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Meet The Bearded Bride Embracing Her True Beauty

At the age of 16, Harnaam Kaur made a decision that would not only change the way others saw her, but her own perception of beauty.

Diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome at the age of 11, Kaur spent her teens trying to rid herself of the facial hair that shadowed her face.

The condition, which sees an increased production in male to female hormones, meant Kaur was forced to wax her face two to three times a week.

On those days when waxing became too painful she would be forced to shave.

Bullied and depressed, Kaur says at the age of 16 she hit her biggest low.

"I had been suicidal all year due to immense bullying from school and people in society. I hid away and did not want to venture out into the public," she told Rock & Roll Bride.

"I remember sitting on my bed and thinking about taking my own life. But instead, as I sat there, I started to counsel myself."

It proved to be a life changing moment for Kaur who decided to finally embrace her beard.

Here is a sneeky behind the scenes shot for you to see for when I had a Bridal photoshoot. It was soooooo much fun, and everyone i worked with was amazing. I shall put up some professional shots when I get them x Model: Harnaam Kaur Make up artist: Kampreet Wedding Dress: Cutting Edge Brides http://www.cuttingedgebrides.com Cakes: Milk Street Kitchen (Ellie) http://milkstreetkitchen.co.uk/ Flowers, Floral Turban Crowns and Bouquet and Flower Beard: @wild_coco_ (Lucy) http://www.wild-coco.com/ Tablescape Design: Blessed Union Events (Jacqueline) https://instagram.com/blessedunionevents/ Photographer: Urban Bridesmaid (Louisa) http://www.urbanbridesmaid.com 2nd photographer(behind the scenes): Cassandra http://www.cwatsonphotography.co.uk/ #harnaamkaur #beardedlady #beardedwoman #effyourbeautystandards #effyourbodystandards #bridalphotoshoot #urbanbridesmaids #queenbeard #queenofhearts #feminist #genderbender #androgynouswoman #diversemodels #androgynyqueen #sorrynotsorry #ladybeard #thebeardeddame #thedame #bride #beardedbrides

A photo posted by the official harnaam kaur page (@harnaamkaur) on

Now at the age of 24, the British beauty exudes confidence and hopes to inspire others to accept their own bodies.

"I keep my hair to show the world a different, confident, diverse and strong image of a woman," she said.

"I love my beard, it has become a part of my body. I look at it and it is a sign to me that we are all different and none of us are born the same."

And if you ever needed proof of just how beautiful Kaur is, you need look no further than her bridal photoshoot with Rock & Roll Bride.

The Bearded Bride Model: Harnaam Kaur Make up artist: Kampreet Wedding Dress: Cutting Edge Brides http://www.cuttingedgebrides.com Cakes: Milk Street Kitchen (Ellie) http://milkstreetkitchen.co.uk/ Flowers, Floral Turban Crowns and Bouquet and Flower Beard: @wild_coco_ (Lucy) http://www.wild-coco.com/ Tablescape Design: Blessed Union Events (Jacqueline) https://instagram.com/blessedunionevents/ Photographer: Urban Bridesmaid (Louisa) http://www.urbanbridesmaid.com 2nd photographer(behind the scenes): Cassandra http://www.cwatsonphotography.co.uk/ #harnaamkaur #beardedlady #beardedwoman #effyourbeautystandards #effyourbodystandards #bridalphotoshoot #urbanbridesmaids #queenbeard #queenofhearts #feminist #genderbender #androgynouswoman #diversemodels #androgynyqueen #sorrynotsorry #ladybeard #thebeardeddame #thedame #bride #beardedbrides #bodyconfident #bodyconfident #bodyconfidenceactivist #queenbeard #queenofhearts #rockandrollbride

A photo posted by the official harnaam kaur page (@harnaamkaur) on

Decked out in lace and flowers, Kaur's photos are striking as she confidently stares into the camera.

Sharing the snaps on Instagram, Kaur wrote: "Never be afraid of being who you truly are supposed to be."

"You are absolutely amazing just as you are. Never let the words and taunts of other [sic] break you or put you down."

I have good news. My bridal photoshoot pictures are going to be up on www.rocknrollbride.com I am sooo excited to see them on there. I would like to thank whole heartedly the team that worked alongside me on the day of the shoot. I have been fortunate enough to work with amazing people 💖 I love doing different types of photo shoots. I love portraying a diverse image in society. Never be afraid of being who you truly are supposed to be. You are absolutely amazing just as you are. 💖💗💟 Never let the words and taunts of other break you or put you down x Here i am looking for my wondering husband haha xx Model: Harnaam Kaur Make up artist: Kampreet Wedding Dress: Cutting Edge Brides http://www.cuttingedgebrides.com Cakes: Milk Street Kitchen (Ellie) http://milkstreetkitchen.co.uk/ Flowers, Floral Turban Crowns and Bouquet and Flower Beard: @wild_coco_ (Lucy) http://www.wild-coco.com/ Tablescape Design: Blessed Union Events (Jacqueline) https://instagram.com/blessedunionevents/ Photographer: Urban Bridesmaid (Louisa) http://www.urbanbridesmaid.com 2nd photographer(behind the scenes): Cassandra http://www.cwatsonphotography.co.uk/ #harnaamkaur #beardedlady #beardedwoman #effyourbeautystandards #effyourbodystandards #bridalphotoshoot #urbanbridesmaids #queenbeard #queenofhearts #feminist #genderbender #androgynouswoman #diversemodels #androgynyqueen #sorrynotsorry #ladybeard #thebeardeddame #thedame #bride #beardedbrides #rocknrollbride #bodyconfident #bodyconfidenceactivist #bodyconfidence #genderbender #genderqueer

A photo posted by the official harnaam kaur page (@harnaamkaur) on

Beautiful and inspirational. Kaur we are truly mesmerised by you.

See the full shoot and Kaur's interview at Rock & Rock Bride.

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