Hudson + Molly Ford
From the moment I met Molly & Hudson to inquire about their engagement and wedding day, I knew something was so special about them. They have the kindest hearts and love people so intentionally. Their style is so simple, yet so loud. Molly & Hudson I have witnessed the many hearts you both have touched in this journey to love one another. I am so excited and can NOT wait to see where your story leads. Enjoy this OH so beautiful wedding as they share their heart of what they remember from this beautiful day. ( Follow Them Here Molly & Hudson )
Molly What Do You Remember About Your Wedding Day?
We had a beautiful January morning wedding. Downtown Tulsa opened a new event venue called The Bond. It is an open warehouse that used to be a bread factory. Windows are everywhere, so the room was flooded with light. EverSomething gave me a dream flower wall. That was one of my favorite things, it was gorgeous and served as our main decoration.
I loved my wedding day, it was full of peace and joy. I woke up in a house full of my family. My dad carried my dress and walked me to the car that morning, he is a sweet man and I loved that little moment. Hudson and I planned our wedding with intentionality, we didn't use a lot of wedding traditions. We made it our own, allowing everyone to experience our relationship and how we view life.
I loved being surrounded by my friends and family. Sweet people from all of the country stood in one room, celebrating a beautiful moment in our lives. We felt and continue to feel loved and supported. Hudson is the kindest man I know. I love his heart and how he communicates his love for me. We wrote our own vows and I will always remember that moment, his words of love echo in my heart. They stay with me as we live out our everyday life.
What advice would you give to couples preparing for marriage and singles desiring to be married?
If you feel pressure to get married, you need to take a step back. Whether that pressure is from family, friends or yourself. Being married is great but it is not the ultimate goal in life. I think we have made it seem that way, but there is so much more to experience and do. If you are anguish to jump into a relationship, I would challenge you to take some time and discover why you're feeling so anguish. The time will come and it will be wonderful, but focusing your attention on your current life is healthy.
With that being said, marriage truly is wonderful when it's in the correct timing. Hudson's dad told us at the beginning of our dating relationship that a healthy relationship has these three factors: t's with the right person, in the right time, and carried out in the right way. Marriage is challenging because you are giving up your singleness. You are now aware of every decision you make because it directly impacts someone you love. At the same time, it is full of support and love because you will always have someone who is in love with you to walk with you in life .It's a beautiful covent that God created and I would never want to take it for granted.
What are some things you learned from planning your wedding day and what advice would you give to other brides planning this big day?
I would advise to always walk in peace. Even if you have a million things on your check list, the stress isn't worth the quality time with your family, friends or fiancé. I would also advise people to allow the wedding to reflect your personality and relationship, giving room for your fiancé to plan and have a voice in the decisions. The last thing I would say is to make this day reasonable. Save money where you can and focus your money on the things that matter the most. Always focus on what matters, the rest will be in pictures, you will forget about the little details. Enjoy yourself, because its a moment you will never have again.
What recipe do you and your Hudson enjoy preparing together ?
Hudson and I have loved cooking with Blue Apron. They give you creative dishes with easy instructions and all of the measured out ingredients. We have made dishes from all over the world, we love it. Outside of Blue Apron, I think my favorite thing to make with Hudson is Curry and Rice. We love Asian food and this is always a win.
Receipt from Williams Sonoma Below:
- 2 lb. chicken breasts and/or thighs
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbs. corn or peanut oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 Tbs. curry powder
- 1 can (13 1/2 fl oz.) coconut milk, well shaken
- 1/2 cup water
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 large boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
- 2 carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
- Steamed rice for serving
Brown the chicken
Sprinkle the chicken pieces evenly with 1 tsp. of the salt. Warm a Dutch oven or large ovenproof fry pan over high heat until very hot and pour in the oil. Add the chicken, skin side down, and sear until crisp and brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Turn the pieces over and sear on the other side, 5 to 6 minutes more. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a plate.
Make the curry
Preheat an oven to 325°F.
Return the pan to high heat, add the onion, ginger and garlic and sauté until just tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and sauté for 10 seconds. Add the coconut milk, water, lemon juice and the remaining 1 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil, return the chicken pieces to the pan and simmer for 2 minutes. Cover tightly, transfer to the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and stir in the potatoes and carrots. Re-cover the pan, return it to the oven, and continue to cook until the potatoes and carrots are tender, about 30 minutes more. Uncover and cook for 10 minutes more to allow the curry to thicken. Serve immediately with steamed rice. Serves 4.