When did you and your hus­band meet?
P: My hus­band and I met dur­ing GHOE – The Great­est Home­com­ing on Earth at our alma mater, North Car­oli­na Agri­cul­tur­al & Tech­ni­cal State Uni­ver­si­ty (AGGIE PRIDE!) in Octo­ber of 2010. We both had the same cir­cle of friends, but failed to cross paths per­son­al­ly until one of our good friends asked for us all to be in a pic­ture togeth­er. Once the pic­ture was post­ed on Face­book, we both real­ized we knew every­one in the pic­ture but we didn’t know one anoth­er. He mes­saged me along the lines of “it was nice meet­ing you…” and I replied the same, and from there blos­somed a beau­ti­ful friend­ship turned love affair.

When and where did you get mar­ried?
P: We wed on June 29th at the Grand Mar­quise Ball­room in Gar­ner, NC.

How was your big day?
P: Our big day was beyond any expec­ta­tions that we could ever place on it. It was mag­i­cal; per­fect even. From the “get­ting ready” phase, to the cer­e­mony itself, all the way to the recep­tion we had not one hic­cup or regret. It flowed smooth­ly! Our hash­tag for the wed­ding was #LWOE (Livest Wed­ding On Earth) and it tru­ly lived up to its name! We had friends and fam­i­ly from every­where join in on the fes­tiv­i­ties and let’s just say the after par­ty was even pop­pin’! It was a great time with great peo­ple!


How did you wear your hair?
P: I decid­ed to pin up the back by cre­at­ing an extra large flat twist that cre­at­ed a curve and flowed into the top part of my hair, which was cas­cad­ing with curls that fell toward my face.

What was your process of decid­ing how to style your hair?
P: For our spe­cial day, I knew I want­ed to have some of my hair out (my hus­band LOVES my hair out), but I didn’t want to be both­ered by it much. I also knew that I would be doing my hair myself, so of course it would have to be some­thing I was com­fort­able recre­at­ing for both my bridal shoot and my actu­al wed­ding day. North Car­oli­na in the sum­mer is HUMIDITY CENTRAL and although the wed­ding was indoors I didn’t want to risk my hair for the sake of any pic­tures that we would take inside or out­side! My sides are shaved and I also want­ed to show­case those so this hair­style def­i­nite­ly allowed for my per­son­al­i­ty to show through!

How did your family/husband/guests receive your hair at the wed­ding?
P: I received a lot of com­pli­ments on my hair. It com­pli­ment­ed my whole look and wasn’t very fussy. My husband’s only request was that I wear it in its nat­u­ral state and not straight. I could respect that request because when we met the ‘fro is what he was most attract­ed to, so why switch it? I want­ed that same reac­tion he had that first time he saw me to be the same one he had when he first saw me com­ing down the aisle. Let’s just say it worked like mag­ic!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
P: I like to hang­out at my blog www.steelfeatherlaceelephant.com and I don’t mind hav­ing com­pa­ny at all! Come vis­it!


Tex­an by birth, Los Ange­leno by sit­u­a­tion. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Come­di­an by trade. Mac­a­roni and Cheese con­nois­seur by appetite.

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You two make a BEAUTIFUL cou­ple.


You know what sucks…there is no word to describe how much I love those pho­tos. Gor­geous hair, gor­geous gown, and gor­geous bride and groom.


Very beau­ti­ful bride. I loved the inter­view and it looked like such a love­ly wed­ding, and the cou­ple looks so hap­py too.

Lily Madu

Such a beau­ti­ful gown! And I love the red lip­stick.

Coconut + Cream

*sobs* I just *sobs again*

It’s just all so boori­furl — and your ener­gy is burst­ing at the seams of this inter­view!

That sec­ond pic­ture is hilar­i­ous! Like you guys just pulled a prank and jokes on us lmao


I know right? I’m look­ing around for the Kleenex right now…

Such a gor­geous couple…and that hair is EVERYTHING. Thanks for shar­ing your sto­ry, Phylicia…and best of luck to you both!