2014 Bridal Affair



Naturalhairbride.com is a lifestyle and bridal online blogazine curated by Ro’Shunda Russell. Recently, featured in Essence Online Magazine, Natural Hair Bride has quickly grown into one of the #1 resources for hair styling and bridal inspiration.  We’ve turned the web pages into a jaw dropping runway show for glam style brides, wives renewing their vows and wedding enthusiasts. Our annual bridal affair brings together top industry professionals, endless bridal eye candy, live entertainment and a stunning runway show. Creating lasting memories with photobooth fun, unwind with pampering services, savory sweets, and a  complimentary deluxe gift bag.

Date: Sunday Feb. 23, 2014

Limited Space for VIP Brunch: 12:00pm

Open To The Public For Mix & Mingle, Fashion Show, Live Entertainment & Couture Bridal Runway Show, After Brunch

Open To The Public: 1p.m

Location: Beautifully Renovated Chicago Marriott Midway

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Request Press Kit: Info@NaturalHairBride.com




Chrisette Michele Payne (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American Grammy Award-winning R&Band soul singer-songwriter. She is signed to the Motown Records[2] and won a Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance in 2009 for her song “Be OK“.

Grammy Award winner Chrisette Michele returned to the recording studio, and is gearing up for the release of her fourth album entitled, Better.

“I need every record to be dynamic and exactly what I’m going through and experiencing right now,” said Chrisette.

The album was released on June 11, 2013 through Motown Records.[8] The album debuted at number 12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 27,000 copies in its first week. It has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.


Meet Our Partners: 


Kesh Events is a Chicago boutique event planning and design firm known for creating timeless weddings and events. As an award winning event planning and design company specializing in weddings, corporate and special events with offices based in Chicago and New York, we are here to make your upcoming experience how you dreamed it would be. Unforgetable!

We provide a wide range of services from boutique wedding & event planning to exquisite floral design, luxury fabric designs and lighting design. Let the Kesh Events team take care of all of the details.

Website: KeshEvents.com 




The Huetiful Salon is the stylist for Natural Hair Bride’s Models.

Website: HuetifulSalon.com 





Mens Warehouse is a men’s dress clothing retailer in the United States. We are partnered with the Men’s Warehouse on State street in Chicago.

Website: http://www.menswarehouse.com 







Bringing you a cosmetic brand for every women, complementing all skin tones and serving to beautify the body. Selah Cosmetics Mission is to provide excellence service, and to make you feel and look beautiful. We specialize in amazing products,
fabulous quality and unbelievable color selection.

Website: http://www.selahcosmetics.com 


Eden Body Works


EDEN BodyWorks™ provides natural products that integrate wellness and beauty inspired by nature to restore and maintain the hair and body’s original design.

Website: http://eden-bodyworks.myshopify.com/




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A Chicago native, La Toya is the creative mind behind Elle Kay Events. For several years, La Toya was often complimented for her innovative ideas and detail-oriented work ethic, so she decided to merge all of her skills together and Elle Kay Events was born. Event planning for La Toya comes naturally; it is something that she finds joy in. She loves event planning because she helps others enjoy a special moment and the spotlight, without the stresses of managing the details.

Website: ElleKayEvents.com


adorable designs by candice

aDORAble Designs by Candice, two time winner of the Wedding Industry Experts :: Best Invitations 2012 and 2013, is a full service custom wedding stationery + graphic design boutique studio based in Chicago’sSouth Suburbs and services clients nationally.

Candice Dora, the owner and creative stylist of aDORAble Designs believes that when it comes to your wedding or any special occasion your invitation sets the tone to your event.  Guided by her clients’ style and uniqueness every order is personally designed, printed & hand assembled with love, passion, and pride from every cut, fold, and embellishment.

AD offers a full range of stationery pieces including engagement announcements, save the date cards, invitations, bridal luncheon invitations, programs, escorts boards, signage, thank you cards, favors and more.

What began as a quest to be a DYI bride for her our wedding in 2007, Candice has birthed a business that continues to flourish one fantabulous event at a time.

Website: www. adorablebycandice.com



The PuffCuff Hair Clamp was developed from a simple concept:Create a simple hair styling tool to achieve a easy timely look, be more sanitary then existing utensils, won’t stress the hair yet be durable and affordable.

The PuffCuff brand is a dynamic vision of helping educate naturals on healthy hair using health education and customer interface. The company will engage the customers by offering quality products, viable information, giving back to local communities and expanding the natural hair community.

Website: http://www.puffcuffhairclamp.com


one look events

The premier event planning solution for your entire event needs. Our professional and devoted staff are experts at organizing and executing any and all types of events, whether it is a dream wedding, night out on the town, a memorable birthday party, product launch, or business conference. Everything is at your fingertips and completely customized for your individual needs.

Website: www.Onelookevents.com



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Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils draws its inspiration from old-fashioned, homemade hair remedies crafted by legendary, “Kitchen Beauticians.”  A bit of wisdom, creativity and enthusiasm went into every homespun potion.  Mixing hair care recipes with natural butters and oils, they packaged and shared these amazing preparations to help manage, soften, shine and grow hair.  Most women know of, has, or is an “Aunt Jackie!”

Website: http://www.auntjackiescurlsandcoils.com


Bliss By Sam


Bliss by Sam Weddings and Occasions Planners have been working with brides in Durham, NC, and the surrounding areas since 2005. They recently expanded their expertise into Chicago as of April 2012! Owner and Lead Consultant Samantha Dockery and her team work with busy, discerning brides to reduce stress throughout their wedding planning process and on their wedding day, so they can relax and enjoy the moment. Bliss by Sam has won awards from the National Association of Catering Professionals and the Forever Bridal Wedding Show. Their weddings and events have been featured on WRAL TV, TheKnot.com, Weddings Magazine, Southern Bride and Groom Magazine, The Knot North Carolina Magazine, and Durham Magazine. For wedding planning secrets, visit http://www.blissbysam.com.

Website: http://blissbysam.com/




Vividesigns is a couture and custom stationery design studio based in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. We are your one stop shop for your luxury, and custom wedding and special event stationery and your business design needs. We work with you to set the tone for your event from conception to the design process in order to capture the elements of your event.

Website: http://vividesignsonline.com/


Kasia's Bridal


Over the years, Kasia’s Bridal has worked hard to create an extended collection of over 3000 in-stock bridal and informal bridal gowns to create a beautiful variety for every bride, in every size, to indulge in. Whether you’re planning on a barefooted destination wedding somewhere on a remote tropical island, or you’re going all out for a traditional wedding in the cathedral of a big city, we have a gown to suit your needs. Interested in a variety of colors or fabric? Silk, Satin, Silk-Satin, Taffeta, Silk-Taffeta, Chiffon, Organza, Silk-Organza…White, Diamond White, Ivory, Champagne, Gold, Blush Pink, Red….you will definitely find a sensational and high-quality assortment of designs in our exclusive Kasia’s Bridal collection.

Website: http://www.kasiasbridal.com/


YJ Decorating


We are a full service decorating company that will provide you with Elegant Backdrops, Exquisite Floral Design & Centerpieces, Dramatic Event Lighting, Stylish Lounge Furmiture & more!

Website: http://www.yjdecorating.com/


House of Linen

Let Us Create Your Memorable Event. Linen & Chair Cover Rental.

Email: houseoflinen@yahoo.com

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