Mike told her they were going for a helicopter ride because his work friend couldn’t use his Groupon, so she went with it and showed up to the helicopter place and got ready for a flight above Baltimore city. They were enjoying the views, and half way through the flight Mike said “Crystal” and she said “what” and he said “Crystal Marie Perry will you marry me?” She asked if this was real and then immediately said “yes!” Mike said that he knew Crystal was the one from the very first time he met her.
What a beautiful day it was for a wedding. A warm fall day with just enough of a breeze. It started off cloudy with a short sprinkle – but the sun popped out just after they walked back up the aisle together as Mr. and Mrs.! Crystal and Mike had what was probably the most relaxed and easily flowing timelines that I had ever worked. Early on in their day they had a private first look at the ruins allowing them to spend more of their day together. They chose to do all the bridal party and family photos before their ceremony – and even got to spend a full 45 minutes in cocktail hour. I loved that they were able to spend this extra time with friends and family on their wedding day. We hit the ruins(their favorite part of the venue) for photos one more time during golden hour – and even though Mike was about done with me and the formal photography, I was able to convince them to pop out one more time for dusk, and it was SO. WORTH. IT! Earlier in the day we weren’t sure if we would even get a sunset and Crystal said “It would be cool if we could see the stars” Well…just wait until you see the stars shining in this one!! DJ Squirrel along with their guests kept the dance floor hot, and they all partied the night away. As their perfect wedding day came to a close, all of their favorite people sent them off down a glowing path of sparklers. It was a day even I wish to relive!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Janyska
v I had to include this one – I loved the family’s reaction to Ricky’s pose with his grandmother’s cane. v
The Awesome Vendor Team:
Photographer: Valerie Michelle Photography
Venue: Glen Ellen Farm
Planner, Coordinator, & Florist: Chantilly Design & Events
DJ: Chris Styles Events – DJ Squirrel
Make-Up: Karli B Beauty
Hair: Kelly Ruston