A Natural Wedding Story- Crystal P.

Hi Nikki!

My husband and I were married on March 3, 2012 in Long Island, NY. We chose to have a small, private ceremony with immediate family in our home. March also marked my one year of being relaxer free!

Once I got engaged, I realized that I was going to be a natural bride and that was going to be a huge moment in my life. CurlyNikki has opened a gateway to so many new friends for me. I took to the forums asking my fellow bloggers (from the Curl Street Journal) who read my page to help me choose a hair style. After several pictures were posted, there was one particular style that everyone loved, picked out by MelMelBee.

I knew that in the months to come I needed to find a good stylist to braid my hair. Between work and planning I just became more and more unmotivated to find a stylist for a test run. Our very own LusciousMahogany offered to drive to NY to do my hair . I was so honored because Iris lives in PA and I live in NY. She did a test run on someone else's hair and sent me a picture when she was done. I told her some of the changes I would like her to make when doing my hair and we both agreed. Being that we had conflicting schedules, I had an idea. My sister was throwing me a bridal shower so if I invited Iris along with a few other ladies from the forum, we could make it a slumber party and she could also do my hair. The ladies agreed & they were all just as excited as I was!

On the day of my bridal shower, Mel and Iris arrived in NY a few hours early. We met up at the hotel and Iris did my hair & I absolutely loved it! It was such a pleasure seeing all the ladies from the forum again. Our first encounter was at the CN event in NY last October. We bonded there like we knew each other forever.

Here is a photo of us at the CN event


Here are the Divas again at the shower & my hair just done(LusciousMahogany, MelMelBee, Me, NikkiNukka, Sweetdrk1)



My fabulous wedding hairstyle & photos of me and my husband on our honeymoon

Thank you Nikki for bringing us all together! Also thank you so much Iris for taking that trip to NY and making both of my days special!

Love You Much!

NaturalBlackDiva

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Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful!

Pecancurls said...

Beautiful couple. Your hair looked fab. Congrats!!

Devon said...

Aww Crystal! What a lovely story & pictures:) It's been an honor getting to know you and the other ladies. Love you, muah! Nikki, you just don't know what you started;)

Onebyd42 said...

Awww Crys this was so beautiful, cant wait til the norhern & southern halves of our little curly crew can come together and hang out, hopefully sometime later this summer!

Ha & my hair is waaaay longer now than it was in that first pic so by the time we get together again it is gonna cast a shadow LOL!

luscious mahogany aka Iris said...

Awww tears!! Very Beautiful story Crystal! It was truly an honor to make both of your days Special!! You were such a Gorgeous bride!!

Love ya girl!

@Dev, I agree because I love my curls and the connections I've made!!

BnNappy (Chocolate Hair Affair) said...

Beautiful Crystal! I love it and you already know you were gorgeous!!

I agree with Doodle Bug Devon - BFF Nikki, you have truly started something. Possibly lifetime friendships!! And I'm loving every second of it. Can't wait to see you all in Atlanta curls. :)

Sweetdrk1 said...

Love my Curlfriends! Thank you Nikki!

NikNak said...

omg....

Z. Bridges said...

This was awesome. It's nice to see curlies come together. :)

Tenika (Brwnsugar24) said...

Awww Crystal, you were gorgeous and I agree with Devon its been a honor getting to know each and everyone one you ladies. Thanks Nikki

Anonymous said...

You looked so beautiful!!! What an inspiration for women who are planning on being a natural bride. Just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

Annedrea said...

That is so sweet!!! I love it and your hair was gorge.

Jeannette said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

thenaturalmo said...

Gorgeous Crystal! You were beautiful and Iris you did a great job (you know how the curlfriends feel about your work)! Thanks Nikki for connecting all of us together.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful natural Bride! And I LOVE the dress as well!!!:)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful story & couple!

Anonymous said...

What a heartwarming story.

slv-thenaturaldiva said...

Beautiful hair and congratulations! We need a tutorial of this hair style!!!!!

Nichole said...

I'm a romantic and I love hair so this has all the elements of a great story! Your hair looks fab. Wishing you a lifetime of love, happiness and more good hair days than bad :)

Anonymous said...

I wish you all a lifelong friendship filled with blessings. Beautiful story, beautiful bride.

Tamar-Charmaine said...

beautful pictures, Its such a small world I know her husband he works right around the corner from my house

Annie L. said...

I swear if I read any more tear-jerkers on this site.....

Many happy and fruitful years for you and your husband as well as for you and your curlfriends! You made such a beautiful bride, kudos to Iris, that style was perfect and the story was just so amazing!

lilkunta said...

Congrads Crystal, Happy Married Life.
Iris SO NICE of you to drive( especially with gas being $4) from PA to NY, wow !
I sooo want to meet up with other naturals but Im afraid as we have to be weary/careful of those we meet online. Many seem to be in the NY area, but I'm in Wash DC.
Even natural hair festivals/bonananzS/meetups are always in NY.

Ms Hood said...

*tear* U guys look absolutely wonderful! Congratulations again!

Fatima said...

Very Inspiring!! Congrats!!

BajanPrincess82 said...

OK, I almost got emotional reading that. I love 'love'! lol. Congratulations and you are a beautiful bride! I am also thankful that CN (through the forums) has connected me with some new friends especially since I was new to the city and didn't know anyone here.

Whisper29 said...

CONGRATS CRYSTAL!!!!! You look absolutely gorgeous and the ladies look lovely as always...

dvaaunaturel said...

Congratulations!! Your hair looked fabulous. The ladies on the forum are awesome.

MelMelBee said...

I'm all late.....Heeeeyyyyy Crystal! We had so much fun that weekend...from having church in the hotel room watching Whitney's funeral, to the "bottomless nightgowns" at the shower, to "borrowing" breakfast from the hotel! LOL! It was such a pleasure being there to help you celebrate such a special occasion! Love yall!

Decemberpumpkin said...

oh my goodness your hair is stunning and congrats you two look so happy

hunnybun said...

I love the hair and the story behind it is even more amazing. I just wish we had meet ups here in canada

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