Coffee Break: Nashville Girl Finds Love in Line for Coffee
Most of us get our coffee fix due to a serious need for caffeine, but Jenna Tozzolina had her eye on the barista behind the counter. While it took Jason Moncivaiz, said barista and local musician, some time before he made his move, he eventually asked Jenna out, and the rest is history!
The wedding: Jenna and Jason were married on September 23rd, 2011 at The Red House in downtown Franklin. The intimate ceremony was attended by the couple’s closest friends and family, who witnessed the event from the comfort of The Red House’s couches, love seats and cozy chairs.
The ring: Stackable bands — one in white gold with diamonds and the other with chocolate diamonds — from Jared.
The flowers: Jenna carried a small bouquet of blush roses from A Petal for Your Thoughts in Spring Hill.
The look: “I had the vision for the dress, and my Mom made it happen!” Jenna enthuses. The strapless sweetheart dress featured a blush bustier top, sourced from a vintage top found online and dyed with Passion Tazo tea (a nod to how the couple met, as Tazo is the brand of tea that Starbucks serves). The ivory A-line skirt was made from Jenna’s mother’s wedding dress.
Jenna paired her dress with Jessica Simpson shoes from Marti and Liz (“Gotta love a deal!”) and a bracelet from J. Crew. The belt was created from a gold sequin scarf from Loft, which Jenna’s mother accented with tulle.
The cake: “My sister made a cake inspired by my all-time favorite white chocolate cake from a restaurant called Salty’s in my hometown of Seattle,” Jenna explains. “The restaurant provides the recipe online and my sister executed it perfectly. It was so beautiful — a simple circle cake covered in shreds of white chocolate and topped with blush roses that matched my bouquet.”
The photographer: “Matt Andrews — we absolutely loved him! He was a pleasure and captured all the great moments.”
The moment she’ll never forget: “Smashing wedding cake into each others face when we fed each other the cake!”
Advice for Nashville brides: “Weddings on a budget can be done! Just be creative, resourceful and always check online for the best deals,” Jenna recommends. “Make sure your wedding fits the personality of you and your groom. Your wedding should be exactly the way you want it to be, not how you think a wedding is “supposed” to be.”
Photo by Matt Andrews
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