International Love Story Celebrated in the Pittsboro Countryside

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Molly Parks and Sean Barrett’s special day at Het Landuis was full of personal touches

By Valeria Cloës | Photography by Katie Adcox

Sean Barrett and Silk Hope native Molly Parks first met in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, in May 2016 in what could have been a movie scene.

Sean, an oil rig worker from Revelstoke, British Columbia, met Molly, a Philadelphia-based flight attendant, on the beach. Molly said it was love at first sight. “We spent the first weekend falling in love over street tacos, surfing, piña coladas and fishing trips with friends,” she says.

Their long-distance relationship changed in March 2021 when Sean surprised Molly on the Twin Lakes Golf Course in Chapel Hill. She discovered an engagement ring on the ball in the tee box on the third hole.

The wedding ceremony was held on May 14, 2022, at Het Landhuis, where 175 friends and family members, including 60 Canadian guests, gathered. Molly’s mom, Robin “Birdie” Gerringer Stevens, worked with Christina Verwoerdt-Solanto from A Classical Memoir to make the couple’s dream day come true. Each of Molly’s four brothers – Rick ParksPreston ParksGarrett Parks and Russell Parks – took turns walking her down the aisle in honor of their late father, Tommy Parks.

Guests enjoyed dinner beneath a pecan tree and danced by the pond. Sean’s favorite moment was riding away with Molly in Tommy’s 1970 Chevy Malibu.

Sean and Molly, an alumna of Jordan-Matthews High School and Meredith College, reside in Revelstoke with their dog, Daisy, a rooster and 25 hens.


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