written by Sabrina Behrens
photography by Alex Labry Photography
The moment Molly Jordan saw her future husband David Clark, she knew that there was something special about him. "Oh My Gosh, I have to meet this guy", she thought as he entered the room. Molly and David were both students at Texas A & M, Molly pursuing her Bachelor degree and David training at the Fire Academy. Molly and David were introduced by mutual friends, and began spending time together.
The couple quickly fell in love and on April 4th, 2007, David proposed while the couple were on a ski trip in Colorado Springs, CO. Molly had no idea David was planning on proposing, and was delighted when he asked her to marry him. David proposed while on a hike in the ‘Garden of the Gods'. "It was perfect" Molly sighed. David had the custom made ring shipped directly to the hotel where the couple was staying. Molly laughed when she recalled that David hid her ring the night before the proposal. "She was sitting on the sofa with her ring under the cushion the whole night and didn't even know it!" David recalled.
The wedding ceremony took place on March 1, 2008 at the Winfield Inn in Kyle, TX. The Winfield Inn is a colonial style venue surrounded by lush, beautiful gardens. The indoor/outdoor venue created a unique and romantic setting for the guests. The reception décor of hurricane lamps and candles were kept simple to keep the focus on the surrounding gardens. The natural beauty of the gardens was a perfect background for the joy and happiness that surrounded the couple.
The bridal party consisted of 7 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen. Molly's childhood best friend, who happened to be a guy, stood by her side during the wedding. "I teased him that he was a bridesmaid", she laughed. The bridal party wore floor length strapless gowns in an iridescent blue-green hue. Molly looked stunning in a strapless Alfred Angelo gown. Molly remarked, the dress was, "the first one I tried on. I did not even have to get it altered, it fit like a glove". The dress was made of ivory satin with a lace bodice. Beautiful crystal beading accented the dress, with flower crystal beading surrounding the hem as well as crystal beading down the back. The bridal party held bouquets full of stargazer lilies, and varying shades of pink and white roses.
The ceremony took place in the Santa Cruz Catholic Church. A very Irish priest, who kept making jokes during the ceremony, married the couple. Many of the couple's guests said that the ceremony was the most heartwarming and entertaining ceremony they had ever been to.
When Molly walked through the church doors and saw David standing at the altar she realized, " It did not matter anymore if every single detail of the wedding was perfect, it was perfect that he was there waiting for me". Molly and David's love for one another was evident during the traditional Catholic ceremony.
Directly after the ceremony all 150 guests were invited to the Winfield Inn for dinner and dancing. The guests dined on pecan- crusted chicken, twice baked potatoes with crab, apple and sausage balls and fresh steamed vegetables. Guests were treated to chocolate and vanilla cupcakes filled with Bavarian cream, raspberries and chocolate. The couple chose to forgo traditional wedding cake and opted to serve cupcakes for dessert because of the special meaning cupcakes represented for the couple. Whenever Molly had a bad day, David would bring her a cupcake and say, "How can you be sad when you have the smallest of cake?" to cheer her up.
The Grooms cake was in the shape of a fire engine, representing David's career as a firefighter. David has made numerous rescues and has been classified as a hero for his recent efforts in saving individuals from a plane crash.
After a delicious dinner, guests danced the night away, with some 80's style dancing. "It was a wild reception," Molly laughed. The couple danced to an unusual song, Pat Green's ‘Nightmare' for their first dance. ‘Nightmare' was the song Molly taught David the two-step to. "It was the first song we ever danced to, so it made sense to have it as our first dance song as a married couple".
The guests left the wedding with a bag of Hershey kisses tied together with an Irish Marriage blessing, as an honor to David's Irish heritage and love for Hershey kisses.
The couple's passion for skiing led them to Banff, a National Park on the West Coast of Canada for their honeymoon. The couple spent their honeymoon relaxing, skiing and dog sledding.
Molly and David felt their wedding was a reflection of their love for one another and were overjoyed to celebrate their marriage with friends and family. The couple felt the best part of their wedding was, "Having both our families together and seeing all the people we care about, together in one place".