Molly & Josh






Molly met her husband Josh when she started taking her nephew to Bear Paddle Swim School. Molly’s nephew would only swim with Coach Josh. After several weeks of practices, Molly quickly caught on that Josh would always glance her way and manage an extra “good-bye” after swim lessons. Finally, exchanged smiles turned into finding the love of her life!



On a December evening, Molly & Josh went to the Brookfield Zoo Lights Festival. He waited until right before we left (carrying the ring box in his jacket under his arm the entire time so it wasn’t in his pocket for Molly to accidentally grab) - the couple was taking pictures with Molly’s nephew in front of the big tree at the entrance, when suddenly he got down on one knee and proposed, making Molly the happiest girl in the world!


This modern fit-and-flare wedding dress by designer Stella York is both versatile and stylish. Lace and tulle over matte-side Lavish satin create a unique fit-and-flare silhouette that feels elevated and updated. The halter neckline is created from illusion lace over a sweetheart bodice. The lace continues through the bodice and down the hips, ending in a cascading pattern through the flared tulle skirt. There is a soft twinkle throughout the lace that adds to the richness of the gown. But perhaps the real showstopper in this gown is the low-cut illusion back. 



Molly had two very important patches sewn into her dress. One was gifted from her Maid of Honor and the other was a patch from Bear Paddle Swim School where the couple met. That little touch for her "something blue" made her dress even more special. 



Here Comes the Bride was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Rose, who also took care of my sister for her wedding, took the vague description of what I wanted and found my perfect dress. I did not want to settle for a dress and the moment she helped me get into mine I knew it was the one. I felt absolutely stunning in it and loved every detail. I walked in that night not thinking or knowing that I was walking out of the store with one of the most important purchases for my big day. The fitting process was seamless and the staff was always patient and kind. They even added two very special patches to my dress. One was gifted from my sister/MOH and the other was a patch from Bear Paddle Swim School where Josh and I met. That little touch for my “something blue” made my dress even more special. I cannot thank HCTB enough for making me feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day.
— Molly


We wish Molly and Josh a lifetime of love and happiness. It was so much fun sharing your story and Molly looked gorgeous! Thank you for being an HCTBRIDE!


Date: September 08, 2018

Venue: Ashley Farm, Yorkville

Photographer: Jenna Hazel Photography

Dress: Stella York, HCTB