Molly and Tim Walters met when they were in college at Creighton University. She’s sure it was her good looks and magnetic personality, but he says it was the sequined Christmas tree dress with dangling ornaments that got them talking.

Tim eventually took a job down in Orlando, Florida and Molly had moved with him. She was about five months pregnant with their daughter, Finley. On top of that, Molly was diagnosed with a condition that required her to be on bed rest. Needless to say, Tim thought she might need a little pick-me-up. And what could cheer someone up more than a proposal? Tim proposed to Molly on August 9, 2010 and they set a date to get married on May 18, 2012.

The couple got married at St. John’s Catholic Church at Creighton University and a reception was held at the Scott Conference Center.

Molly says that one of her most memorable moments from their wedding was when her one year-old niece walked across the altar behind all the action, which was a beautiful reminder for her to let the stress over the small details go and to enjoy what’s really important about the day.

But for Molly and Tim, there was one important person that was unable to share this moment with them — Dawn, Tim’s mother. She had passed away suddenly three years before. But at their reception, the couple had created a signature drink, “Dawn’s drink,” which gave their family and friends the opportunity to take a moment to remember all of her love and support.

“The biggest thing I learned from planning a real wedding was that there are a lot of expectations for your wedding day, but when it comes down to it, you’re planning a big ol’ party to celebrate your love, so you should focus on what’s important to you.”

Dress: Maggie Sottero

Florist: Flowerama on Pacific

Photographer: Tin Box Weddings

Caterer: Scott Conference Center

Guests: 275

Find more photos of Molly and Tim’s big day on page 55 of our Wedding Essentials Magazine

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