Meet 27-year-old Nakyia Whitty, from Houston, Texas. Whitty married 26-year-old Javonte Davis, on June 11, and over the past few days images from her wedding have made the new bride internet famous.
Four years ago Whitty made the decision to go natural, and she also decided that she wanted natural hair to feature prominently at her wedding. Whitty even documented her natural hair journey on Instagram.
“I love my natural tresses. I wasn’t always natural, but when I started this journey I began to appreciate and love what I was born with,” Whitty tells Buzzfeed.
“Wearing my natural hair signifies who I am as a black woman, who God created me to be.”
Whitty’s newfound internet fame definitely took her by surprise and she says she shocked at all the positive feedback she’s received over the past few days.
“Look what y’all did!!!!! Guys! I had no idea that my wedding day pictures would make such a splash on the social media outlets. I have had people share with me how they are or were afraid to wear their natural hair out and I’ve given them some sort of boost to want to wear their God-given tresses and I would just like to say that I honestly was just getting married with who and what I love and appreciate in mind for MY photo album. MY memories. MY big day. In no way was I ever thinking I would be seen by or touch so many, but in light of believing that God makes no mistakes, I want to let everyone know how blessed I feel to be a blessing to so many.”