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A Natural Wedding Story- Crystal P.

By January 27th, 202132 Comments

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.

A Natural Wedding Story- Crystal P.Here is a photo of us at the CN event

A Natural Wedding Story- Crystal P.Here are the Divas again at the shower & my hair just done(LusciousMahogany, MelMelBee, Me, NikkiNukka, Sweetdrk1)

A Natural Wedding Story- Crystal P.

A Natural Wedding Story- Crystal P.
A Natural Wedding Story- Crystal P.
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!



  • hunnybun says:

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

  • DecemberPumpkin says:

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

  • MelMelBee says:

    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!

  • dvaaunaturel says:

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

  • Whisper29 says:

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

  • BajanPrincess82 says:

    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.

  • Fatima says:

    Very Inspiring!! Congrats!!

  • Ms Hood says:

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

  • lilkunta says:

    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.

  • Annie L. says:

    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!

  • Tamar-Charmaine says:

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

  • Anonymous says:

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

  • Nichole says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • slv-thenaturaldiva says:

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

  • Anonymous says:

    What a heartwarming story.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, what a beautiful story & couple!

  • Anonymous says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations!!!

  • Anonymous says:

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

  • thenaturalmo says:

    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.

  • Jeannette says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

  • Unknown says:

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

  • Anonymous says:

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

  • Tenika (Brwnsugar24) says:

    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

  • Z. Bridges says:

    This was awesome. It's nice to see curlies come together. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • GGmadeit says:

    Love my Curlfriends! Thank you Nikki!

  • BnNappy (Chocolate Hair Affair) says:

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • luscious mahogany aka Iris says:

    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!!

  • Onebyd42 says:

    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!

  • Devon says:

    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;)

  • Pecancurls says:

    Beautiful couple. Your hair looked fab. Congrats!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Simply beautiful!

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