John and Emily

How We Met

Growing up in a small town, everyone seemed to know everyone. Little did I know, just a short distance away lived my future husband John. Since our paths had never crossed, a few mutual friends had the idea of getting us together. It all started casually on social media where John reached out and requested to be “friends”. Since we shared a lot of mutual friends, and he appeared to be super handsome, I accepted.

A short while later, John decided to message me something which I will never forget. He said, “I was just wanting to say high…”. Of course, to this day, he has never lived down how he misspelled “Hi”! When I came home from college one weekend, all of our friends decided to get together. This is when I first met John and I instantly knew there was going to be something very special about this guy!

How He Asked

Throughout our time dating, John and I loved adventures and traveling. We decided to plan a ski trip with some of our closest friends to Colorado. When we first arrived at Breckenridge, we were too early for check-in, so we decided to explore the beautiful town. John suggested we should all go check out the Breckenridge Whiskey Distillery.

Everyone agreed that was a perfect way to get our trip started off right! When we arrived, the host informed us there was a complimentary whiskey tasting event on the outdoor patio, and of course, I was down for that! The “bartender” prepared some of their finest whiskey shots for our whole group and shared a little bit about each whiskey. After tasting several samples, the “bartender” said “I’ve actually got one more special blend I want you to try” As our friends quietly backed away, she pulled out a tasting board with a personalized bottle that said “I was just wanting to say High…”, a picture of the first night we met, and amazing flasks engraved “Future Mrs. Molle” and “Mr. Molle”.

At this point, I was overcome with emotion and realized that something incredible was about to happen. John held me by my hand and dropped down to his knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said YES! I was completely taken by surprise that John had planned such a perfect proposal. It was very special to be surrounded by our friends and amazing that they were able to keep his secret. After all of the excitement, we went to Lake Dillion and watched the most beautiful sunset. This was one adventure we will cherish for a lifetime.

Photographer:  Melissa & Beth // Floral Designer: Jae Le Mae // Event Venue: Breckenridge Distillery // Bakery:Nothing Bundt Cakes // Paper Props: Little Yellow Leaf // Equipment Rentals: Plank and Pearl // Event Planner: Pretty and Planned