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.