I have known Molly since we were in middle school. We grew up in the same neighborhood and spent our afternoons playing 4 square in her street. Not only were we friends, her mom was one of my junior high teachers! I had posted an engagement session giveaway on my instagram and Molly won! When she showed up for her engagement session with Rory, the love these two had for each other were undeniable. They just simply enjoyed each other's company while laughing at my terrible jokes. I mean look at those smiles! It was one of those engagement sessions that made my heart so happy because I could feel how perfect these two were for each other. It's the best feeling seeing childhood friends find their soulmate... and I get to document their wedding!? Still mind blowing to me. When Molly and Rory told me they wanted to book me for their wedding, I knew it would be a special one!
July 6, 2019
Going into Rory and Molly's wedding day, I knew it would be something out of a fairytale... and it was that and more. Anytime I look through their wedding gallery, I catch myself with the biggest smile. Every moment was special and every detail was carefully thought out to show who they are as a couple. The friends and family that surrounded them that day, filled the atmosphere with so much support and love.
It was a wedding day that left me speechless and continues to do so... so I will let the pictures do the talking.
When Molly walked into the venue, her smile lit up the space. It was incredible getting to see her reaction to everything set up. She is one of the sweetest human beings so of course she made her rounds to say thank you to all of the incredible vendors who made this day happen.
This was the ideal getting ready vibe. They had Lizzo blasting while everyone was putting on their final touches. Also can we talk about the mirrors in this room!? Incredible lighting so it was the perfect selfie setup.
I adored the robes Molly picked out for her Bridesmaids, the satin periwinkle was the perfect accent color in the already stunning space!
THE BIG REVEAL
This was one of my favorite moments of the day. After Molly was ready and had such a sweet and genuine moment with her mom, she revealed her dress to her bridesmaids followed by her brothers and finally, her dad. Everyone's reaction was priceless and there wasn't a dry eye in the room.
the bridal party
The Monastery is an absolutely stunning venue, so I dreamt about the portraits we would take for weeks leading up to the wedding day! It really was the perfect backdrop to capture Molly and Rory's fairytale day. One of my favorite things about the Monastery is the second level so we can get all sorts of fun shots! I loved the idea of the newly married couple in the freshly finished, empty reception hall. And you can't beat the gorgeous steps leading up to the main entrance and the garden area with the perfect fountain.
Molly truly thought of every little detail. Throughout the reception, she displayed different "did you know?" facts about her something old, something blue, and special facts about those who help contribute to the big day!
THE First Dance
Every moment was so special, especially the dances between the bride and groom and their parents. Molly sat admiring her new husband as he danced with his mom and the crowd went wild (and gave them all 10's) when Molly nailed her dance with her dad.
This is by far the best dessert display I have ever seen. Molly and Rory had their family make different desserts that have been in the family for years. I love the idea of having your family involved and included in the wedding day! Next to each delicious item, they had a little note of who made it, how they are related to the bride or groom, and why the dessert is special.
The Monastery staff has the best way of going about a sparkler exit, they were incredible to work with! They had everything planned out and I just had to sit back and photograph the happy couple. It was even raining and they held an umbrella over me and my camera, now that's service!
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
and just like that, they are Mr. & Mrs! It was truly an incredible day surrounded by so much love. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Emery, thank you for choosing me to capture your day. It was a wedding I will never forget!