They say the best lovers are also best friends.
Quintel & Rahima met at work in 2013 and became the best of friends. When Quintel left for basic training in the Air Force, they decided to take their relationship a step further. Rahima spent the time Quintel was away getting to know his family and when he graduated basic training, the couple finally reunited. Quintel says, “From then on we became closer trying to make up for lost time, relying on communication, trust, and the presence of being around each other”.
Quintel planned his proposal long before he actually proposed. Little did Rahima know when he left for yet another military obligation, he’d be returning to ask her one of the biggest questions of her life. “Before I left for my 7-month deployment I shopped around for engagement rings, then finally made my purchase. I took the ring with me overseas, once we came back home, I asked her to meet me at Philadelphia International airport so we could see each other. Once we came down to baggage claim and received our bags, I had one of the troops help me distract her while I was behind her on one knee waiting for her to turn around. Once she turned around, I proposed.”
Quintel & Rahima were married on April 30, 2021, in an intimate outdoor ceremony at Christ Chapel Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA.
Quintel & Rahima describe the process of planning a wedding as exhilarating. They wanted to be sure that their special day was both romantic and fun.
The Bridesmaids wore dresses from David’s Bridal and Quintel’s groomsmen wore suits from Men’s Wearhouse.
The formal wedding took place outside of the church on a quiet windy road in the heart of Lynchburg. Reverend Woodson presided over the ceremony.
These two best friends looked stunning in their formal best. It was clear that their love is made to last.
The reception was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lynchburg. Castle Studio Production’s lighting truly made the ballroom shine. The bride and groom were the King and Queen of the reception in their throne chairs from Aztec Rental.
Congratulations to Quintel & Rahima. We hope that as you grow in love, your friendship continues to grow as well.
Venues: Christ Chapel Baptist Church & Hilton Garden Inn
Wedding Coordinator: Alana Revely
Cake Artist: Angela Hudson
Caterer: Hilton Garden Inn
Invitations: Vista Print
Officiant: Reverend Woodson
Hair & Makeup: The Bride
Wedding Dress & Shoes: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Lighting: Castle Studio Productions
Limousine: Emerald Limousine
Chairs: Aztec Rental
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