Molly and Chris’ Empire City Casino Wedding| Yonkers, New York
I can think of no better way to celebrate the first anniversary (today) of two people who I can honestly call my dear friends than to finally post this story about the amazing wedding of Molly and Chris And thanks to Molly I can tell it in her own words.
“Chris and I started dating november of our junior year and he was going abroad to Italy the next month so we weren’t sure if it was worth it or not but then decided to go for it. Our first three months of going out and getting to know each other was through skype before people knew what skype was. When he came home it was like a whirlwind having him back and talking to him on the phone without a time change etc. We graduated Fairfield together and then he lived in NYC for a year while he was getting his masters at Columbia. He then moved back to Massachusetts and we were back in the long distance, and it sucked!! He asked my dad if he could marry me about 2 months before he even proposed. Everyone else knew about it including both moms and they had already booked the church and the date even before he proposed. He knew I wanted a june wedding and knew it was getting close. we got engaged exactly 6 months before the wedding however by the end of the weekend the photographer (THE DATE WOULD OF BEEN CHANGED IF YOU WEREN’T AVAILABLE, and no i am not kidding) the date, the save the dates, and guest list, the bridesmaid dresses, the centerpiece ideas, the venue and the church were all done. The next weekend I went to look at dresses and found the dress. haha I moved pretty fast 🙂
If I could go back: I would of brought make up ( some eye liner and blush) and a curling iron to fix up after the cocktail hour. It was so hot and for all of the dancing pictures I feel like I was melting
Hardest part: Picking out shoes! because you know no one is really going to see them, but you want them to be cute but also comfortable- and you are only worried about the dress – or at least i was.
Best wedding idea EVER: flip flops for the guests
Advice: With so many things influencing brides these days, don’t get me wrong I’m obsessed with pinterst, I think it is important to make it your own. With every idea you see I feel like you need to step back and say “is that really us?”. It’s very easy to get swallowed up in the craze of all of these new ideas. While we didn’t have a “theme” wedding, we played up the idea of the horses and the traditional feel of the track, which helped me be focused and allowed me to do fun things (like the ribbons as escort cards- one of my favorite things and loved how people thought to wear them).”
And so that’s the way it all unfolded. On a day where the weather was as perfect as the current June 8th Molly and Chris were married. And yours truly could not have been more thrilled that they included me in their celebration. Congratulations to both of you on the occasion of this first of many wedding milestones!
Here are a few of the many people that made it all possible:
Christopher Noland Salon– hair salon
Empire City Casino- venue
Grace Connell Designs– invites
Whispering Pines Florist- Flowers
Lucienne Cartier of Lulu Glam FX -Make Up
Jos A. Banks– Men’s tux
Silver star (from yonkers)-Limo Service
Jcrew- Flower Gift dresses
Smith Party Rentals-Linens, chairs and chargers
Robes are from Silk and More from Etsy
Girls Bracelets-Cristina V—Not local, but awesome.
Chris Guitar-Guitar Center in Danbury
Videographer-Love and You Video
Bridesmaid dresses are Lela Rose
My shoes are from Anthropologie.
My bracelet was from Neiman Marcus