The Happy Nappy Bride

About weddings. About relationships. About the first year of being married.

6 months to go December 18, 2009

Filed under: Black weddings — Happy Nappy Bride @ 11:29 am
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So that’s me.

I’m Dawn and I’m getting married in May.  That picture is from the day The Mister and I were getting our engagement photos taken.  I was nervous about the hair and using my phone to send my sis-in-law a preview of “the look”.  Plus, you get an extra special peek at our bathroom here at work…isn’t it nice?

So The Mister asked me to marry him in July and I immediately went to the bookstore and bought lots & lots of wedding magazines (after I said yes, of course!)…why?  Because I could that’s why!  I’m getting married and it’s finally kosher for me to buy wedding magazines, so I’m going to buy me some wedding magazines thank you very much.

But oddly enough, though I know Black people date, fall in love, and get married…there were virtually no Black people in the wedding magazines.  Then I found the wedding blogs…nope, no Black people there either.  Hmmm, what a quandry?  Now, I don’t want you to think I’m a militant Black Panther or something (please, I’m like the female version of Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel Air…I’m all Banana Republic and J. Crew), but it seems that something is amiss.

So this space will be a place for indie brides (I just heard that term on another blog and thought it sounded cool) of all shades to come together to talk about our weddings, the lives we’d like to create, and the details…because if you know me, then you know the deets (details) are important.

I intend to write everyday and I hope that you read everyday.

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5 Responses to “6 months to go”

  1. Geneva Gard Says:

    Dawn, I am so glad you decided to blog again! I have read them all, and they are so “like you” it was just as though we had sit down at Chuy’s with my margarita and your lime Miller and had a “hen session.” I miss seeing you at church and I’m so happy for you and “Mister.” You make so much sense….I had a evening weeding in our church with only candle light and a small corsage, but I never once thought of a large wedding. Just an intimate one with only our families. So I’m no good with any details, but sounds like you are “on top” of everything. I love frugal (not cheap) so good luck with every detail….I will be waiting to hear more and more deets!!! Lots of love, gg

    • dknytx Says:

      gg, I’m so happy that you’re reading! And I totally miss Chuys (and you guys too!), it’s not the same up here…folks don’t go out for drinks as much. Anyhoo, I’m glad you’ll be keeping up with me!

  2. Michelle Says:

    Hey dawn! I’m glad you have started blogging again as well! Well you know me and my various internet adventure I came acorss a site for brides aka Chocolate brides lol. Here is the link of course http://chocolatebrides.com/

  3. […] — dknytx @ 10:32 pm Tags: african american bride, black bride, wedding industry …or Mt. Bridal Magazine.  I admit it, I’m addicted.  I can’t stop buying them.  It’s a shame really […]


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