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Published: 5/25/2014


Brittney Rios' quinceanera celebration

Brittney Rios celebrated her 15th birthday on April 26 in a service at Sts. Peter & Paul Church and a reception at Millbury Firemen's Hall. The term Quinceanera refers to a young women on the celebration of her 15th birthday. Often commemorated with religious service and a banquet, the Latin American tradition marks the passage of a girl from childhood to adulthood. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Quinceanera Brittney Rios waits in the back of Saint Peter and Paul's Church before the beginning of the mass. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios waits in the back of Saint Peter and Paul's Church before the beginning of the mass.
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Brittney Rios waits in the back of Saint Peter and Paul's Church before the beginning of the mass held in thanksgiving of her 15th birthday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brittney Rios waits in the back of Saint Peter and Paul's Church before the beginning of the mass held in ...
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Brittney Rios folds her hands as she waits for the start of the mass. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brittney Rios folds her hands as she waits for the start of the mass.
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Emily Avelar, 19, joined her fellow court members in sporting elaborate hair styles in their matching outfits. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Emily Avelar, 19, joined her fellow court members in sporting elaborate hair styles in their matching outfits.
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Lulu Esperales, center, heads into church before the thanksgiving mass celebrated to for her daughter, Brittney Rios. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lulu Esperales, center, heads into church before the thanksgiving mass celebrated to for her daughter, Brittney Rios.
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Lucie Perales, 78, left, and Rob Williams, right, wait near the entrance of Saint Peter and Paul's Church before the thanksgiving mass. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucie Perales, 78, left, and Rob Williams, right, wait near the entrance of Saint Peter and Paul's Church before the ...
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Rob Williams held the crown to be placed on Quinceanera Brittney Rios during a thanksgiving mass. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rob Williams held the crown to be placed on Quinceanera Brittney Rios during a thanksgiving mass.
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Flanked by her godsiblings Scarlett, 7, left, and Alex Williams, 9, right, Quinceanera Brittney Rios gives her makeup a final check. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Flanked by her godsiblings Scarlett, 7, left, and Alex Williams, 9, right, Quinceanera Brittney Rios gives her makeup a final ...
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Quinceanera Brittney Rios waits in the back of Saint Peter and Paul's Church before the beginning of the mass. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios waits in the back of Saint Peter and Paul's Church before the beginning of the mass.
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Flanked by her parents Lulu Esperales, center left, and Bob Rios, center right, Quinceanera Brittney Rios makes her way down the aisle. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Flanked by her parents Lulu Esperales, center left, and Bob Rios, center right, Quinceanera Brittney Rios makes her way down ...
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Carlos, 9, left, rests as his mother, Francina Gonzales, of South Toledo, center right, waits in the pews for the beginning of the thanksgiving mass. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Carlos, 9, left, rests as his mother, Francina Gonzales, of South Toledo, center right, waits in the pews for the ...
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Dolores Rodriguez held the ceremonial Last Doll during the thanksgiving mass celebrated for Quinceanera Brittney Rios. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dolores Rodriguez held the ceremonial Last Doll during the thanksgiving mass celebrated for Quinceanera Brittney Rios.
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Flanked by her parents Lulu Esperales, center left, and Bob Rios, center right, Quinceanera Brittney Rios makes her way down the aisle. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Flanked by her parents Lulu Esperales, center left, and Bob Rios, center right, Quinceanera Brittney Rios makes her way down ...
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Brittney Rios celebrated her 15th birthday with super hero themed dresses and decorations in a two part event. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brittney Rios celebrated her 15th birthday with super hero themed dresses and decorations in a two part event.
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Rev Juan Francisco Molina, left, delivers a homily during the thanksgiving mass celebrated for Quinceanra Brittney Rios, center, at Saint Peter and Paul's Church in South Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rev Juan Francisco Molina, left, delivers a homily during the thanksgiving mass celebrated for Quinceanra Brittney Rios, center, at Saint ...
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Under the watch of Rev Juan Francisco Molina, right, sponsors Diana and roger Davis, center, pin earrings on Quinceanera Brittney Rios, left, signifying a transition from childhood to adulthood. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Under the watch of Rev Juan Francisco Molina, right, sponsors Diana and roger Davis, center, pin earrings on Quinceanera Brittney ...
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Rev Juan Francisco Molina, right, leads a group of family and friends in blessing Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rev Juan Francisco Molina, right, leads a group of family and friends in blessing Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center.
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Attendees receive communion during the thanksgiving mass celebrated to for Quinceanera Brittney Rios. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Attendees receive communion during the thanksgiving mass celebrated to for Quinceanera Brittney Rios.
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Rev Juan Francisco Molina leads a blessing during the thanksgiving mass celebrated to for Quinceanera Brittney Rios. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rev Juan Francisco Molina leads a blessing during the thanksgiving mass celebrated to for Quinceanera Brittney Rios.
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Quinceanera Brittney Rios, left, is escorted down the aisle by Isaiah Zaptata, 18, right. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios, left, is escorted down the aisle by Isaiah Zaptata, 18, right.
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Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center, practices her choreographed dance with members of her court before preforming in front of her reception guests. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center, practices her choreographed dance with members of her court before preforming in front of her reception ...
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Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center, practices her choreographed dance with Isaiah Zaptata, 18, left, before preforming it with Zapata in front of her reception guests. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center, practices her choreographed dance with Isaiah Zaptata, 18, left, before preforming it with Zapata in front ...
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Quinceanera Brittany Rios, center, practices her choreographed dance with members of her court before preforming in front of her reception guests. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittany Rios, center, practices her choreographed dance with members of her court before preforming in front of her reception ...
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Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center left, smiles as she and her escort Isaiah Zaptata, 18, center right, join Miss Rio's court in choreographed dance during the reception. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center left, smiles as she and her escort Isaiah Zaptata, 18, center right, join Miss Rio's court ...
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Quinceanera Brittney Rios's cake matched the superhero theme of her 15th birthday celebration. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios's cake matched the superhero theme of her 15th birthday celebration.
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Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center, laughs as family members toast in her honor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center, laughs as family members toast in her honor.
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The Quinceanera court gets set for their formal procession into the Millbury Fireman's Hall. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Quinceanera court gets set for their formal procession into the Millbury Fireman's Hall.
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Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center, tears up as she dances with her godfather, Rob Williams. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center, tears up as she dances with her godfather, Rob Williams.
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Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center, smiles as her grandmother, Lucie Perales, 78, right, is overcome with emotion after blessing her during the reception. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center, smiles as her grandmother, Lucie Perales, 78, right, is overcome with emotion after blessing her during ...
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Quinceanera Brittney Rios, right, tears up as she dances with her mother Lulu Esperales during the reception. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittney Rios, right, tears up as she dances with her mother Lulu Esperales during the reception.
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Quinceanera Lucie Perales, 78, center left, shares a dance with her granddaughter, Quinceanera Brittney Rios. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Lucie Perales, 78, center left, shares a dance with her granddaughter, Quinceanera Brittney Rios.
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Quinceanera Both Lucie Perales, 78, center left, and her granddaughter, Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center right, shed tears as they dance together during the reception. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Both Lucie Perales, 78, center left, and her granddaughter, Quinceanera Brittney Rios, center right, shed tears as they dance ...
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Quinceanera Brittany Rios, center right, enters the reception of her 15th birthday celebration with her formal escort Isaiah Zaptata. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Quinceanera Brittany Rios, center right, enters the reception of her 15th birthday celebration with her formal escort Isaiah Zaptata....
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