By Olivia Kappler | Photographs from Kristy Wilson Photography

Who knew love could be found between a coffee machine and a rack of donuts? Alana Bergamasco and Joshua Wenk met as coworkers at Dunkin’ Donuts at just 16 years old. Even though it was frowned upon to date coworkers, they did it anyway! “We always laugh about it now, but back then it felt like we were such rebels,” says Alana. After a little over five years of dating, Josh surprised Alana with a trip to Nashville where he proposed among a sea of flowers in Centennial Park. While in Nashville, they met singer/songwriter, Brian James, who they flew up to sing at their wedding ceremony at The Edgewood Club. Their rustic, timeless wedding theme was accented with blush, gold, and other neutral colors, along with vintage furniture from Vintage Alley Rentals. To commemorate how they first met, the couple gave away donuts from Peace, Love and Little Donuts as wedding favors. Alana advises future brides to really engage themselves while they plan their special day and try not to rush the process. “Being engaged was so much fun! Visit as many venues as you want and try on as many wedding gowns that you possibly can because this is a once in a lifetime moment.”


VENDORS

Accommodations: Fairmont Pittsburgh
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Caterer: First Class Caterers
Ceremony & Reception: The Edgewood Club
Entertainment: Brian James
Favors: Peace, Love and Little Donuts
Florist: Ann’s Floral Designs
Hair & Makeup: Pure A Salon
Honeymoon: Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
Jewelry: Casa D’Oro
Linens: Lendable Linens
Photographer: Kristy Wilson Photography
Planner: Ron Gallagher Events
Rentals: Vintage Alley Rentals; Elegant Chair Cover Designs


Alana’s two sisters and two nieces served as bridesmaids, while Alana’s brother, Joshua’s best twin brother, and Joshua’s best friend were groomsmen. The couple kept their guest list to 140, and Alana says, “I come from a very large Italian family, so it could have easily turned into having over 200 guests!”

“It was so beautiful and timeless,” Alana says of their “naked” cake, comprised of white almond batter with raspberry filling, red velvet batter with cream cheese filling, and white almond batter with cherry-walnut filling. “I’m so happy we went with a simple design!”

The bride chose a layered Hayley Paige dress, which she jazzed up with a crystal belt that matched her stunning headpiece. “I felt like a total princess,” Alana says. “It was even more than I ever dreamed of!”

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