TRUST THE PROCESS

Trust the Lord with all your heart,

and do not rely on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

and He will make your paths smooth.

Proverbs 3:5-6


We can say so often that we trust the Lord with all our heart, but life can put us to the true test of it. Bride, as you are heading to the altar to become one with your future spouse, I want you to know that you may face adversities. We all want things to go smoothly, but they don't always do, so you must trust that the Lord will handle any challenges that may arise.


Challenges can pop up during the planning process, during rehearsals, even on your wedding day.  After you exchange vows, you may even notice more challenges. Do not allow that to make you fear the decision to press forward. I believe that challenges come about to help us build our faith and trust in God. Do you trust God enough to handle it? Or do you feel as though you have to help God in order for you to trust him? 


I want to encourage you that God doesn't need your help. But he does need your faith, your devoted heart, and your trust in Him to know nothing is too hard or impossible for Him. The more you acknowledge Him in your marriage or engagement the more He can provide wisdom for you. The wisdom God provides will allow you to walk in authority, feeling confident that whatever you prayed for is handled because you have a Heavenly Father that fights every battle for you. 


I challenge you to stretch your faith in trusting the Lord:


*Trust Him with your thoughts

*Trust Him with your words

*Trust Him with your actions


When these three align it shows that you are completely confident in what the Lord is doing.


Brides…. Trust Him as you head to the altar and trust Him after "I DO".

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As you guys know, I absolutely love being of service in the bridal industry. Each bridal experience teaches me something new. There’s always a give and take with each experience. It can be learning new techniques and styles to help enhance bridal looks or it can simply be a revelation of a beautiful message from each wedding. 


Today, I want to share with you a little about a bridal party I recently serviced. I have been servicing the family for years with hair services, but this was my first time with the entire family for one occasion. It was a pleasure! This beautiful family had an elopement ceremony at the Botanical Gardens, located in Savannah, Ga. 


The groom’s hair is completely locked with jumbo rope twists. His hair is tied back out of his face for the actual ceremony. This style is so flexible, especially because he can later unravel the rope twists and create a whole new look of waves in his locs. 



Their children's hair has detailed two-strand twists with curly bottoms. I intentionally twisted them small so that their hair can be full, with lots of body for styling. The fullness also gives them the flexibility to create more styles. For the wedding, I was able to pin up the top and add their flower crowns to enhance the look.


 


And last but not least, let's talk about the beautiful bride. She was the calmest bride I have ever serviced. So sweet and mature for her age. She wanted her hair to be very soft, simple, and elegant.


One thing I love to do during my services is to be sure my brides are able to look nice the day before the wedding. 


I set the foundation of her hair in a ponytail by adding Pure Evolve Textures Texture Tail. She is wearing a 14” Texture Tail.  This texture piece is flexible and can go from textured to silky straight and blends beautifully with all textured hair.


The day of the wedding I only had to apply touch ups to her hair to be sure it was sleek. I also finished the rest of her style by pinning her hair in a nice full bun. Tiffany was such a beautiful, blushing bride. The simplicity of her hair balanced perfectly with her soft pink dress. 



After leaving this project I felt so warm. Love is absolutely beautiful. If you are looking for a bridal stylist please be sure to submit a form for consultation. I would love to help you on your journey. 


Author: Alia Freeman

Editor: Simone Nicole

Makeup: Sharpe Artistry

Photography: One Moment One Shot Photography


 




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