Natural Bride Feature: Helecia @iknowlee

   

 

 

TN: WHEN DID YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND MEET?

MY HUSBAND AND I MET IN THE START OF 2014 AT A BAR. HE USUALLY STARTS OFF THE STORY WITH SOMETHING OF THAT NATURE AND QUITE FRANKLY IT IS TRUE. THE OUTING WAS ARRANGED BY HIS AUNT. WE JOINED HIM AND A FRIEND AT A LOCAL PUB IN RICE VILLAGE WHERE WE ENJOYED DRINKS, CONVERSATION AND GREAT FOOD. WE SOON DISCOVERED THAT WE ATTENDED THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL FOR A PERIOD OF TIME AND NEVER KNEW ONE ANOTHER. SOME HOW WE SHARED COMMON ASSOCIATES. FROM THEN ON, THE CONVERSATIONS CONTINUED TO FLOW AS WE TRAVELED TO OUR NEXT DESITINATION. WE ENDED OUR NIGHT AT DAVE AND BUSTERS ENJOYING ONE ANOTHER'S COMPANY AND PLAYING GAMES. 

   

 

 

TN: HOW WAS YOUR BIG DAY? 

MY BIG DAY WAS AMAZING. I WAS DETERMINED THAT NOTHING WOULD REMOVE THE JOY OF THAT DAY. THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING, I HAD TO MAKE A STARBUCKS RUN AND UPON LEAVING, I NOTICED THAT SOMEONE BROKE INTO MY CAR.  OVERWHELMING FEELINGS BEGAN TO SETTLE IN AND EVENTUALLY AS THE TIME STARTED TO GET CLOSER, I PANICKED AND CRIED. IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS, IT WAS AS IF AN ARMY SWOOPED IN TO SAVE ME. EVERYBODY IN THE HOTEL, INCLUDING THE STAFF, STEPPED UP TO HELP ME RECONCILE THE PROBLEM. AFTER A FEW TEARS WERE SHED, MY FOCUS SHIFTED TO ALL THINGS POSITIVE. I'M GETTING MARRIED!!!! A WINDOW CAN BE FIXED AND ITEMS CAN BE REPLACED. FROM THAT POINT ON THE DAY WAS PURE BLISS. AFTER THE CEREMONY, MY HUSBAND SURPRISED ME WITH A POEM OF VOWS THAT HE WROTE AND AN AIR BAND PERFORMANCE OF OUR FAVORITE COUNTY SONG. THE EVENING FOLLOWED WITH FOOD THAT I NEVER REALLY GOT TO EAT, HUGS, KISSES, DANCING, SWEATING AND SMILES. I COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR MORE. IT WAS LITERALLY PERFECT AND LET'S NOT MENTION THE HONEYMOON. 

   

 

 

TN: ANY TIPS FOR NATURAL BRIDES PREPARING FOR THEIR BIG DAY?

THE ONLY TIP THAT I CAN GIVE ANYONE THAT TRULY HELPED ME, IS TO DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. IT'S TRULY YOUR DAY AND IT ONLY REALLY HAPPENS ONCE SO OWN IT. I WAS PRESSURED TO WEAR MY HAIR STRAIGHT. MY HUSBAND TOLD ME FROM THE BEGINNING THAT HE LOVED MY HAIR THE WAY IT WAS WHEN HE MET ME AND THAT HE DIDN'T WANT ANYTHING DIFFERENT ON OUR WEDDING DAY. THAT'S WHAT I DID AND WHAT I WOULD ENCOURAGE ANYONE ELSE TO DO.

   

 

 

TN: HOW DID YOU WEAR YOUR HAIR?

I WORE MY HAIR IN A NATURAL HAIR UPDO, WHICH INCLUDED AN INVERTED BRAID UP THE BACK OF MY HEAD AND A FLEXI ROD SET IN THE FRONT. 

   

 

 

TN: WHAT WAS YOUR PROCESS OF DECIDING HOW TO STYLE YOUR HAIR?

I BASED MY NATURAL HAIR STYLE SOLELY ON MY DRESS. AFTER PICKING OUT THE DRESS, I SENT PICTURES OF ME IN THE DRESS TO MY HAIR STYLIST, PRINSHELL. (INSTAGRAM: HAIRBYPRINSHELL) SHE WENT ON PINTEREST AND SENT ME TONS OF IDEAS. ONCE THE PICTURE CAME THROUGH, I KNEW EXACTLY HOW I WANTED MY HAIR. PRIOR TO THAT, THE ONLY THING THAT I KNEW WAS THAT IT NEEDED TO BE PULLED UP. WE DID A TRIAL RUN ABOUT A MONTH BEFORE THE WEDDING AND SHE MADE THE NECESSARY CHANGES FOR THE STYLE ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING. 

TN: IS THERE A BLOG/WEBPAGE WHERE WE CAN FIND YOU?

YOU CAN ALWAYS LOCATE ME ON MY SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS.

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