Groom: Dolan "DJ" Leroy Turner, Jr.
Married Since: September 10, 2011
Wedding Location: Hanover, Maryland
Wedding Style: Contemporary Chic
DJ first caught Crystal’s eye in October 2008 when he would deliver the mail to her job during his days as a postal carrier. “I thought he was so cute and I started wearing my best outfits to work every Wednesday,” laughs the beaming newlywed. Not only did Crystal sport her hottest threads on Hump Day, but she also made it a point to visit the reception area around the time DJ would usually make his mid-week visit. “I noticed that every time I would come to deliver the mail, she would be standing right there at the front desk,” recalls DJ. After a month of their brief encounters, DJ asked Crystal for her phone number. The two went on their first date on New Year’s Day 2009 and have been inseparable ever since.
Through Thick and Thin
In March of the same year, shortly after the two began dating, Crystal and DJ were enjoying a trip to Vegas when Crystal received the shocking news that her mother had suddenly passed away. This ended up being a major turning point in the couple’s relationship, as DJ stood by his lady every step of the way. “For the next couple of weeks he never left my side,” said Crystal. “He drove me to North Carolina where we laid my mother to rest even though he had to be at work the next morning after taking off work for an entire week off to be with me. He stayed in North Carolina for the viewing and then drove back to Maryland the very same day.” Crystal says it was DJ’s dedication and loyalty during this difficult time in her life that made her realize he was “The One.”
On Top of the World
During the holiday season of 2010, Crystal and DJ decided to take a romantic trip to New York City for sightseeing and Christmas shopping. After visiting the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, DJ suggested that the two visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. “I should have known something was up because DJ isn’t insistent on anything. He’s more of a go with the flow kind of guy,” said Crystal. It turns out her hunches were correct. As the two enjoyed the sprawling views of Manhattan, DJ told Crystal that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her and asked for her hand in marriage. “He pulled out the ring and I burst into tears! I was so happy. It was a very special moment.”
Ten months later, their lives would be filled with even more special moments as they celebrated their union as husband and wife. Share their love!
Photos by Eunique Jones Photography