“We met when we were both serving at the Double T Diner in Ellicott City in 2009 and we didn’t like each other very much at first. But after some time hanging out in the same circles, we discovered that we actually like each other very much,” shared Chelsea.
The couple got engaged in June 2016, before they announced their pregnancy. “Yani took me to dinner at the Tasting Room and popped the question later that night on one knee in the gazebo at Baker Park. In the Fall of 2017, we decided to celebrate our November 11th anniversary by finally getting married. We planned our wedding in less than 6 days.”
30 guests were in attendance for their fall wedding at the Baker Park Bell Tower, including their “best man” Oliver, their son Oliver. “We said our vows right before 11 am- the bells actually rang right after we kissed. It was perfect. We had our reception at Ayse Meze in Shab Row, which took a lot of work off of our hands because it’s already so beautiful.”
The couple chose a color palette of white and cobalt blue for their wedding decor. “Although it wasn’t traditional, having our son get to celebrate with us was so special. We loved watching him dance with his cousins at the reception.”
Yani is a third-year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Chelsea is the Patient Coordinator at a dental practice in Urbana. They currently reside in Frederick.
First Dance: The Story by Brandi Carlile
Reception: Ayse Meze**
Photographer: Leigh Anne Brader Photography
Attire: I Do I Do
Jewelry: Kenwood Jewelers
Dessert: Yia Yia’s Bakery
Flowers: Kentlands Flowers and Bows
Entertainment: VJ Mazi
Celebrant: Weddings by Ashleigh