From the Teeny-Weeny Afro to the Pixie Cut and everything in between, nearlyweds rocking short hair are everywhere! But how to do you wear a wedding veil with short hair? Most veils have combs meant for longer hair… but we gotchoo!
We were determined to get married on Halloween 2020, which was a Saturday and a full moon; it just felt meant to be. Our chef also made a charcuterie presentation that included a little cheese graveyard.
As a woman with chronic illness, I currently have patches of hair missing, and I am uncertain whether or not they will fully grow back in before my wedding. So I began trying to think more outside the box for my veil…
Karen and Liam got married in Ireland fall of 2019. They had a blended family ceremony, with their 13-year-old son singing and Karen breastfeeding her 10-month-old while getting ready. Karen also rocked her bald look, and when listing her wedding vendors, she noted, “Hair: N/A!”
“Will you postpone the wedding until after your cancer is gone?” asked my friend the week I was re-diagnosed with lymphoma. My response was so feral it surprised even me. “Honey, come hell or high water, I am motherloving having this wedding, and you better motherloving be there because I don’t know how long I’ve got left.”
My cancer came back a few months before my wedding, and I wanted to use my baldness as an opportunity to recognize cancer’s presence while living through it with beauty and joy. Here’s my story…
Since she was eight years old, bald bride model Megan has suffered from Alopecia Areata, a condition that affects 6.6 million Americans, and 8 million people in the UK, and makes them hairless. When I discovered this, rather than covering her head with a wig or a veil for the shoot, I decided to embrace the baldness, as an statement of her inherent beauty.