LOVE CONQUERS ALL WEDDING & HONEYMOON GIVEAWAY THEME REVEALED: BLACK IS QUEEN

When it came time to choose the theme for their wedding, Brandy Owens and Stephanie Grigsby, winners of our Love Conquers All Wedding & Honeymoon Giveaway, in partnership with WebWed Mobile & Equally Wed, wanted to be unapologetically Black. The couple has selected the theme ‘BLACK IS QUEEN’ for their October 3rd wedding, and we are all here for it! 

It’s been four magical months of planning since our selection of the lucky couple during Pride Month. The Los Angeles-based couple was forced to postpone their May 2020 nuptials due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

With the assistance of SIGNATURE BRIDE’s staff, celebrity wedding planner Slomique Hawrylo and our LGBTQ-friendly vendors, Brandy and Stephanie will have the wedding they’ve always dreamed of, with a twist. The micro-wedding will follow California law and, with the innovative technology of WebWed Mobile, more than 100 guests will attend virtually. 

“I don’t know if I have words that will do it justice,” says Brandy. “This journey has been more than I could’ve imagined. The team involved has been more than a blessing with the best energy. I am over the moon and much more!”

When it comes to event planning, Hawrylo has become a fairy godmother to the dynamic duo. She has created a culturally enriched, elegant occasion, translating their vision into a fairy tale.  “The entire experience has been mind-blowing,” says Stephanie. 

As part of the décor, Hawrylo commissioned Stephanie to create an art piece that represents the couple’s relationship. “As an artist, it’s an honor to create a piece of art for your wedding,” she says. “This piece will be the altar. How dope is that? Each moment of the experience has been a blessing.” 

With less than a week to go, all parties involved cannot wait to experience the Black Queen Magic that will take place. A special “Thank You” to all of the vendors that have gone above and beyond to make this day a success: 

Event Stylist & Producer: Carpe Diem Events

Staging & Rentals: Collective Rentals 

Stationary: Carpe Diem Events

Officiant: WebWed Mobile

Catering: Chef Ayo Cherry

Wine + Champagne: Gregory + Vine

Cake: Sifted by Cyndi

Floral Curator: Blue Iris Florist

Floral Color Specialist: Designs by Her

Photographer: Crystal Lily Photography

Videographer: The Siren & Co. 

African Drummers & Dancers: Dramane Koné 

Attire: Mon Amie Bridal Salon 

Attire: Madeleine Fig

Custom Masks: Lilyan Paris Design

Rings: JNCY Jewelers 

Daughter of the Bride’s Jewelry: Regal Sovereign Jewelry

Makeup: Coloured Raine

Makeup Artist: BombxBay

Honeymoon: Plumeria Breezes Travel 

Luggage: MYGOFLIGHT

Financial Coaching: The Money Coach

Name Change Service: HitchSwitch

Duffle Bags: HEED NYC

Spa Gift Basket: Monrovian Beauty

Skincare: WOW Skin Science

Skincare: Orpheus Skin

Skincare: SHE-Y

Brow Makeup: Wink

Sleepwear Accessories: Blissy

Feminine Care: Freshie

Comfort Cushion: Everlasting Comfort

Luxury Hand Sanitizer: Spray & Play

Day-of Concierge for the Couple: La Grande Finale / Crystal Young

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