Medical school students Alicia and Garnett tied the knot at the beautiful Tavares Pavilion in sunny Orlando, FL. Thank you to Anesha Collins of Unashamed Imaging for capturing and sharing this beautiful wedding story with us.
The Perfect Tapered Cut With Flexi Rods For Wedding Day Bliss | NaturalHairBride
Describe your wedding day hairstyle? A tapered afro transformed into a set of full, soft spiral curls.
How did you decide this hairstyle? I don’t particularly like the way I look in weaves or wigs and I did not want to grow my hair out from its tapered look just for one day. I began looking around for styles that would work for my wedding on Pinterest. After two pre-bridal sessions with my hair stylist we decided on a flexi rod twist and set.
How did you two meet? Garnett and I met in 2012 during our master’s program at Barry University. We became friends through a study group and began medical school together in 2013. We had been best friends for nearly 4 years, sharing our hearts with one another about our joys, aspirations, struggles and failed relationships all while our prayers for a husband/wife were being answered right before our eyes. Our friendship flourished and in 2016, God moved on our hearts to pursue each other. We began dating in May 2016 and 7 months later he proposed. We had a long distance relationship which was challenging but we made it work. Thank God for advanced technology and frequent flier miles! We are currently finishing up medical school and so excited about what is to come. We desire to practice medicine locally and abroad.
Word of advice to engaged couples planning their wedding day? Write our your vision for the day i.e your desires, dislikes, budget, attire, setting. Plan a budget and gather resources early. Work through planning and preparation together, patiently doing a little bit every day. If you may find yourselves becoming stressed, take a couple days to relax and come back to it. Bring close family or friends on board to help with some of the tasks. Be flexible the day of and remember it’s just one day celebrating what will be a lifetime of love and friendship with each other.
Thank you to the bride, Alicia, for sharing her stunning wedding day love story and hair inspiration. We wish them both everlasting happiness.
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