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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51 Comments on "Phylicia // Natural Hair Bride"

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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!