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;


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.


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/


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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22 Comments on "BGLH Writer Geniece is a Natural Bride!"

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The hair was very nice and chic for the most beau­ti­ful day of your life. Con­grats!

Patricia Kayden

Con­grats. Your wed­ding looked beau­ti­ful.


Con­grat­u­la­tions. I got mar­ried that day too!!!!!!! Such a day of love!!!!!

The Natural Haven

I’m late, you’re beau­ti­ful! Con­grats :)


Awe­some arti­cle Gen! I believe that I was the first per­son to tell you that you looked like Michelle Oba­ma!!!


Con­grat­u­la­tions! Thanks for shar­ing your day with us. You are beau­ti­ful!


this is the woman i aspire to be. con­grat­u­la­tions once more on your wed­ding, and wish­ing you a grace­ful for­ev­er after.


You’ve been my hair inspi­ra­tion for a while now–what a BEAUTIFUL bride you were Geniece! Con­grats and I pray many bless­ings over you and your hub­by!


Thanks for all the warm wish­es!


Con­grat­u­la­tions, Geniece! You look beau­ti­ful, and that dress is amaz­ing :) Wish­ing the best for you and your hus­band!


Con­grats! You look stun­ning! I must agree with the oth­er posters, you favor the first lady!

Maud Ofosu

beau­ti­ful hair inter­est­ing sto­ry wish­ing you the best


Con­grats Geniece! By the way, you resem­ble Michelle Oba­ma so much in your wed­ding pho­tos! :-)


I’m so hap­py for you Geniece! Con­grat­u­la­tions, I wish you a hap­py mar­ried life.


Con­grats Dr. G!! So much gorgeousness…wow…fantastic!! Yaaaaaaaaaaas!


I love wed­dings. Bless­ings on your union, Gene­ice!

Miss Mo

Beau­ti­ful. HML dear


Con­grat­u­la­tions! Knock­out black and white shots.


Con­grats Geniece! Your pic­tures are beau­ti­ful. May the Lord rich­ly bless your union!


Con­grat­u­la­tions Geniece! It all looks so love­ly! Here’s to many years of love and light to you and your hub­by! Great sto­ry.


Con­grat­u­la­tions. Beau­ti­ful pho­tos!

naturally Tee