Jessica LyDawn Wilson and Joshua Benjamin Gross were united in marriage Oct. 22, 2011. The destination wedding was held at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Tom Erickson officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Pamela Anderson Wilson of Parkersburg and Richard Wilson of Charleston. She is the granddaughter of Rosetta Anderson Dawson of Parkersburg and Sarasota and Ruth Wilson Jacobs of Charleston.
The groom is the son of Jeffrey and Tina Gross of Fairfax, Va. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Rosenfeld of California.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was escorted to the altar by her father. The bride wore a mermaid ivory tulle bridal gown featuring a sweetheart neckline with a beaded and embroidered bodice trailing down the hips to fram the back-dropped waist. A textured tulle and organza skirt with chapel-length train finished the silhouette. A fingertip veil completed her ensemble. She carried a bouquet of champagne roses and hydrangeas.
Megan Harish of Parkersburg, friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Joy Fleagle Hoar of Columbus, college roommate of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Brandi Edwards of Terra Haute, Ind., cousin of the bride; Michelle Nutter of Parkersburg, friend of the bride; and Franchesca Musick of Alexandria, Va., college roommate of the bride.
The bridesmaids wore champagne chiffon one-shoulder floor-length gowns and carried bouquets of ivory and pale pink roses. Flower girls were Althea and Zoe Koskey, honorary cousins of the bride.
Best man was Jon Gross of Orlando, Fla., brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Gayle Bailey of Fairfax, Va., friend of the groom; Neil Buzzard, of Pittsburgh, Pa., friend of the groom; Chad Amodio, of Charlotte, N.C., friend of the groom; and Michael Cambell of Columbia, Md., friend of the groom. Ringbearer was Finn Kramer, cousin of the groom.
The balcony was decorated with urns of roses and hydrangeas and greenery.
The bride's brother, Dr. Zachary Wlson, sang, "I Will Be Here." The bride and groom exchanged vows and participated in a sand ceremony followed by the breaking of the glass.
Dinner was served in the Aquela Ballroom.
The bride is a 2010 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in fashion design and merchandising. She works at Walt Disney World and Make-A-Wish of Orlando, Fla.
The groom is a 2008 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. He is employed by Eaton Corporation as a sales engineer.
Following a honeymoon to China and Hong Kong, the couple live in Orlando.