Brooke Molnar and Chris Mallin

Brooke Molnar and Chris Mallin

Married October 15, 2011 in New Jersey

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Bride and Groom

Brooke Molnar is a teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, originally from Holmdel, N.J. and Chris Mallin is an operations manager at Honeywell International, originally from Roanoke, Va. 

The wedding

Oct. 15, 2011, ceremony at Tower Hill Presbyterian Church in Red Bank, N.J.; reception at Bayonet Farm in Holmdel, N.J.

How they met

They met at Delaware Beach and it was love at first sight. 

First date

The couple went out for pizza and then got ice cream and walked along the Georgetown water front. 

The proposal

Chris proposed on Cinco de Mayo. He had come over after grad school class and the couple was discussing travel to one of Brooke's friend's weddings. That year, she had attended 11 weddings, so it was a common topic. Jokingly, she said, "Well, we are never going to get married" when referring to the large cost of travel to this one wedding. Chris said "Want to bet? How much?" and Brooke who doesn't like to loose bets said "OK" and offered $50. Chris proceeded to propose and it was one bet Brooke was glad she had lost. Chris did not collect the $50. 

What she loves most about him

"His sense of humor."

What he loves most about her

"Her fun and loving personality."

Wedding Theme


Number of people who attended


What made the day special

Fall is the bride's favorite time of year and the weather that day was ideal. The next weekend, it snowed. 

Favorite moment of the day

The bride's college field hockey team surprised her by making an arch with their sticks as the couple exited the church.

Favorite detail

Bobbing for apples in the horse trough


The dress had been Brooke's mother's and it was purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York city. 


Chocolate cake with chocolate icing, made by Debbie Mumford


Jenelle Kappe Photography

The honeymoon

Maui, Hawaii


Craig Kiely and Darryn Murphy Designs


Creative Parties in Bethesda, Md.



Hair and makeup

Depascal Artistry, Christina Depascal


Paul David Rentals


Dr. David Vitberg, a friend of the bride and groom, played the piano during the ceremony.

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