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 cake was an almond cake with a passion fruit filling.
I didn’t want to miss out on a more amazing dress, so I tried on the others. It’s a very emotional experience, so I tried to remain logical. If I decided I didn’t like a dress as much for whatever reason, I put it out of my mind completely. Finally, I was down to two and decided to put the original dress on again. There was no going back.
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.
2) Just because something is usually done in a certain way doesn’t mean you have to go along with it. I didn’t want to choose between my sisters for being my maid of honor, so I just went with both and everyone was happy.