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What These Stunning Unconventional Bride Pictures Teach Us About Self Love

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!

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*