Molly & Alec

July 9, 2016

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Bride’s name: Molly Glenn

Groom’s name: Alec Solvang

Occupations: Molly is a homemaker, and Alec is an environmental technician.

How they met: Molly and Alec started their friendship in high school. “My best friend married his best friend, and so we always hung out in a tight circle of friends,” says Molly. The two were “dressed to the nines” at a New Year’s party, and everything changed. “Right at midnight, he came up to me and kissed me, and ever since then I have never looked back!”

The proposal: Prior to Molly and Alec attending an Irish festival, Alec secretly spoke to the festival’s director to help set up his proposal. During the opening ceremony, Molly noticed that Alec had suddenly disappeared. “I thought he had just gone to the bathroom,” she recalls. “I looked up and there he was in the middle of the field in front of thousands of people with a microphone in hand calling my name to come meet him in the field. I walked out and as I approached him, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!” Molly said yes, and the crowd cheered.

Number of guests: 110

Wedding colors: Light and soft blush pinks

Most memorable moment…
For her: “The laughter of our family and friends!”
For him: “Our walk home from the park with our ‘Just Married’ banner and all the honks and love we got as cars passed by.”

Funniest moment: “The garter toss was pretty hilarious – the gentlemen REALLY wanted that garter.”

Unique aspects of the day: The couple used mix-matched antique china, so each guest’s setting was a little different from the next. Half of the guest tables were decorated with mix-matched flower vases holding big flowers and the other half were adorned with long greenery garlands and candelabras holding white candles. Handmade specialty wines, selected by the bride and groom, were placed at each guest table. Beautiful chandeliers hanging from the roof of the tent and the ceremony arch added pops of glamour.

Three words that best describe their day: “Romantic, vintage and magical.”

If they had the chance to do it again, what they would do differently: “I would have been less of a perfectionist and more relaxed with the bumps that come along with wedding planning.”

What Molly loves most about her husband: “How big his heart is. He’s an unbelievably dedicated, hard-working man who I adore and love more as each day passes.”

What Alec loves most about his wife: “Her strength and her love for life. She inspires me to be a better person, and I love her deeply for that.”

Best advice for a couple planning a wedding: “Take your time in planning, be patient – it will all be worth it the day of. Know that there will always be bumps in the road, but that’s what makes your day so special!”

The Details

Photography: Dolce Vita Photo Boutique · Ceremony & reception site: Abbott Loop Community Park · Cake: Midnight Sun Cakery · Catering: Riza + Brown Catering LLC · Flowers: Alaska Wholesale Market · Floral Design: Gayle Devers · Bride's dress: Anne Barge gown, Bateau Bridal Boutique · Groom's formal wear: Dimond Tuxedo Rental · Hair: MaryAlice, Ebb & Flo Hair Boutique · Makeup: Kierra Manion, MUA Beauty Salon Hair & Nail Spa · Officiant: Pastor Frank · Bridal registry: Bed Bath & Beyond · Entertainment & music: SPIN Entertainment · Decorations, party supplies & rentals: Special Events Alaska; Be Vintage Rentals · Bride/groom’s wedding night accommodations: Nancy Lake Villa · Honeymoon destination: Las Vegas

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