Real Inspiration: Crystal & Cary

Last June Crystal and Cary were married at Damascus United Methodist Church in Damascus, MD. Their photographer, Dani Leigh, caught amazing candids and the lighthearted fun of their special day.

With the help of her maids, Crystal put on her beautiful beaded strapless dress she bought from the Columbia Bridal Boutique. She wore her grandmothers' pearls and matching earrings. A perfect complement to her gown!

The beautiful pink bridemaids dresses came from David's Bridal. There are Davids in Glen Burnie, Bowie and Rockville, MD. The bride and her maids all wore flip flops! Love it! Crystal's flip flops were white Reefs. Her maids wore silver flip flop sandals from Payless.

A truly Baltimore tradition, tying cans, Natty Boh cans, to the bumper of the bride and groom's car! The couple head off in Charm City style to their reception at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, MD. A beautiful venue with rolling green hills, nature trails, and covered bridge. Smokey Glen Farm was as picturesque as it was meaningful; its where the bride and groom first laid eyes on each other.

The bride and her talented wedding party made the flower arrangements and bouquets from wholesale flowers they bought online. (Tip for the DIY bride: try Costco for fresh bulk flower delivery). The bride and her sister made the adorable seating board and matching table signs.

Crystal picked out her cupcakes at Canapes in Frederick, MD. Cupcakes are a new trend for weddings. Cupcakes are cute, easy to serve and easier to eat! The bride and groom can still participate in the ceremonial cake cutting with a small cake of their own. Visit here for more cupcake display ideas.

One thing that Crystal wanted was the bounce house! She rented it for her day and it was a hit with the guests! Not to mention the priceless photos of the bride and groom bouncing!


Crystal's favorite part of her wedding was that "everyone seemed to have fun!" She also loved the paddle dance. I had never heard of the paddle dance, but what a great idea for a wedding! More about this fun dance:
"It begins with opposing lines of men and women. A man may start at the top of the line holding a boat paddle with the first two women at either side. He decides which one he wants to dance with and hands the paddle to the other woman. As the music plays he dances down the center of the lines with his chosen partner while the rejected woman gets ready to chose one of the first two men in next in line. They dance in their own style, as there is no prescribed dance step."
What a fun wedding!

Congratulations Crystal & Cary!

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