Anna Molteni and Zach Moore crossed paths while attending Auburn University but didn't reconnect until almost a decade later. He proposed in a pavilion in Percy Warner Park the day after Christmas 2018.
The couple married in June at Covenant Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Billy Cerveny officiating. The bride's gown was a Liancarlo design of white and blush shimmer tulle with a satin sash. Her bouquet was by Knestrick by Design. Her bridesmaids' dresses were in various styles of dove gray by JJ Designs. Anna and Zach chose to use the same altar kneeler from her parents' wedding ceremony in 1980. The wedding music was bysoloist Carly Fair and Russell Davis, and Anna's father surprised her with a solo of "Panis Angelicus" in keeping with a family tradition.
The reception was at War Memorial Auditorium. Sam Levine played for cocktail hour on the Legislative Plaza.Dinner was catered by Kristen Winston, and dancing to the music of Simply Irresistible followed. The wedding cake was lemon and raspberry by Dessert Designs, and the groom's cake was a salute to Auburn University made of chocolate truffles.
Decorations were by Please Be Seated, Quest Drape, Jim Knestrick and Nashville Event Lighting. Also on board were Jayne Bubis Events, Dallas Wilson Wedding Films, The Dotted Line,The Balloon Guy and Paint Your Event. The bride said, "The incredible vendors, caterer, event planners, musicians and designers made the wedding beautiful, enjoyable and unique to my personal taste."
Following a wedding trip to Mexican all-inclusive resort Unico Riviera Maya, the newlyweds returned to Nashville where Anna, who holds a masters in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice, and Zach is a hotel broker.
Their parents are Beth and Tom Molteni of Nashville and Merry Lee and Thomas Moore of Peachtree Corners, Georgia.
Photographs by Nathan Westerfield