Jessica & Christopher: A #Gildedbride Story

Our #gildedbride Jessica just GLOWED in her stunning Aria gown from designer Limor Rosen. You can see the love and joy in Jessica and Christopher’s faces as they celebrated their marriage at the ever so chic Umstead Hotel. We’re so excited to share some snapshots from their gorgeous day – and keep scrolling, that last pic is our favorite!

Jessica & Christopher | May 5, 2018 | The Umstead Hotel & Spa, Cary NC

Photographer: Anagram Photo

GILDED: How did you and your spouse meet? What’s your story?

JESSICA: We were set up on a blind date! Our first date was at the restaurant Taste and
we spent the evening enjoying tapas, drinking wine and getting to know each
other. The rest, as they say, is history!

GILDED: What did you love most about your wedding celebration? What are some of your
favorite details or special moments?

JESSICA: Aside from being surrounded by our closest family and friends, our outdoor ceremony was one of our favorite parts of the wedding. The weather was perfect and Watered Garden Florist created an ethereal space for our nuptials. We incorporated a few Irish traditions such as “hand fasting” – this is where the phrase tying the knot comes from! We also had an Irish blessing at the end of our ceremony. We danced the night away on the dance floor with the help of The Shakedown Band!

GILDED: Did you have a honeymoon? Where did you go and what was your favorite part?

JESSICA: Yes! We went to Jamaica for our honeymoon. The Jamaican people treated us
like family and it was so nice finally being married and enjoying the beauty of
Seven Mile Beach. We went deep sea fishing and horse-back riding on the

GILDED: What advice do you have for brides looking for their wedding dress?

JESSICA: Don’t be afraid to try on different styles! I came to Gilded Bridal thinking I knew exactly what I wanted (an off-white mermaid style gown.) When Natalee pulled the Aria gown by Limor Rosen and said “try this, it will look great on you!” – the moment I stepped into the dress we all knew it was the one! I never would have picked it but thanks to their amazing team, I ended up with a dress, veil, and comb by Emma Katzka that exceeded my wildest dreams and expectations.