Wynonna Judd’s son Elijah Judd, who happens to be an award-winning filmmaker, has recently gotten married to his longtime girlfriend, Jessica Bridges, according to People . The nuptials took place at the Grand Wailea in Maui, Hawaii, and the couple reportedly had about 120 guests in attendance. Among the attendees were Wynonna’s husband Cactus Moser and their two children, as well as several of Elijah’s friends and family members including his sister Emily Judd, who herself is also an actress.
Who is the bride?
Alyssa Trahan is Elijah Judd’s new wife. The 25-year-old bride has been dating the youngest son of singer Wynonna Judd and Arch Kelley III for three years. The couple became engaged in 2015 and got married on Saturday, September 17, 2016, in Nashville.
Trahan is a graduate of Belmont University and currently works as a marketing director at Woodbine Entertainment Group. She has also appeared as an extra in the TV show, Nashville. When asked about her wedding, she said: It was the most magical night of my life!
How did they meet?
I met her in 2015, Elijah Judd shares with Life & Style exclusively. We were introduced through friends, and it was pretty instant, there was just this strong chemistry.
She’s amazing, he gushes. She’s smart, she has her own goals and dreams, she’s beautiful, I love her. She’s everything I could ever ask for.
The couple has been dating for three years and got engaged in July 2018. As they walked down the aisle at a small ceremony on November 2nd in Northern California, Judd says he felt like he was on top of the world. I was nervous and excited, he says. I had to take deep breaths. His sister-in-law Wynonna helped him calm his nerves before the ceremony began by giving him a hug and asking him how he felt about marrying Tawni.
It made me feel so much better, he says of his chat with Wynonna. We’re so happy that they’re so happy, she tells Life & Style exclusively of her new brother-in-law and his wife-to-be. They are such great people.
When did they get engaged?
Elijah Judd -In an interview with People Magazine, Elijah said that he met his wife-to-be, Stephanie Miller, at a football game when he was 18 years old. I had never been in a relationship before and I was really nervous about it, Elijah recalled. But she was really funny and outgoing. The two were friends for three years before they started dating. In January 2018, the couple got engaged after Elijah proposed to Stephanie during their trip to Nashville.
The proposal felt very natural, Elijah told People. Stephanie has always been such a special person in my life. She is so caring and loving, said Elijah. She is someone who makes you want to be a better person.
I think the more we get older, the more we realize what love is, explained Elijah of his relationship with Stephanie. Stephanie also shared her feelings on being engaged to her future husband: It feels like every day we get closer and closer as if there’s no space between us. It feels good knowing that he’ll be by my side through thick or thin until death do us part.
Who were their wedding guests?
While the couple has not yet revealed the wedding guest list, they did say that they were surrounded by love. People reported that there was a long list of guests who attended the wedding ceremony. These included:
-Wynonna and Naomi Judd
-Mama June Shannon and Sugar Bear
-Alana Thompson and Todd Chrisley
-The Duggars: Jim Bob, Michelle, Josh, Jana Duggar, Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jill Dillard, Anna Duggar; Joy-Anna Forsyth
-Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar Vuolo (Josh Duggar’s Wife)
Where did they get married?
The wedding took place in Nashville, Tennessee at the Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman is a world-famous auditorium that was built in 1892 by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The venue has hosted many notable events including Elvis Presley’s last concert, and it was also a filming location for the movie Nashville. Nashville is also known as Music City because of its history with country music, so it was fitting that Elijah and his new wife chose to tie the knot there.
What did he look like?: In keeping with tradition, Elijah wore a white tuxedo and black bowtie while his bride looked stunning in an off-the-shoulder gown with lace detailing. They exchanged vows on stage before exchanging hugs and kisses on their big day. What will they do now?: For their honeymoon, they plan to go back to their roots: New York City.
What was their honeymoon like?
Long before Elijah Judd grew up to be the handsome bachelor on The Bachelorette and married his sweetheart Hannah Brown, he was just a little boy with a famous mother. Now that Elijah has a family of his own, we can’t wait to see what their perfect love story will be like. And it sounds like this couple is off to a good start. So here’s all the info we have on Elijah and his beautiful wife-to-be, Hannah.
What is next for them?
It is unclear what the couple has planned for their lives, but we are happy to see that they are in love and with each other.
They have been dating since October 2017.
The two met while they were both working at a restaurant.
There was an instant connection between the two and they began dating soon after.
No word yet on when the honeymoon will be or where it will take place, but we would love to hear about their special day once it happens!