After three years together, the proposal was on February 10th, 2018 at the Viva La Diva drag show in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alex had contacted all of our closest friends to come to the show as a surprise to Molly for our anniversary. Molly thought the surprise was all of our friends gathering to celebrate. During the last number of the show, Alex and Molly were asked to come on stage to be a part of the audience participation number. When the song was over, Jason, the host dressed as Dolly Parton, asked us to stay on stage. He went backstage and brought out a letter that Alex had written for Molly and given to Jason before the show. Molly read the letter and when she finished, Alex knelt down and proposed to Molly.
SHE SAID YES!
That wasn’t the end. After Molly accepted the proposal, Jason took the microphone and announced that a couple of our friends had planned something else for us. They had snuck into our house and got the ring that Molly planned to give to Alex the following month. Jason gave the ring to Molly, and she proposed right back to Alex.
SHE ALSO SAID YES!
When wedding planning began, we had our hopes set on an outdoor affair, nothing religious, and at a venue that would allow us to have a taco truck. We wanted something simple, we did not want to waste a lot of money on florals and we wanted our guests to have a good time. Despite the taco truck being involved in an accident just an hour before the ceremony – mission accomplished.
To save money on florals, we put together our own arrangements, flower crown and bouquet with the help of family and friends. We knew that the backdrop of the mountains, and the incredible fall colors would do most of the talking.
The day of the wedding was really peaceful. We worked on the florals and enjoyed breakfast with our friends at the house. After breakfast, we went our separate ways, drank mimosas, played cornhole and had our hair and makeup done. We also each sent sweet wedding day cards and gifts to one another through our friends and waited patiently in anticipation for the first look.
Every detail we planned, minus the taco truck incident, went to plan.
To each of us, marriage means we always have a travel buddy, a support system, someone to go through the hard things with. Marriage isn’t intended to be easy, but good things come to those who work hard. Our marriage shows our kids what commitment means and we show them what love and respect looks and feels like. Our marriage shows our children that we value each other and that a true partnership does exist. For us, marriage is about commitment to building a better life with one another and committing to being stronger together than we are apart.
Photographer & Cinematographer Ryan Hender Photography | Desserts Lavender Kitchen | Catering Silver Moon Taqueria | Venue Hearthside Reception Center | Celebrant Whit Hollis [friend] | Entertainment DJ Bill McCloud | Photo Booth Photo Side Show | Hire Mountain Rental | Stationery Shutterfly | Signage Blue Goat | Gowns BHLDN, Cocomelody