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Real Wedding: Jenny Johnson & Robert Cocuzzo

Jenny Johnson vividly recalls the first time she laid eyes on Rob Cocuzzo. The couple met in October 2011 when Rob, a journalist, interviewed the local TV personality at an event she was emceeing on Nantucket. “When I’m in the mindset of hosting, it’s hard to divert my attention because my sole focus is on embracing and drawing in the crowd,” says Jenny, who currently costars on NESN’s Dining Playbook. “But I very much remember when Rob entered the tent, so much so that I can picture the hat that he was wearing.”

Clearly, the Massachusetts native made an impression on Rob, too. He asked a mutual friend for Jenny’s number and, by next October, the two were dating. After a few years of courtship, Rob—now the editor of Nantucket magazine—made a bold move: With a handwritten note, he invited Jenny on a surprise trip to Iceland. It was there, as the pair hiked one of the country’s highest peaks, that Rob popped the question.

For their wedding four months later, the couple planned an elegant celebration at the Boston Public Library, a venue with deep significance for Rob, who wrote part of his first book there. After exchanging original vows in the courtyard, the newlyweds joined friends and family for a cocktail-style reception in the Guastavino Room, where they shared one of their favorite moments of the night: singing Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” in unison with their guests. “We were connecting with these people that we love, admire, and cherish,” Jenny says. “It was magical.”


Photography by Hancer Photography.