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A Natural Hair Engagement: Brittney

Avatar • Nov 14, 2011

How did you and your fiancé meet?
B:
My fiancé and I meet 7 yrs ago at a Ghostface Killah concert at the House of Blues Chicago. (can’t wait to tell our children that one… lol)

To make what is an incredibly long story short, 6 years ago I met an amazing man. This God sent man not only supported my natural hair journey but encouraged me to big chop my over fried, over dyed, damage, limp lifeless “natural” hair (he was actually the one that cut my hair for me). Well, any man like that I had to hang on to, and a year and a ½ ago he proposed and of course I said; HELL to the YES!

When is the big day?
B:
We’re marrying August 18, 2012 at the Promontory Point (where we had our first date and where he proposed) in Chicago’s, Hyde Park neighborhood.

How did you decide your hairstyle for the engagement shoot?
B:
Our engagement photos were shot in the beautiful Pilsen neighborhood. Initially, I struggled with what natural hair style to wear for the shoot. I’ve been able to retain a pretty good length and I thought of straightening it. You know, to show off my length but Zaid (my fiancé) encouraged me to rock my super coily fro and the pictures turned out beautifully.

How did you achieve the look?
B:
The style for the shoot was a double strand twist out. The day before I washed my hair with black soap and deep conditioned with Jason’s Aloe Vera conditioner. I have extremely porous curly 4b and 4c hair. My hair eats moisture. After deep conditioning, I fingered combed, making sure to pull out any knots and proceeded to double strand. The morning before the shoot, I pulled out my twist out and hydrated with a combination of olive oil, aloe vera gel and water for a full curlier look.

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos Brittney! You can find the lovely bride-to-be on Facebook.

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Amor
Amor
9 years ago

I don’t usually comment but they are gorgeous and +1 for the doing their shoot in Pilsen. I used to live there when I was a little girl. I loved it there!

YelloKat
9 years ago
Reply to  Amor

They really do look gorgeous together, but I’m going to be honest. In response to Brittney’s comment concerning “any man like encouraging me to go natural I had to hang on to”, I will say that the fact that he encouraged her to go natural is GOOD but it is not a sign from heaven. Despite the negativity some of us receive from the black community concerning our hair, we’ve got to understand that it should be a NORMAL thing (rather than something amazing) for a man to accept us in our natural state. I am not saying this to… Read more »

CupOf*T
CupOf*T
9 years ago
Reply to  YelloKat

@ Yello Kat- I think you took her quote- which really was “Well, any man like that I had to hang on to” out of the context of what she was saying. I think many of us agree that it’s a wonderful feeling to have your significant other’s support- rather it’s your hair that you are struggling with, your weight, a crippling disease or anything that has been hard for you. She said, ” man not only supported my natural hair journey but encouraged me to big chop my over fried, over dyed, damage, limp lifeless “natural” hair,” — the… Read more »

Mod
Mod
9 years ago
Reply to  CupOf*T

@Cupof*T I was looking for a “like” button. lol!

Mod
Mod
9 years ago
Reply to  YelloKat

Thank you for the well wishes, Yello and I appreciate your opinion but I’m going to have to disagree with you on a couple of points. My fiance didnt encourage me to go natural. I was in fact, natural before we met. What he did encourage me to do was to BC (big chop) which to me, does deserves some recognition. I do agree with you on that it should be a NORMAL thing for a man to accept us in our natural state but truthfully it’s not of the norm. Especially in my generation, where majority of men (and women)… Read more »

aina
aina
9 years ago

What a beautiful couple! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, and all the best in your married life!

NinaG
NinaG
9 years ago

love their engagement photos, especially the first one.

Adobuere
9 years ago

the pictures are beautiful! Congrats to you both!

Zyaran
Zyaran
9 years ago

Their a beautiful couple, congrats on the upcoming marriage next year. Also that man does not look gay at all “SMH”.

Laa
Laa
9 years ago

Because you just HAD to throw that out there right? Ignorant and rude.

HairySituation
HairySituation
9 years ago
Reply to  Laa

Huh?

HairySituation
HairySituation
9 years ago
Reply to  HairySituation

^^^ was meant for Laa above me.

Lala
Lala
9 years ago
Reply to  HairySituation

yeah, it was a response to ignorant comment. Wish I could delete my reply lol.

Zyaran
Zyaran
9 years ago
Reply to  HairySituation

There was a comment earlier made around 6:36am I believe that has now been removed, because a person had made a nasty comment about the man being gay. That’s why you see the time of the comments are now off because we were responding at that time when it was originally there. Hope this helps to better clarify the info :).

Zyaran
Zyaran
9 years ago
Reply to  Zyaran

ETA @ Hairysituation to your ?

Mod
Mod
9 years ago
Reply to  Zyaran

Im glad I didnt see that comment. lol!!

EG
EG
9 years ago
Reply to  Zyaran

Thank you. Some of us had no idea what was going on.

Keisha
Keisha
9 years ago

Breathtaking all around.

merry
merry
9 years ago

lovely.

LaToya
LaToya
9 years ago

I LOVE THIS!!!

The photoshoot is so different from what I’ve seen before. Congrats to the couple.

Quel
9 years ago

I love all the photos, particularly the ones where they are smiling.

Kaila
9 years ago

Congrats!
I throughly enjoyed reading this post. The photos are beautiful and you guys have an amazing love story.

boho.barbie
boho.barbie
9 years ago

i love the modern and artistic wedding photos. I you are gonna to have a beautiful wedding and be a beautiful bride.

Chanel
Chanel
9 years ago

Aww that it soo sweet!!! Congrats to u both!!! 🙂

Mod
Mod
9 years ago

Thank you all for your postive feedback and welll wishes. I am very proud to have a fiance who supports and loves black women in their most natural state and I’m happy to be able to share that with the BGLH family.

BrooklynCoily
BrooklynCoily
9 years ago

Great shots!!

mizzc
mizzc
9 years ago

NICE!!!!

NtrlGAGirl
NtrlGAGirl
9 years ago

What a beautiful couple! I <3 love.…(sigh). Congrats to both of them and thanks for sharing these lovely pictures with us.

MJ Labonte
MJ Labonte
9 years ago

These are the most original engagement photos I’ve ever soon. I loove everything about it, I love Brittney’s fro, beautiful story and I think you guys make a lovely couple. Congrats and all the best. BTW your man reminds me of Frank Ocean.

boho.barbie
boho.barbie
9 years ago
Reply to  MJ Labonte

I was trying to put my finger on it but it wasn’t coming to me!

MOd
MOd
9 years ago
Reply to  boho.barbie

OMG!! I had to google Frank Ocean, never seen him till now. He kind of does. lol! He’s going to love that.

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
9 years ago

These pics are too CUTE! I hope you come back and share the wedding pics w/us 🙂

Monique
Monique
9 years ago

Lovely Pics!!! Who was the photographer?

MOd
MOd
9 years ago
Reply to  Monique

http://www.susannahlancaster.com/

A great friend and awesome photographer, Susannah Lancaster. She does amazing work.

Nell
Nell
9 years ago

Too cute! I love it!

Oh Bother
Oh Bother
9 years ago

Absolutely Fantastic! The pictures look like paintings, they are so lovely! Congrats to the couple and kudos do the photographer

Patricia Kayden
Patricia Kayden
9 years ago

Cute couple. Looking very serious!

MommieDearest
MommieDearest
9 years ago

Lovely pictures and a great story! We need to see more stories like this because if they media hype is to be believed, then a.- black men hate black women and b.- black men REALLY hate black women with natural hair.

Congrats and best wishes for life long happiness in your marriage.

Kalicia
Kalicia
9 years ago

Congrats you are a gorgeous couple. Btw he does look like Frank Ocean or vice versa lol!

EG
EG
9 years ago

Beautiful couple and story. I really hope that the young lady who was worried about taking off her weave reads this story. It should give her hope that there are a lot of men who are waiting for us to embrace ourselves in all of our glory.

keisha
keisha
9 years ago

congrats! beautiful pics!

trinigul
trinigul
9 years ago

LOVELY couple. Congratulations

Olivia Lane
9 years ago

what a lovely couple and fantastic photographs!

lola b
lola b
9 years ago

wow, had to come out of lurk mode to give well wishes to you and your fiance. you made a very beautiful couple and the pictures are too cute. i hope you’ll share some of the wedding pics.

Dani
Dani
9 years ago

Love it.

Leonie UK
Leonie UK
9 years ago

You meet at Ghostface Killah concert, my hiphop heart beats proud. Congrats and beautiful pics. Blessings to you both xxxx

Butterfly
Butterfly
9 years ago

Great story, beautiful couple, gorgeous photos. I <3 Black Love! Well wishes and many blessings to you both.

Monzi
Monzi
9 years ago

LOL, he looks like Kevin Hart.

LovingMe
LovingMe
9 years ago

I’m so happy you chose to share your love story with us. I love the pictures especially your hair, outfit and the skateboards. Congrats on finding your mate. Enjoy the whole wedding process!Chicago is a beautiful city, I’m sure it will provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding pictures. Please share.

Natina
Natina
9 years ago

Wow! Brittney, the photo shoot was absolutely stunning! I’m happy your fiancé encouraged the fro! Both of you, make a beautiful couple! I so wish you and him well! Congratulations!

Shea
Shea
9 years ago

I love ya’ll engagement pictures! They are unique and classy! There needs to be more black men who encourage their women to embrace their natural hair. You guys look like a very loving couple and I wish you both the best in life and your marriage. 🙂

Erin
Erin
8 years ago

Cute couple and I’m loving their look together! A++ for getting married in such a beautiful spot…I love the Point so much I had my wedding there as well. I’ll pray theirs goes better than mine did…lmao! Congrats to the happy couple, best wishes!!

KT
KT
8 years ago

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME photos. I now have a healthy obsessions with thess pics. #nostalker 🙂 They just SCREAM love.

All the best to you for a special day next August and a lifetime of the love that comes thru these pictures.

Yah-Unity Israel
Yah-Unity Israel
8 years ago

I love you guys so inspiring and beautiful!!!!

Max
Max
8 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous pictures!! Congratulations and best wishes!!

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Excellent blog right here! Also your web site quite a bit up fast! What host are you the usage of? Can I get your associate hyperlink for your host? I want my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

Ashley
Ashley
7 years ago

They are like the coolest looking couple. 🙂 Simply Beautiful.

Dana
7 years ago

I love the pics but have to ask… do you guys really board? I got like, totally excited just now and felt the rush of spotting another potential girl boarder (not to mention black girl). Congrats on your engagement and by now, marriage!

Umah Luar
Umah Luar
7 years ago

Im a bit late on but.…Wauw you both are excellent together! All the way throught the pics i was smiling. whis you all The Blessings and much Love:)

GSoldier
GSoldier
7 years ago

AAAhhhh!!!! I Love you two, you’re officially my favourite couple ere!! Well, hopefully so far =) You both are really an incredible inspiration, I was actually grinning when you were describing your Man, he’s more than a keeper, he’s a God sent treasure! Bless and honour each other always hon!! Ahhhh <3!!!! Love You Guys!! =’)

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