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Natural Bride: Patrece

Avatar • Nov 4, 2010

When did you and your husband meet?
P:
Sometime in 2007 I needed a wrench for my bicycle. At the bicycle shop he helped me find the correct wrench and taught me how to use it (I already knew but played along 😉 ). I started working at the same bicycle shop in 2008, he was my boss! We went on shop hosted rides together after work. One day he asked me on a date after a ride and it has been love ever since.

Our wedding was October 24, 2010 at Lyn Mar Pond Guest Ranch in North Fork, Ca, just thirty minutes south of Yosemite National Park. We love nature and being outdoors, so it was the perfect location. The weather is always a little wet during the fall in the lower Sierra Nevada foothills; but the mist lent great mystique and romance to our ceremony.

How was your big day?!?
P:
Awesome! It was a beautiful day. A little stressful at first because it rained all morning. But, as soon as the ceremony started the rain stopped and as soon as the ceremony was over the rain started up again. It felt like God held the rain back just for us! A lot of family and friends helped out with flowers, makeup, food, decorations and more. Our dogs got to enjoy all the fun too. The most difficult part was making sure everything got done efficiently without seeing each other. The reception was forced inside by the increasing drizzle outside. With everyone so close the speeches were very intimate and we cried a lot!

How did you wear your hair?
P:
I have four year old, a little past shoulder length, locs. The wedding was on a Sunday, and my friend Carlanda retwisted and styled my hair on Friday. She did really tight pipe cleaner curls(that we both learned how to do from http://www.youtube.com/user/chescalocs). I kept the pipe cleaners in until Sunday morning, did a little basket weave on top, and separated and pulled the curls a bit to the length I desired.

What was your process of deciding how to style your hair?
P:
I just knew I wanted something simple, free, comfortable and easy to put up and take down. Also, part of our honeymoon was spent backpacking, so I didn’t want to worry about ruining an intricate three hour updo by sleeping in a sleeping bag, in a tent, without a hair wrap.

How did your family/husband/guests receive your hair at the wedding?
P:
Bill loves me and my hair not matter what I do to it. My family and friends loved the curls.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
P:
You can find me on Facebook.

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NinaG
NinaG
10 years ago

I LOVE that last pic! and your dress is beautiful.

Tora
Tora
10 years ago

Congrats hon, y’all make a beautiful couple. The wedding looked intimate and fun, misty weather and all! 🙂

Olivia
10 years ago

Her dress is GORGEOUS!!!!! Congratulations!

Tammy
Tammy
10 years ago

Beautiful couple! I love the rustic feel of the wedding, very romantic!

vonnie
10 years ago

such a stunning dress! you guys are a good looking couple 😀 glad that you had a great day

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Amma Mama
Amma Mama
10 years ago

Wow, reading that was romantical and touching! You and your hair look great! Beautiful couple, thanks for sharing 🙂

Ashleigh L.A.
Ashleigh L.A.
10 years ago

Beautiful. And I am in love with that dress! I wonder where she got it…

anon
anon
10 years ago

so gorgeous. that fog really does look magical and romantic. great pictures and congratulations sweetie!!!!

yawn78
yawn78
10 years ago

Your hair is beautiful and your wedding looked beautiful as well! Congratulations!

Keisha
Keisha
10 years ago

Just lovely!! The couple, venue, the weather, the dress, the hair, the everything…Congratulations!!

MikaMe
MikaMe
10 years ago

True Beauty! Congrats:-)

PeaceImages
10 years ago

wow.. I love her ENTIRE steez.. and how fearless she was to marry the man she LOVED.

much love to you P!!

-Camille

Trayhawn
Trayhawn
10 years ago

I love your dress. I love you hair. You guys look great together.

Monique
10 years ago

You guys are so cute! I love that the wedding was outdoors and that you stayed true to what you two love…even on the honeymoon. I LOVE IT! Congrats!

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BuenaventuraAvenue
BuenaventuraAvenue
10 years ago

The wrench story is cute 🙂
Congrats and many, many happy years together.

Wendy
Wendy
10 years ago

The whole style and feel of the wedding is so lovely!! I love the colors and the rustic feel! You guys make such a lovely couple. And love the hair!…and geez louise, that gown!!! <3

kinksncurls
kinksncurls
10 years ago

Congrats to you two. You looked beautiful!

Mcgirl
10 years ago

How beautiful and I love the dress! Congrats and wish you a life time of happiness.

Rose
Rose
10 years ago

Hair dress is gorgeous. Amazing!

stratosphere
stratosphere
10 years ago

congrats and best wishes! i love your dress!

Drea
Drea
10 years ago

What a BEAUTIFUL couple!!! And such a creative wedding. Congratulations!!

Allison
Allison
10 years ago

Love the dress, the mist, the story! Everything! I love her confidence that her man loves her no matter what she does to her hair, that’s real. Congratulations, many happy years 🙂

MLB
MLB
10 years ago

super cute. yea, cute couple and I LOVE the mist!! yay, congrats!

Carmen
Carmen
10 years ago

Love that! Thanks so much for sharing photos from your special day! Congrats and may God continue to bless and keep you both.

binks
binks
10 years ago

The second picture is so beautiful, I love the scenery, fog, mist and just the setting. It looked like a wonderful wedding for a nice couple and she made a beautiful bride.

Lissie
Lissie
10 years ago

Beautiful couple! LOVE your dress Patrece!

thelady
thelady
10 years ago

I love how you guys met at a bicycle shop, outdoorsy couple love! Your dress and hair are beautiful.

Patrece
Patrece
10 years ago

Thanks everybody for the wonderful comments and well wishes!
FYI — My now mother-in-law made the dress from scratch! I told her she needs to open up a boutique!

Abbie
Abbie
10 years ago

Patrece, you are beautiful, Your hair — amazing and dress-gorgeous!!!
Where did you hold your reception?, the decor of the room in your last picture was exceptional

Cherie
10 years ago

That last picture…he looks like he’s about to eat you up! What a beautiful couple you two make. Your hair, your dress…fabulous!

Janelle
Janelle
10 years ago

You were beautiful, your dress was beautiful, and the way he looks at you is…beautiful. Many blessings.

shezzie
shezzie
10 years ago

I LOVE THIS!
😀 😀 😀

Ashley
Ashley
10 years ago

I love the antique feel of the wedding 🙂 Beautiful dress as well!

Dee
Dee
10 years ago

OMG YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!!!!! I LOVE THE WEDDING IDEA, its BRILLIANT!!!!!!! CONGRATS

MP
MP
10 years ago

Congratulations, you made a beautiful bride. There’s something about the photo with the dress in motion. What a bonus to have in-laws that can (and want to) make pretty clothing tailored to you!

Whitney
Whitney
10 years ago

Beauiful everything! The dress (and yes, your mother-in-law should open a boutique!), hairstyle, location, all of it! You both make a beautiful couple, and I wish both of you all the best!

Ain't I an African
Ain't I an African
10 years ago

Oh my gosh! What a lovely dress! Inspiration for my wedding dress some day 😉

Olivia B.
Olivia B.
10 years ago

, your now mother in law made it from scratch?! That’s awesome & such skills are so cherished. Beautiful, beautiful!! Gorgeous hair & gorgeous dress. Congrats!!! Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Dana
10 years ago

What a beautiful couple! That last photo was amazing! I loved the groom in sandals :); an unconventional wedding for an unconventional pair. Be very happy together!

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
10 years ago

Damn! From scratch?!? OMG! AMAZIIIIIIIIIIING!

Shones
10 years ago

Gorgeous, thank you for sharing pics of your day with us. All the best to you and your husband! Like Dana, I love the sandals. Your dress is beautiful!

Cherella
Cherella
10 years ago

Patrece, you were an absolutely beautiful bride and free on your wedding. Inspired me to have an outdoor wedding. I loved it– the rain, midst, mud and all. Love you and stay true to yourself 🙂

WTF
WTF
10 years ago

your dress is HOTTT

helga crane
helga crane
10 years ago

Congratulations! You looked beautiful (you are lucky to have such a nice and talented mother-in-law!) and the wedding looked lovely. Thanks for sharing your pics with us!

Juliana
Juliana
10 years ago

This was the most BEAUTIFUL wedding with the most BEAUTIFUL couple and yes trecie your hair was GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (us ladies with un-natural hair suffred in the mist!! haha)

Dani
Dani
10 years ago

Love that second picture.

Ericka
Ericka
10 years ago

and all others.. I am looking at y’all jump over that broom and honey I am a bundle of elation, joy and remembrance looking at you marrying your best friend and recognizing how far people, our people and all people, have come together so that this ceremony is possible and recognized and legal and in the name of the most high. Blessings to you and your’n.

Susie
Susie
10 years ago

Your dress is gorgeous. The pic where you are jumping(?) and the frills are moving around — I love it! Congrats!

DARLENE McKINNEY
DARLENE McKINNEY
9 years ago

YOU LOOK SO PRETTY WITH YOUR DARK AND LOVELY NATURAL SELF!!! YOURMISTY WEDDING IS BEAUTIFUL!! I’M PROUD YOU’RE ONE OF ME!!!

Francine
Francine
9 years ago

What fun to see my girl Patrece featured here. She is right! It was an amazing wedding. The weather only added to the beauty of the day. She looked magnificent!

Candis
Candis
9 years ago

your dress is amazing girl!…

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