Molly Weisman and Justin Volk met at a New Year’s Eve party in 2014 planned by Molly’s sister in New York City. “Unbeknownst to me, my sister was hoping Justin and I would hit it off that evening. We did – and at midnight, Justin proposed to me with a Ring Pop,” smiles Molly. A few years later, Justin got down on one knee with a sparkling diamond ring at their home in Denver, Colorado.

Though they had initially planned their nuptials for Labor Day Weekend in 2018, Justin – an Apache pilot in the US Army – was unexpectedly deployed, so they pushed the wedding to Fourth of July Weekend in 2019. When the day finally arrived, friends and family gathered in the bride’s hometown for the nuptials that took place at The Cleveland Museum of Art, which provided plenty of natural light for the occasion.

The bride was stunning in a form-fitting gown featuring illusion details as she carried a hand-tied bouquet of a large ivory king protea bloom, ranunculus and lisianthus florals, and hydrangeas accented with ferns, vines, and tropical foliage designed by HeatherLily. Her groom was dapper in a tuxedo for the secular ceremony, which took place beneath an arch of tropical greenery. “I’ll never forget walking down the aisle,” shares Molly.

To continue the gorgeous and unique look into the reception, enormous palm fan leaves that had been imported for the event – as well as additional tropical foliage including monstera and aspidistra leaves – decorated the tablescapes. “Our centerpieces were flawless!” smiles the bride. Guests found their seats at gold or Lucite oval-back chairs for the sit-down dinner service, before hitting the mirrored dance floor to celebrate into the night.

In lieu of wedding cake, guests enjoyed a display of bite-size desserts such as chocolate-covered strawberries, miniature pecan pies, macarons, and more. “The most important aspect of our wedding was that our family and friends had a good time,” confirms Molly. “So we ensured the booze was flowing, the live band was jamming, the music was turned up, and the dance floor was packed.”