Molly & Edd

March 5, 2022 • New Orleans, LA, USA

Molly & Edd

March 5, 2022 • New Orleans, LA, USA

Our Story

Our Story

Picture of Our Story

Molly and Edd often say they are, “never rushing, never waiting, and always right on time,” on their journey through life. A mantra they adopt in the small moments like when a pair of seats at a crowded restaurant become available just as they arrive, to the big moments like finding their first home while in the neighborhood viewing a totally different house. So it is in the spirit of serendipity that we best capture Molly & Edd’s Story.


Molly and Edd first met on August 19, 2009 on move-in day at the University of Southern California. Despite their respective dormitories being nowhere near each other, through a series of random events Edd found himself on the 11th floor of Fluor Tower meeting Molly where a spirited debate regarding their respective hometowns of New Orleans and Detroit proved to be both their introduction and first debate. Molly won.


It would make sense that after their chance first encounter Molly and Edd’s romance would flourish from there, but despite being peers in a small program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, joining Greek chapters across the street from each other, and being literal next-door neighbors, Molly and Edd managed to wholly avoid ever really getting to know each other during their four years in undergrad. Upon reflection, they both agree this is for the best.


A little over a year after graduating from SC, Molly and Edd were early in their respective careers in the entertainment industry. At a time when they were both enjoying 80+ hour work weeks, comically low incomes, and the ennui of weighing if showbiz is really worth it, the two of them figured it was a great time to try dating each other. The dates were phenomenal, but the timing less so and they once again needed to spend a few more years finding themselves.


It was at the right time early in 2019 that serendipity brought Molly and Edd together for the last time. A chance New Orleans connection led to Molly and Edd having lunch, followed by Molly’s 8,000-mile solo road trip, and then their last first date on May 17 where they saw The Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Orpheum Theatre in downtown LA. The Perfect Date.


From that moment on, Molly and Edd’s love for each other blossomed and grew on shared road trips, culinary adventures, and all the many quiet moments in between. Edd had opportunities to introduce Molly to midwest culture - see: cold - and Molly had opportunities to introduce Edd to New Orleans culture - see: delicious - including their first Mardi Gras weekend together in 2020. Little did they know, just like the rest of the world, that this illustrious and magical experience would be one of their last times celebrating with friends in the streets for more than a year to come.


Molly and Edd spent the next six months living in quarantine together, where they thrived under the COVID pressure cooker, which only served to reenforce their vision of the future together. And so on October 3, 2020 under the guise of an otherwise ordinary road trip to Santa Barbara, Edd awkwardly pulled over on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway and asked Molly to marry him. She said, “Duh.” Soon thereafter, Molly and Edd bought their first home together in their newly beloved Eagle Rock neighborhood in Los Angeles, moving in together to start their next chapter in January, 2021.


Their wedding day on March 5, 2022 will mark over twelve years since their chance first meeting at USC, and while they may not have been together since that day they are forever grateful for the road that brought them back to New Orleans. A road where they were never rushing, never waiting, and always right on time.

Edd and Molly meet on USC move-in day

August 19, 2009

Edd and Molly meet on USC move-in day
Edd and Molly sit next to each other at USC Graduation with Guest Speaker Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. (Also pictured Bridesmaid Emily and Groomsman Aaron!)

May 17, 2013

Edd and Molly sit next to each other at USC Graduation with Guest Speaker Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. (Also pictured Bridesmaid Emily and Groomsman Aaron!)
Second First Date at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Los Angeles

May 17, 2019

Second First Date at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Los Angeles
Edd and Molly's first road trip together to San Francisco!

June 14, 2019

Edd and Molly's first road trip together to San Francisco!
Behind Home Plate at Dodger Stadium! Can't wait to go back to games!

August 25, 2019

Behind Home Plate at Dodger Stadium! Can't wait to go back to games!
Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl!

September 21, 2019

Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl!
Molly visits Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI for Thanksgiving 2019

November 27, 2019

Molly visits Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI for Thanksgiving 2019
Road Trip across the Southwest!

January 05, 2020

Road Trip across the Southwest!
Edd and Molly at the last Mardi Gras 2020 - See y'all at Mardi Gras 2022!

February 25, 2020

Edd and Molly at the last Mardi Gras 2020 - See y'all at Mardi Gras 2022!
Engaged on the side of Pacific Coast Highway en route to Santa Barbara

October 03, 2020

Engaged on the side of Pacific Coast Highway en route to Santa Barbara
Bendas and Goodmans celebrate Edd's 30th birthday in quarantine

October 17, 2020

Bendas and Goodmans celebrate Edd's 30th birthday in quarantine
Edd and Molly buy a house in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles!

December 24, 2020

Edd and Molly buy a house in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles!
So excited to celebrate with y'all!

March 05, 2022

So excited to celebrate with y'all!