Introducing our real bride of the month, Quincy!
Quincy and her husband Brian first met at the age of 16, under the big A at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California. A year later, they began dating and started commuting more than a hundred miles to see each other over the next several years. "Thankfully, our love lasted through the high gas prices!" Quincy says. "From city to city, all over Southern California, we stayed together."
Music has always played a big role in Quincy and Brian's relationship. "We share a love of loud, rowdy and often crazy music, and it always managed to bring us closer together," says Quincy. So when it came time to decide on a wedding theme, it only made sense that the couple settled on a rock and roll vibe. "We stayed true to who we are, and our wedding was the best day that we have ever experienced because of it!" adds the bride.
For her wedding dress, Quincy first envisioned something all black. She received mixed reviews from family and friends, but in the end, Brian's opinion was the only one that mattered. "When he shared with me that he always pictured me walking down the aisle in a white dress, I knew we had to compromise," Quincy says. "I then set out to find a gown I could customize to be the perfect black and white gown!"
After trying on five dresses, Quincy knew Style 238 was the one. She says: "Thankfully, Mary at the Brea store is an incredible seamstress and was able to turn my vision into a reality and then some! She not only added the black beading to the dropped waist, she added back on the flower that Tina (the store manager) dyed black for me, added the long sweeping black pieces to the train, and probably the most impressive part; she created the top part of the dress and the sleeves from scratch! She is beyond talented! My vision for my dream dress was definitely out of the box, and she made my dress a complete dream come true and the perfect gown for me to say I do!"
Quincy and Brian's wedding day began with a heartfelt ceremony. "After walking down the aisle to an Avenged Sevenfold song, our ceremony was filled with so much love and laughter," says Quincy. "Ten years of dreaming about what our day would be like, and it was finally here! So much emotion flowed through the room, and it was really beautiful."
Once the ceremony was over, it was time to celebrate! Quincy and Brian hosted their reception at Center Stage Theater in Fontana, California. Built in 1937 as an on-screen movie theater, the historic and unique venue lent its character to their wedding. And, of course, they made good use of the stage.
"Our bridal party made their grand entrance on the stage with their blow-up guitars, as the curtain came up to 'Back in Black' by ACDC," describes Quincy. "They really rocked out and had fun with it, it was great! The curtain came back down, and we made our entrance to the introduction of 'Iron Man' by Black Sabbath. Then we went straight into our first dance on stage. Our song, 'Forever and Always' by Bullet for my Valentine played loudly through the theater, and it was like no one else was there but us; it was a very cool experience!"
"After dinner was served and the cake had been cut, it was time for the father-daughter dance. That was quite the surprise for the guests! I left that up to my dad. Let’s just say this apple didn’t fall far from that tree! He created a mash-up of a sweet typical father-daughter dance country song, but then had it cut into 3 different metal songs throughout the course of the song! Each time one of the metal songs came on, the entire bridal party stormed the stage with their inflatable guitars and rocked out with us. Then when the sweet country song faded back in, they returned to their seats and waited for their next cue. It was hilarious and such a good time; very us! Looking back now it sounds crazy, but honestly, I wouldn’t change anything! We made our exit out of theater, down the black carpets and through a sea of sparklers, and guests sent us well wishes and love as we made our getaway!"
Photography by: TMinspired Photography
Bridesmaid Dresses: Style 7376L in Claret