Natural Bride Feature: Ameka Coleman

When did you and your husband meet?
It all started in Starkville, MS. I was working at a Nacho stand at a Mississippi State Basketball game and this random guy would walk back and forth and stare at me (with the biggest smile ever). Fast forward a couple of months later, I was walking to my apartment when I noticed that same big smile out of the corner of my eye. Look what we have here; this same gentleman also lived in the same complex as me. We conversed outside and that's when I learned that his name. We started and continued to build our friendship. He had every quality that I could ever imagine for in a boyfriend. He was beyond my wildest dreams and I just couldn’t process how something from a dream could be right in front of me. The rest is history………he’s now my wonderful hubby!

When and where did you get married?
We got married in Jackson, MS on 7/06/2013 at Greater Bethlehem Temple and held our reception at the Jackson Convention Complex.

How was your big day?

Our big day was exactly what we imagined and more. I’ve always envisioned a semi-big wedding and the look and feel of a princess. I can truly say that I felt like a princess that day. It was absolutely amazing. I went into it with the mindset to let things fall into place accordingly and in my eyes everything was marvelous. It was one of the happiest days of my life!

How did you wear your hair?
I wore my hair in an up-do. I can’t really explain the style but the pictures above does it some justice. lol

What was your process of deciding how to style your hair?
I always knew that I wanted to be a natural hair bride. Given the fact that you rarely see African American women rock their natural hair for their wedding hairstyle this became one of the number one deciding factors in why I chose to rock my natural tresses. My hairstylist was amazing. Ms. Alicia Tolliver We found a style on the internet that I absolutely loved and we decided to give it a try. The look was an epic success. To prep my hair I washed it and stretched it about 4 days before the wedding. The day of the wedding my hair was good and ready to go. For some, wearing their hair a certain way gives them an extra boost of confidence but for me on that day my hairstyle was the icing on the cake to give me all the extra doses of confidence I needed. I can’t sum up into words how awesome it was to wear my hair natural on a day that I’ve waited for and dreamed of!!!!

How did your family/husband/guests receive your hair at the wedding?

My family and guest received my hair extremely well. My hubby said that he thought it was beautiful, creative, and different. I was given compliments left and right and it felt really really good The ironic part though is that I truly think that my mom wanted me to straighten my hair for my wedding day but of course I was adamantly against it lol. When she saw the actual style on the day of the wedding she loved it as well and said that it fit me perfectly. But overall, I think most if not all really received my hairstyle very well

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
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To check out the full story on how we met, his version and my version, check out our website:

Thanks for taking the time to read!!!