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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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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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 😀 x





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!


GO CRACKHEAD LO-wait a second

Coconut + Cream

Loooool this made me laugh so hard


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!!!!!!!!!!!


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!