When did you and your husband meet?
N: Theo and I met in 2009 at a bar. I was there to meet up with a guy I was dating at the time who was playing drums there that night. So I was sitting there, sipping some wine, chillin when this Asian dude walks in, long hair, cheek bones that could cut glass…we look at each other for a second and that exchange kept happening for like an hour. I was talking with a group of people and all of sudden, Theo cuts through the crowd and nonchalantly asked what I was drinking. I told him it was my favorite pinot noir, he thanked me and said he’d try it for himself and left to go back to the bar. I was like…okay? I was so full of myself. I thought for sure he would hit on me and try to start some lame conversation, but he just smiled and was like, thanks. So after another hour, I made my way over to the bar to ask him how he liked it and before I knew it, I was the one trying to start some lame conversation! But we actually talked. And talked and talked. We talked for so long, I forgot I was there with another man! Goodness! So you can imagine how mortified I was when the guy I was actually dating came up to me and asked if I was ready to go because the bar was closing… Awkward. So not like me to do something like that. So we quickly said an awkward goodbye. Theo had actually flown in from NY, only there for the weekend. I saw him coincidentally the next day at an Easter event and that’s when we exchanged numbers. And even though he flew back to NY the next day, we called each other almost everyday.
When did you get married?
N: We got married 3 years later at a wine bar owned by a cute couple in Madrona – a neighborhood in Seattle. We randomly found the wine bar while taking a stroll after brunch. Just before randomly finding my wedding dress two doors down. It was a vintage Max Mara, made in Italy. The woman who owned it previously had it tailored to fit her. Her measurements were mine exactly! And I am tiny. Crazy.
How was your big day?
N: I was pensive and introverted before the wedding. I wanted to be left alone. My friends asked if I needed help, my mom wanted to help, but I just wanted to do everything myself, my makeup, my hair, everything. Such a mistake! I wanted to do everything so that’s exactly what happened. I did everything and made no time to get my nails done or get a massage or anything. I was so stressed right up until the millisecond of the wedding. And then it all got washed away – the happiness of seeing Theo, my friends, my parents was like a damn breaking over me. I was a new person. I was pure joy and love! And not to mention, we had an open bar the whole night so everyone was pretty flippin merry. LOL! We hadn’t written our vows either. We just talked to each other during the ceremony. Everyone in the room was crying too, it was crazy! Our wedding was definitely one for the books.
How did you wear your hair?
N: I am a creature of habit I suppose. I did a wash and go, do you believe that? I mean, it wasn’t as simple as that, but essentially that’s what it was. My mom washed my hair 🙂 Then I got under a helmet dryer for an hour, watched some Family Guy, got out of the dryer, styled and parted it to the side and was on my way. It was so shiny and tame! Not a frizzy piece in sight. I really should invest in a helmet dryer because damn. It really glams up the wash n’ go look.
What was your process of deciding how to style you hair?
N: The process was, I’m getting married today…how should I wear my hair? I know, I know – stop shaking your head.
How did your family/husband/guests receive your hair at the wedding?
N: They loved my hair! It was almost exactly how I wear it everyday, but more…posh and glam. It was me, it was beautiful and so soft and shiny! Theo told me if I didn’t wear my hair naturally he would call off the wedding. What a drama queen right? He adores my natural hair and for the first year, he couldn’t stop putting his hands through it. He was happy to see my wash and go a la wedding style 🙂