Most blog posts I write take a lot of time and thought because it’s difficult to put it all into the right words. This is no exception because these two people leave me speechless – their love for one another, the happiness that exudes from their families and friends, and my personal connection to both of them. Molly and Phil, let me just say thank you – thank you for being amazing people and allowing me to capture your most perfect wedding day. I truly love both of you and your families!
Okay, enough of the mush – Molly and I have known each other since 7th grade, friends instantly and I’m so grateful we have stayed friends over the years. Phil’s dad and my father have been friends for years, as we all learned in Sam’s wedding toast, the original plan was to set Phil and I up YEARS ago. Little did we all know on September 15th, 2012 Molly and Phil would wed! It makes my heart so happy to see a great friend marry her best friend and be there to capture the moments. Their wedding day was a BLAST – we had the best weather, a gorgeous venue and hands down one of the best bridal parties I’ve had the pleasure of working with! THANKS FRIENDS!
Just after Molly put on her dress, Phil’s father walked up the stairs – his reaction had every single one of us in tears (even as I write this)…
Our officiant for the day, the wonderful Mr. Gulner (Minnetonka grads, you know who he is) – he was the PERFECT person to marry them. He also married her sister Abby and Mat, up in Duluth 3 years ago!
“Hey, we’re married!!!”
Molly and Phil’s first dance was so perfect and so them – they danced to Rupert Holmes song Escape (The Pina Colada Song)… and yes I just spent 10 minutes trying to figure out why Jimmy Buffet didn’t have the Pina Colada song, oh boy. Anyways, their dance was awesome – I hope someone caught it on video!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for having me there to capture your day. It meant more to me than you’ll ever know. I am so happy for the both of you and can’t wait to document your anniversary in 20 years and another 20 after thatLOVE YOU!!!
Molly and Phil’s Day
Ceremony: Meadow Breeze Farm
Father/Daughter Dance: I Loved Her First by Heartland
Mother/Son Dance: The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
First dance: Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by RUPERT HOLMES
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Molly: Seeing Phil’s face at the bottom of the isle and thinking ” oh my god, we’re getting married. This isn’t a practice.” Then also being lifted into the air by two strong men for the traditional jewish raising up the Bride and Groom.
Phil: Seeing Molly for the first time and just the general feeling of controlled chaos.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Molly: Probably when Abby disappeared under my dress to help me adjust the bottom layer and then said Oh! in reaction to my lack of undergarmets!
Phil: Getting together with my groomsmen and getting our clothes on. Just general goofyness.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Molly: The only thing I would change is to do a receiving line. I feel bad I didn’t get to personally greet each guest!
Phil: Nope, I might have invited more of our friends to crash the celebration part.
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Molly: Take days off before and after the wedding. Spend quality time together even if you feel you have 1 million things left to do – go for a walk, go get coffee in the morning – look at each other’s faces. Also I received this advice from a friend… designate times to discuss the wedding – your lives continue after it’s over and if all you do is talk about the wedding for the 9 months leading up to it, the after depression of it’s end will be like a tidal wave instead of focusing on the fact you get to now be married the rest of your life!!!
Phil: Enjoy it and relax. Once the day starts things you thought were important become trivial.