The Happy Nappy Bride

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

just added… July 11, 2010

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…some wedding pics to the “about” tab there on the top right…go check ’em out!


recaps: the reception July 4, 2010

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We just got back from another wedding…one that cost approximately five times more than ours did.  Seriously.  I’m pretty sure that even if I were ballin’ like a rock star, I wouldn’t spend that kinda loot.  Maybe I would if Oprah was my mom or something.  But it was a gorgeous wedding…to each their own, as they say.

Anyhoo, final recaps then this blog will turn into a trip down first year of marriage lane.   Sharing furniture and space and loot, oh my!  I will say that while this first month and a little bit has been amazing (!!!), we are different people with different ideas about how things should be done…which has given us a couple speed bumps.  Okay, back to the recaps.

Our reception was fantastic!  We got there right when it started so I was pretty fired up about that.  Food was tasty, the open bar was a hit (folks drank the Red Stripe like it was the most super wonderful thing they’d ever tasted), our special dances were pretty special, and the peeps loved my mom’s cheesecakes.

Our first dance was to The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice…click here to watch the video.  I’d told the dj not to play the whole song, but he did and I’m so glad.  The chorus says “I can’t take my eyes off of you” over and over…and we stared at each other and sang.  I really couldn’t take my eyes off of him.

My sorority sisters serenading me…

The Mister and I listening to toasts with the guests.  I like the pic because you really see how beautiful the mansion is…

We were starved by the time we got to the reception site and had spoken to folks…plus we’d already had a couple of tasty beverages and needed some food.  So we didn’t wait to eat with the peeps, we went to the kitchen and chowed down.

A fun dance we did with The Mister, my brother, and our flower girl…to Apache by the Sugar Hill Gang:

Alrighty ladies…that’s the end of the recaps.  Next up, I’ll regale you with tales of the man trying to hold me down…or why is it so hard to change your name?!!!


recaps: the ceremony June 30, 2010

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We got married and it was glorious.  That’s really all that I can say.  I loved marrying The Mister and I loved that all of my friends and family thought that it was important enough to come and share that with us.  I smiled really hard all day long.  Like painful cheeks smiling because I was just really happy to marry him…he’s the bees knees.

I can go on like that forever, so instead…here’s more pictures.

My superfly shoes…

Waiting for The Mister to finish up his posed pics…

My brother and I about to walk down the aisle…

At the altar…

After the ceremony…


OMG!… June 8, 2010

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…OMG!  OMG!  OMG!  OMG!!

Check out this story on The Mister and I!!  OMG!  It’s got pics we haven’t even seen yet!

Clink on the link and let me know what you think:


i can see clearly now March 3, 2010

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You know those cheesy movies with the predictable outcomes?  I usually like those because I can rest my brain for a little bit.  This is a familiar scenario I’m sure: uptight young lady meets and falls in love with carefree scamp with heart of gold.  And in the movies, how do you always (I mean, always) know that the female is uptight?  She’s wearing glasses, of course, and probably has her hair in a tight bun.  She could be the class nerd, or the librarian, or even a teacher…but all she needs is a little attention from the previously mentioned carefree scamp and off with the glasses, shake that hair out of the bun baby!  Who knew there was a hottie underneath there?

So yesterday I asked The Mister to take a picture of me so that I could post it on the blog.  Actually, I didn’t ask…here’s how the convo went:

Me: Take a picture of me!

The Mister: Why?

Me:  I want to put a picture of my glasses on the blog. *trying my sexy librarian pose as he takes first pic*

The Mister: Why don’t you take your own pictures of your glasses?

Me: Because I want to be wearing them so I can show my sexy librarian pose.

The Mister: *laughing out loud because I said sexy and librarian together* Oookay.

Me: *trying not to laugh and hold on to my sexy librarian pose* Please hurry!

Then we both giggled a lot.

I’ve got two pairs of glasses that I wear, this is the orange one.

And this is the brown pair (it’s got green on there too)…a little more subtle:

I really like both pairs of glasses and I wear them most of the time.  But I ebb and flow with it, I’ll go through phases where I wear my contacts a lot too.  It’s just that now I’m out of contacts and hadn’t really thought about it until The Mister asked how come I didn’t wear my contacts anymore.  I told him I was out, but then I thought about what I planned on doing for the wedding.  I’d always planned on wearing my contacts, so I made an eye appointment so that I could get new ones.

Has anyone thought of wearing glasses for their wedding?  Glasses are pretty “me” right now, but what if I go on a contacts kick and have all of these wedding pics with me in glasses?  Do ladies ever wear glasses to their weddings?  Hmmm…I feel like I saw that that singer Lisa Loeb wore glasses at hers.  What do you think?

Sidenote: I still don’t chemically straighten my hair.  That ‘do is a bantu knot twistout…it’s great for after workouts and stuff.  Put the knots in at night and wake up with cute wavy hair.  YouTube it, there’s lots of videos out there.