In case you missed it, I’m getting married!!
Okay, last year I had a few of my readers ask my advice on how to style their hair for their wedding. The truth: I have no idea! Google ‘bridal hair’ and you get this:
Umm, not going to help me much is it! So what’s a natural girl to do? I love my fro but I don’t want to rock it how I do every day for my wedding day. Believe me, I’ve tried wedding dresses on with veils when rocking my free fro…let’s just say whoever began the veil trend didn’t have an afro in mind. When I came across Black Girl with Long Hair’s bridal section early last year, that’s where I’d direct my bride-to-be readers. They have an awesome selection of different natural brides’ stories and great inspirational photos of how they wore their hair. But in terms of resources, that was it.
Now that I’m a bride-to-be myself and I’m doing my own research, I’ve come across some more inspirational spaces that have been making me change my mind everyday about how to rock my hair on my special day. So far I’m loving:
And I’m so glad I joined the world of Instagram! That seems to be where all of the natural hair brides have been hiding! If you search for the hashtag #naturalbride, you’ll come across inspiration for days. Here’s a glimpse of what you can find there:
Even Twitter seems to be a promising place to start…
So I’m comforted to know that it’s not a completely useless search. But still, with all of these styles available to take inspiration from, I’m nowhere close to choosing what to rock…
Anyone else getting married this year or next? Who’s recently hitched? How did you wear your hair? Let’s share ideas and inspiration!
Follow and interact with my natural bride journey using #NB2B. Tag me with your inspirational photos or your own bridal styles. Excitement!