Josh Mozena of Peoria, Arizona, shared this great story and photos with us from his Templeton Rye toast with his groomsmen on his wedding day.
I wanted to share this story and some pictures with you to show my appreciation for “The Good Stuff” on our memorable day.
My wife Sarah and I live in Peoria, AZ, but were both born and raised in Dubuque, IA. We got married this past May in Dubuque. As the day was approaching I was trying to think of something memorable to do with my groomsmen. I chose to do a toast to the guys that were sharing this day with me, and I wanted to toast with a drink that had roots in Iowa, the same as all the men in our wedding. I chose Templeton Rye.
I must say one of the toughest parts of preparing for our wedding was trying to find a bottle of Templeton Rye. After driving around town for an afternoon I remembered a friend of mine worked at the Hy-Vee liquor department and might be my last chance. We discovered right away when we walked in the store that they were, of course, out of Templeton Rye. I asked my friend when they usually get their shipment in, but he was uncertain if they had any coming in before our wedding on Saturday. Fate was on our side, as he called me Friday morning and had a bottle waiting for me. I was set.
I want to let you know that I did get to do my toast, as you’ll see in the pictures. My initial thought was to never take a drink from the bottle again, but now that I see how much is left, I’ve decided to I’ll take a shot from it for the milestone anniversaries of our special day, while I take in all the memories.
I’d like to thank you for the memories and those to come with my bottle of Templeton Rye.
Congratulations to Josh and Sarah Mozena. Thanks for toasting with “The Good Stuff” on your wedding day and for sharing these special memories with us. We wish you many more special memories to come. Cheers!