Molly Elizabeth Bringier Dye had just returned from a solo backpacking trip in Thailand when a friend invited her to Taco Tuesday at Shore Club in San Diego. Marcus Adam Kindelt was also invited to that gathering. The two started chatting and realized that they had a lot of the same interests. Deciding that she’d like to get to know Marcus better, Molly found him on Facebook and invited him get together and cook. He accepted the invitation, but there was one problem—Molly was a terrible cook! Fortunately, Marcus got out of work late the evening they were supposed to make dinner together, so they ended up ordering Thai food and sharing a bottle of red wine.

Because they were both 22 years old, neither was thinking about a lifelong commitment. They spent five and a half years growing into more mature adults and sharing adventures. One of those adventures was a trip to New Orleans in 2018. They fell in love with the French Quarter, so much that Molly remarked she’d love to get married in the city. 

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They both remembered this remark after Marcus surprised Molly one day following a hike with their dog, Millie. On their way home, he stopped by a park overlooking downtown San Diego and proposed. Molly had no idea it was coming but happily said yes! Soon after, they booked a trip to New Orleans to see if they could make their dream of marrying here into a reality.

Once they did a walkthrough of Brennan’s, they made up their minds. It was the perfect venue. On October 14, 2022, in the iconic New Orleans restaurant, the couple privately exchanged vows in personalized vow books created by Grey House Paper. The décor for the celebration that followed emphasized soft colors, with some pink and green elements to complement the aesthetic of the Chanteclair Room. 

Of course, a wedding at Brennan’s means incredible food! Favorite dishes were oysters and blackened fish, both of which paired beautifully with the couple’s signature cocktails—the Sazerac and the French 75. As they ate and drank, guests were impressed by the newlyweds’ eye for detail, which was evident in the custom cocktail napkins and custom menu cards.

Guests also received custom hankies for the second line led by the Kinfolk Brass Band. The second line added to the festive atmosphere of the evening, which also included a memorable first dance as husband and wife to “Until I Found You” by Stephen Sanchez.

The only thing missing from their big day was Millie. Because their beloved dog could not make the trip to New Orleans, Molly and Marcus decided to bring her along for their honeymoon. They drove up the California Coast, stopping in several cities. They later took a relaxing two-week trip to Italy. They live in San Diego, where Marcus is a firefighter with San Diego Fire and Molly owns an interior design firm, recently rebranded Molly Kindelt Interiors.  

Rehearsal Dinner Location: Napoleon House
Reception Décor: Antigua Floral, Nuage Designs
Coordinator: Brooke Casey Weddings
Celebrant: Rev. Steve Trahan with Sensational Ceremonies
Ceremony Music: Calfee Productions
Wedding Gown: Berta Bridal purchased through The Bustle Bridal Boutique in Del Mar
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Amsale purchased through Styled by TC in Brea, CA
Groom’s Attire: Custom Suit from Ascot Shop in La Jolla, CA
Groomsmen attire: Vera Wang from David’s Bridal
Engagement Ring: Brilliant Earth. La Jolla, CA
Bride’s Wedding Band: Bower’s Jewelers. La Jolla, CA
Groom’s Wedding Band: Bower’s Jewelers. La Jolla, CA
Florist: Antigua Floral
Favor: Gift bags delivered to each guest’s room with champagne, pralines and Brennan’s Aprons.
Invitation: Grey House Paper
Wedding Cake: La Louisiane Bakery
Photographer: Catherine Guidry
Hair and Makeup: Rachel Barbin