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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Kimberly J

I remem­ber see­ing a few of those faces at T! AGGIE PRIDE!!!


LOVELY!!! It always excites me when I read that the bride’s groom loves her nat­ur­al hair! It’s an inspri­a­tion!


I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS WEDDING! every­thing looks so per­fect! her hair! the dress! the brides maid’s dress­es! the cou­ple! the venue! she makes me want to shave my side so bad!! I wish the new­ly­weds so much hap­pi­ness!!

Raneka Stevens

First and fore­most I love this site and this beau­ti­ful black love.While im here tho I would also like to share this video I found online for an easy to do avo­ca­do hair mask that has worked for me.


Hope this helps ladies!!!


Even though I am a Ram at WSSU, just down the road from NC A&T, I must admit this is the cutest and most styl­ish nat­ur­al hair bride I’ve seen! You looked flaw­less Phyli­cia! #ILOVEMYHBCU


I love the pic with them laugh­ing. Mak­ing each oth­er laugh like that is what will keep them mar­ried and in love through the years. Con­grat­u­la­tions.


Beau­ti­ful! She and her new hus­band look so hap­py and won­der­ful. I hope they feel that way for the rest of their lives togeth­er!

Also, I love wed­ding fea­tures on here because a. All the feels (I may or may not tear up every time I see any wed­dig pic­tures…) and b. When I was strug­gling with my hair I dread­ed hav­ing to get my hair done up for an event, and now that I’m at the age of brides­maid-ing and (hope­ful­ly) meet­ing and mar­ry­ing some­one of my own, it’s real­ly great to get some inspi­ra­tion!


Ahh­h­h­hh!!!!! That’s my beau­ti­ful cousin!!! The mar­riage cer­e­mo­ny was love­ly and real­ly had lots of their per­son­al­i­ty in it!! Her hair and dress were def on point. Pray all the best for them :)


Beau­ti­ful wed­ding. I am in love with your beau­ti­ful smile and eyes. I checked out your blog also. The pic­tures of you and your hub­by laugh­ing and being affec­tion­ate seem tru­ly gen­uine. Con­grat­u­la­tions.

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Superb post how­ev­er I was want­i­ng to know if
you could write a litte more on this top­ic?
I’d be very thank­ful if you could elab­o­rate a lit­tle bit more. Cheers!


Con­grats pRoy! I adore you guys!


Go AMBW love!!! Woooo Hooooo

Miss E

Gor­geous bride — beau­ti­ful wed­ding.




just beau­ti­ful <3

Chicago Chica

Beau­ti­ful bride. I tried click­ing the link to her blog, and received an error mes­sage, “Page Not Found”.


Thank you now I have the con­fi­dence to wear my dress with my tat­toos


Love, love, love your hair and your union to your new hus­band! Con­grat­u­la­tions! You’d be sur­prised how many men of oth­er back­grounds love our nat­ur­al hair…my hus­band includ­ed.


Beau­ti­ful! I love every­thing espe­cial­ly the hair and make­up! Just per­fect. May you con­tin­ue to be blessed and for­ev­er in love!


What a beau­ti­ful bride! I am OBSESSED with her hair, its col­or, tex­ture, shaved side. OBSESSED!!! Con­grat­u­la­tions and best wish­es for their life togeth­er!

Kenya L.

Just Beau­ti­ful! Love the pics and appre­ci­ate you shar­ing them with us. I will be get­ting mar­ried soon and have been look­ing for a way in which to wear my hair now I will con­sid­er the curls in the front with a flat twist up the back. Hope u don’t mind :) God Bless your union!


You know, you looked like a work of art! These pic­tures were so pret­ty but I think the fact that you looked breath­tak­ing in them is absolute­ly what stole the show. SOOOOOO makes me wan­na cut my hair!!!! That dress. Red lips. Tats. Nose ring. Hair stlye/cut. Such artis­tic flair! Many years of wed­ded bliss to you both :-)

Nappy 4C Rocks

so beau­ti­ful


Con­grats young lady


Stun­ning! When I signed onto the page I exhaled “Oh my God, she’s so beau­ti­ful.” Bless­ings on your union. The pho­tos are bril­liant


OMG your gor­geous! Love the hair, make­up, dress.….all of it. Your joy just spills out all over the place in this inter­view. Con­grat­u­la­tions!


Beau­ti­ful, pret­ty, won­der­ful cou­ple and wed­ding. Many con­grats and I hope you two have an awe­some life togeth­er.



Absolute­ly beau­ti­ful. I’m lost for words! I wish the two of you much hap­pi­ness :D x





GO CRACKHEAD LO-wait a sec­ond

Coconut + Cream

Loooool this made me laugh so hard


How about just Go Love!!!! Heck it’s been so long since love and I have had a rela­tion­ship I’m start­ing to think its hold­ing a per­son­al vendet­ta on me.


They are out there, so hold on just a lit­tle while longer in my singing voice!


Thank you BGLH for the fea­ture! It was so much fun doing this inter­view! The com­ments are over­whelm­ing­ly sweet and pos­i­tive! Thank you every­one who took the time to read this and com­ment — you all have blessed us beyond words! <3




Even though I’m only 18, I said I’ll prob­a­bly wont get mar­ried. But look­ing at these pics made me have so much hope *tear* :’). You look gorg! I wish you and your hus­band the best of luck. God bless you guys!


Such beau­ty and glimpse of life in each pho­to! I love it! Con­grats Phyli­cia


Wow!!! What a beau­ti­ful couple–the love is evi­dent in the pic. :) This bride is gor­geous with such a classy, fresh style. Love!


Girl, this is beau­ti­ful!!!!!!!!!!!