BGLH Writer Geniece is a Natural Bride!

Our very own writer, Geniece, was married in a gorgeous ceremony this June! Of course we had to get the details on how she styled her hair for the big day. Check it out;

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When did you and your husband meet??
My husband and I met through an online dating site in 2010. The funny thing about how we connected was that I signed up for a 3 month trial then decided it wasn’t something I wanted to pursue so I changed my settings so that I wouldn’t receive any messages. About a week before my account was set to expire I logged on for about 3 days and it was in those three days he contacted me. Jean (my husband) and I also have connections to the cities where we resided at the time. He had a good friend in the city where I lived at the time and I had family in the city where his family lived. It helped to make our meeting seamless.

When did you get married??
We tied the knot on the evening of June 14, 2014. We held our reception at Weston Hills Country Club in Weston, Florida.

How was your big day??
Our wedding day was a beautiful blur. I’ve often heard that your wedding day goes by quickly and boy was that true! It went by very quickly but it was also very blessed.  It rained on and off during the day but the rain stopped when the ceremony began and held up for the rest of the evening. My favorite part of the day was our ceremony. Standing before family and friends and declaring our love to one another and our promises to each other and God was so profound. I was surprised by how moved I was to see the outpouring of love of family and friends. During our receiving line, just before we went to the reception venue, I cried for the first time that day when I embraced friends and loved ones who traveled to share our day with us.

How did you wear your hair??
I actually wore a style I’ve worn many times but added a little more va va voom for the wedding. The stylist created two large French braids along the side and added hair to help create a large double bun. The style was simple, yet elegant, much like theme for our wedding.

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What was your process of deciding how to style you hair?
Getting married in south Florida in June means the odds of sporadic rain is likely and the odds of humidity is a certainty. I wanted a style that would remain sleek even in the midst of humidity. Wearing my hair straightened wasn’t an option due to the weather but I also wanted to wear my hair in its natural state on one of the most special days of my life. Another reason the style was a good choice was because I wanted the detail on the back of my dress to show. I loved the v-shaped back of the dress and I wanted it to be on display throughout the day.

How did your family/husband/guests receive your hair at the wedding?
My hair was received positively. Family and friends know that I have an appreciation for low-key elegance, so I think my style of choice was unsurprising. My husband loved my hair, dress, accessories, everything! I couldn’t think I was anything other than gorgeous that day because of how often he praised me. I truly felt like a glowing, beautiful bride.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvMOkNi69rUKvTClSNRAR_w

Blog: Right here on this awesome site! http://blackgirllonghair.com/about/

Gen

Gen

Island girl raised in the most royal of NYC's boroughs. Proud nerd, social scientist, educator and recovering awkward black girl. When not listening to NPR, trying to grow spiritually, or detangling my fro, I'm searching for the best shrimp and grits in the Queen City.

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