By Lucie Willsie
November 18, 2013
Jessica Frank Lang of Washington, D.C., and Matthew Gerald Simmons of Winston-Salem, exchanged vows on Nov. 4, 2013, at The Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee, Fla. Fr. Christian Winkeljohn officiated.
The bride graduated from The Maclay School in Tallahassee, Fla. She earned a bachelor’s with distinction in 2003 from UNC-Chapel Hill. and then went to the University of Georgia School of Law.
She is an attorney and in-house counsel for The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
The bride’s parents are Alan and Laura Lang of Waynesville, her father and stepmother, and Deborah Frank of Tallahassee, Fla., her mother.
The bridegroom graduated from East Surry High School in 2000 and received a bachelor’s from UNC-Chapel Hill.
He works at Pike Electric LLC as the region vice president.
His parents are Audie and Mary Faye Simmons of Mount Airy.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Alan Lang.
The maid of honor Marisa Rosen of Orlando, Fla.
Rosemary Evans of Tallahasse was the matron of honor.
The bridesmaids were Sarah Alves of Washington, DC; Kimberly Sexton of Washington, DC; Margaret Wright of Washington, DC; and Megan Kiernan, stepsister of the bride, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Elizabeth Oscar of Tallahassee.
The best man was Audie Simmons, the father of the groom, of Mount Airy.
The groomsmen were Justin Simmons, brother of groom, of Mount Airy; Benjamin Barbee of Greensboro; John Paschal of Raleigh; Kelly Lang, brother of the bride, of San Diego, Calif.; and Maximilian Lang, brother of the bride, of Nashville, Tenn.
The reception was held at the Goodwood Museum and Gardens in Tallahassee.
The newlyweds will live in Winston-Salem.