Curly Commentary: My Natural Hair Wedding Diary

Newlywed Maeling Murphy of the blog Natural Chica shares exclusive details on how she achieved the perfect updo for her walk down the aisle.

Bee Wade Jul, 11, 2013

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Maeling Murphy, the blogger behind Natural Chica, created this stunning natural hairstyle for her wedding day.  "I felt like a queen! I had never experimented with a style like that before and I loved that it really fit with my whole theme that day," says Murphy.

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Maeling's hairstyle was as equally stunning from the back as it was from the front.  A chic and simple hair clip added the perfect touch to her style.

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"When trying to find and decide on a natural hair stylist, one of the first questions I would ask is if they do consultations," advises Murphy, pictured here with her stylist, Tamika Fletcher.  "Don't be afraid to ask them to see photos of their current work and even what types of products they use in their salon. We connected several months before my wedding and I was thrilled when she agreed to come out to Atlanta to style my hair for my wedding."

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"My advice to bride-to-be's out there that are trying to decide on a style, is to do a couple of trial runs with hair styling to make sure you're really comfortable with the style," advises Murphy. Her gorgeous updo was a perfect match with her off-the-shoulder gown and fit beautifully into her overall wedding theme. 

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"My hubby wanted me to wear my natural hair that day and hearing him say I looked amazing topped the cake," exclaimed Murphy.  We think that both the bride and groom both look amazing!

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Bee Wade is a celebrity makeup artist and naturalista behind the blog All Things Bee.  Follow her makeup, beauty and hair adventures on Instagram and Facebook.