Nashvillian Mary "Molly" Saint and Max Sung from Columbus, Ohio, met in 2015, while they were both working for tech company Squarespace in New York. They were friends at first and began dating in January 2017. Max proposed in November 2018 on a pier overlooking the East River and Manhattan skyline at sunset. "He executed my perfect daytime date," said Molly, "with all my favorite weekend activities: a leisurely brunch, a walk through Central Park, a trip to the Museum of Modern Art and cocktails at the Plaza Hotel."
They married in October 2019 in the garden at Belle Meade Plantation with the Rev. Mark DeVries officiating and the Jay Vern Trio providing wedding music. Leaves fell gently from the trees, and as Molly processed down the aisle with her father to "When the Saints Go Marching In," her veil fell off after being caught on a boxwood. "We had to stop the ceremony to put the veil back on," said Molly "but it just fell off again. Third time was the charm." The couple's rescue puppy, Waffles, was flower dog.
For the wedding, the bride wore a 12-layer ball gown by Dennis Basso. For the reception in the carriage house, she changed into a beaded wrap dress by ASOS design. Branches did all the flowers, Flavor catered the Southern supper, Billie Mochow designed the cake and Anita Hogan helped plan everything. Burning Las Vegas played for dancing all night with Domino's delivering pizza directly to the dance floor toward the end of the reception. The party continued at the Wildhorse Saloon until closing time.
The newlyweds took a quick, three-day getaway to St. Thomas, to be followed later this year by a three-week trip to the Maldives and Bali. They have recently relocated to Nashville, where Molly, a graduate of Harpeth Hall and Boston College, is senior marketing manager at Chainalysis Inc., and Max, an alumnus of Ohio State University, is assistant vice president for digital experience operations at AllianceBernstein. Their parents are Anne and Mike Saint of Franklin, Tennessee, and Lillian and Winston Sung of Columbus.
Photographs by Paul Woo, Wandering Woo Photography