Gillian Jayson, a school art teacher, and William Graves, a portfolio manager at a hedge fund, were "just friends" until a romance developed. The coupe dated long-distance (she in NYC; he was in Wisconsin) for a year. In the summer of 2010, Will moved to NYC, and during a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, he professed his love for her. The following summer he proposed on the Pont des Arts spanning the Seine in Paris.
Both avid sailors, the couple married in a nautical-themed celebration at Gillian's parents' waterfront home in Connecticut, on July 28, 2012, in front of 185 guests.
Wedding Production: Alison Events Planning & Design
Catering: On the Marc
Flowers: Flowers & Flowers
Wedding Photography: Mel Barlow & Co.
Officiant: Reverend John Livingston of the United Church of Rowayton Sationery: Lion in the Sun
Calligraphy: Cathy Volpe for Lion in the Sun
Desserts: Dough Girl Baking Company
Music: Eric Nicolas & One Love for Elan Artist
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.
Tent and Lighting: Sperry Tents
Bride’s Gown: Elizabeth Fillmore
Accessories: J.crew (wellies); Prada (sandals)
Hair: Michelle Leone from Fredric & Company
Makeup: Andrea Bunny Clark from Laura Mercier
Groom’s Attire: Giorgio Armani (suit, shirt, tie); Seize Sur Vingt (shoes) Menswear: Vineyard Vines (ties)