With all of the recent sad news going on throughout our country, it’s nice to stumble across something online that can truly put a smile on your face. That is exactly the case with the photos circulating of an all-natural hair bridal party that has become an overnight viral sensation.
Generally the goal of every bride-to-be is to set yourself and your ceremony apart from everyone else’s. Brides actually go to great lengths to ensure that their individuality and personal style are firmly present throughout their wedding ceremony.
For bride Nakyia, her destination nuptials on the beach in the Dominican Republic provided the perfect scenic backdrop, but she wanted another way to stand out…naturally. Nakyia wears her natural, bountiful Afro with pride and chose to do the same on her wedding day as well. The beautiful and inspiring twist is that she also requested that her bridal party wear their natural hair out and proud as well.
When the stunning photos made their way around social media people couldn’t stop gushing about the #BlackGirlMagic in the photos, as they showcased the stunning, natural beauty of black women, specifically their hair. The bride and bridal party simply let their natural curls all hang out and accentuated them with large, white flowers to complement the lovely seaside view.
Besides the fact that it’s gorgeous to look at, it’s also pretty inspiring to see black women dictate on their own terms what constitutes as beautiful while leaving traditional beauty standards behind. Congratulations to the bride, groom and the fierce bridal party!