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This Local Couple Celebrated Their Love at The Historic Andalusia Estate

By Alana Tosti | March 12, 2021 | People

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The bride and groom at Andalusia Estate Photographed by Ron Soliman

September 26, 2020

Ceremony & Reception: Andalusia Estate

Jessica Billings, a flight attendant and owner of Nudie Patooties, and Adam Blitzer, CEO of Softline Brand Partners, started off as friends who met while on a cruise ship during college spring break (while attending different schools). After maintaining a long-distance friendship, the duo decided to travel again, this time to South America. “We spent hours on buses and bikes and stayed at hostels along the way,” remembers Jessica, who was Miss Pennsylvania USA 2013. “Through all of our travels, our friendship grew into something more.”

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White orchids and hydrangeas were arranged by DFW Event Design for an elegant white and gold theme

The pair said “I do” in front of 32 guests at the most sentimental spot: the rose garden of Adam’s fourth great-grandfather, Nicholas Biddle’s Andalusia Estate. “We were the eighth generation to be married there,” says Jessica. As for the guests who couldn’t attend physically, the couple had a solution: “We livestreamed our ceremony and mailed gift boxes that included Champagne, Andalusia biscuits, and Pennsylvania Hershey’s Kisses,” says the bride. “It was really special to know that my grandmother in Missouri, my brother in Minnesota, and friends and family all over the world were celebrating with us at that moment.”


Personalized hand sanitizers were given to guests. Photographed by Ron Soliman
Personalized hand sanitizers were given to guests. Photographed by Ron Soliman

THE LIST

Wedding Planner David Atkinson, andalusiapa.org

Bride’s Gown Pnina Tornai, Kleinfeld, kleinfeldbridal.com

Bride’s Veil Toni Federici, Nordstrom, nordstrom.com

Bride’s Hair & Makeup Blushing Beauty by Nikki, blushingbeautybynikki.com

Florals DFW Event Design, dfweventdesign.com

Catering & Cake Catering by Design Events, cbdevents.com

Invitations Minted, minted.com

Rentals & Lighting DFW Event Design, dfweventdesign.com

Entertainment EastCoast Entertainment, bookece.com

Getaway Car Vintage Rolls-Royce, First Class Limos, firstclasslimos.com



Photography by: Ron Soliman