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Nov 24, 2009 5:41 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Jennifer Lynn Jordan of Amagansett marries James Joseph Gorman of Chicago, Illinois

Nov 24, 2009 5:41 PM

Jennifer Lynn Jordan, daughter of Patricia Jordan Vigorita and John “Jay” Weaver Jordan II of Amagansett and Chicago, Illinois, was married in Chicago on September 26 to James Joseph Gorman, the son of Jeanne Gorman and John J. Gorman of Chicago. Father Timothy Scully, Congregation of the Holy Cross, of Notre Dame University performed the ceremony at the St. James Chapel in downtown Chicago. A reception followed at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, designed by the French architect Renzo Piano.

The bride, 28, attended the University of Notre Dame and met her husband while producing sports videos for national television. She is now the executive director of The Jordan Family Sports Foundation. The bridegroom, 38, attended the University of Utah, where he studied film and played for the baseball team. He is now an independent film producer.

The wedding party included the bride’s mother as matron of honor, the bride’s sister, Colby Jordan, five childhood friends from Poly Prep High School in Brooklyn, and three Notre Dame college friends. The bridesmaids wore individually designed dresses by Phillip Lim of New York in muted tones of lavender. Her cousins from Kansas, Mississippi and Arizona were greeters. The bride’s brothers, Vinny and Tommy Vigorita of Amagansett, served as ushers and escorted her grandmother, Kitty Johnson of Kansas, down the isle. Her brother and sister-in-law, J.W. and Megan Jordan of Indianapolis read 1st Corinthians.

The groom’s brothers, John and Michael, were his best men and five childhood and college friends were his groomsmen. Jim’s nieces and nephews were the gift bearers and the flower girl, Jordan Carlson, wore her own Phillip Lim dress.

The couple got engaged a year ago, on Labor Day, in Amagansett on the beach at Ms. Jordan’s mother and stepfather’s oceanfront home. After a year of long distance planning, the celebration began with an intimate rehearsal dinner at Gibson’s Steak House, hosted by the Gormans. The couple’s 300 guests then moved to an informal bowling party at the 10-Pin Bowling Lounge hosted by the Vigoritas. Saturday morning, the bride’s aunts and uncles from Kansas City and Chicago gave a pre-wedding brunch at the St. James Hotel.

The bride wore an elaborately ruffled Oscar de la Renta wedding gown and then changed into a lacy Monique Lhuillier dress for the reception. Their guests were treated to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the rooftop sculpture terrace with views of the Chicago skyline and then dinner and dancing in a purple haze of flowers designed by artist/floral designer Kate McCollum.

A surprise after party was arranged by the couple to treat their guests to dessert and a live rock concert by Big Head Todd, the band they listened to on their very first date.

The next morning, all the guests got to say goodbye and thank you at a brunch given by Tom and Diane Quinn of Lake Forest, Illinois, at the Peninsula Hotel.

The couple stayed a few days in Cabos, Mexico, but has postponed their honeymoon until after the Chicago winter settles in.

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This was the most beautiful wedding and bride I have ever seen!!! Loved the article and hope it gets published.
By PattyV1 (1), Amagansett on Nov 18, 09 2:49 PM