Sabrina- A Natural Bride


I never would have imagined that 10 months after I Big Chopped I would be walking down the aisle and getting married to the man I love.

We were engaged Dec. 13th, a mere 5 months post BC. Uh oh….what was I to do working with my teeny weeny afro?


To be truthful I didn’t even begin to mess around with it until 2 weeks before the wedding. I was just praying and treating my hair as nice as I could, as to maximize every 8th of an inch of length. I only had 5 month to grow and I wasn’t taking any chances.

As most naturals, I am all over the youtube scene. With my favorites being Kimmaytube, brOnzeqt, allthatsgold, and Naptural85. And it was this video from Naptural85 that was my inspiration. It was simple, elegant, and still flaunted my natural tresses. Because my hair was shorter than hers in the video, I decided to lock my curl pattern in with gel and blowdry the roots. The front I smoothed out with a satin scarf.




The look was exactly what I wanted and only took my 30 minutes to achieve. In the end I got everything I wanted…a classic look, a man that loves the heck out of me, and an awesome party!

44 Weigh in!:
NapturalEmpress said...

Sabrina, you make such a beautiful natural bride. Congrats and best wishes to you and your adoring husband. I am so happy to see this post because i will be getting married February 2012 and here in July i am already thinking about what to do with my hair.. Soo this was very helpful.. Less is more i guess. Thanks again and enjoy your honeymoon

Pamela said...

Congratulations, chica! You looked beautiful. Enjoy your new life together with your sweety ;)

Naturally Nita said...

Congratulations! This was a beautiful look!

www.naturallynita.blogspot.com

Jeannette said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Seeing Sabrina makes naturals realize that they can still be natural on their wedding day and look just as gorgeous. I agree with Sabrina, I have my favorite Youtubers and stick to them, Kimmaytube and Natural85 are the top on my list. Again, Congratulations!

JMartinez516 said...

Congratulations! You look beautiful! I'm hoping my hair looks that great for my wedding in March 2012 (I've been worried about it since we got engaged and I transitioned for 10 1/2 months before chopping). It'll be nearly 2 years post relaxer by then. You've given me lots of hope!!

Braelynn said...

Congratulations, you look great!

NitraMarie said...

Congrats! You look gorgeous. I like that the style is simple but still very unique.

KeetaRay said...

Congratulations! You and your hair are gorgeous! This is very inspiring.

TiAnna Mae said...

Gorgeous bride! I love the pic of you two with the moustache and lips. Too cute! I'd love for you to do a tutorial, because Naptural85 has so much hair that it's hard to see how someone with shorter hair can achieve the look.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sabrina! You and hubby are très beau!

I was feeling your trepidation about achieving natural and elegant hair, and applaud your dedication to pampering your tresses to meet your goal! ^_^

Your looked simply gorgeous for your special day!!

luvmylocs said...

all these wedding stories are among my favs! it's so encouraging. sabrina you look great! i love that so many brides are taking their hair into their own hands!

Trace/Killa said...

Sooooo lovely! Congratulations! Gives me hope ;)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful bride. :)

DrChuck24 said...

congratulation..you and your hair was absolutely gorgeous!!!

www.youtube.com/TinoM24

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, you look beautiful!

ImperialDiamond said...

u make a beautiful bride! i wish u and ur husband all of the happiness in the world :)

Ashley said...

congratulations! i wish you and your husband a happy life together! I was so excited to see this hairstyle to share with my friend who's getting married next October!

NappyMarge said...

Congratulations! really nice hair on your great day. I just wonder for how long did you transition? You talked about a TWA seems your hair has grown a great length during 5 month?

everythingiric said...

Congratulations! You look beautiful - hair and dress.

Sabrina said...

Hi There! Thanks for all the compliments! The whole natural hair community has be vital in this journey of mine.

@NappyMarge I was nearly 8months post relaxer before I big chopped. At the time of BC I had about 4in of hair (stretched).

Honeysmoke said...

Beautiful.

Natakue said...

Beautiful! Congrats to you and the hubby! It looks like you both have a great sense of humor from the last pic (the lips and mustache). =)

Anonymous said...

Major congrats! A chic and classy do. I was expecting to see your tutorial, so Naptural 85 is quite the gem and a half to allow this video to be shared; not everyone is as generous.

Imogen said...

Yay for you! Your hair was gorgeous and you made a glorious bride. And yay for the Curly Nikki community for being so supportive of interracial marriage. My husband is Italian and its so nice to see lovers of all colors.

Christie Ann said...

So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad to more of this!!! Congrats to you and hubby!!! God Bless!!

Anonymous said...

you look so beautiful. Congratulation!!

Curlyfitgirl said...

Congratulations Sabrina. I smile to myself every time I see a beautiful interracial couple like you and your husband. You look fantastic and happy! Much happiness and success in your marriage journey!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sabrina! I absolutely love your hair! It's wonderful to have a man who truly appreciates and adores your beauty!

Anonymous said...

Nice :) I want to have an elegant natural updo as well. I already know how I want to do it. Love the multicultural love as well. I have a cousin who married a guy who is half asian/ half french. I like how more black women are dating outside now. I mean why not??? More options. And it is amazing to me how many black women I see who have natural hair dating men of other races. It is becoming more and more obvious to me that we have more negative feelings about our hair than anyone else.

Tiffany said...

such sweetness.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You are one beautiful bride!

LoveLiveLaugh said...

Congratulations! Beautiful hairstyle!

Doc said...

beautimous :)

Anonymous said...

Pretty! Cute couple....looks like my husband and I. Congrats

Anonymous said...

WOW, CONGRATS BUT I HAVE ONE QUESTION. WHY DO I ALWAYS SEE WOMEN WITH NATURAL HAIR MARRIED TO WHITE MEN? I THOUGHT THEY LOVED THEIR NATURAL HAIR AND BLACK SKIN. SO WHY DO THEY MARRY THE OPPOSITE? ARE THEY SO FOCUSED ON HAIR THAT THEY WANT THEIR KIDS TO HAVE STRAIGHTER HAIR THAN THEM?

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous July 12, 2011 8:36 PM: I found that most men that are attracted to me after going natural are of another race. I have had Black men look upon my afro in disgust, which kind of surprised me. Love comes in all colors and knows no bounds.

Besides, I am sure Sabrina knew her husband before BC'ing!

Anonymous said...

pfff ridiculous, u love your hair but u dont love ur community ... so sad , we kill black community with intteracial love, mixed baby making

Onna said...

Loved the pictures! You looked so gorgeous and amazing!! I love weddings and I wish yours was on TV so we could all cheese forever. :) Your hair looked amazing! I'm weary of updos but seeing yours gives me courage. Again, lovely pictures and you both look so in love! *hugs* xoxoxoxoxo and a million times of happiness to you and your husband!

Mel said...

Comments like those made by Anonymous July 12, 2011 8:36 PM and Anonymous July 24, 2011 8:39 PM irritate me. Both of you seem closed minded.

Amaka said...

Really? Love is Love no matter what race either one of you are!! Please "Anonymous", get over yourselves...more importantly, Sabrina your hair is gorgeous; I've been texturizing for a few years now and am now all natural, I hope I can get your kind of growth...Kudos!!

Black Hairstyles Magazine said...

OMG! What an awesome story! I love it! I must link to it from my site! You were a beautiful bride and I hope that your story is an inspiration to many. Thank for the tips and God Bless your marriage!

ZindziZenani said...

Having natural hair is about loving YOURSELF, not about being tied to some ridiculous notion of "Black love," and certainly not about being tied down to Black men (as if they own us).

Sabrina said...

Wow! So I came back to see this post and reminence but some ladies went on a whole other level!
To the two anonymous' I am already a mixed baby! My mother is white so white people are my community also! And as you can see my hair is no where near loose textured or straight...
#dontputmeinabox

Fri said...

Who can I talk to to get more information about this wedding. We'd love to feature it on our site for mixed race couples. Would it be you, Sabrina?

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