Molly walks down the path towards her soon-to-be husband. Jack is facing away towards the woods and waiting anxiously for his bride. For a young couple, they have been through a lot. They got engaged right before Molly was definitively diagnosed, although they pretty much knew she had Hodgkins Lymphoma. A lot of people warned them that it might put a strain on their relationship, but it really didn't. Back in college when they first met, Molly and Jack even acted in a play as husband and wife. Very little did they know they would actually fall in love and that was about to become reality. They were only a few seconds apart to see each other for the most important day of their lives. Their wedding day! The day they will make their promises to each other in the most beautiful spot at the Full Moon Resort in NY. As Molly keeps walking and getting closer and closer to Jack, she could already feel the tears starting to form. Then she taps his shoulder.
The First Look
Molly: I was a little worried that I would feel the pressure to have a big emotional response. I should have realized that lately, I’ll cry at almost anything. When I saw Jack facing away from me, I knew I wouldn’t have to dig deep for an emotional response. I could already feel the tears welling up. As soon as he turned around we both instantly started sobbing. I could barely formulate words. I’m actually relieved we did the first look because I would have been a mess walking down the aisle.
Jack: I was feeling very jittery as I waited for Molly to tap my shoulder. I also felt a little bit of pressure to have an emotional reaction. I pictured what I thought she would look like in the dress (which I hadn’t seen), and I was worried that I wouldn’t be as amazed as I thought I should be. Clearly, I needn’t have been worried. The moment I turned around and saw her, she was so much more beautiful than I had ever imagined, and I knew that I was just going to be a sobbing mess for the rest of the first look. I had come up with a few words to say, but I could barely get them out around the tears.
They made plans to go to their favorite restaurant in Hoboken, Amanda's. Before they left, Molly wasn’t in a mood to dress up but Jack finally convinced her to put on a dress since he was wearing a suit. She did insist on her leather jacket and combat boots though.
The plan wasn’t going that smooth, at the restaurant Jack wanted to get an expensive bottle of champagne, and again Molly was not very interested. But finally Jack got a lucky break. Molly suggested to go for a walk by the pier, where he actually was planning to pop the question and even had a friend waiting to take some pictures of the proposal.
The proposal was really lovely and exciting, Molly said. I felt so jittery as it was happening and I immediately burst into tears. The moment was cut short when two random people walked onto the pier and we felt weird and left. Then we went to a different pier to sit and take it all in.
The Wedding Day
Their wedding day took place at the Full Moon Resort which is about a mile away from a place where they go camping every year. It was the first and only venue they looked at. Their day was truly special, filled with love, laughter and tears. Lots of tears from the most emotional first look ever and lots of laughter with the best crew of friends and family. They had a butterfly release after the ceremony which was really cute and their first dance was fantastic! They really know how to dance!!! The dance floor got down that night.
Jack and Molly, it was an absolute joy to capture the love and laughter of your beautiful summer wedding even though it felt like fall! Thank you for including me in your love story. I’m thrilled to share some of my favorite photos from your wedding!
Molly is a big fan of desserts. So they have a tradition to take photos focusing on the dessert with her in the background.
THE TEAM: Photographer: Fabiana Skubic Photography | Venue: Full Moon Resort | Cater: Full Moon Resort | Florist: Jarita's Florist | Second Photographer: Beth Zink | Band/DJ: Domenic Trocino | The Dress: Stella York | Dress Boutique: Lotus Bridal | Groom's Attire: Joseph A. Bank | Invitations: Minted | Videographer: Direct Entertainment