States Apart: East and West Coasters Find Love

May 2012

During a sunny spring break in California, Jersey-born Erin Smith met Cali boy Josh Mock through a mutual friend, Eric, who Erin lovingly calls “eHarmony.”    

“The minute we met, some deep part of each of us was keenly aware of the other, as though we were not strangers,” Erin says. They stayed in touch online, and on the evening of her graduation party, she confessed her feelings, and Josh did the same. He moved to Nashville less than a year later.

She thought Josh would propose during Christmas, but he surprised her after a drive home with a white gold Claddagh ring, the Irish wedding ring, with a heart made from aruby and an emerald, the couples’ birthstones. “With the closeness to the holidays, I was shocked at the ‘early’ proposal and exclaimed, ‘It’s just a Wednesday!’ Then I started to cry and said that of course I’d marry him,” she gushes.

The Wedding: The couple was married during a traditional Catholic Mass ceremony at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Germantown area of Nashville.

The reception: The fun-filled reception took place at Marathon Village.

The dress: Erin chose an old Hollywood, mermaid-cut dress, and accented her simple look with a vintage brooch and bolero.

The look: Michael and Giovanni from Trim on 12 South did Erin’s hair and makeup. “Both were absolutely amazing! My hair had an old Hollywood look with pin curls and a beautiful feather and pearl fascinator,” Erin explains.

The accessories: She exuded Hollywood glam in her accessories with patent leather and ivory lace oxfords from Urban Outfitters, pearl earrings, and her grandmother’s charm bracelet.

The cake: Guests satisfied their sweet tooth with a collection of desserts from Cupcake Collection, Sweet 16th and a gluten-free lemon cake from Aunt April’s Bakery.

The food:  “We catered a full turkey and ham Thanksgiving dinner from Down South Delights,” Erin says.

The photographer: Becca Yager Photography

The first dance: Live recording of Bruce Springsteen’s cover of “Jersey Girl” by Tom Waits.

Any advice for Nashville brides?: “Never be afraid to be original. If certain traditions don’t appeal to you, don’t do them,” Erin advises. “Try to enjoy the process and make memories of the planning period. Make sure to ask for help from friends and family anywhere possible, because you will need it.”



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