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
Financial Coaching: The Money Coach
Name Change Service: HitchSwitch
Duffle Bags: HEED NYC
Skincare: WOW Skin Science
Skincare: Orpheus Skin
Brow Makeup: Wink Brow Bar
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