10 years ago

Aaah black love…so beautiful. Thanks for posting, can’t wait to see more. 🙂

char/dendoo
10 years ago

I love every photo and just seeing these photos you can feel the love man.

Chanceuxj
Chanceuxj
10 years ago
Nangi
10 years ago

Beautiful!! Love how she opted to wear her hair in an blow-dried afro — simple but stunning!

udee
udee
10 years ago

I am in love with her hair and these pictures of FAB!!

Sophia, Naturally
10 years ago

Just amazingly beautiful!

AGrlCanMac
10 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!

CoCocosmopolitan
10 years ago

Beautiful!

Beauty Is Diverse
10 years ago

Beautiful wedding photos.

Loving
Loving
10 years ago

Very pretty natural bride reppin the 4b/4c hair!

Miss Entrepeneur
Miss Entrepeneur
10 years ago

Wow what a beautiful couple. Absolutely stunning. I wish you the best in your marriage.

nappyheaded black girl
10 years ago

Lovely! I particularly like the last two. The coloring gives them a vintage feel.

Nicole Anderson
Nicole Anderson
10 years ago

She looked fine for her wedding. The pictures are really cool.

Eniola
10 years ago

Omg i can’t believe she didn’t think this was a good choice for her wedding. IMHO, the BEST hairstyle I ever saw on a 4b bride. STUNNING, true to the hair and just effortless! Sigh!

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BrownSugahChild
10 years ago

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! So uber hot!!!!

omg
omg
10 years ago

we’re so hard on ourselves. i think she looks great.

Racheal
Racheal
10 years ago

I love your hair in those pics! I think it all went well together. I will def be wearing my hair natural at my wedding!! You inspired that 🙂

Mahala
Mahala
10 years ago

Both of those murals are in alleys on U Street NW between 14th and 13th St!

That photographer is awesome… If im still in DC and i’m getting married… most def give him a call

Tarin
10 years ago

Beautiful & classic! love the freckles

Aija McKenzie
Aija McKenzie
10 years ago

Lovely! Just LOVELY!

Vívis
Vívis
9 years ago

She’s so Beautiful!!! Love it!

Dolly Glance
8 years ago

Hey!
I’m very fascinatedby your great blog Will surely come back to your blog again.
Lord bless yahoo for pointing me here.

Arielle
Arielle
7 years ago

She says she regrets not having an up-do, but I think her hair couldn’t have been more perfect in the loose style she wore. So elegant.

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