Wedding season is upon us and there seems to be no end to the creative ways you can celebrate the big day. We live in an era where bouquets can be made of Coke cans, dresses can come in any color of the rainbow and Disney villains can even influence the decor. Wedding hair is beautiful in all its forms, but the way this woman rocks her unconventional look is totally inspiring.
Harnaam Kaur was born with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is an endocrine system disorder that caused her to start growing facial hair at the age of 11. According to her interview with RockNRoll Bride, Harnaam was bullied so aggressively she became suicidal. But after years of this abuse she learned to accept herself — beard and all — and to “put all that energy into turning (her) life around and doing something better.”
That “something better” came in the form of her anti-bullying and body pride activism, but also can be seen in this wedding photo shoot by Louisa Coutlhurst of Urban Bridesmaid Photography. Harnaam herself is just dressing the part of the bride here, but along with holding a traditional bouquet, she decorated her beard with gorgeous wildflowers and topped the look off with an ethereal baby’s breath flower crown. She looks so beautiful we can’t help but be inspired.
“I do not have any other body to live in so I may as well love it unconditionally,” says Harnaam, adding that she’s also learned to embrace her stretch marks and other imperfections. “I keep my hair to show the world a different, confident, diverse and strong image of a woman,” she explains. It’s a message that should hit home to anyone who has ever felt less than.
(h/t RockNRoll Bride, Photos via Urban Bridesmaid Photography)
What unconventional looks would you rock at your wedding? Tell us in the comments!